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Oysterbabe Fri 19-May-17 09:00:26

We have a DD called Heidi Joy Lewis (not actual surname but similar) and I'm expecting #2, sex unknown.
The only names we both like so far are Rudy for a boy and Annika (we'd probably call her Anni for short).
Do you think these work with Heidi? Is it too matchy to have a y/i ending name? Are these serial killer names? Are they slang for cock or anything? Any other obvious issues?

Also we're a bit stuck for middle names. I thought maybe Alexander. I think Annika Lewis would need a single syllable middle name but I can't think of any good ones and don't want Grace or May. Any ideas?
Thanks smile

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 19-May-17 09:05:45

Annika is nice and goes well with Heidi. Rudy - no, sorry, really don't like it. Plus he'll get 'rude' jokes. How about Alexander as first name?

Middle name for Annika - Claire, Jane, Fern, Dawn (very 60s/70s but I think revival-worthy) or how about Mary? Not one-syllable but short and sweet.

grufallosfriend Fri 19-May-17 09:20:01

Annika is lovely.

Rudy is awful, too rude imo.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 19-May-17 09:28:33

I love both names, and think they go very well with Heidi.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 19-May-17 09:32:39

Annika Meg Lewis
Annika RuthLewis
Annika Opal Lewis
Annika Rae Lewis
Annika Zoe Lewis

PurpleTraitor Fri 19-May-17 09:34:35

Rudy is rudey, rude, nude, nudes, rudey nudey.

Anni L or Ann L when she is older is she chooses is far too close to Anal

SuperBeagle Fri 19-May-17 09:35:30

Rudy and Heidi are too similar.

Plus, I can see Rudy getting made fun of. "Rude", "nudey rudy" etc.

Annika/Anni works fine with Heidi though.

Kalina1 Fri 19-May-17 09:38:25

Annika is just lovely, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.

Rudy - really dislike it, sorry.

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 09:42:20

Annika is lovely. And really "goes" with Heidi.

Sorry, I also really dislike Rudy.

flibberdy Fri 19-May-17 10:47:06

Annika js lovely!
I quite like Rudy but I see that many don't..
How about Rory, Ronnie for a boy?

WegmansCookies Fri 19-May-17 11:31:06

Annika and Heidi are perfect together. Do you have German connections? I think Rudy is ok. How about another German-inspired name like Jakob? Or Felix, Leo, Emil, or Jonas?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 19-May-17 11:43:42

Another no yo Rudy, sorry.
I love Annika.
MN ideas
Annika Willow
Annika Mairead
Annika Jasmine
Annika Mary
Annika Lucy
Annika Faith
Annika Darcie
Annika Lily
Annika Sophie
Annika Daisy

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 12:39:40


NoCapes Fri 19-May-17 12:43:35

Love love love Heidi
Really dislike either of your possible names for DC2
(Plus 'Heidi Rudy/Hidey Rudey' sounds like a kinky game shock)

I love Annie though, if you'd called Annika Annie anyway why not just go with that?

RedBeanie Fri 19-May-17 12:43:44

Don't like Rudy.

Annika May sounds nice.

Chocolatecake12 Fri 19-May-17 12:46:17

Annika Faye
Not keen on Rudy sorry

Sophronia Fri 19-May-17 12:59:02

Rudy Lewis sounds bit rhymey. I do like Rudy though.

Annika is lovely. Mn ideas...

Annika Ruth
Annika Beth
Annika Blythe
Annika Eve
Annika Fleur
Annika Hope
Annika June
Annika Jane
Annika Faith
Annika Bee
Annika Lark
Annika Pearl
Annika Faye
Annika Belle
Annika Fern
Annika Gwen
Annika Liv
Annika Maeve
Annika Wren

Jooni Fri 19-May-17 13:03:16

Annika is fab and goes really well with Heidi. How about Annika Hope or Faith - another virtue name to go with Joy?

I like Rudy but it's a bit close to Heidi IMO - another "ee" ending is fine but Rudy shares the 2-syllable, "dee" ending thing with Heidi and I do think that's a bit too close.

How about:


Aquamarine1029 Fri 19-May-17 21:14:30

I really don't like Rudy.

Oysterbabe Sat 20-May-17 08:06:06

Thanks everyone, lots to think about.
I'm not too worried about Rudy not being that popular but more so with it being too matchy with Heidi or rhymey with our surname. I think we'll keep looking at boys names.
I really like the suggestion of Faye for a middle name for Annika.

We don't have German connections as such, we are just big fans of the country and culture, we've visited lots, got engaged there, speak a bit of German. Leo was actually on our list last time but we were eventually put off by the alliteration with our surname.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 20-May-17 08:46:39

Oh cool, I was thinking Scandiavia instead of Germany, was going to suggest Oskar, Henri, Lukas. Anyway. I think Heidi and Annika go perfectly, personally I'm not a fan of Rudy but think it's fine and pleasant, just not my personal cup of tea.

Rockaby Sat 20-May-17 08:54:03

I like Rudy and Annika. I think they go fine with Heidi, which is also lovely.

I like pp suggestion of Rory as an alternative to Rudy. Also, how about Rufus?

If you are happening to consider alternatives to Annika, how about Anita? It could still be shortened to Annie.

CricketRuntAndRashers Sat 20-May-17 09:45:40

Annika is so so lovely. Also reminds me of Pippi Longstocking.

But, as somebody that actually grew up speaking German.... I'm sorry, but I really dislike Rudy.
Richard, Arik, Robert, Roger, Rupert, Raphael...? Idk.

Anyhow, Congratulations smile!

And I really like pp's suggestion of Annika Dawn, Claire or Fern.

Oysterbabe Sat 20-May-17 20:52:25

I quite like Nico. I might see if DH is agreeable to it making the list.

littletwofeet Sat 20-May-17 21:00:35

Nico is gorgeous. Love Sonny too.

I love Annie but like pp says I wouldn't use with an 'L' surname.
Magdalena (Maggie)?

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