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Mrsfullhouse Sun 09-Feb-14 19:30:46

Hi,
We've just found out we're expecting baby number 3, it's taken us a little by surprise as Ds1 has just had his first birthday and we were going to leave a bit more of a gap, but hey ho, we're over the moon!

The only problem, after a recent 9 months of deliberating (somewhat obsessively) over the perfect name, and chosing it, any other boys name feels a little rejected!

Our list so far...

Magnus
Hugo
Horatio
Lysander
Julius
Gerard
Archibald

And I'm really not sure on any of them.

Yes, they are a little 'public school' but Dd1 is at a prep school and Ds1 starts the prep nursery pretty soon, so baby 3 will be in that environment.

Our girl names are Tabitha, Perdita or Jemima.
Dd1 is Isabella Juliette and Ds1 is Arthur Benjamin...

Any suggestion on names of I may not have thought of would be greatly received.

Thank you smile

SicknSpan Sun 09-Feb-14 20:36:22

Sebastian
Milo
Gabriel
Henry
Freddie
Tobias
Austin

SicknSpan Sun 09-Feb-14 20:37:57

Edwin
Benedict

I love your dd and ds1 names. Lovely.

PinkGlove Sun 09-Feb-14 22:15:14

Love Tabitha and my son is Benjamin, so nice taste!

Like Hugo from your list. I'll throw in:

Sebastian
Edward
Rowan
Reuben
Joseph

tammytoby Sun 09-Feb-14 22:44:49

Lovely names! Love Tabitha and Magnus.

How about
Quentin
Caspar

Florence
Beatrice

Anjou Mon 10-Feb-14 01:28:24

Congratulations OP! Your DC's have lovely names. From your current shortlist, I love Hugo, Magnus & Tabitha (all were on my shortlist when I was expecting DS1 & DS2). I second Sebastien & Caspar. How about ...

Rex
Rufus
Jude
Cosmo
Rafferty
Alban
Jago

Blythe
Annabel
Esme
Juno
Lyla/Lilah
Polly
Sylvie

Dovahkiin Mon 10-Feb-14 02:04:47

Gulliver. I knew a boy at uni called this - would never be brave enough myself.

everlong Mon 10-Feb-14 07:19:30

Magnus would be fab with your other names!

vitaminC Mon 10-Feb-14 07:23:24

Magnus is a great name!

In fact I like all the names you've mentioned except Perdita, which is awful!

People would think you were referring to the maid or the nanny if you mentioned Isabella, Arthur and Perdita in the same sentence hmm

NightCircus Mon 10-Feb-14 08:31:31

From yours I like Hugo and quite like Jemima

Isabella, Arthur and
Christopher (Kit)
Jeremy (Jem)
Laurence (Laurie)
Edmund
Edwin
Ferdinand
Heath
Mortimer
Phineas

Isabella, Arthur and
Delphine
Ariadne
Selena
Camilla
Vivienne

Mrsfullhouse Mon 10-Feb-14 09:06:15

Vitamin C- that's hilarious, and now I come to think of it, I'm pretty sure a childhood friend's nanny was Perdita and she tried to get off with the Dad, so.... Perdita is out!

My Husband and I were at boarding school together and are both still pretty institutionalised and still regularly see all of our old school friends... all of whom are sprouting families and a lot of the names above have been snaffled up... Otto, Jeremy, Sebastian, Freddie, Heath, William, Oliver, Laurence, Gabriel, Caspian, Casper & Jasper! in the last few months- we have been a busy bunch!

I know we could use one of these names, but... well, you know!

Loving Gulliver!! Absolutely loving it, but I'n not sure DH is brave enough.

Definitely sending the DH off for the snip after this one is out safely... baby naming is far too stressful!

Thank you all for your brilliant suggestions, keep them coming! x

Mrsfullhouse Mon 10-Feb-14 09:11:39

Ajou- Love Blythe!
Tabitha Blythe or is that just translating into Joyous Cat!!

Mrsfullhouse Mon 10-Feb-14 09:57:51

Just emailed DH to suggest Gulliver...

His reply... 'Is this a hormone thing? Are you going to go mental and start weeping over the Snow Leopard advert again?- Please retain some thread of rationality...'

I guess that's a no then.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 10-Feb-14 11:38:01

Pandora.
Portia.

Magnus and Hugo sound great with your DCs' names.

Can I throw in Rollo?

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 10-Feb-14 11:46:44

Hugo works best with your dc's names you might also like Ralph (pronounced Rafe) or just Rafe itself smile

Mrsfullhouse Mon 10-Feb-14 11:50:08

I love Pandora, but will have the enduring image of knobby people asking her about her 'box'

Shame.

Mrsfullhouse Mon 10-Feb-14 11:54:15

Ralph (pronounced Rafe) and Ranulph (nn Rafe) are DH's favourite.

But i just think he'll get called Ralph- which just makes me think of a cartoon/ puppet dog.

Nataleejah Mon 10-Feb-14 11:57:17

Lysander is very nice

soontobeslendergirl Mon 10-Feb-14 13:17:48

Isabella, Arthur and Edgar
Isabella, Arthur and Miles
Isabella, Arthur and Mungo,
Isabella, Arthur and Bartholomew (Barty)

Isabella, Arthur and Felicity
Isabella, Arthur and Gabrielle

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 10-Feb-14 13:44:13

I'm with your dh them OP I think Ralph (rafe) with your dc's names Is pretty fabulous and you'd only need to correct people once

SicknSpan Mon 10-Feb-14 20:04:26

Ivan.

I am adding this to the top of my boy list for dc3- only came up with it today and am totally in live with it. Yet to pass the dh test though.

SicknSpan Mon 10-Feb-14 21:24:13

Bugger. It failed miserably.

Dovahkiin Mon 10-Feb-14 23:14:27

Gutted. shock

SicknSpan Mon 10-Feb-14 23:22:35

I also suggested Magnus which I think is a lovely, strong but quirky name. He asked if I had been eating shrooms. No sense of flair, my husband.

I still hanker for Ivan, Dovahkiin don't fret!

bouncingbelle Mon 10-Feb-14 23:26:52

Charles
Merlin
Alexander (nn Lex)
Ranald
Struan
Ethan

Georgia
Harriett (Nn Hattie)
Emmeline
Portia

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