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Would anyone like to critique our baby names?

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winterswan Tue 08-Dec-15 17:14:37

To pass the time while we wait to start fertility treatment (in February.)

For girls we love:

Hannah
Harriet
Flora
Madeline
Astrid - not sure: we love the meaning but not completely sure about the name itself.

For boys we both really like:

Charles (Charlie)
William
Wilfred
Edward (Ted a possible nickname)
Nicholas

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome smile

Sophronia Tue 08-Dec-15 17:22:35

Hannah - lovely and classic, and not so popular nowadays
Harriet - sweet
Flora - it's ok
Madeline - not keen on potential nn Maddie
Astrid - very nice

Charles (Charlie) - nice
William - love it
Wilfred - ditto
Edward (Ted a possible nickname) - Edward is nice but Ted/Teddy is everywhere at the moment
Nicholas - love it

My favourites from your list are Hannah and Nicholas

Good luck with the fertility treatment smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 08-Dec-15 17:49:58

Hannah. Beautiful, classy, elegant. Suits you through every stage of your life. And as pp says. Not as popular now.
Harriet is horrible They're everywhere. Getting tedious now
Flora margarine. It's like Laura gone wrong.
Madeleine is beautiful.
Astrid not a fan sorry. It makes me think astral cream

Charlie Too many of them.
William. Great name and there are lots of nns he could opt.
Wilfred. Not to my taste.
Edward. Not to my taste.
Nicholas. Loveley name, be a great choice if you give birth Christmas 2016.

Please remember these are only my opinions. Certainly not facts.
Oh indeed good luck with your fertility treatment.

Mehitabel6 Tue 08-Dec-15 17:54:31

Love Hannah and Harriet and Edward and Nicholas.

BertrandRussell Tue 08-Dec-15 17:56:38

Harriet and Nicholas. Gorgeous.

Can I throw Timothy into your mix?

Donge13 Tue 08-Dec-15 18:07:26

Love Harriet and Nicholas, classic and sweet at the same time

winterswan Tue 08-Dec-15 18:12:59

I like Timothy smile

I've tried to get inspiration from authors for my boy list - Charles (Dickens) William (Shakespeare) Wilfred (Owen) Ted (Hughes) and I just really like Nicholas grin

QforCucumber Tue 08-Dec-15 18:18:49

I'm due in march and Harriet and nicholas are our shortlisted names too grin

winterswan Tue 08-Dec-15 18:19:52

Congratulations! We all must have amazing taste wink

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 08-Dec-15 21:22:58

Hannah - my cousin grin love it, Hannahs are always lovely
Harriet - me! I like being a Harriet. Family call me Harry which I like even more. I think some people think Harriet is quite 'jolly hock sticks' or horsey but I've never shared that view.
Flora - pretty
Madeline - nice, I think it's usually Madeleine?
Astrid - not sure: we love the meaning but not completely sure about the name itself. LOVE, my fave on your list.

For boys we both really like:

Charles (Charlie) - Charlie is sweet, Charles I just instantly imagine the Prince
William - solid, handsome
Wilfred - really not my taste, too stuffy
Edward (Ted a possible nickname) - as Wilfred. Love Theodore nn Teddy though
Nicholas - gorgeous! Fave on your boy's list. I'd use it myself but it's another of my cousins.

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Tue 08-Dec-15 21:25:55

Love Astrid and Wilfred.

I like Edward but it is totally overdone now.

Not fussed on the rest.

Wishful80smontage Tue 08-Dec-15 21:28:59

Hannah - ok maybe a bit boring
Harriet - adore it esp Hattie as nn- this dc was going to be Harriet Elinor but doesn't quite work for a boy ;)
Flora - it's ok
Madeline - I would alway think of mccan
Astrid - not my cup of tea

Charles (Charlie) - love Charles was on my short list for this dc but ruled out as I really dislike Charlie as nn
William - like it but very popular Bill is a fab nn though
Wilfred - love it and Wilf
Edward -everywhere at the moment so popular!
Nicholas - ok

Good luck with treatment OP smile

mewkins Tue 08-Dec-15 21:30:21

Astrid and Ted for me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 08-Dec-15 21:31:35

i love Flora.

