My FINAL list,boys and's the last one-promise.

(160 Posts)

In no particular order...




Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)

Im well aware most of them are quite marmite...but we like them.
Siblings are Skye & Arlo, surname is P e r r y-G e o r g e.

Pick your favourites please!

cuggles Fri 22-Nov-13 08:05:35

Dulcie..nearly went for that to go wih my esme but has a boy! And Otis! Love both.

Sunnysummer Fri 22-Nov-13 08:07:10

Girls - love Clemetine, Ivy second, only one that doesn't place for me is Orietta (sounds like a brand of something to me)

Boys - love Asa most, but actually think that Otis has the best ring with your surname! Zephyr also extremely cool though I can see why it might be marmite, Zeph is so awesome as a nickname smile

capercaillie Fri 22-Nov-13 08:07:43

Flora or ivy for a girl

Ruis for a boy

AnyFuckerWillDo Fri 22-Nov-13 08:08:27

Love ivy! Casper out of your boys

Mellowandfruitful Fri 22-Nov-13 08:09:16

Flora and Otis

HyvaPaiva Fri 22-Nov-13 08:09:39

Ivy and Caspar! You have beautiful choices, OP!

Dulcie and Otis

Sparkles23 Fri 22-Nov-13 08:19:25

Love Flora and Clementine for a girl and think Zephyr is fab for a boy!

sOODdragon Fri 22-Nov-13 08:21:46

I knew this was you smile

How long do you have to change your mind..?

I'm due on the 6th Dec...not long!

BetterWithCheese Fri 22-Nov-13 08:32:29

I like Ivy and Otis or Caspar.

Love Clementine for a girl - sounds so Christmassy and orange blossom is so beautiful too, as is the gorgeous smell of clemintines.
I think Zeph (Zephyr) for a boy would be cool, also Otis (sounds musical) or Caspar would be seasonal - wasn't he one of the wise men?
Lovely name choices - like how so many go with the season smile
Good luck with everything!

PrincessKitKat Fri 22-Nov-13 08:36:27

Ruis and Flora

hulabaloo Fri 22-Nov-13 08:39:54

Orietta and Zephyr

Felix90 Fri 22-Nov-13 08:43:43

Zephyr for a boy definitely. I've just mulled over Otis for a few minutes and I actually really like it too, especially considering your other childrens names.

Clementine for a girl. It was on my list but DP hated it. Dulcie just reminds me of Dulce de Leche - tasty.

Beehatch Fri 22-Nov-13 09:05:26

I like them all, but do think Clementine with 4 syllables is to much of a contrast to the single syllable of your other kids. I think Ivy goes best.

All the boys are cool, though I would avoid another A initial. Ruis is new on me, but I rather like it. Think Casper has the edge.

Good luck for the big day!

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 09:07:50

LOVE Ivy and Flora. (Did you know Flora Macdonald was the Jacobite heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to Skye? Nice Scottish tie in with your other DD's name there!) Think juniper and clementine don't flow with your surname quite so well and feel frilly next to Skye and Arlo.

Otis I think goes best with your other names, like Caspar too. (Scandinavian spelling Kaspar is one I quite like, even if it is a dreaded K!)

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 09:09:39

Sorry meant to add Orietta to the frilly list smile. Dulcie is nice, but so hope you go for Ivy or Flora, so gorgeous!

MummyBeerest Fri 22-Nov-13 09:14:18

I LOVE Zephyr. Awesome name.

For girls, a tie between Ivy and Flora. Slight edge to Ivy.

curlew Fri 22-Nov-13 09:22:11

Clemency for a girl perhaps?

I know you've decided on Zephyr- but it does sound like a girl's name to me. Rafferty goes well with your last name and Raff is fab.

Love love love Caspar.

Not so wowed by your girls names, but I do like Ivy smile

pygmy Fri 22-Nov-13 09:46:56



If you could all just agree on one for each gender,that'd be grand. grin

Because I can't.

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 10:13:59

Ok smile

forced to go Caspar and Flora

(But Ivy is so great!)

This thread absolutely won't help you because people will all like different names as they're all great names and you'll rule them neither in nor out. I don't know how you choose. Ask the children? We let dd name her brother in the end because we just couldn't decide. Obviously you can give them the list and insist they pick from it because otherwise you'll end up with a Buzz Peace Lily.

I could argue a case for all of the names, they all have pros and cons. Caspar is bloody brilliant, Zephyr too, can't pick between them. Juniper stands out as my favourite for a girl but I also know a Clem who is possibly the most beautiful girl I've ever met and I have a particular fondness for the name.

