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Isaac, Zachary, Bonnie, Jamie...?

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Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:20:24

Can't for the life of me decide on a name for my lo (who's due in November so PLENTY of time but still), what are your opinions on:

Isaac Little
Zachary Little

Jamie Little
Bonnie Little

I'm just so excited I can't quite hold it in grin

Littlecherublegs Tue 21-May-13 23:30:04

Love your boys names; hate your girls names (sorry!).

In fact Isaac & Zachary were on our shortlist along with Joseph, Nathan, Christian, Dominic, Haydn, Leon, Anthony.

For girls we had Chloe, Sophie, Bethan, Megan, Carla, Anna, Georgia, Kirsty, Nicole

Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:37:01

Don't be sorry! Each to their own grin

I love Leon and Anthony, but I know girls with all the names you've listed and I just didn't get along with them growing up and that's put me off them. Funny how that works!

I love Bonnie for a girl because I'm Scottish and it's a good Scottish name but it kind of does remind me of a dogs name hmm OH loves it though, more so than Jamie.

Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:37:25

And Joseph, I love Joseph :P

Tortoise Tue 21-May-13 23:40:31

Love both your boys names. I have a Zachary (Zach). smile
Not keen on your girls names though, sorry.

Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:41:36

Love it shortened to Zach smile I would probably shorten Isaac to Zach too smile Might have to re-think the girls names ;)

Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:41:48


5madthings Tue 21-May-13 23:49:35

Love Bonnie and we had Isaac on our list for ds3 but an annoying relative insisted if we named him it she would call him zac for short and I don't like zac.

Funny you say you like it as you are Scottish, my mil is Scottish and hates the name bonnie, we had it on our list for dd and she is adamant its not a real name and made faces at it etc.

Futterby Tue 21-May-13 23:58:25

I know what you mean about annoying relatives hmm my cousin keeps going on and on and on about calling it Jonathan or Logan (his first and middle name) and just won't take no for an answer hmm he just doesn't seem to understand that I'm not naming it after anyone in my family.

That is funny smile there's quite a divided opinion on it. Same with me though, my name is Dale and a lot of people don't like it since it's mainly a boys name. At least people don't forget me ;)

5madthings Wed 22-May-13 00:06:04

HA ha my mil wanted us to use the name Johnathon, my uncle is a Johnathon and I have three cousins called Johnathon so I wouldn't use it, apparently I was being silly and should use it anyway.

We also liked Genevieve but annoying relative insisted on pronouncing it the French way so we diudnt use that.

Still my mil worst suggestion was that I use the name Patrick...which just happens to be the name of a the person who sexually assaulted me as a teenager, again that was a silly reason not to use a name.... Basically mil doesn't like any of the names we chose!

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:11:59

I had the same experience, my gran repeatedly suggested forcefully that I call my baby Ryan - the name of the guy who assaulted me when I was 14. No offence to Ryans but the name just makes my skin crawl. I love Genevieve!

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:13:41

I'll point out that I didn't tell anyone about the assault so she doesn't know but she could take no for an answer hmm

5madthings Wed 22-May-13 00:31:10

I explained that i didnt likd the name due to a bad experience with a boy of that name who wouldnt take 'no' for an answer but she didnt get it and said if we used the name it would become a name i loved... Err no really the name of the boy that raped me is never going to be a name i love. I did have a momemt at toddler group wherr a mum introduced her new baby boy and of course we were all what is his name... Yep patrick, i just had to say something nice about it as obviously its my issue but i will never like the name.

I love genevieve but not pronounced the french way and it would get shortened to jen or jenny and i dont like that name. I would shorten it to vi vi if anything.

My dd is merryn and i have theo, oscar, dylan and rudi smile

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:37:08

Love all those names :O you have such lovely taste grin especially love Merryn and Theo :B

Lighthousekeeping Wed 22-May-13 00:39:36

I love Bonnie. Not too keen on Jamie for a girl but love it for a boy. I really like Edie. That's what my Scottish aunt is called.

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:41:05

Edie is the name of someone in a telly programme I hate D: I'm so picky! I like Jamie for a boy too smile

Lighthousekeeping Wed 22-May-13 00:50:30

I like Isla and Nel too

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 01:00:23

Isla was on the shortlist grin

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 03:09:58

I really like your boy choices, not so keen on the girl ones. Bonnie Little sounds like an unfinished sentence "Bonnie little girl/horse/puppy/cat..", also I have cousin Bonnie and she is not bonnie, so I don't think it's an easy name to wear.
Jamie sounds like it should be a nickname for something, as it's primarily a boy's name. Jessamine, Jeannine, Jacqueline??
What about Mary, Mara, Flora?

Thisvehicleisreversing Wed 22-May-13 10:18:20

Love Zachary! I have a Zachary but always shortened to Zach. Not so keen on Isaac.

Bonnie is nice too for a girl. smile

Trying not to read all of the above as my name is jaimie! Well that's me outed! I've only ever had lovely compliments on my name although as a dale you will know the minor troubles that come with having what is seen as a "boys" name.

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 16:45:38

Love that spelling :O

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 16:46:25

And sleepingbeautiful, I really want a strong name :p

CPtart Wed 22-May-13 16:48:15

Love your boys names, were also on our short list (went for Adam and Luke)
Don't like your girls names at all.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 17:31:57

Flutterby in that case I don't see Bonnie or Jamie as a strong name... They both have 'ie' endings, which are automatically cutesy. Bonnie means pretty, and Jamie is usually an affectionate nickname for a young James (my DH being one of them).
Flora to me is a strong name because my rather formidable Scottish grandmother bears it, and Mary due to it's Queenly connections.
I'd say Rhona, Judith and Kirsten are all strong. Bonnie is fluffy.

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