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Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 15:04:23

Am expecting DC4 in October and DH and I cannot agree on anything! Suggestions desperately needed.

We already have Elsa, Henry and Anna (Annie).

I quite like Ada for a girl, but DH says its too 'old ladyish'

SloganLogan Fri 08-Jul-11 15:11:37

Elsa, Henry, Anna and...

James
Oliver
William
Joshua
John
Charles

Sarah
Abigail
Georgia
Corinne
Claire
Lucy

PeppaPigandGeorge Fri 08-Jul-11 15:15:33

Talk him into Ada! It's lovely.

WaitingForBabyD Fri 08-Jul-11 15:25:00

I love Ada, tried to persuade my DH into it too but not luck yet!

How about Freya or Clara? Though I realise that's a lot of names ending in 'a' sounds.

I like James or Oliver from your boys list. Do you like Oscar?

Bandwithering Fri 08-Jul-11 15:30:42

I like your children's names especially Annie and Elsa. Not crazy about Ada though. What about Margaret with Greta for short. Annie, Elsa and Greta would be lovely. Clara also has that same Victorian feel as Annie and Else, but I picture younger people inthe victorian era. When i hear Ada I picture an old lady not that long ago.

I prefer Edie or Edith to Ada. There is an Irish name I quite like, Edel. What do you think of that? pronounced very like Adele. Just Edele.

I like Mabel and Christabel too. They have a similar Victorian feel.

Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 15:44:19

Thanks for all your brilliant suggestions!

I love love Clara, that's definitely on the list.

Also like Alice or Rose for a girl and William or George for a boy.

Unfortunately can't see DH changing his mind about Ada, he also says that everyone will call her Ava by mistake; which I suppose is very likely as Ava is very popular.

Bandwithering Fri 08-Jul-11 15:47:33

maybe better to avoid having two Miss As in the house too

Bandwithering Fri 08-Jul-11 15:50:50

two more in a similar vein - Polly and Sadie

Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 15:55:52

Yes Bandwithering that is a very good point.

levantine Fri 08-Jul-11 16:01:59

Polly is lovely
Sadie or Sukey?

Joe?

MelinaM Fri 08-Jul-11 16:24:08

What beautiful names your DC's havesmile

Love Alice, William and George.

Some more suggestions for you:

Artemis
Clover
Gaia
Helena - Nell
Ingrid
Jemima
Josephine - Posy
Katharine - Kitty
Martha
Olive
Ruth
Sara
Tabitha
Vita
Zara

Alexander
Andrew
Barnaby
Christopher - Kit
Edmund
Edward
Nicholas
Oliver
Peter
Theodore - Teddy
Wilfred

Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 17:00:24

Martha is lovely and Vita is gorgeous. Is it short for Victoria? Not desperately keen on Victoria.

MelinaM Fri 08-Jul-11 17:19:57

Vita is a name in it's own right, it's Latin and means 'life'. It is sometimes used as a nn for Victoria, but this is rare smile

mathanxiety Fri 08-Jul-11 18:47:43

Henry, Elsa, Anna, Lara , Charis ?

Henry, Elsa, Anna, Michael ?

I love Clara.

Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 20:57:43

Thanks for all your suggestions so far, have had a chat with DH and our shortlist atm is

Clara
Rose
Martha
Vita (I get the feeling DH is humouring me on this one)
Grace

George
William
Miles
Ivan

AnaisB Fri 08-Jul-11 21:00:35

I love Ada - it's our next daughter's name - not that I'm pregnant yet! (After Ada Lovelace - and the eponymous computer code).

AnaisB Fri 08-Jul-11 21:03:19

Also love Rose. I like William, but put off by royal connections and quite like George. Miles is OK too - but my family would laugh and think it was pretentious. Grace/Gracie seem v popular at the mo 0 or maybe that's just round here.

Papyrus Fri 08-Jul-11 21:05:21

I know Anais! Ada Lovelace was just brilliant. But DH is adamant. It goes perfectly with our surname as well.

DH has compromised and agreed I can Ada as a middle name, providing it goes with DC4's first name (and DC4 is a girl of course) grin

Ephiny Fri 08-Jul-11 21:12:49

I like Ada, though maybe just a bit too similar to Anna?

Grace is nice too, and another famous computer programmer if that's important to you smile

mathanxiety Fri 08-Jul-11 22:56:48

Ivan is fabulous. Vita too.

Papyrus Sat 09-Jul-11 13:29:58

You don't think Ivan is too synonymous with all things terrible? That is my one reservation about it.

Must admit I have fallen completely in love with Vita.

mathanxiety Sat 09-Jul-11 16:43:01

No -- no more than Joseph would make me think Stalin. Adolph on the other hand, I would avoid.

I associate the name with Northern Ireland for some reason, though I knew some growing up further south.

Hedwig3 Mon 11-Jul-11 12:33:05

What lovely names your children have!

Clara or Miles would be great from your shortlist.

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