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Favourites, least favourites and general opinions on these lists please

(49 Posts)
Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 19:27:18


Lawrence / Laurence

Suggestions also very welcome.

rabaria Fri 26-May-17 19:29:03

Love Nancy, Harriet, Francis and Lawrence. Don't much like the others

GreenRut Fri 26-May-17 19:30:21

Love Sylvia and Nancy in the girl's list, then Patrick followed by Gabriel in the boy's.

Argeles Fri 26-May-17 19:37:44

I like the following names in the following order:
Arianna, Rosanna, Serena.
Gabriel, Francis

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 26-May-17 19:43:20

Love Nancy.

Like Harriet, serena, Rosanna, Esther.

Don't like your boys names.




Montsti Fri 26-May-17 19:49:16

I like Sylvie (not Sylvia), Rosanna & Arianna, Caspar (also love Jasper) & Gabriel - not keen on the others..

RedastheRose Fri 26-May-17 19:57:34

Do you like Swallows and Amazons OP?

I like Nancy, Bridget and Serena for a girl and Christopher, Gabriel and Peter for a boy.

Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 20:04:40


I started to read Swallows and Amazons when I was little but can't really remember it! Why, have I accidentally picked the names of all the characters? There was a Ruth wasn't there? I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Bell Jar yet too.

Thanks everyone for comments and thank you for suggestions Through. I love Stanley and Wilfred, but DH vetoed.

Cestquiluideja Fri 26-May-17 20:36:52

I like your taste in names.
Harriet, Nancy and Bridget for girls are my favourites from your list.
I like all the boys equally except Caspar which doesn't grab me.
My suggestions are Juliet, Miriam, Hugh and Anthony.

RedastheRose Fri 26-May-17 20:39:11

Rockaby there was Nancy (proper name Ruth) and Peggy (Amazons) and John, Susan, Titty (not likely to be used nowadays smile) Roger and the baby was Bridget (Swallows) so you've got a couple of the girls.

RedastheRose Fri 26-May-17 20:40:19

One of my favourite girls names is Leonie (also from a book) wasn't allowed to use it for my DDs

CherriesInTheSnow Fri 26-May-17 20:42:32

I love Nancy but OH hates it, love Caspar but prefer it spelled Casper smile Christopher i's a really lovely name too, classic and strong. And reminds me of Christopher Robin too!

I kind of like Sylvia but think Sylvie is mucharged nicer.

Harriet - very pretty!

For suggestions, in case you have similar tastes to me, Flora is top of my girls list, and Felix is our set in stone boys name.

onmykneesandsinking Fri 26-May-17 20:46:00

Love Harriet and Arianna, both on my list.
Other girl's names are nice except Bridget which I hate.

Your boy's names leave me cold though, sorry!

Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 20:54:01

Oh I love Juliet and Hugh. DH just pulled a face at Hugh, but likes Juliet smile.

CocoLoco87 Fri 26-May-17 21:10:06

Suggest Sybil and Hugo

SherlockHolmes Fri 26-May-17 21:22:10

Faves Esther and Lawrence
Worst Bridget and Caspar

I also love Juliet. And Ramona.

Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 21:46:05

I really like Felix but can't use it as we already have one in the extended family.

Flora and Ramona are nice too.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 26-May-17 21:56:25

Love Bridget, Harriet and Rosanna.
Like Nancy, Sylvia and Esther.
Not keen on Arianna and Serena.

Love Francis and Lawrence.
Like Peter and Patrick.
Not keen on Gabriel, Casper and Christopher.

How about, Rosalie, Miranda or Stella.
Paul, Nicholas, or James.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 26-May-17 21:59:12

Juliet is very nice.
Did you like Leontine OP ?

Sandsnake Fri 26-May-17 22:02:54

Harriet is my favourite of your girls list, my least favourite is probably Bridget.

I would go for Caspar or Gabriel from the boys list. I think my least favourite is Christopher as it feels a bit 'eighties' to me!

chipsnmayo Fri 26-May-17 22:04:15

I love all your girls names other than Nancy, that still seems a little old fashioned to me. However, my favourite girls name is probably Harriet.

Boys names, I really like both Patrick and Gabriel. I also love Christopher but loathe Chris, and I'm in two minds whether Peter is due a revival.

Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 22:08:15

Love Rosalie, but DH vetoed. Like Stella but again, have one in the family.

I like Leontine but prefer Leonora which DH vetoed.

I really like Nicholas and James. They were on my longer list but I'm just not sure I'd want to use either of them.

Miranda I can take or leave. I know one IRL who has put me off the name a bit.

Backhometothenorth Fri 26-May-17 22:10:11

Love Esther, Harriet, Nancy, Peter and Christopher.

Rockaby Fri 26-May-17 22:10:16

If it makes a difference, we would shorten Christopher to Kit or possibly Christie (I know it's hard to plan nns, but I just mean we'd shorten to one of these for as long as possible, before another nn appeared).

bluechameleon Fri 26-May-17 22:17:04

Favourites are Harriet and Christopher. How about Eleanor or Tobias?

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