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Nina or Jemima (g) Arthur or Theo (b)

(34 Posts)
SummerMonths Sat 17-Oct-15 14:58:26

I'd appreciate all views on our top two names for a girl and for a boy.

How do you imagine children with these names? Do you like the names?

Nina or Jemima (g) Arthur or Theo (b)


Sophronia Sat 17-Oct-15 15:20:17

Jemima and Arthur. I like Nina too though, not keen on Theo.

SoftBlocks Sat 17-Oct-15 15:21:58

Nina and Theo.

Moodyblue1 Sat 17-Oct-15 15:28:45

Jemima & Arthur are lovely names. I quite like Theo too

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 17-Oct-15 15:31:38

I love Jemima.

I quite like Nina.

Not keen on Arthur.

Theo is ok.

reuset Sat 17-Oct-15 15:45:09

Jemima and Arthur

scatterthenuns Sat 17-Oct-15 15:51:37

Jemima and Arthur

celtictoast Sat 17-Oct-15 16:52:02

Nina and Theo

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 17-Oct-15 17:52:51

Theo (but only if Theodore on bc, otherwise Arthur)

TattieHowkerz Sat 17-Oct-15 17:54:50

Nina is nice. Dislike Jemima, find it a bit wet.
Arthur is OK, but feels a bit like a going off the boil trend. Prefer Theo.

Lunastarfish Sat 17-Oct-15 17:55:08

I don't like Arthur but love Jemima and Nine. I'm a bit meh re Theo

Katarzyna79 Sat 17-Oct-15 18:00:47

I like jemima not keen on theo or Arthur but pushed to choose I'd go with the more English sounding Arthur.

Katarzyna79 Sat 17-Oct-15 18:02:13

I think Arthur is celtic in origin although to me sounds more English I should say British before I get attacked lol

Allthatnonsense Sat 17-Oct-15 22:11:15

Love Nina, adore Jemima, like Arthur.

RiverTam Sat 17-Oct-15 22:18:28


ashesandfire Sun 18-Oct-15 10:09:28

Love Nina! I like Arthur, because Art and Artie are cool nicknames.
Jemima is OK. A bit try-hard IMHO.
Not that keen on Theo.

JanuaryJuniper Sun 18-Oct-15 15:09:19

Nina and Art (just to be awkward) but honestly you couldn't go wrong with any of your choices!

NadiaWadia Sun 18-Oct-15 16:35:28

Nina and Theo definitely! They are very cool names, and fairly unusual.

Jemima is also nice, but I have heard it has unfortunate connotations in the US, apparently. (An 'Aunt Jemima' was a stereotype of an older black woman, from the slavery era) Don't know how much notice you should take of that, as it's not our history, of course, and it's a nice sounding name, from the bible, I think.

I know Arthur is very popular at the moment, but it's still very much 'little old man' to me, so I don't like it much.

Rosaaa Sun 18-Oct-15 16:35:59

Nina and Arthur

SummerMonths Mon 19-Oct-15 13:14:45

Thanks all.

So far the results are
Nina: 11
Jemima: 8
Arthur: 8
Theo: 6

So not much in it but people prefer my girls names to my boys.

I think I am leaning towards Nina which I see as multi-cultural, timeless and rare yet easy to spell.

Not sure on the boys. I'm also pondering on Alexander.

MrsCaecilius Mon 19-Oct-15 15:29:30

Jemima is really pretty. Not so keen on Nina, but mainly because I associate it with a really annoying Nina at school.

I like Arthur, strong British name, but I'm not so keen on Art/Artie as nn. Theo I like as a nn for Theodore. Its a bit short on its own.

Alexander on the other hand, awesome name! Good range of nn from Al, Alex, Xander. Absolutely timeless.

tinymeteor Mon 19-Oct-15 16:37:20

Nina and Theo!

It may just be me, but Jemima sounds super posh, whereas Nina is neutral and very pretty. Theo's a great name. Arthur is good but very popular round our way.

squoosh Mon 19-Oct-15 17:14:36

Nina and Theo

Sgoinneal Mon 19-Oct-15 17:20:13

Nina and Alexander.

ShmooBooMoo Mon 19-Oct-15 17:24:50

Nina and Leo (not Theo, hate Arthur...I know many love it but it just makes me think of old men). Jemima is okay but I don't like the shortening of Jemma.
Yes, definitely Nina and Leo (odd that I love Leo and hate Theo....).

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