Helen -- nice and unusual, a sweet name; I like Helena too Patricia -- really dislike this name, very outdated Margo -- nice Dee -- outdated nn for outdated Deirdre; dislike Raine -- reminds me of Mills and Boon type novelists, bouffant hair, little fluffy dogs on velvet cushions and way too may rings (maybe because of Princess Di's stepmother)
Yuri -- Love Ludovic -- Love Busby -- no, Busby Berkeley too 30s Hollywood Cosmo -- love Monty -- The Full Monty
Helen - Love it Patricia - Quite out-dated Margo - Like it Dee - Like it, perhaps as a nickname? Raine - Pretty
Yuri - Gagarin (but that's a good association!) Ludovic - Like it Busby - Never heard this before, but very easy to pronounce, etc. Cosmo - Not keen Monty - A friend had a dog called this, so I always associate it with pets (but that's just me!)
I'm a Helen,and I'm not large!!!Actually all the Helens I know are thin,strangely.I love my name and I would have chosen it for DD but it seemed a bit mean to give her my name.It is never used now and yet it is very classic and suits girls and older women alike.I also love Ludovic.Fab.
Love Helen. Quite like Margo, can it also be spelt Margot? can't remember. Its unusual but nice. Not keen on your other girls names. Quite like Ludovic with nickname Ludo. Your other boys names are just too unusual I think. Monty is not so bad if it was short for something.
Yes I prefer the Margot spelling too but my other half is German and the way he says MarGOT sets my teeth on edge. He hates MarGOT, prefers Margo. Hence spelling.
Thank you so much for the replies! I'm leaning towards Yuri and Ludovic for a boy and Margo and Dee for a girl (Deborah on the BC but with both my mother and MIL sharing that name, I was looking for a different nickname to avoid confusion while still honouring family).