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mamaknows Thu 25-Jul-13 17:31:56

Am new to Mumsnet so go easy on me and was looking to get some opinions on my shortlist!

For the boys, I have:


And for the girls:

Eden (nn Edie)

Any thoughts?

riskit4abiskit Thu 25-Jul-13 18:05:34

I like jem

I know a boy called eden and I sort of thought quinn was a boy name too, sorry! I like edie though!

NoComet Thu 25-Jul-13 18:13:39

Eden is a boy here too and Quin sounds like a boy.
Cavan is a bit odd, the rest of your boys names are ok. Flynn or Emrys from choice.
Annalise and Elsie are lovely as is Rosalie, Bonnie is a touch Nicknamy,

Wren could grow on me (it happens to be a surname of some one I know, so I hadn't fought of it as a first name).

In the same vein I love Bryony, Heather and Hazel.

MagicBaguette Thu 25-Jul-13 18:20:09

I love Jem as a nn for Jeremy.

Quite like Flynn but maybe reminds me of a dog's name.

Love Rosalie and Annaliese for a girl.

Quite like Eden.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 25-Jul-13 18:29:47

Like all your boys names except Hudson, and would probably only use Jem as nn for Jeremy.
Girls names, I like Wren, Rosalie and Elise.
Really don't like Eden. It makes me think stripper name, sorry.
Quinn is originally a boy's name, but it's used for boys and girls in North America.
Bonnie, well my cousin's daughter is called that and is unfortunately not bonnie, so it can be a hard name to wear I think.

rob99 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:42:24

Why do you need to choose sir names for a boy, don't you already have a Sir name ?


OR.........a bunch of pretentious daft names that nobody has hardly heard of !

baskingseals Thu 25-Jul-13 19:39:01

Really like Jem. My favourite girl's name is Anneliese, and I also like Rosalie.

TruJay Thu 25-Jul-13 22:03:06

I like Flynn but we have a Finn in our family so think people would make a fuss about that. We really like Quinn for a girl too but the faces family pulled when we suggested that! We are no longer sharing name thoughts with others as their reactions are just annoying!

They're my faves out of your choices tho

Hassled Thu 25-Jul-13 22:05:55

I like Jem, Jesse and Flynn. Cavan is a place - Emrys I'm guessing is Welsh so fine if you are too!

Girls - Quinn is too Glee. Wren - too much of a bird. Eden - OK. Bonnie and Rosalie - nice. Annaliese is pretty.

AcrylicPlexiglass Thu 25-Jul-13 22:09:28

I like Jesse and Jem a lot.

Bonnie is a very sweet name.

TenthMuse Thu 25-Jul-13 22:10:17

Like Jem if short for Jeremy and Flynn. Not convinced by Emrys or Cavan, though, and Hudson just reminds me of that Bruce Willis movie (Hudson Hawk?!).

From your girls' list I really like Wren, and Rosalie/Annaliese are pretty too. Quinn is either a boy or the cheerleader from Glee, Eden sounds a bit 'lap dancery' and Bonnie sounds a bit wishy-washy and insubstantial to me.

absentmindeddooooodles Thu 25-Jul-13 22:11:15

Jesse and Edie are bloody beautiful. Would happily use either myself. Bit different, not too out there, but there won't be 50 others in the same class. Lol

Back2Two Thu 25-Jul-13 22:16:30

Quin and wren are boys names I think

AcrylicPlexiglass Thu 25-Jul-13 22:32:09

Wren and Quinn definitely female in this neck of the woods- I met a baby girl called Wren quite recently and someone I know from work named has her daughter Quinn.

ZolaBuddleia Thu 25-Jul-13 23:06:22

Jem - lovely
Jesse - would worry a bit about the teasing angle from old ladies
Flynn - OK
Hudson - not for me, it's in the Logan/Mason/Tyler bracket
Emrys - like it very much
Cavan - it's a place

Quinn - Quim
Wren - lovely
Eden (nn Edie) - lovely
Bonnie - twee and princessy
Rosalie - don't like it at all
Annaliese/Elise - love both, to me they're different names though

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 25-Jul-13 23:51:15

I know a Cavan in RL - he is from a rather laid back, lentil weaving type family and is a lovely lad.

Jem I love. I wanted to shortlist it for DC2 & DC3 but DH said it was "too posh" hmm.

Quinn I don't like - says quim to me (although I know from a previous thread that quim is not a particularly well known word for fanjo, it is what is says to me!).

Bonnie - no. Bonnie Langford ruined that one for me.

Rosalie is a gypsy on a pier telling fortunes.

Jesse - no, I would forever hear my grandma saying "he's a right Jessie, him". Meaning wimp, coward etc.

Edie/Eden - I love.

Annaliese - too fussy for me. Elise is fairly chavtastic where I live, sorry.

Flynn - fine, not love, but certainly like.

Hudson - no. Not sure why, but no.

Emrys - nice enough, but sounds welsh. Are you welsh?

BTW, where is Cavan? Never heard of it as a place name confused.

wigglesrock Fri 26-Jul-13 07:09:00

I know an Emrys and I'd never heard it before I met the little boy and its really nice - he's Welsh.

Jem is alright but I'd secretly be thinking "yes, we've all read To Kill a Mocking Bird", same with Atticus, Scout etc.

I have a bit of a name crush on Jesse, I'm not sure I would use it, but I would secretly envy anyone that did.

Cavan is a county in Ireland.

I like Quinn for a girl, same with Wren and I really like Elise as well.

Rosalie is a bit Twilighty and I'm just not a fan of Rose names.

mamaknows Fri 26-Jul-13 13:44:50

Thanks for all your comments fellow Mumsnetters!

Quinn has caused a bit of a debate amongst a few others in RL but it holds a sentimental value to me because of my Mum so it's a firm favourite on my girl's list, as is Wren and Annaliese.

I love Jem and Jesse but DP has Irish and Welsh connections hence Emrys and Cavan!

TruJay I might take a leaf out of your book and keep schtum from now on! grin

NoComet Fri 26-Jul-13 14:26:44

The only Annalise I've ever known was a American and as nice as she was pretty. My good looking flat mate married her.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 26-Jul-13 17:26:56

I like Jem and Jesse

I like Bonnie and Elise - but the latter may get shortened to Ellie/Ella, which, although pretty aren't quite the same, and v v popular

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 26-Jul-13 17:28:06


What about

or Aneurin (nn Nye)


JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 26-Jul-13 17:29:10

For girls, given your taste, what about:


mamaknows Fri 26-Jul-13 19:51:23

Jamie thanks for the contributions! smile

I'm not too keen on the suggestions for boys names I'm afraid but I do really like Robyn, I was torn between that or Wren! I do quite like nature names at the moment.

squoosh Fri 26-Jul-13 19:58:33

Jem - ok as a nickname
Jesse - like
Flynn - not a fan of surnames as first names
Hudson - bit American soap opera-ish but kind of cool
Emrys - no
Cavan - WEIRD. Would be like calling your son Shropshire.

And for the girls:

Quinn - still not a fan of surnames as first names
Wren - LOVE
Eden (nn Edie) - ok
Bonnie - hate
Rosalie - bit drippy
Annaliese/Elise - no

Badvoc Fri 26-Jul-13 20:00:51

I like Flynn and Jesse.
Love Elise.

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