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RedAmaryllis Thu 02-Mar-17 12:55:14

My boyfriend and I have children from previous marriages. His girls have very different style names to my children. His wife didn't like common names and as a result, 3 out of 4 of his children have names I'd never heard of before. The 4th has a name that isn't as uncommon though still unusual.

My children on the other hand have top 100 names. I like names that allow them to blend in.

We're having our first baby together and my boyfriend has said to make a list of names I like and he'll choose the ones he likes off the list. His criteria is that we are not to repeat an initial - he has twins starting with the same initial at the insistence of his wife and it causes a lot of trouble. He always doesn't want a super common name but wants one that people have heard of as again having unusual names has caused trouble for his children.

This is the first list of names I've come up with. What do you think?
Surname will be double barrell, first name is 3 syllables and second is 1 syllable.

Ada
Aubrey
Demi
Dixie
Edie
Eira
Ember
Gemma
Heidi
Maddie
Mara
Mira
Mya
Myra
Zara
Zoe

Avery
Bobby
Brody
Dougie
Eddie
Edgar
Ezra
Herbie
Maddox
Ziggy

Loyly Thu 02-Mar-17 13:04:40

I like Ada, Edie, Maddie, Mara and Mira for a girl. I like Ezra for a boy. I don't like the others.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Mar-17 13:27:17

For a boy either.
Dougie
Herbie
Eddie

For a girl
Heidi
Zara

MotherofA Thu 02-Mar-17 13:36:55

I like all of those bar Gemma , it's a bit 80s / 90s smile

BlueChampagne Thu 02-Mar-17 15:50:16

Love Zoe, Zara, Heidi and Mara for girls; Brody, Dougie and Edgar for boys.

EggsEleven Thu 02-Mar-17 15:53:10

I like Ada & Edie. Heidi is OK-ish too. Not keen on any of the other girls names.

The only boys names I like on your list is Edgar which could be shortened to Ed/Eddie as a nn.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 02-Mar-17 15:54:26

I like Eira, Zara and Zoe.

agnes158 Thu 02-Mar-17 16:05:45

I like Ada and Mara and ezra for a boy

Sophronia Fri 03-Mar-17 00:36:16

I like Ada, Mara, Zara, Zoe, Ezra and Edgar.

SuperBeagle Fri 03-Mar-17 05:52:59

Like:
- Edie
- Ember (prefer Amber, and think that an Ember would get confused for Amber all the time)
- Maddie (prefer it as a nickname, but I don't dislike it on its own)
- Zoe

Please don't use the name Myra. The association with that one is never going to die.

- Eddie
- Ezra
- Bobby (prefer it as a nickname for Robert)

BingThing Fri 03-Mar-17 08:06:53

I like Ada and love Edie. I really like Avery not a name I 've thought of and may be stealing if i have a boy! I like Ezra but was vetoed so we comprised on Elias but went for Jonah in the end for ds1! If ds1 was a girl would have been Anya which is a lovely short name and not too popular. X

Ojoj1974 Fri 03-Mar-17 08:32:16

Zara and Ezra

n0ne Fri 03-Mar-17 09:23:25

I like Ada, Heidi, Mara and Mira for girls, and Edgar and Ezra for boys.

JasonDeruloFan Fri 03-Mar-17 10:24:49

Definitely Zoe but I would say that smile

I agree with SuperBeagle about Myra

ToastVacuum Fri 03-Mar-17 12:36:35

My top three for a girl or boy are:

Ada
Gemma
Zara

Ezra
Eddie
Herbie

How about Anna, Grace, Xanthe, Edwin, Milo, Zachary?

harrietm87 Fri 03-Mar-17 12:53:12

Aubrey is a boys name OP. But Audrey is lovely. Also like Ada.

I like Ezra and Edgar best from the boys ones.

Archimandrite Fri 03-Mar-17 18:42:57

Throwing a spanner in the works. How about Ziggy for a girl? There was a girl in DDs class called that and it suited her so much. Parents huge Bowie fans which explains it. I'm not keen on it for a boy.

Mya is my favourite of your girls names and Ezra for a boy.

ChequeredPasta Sun 05-Mar-17 08:31:55

Don't want to be negative, but Myra just makes me think Hindley confused

From your list I'd go for Mia (Mya) or Ezra

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