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Which names do you like best?

(37 Posts)
Stringofpearls Sat 14-Oct-17 11:41:20

Not sure whether we're having a boy or a girl yet, but we've narrowed the choices down to two for a boy and three for a girl.

Boys (middle name will be Peter or Charles)

Alfred (Alf)
Joseph (Joe)

Girls (middle name will be Rose)

Ariadne (Addie)
Edith (Edie)

Which of these do you like best? (If any wink). Also happy to hear any similar suggestions.

Thank you

Chaffinch4 Sat 14-Oct-17 11:59:16

Alfred Peter
Ariadne Rose

I like Edith too, but not keen on Edie.

CuckooClockChimes Sat 14-Oct-17 12:01:21

I much prefer Alfred to Joseph.

And out of your girls name, I really don't like Ariadne. I've never heard this name before and I think many others won't have either. It may result in a lifetime of mispronunciation.

Nanasueathome Sat 14-Oct-17 12:01:24



Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 14-Oct-17 12:01:40

Don't like the names Edith or Betty, but they both go gorgeous with Rose
Ariadne is beautiful, but an unique first name with a ridiculously over used middle name just sounds daft, sorry.
So I'd say Edith

Joseph Peter is lovely, but I think it sounds better the other way around, and there aren't many little Peters about these days

daisypond Sat 14-Oct-17 12:10:46

I think Ariadne is nice, but the myth of Ariadne does resonate throughout Western culture and does put me off it a bit - it's a sad story.
I don't like Betty as a name on its own, though Elizabeth is nice. Edith is my probable favourite. For the boys, it seems every other boy is called Alfred/Alfie, so I prefer Joseph.

DiegoMadonna Sat 14-Oct-17 12:10:55

Definitely Joseph.

The girls names I feel less strongly on, but prefer Ariadne.

nodogsinthebedroom Sat 14-Oct-17 12:12:43

Joseph Peter
Elisabeth (Betty) Rose

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Sat 14-Oct-17 12:13:04

Alfred Peter and Ariadne Rose.

Betty Rose is a bit twee imo. Edie is quite well used, as is Rose as a mn, which puts me off Edie / Edith Rose.

Joseph is quite nice but a bit blah to me. I'd go for Joseph Charles over Joseph Peter.

NinonDeLenclos Sat 14-Oct-17 12:14:58

Joseph is the only one I like from that list.

Sophronia Sat 14-Oct-17 12:20:40

Joseph Peter and Ariadne Rose. Love Ariadne!

AccrualIntentions Sat 14-Oct-17 12:21:27


And I like Betty, but would make it Elizabeth.

DramaAlpaca Sat 14-Oct-17 12:24:53

Joseph Peter for a boy.

Ariadne Rose for a girl, I love Addie.

I don't like Edith much & really dislike Betty.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 14-Oct-17 12:32:58

More ideas
Annie Rose
Alice Rose
Amelia Rose
Amy Rose
Ava Rose
Annabelle Rose
Evelyn Rose
Emma Rose
Eliza Rose
Emelia Rose
Ebony Rose
Evie Rose
Eden Rose
Ellena Rose
Bryony Rose
Bethan Rose
Bonnie Rose.
Bobbi Rose
Harriet Rose
Lucy Rose
Martha Rose
Matilda Rose
Mabel Rose

Alexander Charles
Thomas Peter
Leo Charles
Edward Charles
James Peter
Louis Peter
Benjamin Charles
Elliot Charles

NameChange30 Sat 14-Oct-17 12:33:55

Joseph and Elizabeth

Prefer Fred to Alf as a nickname for Alfred

Like unusual names but not a fan of Ariadne

Edith/Edie is a bit meh and too popular

Betty Rose sounds like a vintage clothing brand

bridgetreilly Sat 14-Oct-17 12:34:31

Definitely Joseph (Joe).

In order, I like:
Edith (Edie)
Ariadne (really don't like this at all).

BroomstickOfLove Sat 14-Oct-17 12:36:04

Edith for a girl. I think Ariadne Rose has too many Rs.

welshweasel Sat 14-Oct-17 12:36:13

Absolutely love Ariadne. Don't like rose as a middle name.

MadameJosephine Sat 14-Oct-17 12:37:05

Joseph Charles
Ariadne rose

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Sat 14-Oct-17 12:47:17

Joseph Charles
Edith Rose

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 14-Oct-17 13:38:11

Joseph Peter
Ariadne Rose, love Addie !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 14-Oct-17 13:39:29

Adeline Rose is also lovely.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 14-Oct-17 13:39:35

Love Joe.

Not keen on the girls.

Threeandabit Sat 14-Oct-17 13:43:26


I like Betty and Edith. I also like the name Carrie

daisypond Sat 14-Oct-17 13:56:18

Is Ariane any good? Very similar to Ariadne but without the tragic Greek vibe.

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