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Thoughts on my list please

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NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 22:39:54

It's still quite long, but are there any names you really like or dislike/wouldn't use?

We have an African second name and my daughter is called Elisa.

Girls' Names:
Anna
Anais
Anita
Annalise
Abana
Abigail
Adah
Anna
Amelie
Ava
Bethany
Dinah
Emily
Faith
Grace
Hannah
Isabella
Jemima
Naomi

Boys' Names:
Archie
Benjamin
Charlie
Emmanuel
Ethan
Isaac
Jacob
Joel
Jonah
Jonas
Josiah
Nathanael
Ruben
Samson
Samuel
Seth
Tobias
Theo
Zachariah
Micah

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Thu 26-May-11 22:41:40

Girls' Names:
I like Anna, Emily, Isabella, love Naomi

Benjamin, Emmanuel, Isaac, Samuel, love Tobias

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 26-May-11 22:45:01

Some lovely names, especially like Jonah for a boy.

Annalise is too similar to Elisa. Don't like Bethany or Anita. Sorry, I just don't.

Emmanuel still reminds me of the X rated porno flick, Emmanuelle.

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 22:45:30

Thanks Colonel for my first feedback smile

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Thu 26-May-11 22:47:33

I'm biased btw - I have two dds and both of their names (or variants) are here! smile

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 22:48:09

Thanks Ellen,
I agree actually about Annalise, well spotted!
Emmanuel, best steer clear then?! grin

valiumbandwitch Thu 26-May-11 22:49:01

Girls' Names:
Anna - classic but lovely
Anais - very chic but it sounds like Anus!
Anita - no, sounds downtrodden
Annalise - I like it.
Abana - a bit like banana, sorry
Abigail - ok, classic, not bad, not good
Adah - no
Anna - I still like it the same as I did a minute ago!!
Amelie - ok, but 2002, pretty, but prefer Emily tbh
Ava - nice, very popular, prefer Eva
Bethany -lovely.
Dinah - Ok I guess, but just not my taste
Emily - has been popular but it is nice
Faith - lovely
Grace - quite nice
Hannah - the Hs spoil Anna
Isabella - ok, prefer just Bella
Jemima - love it!
Naomi - love it!

Boys' Names:
Archie - I like it
Benjamin - Nice in a what was his name again kind of way
Charlie - I like it, cute
Emmanuel - very european - I couldn't imagine my son being an Emmanuel
Ethan - a good name and I do like it, but lots and lots of ethans
Isaac - ok, prefer zac
Jacob - ok
Joel -ok
Jonah - no
Jonas - no
Josiah - janey mackers no
Nathanael - nathan*i*el ?? OK, Nathan is more usable I think
Ruben - Love Reuben
Samson - hmmm
Samuel - Classic, the brother of Anna. Same vibe
Seth - no a bit trendy, like Arthur. Saul is much nicer and nobody uses it
Tobias - I like Toby but not Tobias
Theo - too trendy, prefer Leo
Zachariah - Well, with Zach for short yes, but Zachary is less long white beard and stone tablet
Micah - no. I'm sure it's a boys name... but I feeeeeel it's girly.

cece Thu 26-May-11 22:52:56

Girls' Names:
Anna - lovely
Anais - like
Anita - not keen
Annalise - pretty
Abana - ? no
Abigail - like but not the nn of Abby
Adah - ?
Amelie - OK
Ava - OK
Bethany - not so keen on this one
Dinah - could grow on me
Emily - nice but lots about
Faith - lovely
Grace - nice but quite popular
Hannah - nice
Isabella - very popular
Jemima - like
Naomi - like

Boys' Names:
Archie - too cute
Benjamin - like
Charlie - too cute
Emmanuel - porn film...
Ethan - not keen
Isaac - not sure
Jacob - like
Joel - not for me
Jonah - hasn't it got bad conotations?
Jonas - surname?
Josiah - not sure
Nathanael - nice
Ruben - not so keen
Samson - no
Samuel - lovely
Seth - nice
Tobias - prefer Toby
Theo - not for me
Zachariah - OK
Micah - ?

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 22:52:59

Thanks Valium, thats really useful - will keep looking through your comments!! smile

Tommy Thu 26-May-11 22:57:28

I like all of your names except Charlie and Archie (I prefer "proper" names as my Mum would say - am obviously turning into her... grin(

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 22:57:43

Thanks Cece.
Ok, I think I am going to drop a few then : Emmanuel, I think it sounds a bit French/European too and don't want any associations with porn!!
Dropped Annalise and Anais as they do sound too much like Elisa. Might drop Isabella if it's really popular. Dropped Abana too!

