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Rtfairy Mon 25-Mar-13 21:32:47

It's still early days but have started thinking about names for my 1st baby and have come up with the following, please give me your thoughts on these names and any suggestions would be welcome:



Thanks in advance

Ttcnumero3 Mon 25-Mar-13 21:39:39

First impression is - 'what a lovely list'...

Jacob - like a lot (but the meaning puts me off slightly)
Max - like a lot
Isaac- like a lot
Luke- like a lot....but too popular (amongst my circles) for me
Zachary- like a lot
George - less keen on

Poppy - love
Freya- like a lot
Daisy- like a lot
Elizabeth - would you use full name or nicknames?
Matilda - less keen on
Violet...hmm, not sure, struggling to get past violet beuregard in willy wonka

Rtfairy Mon 25-Mar-13 21:45:03

Thank you! Re Elizabeth I quite like Eliza or Lizzy as a nn but do prefer the full Elizabeth. Thanks for your comments smile

Luke is by far my favourite from the boys' list.
I really like Daisy, Elizabeth and Violet but I don't dislike any of the girls' names tbh.

RegularVoltaire Mon 25-Mar-13 22:07:58

Jacob - I have an irrational dislike of this name. It's the 'cub' sound (local dialect) that puts me off, I think confused
Max - love this!
Isaac - great name, love nn Zac.
Luke - I don't like this.
Zachary - I prefer Isaac.
George - fab name!

Poppy - I'm not keen, it's too twee (and I generally quite like twee names)
Freya - too close to Freda.
Daisy - ok. Quite cute.
Elizabeth - My favourite girls name ever! Love love love this!
Matilda - I really like this. I love Matty for a girl too.
Violet - too close to violence.

My favourites are George, Max and Isaac for a boy and Elizabeth and Matilda for a girl.

Snazzynewyear Mon 25-Mar-13 22:32:24

Elizabeth's my favourite for a girl. For a boy George, Jacob and Luke are all good.

Rtfairy Tue 26-Mar-13 07:02:16

Thanks for the comments. Think my favourites are Isaac and Luke at the moment. But tend to get myself too confused when thinking about girls names, so might leave thinking about that until after 20 week scan as I may not have to.

Anyone else find naming boys so much easier?

DessieLou Wed 27-Mar-13 05:48:26

Boys are definately easier than girls! I actually love all your names except Daisy. My top picks would be...
1) Matilda & Isaac
2) Elizabeth & Luke
3) George & violet

Good luck! :-)

Rtfairy Wed 27-Mar-13 07:45:54

What do people think of Archie? Seen it mentioned on another thread and like it, OH isnt keen though...

CPtart Wed 27-Mar-13 08:01:34

I have a Luke, love it. Also like Isaac, Zachary and Jacob in that order.

Dislike all the girls' names apart from Elizabeth which is timeless and lovely. The others too "little girls" for me.

CPtart Wed 27-Mar-13 08:02:57

.....and Archie is dreadful, think Alfie etc. Sorry.

Rtfairy Wed 27-Mar-13 08:10:41

Haha don't be sorry OH said the same so it's out anyway and it's good to hear others opinions, I just thought it was cute, maybe I can name a cat Archie or something.

MERLYPUSS Wed 27-Mar-13 10:24:06

Go for Isaac (DT2). You will get it spelt wroong all the time and never be able to buy mugs with his name on but it means 'He who laughs'. That's lovely.
I like Violet best as girls name.

(3 Archies in my Isaac's class BTW)

Rtfairy Wed 27-Mar-13 13:11:53

Thanks for your comment merlypuss, Isaac is definitely my top choice at the moment it's lovely. Do you ever shorten Isaac?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 27-Mar-13 17:25:25

Like Isaac and Max, Elizabeth, Poppy and Freya best.

They're all attractive names on your lists.

Will you come back here after the 20 week scan?

MERLYPUSS Wed 27-Mar-13 17:28:45

No. He will, no doubt be shortened when at senior school. An uncle calls him Izzy - which I quite like and I like Zac too (part of the reason we chose it was the shortened versions are 'acceptable').
We have a Thomas too and that never gets shortened except by the same uncle.
They both have unrelated nick names.

Clargo55 Wed 27-Mar-13 17:42:39

Jacob - Too popular because of the Twighlight films.
Max - Not keen. A lad at school was always called 'Mad Max'
Isaac - Lovely. This is my fav of your boys names.
Luke - Dislike, very 90's around here.
Zachary - Nice
George - Lovely

Poppy - Really like this, is a bit popular.
Freya - Lovely
Daisy - Not keen on Daisy, Maisy names etc.
Elizabeth - Nice, Lots of nickname options.
Matilda - Ok
Violet - Pretty

Will list a few from my shortlist for inspiration.

Reuben (Roo)
Elias (Eli)
Lucas (Luca)
Tobias (Toby)


Rtfairy Wed 27-Mar-13 20:02:03

Clargo thanks for the suggestions, love Grace and Lucas from your suggestions and they have been added to my list.

Donkeys will definitely be back after I know gender as then it will be more fun I think (although at the moment I'm now dreaming of a baby boy called Isaac smile)

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