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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?

garlicnutty Sat 15-Sep-12 11:58:34

xposted - Harper Willow is lovely!

DamnTheManSaveTheEmpire Sat 15-Sep-12 19:48:33

I think harper is a beautiful name, I prefer it to poppy although think poppy is also a nice name.

Middle name suggestions :

Harper sophia
Haper Ann
Harper Olivia
Harper Marie
Haper Mae

Really like the harper grace suggestion

Poppy Louisa
Poppy Mae or may
Poppy vernonica

DamnTheManSaveTheEmpire Sat 15-Sep-12 19:49:05

Sorry meant to say harper willow suggestion not grace

NotInGuatemalaNowDrRopata Sat 15-Sep-12 19:52:38

I think it's a stunning name. However, there's a risk of it being shortened to Harpie which would not be cool.

OTOH, I agree that Harper Willow sounds pretty.

Redbindy Sat 15-Sep-12 20:07:05

Harper Chondria would be my choice for a girl, Harper Chondriak if a boy should unexpectedly pop out.

LemonLovesLilac Sat 15-Sep-12 22:10:01

Harper Juno

mathanxiety Sun 16-Sep-12 06:53:23

Harper Laurel
Harper Marley
Harper Kathryn
Harper Madeleine
Harper Anneliese
Harper Annabel
Harper Joy
Harper Evelyn
Harper Elinor
Harper Alannah
Harper Noelle
Harper Genevieve

PurplyWurply Tue 18-Sep-12 01:47:33

If you like Poppy, would you consider Willow for a first name? To me, Willow has a soothing sound. You could use Harper as a middle name, like Harper Lee?

Pudgy2011 Tue 18-Sep-12 03:01:58

If DS was a girl, he would have been named Harper Marise (Marise is my sister's middle name and aunt's name).

We both really liked Harper but we did reconsider when the Beckham's used it a couple of months before our baby was born, not because we stopped liking the name nor do we dislike the Beckhams but I wanted a slightly quirky name and knew that Harper was going to bounce straight up the popular name stakes.

I still really like it, I think it does need a pretty middle name though.

SomersetONeil Tue 18-Sep-12 04:46:16

Has it gone up in the popularity stake though...? hmm

I would've thought way more people are now actively avoiding it because of the Beckham association, rather than copying it...

I suppose - without wanting to sound like an unmitigated snob although I realise I will anyway - it probably is copied in certain echelons.

corblimeymadam Tue 18-Sep-12 05:27:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Goldensunnydays81 Tue 18-Sep-12 05:50:37

Harper Rae,
I like the name harper but also love poppy!

Pudgy2011 Tue 18-Sep-12 19:19:57

Yes, it's jumped 61 places on nameberry (if you follow that kind of thing):

"Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped an impressive 61 places between 2010 and 2011. Harper has been a shooting star in the celebrisphere, chosen first by Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulis, followed by Lisa Marie Presley, David Spade, Dave Grohl, Martie Maguire, Tiffani Thiessen, and Neil Patrick Harris. And now that the Beckhams have chosen it for their first daughter, Harper is sure to get even hotter."

And Somerset I understand exactly what you mean and I agree.

worldcitizen Tue 18-Sep-12 19:56:10

The suggested Harper Christine and Harper Lucille sound great.

And I love Poppy. I just love that name. Can't help it smile

CheerfulYank Tue 18-Sep-12 22:03:52

I like Harper Grace or Harper Elizabeth. smile

DancehallDaze Wed 19-Sep-12 11:19:59

Really horrible name. Wait till she finds out what a harpy is. Or her schoolmates do.

OrangeandGoldMrsDeVere Wed 19-Sep-12 16:29:17

Great logic Dancehall.
That's why I didn't call my DD Sophie, to avoid the horror of her being tormented with Sofa based insults.

Pudgy2011 Wed 19-Sep-12 16:31:12

<snorts with laughter at Orange and imagines the sofa based insults>

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 19-Sep-12 16:34:37


DancehallDaze Wed 19-Sep-12 18:38:40

Nothing wrong with Sophie, or sofas grin

mathanxiety Wed 19-Sep-12 19:27:37

DD1's friend Sophie proudly answered to Sofa from age 12 onwards.

maddiemostmerry Wed 19-Sep-12 21:07:44

I would think Harpy or Harpic. Would also feel you are a bit of a Beckham hanger on. Actually have a Cruz in the family and get a lot of "wtf, as in Beckham" comments.

Inmate Thu 20-Sep-12 01:52:30

Agree, you will just look like a Beckham wannabee. They're just rich plebs.

outforlunch Thu 20-Sep-12 09:52:24

Bringing it back to middle names... (the poster has already said she isn't looking for opinions on the first names!)

Mathanxiety has already mentioned two that I was thinking about - Harper Evelyn and Harper Catherine. BUT, could Harper Evelyn be transmogrified to half-past-eleven, given the half-past-seven precedent? Harper Rosalind could also be nice if you have a short surname.

Agree Harper Poppy doesn't work, but I think Poppy Harper really does!

DancehallDaze Thu 20-Sep-12 10:30:15

What about Harper Sixpence?
It's better than Harper Penny


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