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Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 19:55:03

All hypothetical at the moment as not actually pregs, so be as blunt as you like!

We like traditional, grown up / strong sounding names with potential for nicknames. So far, favourites are.

Francesca
Bryony
Caroline
Suzanna
Faye

Christopher
Robert
Edward
Dominic
Vincent

Reow Tue 28-Feb-17 19:57:54

Love Francesca and Suzanna. Faye and Bryony are awful.

Like all the boys names apart from Dominic.

mikado1 Tue 28-Feb-17 19:59:42

Really like all your names. Know a really cool little Vince-great nn!

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 20:03:59

Thanks both! I love Vince and Vinny too.

Bryony, Faye and Dominic are probably the names I'm least sure about too actually.

agnes158 Tue 28-Feb-17 20:06:41

Faye is on our shortlist, so i'll go with faye

dominic at a push for the boys name

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 20:10:58

Yes, I've commented on your thread agnes smile. I think Faye is really pretty fwiw, but not sure it's completely our style.

RebelRogue Tue 28-Feb-17 20:11:15

I love Francesca but the two women i know with that name would put me off it. The other are a bit meh. I like all the boys names.

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 20:19:04

I've just thought of another girls name; Victoria.

I also love Alexandra, Catherine and Elizabeth, but can't have them.

Also toying with Margaret, but unsure.

RebelRogue Tue 28-Feb-17 20:20:14

Catherine then.. but I'm biased gringrin

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 20:23:08

I love Catherine! The other one in our family spells it totally differently, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad to use it... It's going on the list!

agnes158 Tue 28-Feb-17 20:24:09

Yes, I've commented on your thread agnes
Oh yeah smile

I like the name Margaret but purely because i'd shorten it to maggie which i love

Yeahfine Tue 28-Feb-17 20:24:22

I like Suzanna, Caroline and Francesca and Dominic and Vincent.

SwedishEdith Tue 28-Feb-17 20:30:43

Like Caroline, Suzanna and Francesca - in that order.

Dislike Faye and Bryony

Like Dominic

Neutral on the others. What about Gregory or Anthony - seem to fit your theme?

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 20:35:44

I like Anthony and Gregory too, thanks!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Feb-17 20:41:41

I like Caroline and Robert from your list.
Adam
David
James

Margaret
Fiona
Josephine

Sophronia Tue 28-Feb-17 23:07:39

Love Caroline, and Susanna/Susannah (not keen on the Suzanna spelling), and all of your boys list.

Pemba Wed 01-Mar-17 00:17:13

Susanna/h is gorgeous I agree (also think it looks better with 's' rather than 'z' in the middle somehow), and I also really like Caroline, which is overdue for a revival, IMO. Francesca is nice too. The others are fine.

I like your boys' names too (except not Vincent, sorry). Prefer Robert or Edward.

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 07:34:51

Thanks again for these smile.

I like Susanna, but really don't like Susannah for some very strange reason! Maybe because it's too much like Hannah, which is a name I've never been terribly keen on.

I love Josephine, but DH vetoed it last time sad.

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 07:37:07

Also, I'm glad people like Caroline! It's my favourite too. Like Carrie as a nn.

MrsGB2225 Wed 01-Mar-17 07:37:47

I love Bryony! Never thought of it before, but it's a lovely name. What's the nickname for it?

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 07:41:20

Thanks mrs. I thought Bry, Bree or Rony maybe?

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 07:42:03

Faye doesn't really lend itself to a shortening; I just like it! smile

Kazzawazza69 Wed 01-Mar-17 08:24:18

Francesca - like but really dislike Fran
Bryony - really like this
Caroline - dated
Susanna - dated
Faye - nice but a little boring as a first name - better as a middle name maybe?

Christopher/Robert/Edward - too boring/traditional for my tastes
Dominic - this is my absolute favourite name ever! I've loved it since I was about 14. Unfortunately my hubby and everyone in my family hate it :-(
Vincent - really like this - I used to have a good friend with this name known as Vince. I also know a 2 year old Vincenzo (Vinnie) who is super cute. His mum is half Italian I believe.

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 08:30:36

Just thought of Nicholas too. Nice nn options with it too.

Boring / traditional is probably a fair description of our taste tbf! I do love some of the more out there names, but I don't think they really suit our family. We already have a DD with a traditional, but not well used ATM, name. My name is traditional and becoming a but mire fashionable these days. DH's is very traditional and not fashionable (not Keith but similar). Would ideally love something similar to DD's.

Rockaby Wed 01-Mar-17 08:31:01

A bit more*

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