I Love Ivy and Flora,but I'm worried about increasing popularity,especially with Ivy...
Juniper and Clementine are,I agree a little frilly in comparison with the other two,but I do love them and they'll end up being Clem and Juni I expect...perhaps they should be middles instead though.
Orietta has now been vetoed by DP.
Dulcie may win by default....

You're right Showy I know... Argh.

Kyrptonite Fri 22-Nov-13 10:21:58

Dulcie and Caspar.

Curlew, I have a Raph (Raphael). It is a GREAT name. grin

Zephyr and Caspar are my favourites,followed closely by Ruis (I love the connection/meaning and I LOVE the NN Ru.)
Asa is awesome but seeing as I can avoid using another A initial,I probably should.
Otis is also V cool.

how am I ever going to decide?!

I'm not the sort of person who can decide once the baby's here. I find babies never 'look' like any name fits in particular,because they're such a blank canvas,so perfectly new,no name will fit until they grow into it....

Ha! I was going to say that I'd perhaps look at not which is the best name but which you could rule out. My suggestion was going to be strike Ivy and Flora first due to popularity. I always think of you as somebody who likes names that are a bit different and less commonly used and wouldn't have expected to see Ivy or Flora on your list but can see why they are. Juni is really pretty. I was going to call ds Josephine if he was a girl but he would have been a Sephie or a Phin day to day. Obviously his penis got in the way of these plans... Anyway, my point is, while frilly they're also beautiful and Clem and Juni are great nicknames.

It's too hard. This is why I'm having no more.

Bowlersarm Fri 22-Nov-13 10:29:40

Flora and Zephyr

SootikinAndSweep Fri 22-Nov-13 10:30:33

Right, narrowing it down to one of each sex. <helpful>


With Juniper and Asa as back ups (although not sure about Asa and Arlo together).

SootikinAndSweep Fri 22-Nov-13 10:31:38

Orietta sounds like it should be printed on the side of a toilet roll dispenser, it sounds kind of pharmaceutical.

I think that's why it IS so hard,this is the Last Baby.

I think your plan is a goodun though...strike outs rather than which is best...
It sucks that Ivy and Flora are so popular,but they are and there's no getting away from it.
I should just suck it up and accept it,and accept that that does bother me enough to rule them out sad

Oh and I agree about them not looking like a name. Both mine came out, I asked their names, just as you would with any other human and they had fuck all idea either. They looked blankly at me and then pooed and/or cried. My Mum soothed in hushed tones "what name does he look like?" He looks like a King Edward mother. As in, the potato. His presence on earth hasn't helped the matter a jot. This is why I let the 4yo name him after her favourite ninja turtle.

I've found over the years too that the old adage of 'loved is the child of many names' is very true. Mine have all sorts of nicknames and are rarely called their given name. Raphael calls himself Rapha, his Dad calls him Raph and I call him Roo (shortened from Rapharoo, to rhyme with kangaroo, look I was bloody tired for the first 8 months okay?). He is also called a thousand other embarrassing names including and not limited to Bubbles, Plonkydonk and Squigsy. In the end it didn't really matter which name I chose and in another 30 years I'll be running through a list of all male relatives before I get to his name anyway. My name in recent years, according to my mother is "Sue, Pat, Marg, Helen, bugger, which one are you?" I'll give you a clue, it's none of the above.

Right,I'm ruling these out as first names at least...




Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)

Seriously Frigg that's the best you can do? TWO off each list?!


Oh god,I'm talking to myself

<rocks in corner>

showy grin grin grin

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:38:58

That must be the most unconventional list Ive read ever!

I wish Clementine was Celestine or Dulcie was Delphie and then Id pick one of those. (useless, sorry)

From your list, and based on your childrens names and your surname I pick Flora and Otis.

Really cool names acutally.

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:39:49

Oh you crossed off Otis... Then I pick Caspar.

InfiniteJest Fri 22-Nov-13 10:42:12

Aww you ruled out Ivy! I love Ivy! Out of your remaining girl names I'd choose Flora I think. Best boy name is Zephyr, love it smile

I love Ivy too,but I don't love that its usage has doubled in the last year...

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:44:14

Juniper and Zephyr.

And here endeth the dilemma.

It's not the most unconventional list I've every seen. I know a sibset called Merlin, Elfjin and Phinnibus...

