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OurVelocity Sat 03-Sep-16 16:39:05

I am just over 16 weeks and wanted to gee myself up a bit as the weeks are passing by slowly! So I thought I'd take a look at some names - they're in no preference order, but I like them all! What do you think of -



Our surname rhymes with 'tardy' so trying to avoid (if poss) names which end in the 'dee' sound.
Are there any more I could add to the list? Thank you! smile

Arthur - yes
Toby/Tobias - yes
Gabriel - yes
Seth - sorry but I think this is one of the most horrible sounding names ever
Felix - no
Nathaniel - ok
Ezra - ugh no, sorry
Miles - no
Wilfred - yes
Benedict - yes

Phoebe - dislike this, sorry
Matilda - ok
Violet - nice
Penelope - nope
Zoe - really dislike
Katherine -ok
Claudia - lovely
Clementine - dislike
Genevieve - too fussy
Ingrid - ok

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 16:51:26

I like Benedict, Miles and Nathaniel.
Also, Zoe and Katherine.
Would like to put forward, to your list,
Joseph and Jonathan
Tess and Rosanna

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 03-Sep-16 17:41:30

My favourites are Nathaniel & Matilda. Also like Tobias, Gabriel, Claudia & Katherine (though prefer / would shorten to Kate).

Caldini22 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:44:11

I like:



Caldini22 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:44:47

Personally prefer Catherine to Katherine

RiverTam Sat 03-Sep-16 17:47:18



TealGiraffe Sat 03-Sep-16 17:50:15

I love


Loyly Sat 03-Sep-16 17:50:37

Arthur - ok
Toby/Tobias - dislike
Gabriel - dislike
Seth - ok
Felix - dislike
Nathaniel - dislike
Ezra - yes, love
Miles - dislike
Wilfred - ok
Benedict - ok

Phoebe - dislike
Matilda - dislike
Violet - good
Penelope - good
Zoe - dislike
Katherine - dislike
Claudia - love
Clementine - ok
Genevieve - like
Ingrid - love

GoldenWorld Sat 03-Sep-16 18:03:09

Great lists, I like the majority of them!

Arthur - Nice but getting more popular
Toby/Tobias - I prefer Tobias as the full name with Toby as the nickname
Gabriel - Love
Seth - Again, getting more popular but nice
Felix - Not as keen on this one. Used to be overly posh but more mainstream now
Nathaniel - One of my all time favourites
Ezra - Nice
Miles - Nice
Wilfred - Cute
Benedict - Okay, not as keen but don't really feel that strongly about it

Phoebe - Love
Matilda - Love but very popular
Violet - Nice
Penelope - Nice, getting more popular
Zoe - Love
Katherine - I wouldn't choose it myself but I like it, would be an unusal choice these days. Especially like it with Kate or Kitty as a nickname.
Claudia - Lovely, elegant. Just a shame about the meaning
Clementine - This strikes me as the yummy mummies name of choice, especially in the yoni steaming, quinoa munching group. It's okay but I don't like Clem or Clemmy.
Genevieve - Gorgeous
Ingrid - Very cool name. Not the prettiest out there, just wondering how easy it would be to live with growing up on a nerdy girl. But I do really like it

Arfarfanarf Sat 03-Sep-16 18:07:35

From your boys list i love Arthur, Seth and Ezra

Girls i love Matilda and Penelope

cosmicglittergirl Sat 03-Sep-16 18:10:37

Felix and Seth

Phoebe and Violet

HettyB Sat 03-Sep-16 18:37:03

My thoughts, for what they're worth!

Arthur - it's quite popular, and I think a bit 'wet'
Toby/Tobias - same as above!
Gabriel - yep, this one too!
Seth - love it
Felix - I'm on the fence. It's ok.
Nathaniel - ok. Not amazing.
Ezra - mentioned a lot on here at the moment. I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of Ezras in the 2016 stats.
Miles - like it
Wilfred - nice
Benedict - like it

Phoebe - lovely. Quite popular.
Matilda - I know about a million Matildas under 5. Ok, it's probably more like 6, but that feels like a lot.
Violet - like it, but I can't help seeing/hearing violent when I read/hear it.
Penelope - lovely. Gets mentioned on here a lot
Zoe - I like this. I think it's an underrated name
Katherine - nice, not heard so much now. I went to school with tonnes of Catherine/Katherine/Katharine/Kathryns (born in the 80s)
Claudia - love it
Clementine - really like it but the 'teen'/'tyne' pronounciation issue puts me off
Genevieve - again, pronounciation issue
Ingrid - love love love it. I'd have this on our list if it didn't sound so harsh with our last name.

