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My (not so) shortlist that needs your opinions please!

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bootus Tue 16-Nov-10 16:02:23

Ok, dc 2 on the way.....here are the contenders for both pink and blue. I know the boys names are relatively popular but we really like them (oh, and a lot of the middle names have a family connection just in case you are a bit hmm). Also, surname is 2 syllable beginning with D:
Girls:
Seren Hope
Seren Scarlett
Phoebe ??? (not sure about middles with this)
Jasmine (ditto)
Esme Alison

Also like Thea, Poppy and Tess

Boys:
Oscar Harry
Finlay Harry
Finlay Benjamin
Oscar Benjamin

Would welcome other similar ideas....many thanks

Tortington Tue 16-Nov-10 16:04:17

Girls:
Seren Hope - NO
Seren Scarlett-NO
Phoebe ??? (not sure about middles with this) MAYBE
Jasmine (ditto) - NO
Esme Alison - YES NO

Also like Thea,NO Poppy and Tess

Boys:
Oscar Harry NO
Finlay Harry NO
Finlay Benjamin NO
Oscar Benjamin NO

minipie Tue 16-Nov-10 16:11:09

I really like Seren, Hope, Jasmine and Esme.

Phoebe is ok. Alison is a bit dated, but may be due a revival.

Thea and Tess are nice (but if you call her Thea, pray she doesn't have a lisp). Poppy is cute for a middle name but too cutesy for a first name.

Finlay Benjamin is my favourite of your boys' names.

Violet5 Tue 16-Nov-10 16:13:17

I like Seren, Hope and Scarlett (Scarlett was on my list)

and i like Finaly, Harry and Benjamin,

though i'm not sure what order i'd put names in smile

DarciesmumandTTC2 Tue 16-Nov-10 16:15:32

Like Phoebe, and Finlay but not the rest tbh.

DurhamDurham Tue 16-Nov-10 16:26:24

Seren Hope- Not really, sounds like the name of a Hospice
Seren Scarlett - Love Scarlett
Phoebe ??? (not sure about middles with this)-Makes me think of the flakey one in Friends
Jasmine (ditto)-Lovely
Esme Alison-Nice but thy don't really 'match'

Also like Thea, Poppy and Tess-These are all lovely

Boys:
Oscar Harry-Trendy but not silly
Finlay Harry- Prefer Harry Finlay
Finlay Benjamin-Doesn't really go
Oscar Benjamin-Lovely

MissMashMissMash Tue 16-Nov-10 16:30:06

Don't like Seren I'm afraid. Looks a bit like Serena spelt wrong and seems like its trying a bit too hard to be different. Love Alison and Hope as middle names. Quite like Phoebe or Esme as first names.

Prefer Oscar to Finlay. I think my favourite boy combination is Oscar Benjamin

Komondor Tue 16-Nov-10 16:39:00

Seren Hope - like
Seren Scarlett - like
Phoebe - love
Jasmine - like
Esme Alison - love
Thea - like
Poppy - not keen on
Tess - like

Oscar Harry - like
Finlay Harry - like
Finlay Benjamin - love
Oscar Benjamin - like

Other girls names:

Eleri
Helena
Meriel
Elinor
Lydia
Vivienne
Xanthe
Gwendolen

Other boys names:

Owen
Elliot
Theo
Tobias
Alex

lilyliz Tue 16-Nov-10 16:45:01

never had a girlhmmbut had Amber with either Louise or Rose for a middle name,feel free to use if it takes your fancy.Like your names apart from Seren.

weepootle Tue 16-Nov-10 16:47:44

Seren Hope - don't like Seren
Seren Scarlett - " " "
Phoebe ??? One of the most awful names I've ever heard- don't understand it's popularity.
Jasmine - ok
Esme Alison - Esme lovely, Alison no

Also like Thea - nice, Poppy - nice and Tess - nice

Boys:
Oscar Harry - not keen
Finlay Harry - definitely not another Finlay
Finlay Benjamin
Oscar Benjamin

NormanNorris Tue 16-Nov-10 16:48:27

I like both Esme and Phoebe. Not names I would personally choose but they are nice.