I agree with your deletions completely and would be bold and strike Dulcie too. It's too cutesy. I hear it as a Darcy/Tilly/Milly type name and they're everywhere atm. There are other much prettier D names like Delphine/Delphie, Dora (maybe Dorothea actually) but actually ignore me, no more adding names.

Are you picking first and middle names from these lists because in that case you only need to narrow it down to two until next week and your next thread on this and possibly three if you have two middle names.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:46:12

Dulcie just reminds me of dulce de leche which y'know I'm fond of but is a bit too sweet for daily consumption.

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:46:54

God I had no idea Flora and Ivy were popular.

Mind you Skye is quite common isn't it? Do you mind common?


The middle names could come from this list or the other insanely long list of middle names is have stashed away

I was just coming back to strike out Dulcie,as DP is Not Keen..

So,bye bye Dulcie sad

I've never been happy with Skye's name,it's her name now,but if I could go back and change it,I would.

And yes,common/popular does bother me,possibly silly,but it just does.

Iris reminds me of Eyeballs.





Ooh 3 of each...I might be getting somewhere...

KitZacJak Fri 22-Nov-13 10:54:39

Ivy or Asa for me.

Lol, you sure you not going to be here in 6m going, AAAARRGGH chose the wrong name grin ?

FWIW I liked Otis but failing that, Zephyr is cool. Girls more difficult, Flora or Juniper I think do you have some more on your list ?

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Nov-13 10:57:06

My 9 week old ds is Casper (spelt that way as otherwise my Dad said Cas-PAR). I wasn't sure even at birth, but I love it so much now. It's a great name. Helps that he is a fab, easy baby (my third toosmile) He would have been Hetty if he'd been a girl.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Nov-13 10:58:06

But I would go with Juniper from your list. So Caspar and Juniper from me.

givemeaclue Fri 22-Nov-13 11:00:54


squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 11:01:52

Juniper has lovely nickname potential, June, Juney, Juno, Juju.......

I thought you were all set on Zephyr, why the hesitation now? Is it because you're still mourning the loss of Rufus?

I really feel I know the OP at this stage! grin

I think with Ruis (roo-ish) you will have quite a few people pronouncing it wrong/ wrongly? when they first see it written. I would say "ru-ey" I think.
I like Rui as a name BTW and think it means little prince - so I guess that's quite seasonal too with the 3 Kings and the christ child. And it would still allude to the elder tree of winter solstice in some ways?

Squoosh you know me better than I know myself. grin

I do love Zephyr,I Do but yes,still mourning Rufus...I think the NN Zephy might get me through though grin

I'm loving Juniper and Zephyr -ATM--

I've just emailed DP the short list- he's asked for meanings too so I've given them...
I've a feeling he'll not much like Caspars association with the bible,which might be helpful,actually,as its a bloody brilliant I need a good reason (like DP not liking it) to rule it out,as the meaning/connection doesn't bother me quite as much.

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 11:14:00

Oooh now I do love Juno...

Ruis is like the Spanish Ruiz. I would have assumed it was Portuguese or Catalan and pronounced it like that. Not very keen on it anyway, your others are better.

Timetoask Fri 22-Nov-13 11:14:23

My votes go to:

Lovely names!

spiderlight Fri 22-Nov-13 11:16:40

Ruis is fab!

sOODdragon Fri 22-Nov-13 11:29:22

Is there any reason you can't have a girl called Zephyr? It doesn't sound singularly male to me...

Zephyr is the Greek god of the west wind,so,definitely a male name.

Zephyrine is the female derivative.

Saminthemiddle Fri 22-Nov-13 11:51:31

Skye, Arlo and Flora or Ivy or Casper

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Nov-13 12:00:02

Caspar isn't actually in the Bible though, it was a name given later by someone retelling the tale. It's from the Persian word for treasurer.

poppydaisy Fri 22-Nov-13 12:01:08

Skye, Arlo & Zephyr
Skye, Arlo & Ivy

Kyrptonite Fri 22-Nov-13 12:10:38

Arlo and Ivy sounds like a pretentious restaurant. Bring back Dulcie!!

Zephyr is awesome. DS is 11 weeks could I get away with changing his name?

sOODdragon Fri 22-Nov-13 12:17:09

I know it is a male name but traditionally so are Robin, Jamie, Spencer and Rowan amongst others.


cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 12:28:22

I was just going to say that Zephy is very like Sephy, nn of my colleague's daughter Persephone! Definitely works for both genders I think Frigg.

