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Comments please on final choices and middle name ideas

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Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 17:41:01

So pleased my oh has agreed to my favourite boys name in the whole world-Henry
And for a girl Harriet which I adore.
Our dd's name is Georgia so I think both would work well with Georgia as a sibling set.
Stuck on middle names- we would like a longer middle name to go with Henry - Sebastian is ok but maybe boring?
Any suggestions I prefer very traditional classic names. Oh likes unusual names more

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 17:51:58

Possibilities for Harriet maybe Edith or Victoria? I like Elinor but not sure it flows?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 11-Jul-15 17:53:30

I wouldn't say Sebastian was boring far from it. Trying to think of other names that would fit with Henry to give you further ideas.
Henry Joseph
Henry Charles
Henry Matthew
Henry Christoher
Henry John
Henry Thomas

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 18:01:08

I love Henry Charles that's right up my street but oh thinks a longer name work better- I think Charles works well.
Think Sebastian is used a lot where I live although the name itself isn't boring iyswim

Treesandbees Sat 11-Jul-15 18:01:30

I have a Henry James (after his Dad and my grandad). Love Sebastian though. Good choice wink

poocatcherchampion Sat 11-Jul-15 18:04:01

We've got a Georgina and are planning Harriet for the next if it is a girl. We are stick for a boy, but i am endorsing your choices grin

MrsHathaway Sat 11-Jul-15 18:05:48

How long is your surname and where are the stressed syllables?

Henry Charles Smith is a bit blunt but Henry Charles Troughton-Davis is plenty!

I think all your suggestions are great.

One observation though, and don't take this the wrong way. Georgia and Harriet together would make me wonder if you wanted boys instead (George and Harry) whereas a second girl's name which doesn't have an obvious male equivalent wouldn't. If you're concerned about sibsets you might like to think about that. Maybe something like Annabel or Marianne?

BothEndsBurning Sat 11-Jul-15 18:06:02

Need to know what the surname sounds like to give an informed opinion.

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 18:09:11

The surname is a 2 syllable name beginning with H

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 18:12:54

mrs I had considered that as Georgia does get called Georgie. I would encourage Hattie as nn but if it were Harry at school I couldn't control that.
I tend to go for non-frilly names like that though my other choices last time were Edith and Francesca, but I wouldn't want people to think I secretly wanted a boy

BothEndsBurning Sat 11-Jul-15 18:21:46

Ah, that's easy then. Pretty much anything will flow with Henry.
I wouldn't have anything too long with Harriet though. Harriet Victoria Hername is starting to sound a bit too long. Harriet Edith is much better.

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sat 11-Jul-15 18:23:05

Hmmm - classic and unusual (and preferably long). Tricky...
Henry Percival
Henry Benedict
Henry Jonathan

I really like Harriet Edith. Otherwise, how about:
Harriet Rosalind
Harriet Beatrice
Harriet Thomasine

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 18:27:28

We had a chat about Rosalind earlier but oh not massively keen shame it's lovely

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 11-Jul-15 18:28:34

Sorry op thought you were only looking for MN for a boy.
Harriet Grace
Harriet Maria
Harriet Rose
Harriet Clarissa

Sophronia Sat 11-Jul-15 18:44:25

Harriet Ramona
Harriet Alice
Harriet Emily
Harriet Susannah
Harriet Esther
Harriet Clara
Harriet Emmeline
Harriet Jane
Harriet Florence
Harriet Julia
Harriet Lucy
Harriet Evelyn
Harriet Sarah
Harriet Louisa
Harriet Mary
Harriet Jennifer
Harriet Martha
Harriet Rosamund

Henry Alastair
Henry Peter
Henry Alexander
Henry Francis
Henry Christopher
Henry Dominic
Henry Thomas
Henry Isaac
Henry Jonathan
Henry Patrick
Henry Joshua
Henry Theodore
Henry Laurence
Henry Maxwell
Henry Nathaniel
Henry Walter
Henry Samuel

MrsHathaway Sat 11-Jul-15 19:17:17

Hmm. As much as I love Harriet and Hattie, I do not love them with a surname starting with H as I have an irrational prejudice against alliterative names blush

Wishful80sMontage Sat 11-Jul-15 19:37:44

See I'm the opposite mrs I love alliterative names smile sound punchy and memorable I think.
Really live some of those suggestions I liked Alistair and Lawrence as a first name but strongly vetoed by oh.

millymae Sat 11-Jul-15 19:55:26

Harriet Ann and Henry James do it for me!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 11-Jul-15 20:16:04

Harriet Olivia
Harriet Sophia

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