I love Finlay and like Oscar. Finlay Benjamin would be my pick.

Imarriedafrog Tue 16-Nov-10 16:56:51

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Ineedsomesleep Tue 16-Nov-10 20:17:57

Seren Hope -
Seren Scarlett - Like Seren but not with these two names.
Phoebe - ok.
Jasmine - ok
Esme Alison - No and NO!

Also like Thea - ok, Poppy - yuk, its just so fucking twee and Tess - love.

Boys:
Oscar Harry - Really don't like Oscar.
Finlay Harry - Not another Finn, Finlay, Finley. Just hate that name.
Finlay Benjamin - Benjamin is ok
Oscar Benjamin

3nearly4 Tue 16-Nov-10 20:29:08

Wow the previous poster really does need some sleep!

I have an Oscar AND a Finlay so I think you (the original poster) have marvellous taste in boys' names I could not pick between them but would go for Benjamin as the middle name.

Tess and Esme are very nice, in fact all are nice but these are my favourites.

BelligerentGhoul Tue 16-Nov-10 20:33:16

Love Esme and Scarlett - don't like any of the others, sorry/

Oscar Benjamin is fabbo.

diddl Wed 17-Nov-10 07:55:06

Like Phoebe-with Elizabeth?

Hannah, Harriet, ?

Love Oscar with Harry or Benjamin!

bootus Wed 17-Nov-10 14:51:58

Thanks for all the replies, i think this has clarified my boys name a bit, I'm still a bit stuck with the girls names and what middle names go with what.....I know Alison is very dated but its my mums name and we honoured dh's family in naming our ds1 so feel I'd like to tip my hat at my family somehow (hence Harry and Benjamin) and quite frankly my Grannys name was bloody awful so my mums is the lesser of 2 evils....mind you they wont care either way....hmmmm, decisions!one more q; what middle names do you think go with Esme?

Hulababy Wed 17-Nov-10 14:56:17

Girls:
Seren Hope - hmm, not sure on Seren
Seren Scarlett - like Scarlet as a nn
Phoebe - nice name. Think most names will work well with it.
Jasmine - less keen
Esme Alison - ok

Also like Thea, Poppy and Tess - I like Poppy a lot.

Boys:
Oscar Harry - lovely
Finlay Harry - prefer Oscar but Finlay ok, like Fun as nn
Finlay Benjamin - prefer Harry to enjamin personally
Oscar Benjamin

JFly Wed 17-Nov-10 14:59:40

Esme Scarlett is cute. Maybe Esme Tess?

What about using Alice instead of Alison? Based on family name but not exactly the same, IYSWIM. Does Granny's name have a similar variation or derivative that is nice?

JFly Wed 17-Nov-10 15:00:47

Ditto to using Harriet if Harry is the connection to your family. (Trying to be creative!)

Bue Wed 17-Nov-10 15:20:38

I love Esme Alison! I think Alison is nice and it's lovely that it has meaning for you. The name also flows beautifully.

Really like Thea and Tess, too.

Rin101 Wed 17-Nov-10 15:36:04

Seren is a beautiful name(uncommon without being to unusual), but I don't like it with either Hope (it does sound like a hospice) or Scarlett. I think Seren Alison works much better, or Seren Esme.

Edmundo Wed 17-Nov-10 15:59:25

I love Tess. Such a simple nice name!

I much prefer Finlay to Oscar. There are Oscars popping up everywhere and statistically is more popular than Finlay.

Tess Alison & Finlay Benjamin

bootus Wed 17-Nov-10 19:33:00

Thanks ladies, you have been most kind and helpful...and reassured me my taste in names isnt too horrendous grin....Rin101 I quite like Seren Alison too but with surname it is SAD which not too sure about....?

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