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My rough edit.... verdicts please

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Seekingmiracles Thu 18-Feb-16 10:30:32

very early days for me but this list has been on my phone for an age and I keep adding to it. Curious to see peoples verdict.



applesvpears Thu 18-Feb-16 10:32:41

Girls- I love Leni and Scarlett
Boys - Brody and Jude

Gracey79 Thu 18-Feb-16 10:33:51

Love Erin and brody
Only one I'm not keen on is buster

ABitAsleep Thu 18-Feb-16 10:53:47

I love Edie!!! (This is one of my absolute favourite ever names, but i'm always concerned she will be mistaken for Eddie and will constantly have to tell people her name)

Next favourites are Erin and Scarlet for girls and Nate (short for Nathan or Nathaniel) and Zac

I'm not keen on Pheobe, Willa (but i quite like Wilhelmina, shortened to Mina) or Leni (how about Leonie instead?)

I don't like Brody (the only Brody's i know are girls and they are horrible people, put me off the name for life)

Quercus3 Thu 18-Feb-16 10:55:31

I like Willa, Erin and Leni (also like this as a nickname for Helena) from your girls list.

From the boys list I like Nate and Leo

Sophronia Thu 18-Feb-16 11:33:21

I like Lila, Willa and Leo

Seekingmiracles Thu 18-Feb-16 11:39:20

Edie is possibly my fave too ABitAsleep but the Eddie issue has also crossed my mind.

VagueIdeas Thu 18-Feb-16 11:42:18

I can't get on board with Buster. It just creates a mental image of a "gut buster" greasy spoon fry up. It's just a not very nice sounding word.

And then there's Buster Bloodvessel grin

ABitAsleep Thu 18-Feb-16 12:29:06

Seekingmiracles i think it also depends on your last name - My surname requires spelling every single time, so giving her an awkward first name and surname may be a bit mean, but if your last name is relativley simple i dont think it would be as much of a problem.

thebiscuitindustry Thu 18-Feb-16 13:36:49

My favourites are Phoebe, Amber, Leo and Zac.

Everly - surname
Edie - like
Aiya - not keen
Aerin - not keen
Phoebe - like
Lila/Lilah - not keen
Maggie - too harsh
Amber - like
Tallulah - quite like
Leni - like
Quinn - not keen
Scarlet - OK
Willa - OK
Erin - not keen

Brody - surname
Kitt - too faddy
Leo - like
Buster - dog's name
Zac - like
Nate - like
Tate - & Lyle sugar, surname
Jude - not keen
Rex - quite like
Rafftery - too frilly

KatieT12 Thu 18-Feb-16 14:06:25

Everly - sounds pretty, but I'm not too keen!
Edie - I like it as a nickname for Eden.
Aiya - don't like it blush
Aerin - never heard of it before! I don't like...
Phoebe - really like!
Lila/Lilah - okay
Maggie - I think of a dog/old lady confused
Amber - an Amber, I know, has ruined the name sad
Tallulah - okay
Leni - no
Quinn - it's alright - I prefer it for a boy!
Scarlet - I like it, but prefer the double t!
Willa - I don't like, but Willow is nice!
Erin - nice

Brody - I like it, but prefer the 'Brodie' spelling.
Kitt - no... Kit is better, but still a no grin
Leo - really like!
Buster - dog
Zac - I prefer Zachary, but 'Zack' for a name (Zac is a nickname for Isaac, IMO)
Nate - prefer Nathan/Nathaniel...
Tate - nope
Jude - I don't like it, it's not bad, though...
Rex - no, maybe for a reptile...
Rafftery - no way blush

unicornthong Thu 18-Feb-16 15:19:28

Everly - don't like at all
Edie - always loved this
Aiya - don't like
Aerin - unusual but lovely
Phoebe - like
Lila/Lilah - not keen
Maggie - I actually like this
Amber - it's alright
Tallulah - just no.
Leni - not keen
Quinn - prefer this for a boy
Scarlet - too common
Willa - like this
Erin - always loved this

Brody - no.
Kitt - quite like
Leo - quite like
Buster - no!
Zac - like
Nate - no, horribly American
Tate - American again
Jude - it's alright
Rex - love this
Rafftery - it's 'Rafferty', don't like it

Seekingmiracles Thu 18-Feb-16 15:52:40

Obviously I meant to actually write Rafferty rather than Rafftery! 
DH really likes Buster but more because it sounds cool with our surname. I initially said it as a joke!
Aerin is a French name - grand daughter of Esteé Lauder. Thought it sounded pretty...
Scarlett will be double T if we did use - another Typo!

