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A sibling for Byron?

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DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:05:35

It took us a ridiculous amount of time to agree on Byron's name. DH has....eclectic taste name wise. So now number 2 is cooking and I am flummoxed.
So far we have:
Atticus (Byron was very nearly called this but I've gone off it a bit)
Caspian - we both like but don't love this.
Tiberius - DH favourite.
Aegeaus - Dh's other suggestion.

Girl wise we have only 1 name we can agree on:

And that's it, we're at a veto impasse.
Help please?

Elderflowergranita Wed 11-Sep-13 23:06:19


DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:06:55

I really worry that 2 author names is a bit twee?

bigmouthstrikesagain Wed 11-Sep-13 23:08:13

If it's a girl you can call her Shelley

Beamur Wed 11-Sep-13 23:09:15

Caspian is good.
How about Heath?
For a girl I was keen for a while on Calypso (not many other people were though...) But Greek myths suggest some beautiful names.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:09:38

No, no, no and No

And no again.

Elderflowergranita Wed 11-Sep-13 23:09:38

Nah, makes you sound dead cultured.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:09:44

No, no, no and No

And no again.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:09:51

No, no, no and No

And no again.

Beamur Wed 11-Sep-13 23:11:51

And No again...?

TheFillyjonk Wed 11-Sep-13 23:12:37


boardingschoolbaby Wed 11-Sep-13 23:12:47


DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:13:17

And some more for good measure.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:15:09

Too close to Tits..which are indeed lovely but would be bugger for the old piss taking namewise.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:16:29

Heath I like, but DH has vetoed.

Elderflowergranita Wed 11-Sep-13 23:19:06


DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:23:36

As in the geographic feature or the historical term for a person of North African or Arab descent?

Elderflowergranita Wed 11-Sep-13 23:26:11

Geographic - in keeping with heath.

TheCraicDealer Wed 11-Sep-13 23:35:28

Oooh, what about Noor for a girl? Paloma? Antigone? I'm just shouting random names I wouldn't be brave enough to use.

For a boy, Atticus from your list is pretty good. Tiberius would be a no-no, and I like roman names. Hadrian? Had a friend who was seeing an Augustus, nn Gus, he was a cool bloke.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:35:40

No thank you

I am not so concerned with the second name being a direct link to Byron (we finally settled on that for very personal reasons to us both). In fact I'd prefer if it wasn't connected, I just need something that can work with it and not jar too much but that we can both agree on.
I fear I am searching for the impossible.

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:39:10

Antigone is going on the list!

Augustus is another veto - damn Roald Dahl!

DH has grudgingly agreed to Hephzibah also?

MmmmWhiteWine Wed 11-Sep-13 23:43:44

Sorry to say and I really don't mean to be rude but those names are, er, challenging. You run the risk that your poor child will be ridiculed....

boardingschoolbaby Wed 11-Sep-13 23:53:57

Antigone is lovely for a girl, if you like Tiggy, what about Tabby too as in Tabitha?

I had never thought about Tits for Titus. The one we know gets Ty occasionally but never tits as it is pronounced so differently.
What about Oscar or Hector? Or are these too mainstream?

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:54:46

And which names exactly do you suggest would be ...challenging?

These are the tamer suggestions. I've already vetoed Xerxes, Stalin and Eglamont.

Or would you prefer I name it something cr8tive?

DiscoBiscuits Wed 11-Sep-13 23:56:14

Oscar- vetoed (this is my favourite but is an absolute no from DH)
Tabitha I love but is the name of my best friend.

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