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Due in 3 weeks, list of names!

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Elizabeth09 Thu 30-Jun-16 22:24:12

Hello all, we're due in 3 weeks (gender surprise), and are no closer to choosing a name than we were 9 months ago. Looking for general comments/opinions on the following names (and any suggestions for other, similar names).

The surname is Lee and the middle name for a boy will either be Jones or Morrison. The middle name for a girl is still undecided.

Audrey
Agatha
Chloe
Edith (nickname Edie)
Hannah
Juliet
Madeleine or Madeline (pronounced differently)
Sadie (we both love Sarah but can't have a Sarah Lee)

Arthur
Benson
Edward or Edmund
Frederick
Henry or Harry
Hugo
Oscar
Samuel (the only family name on the list - my dad's name; he passed away when I was young)
Simon

Thanks in advance! smile

birchygoo Thu 30-Jun-16 23:14:24

Ohh good choice of names OP!
My tops 3 in order - Madeleine (but I'd also use nn Maddie), Edie then, Sadie ( have just added Maddie onto my list sorry for the steal!)
Harry, Samuel, Oscar

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 30-Jun-16 23:16:14

From your lists I like Audrey, Edith (nickname Edie), Hannah (a bit boring though), Juliet & Sadie. I think a longer name would go better with your surname though.

Henrietta (Hetty or Etta)
Marissa
Eleanora (Nora)
Vanessa (Nessa)

I was going to suggest Lillian and Lydia but the alliteration doesn't sound good with lee and then I was going to suggest Vivienne......who knew Lee would be a difficult surname?!

For the boys list I like: Edward or Edmund, Frederick, Samuel & Simon

I'd suggest:

Edgar
Hugh
Austin

I'd avoid Evan smile

Lilacpink40 Thu 30-Jun-16 23:19:19

Samuel for a boy. Madeleine (Maddie) for a girl.

Madeleine Rebecca
Madeleine Freya
Madeleine Sarah

Liz09 Thu 30-Jun-16 23:29:04

Yep! Lee seems like an easy last name, but there are a surprising number of names that can't be used because of associations (Harper, Annabel etc) and virtually every L name.

We can't use Vivienne because my close friend just named her baby this, and my best friend is naming her baby Ava so that, too, is off the cards.

We had Austin on the long list, so maybe time to consider that again too. Love Etta for Henrietta (also love the Etta James association), but not sure DH will go for it...

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 30-Jun-16 23:34:35

I was thinking you couldn't use Vivienne because of Vivien Leigh.. smile

You also have Margarita (Rita), Any name with ena on the end e.g. Andrena to give you Ena (Eena). Alannah as a change from Hannah?

Liz09 Thu 30-Jun-16 23:40:11

The Vivien Leigh thing doesn't bother me (there are worse associations, like Sara Lee! Haha) but Margarita just makes me think of pizza, and Alannah is a family name (no-go). We did have Magdalena on the list originally, but thought people would struggle with the pronunciation.

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 30-Jun-16 23:42:26

I agree re the pizza, but i like Rita smile

Matilda (Tilda or Maud)?

Liz09 Thu 30-Jun-16 23:46:24

Rita is sweet. smile

Matilda is very, very popular here at the moment. I'd be apprehensive to use it for that reason (I'm apprehensive about Chloe for that reason too), but it too was on our longer list... For some reason the popularity of boys' names bothers me less haha.

caju Fri 01-Jul-16 02:09:23

Sorry if I'm being dense... But why can't it be Sarah Lee?

Liz09 Fri 01-Jul-16 02:13:32

Sara Lee is a cheap, frozen cakes/desserts brand here (I don't know if it's sold in the UK, but it's big here/the US/other places, I'm sure) and I would just be worried that people think of a frozen apple pie when they hear the name! hmm

libellule1 Fri 01-Jul-16 09:22:26

Great namessmile
Audrey Madeline Lee sounds lovely.
Of your boys names I love Oscar and Samuel.
Other suggestions:
Pippa, Elise, Georgina, Emmaline and Cecilia.
Patrick, Elliott and Nathaniel.

mellmumma Fri 01-Jul-16 09:33:17

I vote Edie & Madeleine
Hugo and Samuel xxxx

Horseshoe1 Fri 01-Jul-16 11:15:42

Madeleine sounds best with your surname I think, and is lovely.

I like Arthur Samuel Morrison Lee for flow!

IoraRua Fri 01-Jul-16 13:31:36

Chloe Lee has a lot of ee sounds going on, so I'd avoid that. Ditto Sadie and Edie.

I like Madeleine and Juliet.

Benson I just can't take seriously as a name, for some reason. I think it's too surnamey and combined with your last name being a very plausible first, sounds off to me. I'm ok with the other boys names - I'd favour Simon, Edward/Edmund and Samuel. Samuel pips it for me because of the family link.

NapQueen Fri 01-Jul-16 13:36:40

Edith Juliet Lee

Oscar Jones Lee

NapQueen Fri 01-Jul-16 13:37:26

Benson was the big sea lion at a local attractions we used to regularly visit as a kid - all I see when I hear Benson.

Coffeelover56 Fri 01-Jul-16 13:43:30

I love the name Juliet- I really wanted to call my baby Juliette if we had a girl but the surname starts with a T and I think it's a bit difficult to pronounce? We had a boy in the end anyway!

My vote would be Samuel due to the family connection, shortened to Sam.

wobblywonderwoman Fri 01-Jul-16 13:47:44

Love them all Edith and Madeline

I would go for Samuel after your dad. Very handsome name and meaning to it

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 01-Jul-16 14:13:57

I like this list!

I'd say Audrey, Hannah, or Sadie

Arthur, Oscar, Samuel or Simon

ladystardust123 Fri 01-Jul-16 18:19:27

Arthur Lee was the lead singer of 60s band Love. Very cool guy but maybe you don't want your baby to have exactly the same name

livinglooney8 Fri 01-Jul-16 19:17:37

Votes for:

Agatha
Juliet
Hugo
Arthur

Liz09 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:45:38

Thanks for all of the suggestions/comments!

ladystardust123 I didn't realise the Arthur Lee connection, it normally wouldn't bother me but both middle names we're considering are music-inspired, so it might be a bit much. wink

NapQueen Edith Juliet is my husband's first choice.

I still don't have a true favourite, so here's hoping I either have a epiphany or the baby is a boy. wink

1horatio Sat 02-Jul-16 11:30:55

Lovely names! And now I'm a bit jealous of your surname. It seems to go with pretty much every name!
Agatha and Hannah are my favourite.

Frederick is absolutely brilliant. I also like Arthur, Henry (not Harry...) and Samuel.

Angelsandmagnets Sat 02-Jul-16 20:55:58

For a girl, Edie and Juliet are both cute- the others are either very common or ancient sounding.
Oscar and Frederik for a boy are both nice.

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