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Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 09:07:24

All hypothetical at the moment as we are only starting TTC DC2, but I am determined to get a head start on names this time, as DH and I have such different taste. It ended up being quite stressful last time.

We did a deal in the end where I chose a boy name and he chose a girl name, (we both liked, but didn't love each other's choices). She turned out to be a DD, so we went with DH's choice.

DD has a classic name, which was more popular in the eighties and nineties than it is now. I love it now, but it is on the safe side and the only thing I slightly regret is that it hasn't got much potential for shortening, which is something I'd like for DC2 name.

Bethany
Saskia
Robyn
Scarlett
Imogen

Christopher
Vincent
Marcus
Edmund
Timothy

DH has already vetoed my favourite boy name which is Josiah with nn Joe. He thinks it's a bit out there / trendy.

MollyHuaCha Mon 27-Mar-17 09:12:13

smileWishing you both lots of luck.

Re names, my thoughts:

Bethany - nice
Saskia - beautiful, I love this name
Robyn - don't like the 'y'
Scarlett - nice
Imogen - v nice

Christopher - lovely
Vincent - nice
Marcus - nice
Edmund - not for me
Timothy - the dog in Famous Five!
Josiah - love it

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 27-Mar-17 09:28:46

My favourites are Saskia and Edmund.
Josiah is lovely, too. Presumably you've considered Joseph nn Joe? Or Josias?

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 09:33:17

Thanks molly and cake.

I'm not mad about Joseph, but do like Josias (which I hadn't thought of, so thank you) and Jonah. DH feels the same about Jonah as he does about Josiah and I suspect he'd say the same about Josias.

ohdoadoodoo Mon 27-Mar-17 09:37:24

I don't like Josiah at all. It sounds very American.

But I love Imogen smile

Loyly Mon 27-Mar-17 09:43:44

I like Imogen and Vincent.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 27-Mar-17 09:47:41

I love Saskia, Imogen, Scarlett.

Strongly dislike Robyn and Bethany.

Like Christopher and Edmund, but not the other boys' names.

SaudadeObama Mon 27-Mar-17 09:58:36

He thinks Jonah is out there and trendy confused. Josiah is a bit unusual/trendy and Joseph is very common. I'd say Jonah is right in the middle and a lovely name. I'm a fan of traditional names but I feel, in your case, this time it should lean more towards your choice which he will end up loving just as you did.
I like Bethany, Saskia and Imogen. I like most of the boys names, except Edmund Blackadder but Jonah would be my favourite.

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 10:30:39

Thanks saud. I agree with you (of course)! I'm going to keep Jonah on the list and see if it grows on him. It could take years to actually conceive so imagine I have time on my side smile.

Chocolatecake12 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:27:36

Does he like the nn joe?
I know a Joey which could work for you.
I love Imogen and saskia is pretty.

HeteronormativeHaybales Mon 27-Mar-17 11:46:40

Saskia is the only one of your girls' names I like (Imogen is OK but having a real 'moment' atm) - I think it's fabulous, a really great name - and Edmund the only boys' one I absolutely don't like, though I prefer Christopher and Vincent to the others.

chipsnmayo Mon 27-Mar-17 11:50:06

Bethany - bland, it was done to death in my dd's age group (she's 18)
Saskia - love
Robyn - not keen at all, it's a bird to me
Scarlett - very trendy
Imogen - I like

Christopher - quite but not keen on Chris
Vincent - absolutely adore this
Marcus - don't mind
Edmund - terrible, too old man for me.
Timothy - a bit wet

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 12:00:32

Thanks choc, haybales and * chips*.

DH is fine with the nn Joe, but has no strong feelings about it. I quite like Joey. It makes me think of a Bob Dylan song, which is sad but lovely. Unfortunately, it also makes me think of baby kangaroos and Dawson's Creek, so I don't know if I'd use it.

Sophronia Mon 27-Mar-17 13:58:01

I like Bethany and all the boys names.

Jooni Mon 27-Mar-17 15:07:57

Love Saskia, Imogen, Edmund and Marcus. Good luck!

BasicBetty Mon 27-Mar-17 15:13:10

Love Imogen and Marcus. Not keen on the others.

LokisSister Mon 27-Mar-17 16:14:52

Imogen and saskia were on my list for this baby due in June.

Having a boy, calling him Vincent!

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 16:22:17

Thanks for good luck wishes everyone.

loki, you clearly have fabulous taste smile!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 27-Mar-17 17:57:23

Get plenty of practice in Rockaby ! 😍 😉
How about Jonas ?
From your list I like ;
Saskia
Scarlett
Imogen

Edmund is fab, followed by Marcus, which is cool.

LokisSister Mon 27-Mar-17 18:15:30

Our lists are very similar, except for Christopher (my exh name so would never consider it)

Good luck ttc, hope it happens quickly for you smile

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 18:18:02

Thanks loki and will do sugar grin!

trumpstinycock Mon 27-Mar-17 18:27:59

Saskia and Imogen are the bitchy twins in Angela Carter's Wise Children. Interesting both names are in your list. I like them too.

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 18:58:24

Oooooh that's interesting trumpstinycock! I've never read it and hadn't even heard of it (uncultured) blush. When I googled, I saw Dora and Nora are the names of the main protagonists though, which I also really like.

I have Isadora, Theodora and Leonora on my long list but DH isn't at all keen.

I love Eleanor, with Nell or Nora as a shortening. Though, we already have two Ellies, (short for different names, one of which is really similar to Eleanor), in the extended family.

crapfatbanana Mon 27-Mar-17 19:05:58

I love Saskia. Imogen a close second.

I like Christopher but not Chris, Vincent but not Vinnie. I can't decide about Timothy.

Have you considered the Cornish name Jowan? It can rhyme with Rowan and have a hard J sound or it can be pronounced Yowan with the first syllable said like Yo or now.

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 19:10:15

I am not mad about Chris either tbh, but really like Kit. I can live with Chris if that's the way it went though. I also know a Christie who really suits it so that's a possibility.

Jowan is nice. I hadn't heard of it before.

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