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Help please in whittling down our (very long!) list.

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yorkshiremummy75 Fri 07-Oct-11 20:54:32

Hello, I'm knew to this so please bear with me! My husband and I already have a DS and a DD and are expecting again. It seems most people can't find a name they both love but our problem is the opposite - our list is waaay too long! Please help us to sort out the lovely names from the ones that only seem good in my jumbled pregnancy brain and shorten our list! grin

BOYS
Atticus
Augustus
Bay
Cuthbert
Fergus
Gabe
Gray
Inigo
Merrick
Otto
Percy

GIRLS
Ariana
Astra
Cleo
Elodie
Etta
Lucia
Matilda
Paloma
Rowan
Thea
Zeta

Honest opinions please, I can take it! grin

lostlady Fri 07-Oct-11 21:01:32

Atticus- love it! And Cleo. Good names smile

LazyDaisy123 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:02:43

Fergus and Elodie for me

StetsonsAreCool Fri 07-Oct-11 21:03:11

I like Fergus and Percy from your boy list and Cleo and Elodie from your girls.

What are your first two called? And how long have you got to decide?

I think if you've got lots to choose from, just see what the baby looks like on the day. We had about 4 names for each possibility, and when DD was born one of our potential names was perfect for her. I'd rather be in your position with lots of choice for each than not being able to agree on any name and having loads of problems afterwards smile

BelleEnd Fri 07-Oct-11 21:04:27

My goodness! A more trendy list I have not seen! grin
Gray or Rowan.

emsyj Fri 07-Oct-11 21:07:54

BOYS
Atticus - bit pretentious, but not awful
Augustus - = Gloop
Bay = Tree (or nice shiny conker-brown horse)
Cuthbert - has a runny nose
Fergus - like - possibly because I like 'Fergus Sings the Blues' grin - and I know the loveliest guy ever called Fergal, which is similar!
Gabe - indifferent
Gray - colour/Gary spelled wrong - don't get it
Inigo - unsure how you pronounce this - is it like indigo but without the 'd'?? confused - if so is a bit 'blocked nose' sounding
Merrick - met a guy on holiday with this name who was a very nice man, Brummie with huge moustache. So will always scream 'lovely Brummie man with big moustache' to me.
Otto - love love LOVE this name - gorgeous
Percy - =Sugden. Or Percy from the first series of Blackadder.

GIRLS
Ariana - lovely, but almost prefer Arianne
Astra - my car! grin I love my car.
Cleo - ok
Elodie - pretty but don't love it
Etta - lovely
Lucia - lovely
Matilda - nice, but dislike nn 'Tilda' as is rice
Paloma - bit pretentious IMO
Rowan - know someone vile with this name so don't like
Thea - don't like
Zeta - nice

Oooh I have been very forthright, hope you're not offended. Have had 2 glasses of Cava so feeling very bold this evening.

I would choose Otto for a boy and Arianne/Ariana or Etta or Lucia for a girl.

Bunbaker Fri 07-Oct-11 21:08:19

Funnily enough I always think of Rowan as a boy's name. I prefer Rowena.

smogwod Fri 07-Oct-11 21:09:21

I agree with Stetsons, wait til he/she arrives. But from your list my definite favourites are Atticus and Astra, depends on your other children's names and your surname as to which 'goes' best tho

mybootsaremuddy Fri 07-Oct-11 21:09:55

Like Atticus and Fergus from your boy list....... thinking i might quite like Gray as well.
From your girl list, Ariana is lovely also like Elodie, Rowan and Thea.

LittleWhiteWereWolf Fri 07-Oct-11 21:10:56

Atticus of course! (why you even need other names is beyond me grin)

I don't care for any of the girls names, though, so make sure you have a boy. wink

TimeWasting Fri 07-Oct-11 21:11:14

Atticus, Inigo, Matilda, Rowan.

Love, love, love Atticus actually.

picnicbasketcase Fri 07-Oct-11 21:14:01

I don't really like anything from your boys list, sorry. If Rowan was on it as a boys name, I'd go for that, but since it isn't I'll choose Gabe. I like Ariana, Lucia and Elodie from the girls name list.

BOYS
Atticus - love it
Augustus - don't like
Bay -hate
Cuthbert - not fond
Fergus - not fond
Gabe - hideous but Gabriel is lovely
Gray - ugh
Inigo - love it
Merrick - horrible
Otto - not fond
Percy - god no

GIRLS
Ariana - ok
Astra - prefer Astrid
Cleo - don't like
Elodie - don't like but love Eloise
Etta - don't like
Lucia - okay
Matilda - okay
Paloma - don't like
Rowan - hate this for a girl but love it for a boy
Thea - ok
Zeta - horrible

Sorry. Atticus is gorgeous and I love Inigo but most of this sound too hard for my liking.

these not this, sorry.

babycham42 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:17:12

Gray and Etta.

