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partridge Tue 07-Jun-11 17:29:34

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...

MsChanandlerBong Tue 07-Jun-11 17:33:55

My personal favourites from your lists are: Gabriel and Iris.
Although, having said that, perhaps Iris and Linus sound too similar, so perhaps my vote should go to Ramona!

LynetteScavo Tue 07-Jun-11 17:34:08

Boys:
You blew all the others names away when you posted Huckleberry. It's Fabulous!

Girls;
Iris

Missy is just silly.

pilates Tue 07-Jun-11 17:35:48

I like Barty, not so sure on the rest.

How about Minty for a girl?

schplappo Tue 07-Jun-11 18:30:34

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!

partridge Tue 07-Jun-11 18:52:27

Great points. Thank you. It really helps to get some perspective although I suspect number three will be unnamed for a while. I my list hideously pretentious?

sadiesadiemarriedlady Tue 07-Jun-11 18:53:54

I like Nelson and Dolly

telsa Tue 07-Jun-11 19:07:53

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.

Isthreetoomany Tue 07-Jun-11 21:52:51

I like your boys names although I wouldn't know how to pronounce Django. I love Iris but wouldn't use it with Linus.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Tue 07-Jun-11 21:52:56

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.

partridge Tue 07-Jun-11 22:08:04

Sorry - meant to say we would use full names on bc. Ie bartholomew, christopher (which I don't like) and dorothy. Django is pronounced with a silent d.

squeak2392 Tue 07-Jun-11 22:41:00

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.

fairieswearboots Tue 07-Jun-11 23:02:04

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.

Boys suggestions:
Nils
Lars
Magnus
Guthrie

Girls suggestions:
Ianthe
Zinnia
Cassie/Cassandra
Polly

Bellethebelltent Tue 07-Jun-11 23:08:14

Go for Nelson!, fab name, and the name of a beautiful town in newzealand too, tis also the name of our cocker spaniel, love it!

tummytickler Wed 08-Jun-11 10:59:52

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

oohlaalaa Wed 08-Jun-11 11:35:22

With the boys I like Kit, Roman and Gabriel. Do not like the others.

With the girls, I only like Iris.

Renaissance227 Wed 08-Jun-11 11:38:53

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?

partridge Wed 08-Jun-11 15:07:13

Tummytickler you have great taste!

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