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LaBelleSausage Fri 10-Nov-17 05:30:53

Our baby is due in the next week and we still can’t narrow down the names.

We have a Very common surname, especially for our area, so want a name that’s a little more unusual without being totally out there.

Boys names we like:
Felix (but not sure about the cat food connection)
Jasper (this seems to be increasingly popular where we are, so not sure any more)
Emlyn (but sounds V. Welsh with our surname and we aren’t at all)
Alastair (one my sister wants to potentially use in future as Ali works in both English and Turkish and she needs a name to do that)
Orson (bit of a curveball, loved it initially and now I think we’ve lost our nerve)

Girls names we like:
Margot (but is it too similar to Maggot?)
Penelope (seeing this a lot on here so not sure if it could be the next big thing in names)
Genevieve (dyslexic DH really struggles to spell this)
Helena (exactly the same name, down to the surname, of the woman next door)
Audrey (next door’s dog, and with surname becomes name of long running soap character)

Your help would be very much appreciated.

Mclaren37 Fri 10-Nov-17 05:37:40

I love Alistair and Margot!

amys14 Fri 10-Nov-17 05:39:09

I’m Scottish so some of the names I like are Scottish too, though not all.

BOYS
Rory
Callum
Cameron
Alastair

GIRLS
Freya
Isla
Darcey
Gracie

user1472377586 Fri 10-Nov-17 05:49:57

For a boy:

- Theo (Roald Dahl's son's name, plus the name of the son of a good friend of mine). My friend didn't shorten Theodore, just named her son Theo. I like it.
- Arthur (my younger son's name). It is a strong name. We are very happy with it.

Your list:
Felix - I don't like it, I don't know why.
Jasper. Please don't.
Emlyn. This is not too bad. Would you consider Emil? Or Edwin?
Alastair. Discuss with your sister.
Orson. I'm not sure. Would you consider Oren?

Girls names:
Margot - I would pronounce this as Mar-go. Don't sound the 't'. I like it, but it doesn't grab me.
I like Helena but your neighbour might think you are a bit strange.
Penelope - when I was a child I thought this was pronounced Penny-Lope (even though there were various girls named Penny at school).
I love Genevieve.
Audrey - I don't like the sound of it.

Girls names (these are all 'family' names for me):
Fiona
Elizabeth
(and from the NL side):
Mimi
Suzanna
Johanna
Beatrix

Hope that helps

Jugoo28 Fri 10-Nov-17 05:50:30

My daughters middle name is Margot and I love Genevieve 😍 For first names we liked Madeleine, Francesca and Rosa as well.

For boys I like Hugh, Arthur, Emmett. Really like Felix and Jasper.

DancesWithOtters Fri 10-Nov-17 06:06:43

I like all of those except Orson.

SuperBeagle Fri 10-Nov-17 06:12:08

Felix - Nice, but getting to be quite popular.

Jasper - See above. I know less Jaspers than Felixs though.

Emlyn - If I saw Emlyn, I would assume the child was a girl, but I'm not at all familiar with Welsh and am not from the UK.

Alastair - Love this, but would talk it over with your sister instead of forging ahead with it.

Orson - Like this, and don't think it's too out there. Fits with more popular names like Oscar, Austin, and other -son names.

Margot - Not a fan, and very trendy.

Penelope - Like this, but it has increased rapidly in popularity over recent years.

Genevieve - Love this, but would be an automatic veto if your husband struggles with it.

Helena - Not a fan.

Audrey - Not a fan.

Some suggestions:
Aldous
Bernard
Desmond
Flynn
Fraser
Marlon
Otis
Reuben

Arwen
Estelle
Josephine
Juliet
Lucinda
Leonore / Leonora
Seraphina
Tabitha

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 10-Nov-17 06:12:55

Felix or Margot

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 10-Nov-17 06:15:53

Oh, and other name suggestions:

Casper
Tobias
Austin
Rowan
Ellis
Owen
Harris
Xavier
Noel
Reuben

Elsie
Thea
Agnes
Edith
Matilda
Ingrid
Greta
Annabel
Lillian
Nina

ChocolateCrunch Fri 10-Nov-17 07:07:49

From your list I like:
Felix and Jasper
Margot and Audrey

Chocolatecake12 Fri 10-Nov-17 07:21:35

How about Toby, Isaac, Saul, Jacob, Oscar
For s boy
And Keira, Megan, felicity, Tamsin, Rachel for a girl.
Good luck

RickOShay Fri 10-Nov-17 07:27:57

LOVE Margot.
What about
Orion

Conrad

Gus could be short for Angus, Magnus

Sholto

Frederick

Trailedanderror Fri 10-Nov-17 07:29:50

Otto and Evangeline
All the names and suggestions are fab. smile🙌🏻

BikeRunSki Fri 10-Nov-17 07:32:23

I know a few Felixes aged 3-10 ish. Cat food has never been mentioned!

LaBelleSausage Fri 10-Nov-17 07:34:09

Some great names so far, thank you.

Particularly like Freya and Emmett but loads to talk to DH about smile

pipilangstrumpf Fri 10-Nov-17 07:48:55

Orson and Helena are my favourites!

How about
Clara
Theodora

Quentin
Marcus

AnyaMoondial Fri 10-Nov-17 10:54:24

Penelope and Margot are both great.

I think felix is the best boy name ever. I also really like Cormac.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 10-Nov-17 10:58:15

Helena is beautiful !
Marcus
Edmund
Logan
Michael
Reid
Anthony
From your list, Jasper.

BlueChampagne Fri 10-Nov-17 21:52:15

Conrad or Corinna

hungryradish Fri 10-Nov-17 21:55:22

I love Felix too but just can't use it due to the cat thing. Honestly the cat pops into my mind every time I hear it - such a shame they've ruined that name!

Like us, you might like Phoenix instead?

Bouncingbelle Fri 10-Nov-17 22:08:08

Oh i love the name Margot - just so soft and pretty yet strong. Genevieve is fab too, the kind of name i would like to be called!

What about:
Honor
Gabrielle
Caroline
Susannah

Elliott
Keir
Niall
Vincent
Zachary

WyfOfBathe Fri 10-Nov-17 22:12:37

I like most of those names, especially Margot, Audrey & Orson. Margot & Audrey were both on our shortlist for DD.

I wouldn't use Emlyn myself, as it looks like a girls' name to me (Emily, Emmeline). Others might disagree with me - especially if you're in an area where it's a more common name.

Other suggestions:
Alina / Lina
Georgiana
Hazel
Ophelia
Anais
Aubrey
Vivienne

Ellis
Carson
Sinclair
Fraser
Finn
Simeon
Casper
Darius

flimflaminurjams Fri 10-Nov-17 22:15:54

Please not Felix. Seems like everyone is calling their kid that to be original and then theres millions of the blighters about.

Freya is a nice suggestion.

Emmett is the name of the Doc in Back to the Future lol

What about Bob, Stuart, Kevin or Jerry?

Smoliver Fri 10-Nov-17 22:19:01

I like Orson and Jasper. I also like Margot and Helena.

How about for a boy:
Emmett
Caspar
Henry
Julian
Dexter
Spencer
Winston
Tobias
Oscar
Joseph

Eleanor
Esther
Eloise
Harper
Harriet
Matilda
Beatrice
Henrietta
Hazel
Lydia
Josephine

Ropsleybunny Fri 10-Nov-17 22:21:48

Jonah or Alexander

Anna or Alexandra

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