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teenybean Sun 28-May-17 00:00:12

Baby is due in just over 3 weeks, & we can't decide on a name, we're really struggling!

We like traditional names, but not common ones, & we don't know if it's a girl or boy, so the ones we've thought of that we like are

Girls;
Beatrix, (hate Beatrice, which is quite common here)
Isabella (common here though)
Delilah

Boys;
Henry (very common here though)
Austin,
Freddie (again common here)

Anyone have any other suggestions, please?

needsomeopinions Sun 28-May-17 09:09:40

Sorry to sound ignorant but what's the difference between Beatrix and Beatrice?

Isabella isn't just popular on here- it's ranked 8th nationally.

Delilah is a nice name!

Other traditional names... Harriet, Felicity, Juliet, Georgia, Emily

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 28-May-17 10:10:52

Matilda
Tabitha
Jemima
Eloise
Emma
Sarah
Kathryn

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 28-May-17 10:11:14

I like Henry !

grufallosfriend Sun 28-May-17 14:32:13

If you don't like common names, definitely avoid Isabella, Henry and Freddie - they're very common in the UK right now.

I like Beatrix and Austin!

Spanneroo Sun 28-May-17 14:35:57

We liked traditional girls names (less so for boys) and our list was:

Girls - Robyn, Miriam, Nina
Boys - Reuben, Dexter, Declan

We had 2 girls who are Robyn and Miriam (who goes by 'Miri')

ShmooBooMoo Sun 28-May-17 14:47:11

Personally, I would go with Beatrix, nn Trixie or Trix (to me, Bea sounds very old ladyish, perhaps because of Bea Arthur from The Golden Girls). Emma Willis called her little girl Trixie. I love it.
Beatrix and Beatrice sound distictive fro each other when said properly so I wouldn't worry about mix-ups. ps I also posted on your other thread.
William and Rupert are nice boys's names and sound in keeping with Beatrix.

Teddy6767 Sun 28-May-17 14:47:16

Girls - Bethany, violet, Georgia, Vivienne, anabella, annabeth

Boys - Alexander, William, Edward, Benjamin, Louie, Nathaniel, Archie, hector, Stanley, Matthew

cushiemoy Sun 28-May-17 22:22:42

I love Beatrice! Others... Jemima, Katharine (or Katherine, Catherine, Kathryn), Miranda, Anna, Penelope (love Nell),

Boys.. Francis, Hugo, Angus, Xavier

WankersHacksandThieves Sun 28-May-17 22:38:27

I like Beatrix and Austin best from your list

Boys:
Miles
Benedict
Gideon

Girls:
Gabrielle
Amarys
Lillian

DisorderedAllsorts Tue 30-May-17 19:05:11

Traditional names in dd's school:
Eleanor
Catherine
Elizabeth
Felicity
Harriet
Florence
Sophia
Arabella
Aria
Evalina

strawberrypenguin Tue 30-May-17 19:08:39

Traditional names for girls
Elizabeth
Charlotte
Emily
Mary

For boys
Robert
William
Samuel
Thomas

ThisIsAValidUsername Tue 30-May-17 19:22:47

For boys

George
Ethan
Seth
Beau
Isaac
Oliver (love it but very popular)

For girls

Felicity
Mathilda
Lily
Grace

And I really like Beatrix from your list

Epipgab Tue 30-May-17 22:21:50

I like Isabella, Delilah and Henry.

Hannah
Josephine
Georgina
Vanessa
Lucy
Rebecca
Natasha
Jessica
Christina
Louisa

Felix
Luke
Raymond
James
Tristan
Peter
Michael
John
Vincent
Anthony

CruCru Thu 01-Jun-17 22:20:46

Beatrix is a lovely name. Names that I think are similar are:

Miriam
Rosalind
Eleanor
Ingrid
Catherine
Elizabeth
Claudia
Cecilia
Georgina
Frances
Hannah
Marianne
Vivienne (however I know two)
Helena

I have a Henry - I like it a lot (thank goodness) but it does feel as though there are a lot around.

I prefer Frederick to Freddie but then I don't like nicknames on the birth certificate. Austin is a nice name. Other boys names could be:

Alexander
Hugh
Francis
James (I know two though)
Charles
Edmund
Sebastian

Beebeeeight Sat 03-Jun-17 19:30:39

I think those names are modern and trendy not traditional!

Traditional to me is

Anne
Mary
Jane
Sarah
Rebecca
Ruth
Eve
Louise
Victoria
Margaret

John
James
Richard
Edward
Charles
Robert
Simon
Paul

teenybean Sat 03-Jun-17 22:49:06

Thank you everyone, we're still undecided, so will have to see what he or she looks like when they get here!

They may be names that are getting 'trendy' but they are definitely all traditional names.

DisorderedAllsorts Sun 04-Jun-17 09:17:07

Ok but do come back and tell us what you have decided on.

teenybean Sun 04-Jun-17 10:57:00

Don't worry, I will 😊

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