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Short names - boy and girl

(22 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:08

Please suggest some short names for DH and I. He really only likes short names, and thankfully im.not averse to using a 'nickname' as a full name.

DD has a short name (Little Women), so I am worried two short names might be twee, but getting him to agree to Florence or some.other such lengthy name seems fruitless.

StrangeGlue Sun 31-Mar-13 19:47:08

Ds: Leo, max, Tom, tim, Ben, Sam, Steve, jay, Dave, Alex, Harry, benji

Dd: bex, Emma, Anna, Clare, sue, Alex, lexi, pippa, belle, bella, izzy


Any more specifics about gender or likes/dislikes?

MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 19:54:13

Toms out as DHs name, but really like Sam. Like Bex but sounds very nicknamey (in a way that Sam/alex dont).

DH likes Pippa! Thats one for the list. He also likes Pip he says, for a boy.

Cakethrow Sun 31-Mar-13 19:57:56

Ruth, Eve, Ross, Sam, Ben.

Gosh, this is harder than I thought it would be!

StrangeGlue Sun 31-Mar-13 20:02:33

Right so it's really short names. On bex would your dh be happy with Rebecca if you always used bex?

Will have another think.

Could have Sam for a girl too!

forgetmenots Sun 31-Mar-13 20:16:46

With apologies for any doubles. And a real mix as I'm not sure what kinds of names you're keen on!

Claire, May, Beth, Anne, Paige, Wren, Gail, Jo, Kay, Lei, Fleur, Kate, Cat, Mel, Belle, Fay, Joan, Jean, Jane,

James, John, Paul, Luke, Mark, Dean, Shay, Carl, Ross, Scott, Tim, Sean, Kai, Cole, Finn... Think boys are a bit easier?

meala Sun 31-Mar-13 20:17:25

Boys: Jed, Matt, Ryan, Ted, Hugh (Huw), Gus, Finn,

Girls: Anna, Cleo, Eve, Jill, Lila, Lexie, Martha, Nina, Ruth, Rissa, Tia,

Coffee1Sugar Sun 31-Mar-13 20:21:20

Kate, jade, Anna, Zara, Beth, eve, rose

Ben, zach, James, Leo, theo, will

MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 20:35:22

I like Huw a lot, and Gus. DH vetoeing. He likes Finn but I think its too popular round our way without being a 'popular because its timeless' name.

Love Nina.

I think my type is classic under-used and not too out there.

ttcnumero3 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:40:15

Alice is classic, underused (in my area anyway) and short...

MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 20:42:57

grin I agree - its dds middle name.

IVe been cursing myself recently for giving her my two favourite girls names.

Tbh, I have a heap of girls names that I love (but DH doesnt) but am totally stuck on boys bames while DH isnt.

I should just LTB.

ttcnumero3 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:44:25

Lol! What is LTB?

MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 20:46:09

'Leave the bastard' - a typical response on here though admittedly not usually over something as trivial as this.

ttcnumero3 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:47:03

By short do you mean one syllable? My boy short list is Toby, Micah and Angus (Gus). They are shortish?!

What about Drew or Will or Jim?

ttcnumero3 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:47:59

LTB !! Ah !! Well yes, would make choosing easier wink.

devonsmummy Sun 31-Mar-13 20:48:33

Zoe, fay, alys, sky, Cora, dee, Emma, Isla, Ava, eve, Eva, Kay, Mia, nula, posy, rose, Tia, vita , yaz, elle

Asa, Ben, cole, Dom, Ivo, jed, Kane, Leo, matt, Paul, seb, Tom, wade, lee, zane , joe , jack

ttcnumero3 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:49:07

Oh... Seb is v cool..

Meganlillymai Sun 31-Mar-13 20:51:51

Lilly Ava Mia ila fia joy hallee indie

Asa Leo lee jay roman Isaac jack dan Niall josh

MortifiedAdams Sun 31-Mar-13 20:53:06

Seb is cool.

I think trying to match it with DDs name is a pickle as we could go one way and pick an old fashioned 'nanna' name or something short and cool.

language Sun 31-Mar-13 21:33:25

Jo for a boy, Em for a girl :-)

runningforme Sun 31-Mar-13 21:43:00

DD: Pia, Ana, Kai, Eve, Nel, Sadie, Niamh, Leigh

DS: Leo, Kai, Zane, Kit, Max, Otis,

Hedwig3 Mon 01-Apr-13 10:13:45

Tess, Nell


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