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Thought & suggestions please?

(16 Posts)
netflixandsleep Sun 08-Jan-17 21:07:55

May I ask for your opinions on these names please? Any suggestions on other names you think I might like would also be greatly appreciated!



Heratnumber7 Sun 08-Jan-17 21:12:30

Imogen and Rory are my favourites.

INeedNewShoes Sun 08-Jan-17 21:12:38

I think it would be unfair to call your children any of the following:

Titus (come on - do you really need us to tell you that they'll be teased mercilessly and called 'tits' constantly)

You could call a DD Dorothy and then use Dotty for a nickname.

Imogen, Lola, Aubrey, Libby, Rory, Leo and Dexter are all a better middle ground between 'a bit different & interesting' and a name that will be easy enough to carry off regardless of personality.

I'm pregnant and have myself vetoed a couple of names from my list because if my child isn't the confident type there is a risk that their name could be used to tease them.

Tescotwister Sun 08-Jan-17 21:15:58

I know it's not now, but I'd assume 'Aubrey' was a boy.
Agree with Dorothy shortened to Dotty.


netflixandsleep Sun 08-Jan-17 21:17:37

@INeedNewShoes - I love your honesty and your thoughts on the name Titus!

That one's getting firmly crossed off the list as I can see that getting stuck in my head and then the poor kid would have me calling him 'Tits' grin

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sun 08-Jan-17 21:18:52

Imogen is my favourite of your girls names. I'm not particularly keen on the others although like Libby but only if full name is Elizabeth

I like Rory, Leo and love Dexter

INeedNewShoes Sun 08-Jan-17 21:30:54

Netflix - I was rather blunt blush I'm glad to have been helpful though smile

Pixilicious Sun 08-Jan-17 21:37:53

Romy or Rory. Love Romy

Fruitcocktail6 Sun 08-Jan-17 21:44:18

I like most of them. I really dislike Dotty, Titus, Ziggy and Camden (which is surely not a name?)

netflixandsleep Sun 08-Jan-17 21:57:50

@shaggedthruahedgebackwards - Embarrassed to admit I have no idea what Libby was short for so thank you for that!

I went to University with a guy called Camden. I thought it was a Scottish name but now I'm not sure why I think that so I'm quite possibly probably wrong!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 09-Jan-17 14:22:44

Libby (Liberty), or Rory.

piginboots Mon 09-Jan-17 15:56:50


SausageSoda Mon 09-Jan-17 16:49:35

Imogen and Leo are my favourites. I like Teddy but only as a nn e.g. for Edison or Edward.

Hate Levi and Dexter. Ziggy and Titus are just a bit daft imo.

Jooni Mon 09-Jan-17 21:47:39

I like Imogen and Romy best of your girls' names. Libby and Dotty are sweet but IMO they need a longer formal name. How about Kitty, Callie, Ivy, Nola/Nova, Wren?

I love Rory, Leo, Teddy, Dexter and Levi from your boys. Don't like Camden and Heath and I can see where you're coming from on Ziggy and Titus but I think they're too out there and too teaseworthy to actually use.

Pluto30 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:56:18

Imogen - Lovely, the nickname Immy is very sweet

Lola - Love this - probably my favourite on your list, although not overly popular on here

Aubrey - Not a fan. This is traditionally masculine, but I do think it sounds more feminine than masculine. I prefer Audrey.

Hallie - Not a fan.

Romy - Not a fan. I don't know why I don't like this, because I love Remy for a boy.

Dotty - Sweet as a nickname, but doesn't work as a standalone name.

Libby - Again, sweet as a nickname for Elizabeth but not as a full name.


Titus - Please don't. It's one letter away from tits, and even if that were a non-issue, it's hugely aspirational and very out of place among your other names

Rory - Love this

Leo - Love this

Heath - This is nice and very underused

Teddy - Dislike. Very popular and very insubstational as a standalone name. It's fine as a nickname for Theodore or Edward though.

Camden - I like this, but it might be odd if you're from the London/greater London/whole of England possibly areas, as the place is very well known. This wouldn't be an association in Australia, the US, Canada etc. so would work well as a name there.

Dexter - I like this but not the association with the TV show (and character!)

Levi - This is seen as a bit "tacky" where I live. blush

Ziggy - Nope. Only worked for David Bowie.

busyrascal Mon 09-Jan-17 23:24:35

Imogen - ok, nn Immy?
Lola - nice
Aubrey - I prefer Audrey
Hallie - Berry
Romy - nice
Dotty - ok but I LOVE Dorothy
Libby - meh

Titus - love
Rory - not sure
Leo - nice but popular
Heath - ledger
Teddy - ok
Camden - no
Dexter - not keen. Too trendy
Levi - like
Ziggy - you need to be cool to pull this off!

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