I really like Charlie, Ted, William, Nicholas.

ashesandfire Tue 08-Dec-15 22:27:25

Hannah- boring. I went to school with literally dozens of them and I'm just bored of it. Anna I love though! (?!)
Harriet- bit posh. I quite like Hattie as nn. My opinions on this name are totally coloured by personal association though!
Flora- I really love Flora and don't think of margarine,but get put off by the number of people who I think do
Madeline- LOVE! But prefer with an extra e. I.e. Madeleine
Astrid- I really like this but I don't think I'd be brave enough.

Charles (Charlie)- I quite like Charles but Charlie is yawn.
William- meh.
Wilfred- too stuffy.
Edward (Ted a possible nickname)- nice. A bit meh again.
Nicholas- LOVE! underused and classic.

To sum up- Madeleine and Nicholas!

Adelaide, Eleanor, Imogen?
Christopher, Benjamin, Dominic?

RiverTam Tue 08-Dec-15 22:32:55

Astrid and Wilfred.

stopitcaroline Tue 08-Dec-15 23:46:39

Hannah - I've never cared for Hannah. It's always seemed to boring, like she might as well not have a name. I feel the same way about Sarah. I'd definitely prefer Anna.

Harriet - Harriet is cute. I love the nickname Hattie.

Flora - I don't think I'd use it but I'd be happy to see it on another person's child. It's much nicer than Florence.

Madeline - I like it with the -line pronunciation, which I know isn't correct. I don't like it as much when pronounced Madelyn.

Astrid - I think it's a cool name. It's certainly not soft or particularly feminine, but it doesn't need to be.

For boys we both really like:

Charles (Charlie) - Love, traditional classic. A bit expected, but still nice.

William - William's my favorite of the solid classics. Beautiful.

Wilfred - quirky. I kinda like it.

Edward - I love Edward but cannot get behind Ted. I'd prefer Teddy.

Nicholas - Nice though unremarkable.

Overall I think it's a really nice list. What about Greta, Louisa, Frederick, or Edwin?

Raines100 Wed 09-Dec-15 07:01:49

Hannah- perfectly decent name. I've just never liked it. Went to school with hundreds.
Harriet- I like it. It's not the prettiest name, though.
Flora- gorgeous
Madeleine- beautiful and elegant (with this spelling)
Astrid- kick-ass!

Charles- like
William- best name ever! (Biased)
Wilfred- awful
Edward- love, but not keen on Ted or Ed. Bear?
Nicholas- love. Love Nikolai even more but we're far too English to pull that off.

Best of luck for February! smile

Limer Wed 09-Dec-15 07:30:49

Nicholas = Knickerless

Fuckitfay Wed 09-Dec-15 07:34:00

I like them all except Astrid and Wilfred

DeepBlueLake Wed 09-Dec-15 07:38:52

Hannah -nice, perfectly good name but is becoming dated. I went to school with heaps back in the 90s.
Harriet - love it.
Flora - really dislike.
Madeline - very nice and I prefer that spelling.
Astrid - I like it.

For boys we both really like:

Charles (Charlie) - not keen.
William - fine, again boring but a respectable name.
Wilfred - terrible, very 'old man' to me.
Edward - okay
Nicholas - love, love.

Whenischristmas Wed 09-Dec-15 07:42:44

I like all your girls' names and none of your boys' names. Charlie at a push.

Stollenlover Wed 09-Dec-15 12:59:25

I really like Flora.

I'm not keen on any of the others, the boys names are a little dull and the William I know gets teased with Willy quite a lot.

Thetruthfairy Wed 09-Dec-15 17:11:38

Love Madeleine and Wilfred x

celtictoast Wed 09-Dec-15 17:19:10

I only like Hannah of the girls names.

I like Charles, William, Edward (but not Ted) and Nicholas.

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