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Totallytopsecret Thu 23-Nov-17 14:41:14

I am torn between two totally different lists. One super sensible (boring? Will there be 3000 of them in their class?) And ones that I love but might be a bit too try hard...

I have an unfashionable name and HATE it (no one ever uses the whole thing thankfully) -she is in the Apocrypha and got a dude drunk and cut his head off. Lovely things to associate with a newborn.. (but that's a different rant)

Surname is the same as post (so Royal, Snail and E are out!)

Toby (maybe)




Makesmilingyourbesthobby Thu 23-Nov-17 14:47:02

Not really fair opinion here as I ain't a fan of out there names
But for me
I love Toby & Joshua
& I love Felicity, Emily & Lucy all these three were on my last dd's name list before she was born smile

AnyaMoondial Thu 23-Nov-17 14:48:07

I like Toby.

Zelda is amazing, I love it. I also really like Lucy.

starkid Thu 23-Nov-17 14:53:13

From your lists I like:

Asterix is the craziest out of those I think haha, reminds me of asterisks which is a grammatical symbol!

Belleoftheball8 Thu 23-Nov-17 14:54:46

I have a Joshua gorgeous name all three of my dc have what’s considered popular names but my dd is he only one in her class and my ds1 is one of three. So it can vary.

Valeriemalorie Thu 23-Nov-17 15:01:45

I much prefer your sensible names and they aren't that common.

MollyHuaCha Thu 23-Nov-17 15:02:41

Barnaby - nice
Joshua - nice
Toby - love this

Asterix - no
Loki - no
Zeik - no

Felicity - gorgeous
Emily - lovely
Lucy - nice

Luna - no
Juno - no
Zelda - not really

ChocolateCrunch Thu 23-Nov-17 15:47:13

I like the ones from your super sensible list, personally

Navegante Thu 23-Nov-17 16:04:31

I prefer your sensible boys but uncommon girls. I love Juno. It's not crazy. Asterix is though!

pilates Thu 23-Nov-17 16:26:43

I only like your super sensible list

MammieBear Thu 23-Nov-17 17:19:59

Sensible list, it's not boring.

formerbabe Thu 23-Nov-17 17:24:55

I like Joshua, Toby, Emily, Lucy, Luna

RaspberryBeret34 Thu 23-Nov-17 17:53:11

I like Barnaby, Zeik, Felicity, Luna and Juno. I love Asterix books though!

I think there might be other not "sensible" but not too "out there" names too - a middle option if you like (although you may have already been through every name!). Maybe keep trawling?

Fwiw, my DS has an unusual name and he loves it and loves that he doesn't know anyone with his name (he is 5). It is the surname of a famous US president who was shot, beginning with L. If left to me, I'd have gone for a very straight laced name but his Dad wanted something unusual and I went with it. I don't regret it at all even though it isn't what everyone would go for. The name is totally DS now and really suits him. I can't imagine him as an Oliver or Alexander (I think those were my favourites).

I'd go for what you love over what you think is sensible (and that is totally NOT what I would have said before having an unusually named DS!).

ButterflyForest Thu 23-Nov-17 18:08:29

I am a big fan of 'different' names.

Hate all your 'traditional' boys' names (sorry). Barnaby is the best of the three.

Love Zeik the most out of the other three.

Hate your 'traditional' girls' names. Emily and Lucy are boring and outdated. Felicity is very bland.

Love Luna, Juno and Zelda.

AmysTiara Thu 23-Nov-17 18:11:53

I like Felicity and Joshua

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Nov-17 18:24:17

❤️ Zeik and Zelda, go on OP, be brave ! 👍🏻

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:24:53

I like your sensible boys names. Not the weird ones and definitely not Zeik - reminds me of Zika virus.

Love all the girls names.

dowotmakesuhappy Thu 23-Nov-17 18:29:04

Loki or Barnaby, Juno or Lucy.

MadameJosephine Thu 23-Nov-17 18:31:03

Joshua or Felicity

AnonEvent Thu 23-Nov-17 18:59:35

From your lists:

Barnaby - love
Joshua - like
Toby (maybe) - no real feeling either way

Asterix - not for me
Loki - not for me (and wasn't he a particularly naughty God?)
Zeik - not for me

How about:

Sebastian - as a nice sensible name, or Spike for a fun one?

Felicity - a bit wishy washy
Emily - like
Lucy - like

Luna - like
Juno - like
Zelda - not nice to my ear

ps I like your name, though admit, I probably like the shortening more

Jedbartletforpresident Thu 23-Nov-17 19:06:25

Barnaby - love this
Joshua - ok, but maybe a little dull
Toby - I like this but if it was me I'd probably go with Tobias which could then be shortened to Tobi/Toby but is a bit more unusual as a full name.

Asterix - just no - he's not a French cartoon!
Loki - also no!
Zeik - love this but would spell it Zeke and would also use Ezekiel as the full name. (Disclaimer: this was the name we had chosen for DD2 if she had been a boy and I am still a little sad that I never got to use it)

Felicity - love this
Emily - like but perhaps a little dull
Lucy - like this also - very pretty and less common than Emily where I live anyway.

Luna - ok
Juno - like, but prefer Junia as a name with a similar sound.
Zelda - no - she's unlikely to be a warrior princess!

NotAgainYoda Thu 23-Nov-17 19:12:44

Barnaby - a bit wet
Joshua - nice
Toby - a bit wet
Asterix - no way. It's not really a name; it's a pun on asterisk
Loki - no
Zeik - OK
Felicity - nice
Emily - quite popular. OK
Lucy - nice. Not commonplace
Luna - nice
Juno- lovely
Zelda - another one that sounds like you are joking.

FluffyMcCloud Thu 23-Nov-17 19:14:12

Toby or Lucy. I love the name Toby so much. My DD would have been a Toby had she been a boy

NotAgainYoda Thu 23-Nov-17 19:14:58

If you want to go all Gosginny and Uderzo you could go with


NotAgainYoda Thu 23-Nov-17 19:27:35

Female Asterix characters I like are




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