BikeRunSki Fri 22-Nov-13 12:30:36

Flora and Otis

Allalonenow Fri 22-Nov-13 12:33:29



(Flora a very close second, but Orietta sounds like a pasta to me)

DitsyDonkey Fri 22-Nov-13 12:48:08

Flora Juniper


SootikinAndSweep Fri 22-Nov-13 12:50:33

Step away from the 'using a male name as a female one' thing.

I too feel I know the OP, am a frequent name changer but have stalked your name lists before. grin

Feel I must speak up against Ruis, the pronunciation thing would drive me mad.

DiamondsAndRust Fri 22-Nov-13 13:21:36

So hard to choose - I feel your pain! Personally would narrow it down to Juniper or Clementine and Zephyr or Caspar. Have eliminated Ruis because of the pronunciation issue - I like it, and am fine with obscure, but this is perhaps a little too obscure!

Like Dulcie, but agree that it's a bit cutesy/insubstantial for a FN. Might work really well as a MN, though (ditto Juniper, if you decide not to go with it as a FN)? If I had to choose just one, I think I'd go with Juniper and Zephyr. Both are awesome and have great NN potential. Caspar and Clementine are also good, but feel a little less unique and a little more 'establishment'!

cavell Fri 22-Nov-13 13:29:58

You can't go for Juniper with your surname... far too much like Juniper Berry, IMO.

Flora and Caspar are my favourites.


squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 13:45:02

Yikes, Juniper P-e-r-r-y G-e-o-r-g-e is indeed a bit Juniper berryish!

NO no no no no no no no no. NOOOOOOOOO!


I'd totally actually,made a frigging decision and everything!

I could change our surname..

Juniper G E O R G E is okay,right? Right?!

But even juniper berry isn't all that much of a problem is it?
I thought Ju-ju in particular would be a lovely short name

<clings to juggling>

It isn't,is it?!
It's fine...I mean...Juniper Berries are nice...and it's not actually Berry...soo...

HeyJudith Fri 22-Nov-13 14:07:12

Casper or Otis for a boy (prefer Otis) and Flora.

Good luck for the 6th smile

comemulledwinewithmoi Fri 22-Nov-13 14:09:10

Love Ivy

Never heard Ruis but love it!

Takingbackmonday Fri 22-Nov-13 14:14:41

Flora and Otis for sure, although Clementine is gorgeous as is Caspar... argh, great list OP!

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Fifibluebell Fri 22-Nov-13 14:22:21

Juniper and Casper!

I'm sure your DC names are much more perfect than mine PerfectPrincess
Why don't you share them so I can be enlightened by your wisdom?

Juniper P e r r y is fine <makes soothing noises>

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 14:25:37

It would be a very grey world indeed if we all stuck to ‘sensible’.

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rockybalboa Fri 22-Nov-13 14:28:14

Clementine and Caspar for me.

bassingtonffrench Fri 22-Nov-13 14:33:14

flora and ivy are not popular!

Flora and Caspar for me.

Like Ruis a lot also though.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 14:34:16

'Dont ruin their future career prospects.'


Fifibluebell Fri 22-Nov-13 14:37:52

Seriously perfect princess are you Katie Hopkins? What dull/sensible name do you suggest that won't ruin future careers? hmm

Only 116 Flora's last year but i worry think its going to get more popular.

633 Ivy's! (There were 310 in 2011 and 220 in 2010 so it's climbing very fast)

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 15:14:09

Are you in England Frigg? (I too have been on lots of your threads but have NC!)

Flora is (I think) more popular in Scotland.

Yes,in England.

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 15:17:12

I don't see Flora taking off down South, might be wrong though! Really love it and know a little one (her brother is Milo, which made me think it would go well with your Arlo).

AnnaConda Fri 22-Nov-13 15:21:49


squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 15:21:53

I'd say Flora is more popular in the South than in Scotland. It does sound like a Telegraph type name.

cloggal Fri 22-Nov-13 15:29:32

Stand corrected, only 19 Floras in Scotland in 2012 (though that probably equates to 190ish in the English results). Only three less than Florence with 22. But 23 called Ivy!

(I always think of Flora as a bohemian, folksy name, so funny squoosh how people hear then differently!)

ToffeeJungle Fri 22-Nov-13 15:37:02

Flora or Caspar.

Was going to saw Asa but the only Asa I've ever come across was female???

