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pennygirl26 Sun 12-Jul-15 11:56:48

i have a short list of names. can you give me your honest opinions on them please? we are having a middle name james if its boy or girl.

leo
leon
blake
dexter
kian

aubrie
mia
eilidh

HettyB Sun 12-Jul-15 12:04:21

I don't really love any of them - nice names, just not to my taste.

If I had to choose, I'd say Leo James or Dexter James for a boy, and Mia James for a girl.

Sophronia Sun 12-Jul-15 12:04:37

I like Leo and Eilidh

Sirzy Sun 12-Jul-15 12:06:03

The only ones I like are Leo and Eilidh.

BadHenry Sun 12-Jul-15 12:38:12

How do you pronounce Eilidh?

I like Leo or Leon for a boy.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 12-Jul-15 12:41:52

Dexter and Mia.

Rosieliveson Sun 12-Jul-15 13:06:06

I prefer Leo and Mia. I do like Dexter but am now thinking it could be a bit dated rather quickly.

TinyManticore Sun 12-Jul-15 13:07:29

I'm not keen on any of the boys names, but would choose Leo if I had to pick one.
Mia is lovely.

BothEndsBurning Sun 12-Jul-15 13:22:02

Aubrey is a boys' name. I like it for a boy as it's been around for many years but few people will have known one. Never seen Aubrie before.

I like Leo and Leon, but Leo is currently very popular. I like Anton, which is in a similar style.

The other names don't do anything for me. I dislike "surname" type names.

pennygirl26 Sun 12-Jul-15 16:01:12

eilidh is pronounced ay-lee its scottish

MamaLazarou Sun 12-Jul-15 16:27:02

I like Blake from your list.

lastqueenofscotland Sun 12-Jul-15 17:10:31

Yeh Aubrey is a boys name! We've a few in my family... All men! I like all your boys names bar dexter

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 12-Jul-15 18:28:12

Leo and Eilidh.

Munchkin08 Sun 12-Jul-15 18:36:34

Eilidh and Kien

irie Sun 12-Jul-15 19:09:20

Love Mia Leo Leon and Blake

Hellionsitem2 Sun 12-Jul-15 19:10:02

Leon aubrie

Hellionsitem2 Sun 12-Jul-15 19:10:57

Autumn would be nice

ButterflyOfFreedom Sun 12-Jul-15 19:41:45

Leon or Mia

Cloggal Sun 12-Jul-15 19:43:59

Leo and Eilidh

itsnothingoriginal Mon 13-Jul-15 16:03:57

Leo or Eilidh would definitely be my choices from your list too (assuming you're in Scotland for any issues around pronunciation!!).... agree Aubrey is male name even if you are spelling it with an 'ie'!

Moodyblue1 Tue 14-Jul-15 16:49:39

Eilidh and Leo are nice don't like any of the other ones. Leo is quite popular around here with babies so that would possibly put me off though

manicinsomniac Tue 14-Jul-15 17:36:23

Aubrey is not a boy's name, it's unisex (due to being a traditionally male name but now a hugely popular first name for girls in the US). In 2013 Aubrey ranked 959 for girls with 38 babies. It ranked 850 for boys with 35 babies. You don't get much more unisex than that. In the US Aubrey ranked at number 15 for girls last year and I don't think it's used for boys at all there.

I love Aubrey for a girl but wouldn't change the spelling.
I also really like Eilidh
Mia is ok.

I like Leo and Kian from your boys list. Dexter is ok, not keen on Blake or Leon.

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 14-Jul-15 17:40:46

Leo and Aubrie!

BothEndsBurning Tue 14-Jul-15 18:00:20

Just because some ignorant people have stolen a boys' name to foist on girls, that doesn't mean it's no longer a boys' name.

fionadal Tue 14-Jul-15 20:24:52

Leon is great. Leo is also lovely but more popular.

I like Eilidh best of your girls' names.

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