Hi, I'm due in less than a week and my husband and I are struggling to settle on names. We don't know what we are having which makes it twice as challenging!
This is my first ever post - so far these threads have been a brilliant source of inspiration so I'm hoping you can help us make a final decision
Our daughter is Alice. We love the more classic names, but ideally not something in the top 10.
So far, the few names we have on our shortlist are: BOYS - Max (not sure about any of the longer versions though - don't like Maxwell or Maximilian, so do you just go Max?) - Miles (not keen on nn Milo but like Miles) - William (family name but a close friend had a baby William a few weeks ago) - Benjamin (nn Ben. Our last name starts with B, so we like the alliteration)
GIRLS - Annabel (but don't like nn Anna, or Annie, maybe Bella though. but would prefer it to just be Annabel - again works well with last name B?) - Penelope (nn Penny) - Philippa (nn Pippa)
Would love to hear your views on any of the above, or other suggestions along the same theme!
All good solid middle class names. No room for a Jayden in there??? Or a Kayleigh?? Only joking. I like slightly more unusual names and I loved trawling through baby name books. I let DH loose on a middle name for DD, but now aged 25, she doesn’t like that name. She’s right. It’s lacking imagination and isn’t her at all. Oh well - too late now!
haha bubblesbuddy! Yes middle class names is no doubt where we'll end up Other options by my DH include Harriet and Edward.. but I've vetoed both. I like Hugo, but he vetoed it - Kayleigh also didn't make the shortlist: )
Pandacat - great taste Have you decided on a name for your second DD yet?
BOYS - Max I think you should go with Maxwell or Maximilian on the birth cert, but call him Max all the time. That's what the Max's I know have had. - Miles Like this name, like the Myles spelling too, and that might not be as easy to get the Milo nn from. - William LOVE this name, but it's popularity rules it out for me. Personally I'd struggle with a name that a close friend/relative has also used. - Benjamin LOVE this name too. Can't use it as one of my Nephews is a Ben. This name totally stands the test of time.
GIRLS - Annabel Think it works fine with a last name beginning with B. I do think that people would automatically shorted it to Anna though despite if you nn her Bella. - Penelope YES! Love Penelope, so happy it seems to be gaining in popularity. - Philippa (nn Pippa) A bit dated, but a nice name, and the nn Pippa is fab.
Max - Max is fine as a stand alone name though I don't love it. Have you considered Maxim? - Miles - I strongly dislike it William - there are alot of William's about but it's a lovely name. Alive and William do sound very good together - Benjamin - lovely name. I prefer Benji to Ben
- Annabel - I like just Annabel. Lovely name (plus best spelling) sounds nice with Alice - Penelope (nn Penny) - not a fan - Philippa (nn Pippa) - gorgeous name