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Votes please on best combination - love them all equally!

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AnnMarie82 Sat 27-Aug-11 16:42:05

Okay, I posted a couple of days ago about names for DC (boy/girl twins due 29/09). We have narrowed it down to 3 names for each sex which we love equally! We would really appreciate which names people think are the best combinations, what boy/girl names go well together and if there are any obvious reasons why we shouldn't use them (teasing etc). At this stage we just don't know how we are going to chose between them!

Boys
Asher Gideon Hugo
Olivier Amos Reuben
Lennox Fabian Darcy

Girls
Isadora Poppy Quinn
Gabriella Georgie Coco
Emilia Tallulah Bo

ballstoit Sat 27-Aug-11 16:47:14

My favourite combination is Olivier and Isadora.

Mainly because Olivier is the only one of your boys names I like (I've heard Asher a lot as a girls name), I'm not a fan of Gabriella (the angel connotations) and I think Olivier and Emilia sound too similar (I can imagine calling one of them up the stairs and they'd both answer).

I love Gideon and Reuben though...could you use one of them as a first name instead grin

glittershoes Sat 27-Aug-11 16:55:32

I'd go Asher and Isadora. I love both as first names and the middle names are nice as well!

WhiffOfBath Sat 27-Aug-11 16:59:33

Of the boys' names, I would avoid Lennox and Asher as they seem very faddy (like Dexter). But I'd also avoid Olivier as I think you'll spend half your lives correcting people who think it's Oliver (a very different name). But I do like Hugo, Reuben and Fabian. Have you considered Emmanuel or Augustus? Augustus Gideon Hugo, f'rinstance. Though Gideon is a bit like 'oh my giddy aunt'.

Girls: of your choices, Emilia Tallulah Bo. Not Gabby or Issy.

brodanbell Sat 27-Aug-11 17:09:21

Love Love Love Gabriella it is (one of) my favourite girls names, so that gets my vote. Never used to like it before because of Gabby as a nn, but I have learnt to love that also! Georgie and Coco are fine as middle names, I don't love Georgie, would go for a proper name like Georgia or Georgina but they are only middle names so it ain't the end of the world.
Of the boys, not keen on Asher or Lennox, so Olivier it is.....but prefer Oliver.
Not mad keen on any of the boys middle names tbh, but if I had to choose, I'd go Olivier Reuben Hugo or t'other way around.

AnnMarie82 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:12:08

Probably should also point out that when it comes to nicknames the aim is to use Ella as a nickname for Gabriella, Emmie as a nickname for Emilia and Issy and a nickname for Isadora. Boys not sure we would nickname them.

winkle2 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:18:28

Is coco a name?

rachel1970 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:21:16

Asher is lovely and undersused. As is Isadora - beautiful, feminine and not used much.

I know a little boy called Quinn (short for Quentin I think) and prefer it for a boy.

brodanbell Sat 27-Aug-11 17:22:20

Have known a few Ashleys in the past (male ones) and they've always been shortened to Ash, so that's a factor to consider if it bothers you. Likewise Olivier = Olly.

mayanna123 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:24:35

Ashley and Lennox are both very nice. Olivier/Olly is a little dull in comparison - there are just so many around.

I like Isadora and Gabriella very much too. Agree that Quinn sounds quite masculine (like Finn).

AnnMarie82 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:35:17

Would many people mistake Olivier for Oliver? I know the spelling is very similar but the sounds are so different

scarlettlips Sat 27-Aug-11 17:36:53

Ohhh well done on cutting down your list...that must of been tough it was a good list! smile

Olivier and Gabriella

mayanna123 Sat 27-Aug-11 17:51:30

And would most people be able to pronounce it the correct way - Olly-veEER with the emphasis on the last syllable. I think a lot of English speakers are going to say Oll-IV-e-ay with an English accent.

In other words, Olivier in French sounds lovely but the way I envisage an English person's pronunciation isn't. Sorry.

Busybee21 Sat 27-Aug-11 18:05:56

Lennox Fabian Darcy and Emilia Tallulah Bo. Good luck with chosing!

curlwur200 Sat 27-Aug-11 18:46:52

I'm not massively keen on any of the combinations but I love some of the individual names. How about Fabian Olivier Hugo and Poppy Tallulah Bo?

washngo Sat 27-Aug-11 19:06:52

Asher and isadora

ragged Sat 27-Aug-11 19:08:39

I would routinely confuse Olivier for Oliver, esp. as Oliver is like No. 1 name, right?

Of all your choices I like Amos and Isadora the best. Am struggling with Coco, Bo, Poppy, Tallulah (extra blech), Darcy.

AnnMarie82 Sat 27-Aug-11 19:53:14

Hmm I'm starting to see a lot of potential mix-ups between the names Olivier and Oliver, that one may have to be demoted to a middle name

greenzebra Sat 27-Aug-11 19:56:52

Lennox and Gabriella

Dont like Isadora reminds me of Wizadora and very annoying kids show from the 90's.

But out of all your names I love Gideon, Ruben and Gabriella

WhiffOfBath Sat 27-Aug-11 22:22:25

Bit baffled by Ella as nn for Gabriella. The full names on your list are quite interesting, but Ella is decidedly common.

AnnMarie82 Sat 27-Aug-11 22:27:17

WhiffOfBath the reason why we would chose Ella as a nn is that we love Gabriella but dislike Gabby and, as her schoolfriends will nn her something anyway, we have decided to use Ella to ensure that she doesn't get Gabby. However most of the time we would use Gabriella.

Lots of names that I like here -

love Asher (would have been both dd's middle name, had they been ds)
love Gideon
love Fabian
love Isadora

I'm personally not fond of having three names and imho the third name in each of your girls' name combinations sounds a bit redundant and weird (Quinn is surely a boys' name? Bo is cute as a nn but a bit silly as a given name imho, as is Coco).

I'd go for Asher Gideon or Isadora Poppy and lose the third names, personally.

Oh and don't be too sure that you can dictate a child's nn anyway. We named dd2 Isobel on the understanding that she would be Belle or Boo not Izzy but I am the ONLY person who ever calls her Belle or Boo and she insists that her name is Izzy and has done ever since she could speak! smile

WhiffOfBath Sat 27-Aug-11 22:31:00

AnnMarie, I can see your point. That being the case, I'd go for Emilia. I think that's a lovely name - though DH vetoed it for our DD as he said she'd spend all her time explaining that it's Emilia rather than Amelia. Grr.

WhiffOfBath Sat 27-Aug-11 22:31:40

(I do like three names - my DCs all have three names, and I could easily have given them four!!)

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