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Please come and whittle down my long list of girls names.

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thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 21:30:32


Yup, there's 21!

Emilymow Sun 18-Aug-13 08:55:04

Beatrice and Tabitha are cute smile

Corkle Sun 18-Aug-13 10:29:33

What a lovely list - we have very similar taste in names!

I like....


whyno Sun 18-Aug-13 12:43:16

I love Sylvie too. DH won't let me have it but its beautiful. Like Polly lots too.

charleslingus Sun 18-Aug-13 15:18:43

Artemis, Nyx (love nixie too) Delphi and Tabitha are brilliant!

KLou1105 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:01:21

Artemis/Art/Missy - nope
April - ok
Astrid- no way
Beatrice/Bea - ok
Delphi - unsure
Edith - love
Esme- love it but getting too popular
Farrah - ok
Hadley- nah
Hester/Hettie - ok
Inez - ?
Iris - lovely
Kit/Kitty- no way
Nyx -?
Ora - Rita ora?
Polly- love favourite name on your list
Renee- not keen
Romy- hmmmm
Sylvie- don't like
Tabitha - awful
Theodora/Thea/Teddy - love Theodora and teddy

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 18-Aug-13 22:00:45

Your list is very similar to mine...I still don't have a favourite.


thatwasadaftidea Sun 18-Aug-13 22:49:44

ok so the boys list is


Nessalina Sun 18-Aug-13 23:27:01

Astrid's a winner grin

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 23:36:14

April-if born in April
Astrid - ok
Beatrice/Bea- nice
Edith - no, no, no!!!!
Esme- love
Farrah - may be
Hester/Hettie - love
Inez-is this a name?
Iris - nice
Kit/Kitty - just don't
Nyx - not a valid scrabble word!
Ora - no
Polly - twee
Renee- could grow on me
Romy - no
Sylvie - nothing wrong with it, but I don't like it much
Tabitha - here kitty kitty
Theodora- ok Thea - like
Teddy- a very annoying boy in DDs class

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 23:38:45

Boys list are all nice except Remy and William.

I'm sorry I just couldn't have a DS called Willie

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 23:44:31

James and Thomas were both on my DS list and I know a nice Elliott, a great fun Myles and a very clever grown up Miles.

Reuben and Theo would be difficult to get past my family an DH, but I don't see why not.

Given your girls choices they are the two I think might suit you.

hashtagwhatever Sun 18-Aug-13 23:47:53

Tabitha Hadley sounds lovely.

RegularVoltaire Mon 19-Aug-13 00:05:27

Okay, so these are my very honest first thoughts to the names:
Edith/Edie - gorgeous
Esme - lovely
Hester/Hettie - I don't like this (reminds me of Hippo - I have no idea why, but I accept that I'm rather strange ...)
Iris - lovely
Polly - pocket. Really don't like this
Sylvie - cute

Elliott - don't like
Ivor - the engine
James/Jamie - reliable
Miles - love this
Remy - remedial
Reuben - lovely
Thomas - timeless
Theo - lovely
William - timeless

Good luck smile

MummyBeerest Mon 19-Aug-13 01:11:27

Iris is beautiful. And all your boys names are great!

Congratulations smile

NoComet Mon 19-Aug-13 01:13:12

Sodding Polly Pocket, I knew there was a reason why I particularly don't like Polly.

DD2 used to scatter 100's of stupid disturbing rubber clothes and shoes about the house.

ch1134 Mon 19-Aug-13 10:05:16

I just wrote my impressions next to each one and then realised I sound like a horrible person so feel free to dismiss. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks as long as you like the name you choose. But you did say whittle down. If you paid any attention to me you'd be left with:

Edith, Iris, Kitty, for the following reasons...

Artemis/Art/Missy - sounds pretentious
April - ok, reminds me of teenage mutant hero turtles!
Astrid - I had a teacher named this so sounds old fashioned
Beatrice/Bea - very popular at the moment
Delphi - doesn't sound like a name
Edith - nice
Esme - ok, quite popular
Farrah - quite Hollywood
Hadley - is this a name?
Hester/Hettie - prefer Hattie but it's ok
Inez - are you from another country? otherwise will sound pretentious
Iris - lovely
Kit/Kitty - very cute
Nyx - where did you get this from?
Ora - as in the time? (latin languages)
Polly - sounds like a doll
Renee - personally don't like it
Romy - ok, makes me think of middle class girls at university
Sylvie - gaining popularity
Tabitha - sounds like a cat or the child of someone posh
Theodora/Thea/Teddy - a bit tomboyish

ch1134 Mon 19-Aug-13 10:09:01

and for boys

Elliott - this is so popular, does no-one else think of 'Elliot huts', those horrible shed things we used as temporary classrooms (which never got replaced)? Also, most Elliotts are naughty in my experience!

Ivor - are you Scottish?
James/Jamie - ok
Miles - ok
Remy - no
Reuben - yes
Thomas -yes
Theo - ok
William - yes

your boys names are much nicer IMO!

Laquila Mon 19-Aug-13 11:10:14

I think we have quite similar taste, OP. from your original list I really like Hester, Ines and Edith. Have you considered Delphine, or Althea? Both were on our shortlist for a time.

From your boy's names, I love James (if we have a boy, this will be his middle name), Theo and Remy. TBH, I don't dislike any of your boys' names, although maybe not as keen on Ivor.

Oriunda Mon 19-Aug-13 14:39:30

I like Artemis, Delphi (what about Delfina?), Esme and Hester. As for the so called 'playground' test, I really couldn't give a monkey's what other people think of my chosen name! I'll never be embarrassed to say/shout my DS's name out, I'm proud of him.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Aug-13 15:19:50

Artemis and Theodora are the only ones I like.

suspiria Mon 19-Aug-13 15:26:10

My favourites are Artemis, Beatrice, Delphi, Iris, Romy, Sylvie, Tabitha, Theodora
It's a really interesting list

suspiria Mon 19-Aug-13 15:31:18

Boys list - Reuben and Theo

thatwasadaftidea Mon 19-Aug-13 21:46:35

yes scottish.

thatwasadaftidea Mon 19-Aug-13 21:50:58

i'm so glad you're all chipping in. very helpful. and lots of time for me to come to my senses on the bad ones.

Hadley I like from reading The Paris Wife. Hadley was Ernest Hemingways wife. i like the masculine sound to the name.

Oriunda Tue 20-Aug-13 07:04:47

Re boys' names ... If you are Scottish can I suggest Cosmo (my DS name!). Whilst I'm aware that some MNetters consider it 'try hard/pretentious' and no doubt fails the playground test etc etc it does have Scottish links.

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