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Finally found a boys and a girls name that DH and I agree on - what do you think?

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Chocolocolate Sun 17-Jul-11 13:28:24

Hello,

Thanks for all the help so far. We've finally come up with two. Please can I have your honest thoughts:

Henry Jacob Holmes

or

Evelyn Charlotte Holmes

BluddyMoFo Sun 17-Jul-11 13:29:31

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emmyloo2 Sun 17-Jul-11 14:08:32

Love both!!!

BibiBelle Sun 17-Jul-11 14:30:54

both lovely smile

Kayzr Sun 17-Jul-11 14:32:37

I love both of them

coccyx Sun 17-Jul-11 14:33:33

Made me laugh, my DH's grandparents were called Henry and Evelyn!
If you both agree then I wouldn't worry about other peoples opinions

LittleOne76 Sun 17-Jul-11 14:33:48

i really like both of them. Henry's a great name - works for a kid and as a adult and I really like the nickname Evie for Evelyn. Again works for a little girl or adult. Good luck!

bloombloombell Sun 17-Jul-11 14:42:20

love both names!! Henry was going to be our name if it was a boy, however im having a girl, both the names Evelyn and Charlotte are on my short list, along with Clara and Ellen! Wish my husband and i could come to a decision like you!!

pinkgirlythoughts Sun 17-Jul-11 18:32:38

Both gorgeous smile

Love Evelyn Charlotte and love Jacob - not find of Henry but if you like it, it's none of my business!

Noleen Sun 17-Jul-11 18:46:15

Not fond of Henry either but like the other names

acsec Sun 17-Jul-11 18:46:58

Lovely names smile

ragged Sun 17-Jul-11 18:47:55

Innoffensive (read that as "boring" if you like).
You could do so much worse.
DC have boring names.

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Jul-11 19:25:03

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MyBloodyChamber Sun 17-Jul-11 19:27:44

I like Henry as for a child he may be Harry which is equally as sweet. How will Evelyn be pronounced?

Clarabumps Sun 17-Jul-11 19:30:56

I love henry!!LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! and evelyn is lovely too but Henry was my boys name.

LetLoveRule Sun 17-Jul-11 19:31:07

Gorgeous names.

everlong Sun 17-Jul-11 22:21:59

Henry is lovely.

I am sorry but really dislike Evelyn. There are much nicer 'old lady' names around imo.

proudfoot Wed 20-Jul-11 20:59:14

Ooh I love both of them - very good choices

manicinsomniac Wed 20-Jul-11 22:43:16

Like them Both.

Personally would probably prefer Jacob Henry and Charlotte Evelyn but your choice or name order is lovely and you both agree (not always easy from what I see here - one of the few reasons I'm glad I was on my own!) so stuff anybody else!

pilates Thu 21-Jul-11 09:17:23

Love Henry Jacob but prefer Charlotte Evelyn.

AnonymousBird Thu 21-Jul-11 09:25:34

I love both names, however, do you want Henry Holmes? really?

Shame, as Henry is a truly fine name, but personally I think that sounds not so great. He'll go through life with people calling him his name with either completely dropped "H's" ('Enry 'Olmes) or over emphasised "H's" (Hhhhenry Hhholmes), it probably wouldn't happen with any other initial letter, but H's just attract that kind of attention and diction......

And Evelyn Holmes.... all I can think of is Eamon Holmes. Bonkers I know, as it is a girl's name and everything, but that was the first thing that came into my head!

Oh, and please avoid the initials E.C. for obvious reasons, especially for a girl. My PIL has the initials R.C. and it has haunted him all his days..... he is 65 and people still call him "arsey" much to his UNamusement!

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