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Opinions on these names please...

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zippyswife Fri 08-Jan-16 13:07:46

Dc3 is due in a month. I have 2ds already and think this is probably a boy, but who knows!

Ds' have short names one old fashioned and unusual and one old but popular at the Minute.

This is the shortlist at the minute....



Opinions please!

EmmieA123 Fri 08-Jan-16 13:28:22

Verity - don't like
Anna - like
Indigo - don't like
Etta - don't like
Greta - don't like
Rowan - okay
Robin - like
Tess - don't like
Darwin - don't like
Cora - don't like
Jude - seems like a boy's name to me
Helena - don't like
Juliet - okay

Jude - okay
Elliot - LOVE
Evan - really like
Ewan - okay
Rufus - don't like
Alex - like
Rex - it's okay
Max - Love
Robin - seems like a girl's name to me
Luke - Love
Luca - don't like
Lucas - like

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 08-Jan-16 13:41:06

I love Tess and Rufus

TempsPerdu Fri 08-Jan-16 13:50:17

Think we have quite similar taste OP - I like lots of your choices!

Love: Greta, Rowan, Helena (all beautiful and feature on my own list)

Like: Verity, Anna, Etta, Robin, Tess, Juliet

Not a fan of:
Indigo - used to like this, but now it feels a bit overly hippyish. Maybe OK for a MN though?
Darwin - great for a boy, not convinced it works for a girl
Jude - again, a bit boyish
Cora - just reminds me of Downton Abbey


Love: Rufus, Robin (though I do worry that the latter would be seen as a bit wet)

Like: Jude, Elliot, Evan, Ewan, Alex (but would go with Alexander as full name), Luke (surprisingly underused now)

Not a fan of:
Rex - feels a bit 'celeb trendy' to me
Max - a tad dull
Luca - bit of a 'flash in the pan' name I think - already sounds a bit dated
Lucas - don't like the way it sounds

MrsCaecilius Fri 08-Jan-16 13:51:57

Verity - pretty, but a bit fussy
Anna - classic, but not v exciting
Indigo - cool, IF you can pull it off. Too similar to Inigo (which is make to me)?
Etta - like as a nn (e.g. Henrietta to Etta), not sure on its own
Greta - a bit harsh
Rowan - don;t like, male to me (not keen on unisex names)
Robin - no, unisex again
Tess - like this! Classic and strong
Darwin - not keen on surname names, and this is male to me
Cora - pretty, a bit too Downton?
Jude - no, male, unless nn for Judith?
Helena - pretty
Juliet - lovely

Jude - no, too 'cool', Hey Jude etc (more likely than the Hardy ref I can see running through, Tess & Jude??)
Elliot - no, unisex name again, not for me
Evan - no, too surnamey
Ewan - no, too 'ewwwww' sounding
Rufus - love it!
Alex - Love as a nn for Alexander, not keen on its own
Rex - too try hard, also a dog's name
Max - like this, v popular at the mo though
Robin - unisex, no
Luke - drippy
Luca - prefer spelt as Lukah
Lucas - awful

zippyswife Fri 08-Jan-16 13:55:26

Thanks for the comments so far. Great to get some opinions!

thisismypassword Fri 08-Jan-16 14:17:49

Cora and evan

jemimastar Fri 08-Jan-16 14:24:09

My favourites:
Helena *love this, so graceful, beautiful

Jude *love

Rex * LOVE Rex, strong, classic but still has an edge, completely underused. Met the cutest little Rex the other day, completely handsome, energetic, smiley toddler, totally suited his name. Ignore tedious “dogs name” comments, what does that even mean anymore? Have you EVER met a dog in real life called Rex? Bet not. Would be my DS name.


starkers1 Fri 08-Jan-16 14:30:47

Love Tess, Cora, Helena from girl list

+ Rex, Jude from boys

cosmicglittergirl Fri 08-Jan-16 14:32:00

Verity and Robin.

