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Pre-dh veto short-list

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mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Mar-13 20:46:56

Hello all,

I would really appreciate some thoughts before I take my short-list, cap in hand, to DH. If I can get some support for names on there, they are less likely to meet with instant dh veto!

This is dc3 - we have a dd with a v "normal" name (which was much more unusual a decade ago when she was born!), and a ds with a v unusual one.


Francis (I have gone off this quite a lot since the new Pope chose it!)



DH likes Frances, but I have the Pope issue again. Also there is the fact that I am a Southerner living in the Midlands, so I say Frances with a long a, whereas dh, my other kids, and virtually everyone else I know says it with a short a. I think that this would irritate me. It doesn't bother me as much for a boy, as he would be Frankie, at least to us, but a girl would remain Frances, so it would be more of a problem.

Other suggestions welcome, although nothing beginning with A or M please smile

FriggFRIGG Fri 22-Mar-13 20:54:30

I like these best smile


NoMoreMarbles Fri 22-Mar-13 20:54:43

I'm only keen on 1 of your choice of boys names- Joseph and 1 girls name - Greta and even then they wouldn't appear on my own short list...

How about...

For boy


For girl



MortifiedAdams Fri 22-Mar-13 20:58:17

Much prefer Gregor to Gregory. Sory but thats the only boys name.

Girls-wise, like Greta and Tess. Prefer Rita to Vita.

Ill chuck a few suggestion in - Rex and Anouk.

SergeantSnarky Fri 22-Mar-13 20:59:30

the two most out there for me are rufus and vita - quite like them both

pope has put me off francis too gah!

tess is nice
joseph okay

not keen on the others

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Mar-13 21:04:47

Thanks everyone smile

Nomoremarbles, I love Nathan, but was a dh veto last time. Not considering any names beginning with A, as both other children have A names, and I don't really want it to look like I gave them all the same initial on purpose.

Mortified, Rex and Anouk are a bit "out-there" for me. My ds is called Asher, so unusual, but not particularly trendy.

Assajjventress Fri 22-Mar-13 21:05:53

Love Joseph and Gregory from your list

How about

For girls you like Tess and Clarissa and immediately thought Vanessa.
Lovely name nn Ness, Nessa etc

wigglesrock Fri 22-Mar-13 21:15:04

I would stay away from Francis but that is solely because you have no idea of how many John Pauls I went to school with. I like the other boys names. Dominic was on my boys list as was Leo?

I love Tess and Greta - Francesca?

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Mar-13 21:23:29

I really like Dominic. I am fairly sure dh doesn't, which is why it's not on the list, but can try again smile Not over-fond of Dom as an nn though.

I don't like how Francesca sounds - don't like it ending with that harsh "k" sound. Objectively, I should love Vanessa, but it reminds me of Vanessa Feltz, and she irritates me.

NoMoreMarbles Fri 22-Mar-13 21:27:35

Ooo Asher is a lovely and very cool namesmile

<adds to imaginary DC2 short list>grin

I seem to have an abundance of A names on my list


I need to move on to another lettergrin

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 22-Mar-13 21:42:22

NoMoreMarbles, A is an excellent letter smile

As an SEN teacher, I always feel the need to point out that alexia is an aquired inability to read, almost like a word blindness caused by an injury or illness. Probably not many people would actually know that, but I think I would like to know before naming my dd that.

NoMoreMarbles Fri 22-Mar-13 23:07:53

Well I never knew that!smile <scribbles name off metaphorical list>

simplesusan Fri 22-Mar-13 23:40:42

I like Joseph and Clarissa best.

nooka Sat 23-Mar-13 05:39:12

I like Gregory and Francis (aka Frank/Frankie). Although the new pope might lead to a resurgence I guess.

I don't really like any of your girls name choices I'm afraid.

Eskino Sat 23-Mar-13 05:54:35

Joseph - really nice. Plus Joe is one of the best names for a boy IMO.
Rufus - Adorable

Tess - strong, love it.
Vita - again a name for a strong independent spirit

The others I'm not so keen on

Timetoask Sat 23-Mar-13 06:22:54

Joseph and Tess

gertrudestein Sat 23-Mar-13 10:24:52

^^ what she said!

thegreylady Sat 23-Mar-13 13:17:34

I only like Tess and Faith of the girls' names.
All the boys' names are fine although Rufus isn't a favoutite-dare I say a bit 'doggy'?

CarriMarie Sat 23-Mar-13 13:48:17

Gregory Joseph & Greta Faith.

TheSecondComing Sat 23-Mar-13 13:55:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Sat 23-Mar-13 14:56:24

Clara is a bit rhymey with our surname. Forgot to say middle names will be family names: Elisabeth for a girl and probably William or Francis (if not used for a fn obv!) for a boy.

Littlecherublegs Sat 23-Mar-13 15:38:25

Like all your boys names apart from Francis.
Dislike all your girls names apart from Clarissa.

Other suggestions:
Hugo, Christian, Rafa, Sebastian, Joel, Oscar

Juliet , Bridget, Opal, Lucille, Celia, Faye

IroningBoredDaily Sat 23-Mar-13 16:11:38

What is ur dd's name?

I like Greta from your girl's list.

fussychica Sat 23-Mar-13 16:17:41

Hate Gregory - you know it will be Greg.
Try Luca, Nathan, Adam, Nathan

May ,Mae, Alice, Freya

Hassled Sat 23-Mar-13 16:20:16

Joseph or Tess.

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