Wife was due yesterday with our first baby - no sign of the little arrival yet! We don't know if it'll be a girl or boy. Wife is Irish, I am Welsh, we live in rural Hampshire. We have a large range of names, wife wants something that is not common or trendy - i am the one that has added Lilly which i know is v popular right now. Any constructive viewpoint welcome!
Bowyn As far as I'm aware, Bowen is the more common spelling of this name. It's a nice alternative to Owen or Rowan.
Lloyd I don't think it's due for a revival yet.
Noah I really like this choice but the problem is that many others will too! It's certainly the most popular of your choices.
Willoughby On paper, this name looks great. It has a lovely, mellifluous sound to it as well. However, it's a bit of a mouthful for a name and quite flouncy, especially for a boys' name. I think William, Wilfred and Wilbur are better choices.
Isabella This is a gorgeous name but it's a bit commonplace. Personally, I'd be inclined to use something a bit different (i.e. fresher sounding) - maybe Arabella, Annabel, Estella, Christabel, Gabriella, Fenella, Mabel, Isadora, Mirabelle, Isabeau, Raphaela, Susannah, Cassandra, Seraphina, Juliana, Eliana, Georgiana or Liliana - but if Isabella is the frontrunner, go with it.
Lily Lily is pretty but it's a bit insubstantial. It doesn't sound like the name of a strong, independent woman to me; it's just a bit too delicate-sounding. If you like Lily, you might also like Willa, Liliana, Libby (as a nickname for Elizabeth), Elodie, Amy, Amélie, Cecily, Emily, Millicent, Pearl, Lucy, Sophie, Sadie, Audrey, Kitty (as a nickname for Catherine), Felicity, Rosalie, Ruby, Alice and Verity.
Seren Apparently the only Welsh name people know at the moment. Of course It's lovely but it's a little bland! How about rediscovering Megan, Ffion, Bronwen, Angharad, Myfanwy, Lowri, Nerys, Sioned, Delyth, Dilys, Carys, Cerys, Nia, Bethan, Elin, Catrin, Ceri, Catrin, Rhian, Gwen, Anwen, Eleri, Glenys, Eirian, Gwendolen, Lowri, Meredith, Tegan, Mali, Rhiannon, Haf or Sian?
Willow See Lily. How about Willa, Rowan, Violet, Hazel, Olive or Laurel?