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mamaLou13 Fri 14-Sep-12 21:34:20

I have whittled down my choice for a baby girls name to either Harper or Poppy ( but Dh hates Poppy.... still working on it though as he named dd1). Can't think of a good middle name though. Dd1's middle name is Grace. I thought Harper Rose was quite nice but have gone off it. Harper Poppy just doesnt't go either!
Any suggestions?

MrsJohnDeere Fri 14-Sep-12 21:34:55


<runs away>

deleted203 Fri 14-Sep-12 21:37:21

Lee.....have you read 'To Kill A Mockingbird?'.

Nancyclancy Fri 14-Sep-12 21:50:03

Harper Simone
Harper Jane
Harper Faith
Harper Nicole
Harper Tallulah
Harper Alice
Harper Jean
Harper Margerite
Harper Frances
Harper Fleur

Gwennan Fri 14-Sep-12 21:55:16

I think you need to choose a feminine middle name with Harper, which is gender-neutral and more commonly a surname.

Rose is a little overdone in the middle slot so how about something soft ike:

Harper Alexandra
Harper Josephine
Harper Rosemary
Harper Violet
Harper Evangeline
Harper Lucille
Harper Genevieve
Harper Abigail
Harper Elizabeth
Harper Caroline
Harper Daisy

Harper is really trendy at the minute (plenty of star babies with the name, not just Half Past Seven Beckham) so I'd choose a classic middle name.

You might want to consider the name Heather as well.

mamaLou13 Fri 14-Sep-12 22:05:20

Definately not Lee or Seven, Yes have read 'To Kill A Mockingbird' . I quite like Harper Faith. I still love Poppy but stupid Dh won't budge!! I like Harper too but it's just the beckham association that i am not keen on.

mamaLou13 Fri 14-Sep-12 22:06:39

Gwennan I take it you are Welsh? I know alot of welsh people (My family being a few of them) who think the Beckham baby sounds like Half past seven!

Harper Mary.

Mum8 Fri 14-Sep-12 22:28:59

Harper Lilly
Harper May
Harper Grace
Harper Eva

Zavi Fri 14-Sep-12 22:39:43

Dreadful name. Just awful. Imagine - you're going to be in the playground shouting"Harper! Harper! " and pretty much everyone there else is going to be sniggering at you going - OMG, the kids called Harper!

RaisinDEtre Fri 14-Sep-12 23:17:50

hope you don't live in SW/cider country

''ARRRRRper, ARRRRRRper come eeeeere''

notso Fri 14-Sep-12 23:20:47

Harper Willow.

TudorJess Fri 14-Sep-12 23:25:01

Poppy is lovely, much nicer than Harper.

Poppy Louisa
Poppy Melissa
Poppy Cara

OrangeandGoldMrsDeVere Fri 14-Sep-12 23:33:25

Harper is a lovely name.
I agree that a classic and feminine middle name would suit.

Harper Willow is very nice as suggested by notso.
Harper Linnet
Harper Clarissa
Harper Evangeline

But I tend to be a bit on the 'out there' end of the naming spectrum (specially by MN standards so what do I know grin)

mamaLou13 Sat 15-Sep-12 10:05:41

OrangeandGoldMrsDeVere Thank you so am i. I don't want an emma or sophie as many MNers would suggest i prefer somthing a bit different and Zavi Thanks but the thread is not asking you're opinion on the names it is asking for suggestions for a middle name. We have made our choice and are happy with it. If you are the type of parent that stands in the playground with other mus and dads sniggering at other children's names then i can only hope my children do not go to the same school as your children. I will teach them not to be phased by these kinds of people.

Harper Willow is lovley Dh suggested that, It is Dave Grouhl from Nirvarna's daughters name but it is really sweet.
Thank yu for the suggestions.

Biggem Sat 15-Sep-12 10:07:08

I am having Harper Christine if that helps!
After DH's mum

puds11 Sat 15-Sep-12 10:09:27

Personally i think the Beckham association is to big to call her harper. I don't know any other harpers, and if you mentioned it i would instantly think of the Beckhams.

noddyholder Sat 15-Sep-12 10:12:31

It is beckham'd forever now I wouldn't and I know a harper who is 10 or 11 and she is most put out at the association grin. It would look like you had named her after a celeb baby

mamaLou13 Sat 15-Sep-12 10:17:19

There are a few other Harpers such as Dave Groughl's daughter, middle name of the author of 'To kill a mockingbird' Neil Harris and of course the Beckhams but i guess they are more in the public eye and people who follow celebs (which is a lot) will think i of them first!
The thing is that i am not so keen on the meaning it just means harp player and my dd1's name has got quite a good meaning behind it and why we chose it so i would like the same for dc2 rather than just saying "we just liked that name on the list" It doesn't seem fair somehow.

noddyholder Sat 15-Sep-12 10:19:29

Before the beckham thing I would have said yes as its a lovely name but I think they have made it tabloid! Not sure why but it has cheapened it and i think there will be many in the next few years at school.

IHeartKingThistle Sat 15-Sep-12 11:31:08

I think it goes with Daisy really nicely.

pumpkinsweetie Sat 15-Sep-12 11:38:29

Trying not to sound's not a nice name is it? It sounds like "harping on", imagine shouting "harper" when child is naughty.
But i imagine you like it very much & are still going to use it so how about double barrelling it with a very feminine name such as Marie so as to make it sound more girly?

DinosaursOnASpaceship Sat 15-Sep-12 11:45:37

I can only think of Harper Valley PTA (Dolly Parton song that I love)

Harper Elizabeth
Harper Marie
Harper Joanne
Harper Samantha
Harper Danielle
Harper Elisha
Harper Alexandra

Nahla321 Sat 15-Sep-12 11:57:21

As someone else suggested Harper Willow is beautiful.

garlicnutty Sat 15-Sep-12 11:57:36

Out of the suggestions posted so far, my favourite is Harper Marie.
Marie makes a nice rhythm with the name and I can't find a way to make a joke out of it (I have the mind of a snotty 10-year-old boy). Her initials would be H.M. which tickles me somewhat smile

Or Harper Louise? When she goes through the phase of not liking her name, she can concatenate the middle to make "Pearl".

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