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Honest opinions please!!

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marleys Tue 11-Nov-14 00:20:24

Feel free to be totally honest, I need outside perspectives on our top chosen names at the minute! smile

For a boy, at the minute we're leaning towards the name Harley with Isaac as a middle name.
For a girl we're leaning towards Amber with the middle name Faith.

We have plenty of time to dwell but need to know honest options before I get too attached to them!

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Tue 11-Nov-14 00:22:32

Harley is hideous. Common. Amber is not to my taste but inoffensive.

Fanjango Tue 11-Nov-14 00:23:22

TBH I'm not sure Harley and Isaac work together, though I like both names smile
Amber Faith is nice, but again like both names

ByTheWishingWell Tue 11-Nov-14 00:25:44

I quite like Amber, and think that Amber Faith works well enough. I think Harley is awful, sorry. It sounds very American to me, which just isn't to my taste.

calzone Tue 11-Nov-14 00:28:54

Isaac is far nicer than Harley imho.

Harley is very modern, American, bit common sounding.

Amber is meh.
Faith is ok.

marleys Tue 11-Nov-14 00:29:03

Thank you for your responses! I dread the thought of giving our baby a 'terrible' name so I appreciate the honesty. smile

Sophronia Tue 11-Nov-14 02:04:30

Sorry, I don't like Harley or Amber Faith. How about Isaac Harley instead?

scarletforya Tue 11-Nov-14 02:40:49

Yep, Harley is atrocious, sorry.

Amber and Faith are ok, but maybe not together.

saffronwblue Tue 11-Nov-14 02:55:36

Much prefer faith and Isaac to Harley and Amber.

treadheavily Tue 11-Nov-14 03:02:38

Isaac is a great name.

I really don't like Harley.

Amber and Faith are ok.

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 11-Nov-14 03:04:53

No to Harley! It's awful on its own and with the Middle name.

Isaac was a name we liked but never made it to our list!

Amber isn't that nice nor is faith!

Any other names you like ?

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Tue 11-Nov-14 03:20:44

Agree I don't like Harley, it's a motorbike make. Um, how about Harvey? Bit better

Like Amber Faith

sunflower49 Tue 11-Nov-14 03:27:30

Don't like Harley either, sorry. I like Isaac, don't mind Amber though I think It's a marmite name usually.

I quite like Faith, although I did know two Sisters named 'Faith' and 'Hope' once which I thought was overkill-needless to say at school their names were altered to 'Hopeless' and 'Faithless' by children and teachers alike (the latter probably wouldn't have got away with it now)!

Mrsgrumble Tue 11-Nov-14 04:47:25

Not a fan of Harley at all but i certainly like Issac

Amber, I'm not sure of

Have you my others in mind?

Madamecastafiore Tue 11-Nov-14 05:08:35

Harley sounds v v common.

Amber is ok but nothing special, but then my youngest has one of the all time hated names on MN so what do I know.

shakemysilliesout Tue 11-Nov-14 08:35:13

Love faith. All others are good except Harley.

BauerTime Tue 11-Nov-14 08:38:32

I don't like Harley either sorry. Like all of the others though.

Don't think Harley works as a grown up name as it sounds juvenile.

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 11-Nov-14 08:40:40

Don't like either, at all.

Isaac is lovely, though.

marleys Tue 11-Nov-14 12:08:35

Thanks again for all your responses!
There are other boys names that we like but none are 'grabbing' me if you see what I mean. I'm not a fan of very traditional names, neither is my DH but he prefers very unusual names. Harley was a compromise of sorts. Back to the drawing board for boys is a definite I think

burgatroyd Tue 11-Nov-14 12:50:46

Amber and Isaac are nice.

How about Piper, Willow, Hope, Blossom, Saffron, Andrew, Peter, Orson, Johnny?

Leeds2 Tue 11-Nov-14 12:59:05

I don't really like Isaac, but I much prefer it to Harley.

I prefer Faith to Amber.

Guin1 Tue 11-Nov-14 15:21:30

Agree with the pps that Harley is not great.
Like Amber Faith though.

sunflower49 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:38:12

The only Harley I've known was a big, fat, Greek man and it did sort of suit him as he was so flamboyant and extrovert.

Let us know what you come up with after a rethink !

sanilee Tue 11-Nov-14 18:01:13

I don't like Amber, Isaac, or Harley. Faith is okay. I taught a lovely Amber, but that name alway seems a bit tacky to me? Please don't take that offensively.

How about Autumn, Felicity, or Verity for the girl?

Henry, Ryan, Hugo, Tanner, Harvey for the boy? Agree with PP, don't love Harvey but it is definitely a step up from Harley.

I like Amber Faith. Hate Harley, sorry. Isaac is nice.

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