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Twins - ahh - shortlist decided - opinions please

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Iamkenny Wed 27-Jul-11 23:02:21

Due in a few months with twins (:O) (a boy and a girl) and DH and I have managed to narrow it down to a shortlist.

Oh and ..... I'm Irish/Welsh and DH from London and We have a v.jewish surname - Cohen (DH is Jewish) and two older DC, Layla Jenny and Aodhán Seth.

So what do you think:

Girl

Caitríona
Orla
Cassie (not Cassandra)
Susanna
Mallaidh
Niamh
Esther
Miri

Boy

Nate (not Nathaniel)
Iestyn
Logan
Eoín
Noah
Jacob
Elijah
Ezekiel

Lonnie Wed 27-Jul-11 23:09:53

I love Eoin as a name also like Elijah of your girls name I think Susanna or Mallaidh works well with what you have (but oh I love Miri)

thecatisdead1 Thu 28-Jul-11 01:26:06

I like Mallaidh and Miri. I would say Cassie but with your surname.....
as for boys names Ezekiel and Nate.

Logan, Eoin, Noah with Cohen? no, two many o's

madhattershouse Thu 28-Jul-11 01:28:29

Orla and Eoin sound great together but different initials, which makes things easier in the long run.

pilates Thu 28-Jul-11 08:11:03

Absolutely love Orla, it's so pretty and Jacob for a boy.

EightiesChick Thu 28-Jul-11 08:16:01

Susannah - next faves Orla, Esther or Miri

Iestyn, then Jacob

Bandwithering Thu 28-Jul-11 08:38:38

you've lots of nice girls' names there.

Susannah and Jacob go well together. They are both equally solid, equally familiar. Susie and Jake go well too.

Noah is a bit of a soft sound to put with a girls name as strong as Esther, Miri(am) or Susannah though. And Noah and Orla is too O-ish. I do like Orla though, but not with any of the boys names you have listed there. Orla and Jacob would be about the best match I think. Orla and Nate works ok but it has no oooh about it. There needs to be another consonant in there I think!

What about Saul?

Either Miriam (Miri) and Saul, or Esther and Saul together would be lovely sib set. they 'go' without being too matchy. But yet they are both bible names and neither is too popular or too obscure.

Ezekiel is nice but it's a bit too unusual beside your girls names i think, Zeke for short is cute though.

What about Zachary (with Esther/Miriam/Susannah) and letting the nn Zeke 'evolve' instead of zack.

Cassandra is horrible. Logan is terrible. Elijah is alright but, like Noah, it's a very feminine sounding collection of letters to give a boy who is the twin of a girl with a very strong-sounding name.

Bandwithering Thu 28-Jul-11 08:41:52

ps, Niamh and Eoin would work ok together, but that combo doesn't set me alight.

5inthebed Thu 28-Jul-11 08:46:07

Caitríona is lovely and I like both Jacob and Elijah from your boys list.

hester Thu 28-Jul-11 08:46:34

From your list, I like Esther, Orla and Susannah for a girl, Noah and Jacob for a boy.

And how about: Sadie, Roisin, Anna, Saoirse, Rachel, Talia, Daniel, Morgan?

randomimposter Thu 28-Jul-11 09:43:17

with your surname I would go Susanna and Jacob (as has already been said)

ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Thu 28-Jul-11 09:44:22

Love Niamh and Jacob

ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Thu 28-Jul-11 09:46:00

Like Orla and Logan too blush

Actually think you have some very lovely names in the running grin

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 28-Jul-11 09:50:31

With your surname, I'd consider:

Orla
Susanna
Mallaidh
Niamh
Esther
Miri

Nate
Jacob
Elijah
Ezekiel

None of the others really 'go' with your surname, IMO, either being too matchy (Cassie Cohen) or too rhymey (Noah Cohen).

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 28-Jul-11 09:52:24

Goodness, I think for the first time in my MN life there is a list of names where I like all of them!

Cassie Cohen does have a ring to it though... Cassandra was one of my considerations but everyone said Only Fools and Horses sad I like alliterative names though.

Wouldn't use Noah with Cohen, doesn't run well. Same for Eoín and Logan unfortunately.

I have to say I do quite like the Jewish/Irish contrast that you would get with Niamh Cohen or Eoín Cohen. Very difficult, you've got some lovely names there.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 28-Jul-11 09:53:15

I realise you're not using Cassandra btw smile

BikeRunSki Thu 28-Jul-11 09:59:49

Orla and Nate!

Iamkenny Thu 28-Jul-11 14:24:01

Sadie, Saoirse, Talia and Morgan I really don't like
Daniel and Rachel are alright but maybe to 'normal' with other two DC names?
Roisin was on shortlist for DD - think we got rid of because nn didn't really fit with surname (we are big on shorterning naames)
Anna is my mam's name - so no

As for Saul, DH likes it but whenever I hear it I can only think of the road to Damascus and Paul - so that it out

MrsOzz Thu 28-Jul-11 14:33:49

I vote Jacob and Niamh!!

I do like Caoimhe Cohen though. Maybe:
Jacob and Caoimhe
Killian and Caoimhe
Nate and Caiomhe

InstantAtom Thu 28-Jul-11 14:41:08

I like Esther for a girl, Jacob, Elijah or Ezekiel for a boy.

Also like Nate and Cassie but only as nicknames for something longer.

hester Thu 28-Jul-11 14:41:18

I didn't do so good then, did I? grin

ilovesprouts Thu 28-Jul-11 16:20:01

niamh &noah

PebblesAndWine Thu 28-Jul-11 20:26:39

Orla and Jacob!

TheMonster Thu 28-Jul-11 20:30:47

Girl.
I don't like Miri or Mallaidh or Cassie. Orla remind me of an awful woman on Big Brother a few years back.
Caitriona is nice and would sound nice with your surname.
Susanna is classic is probably my fave in your girls' list.
Niamh is ok and Esther is nice.

Boy

I don't like Nate, Noah, Elijah or Ezekiel.
Iestyn is good - it's unusal.
Logan is ok.
My fave is Jacob. It's my DS's middle name.

So, all in all, Susanna and Jacob from me.

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