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2 nature baby names or am i at risk go giving the impression we're smelly hippies....

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Stretchmarksarethenewblack Sat 19-Jul-14 00:08:32

Hello smile

We have about a month to go until dc2..
Our first is Ivy Beth... I love the name Rowan for a girl but wasn't sure if 2 similar names was a bit naff?? No idea for a boy, ideas welcome! Or girl ideas too if you think Rowan is horrific
Many thanks. X x x

upsiedasiy Sat 19-Jul-14 00:35:15

I love Rowan smile

HaroldLloyd Sat 19-Jul-14 00:37:21

I don't think Rowan and Ivy sounds strange in the slightest, totally fine.

bughunt Sat 19-Jul-14 00:38:55

I like those names.

Thought you were going to suggest something like clover and dandelion. grin

lettertoherms Sat 19-Jul-14 00:41:43


Nah, those are both standard names. It's not like Pumpernickel and Rainbow. I love Rowan.

Only1scoop Sat 19-Jul-14 00:48:56


sleepdodger Sat 19-Jul-14 00:50:07

Rowan is lovely

callipygian00 Sat 19-Jul-14 00:50:36

Go for it, they're great names. Only ever heard Rowan as a guy's name though, so could be used for either!

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 19-Jul-14 02:09:34

Love Rowan.

Happy36 Sat 19-Jul-14 02:10:17

I love Ivy and I like Rowan. Not sure about Beth.

burgatroyd Sat 19-Jul-14 07:15:03

Not at all, op! I had the same conflict. First dd has nature name and had to rule out Clover as would have been very smelly hippy!

Bughunt, first dd isn't dandelliin though!

Lovely names, Op!

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loobyloo24 Sat 19-Jul-14 07:18:31

Rowan is really lovely for either a boy or girl I think (the only one I know is a boy too).

funnyoldonion Sat 19-Jul-14 07:23:57

No not at all x

Kantha Sat 19-Jul-14 07:31:11

Would second Rowan for a boy or a girl. Lovely name.

BikeRunSki Sat 19-Jul-14 07:37:22

Rowan is a lovely name for b or g. I know a few of each,from 3 ish to 40 ish.

Not hippish at all with Ivy.

mismylinford Sat 19-Jul-14 07:42:56

i have this problem. dd1 is called skye and it suits her very well dd2 is due in October and can't decided if i should go for another 'usual' name... like Autumn or willow and risk being branded a hippy. or got for something more 'conventional' like penny or Georgie. love the names ivy and rowan.

Stretchmarksarethenewblack Sat 19-Jul-14 14:31:13

Thank you everyone, Rowan it is for either sex!
Happy36, thanks but not really looking for opinions on my current child's name, sorry Beth isn't to your liking! It's my late mothers name

Happy36 Sat 19-Jul-14 21:24:15

SORRY! I didn't realise. I thought I read some other comments that were on both names. Didn't mean to cause offence, sincere apologies.

HillyHolbrook Sat 19-Jul-14 21:58:29

I love Rowan!

We have two nature names in our family, Brooke and Summer and nobody sees them as being hippy-ish. Yours sound lovely together.

rattyboombatty Sun 20-Jul-14 11:41:11

Rowan's lovely. How about Wren?

Stretchmarksarethenewblack Sun 20-Jul-14 12:59:02

Ooooo I like wren! Thanks everyone for the help/reassurance x

Artandco Sun 20-Jul-14 13:17:12

Rowan is nice for either

I know a boy Rowan James, and girl Rowan Arabella

usualsuspectt Sun 20-Jul-14 13:25:43

What's wrong with being a hippie?

Hippies are cool man.

Rowan is a lovely name.

gamescompendium Sun 20-Jul-14 13:34:08

Both good names and go well together. I particularly like Rowan for a boy.

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