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mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 13:53:34

I thought I'd try something a bit different..
Looking for opinions on these names..
If you like them or not could you please tell me your kids names?? As if you like them we might have similar tastes and I might like names you've chosen for your kids that I wouldn't have thought about..
And likewise if you don't.. I think it'll be less likely I'd be offended by someone being negative about potential names if they have picked names for their own kids that I don't like..
Girls
Robyn
Fearne
Rowan
Rosa
Pip

Boys
Eeek I genuinely have no idea.. Prefer a shorter name, nothing ending in a y/ie sound.
Thank you!

shitebag Sun 26-Jul-15 14:39:38

I like all your girls names except Pip and possibly Rosa.

I don't like Pip because it just sounds very "cutesy" which just doesn't work on anyone over the age of 8, fair enough if it's a nickname but I wouldn't want to be stuck with it forever.

I'm not sure what I think of Rosa tbh, your other names are just much nicer so it kind of falls aside for me.

We had Erin, Amber, Cara, Alyssa and Robyn on our girls list.

Our boys list was Ruari, Liam and Leon.

WankerDeAsalWipe Sun 26-Jul-15 14:54:40

I don't like Pip but Phillipa is ok. I like the rest.

I have boys Gregor and Ciar (Keir)

My girls names would have been Mhairi, Kirsty, Lorna or Ailsa.

Don't like any of your girls' names, sorry.

Boys -
Rowan
Robin
Pip as nn for Philip
all excellent as boys' names

BothEndsBurning Sun 26-Jul-15 16:13:24

I only like Rosa.

Robin and Rowan are masculine names to me. Pip is a masculine nickname.

Why Fearne, rather than Fern? Clearly you like nature names, so why the strange spelling?

Boys' names? Easy. Robin, Rowan or Philip. Job done.

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 16:19:38

I really don't see anything masculine about pip?!
Come on girls, read the op.. If you don't like my names that's fine but bear in my mind what you've chosen for your kids and whether we'd have similar taste

BothEndsBurning Sun 26-Jul-15 16:24:48

Because it's short for Philip! The usual shortening for Philippa is Pippa.

mrsmeerkat Sun 26-Jul-15 16:26:13

If I were to have another boy I would call him Hugh

Would that suit

Elise is lovely. Or Fern

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 16:38:34

Pip just screams girl to me. And girly girl at that..
Phil would be the obvious shortening of Philip? Agree to disagree..

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 16:39:44

Like Elise or Fern/Fearne. Niece is Eloise though.. Might be a bit similar?

BothEndsBurning Sun 26-Jul-15 16:48:22

Phil is another shortening of Philip of course, doesn't mean it's the only one. I have a cousin Philip who is known as Pip. Used to work with one too. Haven't you read 'Great Expectations'? grin

I think Rosa is lovely, and I like Fern but only spelled like the plant.

I do like the other names, but only for boys.

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 16:53:05

I have which it's why it didn't strike me as masculine as that character is a bit of a drip!
I'm Scottish so all the Phillips I know as phils. They are properly smelly manly men so maybe why I'm so baffled by pip for a man.

BothEndsBurning Sun 26-Jul-15 16:53:29

Some other suggestions for boys, with elements of the names you like

Roland
Ambrose
Felix
Piers

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 17:01:13

Oh I like all but felix which strikes me with the wet feel again.
I like piers but don't know if my accent would make it a bit harsh sounding. It's really hard finding a balance as dh is Irish so names he says nicely I don't and vice versa.. Perhaps I should have mentioned that in the op..

manicinsomniac Sun 26-Jul-15 18:04:50

Robyn - love it
Fearne - don't like this, it sounds harsh to me
Rowan - really like it
Rosa - it's ok
Pip - quite cute but I would christen Philippa or at least Pippa

For boys you could also use Rowan or Pip?

Or:
Arlo, Adam, Austin, Aaron, Aidan, Ben, Cole, Caleb, Dylan, David, Dustin, Ethan, Ewan, Ellis, Flynn, Finn, Fitch, George, Harris, Isaac, Josh, Jake, Jack, Jude, Jared, Kyle, Liam, Lucas, Logan, Mark, Milo, Nico, Nathan, Owen, Oscar, Peter, Paul, Parker, Quinn, Reuben, Ryan, Rhys, Sam, Seth, Tom, Tian, Tyler, Zach

I have three girls - Savannah, Jessica and Xanthe

shitebag Sun 26-Jul-15 18:37:54

Foofoo I'm Scottish too and thought Pip was very cutesy, girly rather than masculine.

Wonder if its a regional thing?

pieceofpurplesky Sun 26-Jul-15 18:48:59

I see pip as masculine and if I was to teach one would think male.
Love Robyn and Rowan so boys names I loved were Zach, Seb, Ned

mypoorfoofoo Sun 26-Jul-15 20:42:55

you couldn't possibly be Scottish with a username like Shitebag Haha!
I like Harris for a boy, just worry it would remind people of Rolf?? The Scottish in me thinks of the place but as we live in Ireland might not be the case for those here? Hmm

Sophronia Sun 26-Jul-15 20:59:06

I like Rosa and Rowan.

MaudeTheMopLady Sun 26-Jul-15 21:08:16

Love pip and rosa! Not so sure about your other choices. If if had a girl, I'd have been tempted by both these names and failing that Georgie and Flora!

Quasilulu Mon 27-Jul-15 01:34:44

I really love your girl's names. Robyn and Fern were on my list but DH vetoed.
Likewise Joseph Blake and Louis.
My children are Melissa and Gregory.

mypoorfoofoo Mon 27-Jul-15 09:14:26

Love Gregory and Blake!

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