It's so interesting reading people opinions wink

TempsPerdu Thu 18-Feb-16 16:02:16

I like Willa, Phoebe, Kitt (but much prefer with one t), Leo and Nate (if it's short for Nathan/Nathaniel).

Edie is OK but feels a bit nicknamey to me, plus it's a big celebrity/trendy choice at the moment so I think it will date quickly. Aerin is nice in theory but I think she'd constantly be referred to as Erin. Most of the rest are a bit too 'American' for me.

starkers1 Thu 18-Feb-16 16:23:36

Everly- ok sounds very American (nothing wrong with that!)
Edie- quite like
Aiya- only if spelt Aya
Phoebe- LOVE
Lila/Lilah- like
Maggie- no

Brody- ok
Kitt- like
Jude- LOVE
Rafftery- Like

NotWithoutMyMerkin Thu 18-Feb-16 16:29:58

We have an Edie. We have occasionally had "Eddie" when people pronounce it from written, but on the whole most people get it right first time

Lottie2611 Thu 18-Feb-16 16:36:04

Love kit. Like Maggie from your girls list

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 18-Feb-16 16:37:56

Phoebe and Scarlet are fine. The other girls and especially the boys names are hideous.

jezzathebezza Thu 18-Feb-16 16:43:31

Shows are we all such different tastes, I much prefer your boys list! smile They are far from "hideous"??

But love Phoebe from girls & from boys- Jude, Rex and Tate.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 18-Feb-16 16:51:30

Sorry to merkin I missed Edie off my list, that's a lovely name, not sure how I missed it.

Seekingmiracles Thu 18-Feb-16 17:07:53

Good job I'm not a sensitive soul! Lol! Each to their own. There are so many names that I would call 'hideous' but are also pretty popular. Good job we're all different or we'd all have children with the same names.

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Thu 18-Feb-16 17:15:56

Everly - god no
Edie - nice, bit dated now (old lady chic early noughties style)
Aiya - I know it's a name but to me it looks like a wishy washy collection of vowels. Also nanny in Hindi
Aerin - go for Erin without silly spelling
Phoebe - nice
Lila/Lilah - blah, also Kate moss
Maggie - not as a full name
Amber - don't love
Tallulah - stripper name
Leni - cute
Quinn - cute
Scarlet - definitely not, dated and common
Willa - cute
Erin - very common, blah

Brody - no
Kitt - spelt Kit, yes
Leo - nice
Buster - no way
Zac - not on its own, if you must, spell it Zack
Nate - ok, prefer nathanial as full name
Tate - ummm don't love it
Jude - lovely
Rex - cute
Rafftery - cute

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Thu 18-Feb-16 17:18:22

By common I meant overly popular, not 'common'

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 18-Feb-16 17:48:42

Everly. Brothers. Not a bad association though, but I'd just asumme you or your DP were a fan. Lovely name as well.
Edie. No I don't like it. No reason. Just not to my taste.
Aiya. Very pretty
Aerin. No. Plus I think people would have trouble with the pronunciation which would just be a source of annoyance
Phoebe. It's okay
Lila it's okay
Maggie. Yes very cute, but I'd put Margaret on her BC.
Amber. No. Makes me think of Amber leaf tobacco
Tallulah. Yes. Plus Tally or Lula would be a good nn.
Leni. It's okay, but prefer Lena. More Sophisticated
Quinn. Lovely.
Scarlet. No it's awful
Willa. Gorgeous
Erin. Very bland and unimaginative. --Says me with the most boring name in the world.....Clare--grin.

Brody. Chavvy.
Kitt. Yes but why add confusion with the needless extra T.
Leo. It's okay.
Buster. I think it's cute.
Zac. No it's awful.
Nate. Yes but would put Nathan on his BC
Jude. Is gorgeous but prepare for people asking is it after the song of Jude law. Again not a bad association.
Rex. No unless you're having a puppy.grin
Rafferty. No

ILiveForNachos Thu 18-Feb-16 18:24:30

I LOVE your girls list. It's nearly identical to the one I have which is now a wish list as my OH doesn't really like any of them.


We're having a girl but if was a boy I'd love;

Also love Finn, Toby and Tate.

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