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Sage, Amelie, Finn, Flynn...?

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ohhappyday123 Sun 07-May-17 00:26:04

I was wondering if anyone could give me feedback on any of these names?

Girls:
Sage
Amelie
Clover
Aspen
Arwen
Avery

Boys:
Finn
Flynn
Finlay/Finley
Reef
Reid

also any middle names to go with your favourites??
smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 07-May-17 00:28:13

Don't like any of your boys names.
Out of the girls. I love Aspen. Avery is okay

BlondeGinger Sun 07-May-17 00:32:21

I love Sage and Clover. Not a big fan of any of the boys names.

ohhappyday123 Sun 07-May-17 00:32:30

what boys names would you suggest? (along the same lines as Aspen)

Elbi Sun 07-May-17 00:55:56

I like your lists smile Personally I'd probably steer clear of Amelie and Finn/Finlay as there seem to be a lot around but I love Sage, Arwen and Reef. Clover is nice too. Avery sounds quite American to me, so it depends what you're going for.

Could suggest some middle names if I knew how many syllables your surname has.

SuperBeagle Sun 07-May-17 01:40:45

Sage - Not a fan of this. It sounds like the sort of name you'd hear in Nimbin or the Haight district in the 60s.

Amelie - I like this in French, intensely dislike it in English. The pronunciation is butchered in English. I prefer Amelia.

Clover - Dislike. See Sage. A girl I played netball with as a kid had a sister named Clover who was made fun of so badly that she changed it when she was legally able to. It might be different now, but I still think it's a name that has a lot of teasing potential.

Aspen - Not a fan. Unless you've been to or have close links with Aspen, Colorado.

Arwen - Love this.

Avery - Not a fan. Reminds me of a bird aviary.

Finn - Nice, but very popular.

Flynn - Love this. Probably my favourite boys name of all time.

Finlay/Finley - Nice, but again, very popular at the moment. I prefer this to just Finn though.

Reef - Nope. See Sage and Clover.

Reid - This is nice. It'd work with the right last name.

Joeybee Sun 07-May-17 01:50:18

Sage - Quite like this name, though I've never really seen it or given it much though. It sounds like a name for a feisty, strong little girl. I think it's uncommon, but not too out-there. Like it.

Amelie - Too popular for me. It's a beautiful name though, and a good alternative to the overused Emilie.

Clover - Too hippy/flowery for me. Plus I associate it with a cow.

Aspen - Has 'Ass' built right in to the name, which would worry me about using it.

Arwen - prefer Anwen.

Avery - Pretty, unassuming name. I can imagine it on lots of different little girls.

Finn,Flynn (put these together as for me they are very similar) Think they are nice, not overused (well in the UK anyway, they're pretty popular here in Australia). Think I prefer Finn, but only as a nn for Finlay.

Finlay/Finley- too common for me. But a nice name. The fact there are two potential spellings for me would put me off it somewhat.

Reef - Too out there for me, and I think of the alcoholic drink.

Reid - nice, cool, trendy, I like it.

Mrsknackered Sun 07-May-17 02:36:53

I love Arwen, and I love Flynn.
Can I suggest Rive for your boys names? It's pronounced Reev and I know a lovely Rive. It's French for 'from the shore' smile

Mrsknackered Sun 07-May-17 02:37:30

Incorrect it's not French for 'from the shore' that's its meaning.
I definitely need to get some sleep

Scrumpernickel Sun 07-May-17 04:15:44

Am I the only one that makes a drugs connection with Reef?

I think Arwen and Finn are both lovely names.

Sophronia Sun 07-May-17 05:02:44

I only like Reid.

wren23091 Sun 07-May-17 05:48:50

I love Finley, and I think James goes nicely as a middle name smile then Finn/Fin for short? I actually really like all of your names except Reef/Reid - not sure why, they just don't strike a chord with me

Calphurnia Sun 07-May-17 05:51:51

Flynn - on my list

Aspen - also on an early list, but could get the Ass Pen out of my head

Clover I also like but doesn't go with DC1's name so it didn't make the list

MarcelineQueen Sun 07-May-17 06:55:34

I really like Arwen, not keen on the other girls names. Strongly dislike sage and clover

Love Finn/Flynn/Reef. Agee with PP though that Reef has alcoholic drink/drug connotations

summerblonde Sun 07-May-17 07:40:55

Flynn is lovely.

Jooni Sun 07-May-17 07:54:08

I really like Clover, Amelie, Arwen, Finn and Flynn.

virtualinsanity Sun 07-May-17 07:54:19

Arwen is pretty (I just imagine Liv Tyler) as is Amelie but the latter so overused in the last 10 years.

Sage and Clover are dreadful.

Aspen and Avery sound like boys names to me?

Reef makes me think of the 90's band "put your hands on ...." or the alcopop. Or a reefer as a pp said. It s a terrible name for a child.

Reid is a surname. Inoffensive though.

I quite like Flynn. And all the permutations of Finlay/Fynn are good names but have been ruined for me in recent years as all the teenage ones are problems in the classroom!

So I vote Arwen and Flynn.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 07-May-17 08:21:37

I really like Reid, from your boys list, but not the others.
Clover is very pretty.
Boy suggestion, re Aspen.
Ashton
Ashley
Arden
Audley
Austin
Ainsley
Arlo

CricketRuntAndRashers Sun 07-May-17 15:19:54

Sage: no. Sorry, but I really dislike it.
Amelie: very nice!
Clover: Definitely better than Sage imo! It's cute.
Aspen: not my cup of tea but inoffensive.
Arwen: maybe? It's nice.
Avery: no.

Boys:
Finn: ok but a bit boring imo.
Flynn: very nice! Lovely name
Finlay/Finley: ok
Reef: No
Reid: Inoffensive but I personally don't like it.

What about Leif, Arlo, Alder, Quill, Basil, Ludo, Milo, Juniper, Ailsa, Fern, Lilac, Violet or Ottilie?

FizzyGreenWater Sun 07-May-17 15:24:52

How about Aster for a girl?

For a boy - Felix, Rhys, Max?

Quite like Finn (but popular).

AnotherAnnoyingMother Sun 07-May-17 16:25:16

Clover and Avery are both lovely.
Finn too

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 07-May-17 20:02:53

Sage - I like it. It's different
Amelie - I like but it's very popular in my area I've met 4 under 1s called Amelia (though no Amelia's strangely)
Clover - ridiculous for a child, fine for a pet
Aspen - I like it, but prefer for a boy
Arwen - great name
Avery - very American to me which I dislike

Finn - dh tried to convince me of this one and I like Finn but felt it needed a full name none which we could agree on. I kind of liked Phineas nn Finn but TH didn't so it was a no goer

Flynn - like
Finlay/Finley - hate. If had to choose a spelling it would be Finley

Reef - like the old- school alcohol. Nope

Reid - ok, sounds a little dull though I like Clark which has a similar feel

Rockaby Sun 07-May-17 21:39:37

Girls:
Sage - nice
Amelie - ok
Clover - lovely!
Aspen - dislike
Arwen - Love it! Definitely my favourite
Avery - nice

Boys:
Finn - nice
Flynn - nice
Finlay/Finley - nice
Reef - not keen
Reid - not keen

How about:

Arwen Clover
Finn Amory?

mathanxiety Mon 08-May-17 02:25:46

I only like Avery and Finn from your list.

I love Avery.
Finn is the best of a medium lot.

Suggestions:
Asher
Amos
Fergus
Fraser
Auden

Freyanna Mon 08-May-17 02:46:38

I like Amelie or Amelia.

I like Finn, Flynn and Finlay.

I like the names Freya and Estelle for a girl.

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