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ThisIsAValidUsername Tue 30-May-17 16:26:27

This is my first proper post on here smile

I'm not pregnant yet but I'm ever the optimist, so I hope I will be expecting soon.
I have a huge list of boys names I like and several I love, I just really struggle with girls names

I think I'm set with Ellis for the boys name, I've always loved it, not sure on the middle name yet

For girls...the only one I really do like and can picture using is Phoebe
I just have good associations with that name.
Was hoping to have a few more names to choose from but it seems impossible
I do like Darcey, Olivia, Lois and Erin. The last 2 are just too similar to Ellis to consider properly though, I may never have a boy but as it's my all time favourite name I wouldn't want to take away my opportunity to use it in the future

Any suggestions I may not have thought of? I heard of Romilly the other day which I thought was nice and not overly used
Appreciate the help smile

Redpramlady Tue 30-May-17 16:48:20

Phoebe is lovely! Ellis is lovely! And it's great to have a limited list in mind so great choices for each :-)

Jooni Tue 30-May-17 17:27:15

I really like Phoebe, Romilly and Olivia. Erin is lovely but it is a bit close to Ellis.

Hadley
Freya
Wren
Thea
Violet
Romy
Macy
Cassia
Willow
Cleo
Priya
Niamh/Neve

ThisIsAValidUsername Tue 30-May-17 17:43:34

Thank you both for being so lovely!
I was wondering how popular Phoebe is? I work with children and I haven't met a little Phoebe in the last 6 years?
I really like Thea...Theo I've heard lots of but Thea never even crossed my mind
Never heard of the name Hadley either, that also has a similar style to what I like smile

harderandharder2breathe Tue 30-May-17 18:48:23

I like Phoebe and I think it goes well with Ellis

I know 3 Phoebes, aged about 16, 11 and 9 and they're all lovely girls

mayoli Tue 30-May-17 18:51:38

Romilly is beautiful. I'd probably use it if one of my best friend's children wasn't called Romy! Phoebe and Ellis do go well together though.

ThisIsAValidUsername Tue 30-May-17 19:14:22

I'm pleased people here like Phoebe, I've only mentioned it to a couple of people in real life and they've not been too enthusiastic about it! It reminds them of the friends character but I don't think that's a bad thing if that's the only acossiation they can think of?

Romilly is really growing on me, well Romy more so now I know that's also a stand alone name. I looked it up and it seems to be very underused

Also found Nancy as a suggestion earlier today. I think that's quite lovely?

twobarnsmammisonthebus Tue 30-May-17 19:18:03

Ellis would also work fine on a girl, so you could use it for either! Lovely name!

Epipgab Tue 30-May-17 22:17:03

Phoebe with Olivia as middle name would be great. I only know one young Phoebe.

Ellis Daniel
Ellis William
Ellis Charles
Ellis John
Ellis Nathan
Ellis George

Moonshine86 Tue 30-May-17 22:18:44

Pearl
Violet

Sophronia Tue 30-May-17 22:44:12

Sienna
Alice
Anna
Amelie
Anya
Clara
Cleo
Carys
Calla
Dorothy
Evelyn
Edith
Esme
Eva
Florence
Freya
Georgia
Holly
Hannah
Harriet
Ivy
Imogen
Isobel
Iris
Juliet
Jasmine
Jessica
Kate
Lily
Lucy
Matilda
Mabel
Merryn
Molly
Nell
Norah
Naomi
Olive
Pearl
Pippa
Polly
Penny
Rosie
Ramona
Romy
Robyn
Sadie
Stella
Thea
Tess
Violet
Vera
Willa
Willow
Zoe
Zara

ThisIsAValidUsername Wed 31-May-17 05:52:04

Wow, thank you for such a great list Sophronia!
Sienna is lovely and Imogen is a name I had forgotten about, it used to be a favourite of mine. I have never met another Imogen in real life which is a big plus!
And thank you for surname suggestions!
I did think about Phoebe Olivia, only with my surname the initials would spell POT...which isn't the worst but it put me off sad

ThisIsAValidUsername Wed 31-May-17 05:55:41

Anybody know any little girls called Nancy?
I'd like to have a couple of names I really like in reserve and I think Nancy sounds so elegant?
Same question applies to Romy/Romilly and Thea, is Thea very popular? Given how popular Theo is?

SuperBeagle Wed 31-May-17 07:15:57

I can't comment on popularity as I'm not in the UK, but I think Ellis and Phoebe are lovely. smile

Redpramlady Wed 31-May-17 07:26:22

Phoebe love! Just like the way it sounds I don't know of any personally but heard one in the park yesterday and thought that it sounded lovely
I know someone who named their child Nancy... not sure how I feel about it it's a bit like poppy for me not sure as an adult

Romilly on my list! Still not sure on and don't know why ha!

Theo v popular... Thea not so much I've only known one around here it's pretty

Purdyandwheezy Wed 31-May-17 07:57:15

Phoebe is lovely! I only know one, doesn't seem too popular here.

ThisIsAValidUsername Wed 31-May-17 08:25:44

Lol, my above post should have said thank you for middle name suggestions, not surname! Not awake yet

I see what you mean about Nancy/Poppy/Polly etc. Although I think they're very sweet and did go through a phase of thinking Teddy would be a great given name for a boy...
But then I also think Cheryl and Liam Paynes baby name is so original...maybe I have a think about bears grin

My top 3 will be Phoebe, Romilly/Romy and Thea I think smile
I'm very pleased Phoebe is well liked here

Now for middle names grin

Any ideas confused
I think I would want to use the middle name spot for a more unusual name, I really like the kind of unheard of names but wouldn't be brave enough to put them first.
Like Atticus, Wolf grin, Beau...
Stuck on girls names again though

Some nice but unusual girls names to go with my choices?
Surname ends with a T

And thanks so much for all your help so far!

ThisIsAValidUsername Wed 31-May-17 09:57:25

Only just occurred to me that if I were to use Thea I could g ever use Phoebe sad

ThisIsAValidUsername Wed 31-May-17 09:58:21

Couldn't, that should have said
So Phoebe, Romilly and Imogen as top choices then smile

blahthisistoohard Wed 31-May-17 12:58:22

You asked for more out there middle names so here goes;

Phoebe Rai
Phoebe Nell
Phoebe Blue
Phoebe Elsa
Phoebe Rain
Phoebe Wren
Phoebe India
Phoebe Taj
Phoebe Nella

Btw I had a great aunt Nancy and so always think of that name as an old persons name, I'm sure if you named your baby that it would last her well and wouldn't be seen as a 'baby ish' name

alwaysonadiet1 Wed 31-May-17 13:03:33

Elise as a middle name in case you don't have a boy?

Buntysoven Fri 02-Jun-17 00:37:31

I love Zinnia with Phoebe. Toughens it up a bit! I adore the name Nancy. Know one who is late 20s and she's very cool!

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