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what do you think of these names?

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MagicFinger Thu 31-Dec-15 16:30:26

I've just found out I'm expecting!
My other DC have fairly unusual names. I have come up with a list of potential names for new baby, what do you think?

Girls -
Pandora
Elizabeth
Zoe
Arrabella
Tabitha
Talitha
Tazmin

Boys-
Rafferty
Ezra
James 
Elijah

ExBallerina Thu 31-Dec-15 16:38:22

Love Tabitha and Zoe, Rafferty and Ezra.

Sophronia Thu 31-Dec-15 17:44:59

Ooh I like Talitha. Tabitha is nice too, as is Zoe. Ezra and Elijah are my favourite from your boys list.

Congrats flowers

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 31-Dec-15 17:45:34

Pandora is now synonymous with jewellery. Tazmin and Talitha are just silly. Rafferty is naff naff naff. The others are all fine.

Vixxfacee Thu 31-Dec-15 17:47:25

Yes to
Arabella
Zoe
Elijah
James
Ezra

No to the rest.

Pandora, Tazmin and Talitha are especially bad.

Elizabeth is the only one I like from your girls' list. Hate Zoe, Tabitha and Talitha.

Elijah James would be nice.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 31-Dec-15 17:54:19

The only sensible name out of your girls names is Elizabeth.
James and Ezra are nice out of the boys names . The others are just silly, sorry

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 31-Dec-15 17:56:09

Congratulations!

I love Zoe & quite like Tabitha (because the nn Tabby is so cute). I'm not a fan of any of your other girl's names though.

All of your boys' names are nice. I think Elijah is probably the best.

soundsystem Thu 31-Dec-15 18:00:05

I really like Rafferty. James is a good strong name, and Elijah is nice too. I dislike Ezra, but that's probably because I know an (adult) Ezra who is a bit of a muppet.

From your girls, I like Elizabeth. Zoe is nice but not overly exciting. Pandora would be my favourite were it not for the jewellery.

YeOldeTrout Thu 31-Dec-15 18:19:40

I can't warm to Pandora. What is the nn, Panny??
Rest are ok or even good.

MagicFinger Thu 31-Dec-15 18:58:06

I love pandora but hadn't thought of the bracelets...

What about Keziah? That's N old family name, I forgot to add to my list.

YakTriangle Thu 31-Dec-15 19:00:12

I like Elizabeth, Zoe, Elijah and James.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 31-Dec-15 19:03:49

Lovely names.

The only one I hate is Talitha, always sounds as though you have a lisp and clumsy to say.

Keziah is great.

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 31-Dec-15 19:06:28

Congratulations!

I don't think any of your boy names are v unusual, all lovely though!

Girls names I like Pandora and Zoe but LOVE Keziah! smile

MagicFinger Thu 31-Dec-15 19:13:06

Thanks all thanks

MagicFinger Thu 31-Dec-15 21:06:58

My name rhymes with Zoe though so not sure I can use it... confused

TabithaTwitchEye Thu 31-Dec-15 21:14:16

We have at Tabitha MN Tabby outs self even more than usual! We also had Pandora on the list. DD 2 will be most likely be Genevieve, but possible Delilah or Dinah😊

xmasseason Thu 31-Dec-15 21:15:58

Pandora - like, also Isadora
Elizabeth - OK
Zoe - OK
Arrabella - like but with one r
Tabitha - don't like
Talitha - OK
Tazmin - quite nice but prefer Tasmin spelling

Rafferty - a bit frilly
Ezra - like
James - like
Elijah - like

AuntieStella Thu 31-Dec-15 21:19:06

Pandora - like, but Adrian Mole and bracelets
Elizabeth - lovely, but not unusual (if that's a strong criterion for you)
Zoe - like
Arrabella - lovely (if spelt with single 'r')
Tabitha - lovely
Talitha - also lovely, and a much lesser known Biblical name
Tazmin - not keen
Keziah - lovely

Rafferty - lovely
Ezra - OK
James - lovely, but not unusual
Elijah - lively, but strong happy clappy church association. Perhaps Elias instead if that's not what you'd want?

Salene Thu 31-Dec-15 21:19:08

Elizabeth , Tabitha and janes are all fine names the others are just weird

Salene Thu 31-Dec-15 21:19:36

Oh Zoe sorry that's also a normal name to me

MagicFinger Thu 31-Dec-15 21:46:00

Yes sorry, Arabella! One 'r'!

applecatchers36 Thu 31-Dec-15 21:57:56

Like Zoe best of your girls names by a mile

Like Rafferty and James but they are very different names & agree James is certainly not unusual ...

Elijah and Ezra sound a bit too biblical

emilybrontescorset Fri 01-Jan-16 10:44:04

Pandora
ElizabetHoI've just found out I'm expecting!
My other DC have fairly unusual names. I have come up with a list of potential names for new baby, what do you think?

Girls -
Pandora- I like it but can't get past the tacky jewellery shop with the same name, which is very common where I live.
Elizabeth- beautiful and classic.
Zoe- nice and simple.
Arabella-lovely name.
Tabitha-ok . A bit meh.
Talitha- more unusual.
Tamsin- not my bag.

Boys-
Rafferty- quite liberal.
Ezra- don't know any myself. Quite an old name. Makes me think of Ezra Pound.
James - stands out from your list as the most 'normal' name.
Elijah-quite a lot to lumber a child with. Might be expectations of being a naughty child. Otherwise would suit a very artistic child. Sorry speaking from personal experience.

May2016baby Fri 01-Jan-16 13:00:18

Arabella is the name we are going with so I of course love that name 😄. I notice you spelt it Arrabella (with double r). I haven't seen it spelt that way and I definitely prefer the classic spelling with just one 'r' but obviously it's up to you.

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