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Daisy Alice - do your worst!

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siluria Sun 24-Feb-13 20:44:02

15 weeks pregnant with DC2 - yay grin

For a girl, we are beginning to settle on Daisy Alice as a possible name.

For a boy, we're dithering between Arthur Clive and Alfred (Fred) Clive (Clive non-negotiable: important family connection).

Surname begins with B. Opinions? (All welcome - want to hear good and bad!)

coldcupoftea Sun 24-Feb-13 20:47:02

They are both lovely! I really like Daisy, and despite having 2 little girls I've never actually met one.

Arthur is lovely too, different but not too out there. grin

SoMuchToBits Sun 24-Feb-13 20:47:27

Daisy Alice sounds good. I have a person in my family tree (1st cousin of my gran) who was Daisy Amy.

I would go for Alfred Clive rather than Arthur. Alfred can be Alfred/Alf/Alfie/Fred/Freddie but Alfred still a classic name. smile

DottieDaisy Sun 24-Feb-13 20:50:09

It's lovely as is Arthur!

steppemum Sun 24-Feb-13 20:50:28

love it.

Gugglebum Sun 24-Feb-13 20:51:35

Squarely on the bandwagon, I love it. smile

siluria Sun 24-Feb-13 20:53:24

I know - am surprised at myself being on the bandwagon. Don't think of myself as a bandwagon kind of girl. But here I am!

Thanks for the speedy replies, and the nice comments! I love Arthur, DH loves Alfred ...

CharlieBoo Sun 24-Feb-13 21:34:21

I love it!!!

BeanstalkandBump Sun 24-Feb-13 22:57:40

I like both names but I'd swap them round as I prefer Alice.
So long as initials don't bother you as you'd have a D.A.B

BeaWheesht Sun 24-Feb-13 23:00:37

I'd have Alice Daisy instead because Alice is one of mY favourite name.

Not sure on your boys names - nothing wrong with them just not my taste. grin

ladymia Sun 24-Feb-13 23:01:22

I like Alice

Daisy is too cutesy for me, really dislike it.

birdofthenorth Sun 24-Feb-13 23:05:01

Like Daisy Alice a lot.

And currently 32 weeks pg with an Arthur, so definitely keen on that -mine will have a non-trendy family middle name, too!

siluria Mon 25-Feb-13 09:50:32

Thanks everyone.

Meant to ask about the D.A.B. thing. DAB isn't so bad, is it? I mean, it's not SCAB or DRAB or anything. Can't think of anything derogatory that could come from DAB, but might be missing something ...

Startail Mon 25-Feb-13 09:57:16


CruCru Mon 25-Feb-13 10:02:13

Dab is something to do with digital radios I think. I don't think it will be a problem.

Daisy Alice is fine. How many syllables does your surname have?

Startail Mon 25-Feb-13 10:07:09

Sorry I didn't mean to post then.

I know a Daisy, little brother Alfie, I think they are both great names.

Alice is lovely, I know one 14yo. Very popular on MN, I wonder if there will be a lot more.

I can think of a couple of reasons for Dab jokes but they are pretty feeble.
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) is a digital radio technology for broadcasting radio stations.

Or it's a flat fish.

siluria Mon 25-Feb-13 10:10:30

Oh yes, the radios and the fish. Neither too worrisome, I don't think smile

Surname has two syllables.

Indith Mon 25-Feb-13 10:13:55

Well my dd is known as Daisy (full name Margaret) and had ds2 been a boy he would have been Miriam Alice so I like both Daisy and Alice smile. Ds2 however was a boy and is called Arthur grin.

siluria Mon 25-Feb-13 10:55:28

He he smile

Was slightly surprised you were going to name your son Miriam Alice, but thought 'each to their own' - then re-read and realised what you meant!

Indith Mon 25-Feb-13 11:12:21

Oooops yes, had ds2 been a girl, he is a boy.

WorkingtoohardMama Mon 25-Feb-13 14:32:25

Daisy Alice was our name for dd, but she just didn't look like a daisy! I sometimes feel a bit sad that I haven't got a daisy Alice, I think it's a beautiful name

siluria Mon 25-Feb-13 21:12:46

Aw, what did you name her instead?

Maybe that will be the same for us! Once we'd chosen DD's name after her 20 week scan we never deviated again.

Am so convinced this one's a girl.

I know people are kinder once you say you've more or less chosen a name, but I'm surprised at the responses on here. I was expecting way more people saying it's too popular/too cutesy/too litte-girly (all of which I do slightly worry about ...). Pleased, obviously, that there are people out there who like it!

Sashapineapple Mon 25-Feb-13 21:42:24

I would also put them the other way round Alice Daisy. Daisy is too cutsey for a first name imo.

I'm not really a fan of the old peoples names but Arthur and Alfred are very inoffensive and ok.

sw11mumofone Mon 25-Feb-13 21:49:19

I think Alfred is better than Arthur. There are less around (Arthur seems to be surging in popularity around here) and more nn's to choose from.

Don't like Daisy Alice at all I'm sorry. Both names are way to cutesy and twee for me. And together make each other worse. But that's just my opinion.

siluria Tue 26-Feb-13 10:04:02

I think what we might do is go either with Alice Daisy or Daisy Alice depending on what she looks like when she's born smile Pleased that nothing disastrous or unexpected has been turned up on this thread though (I totally get what people are saying about the cutesy thing, but find I'm not bothered about it when people say it, so that's a good sign I think smile - she might turn out to be a total tomboy Daisy or a feisty Alice, which would be cool - and I had a quick online search and found a lot of surgeons/lawyers/academics/journalists called Daisy so not worried it'll be a hindrance).

Interesting Alfred seems to be better liked on here than Arthur. DH's argument is the same as the one you guys have used - i.e. Alfred is more versatile and more easily reducible to a nickname. I just love Arthur. Again, we may just keep both in play and see what he looks like when he's born.

Thanks for all the feedback of all kinds - much appreciated smile

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