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 23:00:02

Charlie was my Grandad's name Tommy which is why it is thrown in there really and I quite like it, Archie could remind me too much of Eastenders though confused

blackeyeddog Thu 26-May-11 23:05:17

Of your girls names I love Anna and Jemima.

Boys- my favourite is Tobias, really lovely.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 26-May-11 23:05:36

Family names are a great tradition, especially when they have come back into fashion, like Charlie. Definitely consider for at least a middle name. With an African surname I think you can get away with names more unusual than with a bog standard English one, don't you?

shavmcv Thu 26-May-11 23:06:45

i love Naomi !!! i think my next girl might be Naomi smile

dont like dinah sounds like an old ladies name haha!!

boys names r sooooooooo hard!! when i was having dd i had a huge list of girls names - and one boy name: Evan.

i like Jonah tho smilesmile

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 23:14:50

I think so too Ellen. Shav, OH thinks the same about Dinah................and most of the others sad
I have just shared the list with OH and he has massively helped me cut it down!!

He Likes Anna (which goes well with our second name)Benjamin and Joel.

NomadInNowhere Thu 26-May-11 23:15:39

Good choice shav, would you spell it Naomi or Noami?

CharlieBoo Fri 27-May-11 09:55:00

Charlie IS a proper name.... grin

PelvicFloors0fSteel Fri 27-May-11 10:01:07

Your boys list is almost exactly the same as mine! There's not a single name on there I dislike, out of them I'd go for Jonah or Jonas (DS2 would be Jonah if DP hadn't vetoed sad).

Out of the girls names I like Naomi best.

BabesandJugs Fri 27-May-11 12:05:06

Personally with Elisa (whi i love by the way) i think Annalise or Anais would be too much. OUt of al the girls names on your list though i'd opt for

Elisa and Bethany or Elisa and Grace - they both sound lovely together.

As for boys Elisa and Zacharia doesn't really gel for me, how about Elisa and Zachary? I'm biased but i have a Gabriel and think Elisa and Gabriel sounds fabulous! Not sure on two E's together, but then i have two G's myself! (rolls eyes)

Out of your list i'd choose Eliza and Jonah or Elisa and Samuel - i also adore Seth too!

Good Luck!

fifi25 Fri 27-May-11 12:11:04

Joel or Samuel for a boy and Isabella or for a girl

NomadInNowhere Fri 27-May-11 17:25:24

Thanks Pelvic floor glad you like them too, My DH doesnt like Jonah either sad
He said I could actually chose the name this time but then seems to dislike pretty much anything I come up with!! sad
Babe, you are right, I have taken them off the list, DH 'doesnt mind' Bethany so its a maybe, I really like Grace but he doesnt! I like Gabriel!
Fifi he also kind of likes likes Joel so that's a maybe too but doesn't like Samuel!

Does anyone have any more sort of traditional names that I havent thought of?

shavmcv Sun 12-Jun-11 23:04:33

Naomi for the spelling . I also like Sophia georgia and evanna .

My dd who is 6 is called Phoebe smile

SloganLogan Mon 13-Jun-11 14:55:28

The ones I like from your list are:

Anna, Abigail, Bethany, Emily, Faith, Grace, Hannah, Isabella and Naomi.

Jacob, Jonah, Josiah, Nathaniel, Samson, Samuel, Theo (short for Theodore) and Zachariah.

How about...

Clara
Louisa
Miriam
Rebecca
Atarah
Lydia
Gabriella
Josephine
Seraphina
Rachel
Louisa
Hope
Serena
Talia
Marlena
Emma
Juliet

Daniel
David
Amos
Luke
Malachi
Matthias
Levi
Elijah/Eli
John
Gabriel
Joshua
Reuben
Saul
Solomon
Peter
George
William

PurpleStrawberry Mon 13-Jun-11 15:21:20

Adah
Dinah
Jemima
Naomi

Isaac
Jacob
Joel
Jonah
Josiah
Nathanael
Ruben
Samuel
Seth
Tobias
Zachariah

Please not Isabella, the Isabel names are everywhere at the moment, it's getting boring now. I say this as an Hispanic, and along with María and Carmen, Isabel is one of the most overused Hispanic names. Now it's becoming overused internationally.

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