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Queazy Wed 09-Dec-15 20:48:30

My favourite names are Beatrix and Alexander, I think, but there are still a few more names in the mix. My surname begins with an 'H'. I obviously don't know the gender of my baby! Middle names are very likely to be Eleanor or Robert. Just FYI - my DH doesn't like Blythe or Benjamin - I'd have Ben in a flash if he'd let me!!

Beatrix
Chloe 
Charlotte
Blythe

Alexander 
Sebastian 
William
Benjamin

Thanks so much X

celtictoast Wed 09-Dec-15 21:05:04

Beatrix - a little harsh, prefer Beatrice
Chloe - like
Charlotte - OK
Blythe - don't like

Alexander - great name, very nice
Sebastian - OK, a bit wet
William - like, a classic
Benjamin - again a bit wet

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 09-Dec-15 21:35:41

My favourites would be Blythe or Alexander. I'm not keen on Chloe, Charlotte is ok and Beatrix is nice. Sebastian, Willaim and Benjamin are all fine too. With the exception of Blythe, I find them a bit bland for my taste but they are all names that would take you through life without major comment or issue. Chloe does seem a bit past it though - I wouldn't deem it a classic.

You could have Benedict instead of Benjamin and Sylvester is a change from Sebastian maybe.

manicinsomniac Wed 09-Dec-15 22:53:03

I'm not overly keen on Beatrix or Blythe but really like all your other options.

Alexander, William and Charlotte are my favourites.

SoWhite Wed 09-Dec-15 23:17:07

Blythe is fantastic and would be at the top of my list if baby making was still on the cards.

NadiaWadia Thu 10-Dec-15 04:48:56

Chloe is lovely, and Charlotte is nice. Not keen on Beatrix for some reason, I don't really like the way it sounds in English 'beer-tricks'. Don't really like surname type names, though Blythe is probably one of the best of these.

All your boy names are really nice, except maybe William which is a bit duller than the others. A classic though, obviously.

PitilessYank Thu 10-Dec-15 05:08:49

Beatrix and Alexander are my favorites.

Blythe reminds me of "blithe", and Chloe is a name on the show " Dance Moms", which I loathe.

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 10-Dec-15 07:23:47

Chloe is the type of name used in the 90's by single teenage mums.

Laquila Thu 10-Dec-15 09:07:02

Love Beatrix and Alexander, they're my favourites from your list.

I like Sebastian but I don't think it's as classic as Alexander. William and Benjamin are nice but not overly exciting. Of course, exciting isn't necesaarily what you want in a baby name! I quite like Blythe - pretty without being overly girly.

DeepBlueLake Thu 10-Dec-15 10:31:04

I LOVE Blythe, such an awesome name.

Sebastian is very nice.

And what a sweeping generalisation otherusername hmm Chloe is still top 20 so mustn't be all used by teenage mums and last time I checked we weren't still in the 90s. Also what the hell is wrong with Chloe being used by single teenage mums??

LemonBreeland Thu 10-Dec-15 10:34:25

Beatrix - like this
Chloe - boring
Charlotte - okay
Blythe - not sure

Alexander - good name
Sebastian - like this
William - okay
Benjamin - wet

PeasinPod1 Thu 10-Dec-15 10:41:53

I don't really like any of your girls names sorry, all a bit twee for me. Love your boys though, all apart from William which is just a bit bland/boring for me. Fav probably Sebastian followed by Benjamin.

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 10-Dec-15 12:22:11

Absolutely nothing deepblue but compared to the OPs other names it really stands out as being "of it's time" and used by a particular section of society.

It may be a regional thing though. I don't know any under 20, it doesn't seem popular any more here.

PrincessPunzie Thu 10-Dec-15 12:40:17

I love the name Blythe! I would totally use it for a little girl except that I have a large collection of Blythe dolls, which would make it more than a little weird! I like all your boy names (although I removed Sebastian from my boy list because I'm not too keen on "Seb") but probably Alexander the most.

Stollenlover Thu 10-Dec-15 14:57:52

I prefer your girls names and love them all apart from Chloe. My favourite is Charlotte.

Your boys names are a little dull and I would also avoid William due to the Willy teasing potential.

lucymootoo Thu 10-Dec-15 15:09:56

Beatrix - no horrible hate it sorry
Chloe - I do like it but it's very common where I'm from
Charlotte - not keen
Blythe - worse than Beatrix (I know a couple of people with this as there surname)

Alexander - a lovely classic, not too overused
Sebastian - don't like, especially don't like Seb as a nn
William - not so keen
Benjamin - don't like but I would like Ben as a nn

Sunnyshores Thu 10-Dec-15 15:15:33

I think Chloe and WIlliam stand out as being quite ordinary compared to the other names whihc are all lovely classic, but quite rare.

Stollenlover Thu 10-Dec-15 15:17:43

I don't find Alex, Ben or Sebastian rare at all, they're all very common around here (South London).

TempsPerdu Thu 10-Dec-15 15:20:45

Blythe and Alexander or William would be my picks. Don't like the way Beatrix sounds and Charlotte and Chloe are too bland for my taste. Benjamin's OK but a bit dull - so many Bens around - and Sebastian always seems a bit wet/precious to me.

Blythe is lovely and both Alexander and William, though very popular, are classic and timeless.

Kim82 Thu 10-Dec-15 15:22:36

I have a Charlotte and a Ben so I vote for those names.

smartyclogs Thu 10-Dec-15 16:39:37

I'm going to buck the trend and go with Chloe.

It's a lovely name, ok, very popular in the 90s, but that was 15 years ago.
You wont have a bunch of Chloes in your class.

Queazy Thu 10-Dec-15 18:44:22

Thanks all!

I think Alexander is still coming up too for me, and agree that William is a bit of a weaker name (v sorry to those with lo's called William).

I still love Beatrix but can see it's a real marmite name. Same with Blythe - I know someone with the surname too, but it hasn't put me off.

I honestly thought of Chloe is more of a middle class, potentially public school, sort of name. Interesting to see my stereotyping was the opposite of one reply! I've never thought of there being 'single mum names', which seems as prejudiced as calling a name a 'council estate name' which I've seen written before. Still like it, but not as much as my marmite names smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 10-Dec-15 18:48:24

Love William. Quite like Sebastian and Alexander.

Uninspired by your girls names, sorry.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 10-Dec-15 18:52:15

Love them all. They're almost all names in my close and extended family.

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 10-Dec-15 18:56:24

Queazy - I think it really depends on where you live. I can only comment on the use as I've seen it - clearly names are not always used universally by the same groups across the country. I grew up on a very rough council estate but don't live in one now. I certainly don't have anything against council estates or council estate children or indeed anything personal against single teen mums. I was specifically trying to avoid calling names chavy etc. What I was trying to say is that it was one of those trendy names in the 90s that if you were a teenager you'd be thinking was a cool name for a baby and then when you were grown up and having one you'd think "I can't believe i wanted to call my baby that" but if you'd actually had the baby then, you'd have used it.

There are loads of nice names that fall into that same bracket, but I would never use them because of the associations of teen-mumness that they have for me - i.e. not names that grown adults would use.

There are many others that people on here seem to like/love but have exactly the same association for me such as Caitlyn, Aiden, Leighton, Molly, Shannon etc.

I remember when I was a teenager thinking Candy was a great name.

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