OK, need honest opinions here. Everyone I mention our referred boy/girl names to in real life think that we're joking and that I'm just not giving out the real names until the birth (wish I'd been so sensible)
For a boy....Murphy (I know it is more common as a surname but we do know people who have it as a forename)
For a girl...Clementine
Are they really awful? Am I just in pregnant baby name madness and is DH just going along with me for an easy life??? (obviously I really want people to tell me they love them!) Thanks
Clementine is absolutely beautiful, but it does not sit well with Murphy. Murphy is very much a surname (and a Irish stout), and is not a nice first name for a little chap I'm afraid ...plus I know of two dogs that go by this name!
Would Murray not be better than Murphy? Though to be fair I prefer Murphy to Clementine. I know its becoming quite popular (see on Trend names thread) but to me it will always be a satsuma/tangerine fruit. Just weird IMO,like calling a kid pineapple. (PS also in scotland - I think surname names are more traditionally accepted here)
I think they're cool, Murphy and Clem, and if you really like them go for it, or you will regret as some of the other current threads testify. Also I've notoced there's a bit of a SE demographic bias on here so anything a bit Celtic which is not 'Lachlan' or along those lines tends to get the thumbs down!
Clementine is popular at the moment but I'm not a fan I'm afraid.
I hate surnames used as first names I'm afraid - it sounds rather chavvy but dh and I had a nightmare with boys names so I do sympathise. we're expecting twin girls and have struggled to find 4 names. First names are set but middle names are up for debate.
We're not telling people in RL our names as they might give opinions we don't want. People tend to keep their mouths shut after babies are born.
Having said that, everyone has different tastes and if you like them, go with them. I'm a traditional name kind of girl so I like things like William, so we're probably quite different people.