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Aelfrida Mon 05-Jan-15 20:19:14

The holy grail, right?! Any suggestions? Names I like can't use for one reason or another are...

Matthew
Daniel
Alexander

Madeleine
Alexandra
Isobel

TIA. ��

Aelfrida Mon 05-Jan-15 20:20:45

like but can't use

NormHonal Mon 05-Jan-15 20:22:47

Robert (doesn't have to be shortened to Robbie, can be Rob)

TheOnlyWayIsLindt Mon 05-Jan-15 20:26:56

John, Peter.

cloggal Mon 05-Jan-15 20:35:30

Came here to say Peter. Due a revival.

ChristmasEveSteve Mon 05-Jan-15 20:41:28

Josephine. Juliet. Roderick. Susan. Helen. Adelaide. David. Caroline. Clair. Stephen. Kenneth. Duncan. Hector. Bridget.

harryhausen Mon 05-Jan-15 20:42:12

I actually love Peter. I know of none under 35. Definitely would like to hear it more.

Would you like Clementine?

Agatha?
Marrianne?
Sylvie?

GloriousGloria Mon 05-Jan-15 20:47:19

I know a 5 year old Peter. Beautiful little boy he is.

GloriousGloria Mon 05-Jan-15 20:50:53

I like

James
Thomas
Bobby

Robyn
Annie
Natalie

Aelfrida Mon 05-Jan-15 20:52:30

Oh good work! I like Peter, hadn't considered that, although it is the name of a friend which would make me think twice. I love Josephine, Adelaide and Caroline. Really don't like Clementine. Marianne is gorgeous but I need to avoid names beginning with M unfortunately.

bassingtonffrench Mon 05-Jan-15 20:54:57

Phillip, Simon, Peter, John

Natalie, Mary, Anne, Ruthie

Lucked Mon 05-Jan-15 20:56:05

John, Andrew and Paul.

avocadogreen Mon 05-Jan-15 20:57:32

Arthur
Albert
Christopher
Nathaniel

Tess
Mary
Claudia
Miriam
Honor

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 05-Jan-15 20:59:12

Felicity

Skiingmaniac Mon 05-Jan-15 21:01:22

Elizabeth
Arabella
Stephanie

Ernest
David
Scott

Teds77 Mon 05-Jan-15 21:04:50

I have a Matthew and if I had another boy he would probably be Peter. Similar feel and not currently very popular might be Stephen, David, Andrew, Christopher, Michael, Richard, Robert, Nicholas, Timothy.

They're all names relatively common for people in their 30s or 40s but less well used today but I think they are all pretty 'classic'.

Girls more difficult! So many names seem to always remain relatively popular. Mary or Rosemary? Jennifer, Meredith, Anne, Ruth?

ChristmasEveSteve Mon 05-Jan-15 21:05:30

You need a top 100 for the 1950s or some Janet and John books! Margaret. Laurence. Roberta. Anyone from St Clare's or Mallory Towers. Gwendolin Mary perhaps?

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 05-Jan-15 21:07:19

Michael
Matthew
Thomas

Evelyn
Elodie
Michelle
Clara

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 05-Jan-15 21:08:00

Bloody div just read the thread again. Ok no Matthew then

Mumzy Mon 05-Jan-15 21:08:07

Jemima
Clare
Rosalind
Rosemary
Helena

David
Sebastian
Arthur
Gerald
Robert

AmITwirly Mon 05-Jan-15 21:14:09

I know 3 or 4 school-age Peters. Can I suggest:

Phillip
Julian
Laurence
Alistair
Patrick

Julia
Susannah ("Susie")
Phillipa
Felicity
Veronica

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 05-Jan-15 21:14:58

Ramona
Antonia
Cleo
Cordelia
Imogen
Isadora
Pamela
Penelope

Casper
Chester
Connor
Lloyd

creamhearts Mon 05-Jan-15 21:15:31

Helen, Rebecca, Maria

Peter, Christopher, Phillip

Hassled Mon 05-Jan-15 21:16:59

David. I don't know any small Davids, and it's a good name.

nowwearefour Mon 05-Jan-15 21:17:02

Catherine
Clare
Rachel

Timothy
Robin

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