Allalonenow Fri 22-Nov-13 19:47:51

If you are worried that Flora will be too popular, what about Fleur? Very pretty, sweet for a child, but also works well for a grownup, so much nicer than Ivy and goes with the names of your other children and your surname.

I'm not a fan of Fleur.

MollyBerry Fri 22-Nov-13 20:12:16

I seem to stand alone but love Clementine out of those 3

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Fri 22-Nov-13 20:13:37

Flora and Otis.

As an birth thread..yes?

Coconutty Fri 22-Nov-13 20:18:27

This is a total no brainer.

Juniper and Ruis.

I can try Mort I can try grin

NarwhalKnickers Fri 22-Nov-13 20:46:24

Zephyr and Juniper.

You have to use Zephyr for me, my other two have sensible names with slightly out there middle names and using Zephyr as a first wouldn't fit properly angry

Flora is getting much more popular and I think Clementine is a bit too long with your surname.

Mellowandfruitful Fri 22-Nov-13 21:15:42

Now you've ruled out Otis, Flora and Caspar.

No I haven't confused

Have I?!

<panics about sanity>

Mellowandfruitful Fri 22-Nov-13 21:42:52

Oh, is it back on? Flora and Otis then.

Ah, wait... I see. Sorry, I should have typed

Now you've ruled out Otis, I think you should go for Flora and Caspar. smile

babyfedleaning Fri 22-Nov-13 21:45:11

I wouldn't use Flora as it looks like Arlo backwards to me. I think I see things a bit differently though so am probably alone in this!

Ahhhh,yes I see Mellow that had me totally bamboozled grin

eatyourveg Fri 22-Nov-13 21:54:18

Casper and Clementine

Zephyr and Flora are DP's favourites

Zephyr is my favourite boys name...very closely followed by Ruis.

I cannot decide between the girls names. At all.
Not even to go with DP's choice of Flora and be done with it...because then I think Nooo it needs to be Juniper and then I panic... Noooo Clementine!

Someone help me with first name middle name combos...maybe that'll settle it...

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 21:57:07

As the weeks go on Frigg is starting to look good to me.


FetaCheeny Fri 22-Nov-13 23:03:31

I like all your boys names, except maybe ruis as I think it will be constantly mispronounced. Girls names I only really like Flora (very pretty with your other dc's) maybe Juniper. I can't think of clementine without thinking of a round orange fruit, and i find it just too posh. That's just my opinion though. I love skye as its quirky and cool and i could imagine it crossing all social groups, same
goes for zephyr,Asa, Caspar, whereas clementine is a bit too rah for me but feel free to ignore me smile

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 22-Nov-13 23:06:09

Dulcie and Asa.

(I can't keep up with the rulings in/out)

Kikibee Fri 22-Nov-13 23:09:54

I love love love Juniper, please use this name if you give birth to a lovely girl grin

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 23:11:00

Skye and Arlo are quite boho-ish, I agree that Clementine is a bit too stuffy to with these names.

Interesting,I'd never thought of Clementine in that way...and it does sort of tip the balance for me that it's perceived that way...

I Think I'm down to

Flora or Juniper

Wowzers...maybe this thread really is helping... maybe this baby will actually get a Name! shock

Kikibee Fri 22-Nov-13 23:37:05

Not flora, spreads easily......

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 23:44:25

I know what you mean squoosh. But I think Clementine goes with Skye and Arlo. It sort of "lifts" them. Not that theres anything wrong with them, but it balances them so that they are not too trendy as a set. I think Zephyr would have the opposite effect and the 3 names would sound very modern together.

I have a very similar problem with number 3 expected any day. Am watching this thread cos I have a similar naming style.

InfiniteJest Sat 23-Nov-13 03:07:46

What does your DP think of Juniper? It's the one you seem to keep coming back to. You could have Juniper Clementine?

Zephyr is your and your DP's top pick for a boy, right? So you can stop agonising over that decision grin

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 23-Nov-13 03:22:02

I thought Zephyr was set in stone and we'd almost sorted the middle name?? hmm

I have reached the point where this has become a perfectly lovely choice for either a boy or a girl. Has your DH turned to drink yet?? hmm


Just in case you refuse to take my brilliant advice above... Clementine does not go with Skye & Arlo - it belongs in the fruit aisle with tangerine and satsuma and is far too snotty to go with S&A. Though given your other name choices for a girl, I'm hoping you have a boy grin

sleepywombat Sat 23-Nov-13 05:13:15

Flora and Caspar

Rtfairy Sat 23-Nov-13 05:35:39

Ivy and Caspar

MissingMyMarbles Sat 23-Nov-13 08:55:27

Flora and Asa

Yes,Zephyr is our top choice. It does need a Middle or two though...

