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Daisy/Charlie or Eliza(beth)/William

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GirlBoyTwins Wed 04-May-11 10:01:34

Expecting girl/boys twins (much wanted IVF babies). They will probably be our only children (I'm old).

Which do you like? I can't decide whether to go for 'cute' or 'sophisticated' (but worry they sound a bit stuffy).

tummytickler Wed 04-May-11 10:05:04

Definately Elizabeth and William. They do not sound stuffy at all, and they have loads of cute nn (Bessie and Billy - aaaaw).
Daisy and Charlie are just no where near as nice (but maybe Margaret and Charles?)
Congratulations on your twins!

RamblingRosa Wed 04-May-11 10:05:07

I say Eliza and Charlie.

pirateparty Wed 04-May-11 10:07:02

I prefer Elizabeth and William. I think sophisticated and lots of nn available for them when they are older if they think stuffy!

twolittlemonkeys Wed 04-May-11 10:09:20

I think sophisticated as there are plenty of nice nicknames for them and they won't sound ridiculous when your children reach adulthood. They'll want to be taken seriously at some point in their lives so a traditional name with lots of nicknames is what I would opt for.

NormanNorris Wed 04-May-11 10:15:02

Daisy & Charlie = common

Elizabeth and William = classy

grubbalo Wed 04-May-11 10:19:13

What NormanNorris said!!

JanMorrow Wed 04-May-11 10:28:26

Elizabeth has SO many potential nicknames, so I would use that- Eliza, Lizzie, Liz, Beth, Bess, Bessie, Bett.. and William can have Will, Liam, Billy..

I do love the name Daisy but Elizabeth is far nicer and more versatile and I prefer William to Charlie.

Sorry that was long winded!

MelinaM Wed 04-May-11 10:38:03

Elizabeth and Charles, or Elizabeth and Williamsmile All beautiful, classic names that will stand the test of time.

flopsy1974 Wed 04-May-11 10:42:23

Without a doubt Elizabeth and William. Both timeless, classic names. You can't go far wrong with them smile
BTW congratuations on your twins.

exoticfruits Wed 04-May-11 10:54:18

Elizabeth and William-love the classic names.

Pinkjenny Wed 04-May-11 10:58:37

Elizabeth and William. Love Eliza.

OneBadAsp Wed 04-May-11 10:58:49

yep, another elizabeth/william vote! lots of short versions (ellie, liz, eliza, beth/will, willy, billy), but then the full name is there for when they're grown up and need to sound more serious/sophisticated. i was always told to imagine you baby grew up to become a judge - would you be able to take them seriously with that name? plus, you can pull out the whole name when they're in trouble! wink

oohlaalaa Wed 04-May-11 11:00:21

Eliza and William

Charles is nice too, with Charlie as nn.

MercurySoccer Wed 04-May-11 11:29:26

I'd go for Daisy and William!

Hedwig3 Wed 04-May-11 11:59:09

Margaret and Charles - fantastic - Daisy and Chaz smile

One of my children has an 8 year old Margaret in their class.

Indith Wed 04-May-11 12:05:05

Oooh I have a Margaret who is 99% of the time called Daisy and a William so I think they go very well together. All the names are lovely, ELizabeth definitely on my list for a future child and the only reason Charles isn't is because it is dh's dad's name.

CharlieBoo Wed 04-May-11 14:08:30

My two are called Charlie and Daisy and we are anything but common thank very much! Like both options too.. Good luck how exciting!

Emelene Wed 04-May-11 16:30:52

Elizabeth and William! smile (Beth and Billy are cute nicknames!)
I also love the combination of Edward and Elizabeth ... Teddy and Beth are just so cute.

Emelene Wed 04-May-11 16:31:30

Elizabeth and William! smile (Beth and Billy are cute nicknames!)
I also love the combination of Edward and Elizabeth ... Teddy and Beth are just so cute.


nickelbabe Wed 04-May-11 16:32:52

I'd go for full name rather than Charlie.

I like Elizabeth and Charles.

both names have nickname capabilities, but sound proper grown-up in their fullness, which is good for them as adults.

pilates Wed 04-May-11 19:59:47

Eliza and William are my favourites

FessaEst Wed 04-May-11 21:02:30

Elizabeth & William - classic, timeless, loads of lovely shortenings/nicknames.

Daisy & Charlie are much more "now" and together sounds very sweet, but slightly follow the current trend for naming babies/small children more than their adult selves iyswim.

They are all nice names though!

mummingbird Thu 05-May-11 21:34:58

I have a 1yr old Elizabeth (yet to be shortened) and if my 2nd (due sept) is a boy he'll be William, good solid choices smile

WiiUnfit Thu 05-May-11 23:02:48

Another vote for Eliza(beth)/William here! Lovely, classic names.

I find I have trouble respecting any adult called Daisy, it's just strange. confused

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