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Very stressed mummy x

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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

Bowlersarm Fri 02-Aug-13 08:55:34

Oh, and I really like Robbie short for Robert.

Bowlersarm Fri 02-Aug-13 08:55:00

You have some great names you're choosing from-don't be stressed.

I think joe is ok with jack and Joseph Sykes sounds nice as a full name.

Freddie is good too. He may get called Fred occasionally, but no reason why his name shouldn't stay as Freddie.

Harry probably not great with Garry, what about Henry?

Duesoon0202 Fri 02-Aug-13 08:50:07

I really liked Oliver / ollie as well but where my husband works the boss son who my husband also works with is called Oliver but gets called ollie so is against that name sad

sleepingbeautiful Fri 02-Aug-13 04:37:07

I think Elsie is lovely.
Polly is also a good suggestion from Lazymonkey.
What about Anna or Mary?

Freddie is nicer than Frank but probably would get Fred when he's older, but maybe he would suit that then.
Or Alfred (sounds less posh than Frederick), then you could call him Alf or Freddie depending what suits best.

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


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

Jack Sykes is quite clipped.

Freddie Sykes is nice.


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.

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

Frankie Samuel Sam Rory Willoughby will

Marcie Lottie

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

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

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

Freddie is better than frankie.

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

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

Oops *without being called

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.

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 :-)

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 !

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.

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.

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.

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?

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