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need some inspiration please

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mrsmummy84 Tue 11-Oct-11 10:07:39

Expecting DC1 in December (unknown gender) and DH and I would like something classic, I don't mind old fashioned or unusual, and something that's not popular at the moment. We'd also quite like something 'festive' that we could use as a middle name.

So far we have

Sophie/ia Alice (but Sophie is too high in the popularity steaks really)

Joseph Francis (family names)

Any alternative ideas please?

RIZZ0 Tue 11-Oct-11 10:19:13


Sophia and Alice are both lovely, yes they are popular but still in a classic way, not a faddy way. Beatrice is nice too and Bea is a lovely nickname.

I prefer Joseph to Francis.

One of my favourite boys names (which could be seen as festive) is Rudy. Others that could have a festive/religious feel for boys are Noah, Christian and Gabriel.

For girls, Holly is the obvious one I suppose!

I also like:


Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 11-Oct-11 10:22:09

Ethne grin, i was never allowed to se it for my DD's sad

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 11-Oct-11 10:22:42

boys name Mac

allieballiebee Tue 11-Oct-11 11:13:12

Near me Sophie/a seems to be the most popular girls name. 5 Sophias in my dd's class and a Sophie too. It is a lovely name hence it's popularity.

Festive names - Eve, Holly, Mary, Gabriel, Joseph, Noel

mrsmummy84 Tue 11-Oct-11 11:51:07

Rizzo - thanks! Mabel was actually DH's grandmothers name, although I'm not sure about it. I do like Martha though! and I LOVE Noah for a boy (DH doesn't!), and I'm not sure we can get away with Christian since we're living in a ME country at the moment!

fifi - Mac like in CSI NY guilty embarassing secret crush ?! Yes please! grin

allieb - 5 Sopias in one class?! YIKES! Love Eve and Gabriel. DH vetoed Evelyn (nn Eve) though sad

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