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chainedtothedesk Tue 13-Jul-10 11:17:45

Due at Christmas time so would like a Christmassy name. Don't know the sex yet so both for boy and girl. Any ideas?

All i have so far is Noel / Noelle...

GooseyLoosey Tue 13-Jul-10 11:20:08

Holly - very popular at the moment though.

Nicholas

wahwahwah Tue 13-Jul-10 11:21:24

I wouldn't, personally. So everyone with say 'Noel... so you're a Christmas baby then, oh that must be easy to remember/bad for presents.....'

chainedtothedesk Tue 13-Jul-10 11:28:08

I like Nicholas.

wahwahwah - know what you mean, but wouldn't use it as a first name, just a middle name.

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 13-Jul-10 11:29:42

Carol
Nicholas (as in Saint Nicholas)
Rudolph
Dasher
Dancer
Prancer
Vixen
Comet
Cupid
Donder
Blitzen
Wenceslas
Stephen (St Stephen's day is the second day of Christmas)
Joseph
Mary
Jesus

TartanKnickers Tue 13-Jul-10 11:30:55

Natalia

wahwahwah Tue 13-Jul-10 11:32:24

Oh stop showing off Knitter! Go on, name the seven deadly dwarfs then grin

No one has said Christopher

chainedtothedesk Tue 13-Jul-10 11:32:44

grin Cheers knitter... Presume you don't like the idea of using a christmassy name?

Disenchanted3 Tue 13-Jul-10 11:33:35

My daughter was born on Christmas eve and I toyed with the name

Noelle Eve

grin

BexieID Tue 13-Jul-10 11:36:48

Erin was due xmas day and I was the opposite, avoiding christmassy names grin.

When looking through a baby names book, I had never known that Natalie means 'born at christmas'.

Robin/Robyn

CuppaTeaJanice Tue 13-Jul-10 11:37:41

I think you need to go cryptic if you don't want to look cheesy - Holly, Noel etc. are very obviously Christmassy.

Robin/Robyn
Claus
Balthazar (or one of the other wise men)
Cliff (Mr Richards has lots of Christmassy songs)
Jesus
Belle
Angel
Gabriel
Eve
Star
Carol
Golde (German name?)
Sherry

chainedtothedesk Tue 13-Jul-10 11:45:08

Thanks for the suggestions. I had considered Natalie and Robin but OH doesn't like them.

I did laugh at Cliff! Can you imagine!! And Carol? (sorry don't want to offend anyone, but are there any Carols below the age of 40?)

I love Eve - but know lots of little Evies.

Thanks for the suggestion of Belle. I think that would make a lovely middle name - would need a longish first name though.

stopsayingmum Tue 13-Jul-10 12:58:29

Natalie - nn Tillie???

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 13-Jul-10 13:04:28

chained I do like the idea of a christmassy name - just also made myself chuckle with the reindeer names and thought I might as well share the joke

FWIW I did have to look them up on Wikipedia as I couldn't actually remember how the song went blush

My aunt (aged 65) is called Carol... I've always liked the name and am considering Caroline (shortened to Carol/Caro) for the DC I'm currently pregnant with... Your reaction suggests it's not common and therefore due a revival.... Will it be the 'Granny name' everyone uses in 15 years time....

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 13-Jul-10 13:06:25

FWIW

1.Sneezy
2.Sleepy
3.Dopey
4.Doc
5.Happy
6.Bashful
7.Grumpy

grin

swanandduck Tue 13-Jul-10 13:12:50

Ivy
Mary
Joseph/ine

swanandduck Tue 13-Jul-10 13:14:21

Also, day after Christmas is not called boxing day in Ireland it's called St Stephen's day (as in Good King Wencesles looked out on the feast of..) so how about Stephen or Stephanie?

Hedwig3 Tue 13-Jul-10 13:21:13

Gabriel

Eve
Noella

swanandduck Tue 13-Jul-10 13:22:57

Noeleen for a girl? Bit dated in Ireland but haven't heard it much over here.

LolaKnickers Tue 13-Jul-10 13:38:21

I like Natalie, but unfortunately, living in the North East, there's be a lot of "Nat-lie" pronunciation, which is just awful. If I lived somewhere else, I'd use it. It's lovely. Also not too obviously Christmassy, which I think is naff. Subtly Christmassy is best I think, so on that basisI would avoid Holly and Noel / Noelle.

Gabriel is nice. Could also do Gabrielle for a girl.

randomimposter Tue 13-Jul-10 15:21:36

I know a very cool Carol of about 25 born on Dec 24. Evil parents.

scurryfunge Tue 13-Jul-10 15:24:48

Parcel

Sellotape

Tinsel

Cracker

abr1de Tue 13-Jul-10 15:32:06

Maria

Gabriella

swanandduck Tue 13-Jul-10 15:36:59

Kristina
Christopher
Christian

mummalish Tue 13-Jul-10 16:54:57

I know of a lovely girl born on Chistmas day, called Holly Christie.

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