0pti0na1 Sat 03-Sep-16 18:58:20

Arthur - fusty
Toby/Tobias - not keen, a bit prim
Gabriel - ok, quite cool
Seth - like, simple and fairly unusual
Felix - great
Nathaniel - like, not Nate though (Nat is OK)
Ezra - like, also Ezekiel (Zeke)
Miles - ok, perhaps a bit wet
Wilfred - ok and Will or Freddie are good nicknames
Benedict - quite like

Phoebe - like
Matilda - overused
Violet - lovely
Penelope - like and Penny is a nice nickname
Zoe - a bit harsh but like Zara
Katherine - ok but not keen on Kate/Kat/Katy.
Claudia - not keen
Clementine - like
Genevieve - OK
Ingrid - not keen, just think of grids

OhTheRoses Sat 03-Sep-16 19:05:58

Love Arthur. Tobin?

Penelope, Violet, Daphne? Xanthe? Christabel?

thebakerwithboobs Sat 03-Sep-16 19:31:51

We have five sons and all their names are on your list! We must be kindred spirits!

Bumpmadethemjump Sat 03-Sep-16 19:37:15

Arthur - ok
Toby/Tobias - not keen
Gabriel - I like
Seth - not keen
Felix - no
Nathaniel - I really prefer nathan.
Ezra - not keen
Miles - ok
Wilfred - not keen
Benedict - dislike.

Phoebe - really like
Matilda - really like
Violet - love
Penelope - favourite!
Zoe - too popular for me
Katherine - too Boring.
Claudia - not keen.
Clementine - not keen.
Genevieve - dislike.
Ingrid - dislike

Penelope violet sounds beautiful togethergrin.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 03-Sep-16 20:03:09

I only like Gabriel and Ezra from your boys list.
Katherine is nice from your girls list

monkeygone Sat 03-Sep-16 20:11:02

Arthur - Old and boring
Toby/Tobias - Over-used and boring
Gabriel - Ugly
Seth - Cool
Felix - Love! So cool.
Nathaniel - Nice, I like it. nn Nate.
Ezra - LOVE
Miles - Quite like, but not love
Wilfred - Gross
Benedict - Very cool, but don't like nn Ben, which is inevitable

Phoebe - I like it
Matilda - Don't like it and it's super trendy right now
Violet - Horrible
Penelope - Horrible
Zoe - Horrible
Katherine - Boring
Claudia - No strong feelings
Clementine - Really cool!!
Genevieve - Don't like
Ingrid - Ugly

isitseptemberyet Sat 03-Sep-16 20:14:43

I Love Arthur and Matilda smile
Congratulations btw, pregnancy will speed up in a couple of weeks (promise)!

nat73 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:32:44

My votes;

Arthur - this makes me think of E Enders. There is an Arthur at DCs school but I think its an old man's name - sorry
Toby/Tobias - nah
Gabriel - ok
Seth - nah
Felix - ok
Nathaniel - ok potentially chavy
Ezra - nah
Miles - ok, quite posh
Wilfred - quite posh but we know 2 of these so I would say nah
Benedict - nah
If you want something posh; Rufus, Angus, Austin, Atticus..

Phoebe - ok
Matilda - ok
Violet - ok
Penelope - ok
Zoe - ok
Katherine - ok
Claudia - ok
Clementine - a bit naff
Genevieve - ok
Ingrid - ok

Girls names are easier!! Good luck!!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 03-Sep-16 21:17:08

Great lists op!

My favourites are:

Arthur (though I think it's quite popular if that bothers you)


The only name on your lists which I don't like is Penelope as I find the two p sounds a bit 'spitty' if that makes sense.

How about Persephone? I think it is much nicer but has a similar vibe maybe.

user1472934164 Sat 03-Sep-16 21:52:25

Toby, Wilfred, Zoe or Claudia

PunkAssMoFo Sat 03-Sep-16 23:12:14

Arthur: not keen, v popular
Toby/Tobias: good all rounder
Gabriel: nice
Seth: quite like
Felix: a bit cat, but nice & means happy
Nathaniel: love
Ezra: quite uncommon, nice
Miles: nice
Wilfred: great

Phoebe: meh
Matilda: overused
Violet: nice
Penelope: the ones I know are prissy
Zoe: nice
Katherine: nice, but dull
Claudia: love, but don't like meaning
Clementine: too fruity & 'clem' sounds phlegmy
Ingrid: scandi- chic

OhTheRoses Sat 03-Sep-16 23:35:34

Persephone does not have the same vibe as Penelope. And it gets shortened to Percy. >>don't<<

Penelope/Penny is pretty and feminine.

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