Girls, Juniper is now my absolute favourite,Flora is DP's.
Ivy is still on the list but only as a MN.

Chip don't be a meany,my girls names are lovely wink

JemR234 Sat 23-Nov-13 09:38:25

Ivy and Caspar. I do like Otis but it's too similar to Arlo IMO.

DP has just said he really likes Juniper as a first name grin

So we have our top two,and two back up's!

Juniper Zephyr
Flora. Caspar

<jumps up and down on the spot>

MN rearranged my post and now it looks weird...I meant

Juniper or Flora

Zephyr or Caspar

Artandco Sat 23-Nov-13 09:45:20

Do you need a middle name? If so:

Flora clementine

Otis Zephyr

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 23-Nov-13 09:50:21


ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 23-Nov-13 09:50:53

One question please say yes this is your last baby isn't it?

cloggal Sat 23-Nov-13 09:54:22

Zephyr Otis!!

Definitely Flora, or Juniper with a nn that's usually used (Juno!) smile

Flora Clementine?

cloggal Sat 23-Nov-13 09:54:50

Sorry X post!

Yes yes Chipping tis the last baby <sniff>

I like Zephyr Otis Cloggal

milk Sat 23-Nov-13 10:03:20

My 2 favourite for each:




Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)

I really want to keep Ruis in there as a MN I think...I love the meaning.

Zephyr Ruis?
Or does it need another name in between them to stop them blending together?

Juniper Ivy
Juniper Flora
Juniper Paccia (Pash-ee-a meaning peace)
Juniper Mabel

cloggal Sat 23-Nov-13 10:27:23

Paccia makes Juniper and your surname very 'peter piper picked...'. Love Mabel as a mn (and actually as a name altogether but don't want to put the at amongst the pigeons!)

Agree Zephyr Ruis blends, and Zephyr Otis Ruis makes the two mn's too similar-

What about
Zephyr Asa Ruis
Zephyr Milo Ruis
Zephyr Caspar Ruis

Zephyr Asa Ruis and Zephyr Caspar Ruis are both fab!

You're right about Paccia,I hadn't thought...another one off the list is good,though!

Artandco Sat 23-Nov-13 11:18:52

What about juniper acacia ?

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 23-Nov-13 12:57:50

No no no to Zephyr or Caspar. They make me feel funny for some inexplicable reason.

Clementine also makes me feel funny, but that is because, in my mind, it would be shortened to 'Clem', which makes me think of 'phlegm'.

I realise I may be the only one who thinks like this grin

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 23-Nov-13 13:00:22

Juniper immediately makes me think of the smell of gin. Imagine a little gin-smelling baby!

No no no

Flora smells of margarine. Again, just no.

Mumrose Sat 23-Nov-13 13:06:00

Ivy and Ruis smile

Ham69 Sat 23-Nov-13 13:29:05

Sorry but with your surname Juniper ends up sounding like 'Juniper berry George'. That would definitely take that name out of the equation for me.

With your other two DC's names, i'd go for:

Ham69 Sat 23-Nov-13 13:30:24

But also think Zephyr and Flora would work.

curlew Sat 23-Nov-13 13:40:21

I am going to keep saying that Zephyr is a girl's name. And that even for a girl, a name meaning a soft warm breeze is a bit much. For a 6ft rugby player..........

squoosh Sat 23-Nov-13 13:41:57

I'm sure a celeb had a baby boy Zephyr recently, can't quite remember who though.

babyfedleaning Sat 23-Nov-13 14:15:58

Its that woman from countryfile - Julia Bradbury. She calls him Zee.

OrangeJuiceSandwich Mon 25-Nov-13 13:36:33

I like Flora or Dulcie. Clementine with your surname is insanely long and doesn't really go with your other names. I do like Juniper, but prefer Juno?

Asa for a boy. I just love it.

maishoffwcingras Mon 25-Nov-13 13:42:49

ha ha I knew it would be you when I saw the thread title grin


1. Flora
3. Juniper
2. Clementine
4. Orietta
6. Ivy
5. Dulcie


3. Zephyr
5. Caspar
1. Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)
4. Asa
2. Otis

sleepingbeautiful Tue 26-Nov-13 03:26:08

Flora and Otis

I also really like Clementine and Caspar but I don't think they go as well with sibs and surname.

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