8 weeks to go and in order of preference (be brutal please and also suggest names along similar lines if you could?) My mother accuses me of being contrived as I am so desperate not to be mainstream - she could have a point....
Boys: Kit Roman Nelson Django Gabriel Jago Huckleberry (if only I could convince my dh - love huckle too, like the cat in busy town) Barty
Girls: Iris Ramona Missy Agnes Dolly
Struggling with girls to be honest. Already have a Linus and Eddie...
Love Django, Gabriel and Jago. Barty sounds like a girl to me. Kit was on my long list (but thought should put Christopher on BC which puts me off it). Not keen on Roman or Nelson. Like Huckleberry but can't believe that won't cause him problems at school.
Not so keen on your girls names but I do like Annis/Annys which is a variant of Agnes and which I think used to be commonly used rather than Anne in England in about the 15th century!
I love all your boys names. Django is fabulous. Girls - Dolly is great - but better to have the long version Dorothy or Dolores (very glam), I think. Same with Melissa, Millicent or Maisie or Missy. What about Agatha or Anya? Or Dorota, Romi, Irina. I agree that Iris and Linus are too similar in sound.
Boys: Kit - lovely as a nn for Christopher Roman - no Nelson - awful Django - sounds rude Gabriel - lovely Jago - ok Huckleberry (if only I could convince my dh - love huckle too, like the cat in busy town) Ridiculous imho. Sorry. Barty - love it as a nn for Bartholomew
Girls: Iris - ok Ramona -no Missy - hideous / sounds like a cat or a really bad-temptered diva Agnes - ok Dolly - nice nn but silly as a name imho
Gabriel and Iris win for me. Kit and Bartie are fab as nns but I wouldn't go with just the shortened names, personally.
Your names are very unusual, but I don't think any of them are unusable (apart from Missy!!)
Kit - Love Christopher, but unfortunately not at all keen on any of the nns. Roman - Nice. Nelson - Interesting. Django - Don't like at all. Looks African, and I'm not sure if it's a sound like 'and' or 'arm'. Gabriel - Lovely. Jago - Nice. Huckleberry - A few months ago I'd have said 'NO!', but my friend also likes this and it's kind of grown on me. Barty - Lovely, especially as nn for Bartholomew.
Nelson, Gabriel or Bartholomew. Roman and Jago at joint second place. As I say, much prefer Christopher to Kit.
Girls: Iris - Lovely, but too close to Linus. Ramona - Lovely. Missy - No. I have a guilty pleasure for Misty, but Missy screams ghetto to me. Is it short for something? That would make it better. Agnes - Gorgeous. Dolly - Sweet nn, but would be confusing if she's into dollies.
Ramona or Agnes. You seem to like old names, so how about Nellie or Nell? Short for Helen, Cornelia or Eleanor.
Kit- ok, sounds like a nn, if not christopher how about Crispin? Roman -dont like. Ronan is better, or Rohan Nelson- horse Django - love this but would hesitate to give to a child in case they couldn't carry it off. But how marvellous if they were that sort of person. Gabriel- boring jago- ok Huckleberry - is a cartoon hound barty- no.
Iris- lovely name. Ramona- yes Missy- cool, but needs to be short for something . How about Artemis ? ( goddess) Agnes- ugly. Anya? Dolly - just no.
I Love your names - loads of them are or have been on my lists over the years (and I wanted to call both ds's Django but dh would not let me!) I have a 10 year old Iris, and loved Linus, but did not use it, because it sounded to close to Iris. So, as wonderful as Iris is, with a Linus I think it is a no. Ramona is fab, and I am trying to get dh to agree to this and Rowena (along with others) for this dc. Huckleberry is rather fabulous - my favourite (after Django) Jago is ok - but lots around here, same with Gabriel. Not keen on the other boys names.
Dolly is fab, but as a nn for Dorothy or Dorothea Agnes is nice, but not if you are looking for something unusual - I know no other Iris, Ramona, Dolly's , but 4 Agnes'. Missy - no, as a nn
Boys: Kit - NO Roman - NO Nelson - NO WAY!! Django - NEVER Gabriel - Good name Jago - NO Huckleberry (if only I could convince my dh - love huckle too, like the cat in busy town) - Too many links with the book. No, No, and No! Barty - NEVER!!
Girls: Iris - Lovely Ramona - Old gypsy name (?)NO Missy - No Agnes - Not bad but a bit too old fashioned Dolly - Poor baby! NO!!
Have you thought about something like Ruby for a girl?