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fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 10:36:31

I'm not pregnant (yet) but am trying for a baby, I am on that 2 week wait at the moment to see if my first attempt worked! I already have a 10 year old DD.
Anyway..These are the names I am thinking of:

Girl: Eve (considering Alexandra or victoria as middle name)
Boy: Gene or Alexander

At the moment I can't decide whether to call a boy Gene Alexander or Alexander Gene.

Meanings: My first name is Genevieve so like Eve as a short version and Gene as a short version in the boy form..

My 10 year old's names means 'Little Gen' (I know I'm terrible)!

Thoughts please???

WowserBowser Tue 04-Mar-14 10:39:37

I quite like Gene actually. But Jean Alexander was Hilda Ogden grin

manicinsomniac Tue 04-Mar-14 10:44:51

I like Eve, especially Eve Alexandra.

I don't like Gene though, sorry, though I appreciate why you want to use it. I love Alexander so I'd use Alexander Gene.

fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 10:49:34

thanks, I love Alexander too but quite like the way Gene is not very common. Though I'm not sure it's very cute for a baby?! Also worried he might get teased..

WowserBrowser I had to look up Hilda Ogen! Don't watch coronation st, though I doubt anyone will notice that by the time he would be going to school!

WowserBowser Tue 04-Mar-14 10:54:23

That's true fs ! It just popped in to my head!

I prefer slightly less popular names. I think Gene has a nice sound to it. I wouldnt worry about the cute factor, they aren't babies for long.

RighteousSausage Tue 04-Mar-14 11:04:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:09:13

Thanks, this is helping. Really want to build up an idea of people's reactions!

florascotia Tue 04-Mar-14 11:36:40

Gene is a short form of Eugene, if that's any help. No chance of confusing that with feminine Jean. But - and this is not a criticism - will it worry you if a few people think or say (a) genetics and (b) trousers?

I like Alexander, Alexandra, Victoria.

Eve is very popular at the moment, if that's relevant. But, as many Mumsnetters say, if you like a name, then use it!

fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:43:21

I know Florascotia although I don't like Eugene..I don't mind if people think of genetics or trousers really, there's worse things that come to mind with many other names!

mm Alexander is popular!

Although Eve is common atm I have always liked this name! Eve is a definate anyway, middle name uncertain but likely to be Alexandra.

florascotia Tue 04-Mar-14 12:45:33

OP Did not wish to sound negative. Apologies if I did. Eve is indeed a lovely name, and Eve Alexandra has a really nice flow and balance.

fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 12:59:55

Not at all Florascotia I like hearing different points of view! x

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Tue 04-Mar-14 13:08:07

I'd go for Eve Alexandra and Alexander (EU)gene for a boy. I think using Gene for a boy has potential for teasing at school because it sounds like the girls name Jean. Not many kids are going to be aware of Gene Hackman etc. I just don't think it is worth the risk.

fs2013 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:07:10

Do you think other kids will realise the 'Jean' thing though? Nobody is called Jean I know of in recent years? It could become popular again though..

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Tue 04-Mar-14 14:14:30

It's hard to say whether they would or not. I suppose I am basing it on when I was at school in the 80s, because I can recall several school mums at the time who were called Jean. Not so much these days true, but today's children are likely to have Grandmas and Nan's called Jean I suppose, so they may still be aware of the name and its feminine links.

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