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Getting Desperate 2 weeks to go

(17 Posts)
Nightstar Wed 04-Feb-15 09:58:36

My DH and I keep selecting names and then changing our minds. I'm getting really worried now that we are going to chose something at the last minute and then change our minds again!

Right now we have settled on Holly. But it is a compromise option because we can't find a single other name that both of us like.

We did have Phoebe, Matilda, Grace, Francesca, Jemima and Zoe, all on the list and they have each been struck off at some point for various reasons.

We had definitely narrowed it down to Zoe, then both totally went off it. Then we were sure it would be Jemima, but I hate it now, and then Phoebe but my cousin just had a baby and used it!

I love: Harriet and Stella
He loves: Penelope and Tabitha

We hate each others choices. The only name we both like is Holly. It sounds good with our surname and it works well with our other child (Jasper). But it doesn't seem very "special" or have any meaning and is kind of over used according to current trends.

I don't know if I'm looking for new ideas or if I'm looking for reassurance. We've been through the baby name book from cover to cover. I don't want anything unusual that people can't spell (I have that myself and it's not fun) but I don't want anything too everyday either... sigh

shakemysilliesout Wed 04-Feb-15 10:40:51

Well I love holly and Jemima!

What about Freya, Sarah, Gemma, Jessica, Lydia, Chloe, poppy?

People on here love Martha- lord only knows why.

LollyLondon Wed 04-Feb-15 11:06:28

Holly is a great name, and works perfectly with Jasper.
Don't worry about current trends!

reuset Wed 04-Feb-15 11:19:42

Obviously you can't use the name the other hates. Or rather you shouldn't. So scrap those.

Don't see what's wrong with Holly, and it's one you both agree on. Popular bad? Your Holly will be special to you presumably.

GlitzAndGigglesx Wed 04-Feb-15 11:31:28

I have a Stella and only met one other in 3 years. On your list I prefer Zoe and Holly to the rest

Nightstar Wed 04-Feb-15 15:07:17

Yes. We were just so sure with our son, we selected "Jasper" when I was only about 5 months pregnant and it stuck. We never really questioned it.

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 04-Feb-15 18:41:13

I like Holly, though I can see it doesn't have too much gravitas. I love Francesca from your other choices, why did you get rid of that?

Other suggestions:


switchitoff Wed 04-Feb-15 19:26:14

Well you don't have to choose a name immediately. There's nothing wrong with taking your time to decide after she arrives. My DCs were all "the baby" for the first few weeks of life.

Personally, I think Holly is a lovely name, but if you are looking for suggestions of others that I think are a similar vibe to either your/your DH's choices, here they are:


Phephenson Wed 04-Feb-15 23:40:04

Don't choose a name that someone might call a cat. Tabitha, Kitty...
Bluestarsatnight suggestions are lovely. I alive a harried though - and that's one of your own :-)

Phephenson Wed 04-Feb-15 23:40:27

*i love

Phephenson Wed 04-Feb-15 23:41:03

Hate autocorrect. HARRIET ��

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 19:43:16

I agree holly doesn't seem that special.

Jasper is great and would go well with Polly

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 19:47:23

Ophelia is quite similar to Pheobe

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 19:49:22

Flora is also similar to Pheobe

Or Bea with full name Beatrix or Beatrice

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 20:00:00


Petrified1 Fri 06-Feb-15 22:05:10

What about Tannith? (sp?)

Petrified1 Fri 06-Feb-15 22:05:48

or Frances or Vivienne?

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