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JSarah Sat 09-Apr-16 19:40:26

Hi all on here,

I'm a very long time lurker - have been since my first ever pregnancy. However, unfortunately, we haven't had a child since a couple of weeks ago. IVF and 6 years later, 3 little miracles entered the world and they belong to us. I haven't wanted to take part with all the threads until I was officially a mummy. They are almost 3 weeks and I can just about begin to see their personalities come through, as multiples tend to be early, I've only just really been able to spend lots of time with them. Names are now a must.

Yes, we have had lots of ideas, but we have to think of 6 perfect names and that's becoming a really difficult task. We thought about family names, but none are particularly lovely. However, we are fans of 'filler' middle names, but I know they're not particularly liked on here, but if none sound right with our chosen names, we may not have middle names, as much to my family's disgust! We just haven't decided.

Sorry about the long post! We have 2 daughters and a son... Boys names are therefore a lot easier. Yeah, we have a lot of ideas, but there's just too many.

We like classics for boys or biblical, so names like:

For girls, we vary a lot, we like such a variety:

There are more and definitely open to suggestions.

Thank you all so much and very pleased to be a part of this community smile

2ManySweets Sat 09-Apr-16 19:47:39

Your post has actually made me well up a bit! Congrats on your three amigos - here's my tuppence worth:

Benjamin and Daniel are timeless. Ben and Danny are sweet abbreviations too. I'm going to get flamed here but Louis is starting to become really common - not an issue in itself but it's manifest at the moment it seems.
Girls: Annabel and Charlotte are a beautiful combination that really "go" together. I've only ever heard of one "Annabelle" who was a Scottish SNP MP. Don't let that put you off! Again, Lily, Olivia and Ella are everywhere at the moment, not an issue per se but your other names are more individual.
One word of warning; pairing Annabel with Isabelle will give your more "Belles" than a telephone exchange.

Congrats again x

finova Sat 09-Apr-16 19:52:45

Love Louis, Oliver and William
Love Annabelle, Olivia and Rose

If I was choosing (and all these names have been on my lists), I'd go for:-

Louis, Anabelle and Olivia
William, Annabelle and Rose

spankhurst Sat 09-Apr-16 19:52:55

Love Alex, Ben, Finn, Fred, Sam.

I like all your girls' names but might avoid Olivia, Grace and Ella due to popularity.

Huge congratulations by the way! flowers

doodlejump1980 Sat 09-Apr-16 19:58:36

Wow triplets! I'm a mum of twins and already I take my hat off to you. Congratulations on the safe arrival of all three. star

JenniferAnistonsHair Sat 09-Apr-16 20:00:05


From your lists, I think Annabelle, Charlotte & Benjamin sound great together.

Have you thought of Edward, Francesca or Meredith?

Alexander, Charlotte & Francesca sound nice.

For middle names, I think James sounds good with pretty much any first name. And for your little ladies, Rose & Grace could work, depending which first names you go for...

Good luck choosing!

Miloarmadillo1 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:04:53

I like all your boys names but particularly Matthew which means 'gift'. Nathaniel has the same meaning and fits with your classic list. I also liked Reuben.

I'm not keen on Annabelle but I like Anna and Joanna ( another gift name). Josephine? Charlotte is a beautiful name.

I'd pick Matthew, Charlotte (Charlie/ Lottie) and Josephine ( Josie/Effie)

Huge congratulations! flowers

SoftSheen Sat 09-Apr-16 20:07:36

Congratulations smile

From your list, I'd pick Henry, Charlotte and Annabel.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 09-Apr-16 20:08:34

Aww congratulations.
I know these names aren't on your list, but Gabriel would be nice for your boy. And Phoebe and Naomi for your girls. All biblical names.

daisydalrymple Sat 09-Apr-16 20:10:08

Oh op HUGE congratulations, your post is so lovely.

If I was naming triplets out of your list I would go with:

Matthew Daniel
Charlotte rose
Olivia grace

Any chance of a sneaky pic to make us all broody?? I hope you are all having lots of fun getting to know each other and I hope you've had plenty of time to recover and rest flowers

calzone Sat 09-Apr-16 20:11:17

Benjamin Daniel
Annabelle Grace
Charlotte Olivia

Ben, Bella and Lottie

Too cute and congratulations!!!!

JSarah Sat 09-Apr-16 20:17:46

Thank you all so very much for your lovely words and name suggestions smile

It's definitely helping and just to have post on Mumsnet, being a mum, is just fabulous!

daisydalrymple - yeah, I have one together, but you can't see their faces that well, hang on, it's on DH's phone, I'll send it in a second

JSarah Sat 09-Apr-16 20:20:59

Here smile the one in the middle is our beautiful boy and the girlies are on the sides!

overwhelmed34 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:27:18

Wow!! Congratulations! How beautiful! I like the idea someone said earlier about names with a 'gift' meaning, as these are such a blessing! So from your list I'd probably go for Matthew, Anna (rather than Annabelle) and Grace.

OreoHeaven Sat 09-Apr-16 20:28:25

Congratulations! Wonderful news. I do love baby announcements particularly if it's multiples!

Names I adore:

Jacob (Jacob Henry is lovely)


There are lots more I like but these immediately Spring to mind.

overwhelmed34 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:29:48

Or Samuel...'God has heard', which is lovely for a long awaited child!

OreoHeaven Sat 09-Apr-16 20:30:53

Your photo is too cute! Simply perfect!

Another boy name I really like is Reuben.

ClosedAuraOpenMind Sat 09-Apr-16 20:34:26

congratulations! live Matthew, which would have been our DCs name if I'd had a boy
I had a girl - Charlotte- so obviously that is a great name. I often think if she had a sister Alexandra would be a good choice, then you could have nn Lottie and Lexie

daisydalrymple Sat 09-Apr-16 20:35:32

Oh how gorgeous, thanks for sharing smile they look so cosy all nestled together xxx do update us on your final choice of names when you decide, if you're happy to share! Very best wishes, what a lovely thread! X

CoyRoy Sat 09-Apr-16 20:50:56

Oh you lucky thing! How amazing! What is your eldest child called?

From your list, I like Alexander, Charlotte and Isabella.
Elizabeth would also fit with your taste, I think.

LittleHeart2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:52:30

Oh my goodness! They are gorgeous! Some beautiful name suggestions too. Congratulations x

missapples Sat 09-Apr-16 20:57:52

Beautiful beautiful babies! Congratulations, how are you doing?

If they were mine they would be Belle, Felicity and Benjamin X

foragogo Sat 09-Apr-16 20:58:19

no idea abouy names but cute! cute! cute!! congratulations.

JSarah Sat 09-Apr-16 21:01:04

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression, but I don't have another child smile

These are my first, I'm coping very well, I was discharged a week ago. I admit, I'm struggling with expressing milk, but I'm doing well, I'll do absolutely anything for them!

Again, thank you for all the suggestions!

IslaSinga Sat 09-Apr-16 21:05:06

Benjamin, Anna and Grace

Benjamin James
Anna Elizabeth
Grace Beatrice

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