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Have picked names but open to other ideas

(15 Posts)
Mrsgrumble Sat 08-Nov-14 19:24:47

About 90 percent on both these names



Both not in the top ten where we live

Am open to similar names as not 100 percent

MrsHathaway Sat 08-Nov-14 19:50:59

What names have you rejected?

I have an Oliver but wish I'd gone for something else tbh. Shortlist included Charles and Christopher.

I like Ellen but prefer Helen or Helena. Seren? Elin? Honor?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 08-Nov-14 19:54:20

Like Oliver. Prefer Helena or Helen to Ellen.

Mrsgrumble Sat 08-Nov-14 19:58:10

Rejected Joseph and James as have nephew on dh side

Like Anna but overused here

yazz21 Sat 08-Nov-14 20:59:15

I like Oliver, but think its quite a popular name at the moment. I do prefer Helena or Elena (E - Lane - A).

ashesandfire Sat 08-Nov-14 22:23:13

Like both.
Prefer Elena, Helena, Eleni, Elowen, Eleri, Elodie to Ellen but it's a pretty name.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 08-Nov-14 22:29:14

Love Oliver, there's a reason it's so popular and that's because it's such a great name.
Prefer Eleanor to Ellen

Sophronia Sat 08-Nov-14 22:35:21

Ellen is great. Oliver is a bit popular.

barmybunting Sat 08-Nov-14 22:50:59

Both of them are lovely! Will Ellen be shortened to Ellie?

Coconutty Sat 08-Nov-14 22:53:10

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capercaillie Sat 08-Nov-14 23:02:50

We have an Oliver - still love his name and although we know several, there are only two in his school year of 60.
Ellen was also on our shortlist - lovely name.
Others on our list were Toby, Peter, Alexander, Alice, Susannah, Eleanor

burgatroyd Sun 09-Nov-14 08:50:47

How about Orson?

I know three baby Olivers and a couple of Oscars.

Mrsgrumble Sun 09-Nov-14 20:19:02

Thank You all.

Don't live UK so it's not as popular

Dh wants an old fashioned name so ellen reminds him of older generation name

Mrsgrumble Sun 09-Nov-14 20:21:42

Mrs Hathaway, what puts you off oliver?

MrsHathaway Sun 09-Nov-14 22:55:24

My Oliver gets called Ollie which I dislike.

And when I call his name anywhere, another two or three little boys turn round.

I let DH talk me out of Kit. Boo.

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