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Duesoon0202 Thu 01-Aug-13 07:19:55

Hi everyone please can anybody give me their comments

I'm due 2nd baby in 2 weeks and struggling with names our other son is called joe.
If its a boy we like , jack( but no sure if its too much jack n joe )
Or we like Harry ( but my husband is called garry just thinking it sounds awful when their older )
Or we like Freddie, my husband likes robbie and Danny .

If its a girl we
Like Hollie or darcie

Our surname is sykes

We like traditional names

Thanks smile xx

SkinnyDecaffGiraffe Thu 01-Aug-13 07:39:43

Jack is the nicest from that list for boys. How about William or Henry ?

Re girls. I don't think Hollie or Darcie are particularly traditional. If you used them I'd spell them conventionally ie Holly or Darcy or you will spend you life correcting it!

TallulahBetty Thu 01-Aug-13 07:45:04

Love love love Holly (but spelled like that, not -ie). I may be biased as DD is Holly wink

Like Harry and Freddie.

Onyabike Thu 01-Aug-13 08:16:06

How about Thomas, Sam or Ben? Also James if you're happy with same initial?

Ditto Skinny above, I don't think either Hollie or Darcie are traditional names, but both are fine with Joe (also think the way you're spelling them is fine, in fact "Darcy" is a boys name!) IMO, traditional would be along the lines of Emma, Charlotte, Alice, Isabel etc.

soontobeslendergirl Thu 01-Aug-13 08:21:44

What about Tom/Thomas or Sam/Samuel for a boy? I'm with you on the Harry/Garry thing. From your other options I go for Robert with Bobby instead of Robbie......or maybe William/Billy?

Not that keen on the girls names to be honest. Prefer Holly but it's a bit out of season.

Heidi or Lucy maybe?

EatYourCrusts Thu 01-Aug-13 08:23:54

I don't like Harry/Garry!
I really like Holly, Jack is nice enough, Freddie is Ok.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 01-Aug-13 10:00:34

Freddie sounds fun.

I can't choose between Hollie + Darcie.

Is Joe old enough to manage to say any of the names? I'm not saying let him pick but it can be interesting hearing the older sibling mangle say a name.

Ruprekt Thu 01-Aug-13 10:02:23

Darcie Sykes is a bit of a mouthful....too many ssssss.

Holly or Freddie sound good with Joe.

SkinnyDecaffGiraffe Thu 01-Aug-13 10:41:46

I had a feeling Darcy was the boys version as I hit send ! I should know better having had years of hating a unisex name myself !

hawkmcqueen Thu 01-Aug-13 12:12:33

Joe and Freddie sound lovely together, as do
Joe and Danny
The Harry/Garry thing would be better avoided probably!

I can imagine a little boy called Freddie Sykes, sounds great! Danny Sykes lovely as well. (I'm not much help because I do like Robbie too!)

I much prefer Hollie to Darcie (however they are spelled). And as someone said, you kind of trip over Darcie Sykes, I find it hard to say, whereas Hollie Sykes is easy to say and sounds lovely.

Good luck in choosing and please don't stress too much :-)

sleepingbeautiful Thu 01-Aug-13 16:16:36

Holly or Freddie.
I agree with pp that Darcie is to "s" sounding with your surname.
I don't think Danny and Robbie sound good on their own with being called full names Daniel and Robert. Freddie and Joe somehow work better using those short versions without the traditional full names.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 01-Aug-13 16:17:59

Oops *without being called

Duesoon0202 Thu 01-Aug-13 19:06:38

Hey everybody thanks for all your messages . We just couldn't agree on names sad I really liked carrie as well

I'd be grateful to know if folk prefer Freddie or frankie


Laura x

LittleBearPad Thu 01-Aug-13 19:10:21

Freddie is better than frankie.

LittleBearPad Thu 01-Aug-13 19:11:15

Would you use the shorts as full names or go for Frederick, Henry etc for Freddie/Harry

Duesoon0202 Thu 01-Aug-13 19:41:58

I'd rather use shorter names as I think Frederick sounds too posh with joe . I really like hamish as well but husband doesn't like it sad

formicadinosaur Thu 01-Aug-13 21:48:00

Frankie Samuel Sam Rory Willoughby will

Marcie Lottie

StrangeGlue Thu 01-Aug-13 21:51:46

Really like Freddie and holly.

I think joe and jack are a bit similar and likewise Harry and Garry.

What about Henry?

StrangeGlue Thu 01-Aug-13 21:54:21

I prefer Freddie to frankie

Which name sounds most 'right' to you? Any of them particularly stick when you think about baby 2?

Duesoon0202 Thu 01-Aug-13 22:35:54

No really I really liked Harry but with my husband I have to leave it , I also liked Charlie and Jamie and Augus for Boys but there is too many called these names in family and locally.
I really liked Sophie for girl but its too hard to say Sophie sykes sad and I like carrie and daisy but husband hates it

Duesoon0202 Thu 01-Aug-13 22:37:14

I would just be worried Freddie got shortened to Fred ! I also liked Elsie for girl but when I mention to people nobody seems to like it

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 01-Aug-13 22:42:21

I have a Jack & a Thomas Joseph. I also wanted Holly for DD, but one of my best friends used it first!

We must have similar taste in names grin. Harry & Garry might be a bit comical to be honest, although it's a nice name.

How about Poppy or Polly, if you like Holly? I actually don't think Sophie Sykes is too much of a mouthful though - I suppose it might depend on your accent?

SkinnyDecaffGiraffe Fri 02-Aug-13 01:21:32

If you like Elsie go for it. I didn't ask opinion for either off two DDs names as I knew a few :-O faces would have supped me!

If you like Elsie (I know one baby Elsie) you might like Esther, Eloise, Elizabeth nn Libby or Beth.
Something strong in full with a twee ie sounding nn is good for adulthood IMO.

TheDoctrineOfAllan Fri 02-Aug-13 01:27:12

Jack Sykes is quite clipped.

Freddie Sykes is nice.


TheDoctrineOfAllan Fri 02-Aug-13 01:27:32


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