We have a shortlist.

(51 Posts)
nevergoogle Sun 10-Nov-13 18:36:48

We had a family vote excluding any name that DH and I didn't both like and let the kids throw in their preferences too.

3rd Baby.
No theme to DS's names, one scottish with gaelic spelling, one hippy nature name.
Last name is one of the star signs. V.




Wishfulmakeupping Sun 10-Nov-13 18:39:16

Edith by a country mile you best girl names it lovely
Like William and Ted if its a nn for Edward

13loki Sun 10-Nov-13 18:39:27

I love Iris and Orla and Tor.

ZenNudist Sun 10-Nov-13 18:40:46

Are nice.

Not that keen on most of your names sorry.

Could also live with daisy & Thomas, but bit overdone.

AndHarry Sun 10-Nov-13 18:41:41

Hester and William are my favourites. Is there one you would feel disappointed not to use?

JumpingJackSprat Sun 10-Nov-13 18:42:44

Love adelaide edith iris and orla. For the boys I like ramsey (reminds me of ramses) and your last four boysnames

BartBaby Sun 10-Nov-13 18:45:04

I was just reading the April thread and wondered what your shortlist was grin

I prefer Orla and William

Bakingtins Sun 10-Nov-13 18:45:53

Edith, Hester, Iris
Ted/Edward, Thomas, William.

IslaValargeone Sun 10-Nov-13 18:47:23

Elliot and I know you are not looking for suggestions but have you considered Orly?
How are you pronouncing Tamar?

nevergoogle Sun 10-Nov-13 19:04:35

There's none really that I couldn't live without.

Tamar is pronounced like the river (Tay-mar).

KateCroydon Sun 10-Nov-13 19:05:55

Amy or Thomas.

IslaValargeone Sun 10-Nov-13 19:07:02

Really like that.

nevergoogle Sun 10-Nov-13 19:07:20

Although I do really like Amy, just worry that it might be too plain.

Tikkamasala Sun 10-Nov-13 19:55:30

Iris is the nicest girls name, also like Amy Adelaide and daisy.

Boys definitely Elliott. Also like William Thomas, ted if the full Edward with ted as short version

Frikadellen Sun 10-Nov-13 20:23:50

I love Hester not keen on any of the boys names

Absolutely love Hester. Like Daisy and Edith. Really don't like Star, Adelaide, Delta or Tamar.

Love Ted as nn but not given name. Like Thomas and William. Really don't like Ramsay, Hunter, Sawyer and Tor.

Mattissy Sun 10-Nov-13 22:35:28

Edith or Hester, although I prefer Ester.

Only like William out of your boys.

miffybun73 Sun 10-Nov-13 22:38:12


Sunnysummer Sun 10-Nov-13 22:47:05

Love Adelaide, Edith, Hester, Iris and Orla.

Your boys names are less my style, but Ted as a nn for Theodore or Edward is awesome, Tor is cool and Thomas and William are classic. Hunter and Sawyer are so trendy right now that I think they will date badly (half the boys in mothers group are Cooper/Hunter/Archer etc - basically all the medieval occupations list).

Congratulations and good luck! smile

noodlebum Mon 11-Nov-13 13:09:56

Girls favourites:

Boys favourites:

Lubiloo Mon 11-Nov-13 14:08:47

Hester and Orla are lovely! Not keen on Tamar or Delta.

Elliot and Tor are great too! Don't like William (Willy!) or Ramsay, sorry.

nevergoogle Wed 13-Nov-13 00:07:35

I think I've managed to narrow down the girls names to Orla/Orlaith, Amy and Iris.

Mutteroo Wed 13-Nov-13 00:23:51

Orla is a beautiful name, Amy has been popular for many years, but I find it a little dull. Iris is on the up. I'm not over keen but then again its not my baby! I adore the name Ted for a boy, quite like it as a nn for Theodore. William has always been a favourite of mine too & if I had a DC3, it would have had William for either a first or middle name (nn Billy).

Congratulations OP!

phoolani Wed 13-Nov-13 00:29:13

Edith, iris, orla. Edith especially (big despicable me fan!). Not fond of any of the boys' names - sawyer at a push.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Wed 13-Nov-13 00:30:35

I much prefer Aimee to Amy.

Also like Orla.

Boys - Ted or Elliot

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 13-Nov-13 01:13:32

Not Delta or Hunter. With your surname sounds oddly like some kind of phonetic alphabet.

