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greenteawithlemon Fri 19-Apr-13 19:46:18





Which ones would you pick? And, if you're feeling particularly generous, why?

Are there any others you could suggest based on my likes above?

Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 09:40:28


Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 09:41:06

No idea how that happened...confused

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sat 20-Apr-13 09:41:47

George Arthur and Benjamin are all quite a bit more popular than Robin if that matters to you either way?

People will often pronounce Viola wrong, if that matters to you!

I like them all. Nice names.

Hassled Sat 20-Apr-13 09:42:45

Viola and Arthur. Lovely names.

Viviennemary Sat 20-Apr-13 09:47:26

Jemima - not keen
Penelope - yes
Viola - nice
Lyra- don't like

George - Ok
Arthur - Not keen
Benjamin - OK
Robin - don't like at all

Other names Philip, Violet, Iris.

MrsJohnDeere Sat 20-Apr-13 12:45:37

Girls names not my cup of tea. Like Lyra best though.

Love Robin and George. Like Arthur.

NymphadoraTonks Sat 20-Apr-13 13:01:31

I love Robin, I wish I could use it for any future boys I may have, but our surname is Wood. Just won't work ;)

fussychica Sat 20-Apr-13 17:58:31

Lyra & Ben

DebK2012 Sat 20-Apr-13 17:59:16

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Exhaustipated Sat 20-Apr-13 18:06:16

Lovely names.

How would you pronounce Viola?

The only ones I don't love are George (v popular, big boring dare I say it) and Jemima (not sure why... Puddleduck?!)

Still18atheart Sat 20-Apr-13 18:23:52

Jemima - if you can put up with the puddleduck jokes i quite like it
Penelope - love
Viola - violin
Lyra - lycra


George - love
Arthur - quite like it
Benjamin - love
Robin - meh

Ikeameatballs Sat 20-Apr-13 18:25:20

Penelope and Arthur

frogchops Sun 21-Apr-13 20:00:07

Jemima IMO is your best girls name followed by Lyra (altho I read Lycra to start with :-/)
I prefer Ben to Benjamin but its the best there. My DP loves robin but I hate it shortened to rob. If you can deal with this then its ok.
Why about Thea, Faith, Esme?
Toby, frankie?

ShadowStorm Sun 21-Apr-13 21:30:36

Penelope and Arthur. I also like Benjamin and George.

Jemima just makes me think Jemima Puddleduck.

CruCru Sun 21-Apr-13 22:47:33

Viola - provided the emphasis is on the Vi (Sharespearean character) not the o - string instrument. Like Jemima too - obvious how to spell and pronounce it.

ellesabe Mon 22-Apr-13 21:58:10


Jemima - the best name ever <biased>
Penelope - I also love this
Viola - Quite nice
Lyra - Not as keen

Other names along the same lines...Felicity, Verity, Ramona, Sienna?


George - I would use as a middle name
Arthur - Excellent name. Would have been on our list if it didn't sound daft with our surname.
Benjamin - Meh
Robin - I love this but can't stand nn Rob. Would this bother you?

Other names along the same lines...Dominic, Henry, Edward, Felix?

ellesabe Mon 22-Apr-13 21:59:45

By the way, my Jemima has only had the Puddleduck comment once in 2.5 years. Don't let it put you off!

Doilooklikeatourist Mon 22-Apr-13 22:07:21


Jemima ... Unsure of this , the puddleduck is too obvious I think
Penelope ... Quite like this , pretty name , easy to shorten
Viola .. Love this , very sweet and pretty
Lyra ... No . It's awful

Maybe Gemma ? Lucinda ?


George.. Love this (my son is George )
Arthur.. From Eastenders ?
Benjamin ... Lovely , good strong name
Robin .. Love this too .

Maybe Michael ? Andrew ?

HopefullA Thu 25-Apr-13 12:41:14

Love love love Jemima - Lyra reminds me so lycra - Sorry!!
LOve Bejamin too - not a fan of Robin for a boy to be honest.
How about Albert or bertie

MadameJosephine Thu 25-Apr-13 15:37:06

Love Lyra, not keen on the other 3 girls names. Prefer Violet to Viola. How about Iris or Jennifer?

George or Arthur are both lovely. Not keen in Benjamin and Robin is more of a girls name to me.

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