EightiesChick Fri 07-Oct-11 21:19:35

Fergus clear leader for a boy. Lucia, Matilda or Thea for a girl.

LydiaWickham Fri 07-Oct-11 21:25:47

BOYS
Atticus - cute, but also works for a grown up with a proper job. I like!
Augustus - cruel
Bay - interesting
Cuthbert - sounds drippy
Fergus - the bogey man. That is what he'll be called at school. I hope he doesn't have sinus problems.
Gabe -no, Gabriel yes
Gray - no
Inigo - no
Merrick - have met a nice Merrick, I like this, but he will get called Rick
Otto - cute
Percy - another drippy name.

GIRLS
Ariana - love this
Astra - car no unless you want people to think she was concieved in the back of one
Cleo - car no unless you want people to think she was concieved in the back of one
Elodie - pretty
Etta - I really like this, but it sounds like a nickname.
Lucia - too page 3 sounding, sorry.
Matilda - cute
Paloma - I like this, don't love it.
Rowan - seems odd with the rest of your list, not as feminine as the others! Good strong name, but you might regret not going for something more girly.
Thea - another nickname
Zeta - Just a bit Catherine Zeta - never a good thing.

scaevola Fri 07-Oct-11 21:26:19

BOYS
Atticus - like, but poncey
Augustus - like
Bay - no, it's a horse
Cuthbert - love it
Fergus - lovely
Gabe - no, it's a nn
Gray - don't like
Inigo - like it, fairly poncey
Merrick - don't like
Otto - lovely, but would expect Germanic roots
Percy - like

GIRLS
Ariana - like
Astra - no, it's a car
Cleo - OK
Elodie - like
Etta - don't like
Lucia - lovely
Matilda - lovely
Paloma - lovely
Rowan - says boy to me, though it's unisex
Thea - lovely
Zeta - don't like

LetThereBeRock Fri 07-Oct-11 21:26:34

BOYS
Atticus No
Augustus No
Bay No
Cuthbert Absolutely not! You can't call a child Cuthbert.
Fergus No
Gabe Gabriel yes.Gabe no.
Gray No
Inigo You killed my father,Prepare to die.
Merrick No
Otto Yes
Percy Definite no.

GIRLS
Ariana Ok
Astra Car
Cleo No
Elodie Ok
Etta Not fond
Lucia Lovely.
Matilda Love
Paloma Nice
Rowan Nice on a boy
Thea Beautiful.
Zeta No

jumpyjan Fri 07-Oct-11 21:30:25

Not too keen on your boys list but very much like Elodie and Paloma from the girls list. Good luck deciding.

MelinaM Fri 07-Oct-11 21:36:12

Blimey, what a fabulous list!

Atticus - Love, love, love!
Augustus - Fabulous, as is the nn Gus.
Bay - Love this also. Would make a fab mn too!
Cuthbert - Okay.
Fergus - Not a fan of this.
Gabe - Nor this, prefer Gabriel.
Gray - Love!
Inigo - Lovely also.
Merrick - Okay, but don't like the nn Rick.
Otto - Like this.
Percy - Lovely!

Ariana - Like
Astra - Vauxhall car!
Cleo - Renault car!
Elodie - Like.
Etta - Okay.
Lucia - Beautiful!
Matilda - Like.
Paloma - Lovely.
Rowan - Lovely also!
Thea - Nice.
Zeta - Nice.

Atticus, Bay, Gray and Inigo for a DS.

Lucia, Paloma and Rowan for a DD

...I knew I wouldn't be much help! Lovely listsmile

yorkshiremummy75 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:55:53

DC are Rupert and Alexis smile

Fixture Fri 07-Oct-11 21:59:51

Cuthbert, Gabe, Inigo for a boy, Ariana, Elodie, Lucia or Paloma for a girl

Atticus - someone who lives in a fusty old attic
Augustus - a large, 50-something, pompous academic
Bay - a tree or seaside resort
Cuthbert - like, nice old saints name
Fergus - don't like
Gabe - like as nickname for Gabriel
Gray - a colour, or Muriel Gray
Inigo - OK
Merrick - too similar to Derek
Otto - don't like
Percy - don't like

Ariana - like
Astra - car
Cleo - car
Elodie - OK
Etta - OK as nickname for Henrietta
Lucia - like, Lucy even nicer
Matilda - faddy, dislike
Paloma - like
Rowan - too unisex
Thea - don't like
Zeta - would get Catherine Zeta Jones comments

ScaredBear Fri 07-Oct-11 22:00:42

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StetsonsAreCool Fri 07-Oct-11 22:07:57

Ooh, I like Rupert!

So you 'can't' have Cuthbert now - two -ert endings. I might say no Fergus, Atticus or Augustus for the same reason. I still like Percy.

Personally, I always think Cleo Laine and I think Cleo would 'go'. As would Elodie, Etta and Ariana, but then you'd have two Miss A Surnames in the house which might cause confusions when they get older.

I like your list. I might steal some of these if I have another baby grin

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