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feralgirl Wed 29-Dec-10 20:33:05

For a boy: Isaac Heath (Heath is a family name, not after Ledger).

For a girl: Sterren Rose. Sterren (meaning star) is Cornish - as are we and as is our crazy surname - and Rose is also a family name.

DS likes Lola hmm; my mother likes Isolda (also Cornish-ish). DS, named Freddie, would have been called Polly had he been a girl but I think that Polly and Freddie sounds much too cutesy-wutesy.

Sterren or Isolda wouldn't be too weird here in a county full of Perans, Treeves, Morwennas and Demelzas but might she hate me when she goes away to university in a city full of people with 'normal' names?!

Scorps Wed 29-Dec-10 20:35:11

I'm Cornish too. Love your girls name. I have a friend called Isolde who is 26 and no-one ever says anything negative.

Panzee Wed 29-Dec-10 20:35:43

I is a Keith?

SlightlyTubbyHali Wed 29-Dec-10 20:37:11

Sterren ROCKS. I love it.

Not a fan of Isaac, but Heath is nice. I know a Heath and he is lovely.

RoundRobyn Wed 29-Dec-10 20:39:58

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BelligerentYhoULE Wed 29-Dec-10 20:42:48

I like Isaac and love Isolde. Don't like Sterren.

SaorAlba Wed 29-Dec-10 20:44:07

Love both Sterren and Isaac

Paradis Wed 29-Dec-10 20:46:52

Sterren and Isolde gorgeous gorgeous names.

Nobody will blink am sure.

StayFrosty Wed 29-Dec-10 20:52:46

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Paradis Wed 29-Dec-10 20:56:06

what about Stellan for a boy?

spikydahlia Wed 29-Dec-10 21:23:51

OOH I love Sterren. Might nick that one for DC2. My OH likes Isolde (anything historical or mythological). I am not so sure.

My DC1 is Isaac (means he who laughs - thought would be a good start). There are quite a few Isaacs at our toddler groups, so more popular than I thought.

TheMonster Wed 29-Dec-10 21:25:38

I like the boys name, and I love the girls. Sterren is beautiful!

feralgirl Wed 29-Dec-10 22:18:26

Sterren it is then! A boy's name is harder; I'm a teacher and all the boy's names I like remind me of students I would rather forget!

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Mrsmackie Wed 29-Dec-10 22:27:21

I have a three-week old Isaac so obviously love it (and agree with previous poster about its meaning 'laughter')

blackeyedsusan Wed 29-Dec-10 23:22:33

Love Isaac and I love sterrren , even though I haven't heard of it "up here".

It has a beautiful meaning and has got good history behind it Cornish for a cornish family)

She will be asked how to spell it, but ther are lots of names like that so don't let thaat put you off. I am sure your dd would love to know that she is a star.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 30-Dec-10 00:16:48

When you say it out loud - it sounded to me like 'I is a Keith', too.

Parents of a friend of mine had an Isaac Hunt at their school. You have to be careful with Isaac.

I like Heath.

Sterren would perhaps take time to grow on me - I certainly don't hate it, though.

Like Isolde.

perpetuallypregnant Thu 30-Dec-10 00:26:28

Ooh never heard of Sterren but it's lovely - goes well with rose too.
Love Isaac, it was my boys name for dd3.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 30-Dec-10 00:30:20

I also like Iseult (was at school with one years ago) but never completely sure how to pronounce it (I know how she pronounced it - but she got lots of variations which made me think it wasn't so straightforward).

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 00:35:07

sterren is v pretty

cat64 Thu 30-Dec-10 00:40:12

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GenevieveHawkings Thu 30-Dec-10 00:54:59

Sterren is certainly unique and is nice if it's Cornish and you are too so has some cultural meaning.

The only thing I'd say about it is that it sounds a bit harsh for a girl and could also sound a bit like the name of a denture or oven cleaner. The other Cornish girl's names end in "a" so sound somewhat softer.

Just my thoughts...

MacMomo Fri 31-Dec-10 11:21:53

Have enjoyed being a morwenna both in and out of Cornwall! People comment yes, but only nicely. You get remembered more. Downside is always having to spell it and correct pronunciation but that is true of any name that is unusual. Lots of lovely Cornish names to choose from!

Komondor Fri 31-Dec-10 11:36:33

I like it. Prefer Isolda though, but just personal opinion.

I live in N Wales and have a friend called Morwenna (we all call her Wen), and her name has never been a problem.

ensure Fri 31-Dec-10 13:53:58

Sterren is lovely.

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