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Thoughts on our final names?

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Noodle1234 Sat 11-Jun-16 10:08:02

Our daughter is Felicity Pearl. We don't know if this one is a boy or girl yet, but definitely our last baby. What do you think of our final names?

Seraphina Willow

Willem Lachlan

LadyAntonella Sat 11-Jun-16 10:42:27

I love Felicity Pearl and Willem Lachlan! What gorgeous names! I do love Willow, but I don't really like Seraphina quite as much as your other choices, though it is a nice name. smile

ccsays Sat 11-Jun-16 16:09:30

I prefer Willow Seraphina and I think Willow and Felicity go better together but they're both lovely smile

JessieMcJessie Sat 11-Jun-16 16:11:29

Are you Dutch/ Scottish? If not, the boy's name seems an odd choice to me.

manicinsomniac Sat 11-Jun-16 16:44:09

Seraphina Willow is very pretty (would you want to shorten Seraphina though? Because there is a danger that bothe Seraphina and Felicity could end up being shortened by friends to Fee? Even something like Flick and Phina might be a bit similar sounding?)

I don't really like Willem. Love William though. Not sure why I feel so differently about them.

DramaAlpaca Sat 11-Jun-16 16:50:56

I love Seraphina, it's an absolutely beautiful name.

Willow is lovely as a middle name. I wouldn't risk using it as a first name unless you were fairly certain she was going to be tall & slim, ie willowy!

I also like Willem, but I think it'd get confused with William a lot which might be annoying.

KissMyArse Sat 11-Jun-16 17:19:31

I like Willem.

Perhaps because I used to have a crush on Willem Dafoe blush I have a thing for unusual looking men.

Willow is a beautiful name and would have that as a first name and Seraphina as the middle name.

NavyAndWhite Sat 11-Jun-16 18:17:18

Love them both.

NavyAndWhite Sat 11-Jun-16 18:18:10

Seraphina first! Much more substance than Willow, although Willow is a beautiful middle name!

sonlypuppyfat Sat 11-Jun-16 18:22:13

Seraphina Willow sounds like a romantic heroine straight out of a Barbara Cartland book

NavyAndWhite Sat 11-Jun-16 18:23:56

shock that is a compliment, right?!

BertrandRussell Sat 11-Jun-16 18:24:48

How are you going to shorten Seraphina?

sonlypuppyfat Sat 11-Jun-16 18:30:47


NavyAndWhite Sat 11-Jun-16 18:31:26


Noodle1234 Sat 11-Jun-16 18:36:13

Loving all these comments, thank you.

Felicity's nn is Fliss. For Seraphina we'd probably go with Seffy or Phina.

I am Scottish raised in England, so legitimate heritage there ;) No Dutch heritage but not bothered by that so much, just prefer Willem to William as it's a stronger sounding name (and wouldn't be pronounced wool-yum by my family lol).

All thoughts and comments very much appreciated.

Noodle1234 Sat 11-Jun-16 18:41:10

To add - even love the Barbara Cartland comment - that made me laugh. Obviously can't say I agree with you ;)

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 11-Jun-16 19:15:13

Lovely names.

Salene Sat 11-Jun-16 19:17:26

I think normal william is nicer and he would end up with nane being incorrectly spelt his whole life.

No keen on the the girls names 🙈

buddy79 Sat 11-Jun-16 21:09:56

Love Willemstad Lachlan.
Like both Seraphina and Willow but the two together sounds quite fairy woodland-ish to me, I'd probably pair one of those with something else more similar to Felicity, which I think is a lovely, classic girls name. But they are both very pretty!

buddy79 Sat 11-Jun-16 21:10:57

Willem not Willemstad - what is that anyway??!!

Bombaybunty Sat 11-Jun-16 21:17:20

Seraphina is lovely! My DS knows one who's known as Phinny.

JessieMcJessie Sat 11-Jun-16 21:22:29

Ha, yes, my surname is Williamson and is very often pronounced "Wuw yum sun" by Scots, particularly Glaswegians. I am Scottish but a bit posh so don't say it like that.

skankingpiglet Sat 11-Jun-16 21:50:22

I really like both first names. Seraphina in particular is lovely smile

Less keen on your choices for middle names, but in a 'wouldn't pick them myself' kinda way rather than 'oh my god poor child' IYKWIM!

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