Fancy helping us with our shortlist?

(36 Posts)
TiffanyAtBreakfast Thu 19-Nov-15 10:42:49

Not due until next year but still excitedly thinking about names smile

So far this is our shortlist, would love opinions please!

GIRLS: Tabitha, Erin, Aria

BOYS: Ethan, Joseph (Joe), Max

P.S. It goes without saying that many people see Tabitha as a cat name but we love it wink

GastonsChestHair Thu 19-Nov-15 10:53:51

I love Tabitha.

And Ethan (I am biased though as I have one!)

From an unbiased pov, love Joe/Joey. If we'd had a boy he would have been Joey.

RiverTam Thu 19-Nov-15 10:59:47

Ethan definitely

Not that keen on any of your girls' names. Tabitha at a push.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Thu 19-Nov-15 11:01:18

Ooh thanks Gastons! Out of interest, did any nicknames happen naturally for Ethan or does everyone just use his full name?

Joe literally popped into my head this morning so I turned to DH (asleep) and said "are you awake?! do you like Joe?!" haha

Bellejournee Thu 19-Nov-15 11:07:40

Lovely girl choices, esp Tabitha. It's in our list too, but appears to be mentioned quite a lot on here lately, which doesn't concern me too much - just hope it doesn't become too popular :-/

I like Joe too, as a name in its own and Max.

GastonsChestHair Thu 19-Nov-15 11:13:16

Nope, no nicknames for my Ethan. Actually, someone did once try to call him Eeth which was quickly shot down with a wtf face!

Pleases me greatly to be honest because that's really one of the big reasons I picked it.

I call him Blue but that's neither here nor there

TiffanyAtBreakfast Thu 19-Nov-15 11:21:16

'Eeth' or 'E' is exactly what I was fearing! Haha glad it hasn't been used too much!

Bellejournee Thu 19-Nov-15 11:27:24

If the middle name begins with J, you could always call him EJ?

Sophronia Thu 19-Nov-15 11:27:44

Tabitha and Joseph are my favourites.

Bellejournee Thu 19-Nov-15 11:27:51

...if you want a nickname that is!

LizKeen Thu 19-Nov-15 11:28:22

I know of a baby Aria and tbh I don't like it. I see it as a chavvy name, but that may be just my personal association with it.

I love Erin, DD2 was almost Erin. Don't mind Tabitha.

Love all your boys names. Epecially Max. I think Joe is nice as it doesn't feel overly popular atm, but is a well known name.

TillyTolly Thu 19-Nov-15 11:33:49

Love Tabitha, really like Erin. Think Aria's only going to get more popular - it's climbed from 1100th ish to 170th in just a few years. I'd avoid for that reason alone, but people assuming that you're really really in to GOT might be another consideration.

Kim82 Thu 19-Nov-15 11:38:59

I love Erin, it was very nearly dd3's name. If she was a boy we were going to call her Max so that's my fave out of your boys names too. I do love Joe/Joey too though.

Sunshine511 Thu 19-Nov-15 11:48:53

Tabitha is my favourite from your girls list, followed by Erin.

Max is my favourite from your boys list, followed by Joe smile

TiffanyAtBreakfast Thu 19-Nov-15 12:12:35

I'm happy there are so many votes for Tabitha! It's definitely our favourite at the moment.

Ethan and Joe flow better with our surname than Max does, which is a consideration I guess.

Middle name for Tabitha would be Rose.
Middle name for Ethan would be James.
Not sure for Joe or Max smile

celtictoast Thu 19-Nov-15 12:31:26

Aria is beautiful, and unusual.
Erin is OK.
Sorry but I really dislike Tabitha.

Ethan, Joseph and Max are all very nice.

Mama1980 Thu 19-Nov-15 14:03:26

Joe and Aria are my favourites

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 19-Nov-15 14:07:15

Aria is one of those names that is getting really popular due to Game of Thrones.

Erin is one of those cheesy Irish American names.

Tabitha is lovely.

I like Ethan, Joseph, and Max equally.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 20-Nov-15 01:09:39

Love Tabitha - really wanted it for DD but was vetoed by DH. The 'cat name' thing doesn't bother me at all. Also like Aria, but I have no idea about the GOT reference, it makes me think of music.

Joseph/Joe is lovely.

Wheresthattoo Fri 20-Nov-15 17:21:27

I love Tabitha shame idiot DH can't get past the cat association and Aria. My favourite of the boys is Max then Joe, not overly keen on Ethan personally but doesn't have any bad associations I can think of.

manicinsomniac Fri 20-Nov-15 19:26:52

I love Aria, really like Erin and am not keen on Tabitha

I like Joseph and Ethan. Less keen on Max but it's ok

IoraRua Fri 20-Nov-15 19:29:40

Erin - leave it to the Irish Americans
Tabitha - cat or a witch
Aria - pretty, the best of the girls list but not really keen

Ethan - yup. Grand.
Max - meh
Joseph is lovely

elotrolado Fri 20-Nov-15 19:59:35

Well I have a Joseph Ethan, so a I'm bit biased. Max is nice too though. Love Tabitha, this would have been on the shortlist if we'd had a girl.

HappydaysArehere Fri 20-Nov-15 20:28:47

Do you think Tabitha would end up as Tab or Tabby (cat). Like the boys names, especially Jo or Joseph.

MoriartyIsMyAngel Fri 20-Nov-15 21:14:54

I love Erin. It is popular in the US, but still quite rare here.

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