Name help!

(19 Posts)
TheDuchessofBoxford Wed 01-Jul-15 15:10:02

After 4 months of ttc I am finally pregnant. Although very early we are already thinking of names as our best friends have just used what would have been our ideal girls' name (M a r n i e)

Our son has a traditional Gaelic name but living in England we have to explain it far too often so although we love it we probably would use any Irish names as a middle name.

So any suggestions to help us get over losing out!?

We like for girls: Indy, Seren, Lois, Sylvie, Willow and Juno but none as much as the above.

For boys: Sonny, Finn, Rex, Kit and Buddy but again not quite the one.

Not keen on royal names and we are not really top 40 people. All suggestions welcome!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 01-Jul-15 15:16:01

That was my favourite name for a girl too, but we had boys. Poor you, are you sure you can't still use it?

I also liked Calypso, Juno, India, Flora. I like Willow, and Seren.

Not so keen on most of your boys names but I love Kit. Rufus, Silas, Seth, Lucas.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 01-Jul-15 15:19:14

What about imani?
I believe it is a proper name, and you can call her marnie as a nn.

cosmicglittergirl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:22:17

Marna? Marnie as a pet name. Or just use it?

Finn is a great name.

TheDuchessofBoxford Wed 01-Jul-15 15:25:05

I think it's out completely as they're too close to us and we are all part of same group. It was pure coincidence so can't blame them - they have good taste!!

Calypso feels like an ice lolly and flora I group with Florence, Elsie, violet which are not to my taste. India is a possibility.

Not keen on Imani - but I have never heard of it so it means there are deffo names out there I just need to hear and could be the one!

cosmicglittergirl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:32:45

That's a shame about Marnie.

Ok, my taste is closer to your dislikes, having a Viola and Elspeth, but here goes:

Shona
Gretchin
Sabah
Sibel
Rhona
Mattia
Isla
Solana

cosmicglittergirl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:33:50

Ooh and Margot! That's a great name.

TheDuchessofBoxford Wed 01-Jul-15 15:36:14

I think Isla is the only one out of those I'd give more than 5/10. Maria would be the next best but again, some names I haven't heard so the ONE must be out there! Thanks!

TheDuchessofBoxford Wed 01-Jul-15 15:37:44

I meant Mattia not Marie. Margot I like but it did just autocorrect to maggot! Best so far though but does it sound posh? Margoooooh?! I've said it too many time now...

nottheOP Wed 01-Jul-15 15:40:34

Keira
Erin
Jessica

Aidan
Quinn
Austin (Ozzy)

MaelstromOfLunacy Wed 01-Jul-15 15:41:38

Meren?

cosmicglittergirl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:44:44

I wasn't keen on them myself. (Unhelpful). I do like Isla and I think Margot is an excellent name. Agree with pp about Merryn (sp).
Ina
Una
Iona

TheDuchessofBoxford Wed 01-Jul-15 15:47:20

Erin I like but I can't use. Quinn I like too.

Meren I pr. Merun and Merryn I pr. Merrin. I like both but are they the same name with different spelling or different names?! And are they too close to Meryl which I deffo don't like?!

cosmicglittergirl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:50:34

I think Merryn can also be spelt Merrin. They don't make me think of Meryl!

Ramona
Dinah

Sophronia Wed 01-Jul-15 15:55:23

Some girls suggestions...

Ivy
Maisie
Saskia
Meadow
Cecily
Jasmine
Esme
Mara
Sadie
Maia
Robyn
Skye
Erin
Bryony
Orla
Autumn
Lyra
Talia
Elodie
Bonnie
Sage
Lorelei
Eden
Cora
Rowan
Elise
Noelle
Maeve
Luna
Hallie
Tallulah
Stella
Cleo
Saffron
Juliet
Leah
Hazel
Audrey
Juniper
Rita
Mattea
Iris
Ramona
Laurel

Sophronia Wed 01-Jul-15 16:08:34

Boys suggestions...

Rowan
Evan
Jude
Rory
Noah
Rafferty
Seth
Rafe
Max
Toby
Reed
Theo
Keir
Leo
Eli
Reuben
Ellis
Dexter
Jago
Blake
Ted
Felix
Jasper
Alec
Flynn
Beau
Miles
Gus
Holden
Robin
Jesse
Leif
Rudy
Bram
Zack

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 01-Jul-15 16:14:33

Irish names that do well in the UK [imo] are:

Tara
Ashling [rather than the Aisling spelling]
Caitlin
Orla
Una
Enya
Dara

Biglaugh Wed 01-Jul-15 16:19:46

Zorona? It is Serbian.
Zak for a boy?

Clealry I have a thing for Zeds, only just spotted it, May need help grin

HayFeverSucks Wed 01-Jul-15 19:00:45

Bridget
Maeve/Mavis
Bess
Tess

Ned
Maxwell
Seb
Rufus
Kip
Buster

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