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nevergoogle Sun 10-Nov-13 18:36:48

We had a family vote excluding any name that DH and I didn't both like and let the kids throw in their preferences too.

3rd Baby.
No theme to DS's names, one scottish with gaelic spelling, one hippy nature name.
Last name is one of the star signs. V.




ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 13-Nov-13 01:13:32

Not Delta or Hunter. With your surname sounds oddly like some kind of phonetic alphabet.

Amy is fine, if that's your favourite. Boring if your surname was Smith (I know one and she was one of three Amy Smiths ^in her class^) but fine with yours. Adelaide (Ada?), Tamar and Edith much cooler.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 13-Nov-13 01:16:29

Also not keen on Ramsay or Sawyer ("saw yer v___" sounds vaguely rude for some reason) but other boy names are nice. Elliot always my favourite, Tor more unusual. If you're in Devon people might think you've made a Brooklyn Beckham type name decision!

Mattissy Wed 13-Nov-13 12:47:19

Tamar, reminds me of Tamwar off Eastenders.

nevergoogle Wed 13-Nov-13 15:07:36

Ah but we are in devon, but baby not conceived on dartmoor. Brrrr.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 14-Nov-13 13:07:10

Ha! Well how about Tavy? Another river but I think it would make a good name for a boy.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 13:18:25

There's the Brutus stone in Totnes, but I'm thinking no to Brutus. smile

Dart, Tamar, Tor?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 14-Nov-13 14:47:25

Tor is cool. I know a Carn as well?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 14-Nov-13 16:05:47

Edith, Iris or Amy. In that order of preference.

I rather like Tor.

HyvaPaiva Thu 14-Nov-13 16:09:53

Hester and Ramsay. Love.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 14-Nov-13 16:10:09

Edith. Edith. Edith!! smile

I do like Amy as well.

Hmmmmm. Boys names. None are jumping out as living up to your other boys names tbh confused Ted is the best IMHO

Fifibluebell Thu 14-Nov-13 17:59:17

Adelaide and Thomas

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 18:03:38

I like Orla and Iris from your narrowed shortlist. I would go with Orla with Orla over Orlaith unless you are in Ireland because English people will say Or-layth. And that could get wearing. It's also the more modern and popular spelling in Ireland. I'd say it's almost become a bit of a political point to use one of the older spellings.

None of the boy names are jumping out I'm afraid. Elliot is probably my favourite.

Catchhimatwhat Thu 14-Nov-13 18:24:59

I like these:


nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:16:43

Tillyscoutsmum, thanks, I am rather partial to the boys names too. Ted is my favourite of the boys names. Otherwise a bit stumped.

Hippy surname bit of a bind at times.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:21:42

The other vetoed boys names (vetoed by kids and DH) were:

The children want:

Ideally with Wiggins, Bolt, Farah and Vettel as middle names. hmm

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 20:25:15

I love Seamus.

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 20:27:48

My reasons for liking Orlaith vs Orla (although am more than happy for a girl to use anglicized spelling as and when) is that it's so nice when you do have a link to a culture or language to be able to use a name associate with it, or to use the correct spelling.

I see beautiful sanskrit or african names but don't feel able to use them as I have no connection. But to gaelic I do.

Also as DS1 had gaelic spelling of name, it would make sense to do the same. DS1 often has his named spelled wrong, but he sees it as a way of filtering people who actually know him, or care enough to spell his name correctly. He's developed eye rolling at invitations spelled wrong but doesn't make a fuss.

buttercrumble Thu 14-Nov-13 20:29:21

Orla and Ted

Varya Thu 14-Nov-13 20:36:43


PenguinsDontEatPancakes Thu 14-Nov-13 20:40:34

That is true. Although I don't think it's a matter of 'correct' spelling of Orla any longer. There are also lots of different spellings. There are a couple of versions with d's and g's that I can never remember. It is more like 'tradional and modern' if anything. The thing I found interesting is that Orla is the spelling most favoured in the Republic of Ireland these days if you look at the name charts there.

Though if you have used a traditional spelling of another name I can see why you would want to match. I suppose the real problem with Orla is that it isn't just spelling. Non-Irish people will pretty much forever hear Orlaith in their head, even if they learn it isn't.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 14-Nov-13 21:27:27

Love Angus, Art and Jude. Tell DH and the kids they are wrong! wink I had to allow Cavendish as a second mn in order to get my way with Fergus grin

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 21:38:31

the vote consisted of me reading out my list and them reacting.

tumbleweed lots of names followed by giggles.

compromise sucks.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 14-Nov-13 21:45:20

It certainly does hmm

How about Abe or Bram?

nevergoogle Thu 14-Nov-13 21:53:45

i once had a gerbil called abraham. i didn't have to compromise back then.

nevergoogle Fri 22-Nov-13 19:33:48

Theodor Magnus V...? nn Ted


Orlaith Iris V...

<gavel> grin i wish.

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