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We just don't agree on anything, now need your votes...

(49 Posts)
Starlingo Wed 08-Jun-11 10:39:16

Out of all the names, DH and I agree on almost none. Here are some that get combined approval. There are two I will not use. And two he refuses to. So, without biasing you, which, if any, would you go for? There isn't a pattern.
It may be worth noting that I am half Dutch, half Iranian; DH is English; but the baby may look slightly middle eastern.

Edward (nn Ted)
Jacob (poss nn Jake)
Laurence (nn Laurie)
Frederick (nn Freddie)

atrixo Wed 08-Jun-11 10:42:13

Arthur, Edward, Louis and Frederick stand out as handsome names to me.

Toby is a name that is on my list but I am very unsure about it. I prefer Tobias but my husband dislikes it.

bamboobutton Wed 08-Jun-11 10:44:26

i like jacob the best, it's the name i wanted for ds but dh refused point blank.

also like arthur and freddie.

BearBehavingBadly Wed 08-Jun-11 10:46:47


LadyGoneGaga Wed 08-Jun-11 10:52:50

Don't like Lars or Louis - but all of the above are nice part from that.

smother Wed 08-Jun-11 11:00:37

Laurence (nn Laurie) sounds perfect!

Starlingo Wed 08-Jun-11 11:07:46

I ought to bite the bullet, and as per Lady, ask: are there any in this list you don't like. And if so, why. There are two I don't like.
Then give me the two you do like - or an alternative two of your choice (that I can then pass by DH) smile

SloganLogan Wed 08-Jun-11 11:26:22

I like Edward, Jacob, Daniel, Laurence and Frederick.

Not keen on Louis or Toby. Arthur and Lars are OK.

bamboobutton Wed 08-Jun-11 11:31:32

i don't like toby or laurence

oohlaalaa Wed 08-Jun-11 11:31:38

Unusually, I like ALL your names. My favourites are Edward (Ted) and Louis

Renaissance227 Wed 08-Jun-11 11:33:03

I only like Jacob/Jake from that list, but I suppose Lawrence would be ok as an alternative! x

poppydaisy Wed 08-Jun-11 11:33:29

But Starlingo everyone is going to have different opinions.. we thankfully all have different tastes.

Personally I dislike Jacob (just don't like it) and Laurence (girls name to me) and I like Lars and Frederick.

But the next person may have very different opinions. Choose the names YOU (and dh) love.

mollymole Wed 08-Jun-11 11:35:13

I only like Frederick (Freddie/Rick/Dirk)

MynameisTerces Wed 08-Jun-11 11:36:16

I like them all but i think Frederick is the nicest.

mumoftoomany Wed 08-Jun-11 11:37:36

I like Lars very much.

Dislike Jacob/Jake, Daniel and Toby - they sound very common and dull imo.

Prinpo Wed 08-Jun-11 13:15:11

Arthur - like it, know one, will become popular
Edward (nn Ted) - classic, great name, love Ted
Louis - like but v. popular round these 'ere parts
Toby - love but would have to have Tobias on birth certificate
Jacob (poss nn Jake) - naughty boy's name
Daniel - bit dull but LOVE Danny as nn
Laurence (nn Laurie) - not so keen on Laurence but love Laurie as nn
Frederick (nn Freddie) - ten a penny but still a great name
Lars - don't like, always sounds like quite a weak name to me

The two I would drop would be Lars and Jacob.
The two I would vote for would be Edward (Ted) and Frederick (personally, I'd go for Fred as nn but doesn't matter either way).

Other suggestions I would make are:

Angus and Magnus (you spot a theme).

When do we get to hear which are your choices and which are DH's? grin

pooka Wed 08-Jun-11 13:19:13

I like Lawrence (or Laurence, though prefer the w spelling)
And Lars

I don't like


Really like Magnus, as suggested by Prinpo. smile

exoticfruits Wed 08-Jun-11 13:25:03


QueenofDreams Wed 08-Jun-11 13:27:18

I like Laurence and Edward. Daniel at a pinch. Not keen on the rest though.

sancerrre Wed 08-Jun-11 13:31:54

In order of preference:
Frederick (nn Freddie)

Wouldn't use:

ComeAlongPond Wed 08-Jun-11 13:34:27

Love Edward and Laurence. Not really a fan of any of the others, sorry.

montmartre Wed 08-Jun-11 13:41:25

Laurie, Arthur or Lars for me!

hellokitty123 Wed 08-Jun-11 13:46:51

I only like Lars and Arthur.

Really dislike Jacob/Jake, Daniel/Dan and Frederick/Fred.

jojodancer Wed 08-Jun-11 14:14:10

I love Toby, Jake or Freddie (and I personally would register them with the shortened names but that's just my personal preference!).

Really dislike all the others on the list.

mopsyflopsy Wed 08-Jun-11 15:41:03

See I, on the other hand, really dislike Jake, Freddie and Toby. And Daniel.

But I love Lars, Lawrence and Arthur.

At the end of the day, not we but YOU (and dh) have to love the name you choose for your child.

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