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What's the best girls & boys name out of these?

(36 Posts)
Marie33 Fri 31-Oct-14 21:15:34

Hi I'm pregnant with my first child & am really stuck with names. Opinions please smile

These are my options so far, there seems to be more girls names I like than boys....









What do you think?

BinarySolo Fri 31-Oct-14 22:59:03

J names and hyphenated names aren't really popular on here so you might get some flack.

Out of your names I like Joshua, Jack (this spelling) and lila. I'd drop the hyphens in favour of solid names, but that's personal taste. I think the hyphen will really date the names too.

cheesecakemom Sat 01-Nov-14 06:16:19

I also favour solid names so only prefer Joshua and Amerie from your list - which are actually really lovely names!

AuntieStella Sat 01-Nov-14 06:23:56

I prefer Joshua Jack (I wouldn't use the hyphen) as I think Jaylen sounds like it's missing the nerd (I possibly watch too much TBBT).

I don't like Jolie as part of a name (I wouldn't like Pretty either). I've never heard Amerie before, but think it's quite nice.

Ilikepie Sat 01-Nov-14 07:53:27

I'm afraid I'm not keen on any of them, but best of the bunch: Jack, or Joshua, spelt correctly with no hyphens! Girl names not to my taste at all,although marie, Rae and lila are nicer than the other names/combinataions, but much better as stand alone first and second names, without hyphen! would you go for Renee instead of Rae? You seem to like French-sounding girls' names.

ThursdayOfTheLivingDead Sat 01-Nov-14 07:56:01



Mama1980 Sat 01-Nov-14 07:59:42


Sorry don't like the hyphens here either.

charlyn Sat 01-Nov-14 08:26:03

Agree with the others, really not keen on the hyphens. Joshua and Amerie are ok.

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 01-Nov-14 08:27:26


I quite like Lila.

lemonpuffbiscuit Sat 01-Nov-14 08:29:01

I like jolie, Joshua, jack and Lila on their own without a hyphen.

Suckitup Sat 01-Nov-14 08:29:09

I thought you were joking. Sorry.

diddl Sat 01-Nov-14 08:36:04


bakingtins Sat 01-Nov-14 08:46:54


Never heard of Amerie but I do like Amelie, does it sound like Amery (EY-mer-y) or A-mer-EE?

The hyphenated names are horrible, sorry.

insanityscratching Sat 01-Nov-14 09:05:53

Joshua and Jack are both nice without the hyphens and with proper spellings. I don't like Jaylen it sounds like you mashed a few names together to be original.
Jolie will get the piss taken out of her as soon as her classmates learn the meaning whether she is pretty or not and hyphenating it makes it worse not better. Dd went to school with a Lila, she was a nice little girl so for me it is a pleasant name although not one I'd chose myself and definitely don't hyphenate. Never heard of Amerie but reminds me of those Moxie dolls dd had, I think one was called Avery.

Marie33 Sat 01-Nov-14 09:36:25

Hi thanks for opinions people!

I'm starting to go off hyphens now judging by response...

Amerie is pronounced A-mer- ie

Kantha Sat 01-Nov-14 09:41:16

I think people might mishear Amerie as Amelie which is so popular at the moment. Your DD would have to correct people when she first meets them. Not a deal breaker if you like it the best, more of a potential irritant.

insanityscratching Sat 01-Nov-14 11:31:06

Yes I think with Amerie as you pronounce it you will forever be correcting people who will mistake it for Amelie or Annmarie. I suppose it depends whether that would bother you really.

CaptainAnkles Sat 01-Nov-14 11:34:36

Really really don't like hyphens. However, I like most of the names individually. I'd go for Joshua and Lila.

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Sat 01-Nov-14 11:38:22

Lila was on my list
Joshua is nice
As is jack

Not sure on spelling of amerie how about Emery?

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Pandora37 Sat 01-Nov-14 14:55:01

I like Joshua (without the Jak as I think Joshua is long enough) and Lila-Rae the best. Not keen on the others. Amerie is pretty but I immediately went "nah nah nah nah nah oh!" as soon as I read it. She was a one hit wonder about 5 years ago with a very catchy song that I will now have in my head all afternoon grin. I guess a lot of people won't think of her as it was quite a while ago but I think people may struggle to pronounce or spell it. I really like the alternative suggestion of Amara.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Nov-14 19:53:01

Out of the boys don't like any Jayden just don't like and Joshua Jack is too long and doesn't even go,
Lila-Rae is very pretty through.

Rtfairy Sun 02-Nov-14 21:27:23

I like Jack and Lila from your lists (without hyphens).

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