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FeatheredTail Wed 20-Apr-16 10:35:23

My due date is drawing very close and we still haven't decided on names, although we have short lists. Just wondering what people's thoughts were on them? I'm not keen on discussing them in real life.

Middle names are pretty much sorted (family and heritage names) - it's just first names that are proving difficult, particularly for boys. Doesn't help that we're both massively indecisive!

Girls:

Madeleine
Claudia
Rosalind
Jemima

Boys:

Charles
Robin
Guy
Alexander
Robert
Maxim
Lawrence

FeatheredTail Wed 20-Apr-16 10:36:46

* Lucas also on the list

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 20-Apr-16 10:41:01

Claudia is my favourite ever girls name. Guy is also one of my favourite boys names. I can't use either so please use them grin

NovaArt3mis Wed 20-Apr-16 10:41:06

My favourites are Claudia, Rosalind, Lucas and Lawrence smile

ABitAsleep Wed 20-Apr-16 10:44:57

Jemima for a girl and Robert or Robin for a boy are my favourties smile

RaeSkywalker Wed 20-Apr-16 10:50:08

Jemima or Rosalind
Alexander

1horatio Wed 20-Apr-16 10:54:26

Jemima and Robert/Robin, imo.

TempsPerdu Wed 20-Apr-16 12:02:00

I like Rosalind (although less so nn Ros) - nice strong name and underused at the moment I think. Love Robin, Alexander and Lawrence (although prefer Laurence spelling) from your boys' list.

wigglesrock Wed 20-Apr-16 12:11:45

Lawrence by a country mile from the boys list. Maxim, Guy and Robin I just don't like.
I prefer Claudia from the girls list, Rosalind and Madeleine are nice just not as nice grin and I don't like Jemima.

CaptainAnkles Wed 20-Apr-16 12:13:34

I would use Madeleine or Claudia for a girl and Alexander for a boy.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 20-Apr-16 12:15:32

Jemima or Claudia

Robert

StDogolphin Wed 20-Apr-16 12:39:29

Rosalind or Lawrence, both lovely and underused.

LadyAntonella Wed 20-Apr-16 13:06:02

Jemima and Lawrence or Alexander for me! smile

zeeka Wed 20-Apr-16 13:55:37

I like all of them! Favourites: Robin and Rosalind.

Sophronia Wed 20-Apr-16 15:07:56

Jemima or Claudia

Robert or Lawrence (prefer Laurence)

JSarah Wed 20-Apr-16 16:59:00

Alexander
Madeleine

cecilelliott Wed 20-Apr-16 18:12:29

Claudia for girls

Robert or Guy for boys

Good luck!

AnotherEmma Wed 20-Apr-16 18:17:38

Rosalind is lovely, could be shortened to Rosa or Ros, and is quite unusual (I think?)

I quite like Madeleine but it might be a bit more popular?

My favourites for a boy are Robin, Maxim and Lawrence (but would spell it Laurence, Laurie for short)

Don't like Claudia, Jemima or Charles.

BertieBeatle Wed 20-Apr-16 18:18:26

I like Madeleine or Alexander.
Claudia means lame, not sure if that would put you off, lots of people aren't bothered about meanings but just thought I'd put that out there.
Lawrence and Lucas are also nice. I like Robin but prefer it on a girl.
I like Rose names like Rosalie, Rosa, Rosanna but Rosalind sounds a bit stuffy.

eatmytoes888 Wed 20-Apr-16 19:48:45

Jemima

Guy

Lovely choices!

Love:

Claudia
Robin
Lawrence

Hate Guy. Sorry but it is a name I just really dislike.

joyfulworld Thu 21-Apr-16 07:46:52

I love Madeleine and Alexander.

FeatheredTail Thu 21-Apr-16 22:21:16

Thanks for the feedback and opinions.....obviously absolutely no use at all as there's no consensus wink other than Charles isn't popular!

midsomermurderess Fri 22-Apr-16 09:47:42

There I was thinking we'd get through a thread including Claudia without someone saying 'it means lame you know'. Maybe one day.

septembersunshine Sat 23-Apr-16 18:56:37

Not much to add but I think they are all lovely names. Good list! gets pen to note a few down!

Jemima or Rosalind for me too (Jem and Rosa ;)

Alexander for a boy. What a strong name. I would have this in a flash if it wasn't my DH name!

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