Stollenlover Fri 08-Jan-16 15:11:32

Helena or Greta

Elliot or Robin

pilates Fri 08-Jan-16 15:26:45

Alex or Rex
Tess or Helena

zippyswife Fri 08-Jan-16 16:18:04

Thanks for the replies. There seems to be a lot of live for Helena which I'm surprised at. Is it popular these days (I don't really want to go for a popular name)?

ashesandfire Fri 08-Jan-16 19:06:52

Verity - an irrational hatred of mine. Prissy and prim to my ears
Anna - love it!
Indigo - OK. prefer India tbh.
Etta - lovely, although maybe a bit too nicknamey for me?
Greta - nice
Rowan - love this although prefer for a boy
Robin - meh
Tess - meh
Darwin - this is a boys name IMO
Cora - gorgeous
Jude - I like it but again too nicknamey for me
Helena - nice. Prefer Elena. Pronunciation issues? Hel-AY-na or HEL-en-a?
Juliet - gorgeous!

Jude - love it
Elliot - love it
Evan - meh
Ewan - meh
Rufus - nice
Alex - I like it but prefer Alexander with nn Alex.
Rex - a dogs name
Max - I like it
Robin - nice
Luke/Luca/Lucas - I like all 3, I think my favourite is Lucas with nn Luke

My stand out favourites are Anna, Cora and Juliet for girls and Jude & Elliot for boys.

TheBubGrower Fri 08-Jan-16 19:24:44

Etta and Luca. Have you considered Rita? Similar to some of your names and lovely I think

zippyswife Fri 08-Jan-16 19:41:35

Yes Rita was always a forerunner when I was pg with previously. I didn't list it this time as I didn't want it to be linked with Rita ora? Or am I overthinking?

TheBubGrower Sat 09-Jan-16 09:07:02

I don't think it necessarily would be. I don't think she's popular enough amongst everyone for people to automatically think of that. I know a baby Rita and it never made me think of Ora, it's a perfect name for that little one

MizK Sat 09-Jan-16 09:10:44

I like Anna, Alex and Lucas.

zippyswife Sat 09-Jan-16 14:01:27

Ok.... Rita's back on the list (I'm easily influenced by strangers!!)

Thetruthfairy Sat 09-Jan-16 14:38:52

We have the same girls list :-) minus Indigo, Robin and Jude but who knows you might sway me.
I love Cora, Greta, Rita and Tess (although I prefer Tessa nn Tess)
Maybe you could do Juliet, Greta nn Etty/Etta?

leoniethelioness Sat 09-Jan-16 14:58:19

Verity - lovely
Anna - lovely
Indigo - too unusual
Etta - no - basque separatists etc
Greta - nice
Rowan - I like this as a boys' name
Robin - as above
Tess - I like this but prefer Tessa
Darwin - too unusual
Cora - fine
Jude - see Rowan and Robin
Helena - lovely
Juliet - lovely

Jude - like
Elliot - like
Evan - fine
Ewan - fine
Rufus - a bit quirky, fine
Alex - as a nickname only for me
Rex - no
Max - fine
Robin - like
Luke - like
Luca - fine
Lucas - fine

zippyswife Sat 09-Jan-16 15:15:43

I like the idea of Juliet with a nn etta/greta. I'd manage to get 2ngor the price of 1 with that!!

Thanks for suggestions.

SparklyPenguin Sat 09-Jan-16 15:22:59

Cora or Rex are my favourites. Jude is a boy's name in my mind, Robin's nice for either but I'd spell it with a 'y' if for a girl. Darwin is a bit odd.

StDogolphin Sat 09-Jan-16 15:47:20

How about Vita?

zippyswife Sat 09-Jan-16 15:51:26

Vita is nice. Hadn't really thought of it. Where's it from? Baby will be English with Irish heritage (and maybe the red hair to match). So name can't be too exotic!

FWIW I actually think it'll be a boy which is much harder as there are lots of girls names I love but I'm struggling with boys.

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