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Girl's name April? What if I go overdue and into May?

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serendipity81 Thu 25-Apr-13 14:43:29

April has been our front runner for the past few months now. And having had my first daughter early and this one showing signs of being ready since 34 weeks we thought she'd be April born for sure. However, I'm due on Saturday and no baby yet. Now I'm having a wobble about whether we could call a May-born baby April. Dh thinks its fine, but this might be more because we can't agree on anything else!
Dd1 is Holly. Other names we like but can't agree on or cant use for other reasons are Amy, Lucy, Elsie, Willow, Erin, Beth, Neve,...Ivy ;). We also like but are not keen on using very popular names such as Poppy, Ruby, Lily.
Any ideas about using April or other names we might like would be hugely appreciated, Thanks x

Shybairns Thu 25-Apr-13 14:45:23

May or Mae? wink

serendipity81 Thu 25-Apr-13 14:54:23

smile Oooops forgot to say, not too keen on May!

crocodilesmiles Thu 25-Apr-13 15:06:42

I know someone who was due to be born in May, but ended up being overdue. Her parents didn't want to use May for a June-born baby.

However as her parents didn't like June enough as a first name they opted for Shirley June (as it sounded like Early June, and still represented the time of her birth).

I always thought that was quite a sweet naming story....

However in answer to your actual question, I don't believe it matters if your April has a May birthday. I know someone called Holly who was born in August, and a Summer born in January... So names don't always fit the birthdays. smile

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 25-Apr-13 15:10:53

I think an April born in April is a little odd...
April born at any other time is perfectly nice.

serendipity81 Thu 25-Apr-13 16:27:35

Thanks for the feedback. I agree, upthefrigginduff, and initially thought an April born in April was a bit naff, then when looking online found everything else pointing to the contrary! So I guess consensus is if we like it, go with it? Crocodilesmiles, in the same vain as your tale, I quite like The thought that Amy is an anagram of May, but dh not keen smile
Dont suppose anyone has ideas for other names we might want to consider? X

shellshock7 Thu 25-Apr-13 16:51:01

The gorgeous little April I know was born in September smile

Startail Thu 25-Apr-13 16:54:07


<runs and hides under the dinning table>

thermalsinapril Thu 25-Apr-13 17:10:25

If you like the name April, then use it smile There are no rules that say it's only for those born in April.

fussychica Thu 25-Apr-13 18:26:16

It's fine - or you could go with Avril, if you're worried.

Hulababy Thu 25-Apr-13 18:28:07

Little girl at school is called April and her birthday is in June.
Another little girl called Mei - don't think her birthday is in May either.

MortifiedAdams Thu 25-Apr-13 18:28:10

Esme (Ess May)

Or just have April because you like it. Im sure theres a lot of Aprils born that much.

OkayHazel Thu 25-Apr-13 18:29:52

I wonder if Wednesday Addams was born on a Wednesday?

SlimFitWellies Thu 25-Apr-13 18:33:39

The April I know was born in July.

JazzTheDog Thu 25-Apr-13 18:37:49

My niece April is a January baby

feetlkeblocksofice Thu 25-Apr-13 18:42:27

My mum is June and she was born in April, don't think it really matters. If you like the name go for it smile

dotty2 Thu 25-Apr-13 18:47:07

I had this anxiety too with a planned Juliet who only just made it in July. Go for it, if you love the name.

serendipity81 Thu 25-Apr-13 18:48:12

Thank you all, keep the ideas for names coming please .....I'm still not 100% sure April is THE one. I need help! Kinda wish it was just my choice and dh didn't keep saying he doesn't like all the names I suggest! Although I guess equally I don't like all of his bizarre suggestions!

YumLemonCheesecake Thu 25-Apr-13 18:56:02

I know 2 sisters called Holly and April.
Holly was born in June and April was born in May, both suit their names perfectly, I've never even really thought about thier names in relation to the time of year they were born.

YumLemonCheesecake Thu 25-Apr-13 18:56:26


serendipity81 Thu 25-Apr-13 18:58:40

Awesome yumlemoncheesecake, hearing someone else say them together sounds good smile thank you for the reassurance x

KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 19:25:59

Not many people you encounter throughout your life are aware of your birthdate, are they? A few friends and family, sure, but for most it's not something that looms very large. So 99% of the people she meets are never going to raise an eyebrow at an April whose birthday is in May.

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged Thu 25-Apr-13 19:32:17

I once taught a girl called April who was born in April and she was bullied for her parents' lack of though over her name.
As for April-Mae, no. Really, no.

Wholenewwoman Thu 25-Apr-13 19:35:10

I know an April born in December, a May born in October and a June who was born in July!
Go with the name you like smile

dozily Thu 25-Apr-13 19:35:18

Even if someone asks you (or her, in future) why she's called April when she was born in May, there is actually a perfectly good reason - i.e. she was due in April.

I was planning on May for dd3's middle name but dh had other ideas!

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