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2 wks to go and we have *no names* picked out yet - help!!

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girlfromdownsouth Mon 27-Jun-11 15:03:04

I am 38wks pg with DC3 - don't know if it's a girl or a boy - and my DH and I literally have no names we agree on. DD is called Emily Rose and DS is Charles Lawrence (both names in DH's family) but we call him Charlie.

We both like traditional English names and nothing too faddy. For girls we lean towards pretty, feminine names and I also like flower names (DH is a landscape gardener so that would fit).

I would need a first and a middle name. If DC is a boy I would like to use Lomax as the middle name as again it is in DH's family. (BTW DH has yet to agree to this..) I have no middle family name to use for a girl.

For boys I wanted to use Archie but our cat was called that. I like Alfie, but DH does not. He wants Harry, but I'm not sure.
For girls I quite like Ruby Isabelle and Daisy but DH is not sure Daisy is a "proper" name.

That's as far as we've got..... Oh and both DD and DS were born early so time is literally running out!!!

SloganLogan Mon 27-Jun-11 15:12:58

Ruby Isabelle is very nice, and I like Daisy too (yes, it's a proper name! Think of Daisy Waugh).

How about Henry for a boy and you can also use nickname Harry?

Oliver, Luke, Frederick/Freddie, Samuel/Sam?

oohlaalaa Mon 27-Jun-11 15:16:32

Boys:

Hugh
Alexander
Daniel
John
Edward (Ted)
David
Owen

Girls:

Hannah
Sophie
Mary
Isabel
Charlotte
Catherine (Kate)
Briar
Olivia
Verity
Harriet
Victoria

I love Faye as a middle name.

oohlaalaa Mon 27-Jun-11 15:17:07

I like Samuel and Ruby. Not too keen on Daisy.

MissHonkover Mon 27-Jun-11 15:17:17

Lomax is FAB! Would you consider that as a first name? I think Ruby and Daisy are both very popular at the moment.

MagCap Mon 27-Jun-11 15:35:47

I have two boys ( Harry and Tommy) who were both going to be Florence if they were girls. I love it- but it was a bit contraversial! I have also grown to like my own name ( Maggie) and think it's about time it was reclaimed from you-know-who.

minipie Mon 27-Jun-11 15:55:22

Daisy is a traditional nickname for Margaret so you could go with that on bc and have Daisy as a nn. As MagCap says it's about time it was reclaimed!

Alternatively (flower names):

Rose (and variations: Rosemary, Rosalind etc)
Poppy
Iris
Lily
Heather
Jasmine
Violet
Ivy
Fleur
Florence/Flora

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Mon 27-Jun-11 17:18:42

I'm not sure if Ruby goes with your other names, and it does seem to be getting quite popular. I like Daisy and imo it is a 'proper' name. Apparently though it used to be a shorterned version of Magaret so you could use that and call her Daisy for short. It would be strange but cute. Other names that might suit

William
Harry
Thomas
James
Albert
Edward

Maisy
Iris
Verity
Constance (Connie)
Hannah

mimmymouse Mon 27-Jun-11 19:13:42

Harriet Rose or perhaps Harriet Grace
Beatrice
Iris is lovely.

Think all the boys names suggested are great, particularly Albert. (Not an enormous departure from Archie and Alfie. Bertie is a sweet nn too.) have you considered Richard?

Good luck smile

harrisrebecca Mon 27-Jun-11 19:25:32

I'm also trying to think of names, 3 weeks till decision time!!
GIRLS
rosie
poppi
maisie
matilda (love this but DH hates it as do most pple!)
lola
lexi
maggie
annabelle(so could be anna, belle, bella)
isabella

BOYS
robbie
oscar
max
ben
sam
louis

These are ones we have chatted about , such a hard decision, good luck!

pilates Mon 27-Jun-11 20:44:38

Lily, Violet, Primrose, Louisa, Jessica, Jane (quite nice for a middle name)

Henry and Harry are both nice, to me they are individual names.

Jack, Nathan (nn Nat), Albert

MelinaM Mon 27-Jun-11 20:52:30

Love your DC's namessmile

I agree, Henry would be perfect, nn Harry. Henry Lomax is perfectsmile

Ruby and Daisy are currently quite 'trendy' - popular so I'd avoid those.

Alice
Anna
Artemisia
Beatrice
Elizabeth
Elodie
Helena - Nell
Josephine - Posy
Marguerite - Daisy
Martha
Olive
Ophelia

AgathaPinchBottom Tue 28-Jun-11 11:18:34

I think Lily would go nicely with Emily rose and Charles or perhaps Lucy?
For a boy - I think Edward is nice.

motherhood Tue 28-Jun-11 11:26:46

How about Lily-Mae? I also like Poppy and like what others have said Ruby is so popular now.

Fimbo Tue 28-Jun-11 11:44:36

Emily, Charles & Susannah

Emily, Charles & Johnny

CharlieBoo Tue 28-Jun-11 12:12:01

Emily, Charlie and Daisy is lovely!!! I would avoid Ruby and Lily...they are off the scale popular....I only know one little Daisy...

pommedechocolat Tue 28-Jun-11 12:31:36

Holly for a girl?

2kidsintow Tue 28-Jun-11 23:23:53

My DD1 didn't have a name for 6 days as my DH and I couldn't decide what suited her. We had a general idea within a couple of days, but actually swapped over her first and middle names before it came to having to register her. She gets one of her names from the midwife, it wasn't on our list originally, but we both liked it.

One of my relatives had the same dilemma....their daughter was just labelled 'baby' by the hospital at the beginning and in the end they called her Abby partly because they liked it and partly because it was an anagram of baby.

Some people struggle to choose a name, then discount it when the baby arrives because it doesn't seem to suit their child.

Good luck with whatever you pick...it's a hard decision.

emmanumber3 Tue 28-Jun-11 23:52:56

Ooo - I love girly, flowery names too. I have on my shortlist:-

Phoebe
Lily (I know it's uber popular but I still love it)
Poppy
Kitty
Mia
Eliza (my family linked name)
Louisa (DH's family linked name)
Amy
Ivy
Natalie(a)
Sophie
Ella

Our boys name shortlist is much shorter (mainly because we were told at 20 week scan that baby is a girl so haven't put so much thought into it) but in case of emergency we have:-

Isaac
Daniel
Oscar

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