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TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Mon 16-Nov-15 17:05:16

Girls names.

Arwen or Edith.

One is my favourite, one is DHs favourite.

Boys names baffle me, I cant find any that I like, let alone love.

DC due February. This is our first (and only) DC together. I have 2DDs from PR and he has 1DS from PR.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 16-Nov-15 17:06:45

Yes. I think they're both lovely

Congrats btw

Yika Mon 16-Nov-15 17:09:28

Arwen is a little harsh to my ears. I like Edith very much.

lifeinslowmotion Mon 16-Nov-15 17:12:47

I prefer Edith. Don't like Arwen at all sorry.

MrsBalustradeLanyard Mon 16-Nov-15 17:15:42

I think Arwen is a little lentil-weavery. Not mad keen on Edith either. Edie maybe?

HainaultViaNewburyPark Mon 16-Nov-15 17:17:10

I prefer Edith.

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Mon 16-Nov-15 17:18:46

Edith is my name grin

It was my Great Grans name, she died a few years ago, just after DD2 was born. She was 98 shock and one of my favourite people.

Its currently the only name I love.

I also like (but dont love)

Nora/Norah (which is correct?!)

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Mon 16-Nov-15 17:20:24

Gran was always called Edie. However, I have a cousin whos DD is named Evie. I barely see them but still, too similar?

NationMcKinley Mon 16-Nov-15 17:22:52

I think they're both lovely names <helpful>. Could you maybe use both? I think Edith with a middle name of Arwen works well

NationMcKinley Mon 16-Nov-15 17:23:18

And what about Eden for a boy?

roleypoley Mon 16-Nov-15 17:34:30

Edith is lovely and Edie/Eadie too. Not keen on Arwen. I agree that boys names are so much harder!

MyNewBearTotoro Mon 16-Nov-15 17:35:25

Edith is a strong name and it's nice to have a family link. Edie is cute and I think would suit better than Edith in the younger years as Edith does sound a bit grown up.

I don't think it's a problem having a friend's DD called Evie, they're similar but not identical by any means and if you only see them occasionally it's not going to be problem.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 16-Nov-15 17:45:08

Edie is lovey - far prefer it to Edith.

Arwen is pretty but a bit too, 'Notice my literary/hippy credentials' for me.

Sunshine511 Mon 16-Nov-15 18:51:36

I much prefer Edith.

I completely agree, boys names are a nightmare for dh and me x

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 17-Nov-15 01:40:30

I like them both, but prefer Anwen to Arwen. (Arwen is a bit too Lord of the Rings.) And really like Norah.

I don't see a problem with Evie/Edie as her 'real name' of Edith is clearly different.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Tue 17-Nov-15 01:45:37

Love Edith, like arwen.

ExBallerina Tue 17-Nov-15 02:20:21

Love Edith!

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Tue 17-Nov-15 03:45:53

I am a bit meh about Arwen but I adore Edith.

mathanxiety Tue 17-Nov-15 04:16:45

I love Edith too.

Not keen on Arwen.

justjodie92 Tue 17-Nov-15 05:08:52

Love Edith

WooLulu Tue 17-Nov-15 06:09:49

What about Edan/Eadan for a boy? (Means fire in Gaelic). Or Eddie (similar sound to Edie). Or Ardell (Scottish and has similar sound to Arwen).

Edith/Edie is ok since you have a family connection. Prefer Arwen (I appear to be in the minority!)

celtictoast Tue 17-Nov-15 09:14:12

Willow Edith

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 17-Nov-15 09:37:40

I love arwen, especially if you have welsh connections.

Edith is still a bit 'old ladyish' to me. Maybe because there are no little Ediths around here.

Edie is cute, but I would expect it to be a nn for something.

Eddie is also cute, but again I would expect it to be a nn...

Have you considered any bible names for boys?


Classic, timeless boyish names!

MrsCaecilius Tue 17-Nov-15 10:28:04

Arwen sounds male to me. And Edith is very popular at the moment (Downton effect?) which puts me off a bit.

Might you like Dulcie, Celia, Romily, Gwennan or Elin?

MooseAndSquirrel Tue 17-Nov-15 10:41:20

I love Edith, and agree with pp Edith arwen sounds lovely together.
I'm one of those annoying people that shorten everyone's name - Edie is gorgeous & I wouldn't worry about your cousin, its different and they won't be close so its fine.
Make sure your ok with the shortenings (as they tend to happen) Wen sounds odd to me.
And as much as i love willow, there was a girl in my class named as such. She got called will....which lead to her being called willy for quite a long time.

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