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Does Harriet fit?

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TessOfTheBaublevilles Mon 24-Mar-14 20:50:14

Expecting a fifth child in September. Children are called Jack, Alexander, Sarah and Mary.

DH and I made individual names lists over the weekend, and while there were several boy names we both liked, there wasn't a single girl name that found its way on both mine and DH's

Harriet was on my list and DH said that while he loves the name, it wasn't on his list, as in his opinion it doesn't "fit in" with Sarah and Mary, (he says it does work with Jack and Alexander though). Obviously I disagree with him, I see all the names as being traditional/classic, so a good fit.

So what do you think, does Harriet "fit" or not?

Perfectly! smile

hunreeeal Mon 24-Mar-14 21:07:00

Yes it goes really well with the other names.

invicta Mon 24-Mar-14 21:09:10

All classic names.

Bowlersarm Mon 24-Mar-14 21:11:12

It works brilliantly. You have your girls name OP.

Now, do you need our input on your boys name? grin

TessOfTheBaublevilles Mon 24-Mar-14 21:15:50

Bowlersarm - this is our first draft for boy's:

James (Jack and James?)
Jude (Jack and Jude?)

TessOfTheBaublevilles Mon 24-Mar-14 21:16:32

NB: Thank you for opinions so far.

Bowlersarm Mon 24-Mar-14 21:18:43

Ooh, nice. You have great taste.

I like them all except Edmund, although I like Ed.

I think the J names are fine with Jack.

GimmeDaBoobehz Mon 24-Mar-14 21:19:53

It's a lovely name and goes very well.

Also like Jack and Jude (together, that is) and find it fine as the vowel that follows isn't the same nor sounds the same, but others might disagree.

Definitely like Leo and Samuel though.

linney Mon 24-Mar-14 21:20:35

Lovely to see some genuinely unusual names for a change (Sarah and Mary!)

I don't think you can have Jack and James or Jack and Jude- sorry. Edward is lovely and has loads of shortenings!

alita7 Mon 24-Mar-14 21:45:14

Harriet fits fine, I love it but DP doesn't :p

Edward/Edmund lovely. No to Jude or James, with Jack.

Ham69 Mon 24-Mar-14 23:11:37

One of my all time favourite girl's names. I think it fits perfectly with your other DC's names.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 24-Mar-14 23:13:37

Harriet definitely, it's lovely and fits in well.

For boys, I'd vote for Samuel and then Edward.

holycowwhatnow Mon 24-Mar-14 23:18:06

Lve it and it fits beautifully. Loved it since I read Harriet the Spy as a child.

Lancelottie Mon 24-Mar-14 23:24:54

Not Gabriel with Mary, or Jack with James. The rest are great.

Vijac Tue 25-Mar-14 21:27:25

I agree with your husband that it is slightly different from your other girl names, which are simpler and more biblical (something like Ruth, Anna or Rachel would match more). However, I don't think it matters. It goes well enough and all are classic and well known.

Vijac Tue 25-Mar-14 21:28:41

Also, I like it!

Oubliette0292 Tue 25-Mar-14 21:36:45

Your obviously on a similar wavelength to my parents - they went for Mary, Sarah, Lucy, Edward and James.

I think Harriet is nice and doesn't seem strange besides your other names.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Mar-14 22:30:16

Harriet fits very well with your other names, and is lovely.

Not sure about another J name for a boy, and definitely wouldn't use Gabriel as you have a Mary, but the others are all really good choices.

figgieroll Tue 25-Mar-14 23:28:29


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