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Dec 08 Mums - Happy New Thread, You Beauties!

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beans37 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:04:52

Come join me....

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:00:18

Wow I don't see 'Guy' as posh at all! Then again, what do I know.
I see Reubin, Caspian, Charles, all of Lady's fave's as posh. DH is William, which I just see as v popular. DH dismissed Georgia for A which I loved, as being too American hmm
Lady, yes Oxfordshire is definitely a favorite area of ours, just with dh going back into London for a bit, we can't be too far out. We love the rural-ish areas around here, but clearly they come with a hefty price tag so would have to find something liveable but we could work on. Didn't know dp was in Guildford so soon! Gosh, so he has to work all the way there and back. Sounds like dh listening to his lectures in the car! You could have visited us if he drove - though we've all been / still are fluey big time and just remembered you've got pox with you! How are they? Any signs on O?
Arti I go through phases of the same. My two still have fairly limited menu's. DS much better than dd as he likes Vegetables, but dd literally pics speccs out of anything I cook if it's green - quite exhausting - [sigh]
Speaking of her, she's really acting up about napping. Do any of yours 2.5 ish not nap at all? If she does eventually nap, then when bedtime rolls around she chats to her dolls forever in between intermittently screaming for me to come up!

Indith Thu 03-Jan-13 17:00:41

Is William really that posh? Well my William isn't the only one around here, more than one of them at school and we live in an ex pit village in the NE....posh?

I do find names for boys difficult. Ds1 got the only one we were both firmly in agreement over. Ds2 is just lucky he was dc3 not dc2 grin. I suggested Arthur for the others but dh rejected it, by the time ds2 was born he had been won over.

Dh likes Dylan which I never really have (no offence intended, I just don't like it much but I don't actualy know why I don't, caused lots of arguments that did!). I like Edward, Sebastian, Joseph.....

I do love more "out there" names too. Spiggy who used to post on here and I see quite often called her ds2 Ptolomy which is fabulous.

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:03:05

ooh cross posted. I meant Ladys first list not the pre-school one. Out of those I like Caleb and Flynn. I also like Finlay and Harrison which aren't posh I suppose.

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:03:17

Hooray, another vote for Robin! I really do think it's lovely. So underused. I am so glad it's not just me. I do like Jasper, Kayz. In fact a pal of mine used it for his boy, and it had an extra resonance as both the parents are geologists!

What are you having extended, Jam? If we can refinance I think we will get a conservatory. We need it - the living room is small and dark.

McKayz Thu 03-Jan-13 17:08:15

Indith, your DH has good taste. Dylan is fab grin

DH went to school with a Robyn so refused Robin as he considers it to be a girls name.

DS2 was at playschool with 2 brothers called Albie and Syd. Short for Albert and Sydney.

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:09:07

Eek, crossposted with tons there!

Rubes, if he'd been driving I'd definitely have seen you - O is ok now and no signs yet on D. Yep, the prep for the big trial is killing him and the day to day stuff on this current one is bad - the solicitor on the case was ringing up on and off until 11.30pm last night as well and then DP was up until well after 1 this morning (again!) I don't really like Caleb and his mother is such a pill

Naps - I think DD2 is thinking about dropping hers sad But we're not quite there yet. I was hoping to hang on to it until she was about 3.

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:10:58

Caleb is American sounding to me. I'm aactually not that keen on it saying it out loud!

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:13:48

Ptolemy! Wowee. I still love Horatio. But DP would never agree to THAT. I don't know why. Nelson was quite a fella.

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:15:08

Funnily enough Rubes, I think they're from NZ. I don't know if there are many Calebs there.

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:16:13

I'm with DP Lady!

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:18:35

Noooooooooooooo! grin (And I know one in RL and he's a peach)

ArtigeneAuberchoke Thu 03-Jan-13 17:27:24

Ptolemy is DH's joke name for the bump. I love Horatio Lady and I like Wilfred. Talking about names inspired from history DH likes Aneurin nn Nye. Given political neutrality is vital to our careers I don't think that's a goer. We seriously would have to hide it from work. In fact DH likes lots if odd Welsh names (Iolo, Owain, Teifion) bit the children's surname is already v Welsh and we are not Welsh (except when DH watches rugby) so I'm saying no.