Amy is fine, if that's your favourite. Boring if your surname was Smith (I know one and she was one of three Amy Smiths ^in her class^) but fine with yours. Adelaide (Ada?), Tamar and Edith much cooler.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 13-Nov-13 01:16:29

Also not keen on Ramsay or Sawyer ("saw yer v___" sounds vaguely rude for some reason) but other boy names are nice. Elliot always my favourite, Tor more unusual. If you're in Devon people might think you've made a Brooklyn Beckham type name decision!

Mattissy Wed 13-Nov-13 12:47:19

Tamar, reminds me of Tamwar off Eastenders.

nevergoogle Wed 13-Nov-13 15:07:36

Ah but we are in devon, but baby not conceived on dartmoor. Brrrr.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 14-Nov-13 13:07:10

Ha! Well how about Tavy? Another river but I think it would make a good name for a boy.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 13:18:25

There's the Brutus stone in Totnes, but I'm thinking no to Brutus. smile

Dart, Tamar, Tor?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 14-Nov-13 14:47:25

Tor is cool. I know a Carn as well?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 14-Nov-13 16:05:47

Edith, Iris or Amy. In that order of preference.

I rather like Tor.

HyvaPaiva Thu 14-Nov-13 16:09:53

Hester and Ramsay. Love.

Edith. Edith. Edith!! smile

I do like Amy as well.

Hmmmmm. Boys names. None are jumping out as living up to your other boys names tbh confused Ted is the best IMHO

Fifibluebell Thu 14-Nov-13 17:59:17

Adelaide and Thomas

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 18:03:38

I like Orla and Iris from your narrowed shortlist. I would go with Orla with Orla over Orlaith unless you are in Ireland because English people will say Or-layth. And that could get wearing. It's also the more modern and popular spelling in Ireland. I'd say it's almost become a bit of a political point to use one of the older spellings.

None of the boy names are jumping out I'm afraid. Elliot is probably my favourite.

Catchhimatwhat Thu 14-Nov-13 18:24:59

I like these:


nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:16:43

Tillyscoutsmum, thanks, I am rather partial to the boys names too. Ted is my favourite of the boys names. Otherwise a bit stumped.

Hippy surname bit of a bind at times.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:21:42

The other vetoed boys names (vetoed by kids and DH) were:

The children want:

Ideally with Wiggins, Bolt, Farah and Vettel as middle names. hmm

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 20:25:15

I love Seamus.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:27:48

My reasons for liking Orlaith vs Orla (although am more than happy for a girl to use anglicized spelling as and when) is that it's so nice when you do have a link to a culture or language to be able to use a name associate with it, or to use the correct spelling.

I see beautiful sanskrit or african names but don't feel able to use them as I have no connection. But to gaelic I do.

Also as DS1 had gaelic spelling of name, it would make sense to do the same. DS1 often has his named spelled wrong, but he sees it as a way of filtering people who actually know him, or care enough to spell his name correctly. He's developed eye rolling at invitations spelled wrong but doesn't make a fuss.

buttercrumble Thu 14-Nov-13 20:29:21

Orla and Ted

Varya Thu 14-Nov-13 20:36:43


PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 20:40:34

That is true. Although I don't think it's a matter of 'correct' spelling of Orla any longer. There are also lots of different spellings. There are a couple of versions with d's and g's that I can never remember. It is more like 'tradional and modern' if anything. The thing I found interesting is that Orla is the spelling most favoured in the Republic of Ireland these days if you look at the name charts there.

Though if you have used a traditional spelling of another name I can see why you would want to match. I suppose the real problem with Orla is that it isn't just spelling. Non-Irish people will pretty much forever hear Orlaith in their head, even if they learn it isn't.

Love Angus, Art and Jude. Tell DH and the kids they are wrong! wink I had to allow Cavendish as a second mn in order to get my way with Fergus grin

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 21:38:31

the vote consisted of me reading out my list and them reacting.

tumbleweed lots of names followed by giggles.

compromise sucks.

It certainly does hmm

How about Abe or Bram?

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 21:53:45

i once had a gerbil called abraham. i didn't have to compromise back then.

nevergoogle Fri 22-Nov-13 19:33:48

Theodor Magnus V...? nn Ted


Orlaith Iris V...

<gavel> grin i wish.

nevergoogle Sat 23-Nov-13 09:07:25

Magnus Theodor V... nn Ted??? (until he grows into the name Magnus)

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