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JessieEssex Fri 25-Jan-13 09:22:58

I'm 30+5 with DC2 and haven't found out the gender. DD1 is Imogen Elizabeth.

We have decided on.......

Samuel Raymond
Penelope Rae (Ray?)

DH's much missed late Grandad was Raymond so the middle name is definite.

Any thoughts? I'm renowned for changing my mind so although I say we have decided, I'm still open to ideas!

tiredteddy Fri 25-Jan-13 09:31:19

I really like them both. They go well with you DD's name too.

JessieEssex Fri 25-Jan-13 10:01:32

Thanks tired - took ages to find a boys name that we both liked, but then a friend said 'you'll never meet a nasty Sam'!

forgetmenots Fri 25-Jan-13 10:03:28

Lovely, and a nice way of honouring DH's granddad. They go well with Imogen too.

echidnakid Fri 25-Jan-13 10:04:32

Both are lovely - well done! I prefer Penelope Ray as its closer to Raymond and also because it makes me think of a ray of sunshine or a ray of light which are nice images. Rae doesn't have that.

MamaGeekChic Fri 25-Jan-13 10:04:37

lovely names smile

JessieEssex Fri 25-Jan-13 10:30:40

Thanks all, and I agree about Ray over Rae for a girl. Thanks for the input!

AmandaPayne Fri 25-Jan-13 11:28:59

Lovely. I especially love Penelope.

I agree about Ray. I know it is closer to the boy's name, but since you are honouring a grandfather I think that is nice. And, as has been pointed out, there is 'ray of sunshine' etc. I'm not particularly keen on Mae (prefer May) which is probably colouring my view too.

JessieEssex Sat 26-Jan-13 14:06:07

Grrr, DH has decided he doesn't like Ray for a middle name for a girl. Sigh. Other family names that we could use are -


Not really a hotbed of great ideas...!

Don't really want to have a random middle name with no connections, would rather have none. Thoughts?

CarriMarie Sat 26-Jan-13 15:29:11

I think Joyce or Laura go best with Penelope (might depend on the surname).

Mellymog Sat 26-Jan-13 15:30:33

Definitely Joyce. The rest have too many syllables.

AmandaPayne Sat 26-Jan-13 16:19:13

Joyce or Margaret for me.

BarbieDahl Sat 26-Jan-13 16:21:07

I think Ray or maybe Raye is lovely and unusual for a girl

FellatioNels0n Sat 26-Jan-13 16:21:24

Penelope is to DIE FOR. I LOVE it. grin

Samuel Raymond is ok. I love the name Sam but it's quite run of the mill. Why not just have Raymond?

I hate Joyce but I love Joy. Joy sounds elegant, romantic, timeless and sassy. Joyce sounds like the fat woman who works in the bakers.

LittleChimneyDroppings Sat 26-Jan-13 16:22:54

I like both names. And I like Margaret too.

FellatioNels0n Sat 26-Jan-13 16:23:19

Sorry I meant to say I love Penelope Rae. Although I prefer the speliing Raye for a girl, but if it's a middle name it's neither here nor there.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 26-Jan-13 20:44:45

Lovely names OP

jkklpu Sat 26-Jan-13 22:32:07

How about Joy instead of Joyce?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 26-Jan-13 22:38:17

Samuel Raymond is lovely.

Ray for a girl doesn't work imho but I do like Rae.

Please don't use Wendy - it is my middle name and I loathe it.

JessieEssex Sat 26-Jan-13 23:28:55

Hi all, thanks so much for taking the time to reply. *jkkp

JessieEssex Sat 26-Jan-13 23:30:51

Whoops! jkklpu and fellatio I love Joy instead of Joyce, great idea. Penelope Joy. Lovely.

I agree that Sam is a bit run of the mill but I really like it anyway. Good solid trustworthy name and not mega mega popular.

FellatioNels0n Sun 27-Jan-13 18:02:44

Penelope Joy is gorgeous.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 27-Jan-13 18:43:39

Not a fan of Penelope but LOVE Rae.

MoelFammau Sun 27-Jan-13 19:57:22

I had a try at fitting Raymond into a girls name for DD. The options I found were:


Any use?

ZolaBuddleia Mon 28-Jan-13 09:46:42


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