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One week to go and STILL not sure ... can you vote on my shortlist please??

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clarehk Fri 15-Mar-13 10:47:21

Want something not too popular, not too out there .. this is our shortlist ..

Francesca (current frontrunner)
Belinda (too eighties?)

Jonah (but DP says he doesn't like this)
Michael (like Mikey as a nn, but hate Mickey)

Your thoughts much appreciated!!

Grinkly Fri 15-Mar-13 15:23:47

What part of the country are you in?
Different accents make names more or less attractive.

It was only when I was in the USA and they tried to pronounce my name as I do, in my local accent, that I realised it didn't sound too great! (my DM had a different accent in which it sounded much nicer)

Just thought I'd add that to furher complicate matters grin

notso Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:09

That's true Grinkly Harry was knocked off our list for PFB after MIL read 'arry Potter!

Don't like Robyn for a girl.

Naomi with mn of Louisa.

Love Robin and Tristan so would go with either of those with mn of Benedict or Michael.

baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:46

oh i really like Belinda. so pretty.

if you feel it's not quite right my next favourite is Lousia.

boys - i like Benedict.

smallsmith Fri 15-Mar-13 20:54:35

I like Francesca and Naomi for a girl, and Robin and Theo for a boy. But I agree why not keep all your short-list and wait to meet baby, his/her face will most likely tell you better than any of us!

Good luck and congrats!

CaptainMartinCrieff Fri 15-Mar-13 20:55:36

Francesca and Michael

cece Fri 15-Mar-13 21:01:19

Francesca or Michael

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Fri 15-Mar-13 21:06:34

Francesca top for girls, Louisa second, followed by Naomi.
For boys, Theo best, then Benedict, then Michael.
The ones I haven't mentioned, I don't like.

breatheslowly Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:59

Belinda or Benedict.

elsabel Fri 15-Mar-13 22:06:53

Love Robyn! We are seriously considering it for ours

exoticfruits Fri 15-Mar-13 22:21:06

Louisa and Michael

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 22:25:33

Belinda, Louisa, Naomi.
Robyn is a bit dated for women of 40 somethng in the USA, so it needs a longer rest. Francesca is very harsh. Most Italian names are beautiful and lyrical but Francesca is all spikey corners.

Coconutty Fri 15-Mar-13 22:28:06

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moonblues Fri 15-Mar-13 22:43:14

Francesca is a great name.

For boys I've always liked Benedict, but was put off giving it to a DS because someone mumsnet said they knew someone at school who was nicknamed Bendydick!

Michael is a classic boys name for me and would be my first choice. smile

clarehk Sat 16-Mar-13 00:07:44

Ohhh lots of mixed opinions!! Grinkly - we live in hong Kong and baby is half chinese, so no real issue with regional accents. Also have noticed that kids don't tend to get nicknames as much here, maybe because the shortened forms aren't well known. Still leaning towards Francesca (poss nn Frankie) but boys .. aggghh, boys are just hard!!

TheKelda Sat 16-Mar-13 00:23:47

Francesca or Naomi, both lovely names.

Theo or Michael, prefer those 2 from the boys names.

Minkus Sat 16-Mar-13 01:08:57

Belinda is v pretty. Versatile too re: nick names, could shorten to Linny or of course bel.

Love Louisa, but then it's my name so am horribly biased!

Have heard Francesca shortened to chessie which is sweet I think.

Ripley13 Sun 17-Mar-13 21:26:36

Robyn and Robin

birdofthenorth Sun 17-Mar-13 21:47:33

Naomi and Jonah

DontmindifIdo Sun 17-Mar-13 21:52:00

I like Francesca.

Michael, as a teen/adult, he'll get Michael or Mike unless he introduces himself as Mickey, so I wouldn't worry about that. If you want to call him Mikey, you'll probably get him known as Mike. Theo is also very nice.

cityangel Sun 17-Mar-13 22:38:19

Francesca ok if you like Fran
Robyn would constantly have to spell name
Naomi rude supermodel
Belinda (too eighties?) two names merged
Louisa lou for short

What about Harriet, Elin, Seren, Lucy, Clarissa, Orla

Tristan love it

Benedict too pope - do you like Ben
Jonah (but DP says he doesn't like this) too whale
Robin too bird
Theo too cat
Michael (like Mikey as a nn, but hate Mickey) mick - too general

Demelzajane Mon 18-Mar-13 07:08:11

Francesca followed by Louisa and the Tristan get my votes. Hope you get to the right decision soon

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Mar-13 07:23:41

Louisa and Jonah

LittleAbruzzenBear Mon 18-Mar-13 07:32:39

Ooh, you've got my name! I don't know anybody else with my name, I like it, but people do get it wrong in the UK all the time. When I travel anywhere outside of the UK, people get my name right first time!

Love Theo for a boy.

tigrou Mon 18-Mar-13 09:25:55

Francesca or Benedict. Sorted.

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