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themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 08:42:44

Ok, so here are my shortlists for DC 1. Please come and rate/slate the names.

Girls:
Ruth
Dorothy
Judith
Matilda

Boys:
Miles
Marcus
Victor
Gus
Tobias
Magnus

Context: DD/DS will grow up in a naice part of London. Surname is double-barrelled and something like Reith-Barker.

First post so apologies if I have got the etiquette wrong. Thanks in advance!

Belazu84 Sat 30-May-15 08:49:30

I think Dorothy is cool- slightly prefer Dorothea but maybe that's a bit frilly. Ruth and Matilda are both nice, but I've never liked Judith. I would consider calling a girl Jude though.

Adore Magnus! That's the only one of the boys I love. You could nickname Gus, which is quite nice.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 30-May-15 08:49:42

Matilda is the only one of your girls names I like.

Tobias, Magnus and Miles are all nice. Magus is probably the most unusual.

themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 08:50:53

(OP here)

Realised that my made-up surname is a bad example because the h at the end makes all the girls' names sound odd. So let's say our surname is something like Reel-Barker.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 30-May-15 08:52:35

I love Dorothy, lots of nice nicknames for it too. Victor is my favourite from the boys list.

afreshstartplease Sat 30-May-15 08:52:38

I like miles

Others aren't to my taste sorry

honeysucklejasmine Sat 30-May-15 08:54:57

I like Ruth best, then Matilda. For boys Tobias (though I prefer "Toby") then Marcus.

IMO, Some of the lads names are a bit imposing. Great if he becomes a 6'5" CEO, but if he's of slight build and a softly spoken bloke, Magnus might be a bit much.

themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 09:00:31

Wow, thanks for the quick responses!

I have wondered about Dorothea too. I like the Thea bit but perhaps four syllables is a bit of a mouthful with our surname?

I know it's just me but although I like Jude as a short form of Judith I can't help seeing it as the German word for Jew when it's written down, pronounced YOO-der. Hmm.

afreshstartplease Sat 30-May-15 09:02:03

Why not just have thea?

MsJuniper Sat 30-May-15 09:24:16

I like Judith and Tobias best.

themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 09:29:49

I do like Thea but would be annoyed hearing it mispronounced as TAY-er or FEE-er!

MamaLazarou Sat 30-May-15 09:49:39

Yes, Thea will be Fear in many parts of London, I'm afraid.

I love Ruth, Dorothy, Marcus, Victor and Magnus from your list. Especially Marcus: such a strong, glamorous name IMO!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 30-May-15 09:53:46

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themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 10:01:46

Good point MermaidAvenue!

I think it's more that I am not that attracted to the -ie/-y/-ia sounds in a lot of girls' names so by a process of elimination I have got a list of -th names!

Sophronia Sat 30-May-15 11:52:08

Matilda is so popular and I can see Dorothy increasing in popularity as well. I like Ruth and Judith. I like Victor, Miles and Magnus best from your boys list.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 30-May-15 12:02:03

Your girls names.
Rate= Dorothy and Ruth
Slate Matilda and Judith( Judith come on op, I know it's none of my business, very granted, but it's not even a pretty name at least yes although IMO Matilda is a God awful name it's still. Pretty sweet and girly despite my thoughts on it.
Boys names
rate= Gus and Victor great names
Slate Tobias Marcus Miles and Magnus

Elllimam Sat 30-May-15 12:04:27

I love Ruth, strong and unusual. Also like Magnus and Marcus.

themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 12:41:26

You're right Sophronia about Matilda getting very popular. Whilst I'm not hung-up on having a "unique" name I think I'd prefer something less used, so that's one off the list.

I am also having doubts about Tobias on the grounds that he would most likely become a Toby, which is fine but not a name I love. There are also quite a few Tobys around.

Iliveinalighthouse - don't worry, I did ask! The thing is I'm not looking for a "pretty", "sweet" or "girly" name so the fact that Judith isn't in that category is a positive thing for me!

MamaLazarou Sat 30-May-15 12:43:40

How about Lillith or Tannith?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-May-15 12:48:54

Ruth is a bit dull and meh. Surprised to say I quite like Judith, I knew a little girl Judith when I was little and she was lovely. Matilda nice but very popular. Not a huge fan of Dorothy either.
I like Tobias and Marcus but none of the other boys names. Really really dislike Gus and Magnus. Gus reminds me of the fat mouse in the Disney version of Cinderella (I think!).

themerchantofvenice Sat 30-May-15 12:52:10

I'm sorry MamaLazarou, I'm sure it's just me but when I say Lillith and Tannith it sounds like I have a lisp and am saying Lilies and Tennis!

I think Ruth and Judith are more well-known and don't have the same potential for confusion.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-May-15 12:57:46

I've just realised I hate the 'us' sound as it reminds me of pus blush

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-May-15 12:58:07

Although I don't mind it in Marcus... Weird!

pieceofpurplesky Sat 30-May-15 12:58:50

I don't like Judith or victor but love all the rest. There are quite a few victor's around here. Miles is also very popular (travelling community attend my school and it is a family name).

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