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Do you like any of these?

(25 Posts)
littleoscarsmama Mon 30-May-11 10:54:26


Charlotte (shortened to Lottie)

wigglemama Mon 30-May-11 11:07:44

I like Isaiah, Imogen and Bronagh!

serendipity16 Mon 30-May-11 11:35:42

My favourites are George, Elliot, Charlotte (but not keen on Lottie), Pippa (love that name) and Imogen.

You've picked some lovely names.

randomimposter Mon 30-May-11 11:36:57

George or Elliot

would be my choices

coccyx Mon 30-May-11 11:41:51

Why name a child Charlotte, then straight away shorten it?? Why not just go for Lottie

MeantToStopAtTwo Mon 30-May-11 11:52:07

George is a great boy name. I'm not keen on any of the others though. For girls my favourites are Harriet and Charlotte.

slartybartfast Mon 30-May-11 11:59:40

i like all the girls names , dont know how to pronounce bronagh though.

and i probalylike all the boys names

slartybartfast Mon 30-May-11 12:00:05

wont pippa be referred to the middleton pippa?

ChippingIn Mon 30-May-11 12:02:19

I'm not sure how to say this without the PC squad on my back but - I think it makes a difference what nationality you & DH are and where you live.

With the boys names if you are british, living in the UK & they aren't family names I think any of your choices other than George are a bit odd - (well, except Elliot which I just don't like) and if Oscar is your other sons name (as opposed the dog or something) I think George goes best.

Harriet - the only one I know is a right little madam so it puts me off!
Charlotte (shortened to Lottie) - I like Lottie - but Charlotte is overly popular right now - likely to be 4 of them in her class!
Molly - like
Pippa - like
Imogen - like if you don't mind Immy or Imo
Bronwyn - no, dated
Bronagh - never heard of it, not keen

HTH grin

tummytickler Mon 30-May-11 12:02:23

Wow! Quite a mix of names there!
I love Isaiah and Ishmael.
Not keen in the girks names.
Israel has a beautiful sound, but not really suitable for a name imo ( a lot of places in this area are beautiful Jerusalem, Nazareth etc all beautiful).

ArsumLardis Mon 30-May-11 12:08:13

I haven't a clue how to pronounce Bronagh. If it's like most Irish names, something like Charles? wink

squeak2392 Mon 30-May-11 12:18:16

Israel (but only if non-white)
Don't like the other two.

The others are okay, but these are nicer.

elah11 Mon 30-May-11 12:18:56

Bronagh is pronounced BRO (as in toe) - na, and it means sadness or sorrow as far as I know.

From your list I like Isaiah and Harriet.

suspiria Mon 30-May-11 12:35:36

My favourites are Isaiah, Ishmael, Harriet, Charlotte and Imogen

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-11 12:48:43

Pippa v popular too.

Youcantaffordme Mon 30-May-11 13:03:08

George - a good classic English name, doesn't date
Israel - I don't care for placenames
Elliot - always a surname to me
Isaiah - one Isaiah than the other, lol
Ishmael - CALL ME ISHMAEL! ( opening line of Moby Dick )

Harriet - dislike intensely
Charlotte - I like. Give her the full name.
Molly - dislike intensely
Pippa - dislike intensely
Imogen - nice Shakespearean ring, bit common now though
Bronwyn - don't really like
Bronagh - don't like

There you go, sorted. grin

freesias Mon 30-May-11 13:13:03

bronagh i think means sadness don't know if that puts you off

ManicAnnie Mon 30-May-11 13:26:06

I love Isaiah and ishmael. If I were brave, I would have pushed for Israel for my DS.

George is boring. Elliot is horrible (Elijah and Elias are both lovely, though).

I like and Imogen and Harriet (Hattie is a fab NN).

Charlotte is nice but dull.

Pippa - yuck.
Molly - like Moll, but Molly a bit cutesy. Polly is better somehow.
Really not keen on Bronwyn
There are much nicer Irish girls names than Bronagh. Clodagh or Orlaith?

smother Mon 30-May-11 17:40:50

George and Bronwyn are by far my favourites on your list! I love the name Bronwyn especially.

Checkmate Mon 30-May-11 17:53:11

Israel is very politically charged to have as a first name. I've got a friend who has changed his from Israel to Izzy legally and got a new passport as he worked as an engineer for an oil company and was having trouble at immigration when he arrived at middle east countries for work trips.

Like most of your other names though.

Trinaluce Mon 30-May-11 18:50:16

Don't really dislike any of those, although I agree Israel would be a bit of a burden.

Just to be REALLY picky, Bronwyn is a boy's name. BronwEn would be the correct girl's spelling smile

oohlaalaa Tue 31-May-11 18:34:30

I like:


I like Ishmael, if you are muslim. To me, Israel is a country rather than boys name. Isaiah is just too biblical, it is on the likes of Jeremiah, rather than Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.


I like Bronagh, if you are irish.

Wottywot Tue 31-May-11 19:06:24

George - ok but keeps reminding me of Heather in Eastenders!
Israel - Yes, I like because we have Jewish blood in the family!
Elliot - not really
Isaiah - I love it, I wanted it, but had a mean Ex called it so it's a no for us.
Ishmael - I like

Harriet - not really
Charlotte (shortened to Lottie) I like Lottie, charlotte not too much
Molly - reminds me of Corrie!
Pippa - yes, but reminds me of horsey people!
Imogen - not really
Bronwyn - Nice if you are Welsh?
Bronagh - Not really

Italiangreyhound Wed 01-Jun-11 01:56:11


Quite like: George


MollyMurphy Wed 01-Jun-11 02:19:32

I like George out of the boys

Your girls list is good....I guess of them I'd pick Bronwyn.

oh...and Molly of course grin

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