About to serve the parmigana, DD2 excited, DD1 wants to know my back-up plan...

ArtigeneAuberchoke Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:09

BTW Indith, William and Arthur are two of my top names. I'm working on DH!

DeidreBarlow Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:04

I do like Jasper but its the name of FILs boat so that was always a no go. I also watch too much CSI & Horatio reminds me of the guy on CSI Miami grin . I do like Flynn though and Felix...

Oh and DS has a very small list of things he will eat, which appears to have gotten smaller since the pox <sigh>

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:44

Struth. That is all.

We are going back in time here. Oven broken (we have a smaller one still working luckily) Washing machine broke 2 days ago and Sky box just packed it in today. I will have to revert to old school washing as the mountain to do is getting silly and they can't come until Tuesday to even look at it!

McKayz Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:54

Not including Indith's I know 3 Arthur's that have been born in last 12 months. All 3 are called Arti actually. It would be the perfect name for your DS Arti smile

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:35:36

An anglicised Owen is not too bad. But I do see that the very distinctive Aneurin (I can only think of one - the one!) would not go hand in hand with political neutrality...

DD2 has a terrible nickname - Peevlin. It's Welsh for Paul and it came out of an ancient names book we had. She gets called Peevo or Peeve and it's such a shame because a) she had a beautiful name and b) it makes her sound peevish, and she is anything but!

Hope the girls like their supper.

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:35:45

Jasper is My nephews name! I didn't like it at first but it grew on me! He got called Jazz at school though hmm

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:37:06

A friend called her son Owen - quite like.

ShadyLadyT Thu 03-Jan-13 17:37:43

Oh yeah, Felix is brill but again, it's the husb of a friend. Love Arthur too.

Sorry about the oven, Rubes! Ours is still bust. Right, MUST close the computer - have had a v unproductive, if pleasant, afternoon grin

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:57

unproductive here too.... Never made it to the farm shop.... Managed to eat for the Commonwealth though..... But am still sick in my defense.....

McKayz Thu 03-Jan-13 17:42:51

My cat when I was a child was called Felix. I couldn't get past a black and white fluffball when my SIL suggested it.

DeidreBarlow Thu 03-Jan-13 17:46:20

I can see the pet connection with Felix but its such a lovely name.

Bummer about the washer & oven rubes. I am still on a go slow follow Christmas. I have loads of washing to do but just feel like eating take away & drinking wine! Which needs to stop before my kidneys pack up and I put on a stone.grin

Rubena Thu 03-Jan-13 18:07:20

I hear that Deids. I've managed to put the brakes on the wine since parents left but since being ill and house bound am eating out of boredom, and feeling too from to exercise. It all stops now though. Think we will go no alcohol until dh birthday at end if month. Right need to get small people out of bath and and sort grown ups dinner supper!

Vagolajahooli Thu 03-Jan-13 19:07:38

Crikey Moses but you ladies have been chatty. Here are my thoughts on the recent chat in point form.
&#9679; I love Felix closely followed by Robin.
&#9679; I have been surprised by a like of the name Miller.
&#9679; Indith is 29!
&#9679; William is not posh. Though can sympathize with Mr Arti, I didnt like DS2s name initially but for a different reason. I thought it was a bit chav/bogan.
&#9679;when & where are we having a weekend break?
&#9679; low or no carb is good. I'm thinking of doing a three day juice detox then going back on the 4 week no carb diet and strength work regime I did before Christmas. I haven't put on too much weight over Christmas but I think that was because of snowboarding and I've got some more muscle these days.
&#9679;where is beans?

DH is back from new York, he had a little trouble getting back as he was flying via Philadelphia but his N.Y. to Philly flight was cancelled. Luckily they got him on a direct flight with klm.
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