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Butterpuff Mon 23-Jan-17 13:43:02

I like classic names that have a variety of nn possibilities but are themselves pretty usable names, Elizabeth, Katherine, Charlotte, Victoria for girls. Also loved Amelia before everyone else decided it was cute and recently Meredith has been growing on me, Verity is an absolute favorite but has been taken off the list because of the lack of nn. Girls names I like lots of and its just a case of listing them until DH finds one he likes.

DC2 is due shortly and we have no idea what so ever for boy names, any ideas, along the lines of the girls names we like? Thanks

indigo13 Mon 23-Jan-17 13:49:58

I love Verity and nicknames don't have to be exactly like the name itself, Margaret/Peggy for example. Meredith is lovely, but not keen on the others

indigo13 Mon 23-Jan-17 13:50:57

How about Matlida, nn Matty

LauraAndBaby Mon 23-Jan-17 13:55:37

I like -

Matilda
Darcy
Tilly
Meredith

Madamnit Mon 23-Jan-17 13:56:03

My girls have boring classic names! Boys names we loved were:

William / billy, bill
Robert / bobby, bob
Alexander / xander, alex
Oliver / Olly
Laurence / Larry
Edward / eddy, Ed

YokoUhOh Mon 23-Jan-17 13:57:55

I always thought that Vee/Vee-Vee was a nice nickname for Verity. Similarly, if I ever had DC3 and she were a girl, she'd be Elizabeth with Lulu as a nickname.

piglet81 Mon 23-Jan-17 14:00:47

Since you like regal names for girls (Elizabeth etc), maybe use that as a starting point for boys too?

Henry
James
William
Charles etc

Twistmeandturnme Mon 23-Jan-17 14:15:34

Boys: Robert, James, Guy, Stephen, Charles, Edward, Philip, Richard, Henry, John, William, Alexander,
Girls: your list (minus Amelia and Meredith: both less classic) plus Alexandra, Margaret, Anne, Jane, Mary, Eleanor, Charlotte, Georgina, Catherine,

TDmoocher Mon 23-Jan-17 15:18:08

Why do you need a nickname? It seems a really odd reason to discount a name you love. I have a long name, but my friends call me something that has absolutely nothing to do with my name instead of all the diminutives that could have been used. Anyway, how about

Jennifer
Madeleine
Rebecca
Sophie
Caroline

Nicholas
Dominic
Lawrence
Michael

Rents Mon 23-Jan-17 15:22:17

I like;

Edith/Edie
Doretha/Dot/Dotty
Beatrice/Bee

HappyFlappy Mon 23-Jan-17 15:24:15

Thomas
Richard
Edward
Charles
Jeffrey

namechange7711 Mon 23-Jan-17 15:31:49

Edward (Ed, Ted, Bear, Woody)
Alexander (Al, Alex, Xander, Lex)
Peter (Pete)
Julian (Jude, Jules)
Richard (Rick, Rich, Ringo)
Christopher (Kit, Chris)

Butterpuff Mon 23-Jan-17 15:39:09

TDmoocher I don't need a nn. My name doesn't lend itself to being shortened and my brother has never been called anything but his full name in our family. MIL however has conditioned DH that a child should have a name that sits well on the office door of a top financial institution but the family should only ever use a shortened version. I've been trying to change that view for a while but its holding firm so he doesn't really like names that don't fit the requirements.

Loving Rebecca of the girls so far and Lawrence and Julian for the boys. Am wondering and Ernest. I also have a bit of a love of Herbert's but apparently that is not a sensible name for a chief exec.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Jan-17 16:06:55

Joanna (JoJo)
Josephine (Josie).
Jacqueline (Jacquie/Jackie).
Harriet (Hattie).
Rosalie (Rosie)
Francesca (Fran).

Butterpuff Mon 23-Jan-17 16:10:08

Love Harriett as well, I've had a few cars named Harriet, and Toby.

Missyb15 Mon 23-Jan-17 18:58:48

Thomas- Tom, Tommy
Theodore- Theo
Edward- Ed, Eddie
William- Will, Bob, Billy

Charlotte- Lottie
Rosalind- Ros, Rose, Rosie
Gabriella- Gabs, Gabby
Evelyn- Evie, Eve

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 23-Jan-17 19:26:31

Edward
Quentin
Sebastian
Thomas
Richard
Nicholas
Matthew

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:55:49

One I love (and will be using) I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned here as some think it's 'boring' (I don't!) is Anna.

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:57:23

Sorry I just realised you were after boys names! I like Robert (Bertie).

HobbitTankard Mon 23-Jan-17 20:07:12

Dominic, Edmund.

Stonewash Mon 23-Jan-17 20:19:26

Alice
Louise/a
Emma
Hannah
Ruth
Sarah
Philippa
Diana
Emily
Juliet

TaggieRR Mon 23-Jan-17 20:23:02

Philip, Edward, Sebastian

Stonewash Mon 23-Jan-17 20:28:23

Samuel
George
Andrew
Mark
Gabriel
Stuart
Sidney
Benedict
Edwin
Rufus
Jasper
Frederick
Nathaniel
Albert
Arthur

plimsolls Mon 23-Jan-17 20:29:02

I think OP is asking for boys names....

My daughter is Elizabeth so perhaps we have similar taste. Boys names we considered were:
Francis (Frank)
Laurence (Laurie)
Peter
Patrick
Robin
Linus (ok, not under the simple and classic heading but I do love it).

Other names you may like:
Edward/Edmund (Ned or Ted)
Alexander (Xan)
Christopher (Kit)
Jonathan or Nathaniel (Nate)

tryingtogetbacktome Mon 23-Jan-17 20:30:44

Classic yet boring names I love:-
Felicity
Madeline
Laura
Samantha
Jean

Boys
Ben
Arthur
Anthony

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