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agnesrose86 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:52:56

We had such a nightmare naming our second son and settled on something neither of us really loved. I don't want to make the same mistake with this pregnancy so please tell me what you think of these names and any ideas you have along these lines. We have a very romantic surname so can't have anything too feminine or eccentric.

Girls

Milla
Thea
Elsie
Matilda
Alba

Boys

Rafferty
Leonard/Lenny
Roe
Seth
Llewyn/Llew
Kit

ShiftyEyes Tue 25-Feb-14 21:59:26

I like all the girls names except Milla, sorry but reminds me of milia.
I like Kit out of the boys list, sounds a bit bit Enid Blyton but in a good way.

MazzleDazzle Tue 25-Feb-14 22:19:44

Congratulations! Some lovely names there. It seems like you prefer classy names (apologies if this offends!) and Milla doesn't seem to fit. Alba was the make of my stereo in the '90's! But I know an Alba and everyone likes her name.

Love the rest of the names though. Good luck picking!

WeGotAnnie Tue 25-Feb-14 22:25:28

I like Thea best.

Esther
Orla
Tess
Lara

Laurence/Laurie?

Mireio Tue 25-Feb-14 23:03:18

I like all the girls names, but my favourite is Alba. I like Leonard and Kit from your boys list.

NadiaWadia Tue 25-Feb-14 23:09:25

Milla is my favourite! Thea is nice too. Elsie is very old lady- what about Elsa or Elise? For boys Seth is nice or Llewyn. Rafferty is a bit daft.

NadiaWadia Tue 25-Feb-14 23:11:15

Roe - the reproductive bits of a fish??

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 07:45:22

NadiaWadia - is it really? Thank you for telling me. We just liked the sound and simplicity of it. Any other three or four letter boys names along these lines? I think Thea is my favourite girls name but my husband does sometimes pronounce 'th' as 'f' which might be a problem. The idea for Milla came from someone called Camilla and it was shortened to that. I really liked the sound of it but I know there are quite a lot of Milas (Mee La) around now so might get confusing. Thanks for the suggestions so far, all things we like but can't use etc etc so keep them coming!

baskingseals Wed 26-Feb-14 07:50:36

Love Kit and Leonard. What about Jem?
Also love Elsie.

Oriunda Wed 26-Feb-14 08:19:49

Camilla nn Milla
Alba (means dawn) very nice
Thea good but not is pron. with an 'f'

Like Kit the best but could also consider Christopher with Kit as nn?
Roe .... Fish eggs

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:28:47

Can I add a few controversial extras for people's comments…

Willoughby
Bay
Kes
Woody
And if not Roe, Rue?

Love Kit as a nn.

Roe is terrible but I love Rowan. Rue is even worse than Roe - Rue the day.

Ross?
Dale?

I really like Leon but not Leonard.

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:26:58

I love Rowan and like Leon but friends have used both those names unfortunately.

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:27:35

The other idea I had was Robin???

LOVE Robin. smile

Clargo55 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:36:24

What about Lowen? Its a Cornish boys name. Also used as Lowenna for a girl, but I find this a bit of a mouthful. Similar to Rowan.

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:52:55

Oo I really like Lowen. Thank you!

HyvaPaiva Wed 26-Feb-14 20:57:08

Milla - LOVE
Thea - LOVE
Elsie - Prefer Elsa
Matilda - Really dislike
Alba - As a Scottish person, I find this a really weird choice, sorry OP!

I dislike all of the boys names except Lowen, sorry!

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:10:56

Do you have any boys names suggestions HyvaPaiva? I like lots of girls names but really struggling with boys. Will definitely suggest Lowen to dh though!

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 26-Feb-14 21:12:29

Your boys names are awful.

agnesrose86 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:57:25

I will cross my fingers that I am having a girl then!

Clargo55 Thu 27-Feb-14 17:02:45

A couple more Cornish boys names.

Jowan - Cornish form of John
Jago - Cornish form of James
Jory - Cornish form of George
Tristan - Cornish form of Thomas

Clargo55 Thu 27-Feb-14 17:06:32

Oh and Kitto is also Cornish.

What about Leo?

Also I love Rafferty on your list. Do you like Rufus?

Or Tobias (nn Toby), Nate (Nathaniel).

agnesrose86 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:10:33

Thank you Clargo. I have never heard Jowan before, I think I like it, had considered Joa too.

I really like Leo and my much missed mum's star sign was Leo so would be nice, dh not keen though (although might be persuaded!).

Rufus nice too. I think you get my taste! Any more ideas? I am just assuming I will have a boy because I've had two but need girls names too.

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