Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

Thoughts on these names

(15 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 12:48:34

Just interested in how these names are perceived...



bananaramma Mon 12-Nov-12 12:54:38

My favourites are


Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 12:59:36

Oooh I love you! smile

bananaramma Mon 12-Nov-12 13:42:05


Kittenkatzen Mon 12-Nov-12 13:54:27

Ok here are my one(ish) word, knee-jerk perceptions of each name;

Grace - pretty, a girly-girl
Aurelia - exotic and probably brainy
Ffion - bit middle aged sounding imo
Sophia - bit meh
Eirlys - never heard it before so no opinion
Hermione - slightly pretentious/try too hard (unless you're v posh!)
Gisele - don't like it but not sure why
Isola - LOVE this, original without being "out there"
Alice - slightly nerdy, i like it
India - nice, tomboyish

Jasper - makes me think of oranges, i have no idea why confused
Aneurin/Aneirin - never heard it before so no opinion
Edward - lovely, classic, sensible
Morgan - nice, bit trendy
Torin - ok, prefer Tobin personally
Rafe - ditto Hermione


Dillydollydaydream Mon 12-Nov-12 14:29:42

Grace - quite a popular name but lovely
Aurelia - unusual but not strange. Beautiful.
Ffion - not sure about this one
Sophia - pretty but very popular.
Eirlys - unusual. Undecided on this one.
Hermione - really like this but will possibly be linked with HP forever?
Gisele - not keen. Sorry. Reminds me of gazelle.
Isola - very unusual, sound exotic.
Alice - not that keen.
India - like this, I'd imagine a popular girl called this.

Jasper - first thought was jasper carrot. My dsis also has a dog case this.
Aneurin/Aneirin - not sure of pronunciation of this one.
Edward - very traditional but becoming more popular possibly due to Twilight?!
Morgan - not my cup of tea, think it will date.
Torin - like this one.
Rafe - really like, rafferty is good too.

sonniboo Mon 12-Nov-12 15:15:05

Grace - very widely used already (was THE nr 1 most popular name last year)
Aurelia - beautiful
Ffion - harsh sounding
Sophia - widely used already
Eirlys - unusual and nice
Hermione - beautiful
Gisele - don't like this, nor Gisela
Isola - sounds like 'isolated', don't like
Alice - classic and pretty
India - have you Indian roots?

Jasper - Lovely but not keen on Jas as nickname
Aneurin/Aneirin -lovely, classic and underused
Edward -dull and widely used already
Morgan - American sounding
Torin - lovely name
Rafe - I prefer Ralph

FellatioNelson Mon 12-Nov-12 15:24:17

Grace, lovely but a bit overdone

Aurelia - lovely, romantic, pretty

Ffion - nice, strong, unusual, elegant

Sophia - lovely but v. popular right now

Eirlys - never heard, not sure how to pronounce, but I think I like it

Hermione - gorgeous, but cannot help think of HP these days

Gisele - can't decide. It should be lovely, but somehow it's not confused

Isola - do you say I-sola or Ee-sola? Prefer Isis

Alice, classic, pretty, a tad boring

India - like

Jasper - like, but it is very posh. Can you carry it off?
Aneurin - don't really like. A bit daft unless you are Welsh and most people won't manage to spell or pronounce it properly

Edward - classic, lovely, a tad boring

Morgan - don't like at all

Torin - gorgeous

Rafe - gorgeous

MondayNameChange Mon 12-Nov-12 15:31:59

Grace - meh. Loads of them around here.
Aurelia - lovely, very latino sounding (I think of the girl from Love Actually).
Ffion - Like. Don't know any (we are in Scotland).
Sophia - beautiful name, sophisticated and elegant. But popular.
Eirlys - I haven't heard this before. Sounds a bit like a corruption of Alice?!
Hermione - I love this, but HP connection would take a lot to get over.
Gisele - not keen. Not sure why.
Isola - as for Gisele.
Alice - really like this. No preconceptions for me of by age / class etc. Not all that popular here. Very useable.
India - gorgeous, but might need to be a fairly strong personality to carry this off? A bit of a posh girl / arty type name.

Jasper - Carrot.
Aneurin/Aneirin - Not for me, I think aneurysm.
Edward - I like this. Solid, but not used all that often. Ted is a good nn.
Morgan - American sounding. Not keen.
Torin - Made up sounding. Not Keen.
Rafe - Love this, prefer Ralph spelling. Sounds quite cool, arty but not so much so that Rafe would stand out in an accountancy firm.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 15:35:40

Morgan is American sounding? Eh? It's Welsh! How odd.

Fellatio I am indeed Welsh. So could probably pull off Aneurin (well my child could,not me personally). Jasper is unusual rather than posh in Wales. I think I'm going to have to doggedly insist on it smile

SquealyB Mon 12-Nov-12 15:43:08

Grace - I like the name, but would always worry what is DD wasn't "graceful" but was called grace.
Aurelia - very pretty, mediterrian sounding
Ffion - dreadful and dooming your child to a life of spelling her name
Sophia - nice but a touch bland
Eirlys - never heard of it
Hermione - ok, but always makes me think of Harry Potter
Gisele - pretty, posh
Isola - again doomed to a life of mis-prounciation (can you tell I have an usual name that I have had to spell and pronouce for everyone my whole life wink)
Alice - lovely, traditional
India - bit yummy mummy

Jasper - Twilight
Aneurin/Aneirin - again don't know it
Edward - Twilight again but actually a lovely solid name that will stand the test of time
Morgan - too unisex for my taste
Torin - again never heard of it
Rafe - I like it but only if you are very posh!

SquealyB Mon 12-Nov-12 15:43:46

[sic] unusual name....darn phone.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 15:54:19

Ha! I think I've seen you mention it somewhere before. The names like Ffion/Aneurin should be fine,they're Welsh,I live in Wales and have little intention of moving elsewhere. I do forget that English people might not be familiar with Welsh names though. An English friend looked at me with utter bemusement when I told her my middle name was Angharad. <fairly sure my entire name is now floating around the baby name board. Ooops>

I thought Isola was quite a straight forward one? Ih-so-la?

I don't mind posh names...I'd rather that than er...less so?

manicinsomniac Mon 12-Nov-12 15:54:33

Grace - like it. Pretty, elegant, classic
Aurelia - rather fancy for every day but I wouldn't know how to shorten it
Ffion - not keen. Prefer Fionnhuala or even Fiona
Eirlys - not heard it before. Very pretty
Hermione - quite like it
Gisele - love it. Think it has a double l thought?
Isola - quite like it
Alice - bit boring but nice enough
India - really like it

Jasper - not keen but not sure why
Aneurin/Aneirin - it's ok
Edward - really like it
Morgan - really like it
Torin - love it
Rafe - dislike, sounds very posh to me.

SquealyB Mon 12-Nov-12 16:20:42

Could not agree more on the better too posh than too common front!

On the welsh names, be aware that although you may not intend to leave Wales perhaps the DCs will.....that said I am a big fan of names that are culturally significant.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: