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Husband has vetoed all my names

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auberginefrog Sun 05-Feb-17 10:56:49

Can I have some help? I'm trying to think of names for our second and neither of us like each other's names. Can you suggest any along these lines that don't end in an 's' sound as it won't go with out surname

Here's my list (all rejected so far by DH)
Adelaide
Anneke
Hazel
Valentina
Marsaili
Eilidh
Juno
Elspeth
Felicity
Elena
Ailsa
Ailish

Oscar
Ethan
Christopher
Finlay
Fraser
Frederick
Peregrine
Caleb
Harvey
Solomon
Samuel
Lewin
Oliver
Murray
Murdo

Dolwar Sun 05-Feb-17 11:59:02

There are literally hundreds of names out there. Get a book or go on a website and look through them together

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sun 05-Feb-17 12:01:13

Dolwar I don't think you get the concept of the Baby names board. grin

Jooni Sun 05-Feb-17 12:08:05

Can you give some examples of names he likes? I love a lot of your choices but if he likes more mainstream names then suggesting more in the same vein isn't going to be much help to you!

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 05-Feb-17 12:12:13

He's clearly a fruitloop, Adelaide is the most perfect name in the world.

What is the name of your first?

It's hard to suggest as all my suggestions aren't as nice as the ones already on your lists grin

Carina
Evan

??

PiggyPlumPie Sun 05-Feb-17 12:12:55

Ask him to come up with alternatives and stop discussing it. My DH didn't like the name I wanted for DD2 so I put the ball in his court and left him to it. He couldn't come up with an alternative and said we could go with my choice. Of course, when she was born it didn't suit her and we changed to something completely different! grin

HighbrowEyebrow Sun 05-Feb-17 12:13:05

What are his suggestions?

auberginefrog Sun 05-Feb-17 12:27:21

He likes Cameron and Doug all for boys and has failed to come up with any girls names so far despite nagging hmm

auberginefrog Sun 05-Feb-17 12:29:32

Oops Dougal stupid autocorrect

HighbrowEyebrow Sun 05-Feb-17 12:31:03

Dougal!?! DOUGAL!!!

Time to start re-watching Father Ted, OP.

languagelearner Sun 05-Feb-17 12:31:26

What's wrong with "Ailsa"? I once knew someone whose wife had that name.

BellsaRinging Sun 05-Feb-17 12:35:36

How do you feel about his choices? Tbh I like most of yours and love some. I also like his and think they're the same sort of names as yours so you should be able to agree on something.
If you don't hate his how about a deal where he chooses the boys name and you the girls?

Whisky2014 Sun 05-Feb-17 12:39:47

Stephanie
Charlotte
Jessica

Jack
Joseph

auberginefrog Sun 05-Feb-17 12:47:41

I know they're kind of similar names but I just don't love dougal and have negative associations with Cameron - we both have jobs like teaching so a few names have been ruined by association.

I was hoping for the collective wisdom so suggest a name that neither of us have thought of that we both love... thanks for all suggestions so far

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 05-Feb-17 12:50:08

Adeline
Anna
Marcia
Marisa
Eden
Julia
Josephine
Scarlett
Abigail
Alison

Nathan
Calum
Henry
Simon
Louis
Matthew
Adam
Michael

Mrsknackered Sun 05-Feb-17 13:12:03

Not surprised he vetoed Peregrine! Perry? Grinny? Ew!
That being said I do like a lot on your lists.
I'm really taking a shot in the dark here but perhaps:
Elsbeth (rather than the harsh Peth bit)
Aishling
Ada/Aida
Violet
Clementine/Clementina
Raya
Iris
Margot

And the boys:

Amos
Rudy
Jasper
Caspar
Franklin
Roman
Barnaby
Cassius
Kit

Mrsknackered Sun 05-Feb-17 13:16:01

Sorry just remembered you said not ending in S!

Aquamarine1029 Sun 05-Feb-17 13:59:00

Maybe Camden for a boy, Cameron is awful. Dougal is HIDEOUS. What about Aubrey or Madeleine for a girl?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 06-Feb-17 09:37:46

Vetoed all of them, what a meanie!
Fwiw I like Cameron.
Okay, girls:
Anna
Fiona
Ishbel
Louise
Molly
Zoë

Boys:
Adam
David
Kirk
Rory

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 06-Feb-17 09:39:44

Adelaide is my name so your DP is clearly mad.

strawberrypenguin Mon 06-Feb-17 09:43:16

Eloise
Lauren
Amber
Autumn
Willow

Dexter
Stephen
Joshua
Theo
Jasper

llangennith Mon 06-Feb-17 09:45:00

Cordelia (Cordie)
Arabella

Jasper
Casper
Benjamin (Benjy)

TheLivingAsheth Mon 06-Feb-17 09:49:30

Oh DH was the same, rejected all my many names, which were perfectly normal ones like Sam - (which he memorably claimed made us sound middle class pretending to be working class ??!?) but failed to come up with anything himself apart from Shona if it was a girl (it wasn't). We did get there in the end.

Daisydukes79 Mon 06-Feb-17 09:51:29

Our two are Jessica and Gregor smile

AnnetteKertan Mon 06-Feb-17 12:48:57

George
Franklin
Toby

Ursula
Imogen
Daniella

(my DP is also a 'no I don't like it but I have no other suggestions' bloke too. So annoying!!)

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