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LyraBelaqua Fri 15-Jul-11 11:08:00

Hiya, can people give me their opinions on the name Alba for a girl please. I've loved it since I read it in a novel and think it goes well with DD1's name, Lyra.

Also, really struggling for a boys name. Possibles are:

Cooper (Hubby's choice - Mini fanatic)
Gabriel will be the middle name as it is my fave but I'm worried that he would get teased from some of the threads I've read on here.

I want a good solid name if I have a boy but not tooooooo popular, as I'm worried DD1 will begrudge him getting a normal name and her getting a 'unusual' one.

Any opinions and suggestions greatly received, Thanks smile

spotty26 Fri 15-Jul-11 11:13:55

Check out responses to my "Boy Inspiration Please" thread - there are some similarities in the list!

Clarabumps Fri 15-Jul-11 11:14:42

I LOVE the name Henry! Alexander is ds2 name and he gets called Sandy for short but I love both. Theodore is lovely too.Not a great fan of Cooper but its not terrible..what is your daughters name?
I sometimes think its harder for boys if they have an exceptionally unusual name as there's more scope for teasing but I love your boys names- wish I'd called one of my boys Henry but was bullied talked out of it by dp. sad

LyraBelaqua Fri 15-Jul-11 11:17:24

Thanks Clarabumps DD is Lyra. Lyra and Theo, Lyra and Alexander, Lyra and Henry! Boy's names are definately harder to decide on.

BlueChampagne Fri 15-Jul-11 13:03:38

Alba and Lyra sound great. Agree boys' names are harder, but I do like Alexander.

If you want something more unusual, how about:

Cooper might be a good middle name.

bigbluebump Fri 15-Jul-11 13:08:46

Love Alba and it goes well with Lyra.

Apart from Cooper and Gabriel your boys' suggestion are much more common and imo a little dull.

How about
Dominic (Dom)
Quentin (Quinn)
Montgomery (Monty)

biscuitbrown Fri 15-Jul-11 13:13:06

Alba is really pretty & unusual without being wacky. Lyra & Theo sounds gorgeous imo smile

GiraffeAHolic Fri 15-Jul-11 13:19:53

If you had a Henry and an Alba, you could almost recreate the 'Time Travellers Wife' smile

LyraBelaqua Fri 15-Jul-11 13:31:38

Ha that connection didn't even click with me what a wally I am GiraffeAHolic. BigBlueBump I do agree that my boys names are dull thats my problem none of them grab me and say 'I'm the one'. Already a Dom in family DH was going to be named Quentin so MIL would love that. I like Monty will try that one for size with hubby.

sleepywombat Fri 15-Jul-11 13:53:12

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Mondayschild78 Fri 15-Jul-11 14:18:19

I think Theodore, Sebastian and Cooper are all great choices and a little bit unusual without being too 'out there'.

Can't stand the name Gabriel (sorry!) and Alexander is nothing special.

Alba is lovely for a girl.

Also, love Lyra - wanted to use this too but doesn't work with our surname plus my name is Laura so a little too similar!

ShoutyHamster Fri 15-Jul-11 15:00:28

Cooper is AWFUL. Alba is nice. Henry is good with Lyra

shoobidoo Fri 15-Jul-11 15:00:34

Cooper is nice and, in the UK at least, quite unusual (I don't know any, young or old).

Theo (Theodore) and Seb (Sebastian) are very popular round here and I think will date more than more classic names.

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