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Brooke and Madison?

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StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:38:26

I quite like the names Brooke and Madison (unintentionally named after two places in New York - Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn lol!). My 2 year old DS is called George. I'm having twins and quite like these names - my DH doesn't seem to care either way. What do you think? hmm

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Mon 23-Jan-17 19:39:35

I do like them but I'm not sure they go with George. Very different styles.

user1485199774 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:40:45

I think that you should speak to your DH because he might not seem to care however he might have some ideas which might benefit you, Brooklyn is quite an outgoing name

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:41:32

Thankyou CostaCup, I agree about the different styles!

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:42:27

user1485199774, thanks for your reply! I appreciate your comments and will talk to my DH more about this issue.

TDmoocher Mon 23-Jan-17 19:43:26

They 'go' together quite nicely.

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:43:53

TDMoocher Thanks! smile

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 23-Jan-17 19:43:58

Yeah I agree that the styles are different and I think they clash a bit for me. I think Madison goes OK with George at a push, but not Brooke.

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:45:37

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder That is an issue I am facing, considering renaming my DS as I love these names grin

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 23-Jan-17 19:45:47

What about Madeline or Madeleine instead of Madison? I'm struggling to think of a traditional name that could be a substitute for Brooke.

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:47:02

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Yeah but the Madeline McCann connotation... Do you know of many Madelines born in the last decade?

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 23-Jan-17 19:49:13

Having said that, children always seem to just grow into their names. There are a couple of children in our family who's names caused a few raised eyebrows when they were announced, but they really couldn't be anything else now. In a few years you will be so used to using all three names together - as will your families - that they will just fit together for you anyway.

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 23-Jan-17 19:50:31

There's a little girl in one of our playgroups called Madeline, I think it's lovely but yes I can see that people might make that connection.

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:53:33

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Thankyou so much for your reassurance! I feel a lot more comfortable with my children's names now.

Gretall Mon 23-Jan-17 19:54:54

Theyre very American sounding and George to me is quite British so maybe that's why they don't quite go. You could have madlen which is a slightly different pronunciation of Madeline but still would be Maddy as a nn (similar to Madison)
Other suggestions Paige, Morgan, Lincoln

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 19:56:20

Gretall Thanks for your advice.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Jan-17 20:09:44

Hi Stacey, I would go with Brooke and Madison, they go well together.
George is a timeless name, fits in with most names. People will get used to it, as will you. Congratulations, twin daughters, how lovely ! 💐

StaceyPregnant Mon 23-Jan-17 20:11:10

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thankyou so much! I really appreciate your kind words smile

Aquamarine1029 Mon 23-Jan-17 23:28:04

Brooke and Madison are beautiful names. They fit a baby and they will both be lovely names to have in adult life.

Joeybee Tue 24-Jan-17 01:19:13

Love them both, think they are very useable, and go fine with your sons name.

Pluto30 Tue 24-Jan-17 01:25:05

I like Madison.

I'm not a fan of Brooke as it seems quite outdated now (was very popular in the 90s).

But both are fine with George.

MouseClogs Tue 24-Jan-17 02:07:52

I don't think either name sounds too odd with George! They definitely don't slot into the same group, but it doesn't sound daft (e.g. Esmeralda and Ian).

Just to respond to your earlier q though - still plenty of little Madeleines about! I think it's only just outside the top 100 - I know of LOADS under 10.

joannegrady90 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:50:57

I have a DD Brooke smile

If I were to have another girl names id possibly pick : Paige, Imogen, Cassidy, Demi, Hannah, Rosie.

Maddison goes well too!

Pranma Wed 25-Jan-17 10:27:07

A bit "Dance Moms" but pleasant names. I love George too.

goldenrachita Wed 25-Jan-17 17:45:32

Very, very American sounding. Which I think is what you're after! smile

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