Evelyn - nice, but Eve/Evelyn/Ava/Eva/Evie all very popular at the moment (how about Evelina?) Martha, Elsa and Ellen are a bit on the dull/lumpy side Louisa - like, and fairly unusual at the moment Isis - don't like Lorellei - a bit strange (how about Laura?) Thomasin - too male (how about Tamsin?) Lucy - like
He thinks mine are all "old lady names" except for Lorellei which is thinks is plain bonkers.
I think Thomasin is too much like making a boy's name a girl's name; that it should be vetoed since we have 2 v good friends with DSs called Thomas and I have a nephew called Thomas and the only Thomasin I have ever met is a friend at work, so seems to close-but-not-close-enough link.
And Lucy, I think is plain dull. And round here it would become "Luceh".
I like Evelyn as it was my Granny's name and there were others on other side of my family too. I realise that the various diminutives are v popular, but I am not that concerned.
We may possibly have middle ground on Louisa.
Middle name will be Hope - village in Derbyshire we lived in when we first got together.
Evelyn - Eve is much prettier. Evelyn will become Evie. Martha - This is a name that I've never 'got'. Really dislike. Louisa - Beautiful, but depends on pn IMHO. Lou-ee-sa is gorgeous. Lou-ee-za is less so. I know a couple of little Louisa's atm so maybe about to see a rise? Isis - Ok Lorellei - sounds a bit pole-dancer-ish to me, sorry Elsa - will forever be a lioness for me Ellen - lovely. Don't know any children with this name. Thomasin - I completely agree with you - too much like making a boy's name a girl's name Lucy - Beautiful! I love this and don't think it's bland at all. Lucia is a lovely alternative though.
Evelyn Hope - really like the name Evelyn and nns Martha Hope- ok Louisa Hope- LOVE the name Louisa and works well with mn Hope Isis Hope- don't like Lorellei Hope - don't like Elsa Hope - like Elsa but not keen with mn Hope Ellen Hope - like Ellen but not sure it goes with Hope
He likes: Thomasin Hope- don't like Lucy Hope- cute as child, not keen for adult
IMO, Louisa Hope followed by Evelyn Hope (think it's because 3 syllable first name sounds better than 2 syllable first with middle name Hope)
Thanks Manic, I agree, we need a longer first name. I really don't mind about the popularity of Evie, as it really isn't around here.
Abigail Hope - Hate Abbey as a nn Felicity Hope - Too many virtiues in one name! Georgina Hope - Horrible aunit Imogen Hope - Common abbreviation same as Mum and we have agreed not to name after parents Isabelle Hope -There are about 5 Isabelle/Isobels/Izobel in our street already Katherine Hope - Not keen on Kate, especially this year Matilda Hope - Close friend has a Matilda Madeleine Hope - Another horrible aunt (other side of family) Natalie Hope - Erm no. Hate Natalie. And would rapidly become "Na-alie" Olivia Hope - Toxic friend, and vvvvvvvvvvvvv popular. Samantha Hope - DS is Samuel!
Aah,well, we still have 3 months to think about it. I'm still hanging out for Evelyn myself.