help me think of more names (not for the faint hearted)

(61 Posts)
bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 19:26:48

So... this is my "short" list.... looking for any suggestions of names I might also like based on these.
Bear in mind I'm not asking for people to rate these names I've already picked out, but to suggest others I might want to add wink (and yes, I know that won't stop you grin )

Boys:
Cosmo
Augustus
Beau
Jesse
Lars
Levi
Sebastian

Girls:
Frances
Zelda
Mavis
Leonora
Emmeline
Astrid
Clementine
Isadora
Violet
Miranda

Crispin
Wyatt

Myrtle
Lillian

Coupon Fri 11-Oct-13 19:30:46

Rufus
Dominic
Orlando
Reuben
Saul

Daphne
Beatrice
Anneliese
Natasha
Coralie

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 11-Oct-13 19:31:34

Emmett
Emerson
Linus

Edith
Pearl
Primrose
Georgiana

niffernaffer Fri 11-Oct-13 19:34:15

Aubrey
Soren
Corin

Mabel
Etta
Rae

DespicableMa Fri 11-Oct-13 19:34:27

Luther
Maxim

Stella
Nova
Celeste

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 11-Oct-13 19:36:12

Some more:
Arabella
Allegra
Georgia
Cassandra

Cassius
Sirius

ClaudiaWinklepants Fri 11-Oct-13 19:38:40

Pip
Sebastian
Claude

Greta
Lena
Elsa

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 19:40:40

ooh one of my other children's names been suggested already grin

some good suggestions... some I had on previous lists and some been vetoed by DP before (damn him)

BikeRunSki Fri 11-Oct-13 19:46:15

Zebulon
Malachi
Evan
Eben
Ambrose
Emile
Kieran
Rex

Rosita
Carmen
Marla
Gaia
Lorelei
Ania
Siobhan
Lausanne
Lenora
Kristen or Kirsten

MaeBea Fri 11-Oct-13 19:46:58

Boys:
Albin
Kester/Kit (problem as I am not keen on Christopher but like both)
Ziggy
Bruno
Jerome

Girls:
Delphine
Ramona
Constance
Clarice
Averil
Tessa

humblebumble Fri 11-Oct-13 20:06:50

Tristan
David
Quintin
Callan
Anton
Zachary
Linus
Micah
Ellis

Claire
Siena
Chloe
Ada
Audrey
Ellie
Wren
Maya
Willa

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 20:12:12

wishful and humble Linus is the best name ever. we already used that for DS1 grin
Cassius and Rex also awesome, but taken by a friend

updated list: (i'm quite fussy, but some have made it on wink )

Boys:
Cosmo
Augustus
Beau
Jesse
Lars
Levi
Sebastian
Rufus (maybe. I had this on my list before and then removed it, but maybe!)
Soren
Kester

Girls:
Frances
Zelda
Mavis
Leonora
Emmeline
Astrid
Clementine
Isadora
Violet
Miranda
Lillian
Beatrice
Primrose
Ramona

TeamEdward Fri 11-Oct-13 20:16:40

Rollo
Austin

Gladys
Cornelia

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 20:20:52

yep, Jesse is one of my faves atm.

not sure I can do Raphael with DS2's name?

VerySmallSqueak Fri 11-Oct-13 20:21:52

I know I'm not allowed but I can't resist urging you to use Levi or Astrid. wink

And to justify posting I offer you Nathan,and Peta.

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 20:22:25

if you want to rate them in a good way that's fine wink

TruthSweet Fri 11-Oct-13 20:35:44

Sorrell
Dido
Alys
Alya
Lorelei

Rafe

cafecito Fri 11-Oct-13 20:37:38

Aurelius
Luciano
Henry
Hugo

Aurelia
Aurelie
Aurora
Lucia
Juliana

cafecito Fri 11-Oct-13 20:38:03

Oh

Araceli for a girl

Swangirl Fri 11-Oct-13 20:38:44

Boys
Odin
Leonidus
Kane
Jet
Girls
Ethel
Georgina
Paige
Ziva

cafecito Fri 11-Oct-13 20:39:07

Nicolas

and

Clara

Artandco Fri 11-Oct-13 20:45:13

Leon
Florian
Otto
Thorsten
Dillon

Dahlia
Thalia
Esmerelda
Juliet
Ada

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

magicstars Fri 11-Oct-13 21:07:36

Levi
Sebastian

Astrid
Violet

cantthinkofagoodone Fri 11-Oct-13 21:13:00

Austin(ozzy), Amadeus, Caesar

Lydia, nicolette, Ophelia

Mim78 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:16:16

Out of interest, what I DS2's name that cannot go with Raphael?

Just wondering if it is the same reason why I have doubts about using this name, which is otherwise my favourite.

Xavier for a boy?

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 21:27:13

Mim, it's Gabriel smile

baskingseals Fri 11-Oct-13 21:35:43

Conrad

Constantin

Jocelyn - Joss as a nickname

Sholto

Rita

Gloria

Roxanne

Honor

Lois

Stella

Gabriel is my favourite boys name. I love it so much and held out for five weeks and six days in a stand off with dh. Sadly I lost.

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 21:57:47

ooh I like Joss, but as a boys name

bundaberg Fri 11-Oct-13 21:58:05

you will have to have another baby Basking, so you can use Gabriel

baskingseals Fri 11-Oct-13 22:05:12

Yes, Joss is a boys name, a very cool one IMHO.

