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blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 09:01:22

DP and I cannot seem to agree on names for DC2. DS is called Alexander (known as Alex). This took us ages to agree on and he wasn't named until a few days after he was born.

I'm in the early 2nd trimester for this one so we have a while until crunch time. We will be finding out the sex of the baby which will narrow things down however I want to be prepared!

For a boy I absolutely love Harris, it ticks all the boxes for me and I was so happy to have found it a while ago but we can't use it as DP has difficulty pronouncing the letter R especially in the middle like that, hard R's aren't so bad. So that's completely out as we can't have a name for our child that Dad can't pronounce!

Other boys names we are drawn to (but don't love):
Blair
Innes

Love the following (but too "out there" for us to use):
Cassius
Atticus

Girl's names (I like) :
Madeleine (hate Maddie)
Ottilie
Vivienne

I love longer names for either sex that can be shortened.

DP likes (plainer names):
Zoe
Emily

We both like Olivia and Amelia however to much of a mouthful with our surname.

Any other suggestions??

VixxFace Sun 16-Aug-15 09:07:40

Blake
Asa
Asher
Cyrus

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:10:50

Seb. Sebastian

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:12:02

Matilda

blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 09:15:06

I like Matilda but DP doesn't.

Don't like Sebastian, but like Zeb which is similar but not Zebedee!

Sorry Vixx not keen on your list!

Coconutty Sun 16-Aug-15 09:15:55

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MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Sun 16-Aug-15 09:16:43

Zebadiah if you like Zeb.

Aquilla Sun 16-Aug-15 09:18:31

There are a lot of Amelias and Olivias out there as I'm sure you already know!
I love Vivienne with nn Vivi.

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:20:45

Ned Edwin or Edward

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:27:02

Emmeline

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:27:44

Verity

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:32:13

Otto

blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 09:47:16

Quite like Emmeline, what nicknames could derive from that?

I've loved Atticus and Cassius since DS but unsure of nicknames, not particularly keen on Cass. Hasn't there been a recent literary upset with Atticus though from To Kill a Mockingbird?

Vivi is quite cute.

blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 09:49:18

Cassius has a horrible meaning of vain, narcissitic! sad

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:53:21

Emmeline - Me Me, Emmie,

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:54:10

Jobe

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:55:50

Elspeth

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:56:53

Tabitha

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 09:58:54

www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Emily

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 10:01:35

Emerald - Emmy emme

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 16-Aug-15 10:05:03

Sid,or
Nancy.

Seriously.
Both brilliant names!

blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 10:10:50

Tabitha was previously on the shortlist should DS have been a girl. Have gone off it now though!

Trying to dissuade DP over Emily. It's a pretty name I like the way it sounds but it's too popular and plain I think. Although I'm a bit chicken to use more unusual names!

Sid or Nancy? Erm, don't like them smile Do like Vincent and Stanley but DP has vetoed them hmm

blazingarrows Sun 16-Aug-15 10:11:15

Thanks for all the input!

StevieJo Sun 16-Aug-15 10:20:51

Vanessa - Nessa
Beatrice - Bea, Tris
Gemma -Gem, Emma
Phillipa - Pippa
Helena - Helen, Elena, Ellie

Magnus
Edmund -Eddie, Ted, Ned
Alistair -Ali
Lennox - Lenny, Nox
Rupert - Rue
Frederick - Freddie

AwfulBeryl Sun 16-Aug-15 10:22:31

Emma
Esme
Louise / Louisa
Sara / Sarah
Phoebe
Chloe
Eva / Ava / Evie
Mia/ Maya
India
Willow
Sylvia / Sylvie
Xanthe

Joel
Blake
Dylan
Hugo
Toby
Jake
Seth
Robin
Luke / Lucas.

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