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Ambrose, Aubrey or Innes?

(33 Posts)
niffernaffer Sun 21-Jul-13 19:45:38

Narrowed it down to these three, to go with DS1 who is Clem(ent). Your views much appreciated please.

badchat Wed 24-Jul-13 20:04:31

Love Ambrose. NN - if you like any J names you could give that as middle name and nn AJ? although given your chosen names this is probably not your style. I would probably accidentally end up calling him Ambo if it were me, as I seem to shorten every name to something-o. Again, possibly not a winner.

I know a lovely grown up Aubrey and like that a lot too. Aubs is a cute baby nn.

niffernaffer Wed 24-Jul-13 20:04:02

Seriously, what nn could Ambrose have? Really don't like Amby, but its inevitable that people in our family will try to shorten it so would like to be prepared. Please help!

niffernaffer Tue 23-Jul-13 20:05:06

I think Ambrose is winning me over! I too think Clem and Ambrose sounds good. And my husband is a farmer so I can handle the oo-arrr / ruddy cheeked associations as they will probably come true!!

One thing - can Ambrose be shortened? What on earth would his nn be?

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:55:33

P.S. Clement and Ambrose has a nice ring to it.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:54:47

Love Ambrose and Aubrey! Deserve to be more widely used.

Still18atheart Mon 22-Jul-13 20:00:24

Sorry not keen on any of them but when push comes to shove I'd choose Aubrey.

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 22-Jul-13 19:51:18

I'd definitely go for Ambrose.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 22-Jul-13 11:34:24

All lovely,I'd choose Aubrey.
(Clement is a gorgeous name and top of my boys list smile

Clement and Aubrey,lovely.

Teamjavert Mon 22-Jul-13 10:27:41

Definitely Ambrose. It's a wonderful,little used name.

I'm SCottish but don't like Innes at all.

Wbdn28 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:39:09


lj123 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:36:45

I thought aoife was Irish...

squoosh Sun 21-Jul-13 23:06:15

Innes is nice enough.

Ambrose or Aubrey would be crimes against innocent babies (slight exaggeration but only slight).

scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:55:24

It is a fab scottish name

MorphandChas Sun 21-Jul-13 22:40:23

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HystericalParoxysm Sun 21-Jul-13 22:38:32

Ambrose smile

scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:38:21

I like ambrose too

iclaudius Sun 21-Jul-13 22:37:02

Ds middle name Ambrose so I vote that!! Lovely meaning too

scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:06:59

Innes,really nice name

niffernaffer Sun 21-Jul-13 21:50:17

Thanks all I am thinking I might use Innes as well as Ambrose, just not sure which should be the middle name.

FoxyRevenger Sun 21-Jul-13 20:19:14

I have an Innes and love it; unusual but not weird ��

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 21-Jul-13 20:17:23


fluffyraggies Sun 21-Jul-13 20:16:42

All nice.

Ambrose is sweet.

Innes is less eye-brow raising smile

VinegarDrinker Sun 21-Jul-13 20:15:58

I know both male and female Aubreys and Innes.

inmyheadimthequeen Sun 21-Jul-13 20:15:35

That's right aoife (I'm Scottish). I'm no expert but our checks before we chose it had InnEs as the Scottish version and InnIs as the Irish, in both cases for boys. And the same spelling with one N for girls (Ines and Inis). Ines is also used in France for girls. It means (subject to interpretation) 'unique'. Aoife is lovely btw.

lj123 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:14:39

Sounds not doubts, predictive text has taken over!

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