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There are just no names :(

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mummytwoh Tue 24-Oct-17 08:49:21

I am 31 weeks pregnant with baby number 3; do not know the sex. Struggling to find a name that seems special enough.

I don't like anything too out there, however I don't want anything too top 10 even though I like the names 🙈

For a boy I've liked Louis for most of my pregnancy but it's started to loose it's appeal, DH also wasn't keen anyway.

For a girl I really like Heidi but not sure if I can use it (a friend has one). I also like Florence and Penelope but not sure I can imagine myself with one if that makes sense.

What other names are there? Feel like I've looked at them all over the years HELP would like a shortlist at least xxx

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 24-Oct-17 09:05:40

I love Louis.
How about Leon, Daniel or Rory.
Harriet
Helena
Abigail

AuntieStella Tue 24-Oct-17 09:13:17

Some ideas:

Laurence, Oscar, Dominic

Hayley, Helena, Joanna, Arianna

Circeo Tue 24-Oct-17 09:16:21

Jesse
Luca
Elliot
Oscar
Finn
Flynn
Harris
Felix
William
Nathaniel

Primrose
Cleo
Pippa
Greta
Margot
Iona
Naomi
Flora
Merryn
Eliza

Chocolatecake12 Tue 24-Oct-17 10:27:36

What are the names of your other dcs? It will give us an idea of what you like.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 24-Oct-17 10:52:51

Elodie
Tabitha
Jemima
Maeve

Hamish
Luca
Ethan
Elias

Smoliver Tue 24-Oct-17 11:22:19

I like Louis. I know what you mean about not being to imagine names on yourself. Hopefully, when you're baby arrives you'll know what to name them.

How about...
Rory
Charlie
Leo
Liam
Harvey
Henry
Tobias
Oscar
Lucas

Hayley
Hazel
Ivy
Molly
Violet
Rosalie
Hermione
Bryony
Luna
Clara
Clementine

Allthecake Tue 24-Oct-17 11:22:38

Sebastian
Jude
Gabriel
Reuben

Pippa
Poppy
Freya
Astrid

I would totally use the same name as a friend (will be next year actually), people don’t own names and what’s the big deal? If you think your friend would be upset about it though perhaps speak to him/her about it first, but decide whether you’re doing that to ask permission or just to give them a heads up first.

TwattyCatty Tue 24-Oct-17 11:24:22

What other names are there? All of them. Literally billions of names.
Why not just wait and see what the kid looks like when it arrives?

Notalitigator Tue 24-Oct-17 11:27:24

Tessa
Angelica
Georgia

Joseph
Martin
Rory

AnyaMoondial Tue 24-Oct-17 11:38:32

If Heidi is the name you love you should use it. At most you'll experience five minutes of marginal awkwardness when you tell your friend the name but then you have your whole life of enjoying your daughter's name to look forward to 🙂

IVflytrap Tue 24-Oct-17 18:37:47

What about Adelaide, nicknamed Heidi? That's the name Heidi originally derives from. I believe the German version is Adelheid.

SardineJam Tue 24-Oct-17 18:39:04

Does it really matter if you and your friend use the same name, especially if it is a more common name - not like she owns the rights to it...

Starwhisperer Tue 24-Oct-17 18:39:30

I've a little 8 week old Penelope. I couldnt imagine myself with one either by DH loved the name and I went with it. It's grown on me ever since and I've had so many lovely comments about it.

NotAgainYoda Tue 24-Oct-17 18:40:21

Louis is lovely

If you like Heidi, what about:

Trudy/Trudie
Bonnie
Connie
Robyn

NotAgainYoda Tue 24-Oct-17 18:42:24

If you like Penelope and Florence, what about:

Verity
Christina
Genevieve
Vanessa

NotAgainYoda Tue 24-Oct-17 18:46:17

Boys' names:

Daniel
Michael
Patrick

Callamia Tue 24-Oct-17 18:49:22

I hear you. I struggled enough to find a second boy's name...

Louis is a great name.

Boys
Alexander
Marcus
Dylan
Jacob

Girls
Elisabeth
Zara
Carina
Adeline

FreeFrie Thu 26-Oct-17 00:22:24

Hopefully some fresh ideas:
Ethel
Virgie
Amelia
Estelle (Essie)
Marjorie
Delia
Ira
Fern
Tillie
Celia
Lucile
Velma
Mayme

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