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goatshavestrangeeyes Wed 15-Jun-11 16:53:27

Okay so me and dh have come up with our list of boys and girls names for dc no.3. These are the ones we both agree on but not necessarily the ones we are in love with iykwim. They are:

Girls
Bethany
Eva
Lily
Gracie
Megan
Georgia

Boys
George
Charlie
Jack
Thomas
Bradley
Alfie
Henry

The thing is i really do not see my child being called any of these names. Sorry if this offends but they are all a bit dull and boring and they do not standout imo. Can anybody suggest anything similar but with a bit more character?

BlueChampagne Wed 15-Jun-11 17:03:20

Can you tell us what your other DCs are called, so we can get a flavour of your taste?

Girls:
Meredith
Meryl
Tamsin
Blaise

Boys:
Laurence
Conrad
Arlo
Hadrian

MelinaM Wed 15-Jun-11 17:08:13

They are all quite 'of the moment/ cutsie' ...no offence intendedsmile

I agree, what are your other DC's names?

PatriciatheStripper Wed 15-Jun-11 17:12:50

Mercy for a girl

For a boy, why not look at other traditional names that aren't as currently fashionable: Anthony, Robert, Michael, David, Andrew, that sort of name. There are lots of these, no need to join the vast armies of Henry, Thomas, Jack etc. You could even go for John!

Janoschi Wed 15-Jun-11 17:28:29

Or how about 30s-40s Americana chic?

Clancy
Rocky
Dill
Woodrow
Clayton
Purcell

Claudette
Norah
Constance
Rita

mopsyflopsy Wed 15-Jun-11 18:16:07

Agree, your suggestions are very 'now' and will probably date more than more classic timeless names. Have a look at the ONS list of ALL baby names given last year (or 2009) - there are thousands of gorgeous classic underused names once you look beyond the top 100.

MordechaiVanunu Wed 15-Jun-11 18:42:46

I offer:

Gregory for a boy.

Dilys for a girl.

Lonnie Wed 15-Jun-11 19:23:01

how about Michael? its uncommon but a name evenyone will know..

for a girl
Claire similar in set up to Michael..

swanker Wed 15-Jun-11 19:28:56

Geronimo and Electra

greenzebra Wed 15-Jun-11 21:04:57

check out the website nameberry. its has lots of lists names. Like cool baby names, mythical etc but also it gives you similar names to ones you like at the bottom of the page. It might help you pick that name.

ShoutyHamster Wed 15-Jun-11 21:31:39

Girls:
Briony
Mali
Sigrid
Beatrice

Boys:
Dominic
Lars
Heath
Owain

Other:
Fandango
Apocalypse
Figgleston
LurchBob

GibberingGinger Wed 15-Jun-11 22:22:44

How about
Annie or Tess/Tessa
Alexander or Alistair

I LOVE these names, but I think they will become very popular over the next few years (Tess and Alexander especially) so you could get in before the rush?

FunnysInTheGarden Wed 15-Jun-11 22:27:21

How about Fabian or Raphael (Rafe for short) Not that I am guilty of pushing my sons names, oh no grin

Girls - don't have one, but Martha, Eliza and Hester (Hetty) all on my shortlist

acsec Wed 15-Jun-11 22:30:44

Girls:

Jocasta
Jacinta
Jessamy
Loretta

Boys:

Maximillian
Christian
Benedict

SORNedWoman Wed 15-Jun-11 22:32:05

I like funnys' girl suggestions. Also Esther for a girl.

Boys - John , Peter, Eric, Hugh

SloganLogan Thu 16-Jun-11 01:00:01

Juliet or Dylan

goatshavestrangeeyes Thu 16-Jun-11 10:00:13

The problem is getting dh to agree on one, he's fussy! I mentioned the name Hester to him and he was like 'Hester? what kind of name is THAT?!'

I love Fabian, may try and persuade dh on that one.

Our dc's are Eleanor and Jacob

peanutbutterkid Thu 16-Jun-11 10:16:52

Gosh, Jacob is sooooooo popular. Almost ordinary (not a criticism, I have DC with ordinary names).
Alexander has always been popular here. It kind of bores me, to be honest!

Phoebe, Saffron, Isabella, Michaela, Sophia, Ada, Danielle, Emilia, Iris, Violet, Diana, Alice
Iago, Lloyd, Lawrence, David, Nicholas, Edgar, Vincent, Dillon,

nicolamumof3 Thu 16-Jun-11 10:23:51

Am struggling too with same thing. we are expecting first dd next month and still can't decide. After three boys feels like more pressure!!

swanker Fri 17-Jun-11 10:27:19

COuld you give us a clue on your DS's names nicola? Presumably you want something that complements them...

Lancelottie Fri 17-Jun-11 10:38:18

Hmm, we have oodles of Eleanors and Jacobs here too. I'd say you don't want anything too far out to go with those.
Eleanor, Jacob and Romilly?
Eleanor, Jacob and Clara?
Eleanor, Jacob and Susanna?
Eleanor, Jacob and Sasha?
Eleanor, Jacob and Harriet?

Eleanor, Jacob and Nicholas?
Eleanor, Jacob and Isaac?
Eleanor, Jacob and Patrick?
Eleanor, Jacob and Saul?
Eleanor, Jacob and Sebastian?

nicolamumof3 Fri 17-Jun-11 11:15:13

My boys are Tom, Tate. And luka favourites so far are Isla and Constance middle name Rose but still undecided dh likes violet and Florence

MelinaM Fri 17-Jun-11 12:13:14

Anoushka
Artemis
Aurelia
Aurora - Rory
Beatrix
Catharine - Kitty
Delilah
Esmerelda - Esme
Gaia
Honor
Ingrid
Jemima
Juliette
Ophelia
Paloma
Renee
Seraphina
Tabitha

Aedan / Aidan
Amadeus
Bay
Caspar
Cassian
Christopher - Kit
Dalton
Ffinian
Gabriel
Gray
Heath
Inigo
Jaoquin
Olivier
Phineaus
Rafferty - Raffy
Rufus
Sebastian
Thaddeus
Theodore

ooma Fri 17-Jun-11 14:56:58

Yolanda - my eldest daughters name only 5 registered in 2009

Calypso - from the camomile lawn - also greek legend

Emlyn nice welsh name for a boy

something Italian, Sergio, Pietro for aboy

mopsyflopsy Fri 17-Jun-11 15:25:47

Antonia
Tanya

Quentin (Quinn)
Tobias (Toby)

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