Have you got any more for your list?

RalphtheTimid Fri 11-Oct-13 23:26:05

Bosco
Lysander

Beryl
Zena

Mim78 Sat 12-Oct-13 08:34:14

Yes, that is exactly the same question mark that I have for Raphael/Rafael!

Sorry I"m not actually helping you much!

Anjou Sat 12-Oct-13 20:54:27

That's a good short list, Bundaberg. Cosmo is the best name for a boy. Ever. Can you tell I have one?! Apologies for any repeats of what other posters have put, but here's my two penneth ...

Constantin
Kit
Ivo
Spike
Iggy
Sholto
Magnus
Taliesin
Jago
Ziggy
Wolfie
Ivar
Soren
Caspar
Idris
Struan
Hugo
Miro
Valentin
Nikolai
Conrad
Ludo/Ludovico

Angharad
Artemis
Astrid
Blythe
Danika
Etain
Inez
Juno
Nico
Seren
Valentina

mathanxiety Sun 13-Oct-13 07:16:53

Vita
Mirabel
Cosima
Marit
Frieda
Aphra
Pernilla
Drusilla
Mahalia
Mila

Hamish
Coleman
Fergus
Casimir
Owen
Holden
Asher
Axel
Jude
Patrick

sonniebonnie Sun 13-Oct-13 07:58:22

Austin
Quentin

Anya
Greta

AndThatsWhatIThinkOfYou Sun 13-Oct-13 08:45:32

Augustus
Jesse. ---- love these!!

Not sure. on the girls names Marianne? Amelie?

MortifiedAdams Sun 13-Oct-13 08:47:54

Travis

Hester

Oriunda Sun 13-Oct-13 08:49:09

I have a Cosmo! So pleased to see someone having it on their short list!

bundaberg Sun 13-Oct-13 20:16:04

ahh so many people on my wavelength! def a few more here to add to the list :-D

lovely to hear a couple of you have a Cosmo too, was preparing myself for some slating over that one

AgathaPinchBottom Sun 13-Oct-13 20:57:36

Clement, willoughby, Raffety, Marcel

Lydia, Vita, Vida, Decca,

You should talk to FRIGG you seem to have similar taste in names.....

I offer

Arlo
Asher

Erika
Vida

x post!

Anjou Wed 16-Oct-13 12:56:44

When are you due, bundaberg? I meant to say in my last post, let us know what you go for!

Vashti
Meryl
Freya

Conrad
Lewis
Torin

Blaise for either

PrawnWidge Wed 16-Oct-13 13:55:23

Ludlow

Merryn

Eric
Bertram
Elijah

Veronica
Marilla
Alanna

mathanxiety Thu 17-Oct-13 02:36:27

Vanessa

Ludovic

BelleOfTheBorstal Thu 17-Oct-13 02:41:58

May I offer:
Hebe
Margot
Bertram
Hadrian

hatsybatsy Thu 17-Oct-13 10:01:41

Irene
Dorothea
Persephone

Gregor
Quentin
Lucius

lottiegarbanzo Thu 17-Oct-13 10:14:56

Answering before reading further:

Beatrice
Celestine
Ursula
Hespera
Sybil
Louisa

Theodore
Kier
Isaac
some other less common Old Testament ones that don't spring to mind right now, like Ezekiel or Shadrach but probably not those.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 17-Oct-13 10:26:23

Also, I do think you've got some really good ones on your lists already.

Zelda jumps out at me today, really distinctive, strong but pretty, unusual but difficult to mispronounce or mis-spell. I can only think of Zelda Fitzgerald whose life story was very tempestuous and sad but her book 'Save Me the Waltz', which she wrote in six weeks, while FS spent years toiling over 'Tender is the Night', is fantastic, almost as good, just far less even and polished. So I think of her as rather amazing.

I like Joss too but do think it has to be Jocelyn.
Also like Ludovic and Corin, also Malachi.
Levi makes me think there's a seam of interesting Jewish names you might like.

Cocolikeschocolate Thu 17-Oct-13 11:29:53

Girls: Lilibet, Purdey, Sabrina, Luciana
Boys: Egidio, Guido, Celeste

bundaberg Mon 28-Oct-13 20:27:43

arhgh, so sorry I didn't come back to this until now! had a lot going on and couldn't find space in my head to be thinking ofmore baby names... until now!

this is my current list... just going to go back through more recent posts and see if there is anyhting else i want to add grin

boys:
Cosmo
Augustus
Beau
Jesse
Lars
Levi
Sebastian
Joss
Skyler

Girls:
Frances
Zelda
Mavis
Leonora
Emmeline
Astrid
Clementine
Isadora
Violet
Miranda
Alice (dp made me put this one)

bundaberg Mon 28-Oct-13 20:29:43

am not due til april, so have plenty of time to agonise over this wink

i realise i should probably be creating a shorter list rather than a longer one... but i'd hate to miss out on the best.name.ever

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bundaberg Tue 29-Oct-13 14:24:40

i think dp vetoed Jesse the last couple of times! but we'll see wink

ZenNudist Fri 01-Nov-13 07:13:29

Like this thread for unusual name ideas. I looked up the huge list of Shakespearean names. There's a treasure trove of great names there.

I'm considering Conrad should baby number 2 be a boy.

bundaberg Sat 02-Nov-13 21:45:21

conrad is very cool. had it on my list for ds3!

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