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3rd DC and an awkward surname!

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MissWilde Thu 08-Sep-11 21:56:58

So DH and I are getting ready for the arrival of our third DC and are thinking about names. However, our surname (Wilde) is so awkward! We really need a two or three sylable name and don't want it to start with the same initial of either of boys (their names start with A and C). Starting to see the dialema? Also, me and DH can' agree on anything so what do you think of some of our ideas?

Eloise (DH hates)
Jemima (I hate)
Georgina (both like but not massively)
Violet (I love, a maybe for DH)
Darcy (both like but not gone down well with others)

Todd (doesn't really fit with surname)
Darwin (DH suggestion)
Fergus (we aren't Scottish or Irish)
Haydn (I love it against my better judgement!)
Roman (is it too much?)

What do you think of what we like so far? Also any other suggestions would be gratefully recieved!

P.S we have had the 'suggestion' of Oscar about ten times!

ThoseArentSpiritFingers Thu 08-Sep-11 22:04:21

What about Rebecca?

Rebecca Wilde has q nice ring to it!

RiotSpoon Thu 08-Sep-11 22:19:53

I totally love the name Roman...I would love to have it but we live in Ireland and its too close to the name Ronan (which i don't like)

upatdawn Thu 08-Sep-11 22:20:08

Roman Wilde sounds very grown up for a little baby! Todd Wilde on the other hand is gorgeous! Not mad about any of the girls names with your surname.

Takver Thu 08-Sep-11 22:23:11

Ignoring the names that one or other of you hates:
I like Georgina, esp if you like the nn Georgie (Georgie Wilde sounds like a good combo to me)
Both Darcy and Violet are pretty but maybe a bit awkward to say with your surname?

What about Laura?

Similarly think that Haydn and Roman are difficult with the surname

I like Fergus the best, and not at all sure that you would have to be Scottish or Irish, I don't think its too obviously Celtic.

<<Entirely OT, one of my elderly relatives was born a Wilde - and then married a Mr Peaceful . . .>>

upatdawn Thu 08-Sep-11 22:34:23

Oooh the name just came to me and I thought you might like it..Rupert Wilde?

PercyFilth Fri 09-Sep-11 00:02:29

Roman Wilde sounds very grown up for a little baby!

hmm Is there a problem with that?


Violet is uncomfortably close to Violent, and might not be a wise choice with Wilde .....

snice Fri 09-Sep-11 00:07:19

what about Louisa instead of Eloise?

swingingcat Fri 09-Sep-11 00:19:06

Ivy Wilde, she was my dinner lady at Primary school!

Sorry I'm not helping am I?

startail Fri 09-Sep-11 00:20:53

Girls names ending in a seem to work
Gemma, Emma, Georgina and Rebecca work for me. Anna does too, but it's a bit dull.
I know a Hester with a similar surname and that's ok too.

DigOfTheStump Fri 09-Sep-11 00:27:35

roman wilde sounds like a hillwalking trip with the scouts!

i vote Patrick or Reuben.

SpidersAndVinegaroons Fri 09-Sep-11 00:34:40

Roman - no, roaming wild? Jarlath perhaps?

badgerbrisket Fri 09-Sep-11 00:40:04

Roberta wilde

Billy wilde

JoInScotland Fri 09-Sep-11 00:40:08


Papyrus Fri 09-Sep-11 00:47:27

I second the suggestion of Louisa instead of Eloise - Louisa Wilde is lovely.

I went to school with a Saskia who had a similar name which I always thought was fab!

Patrick Wilde is also rather nice.

Quenelle Fri 09-Sep-11 11:33:58

I'm not keen on the name Jemima either but Jemima Wilde looks and sounds great!

So does Fergus Wilde.

And Hayden Wilde.

I think I just really like your surname.

lizzieloubee1 Fri 09-Sep-11 13:07:10

Oliver. Or is that too close to Oscar?


Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 13:21:05

I like Roman, Darcy and Violet.

pilates Fri 09-Sep-11 18:24:02

I think Louisa sounds great, how about Emmeline, Evangeline or Solomon, Louis?

dreamer79 Fri 09-Sep-11 20:32:19

Darwin Wilde or Darcy Wilde!

AndOnAndOnAndOn Fri 09-Sep-11 20:36:21



I love Jemima and Louisa with your surname

MigratingCoconuts Fri 09-Sep-11 20:38:34


vess Sat 10-Sep-11 22:33:33

Like Georgina - or maybe Georgia of the girl choices. Violet's nice but not with that surname. Not keen on any of the boys' names, really.
Please not Darwin Wilde, it sounds like a chimp from a movie.

PootlePosyPerkin Sat 10-Sep-11 22:47:46

I know a "Wilde" family. Their DDs are Brittany, Natalie & Melody. Not sure if that helps? Possibly not hmm.

The DS I'm pretty sure is Gregory which isn't too bad IMO.

Stars22 Sun 11-Sep-11 08:22:40

Georgia is nice.

Sophie Wilde
Olivia Wilde
Louisa Wilde
Katherine Wilde
Darcie Wilde
Hannah Wilde

Tom Wilde
Luca Wilde
Lucas Wilde
I dont think theres anything wrong with Todd Wilde.
IMO Darwin is horrible, I no a baby called that and always think poor baby what were the parents thinking-he has a brother called phoenix.

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