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A sister for Reuben James

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Sparklyboots Wed 17-Apr-13 12:43:01

... so on my like list are the completely unusable Robin (you can't have a Robin and a Reuben, right?) and Rowan, (ditto). Also we like Willow but so does Everyone Else Having Girls right now, ditto Scarlett. Quite like Harriet but it's a slightly odd colour (am synaesthetic). So not too complicated or stupid at all really...

LeChatRouge Sun 21-Apr-13 14:00:58

Thank you Sparkly, you see my son's names as lovely colours. It's interesting to me as the colours you see do almost reflect aspects of their personalities.

Two weeks to go! How exciting. Hope all goes really well for you. I had two names ready for my twins, we discussed them again during labour, yep, all set. But then, when we saw them it all changed. We stuck with one, but plucked a new one out of the air for the elder one. I think a short list of five is good at this stage. Then over the next few weeks you can mentally try them out.

TSO Sun 21-Apr-13 15:44:11

Fenella Rose
Miranda Fern

myjobismum Thu 25-Apr-13 20:59:18

Awww if it is any help I have a 9 week old Reuben James and his 4 yr old sister is called Naomi Caitlin!

chaya5738 Fri 26-Apr-13 15:37:45

What about Willa rather than Willow.

Love Naomi.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Fri 26-Apr-13 21:46:01

amelia smile smile

OrangeLily Fri 26-Apr-13 21:53:16


dopeysheep Sat 27-Apr-13 22:07:54

I don't know the Woody Guthrie song but I did start singing the Kenny Rogers song and now it's stuck in my head.

holbea Sat 27-Apr-13 22:25:47

We have a Florence and if DC2 is a boy we are calling it Reuben.

MortifiedAdams Sat 27-Apr-13 22:27:21

My first thought was Charlotte. Then Louisa.

What colour is Meg?

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 28-Apr-13 18:11:42


MortifiedAdams Wed 01-May-13 23:00:58

Any further forward with a name OP?

Sparklyboots Thu 02-May-13 21:16:01

Thanks all! I somehow dropped off my own thread <can't-work-mn emoticon> so thought it had died? We're a bit stuck, still, DP specialising in non-commital nods. We LOVE Florence but a good friend has nabbed it; ditto Stella or Estelle. Charlotte I liked for a while, because we could Coco from Charlotte but I'm not sure any more <hormonal>. I'm still pushing Naomi but DP isn't convinced. Think you could do Naomi Coco... Do you?

Recent addition to the list has been Paloma, which is a handsome red colour, and has come from DP so has some enthusiasm from both of us. Think Loma is a nice NN; not sure we could Paloma Coco because Coco is pink (and brown) and I'm a bit meh about the red then pink thing. Since it's only me that's bothered, maybe I could get over it. Does it go if you're not synaesthetic?

Meg, for the poster who asked is dark green fading through light and to blue, it's very nice (and vetoed for us by DP). Nina is a DB's ex-P; he's very happy now but did love Nina and it would feel odd. Gloria is a nice blue and white but not really for us, we know lots of (older) Glorias, so it would be strange.

Willa is interesting, might try it out on DP... Also love Miranda and Hester def will try them out too...

ktp693 Thu 02-May-13 21:47:52



baskingseals Thu 02-May-13 21:51:03

You could have Constance as a full name, and use Coco as a nickname, I thought about this for dd, but got talked out of it.

What about Elsa, Phoebe, Christabel or Anneliese?

Noggie Fri 03-May-13 19:38:24

I know a Reuben with a sister called autumn which I think is pretty x

Iwaswatchingthat Fri 03-May-13 19:47:22

Reuben and grace

Reuben and eloise

Reuben and Eden

Reuben and Eliza

Reuben and Alice

charliehar Sat 04-May-13 21:03:16

Can I offer up my dds name - Sadie. Reuben and Sadie go well together I think...

AvrilPoisson Sat 04-May-13 21:10:24


(and may I ask... does Scarlet appear red to you?)

cityangel Sun 05-May-13 00:12:27

Elin Clare

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Sun 05-May-13 00:16:17

Emily or Elizabeth

FourLittleDudes Sun 05-May-13 00:30:44

I think Autumn is a lovely name, I like Eleanor and Kate too.

I think this is a really fascinating thread, and am dying to ask what colour my boys names are, could I very cheekily pm you their names?

littleballerina Sun 05-May-13 00:39:59

ooh interesting thread!

i don't understand though? can you explain for the oh so thick.

Sparklyboots Wed 08-May-13 22:53:43

Autumn is lovely; is it right for a May-born baby? I wouldn't have done it for that reason, but recognise I might be being slightly odd about that...

Scarlet does appear red, but 'red' itself doesn't, and neither does ruby. So it's about the shape of the word rather than its connotations though connotations do affect it in random and illogical ways.

I am open to cheeky pms, going into actual labour notwithstanding (am due Today!). Disclaimer - every synaesthete has their own unique set of associations - so the next one along will not have the same associations...

Synaesthesia is where you experience the sensation of one thing in response to a different kind of stimulus. So my synaesthesia is that everything conceptual has a colour. Words, people, places, times, letters and especially numbers - number/colour synaesthesia is the most common kind iirc. For me, thinking itself is coloured; numbers are strongest probably because they are the most stable kinds of concepts. People are coloured, but only when I think about them rather than when they are present. Days and weeks etc. ditto - when I think about them, they have a colour and sometimes a spatial dimension. It's not that I SEE the colour, rather I experience it on a physical level, which I recognise is a strange way to describe what colour is but I think it's probably to do with my particular synaesthesia that colour is more strongly a feeling than it is a visual thing. Some synasthetes 'see' the colour; some have totally different input/ responses - eg. seeing music, tasting sounds, hearing colours.

Synaesthesia is thought to occur when neighbouring brain regions share processing; this would suggest that I process colour in an undifferentiated way rather than discretely in a differentiated part of the brain. The ability to process one set of things in the terms of another is part of how we are capable of abstract thought and language so synaethesia is probably a variation on this basic capacity.

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