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help my friend name her baby

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dowotmakesuhappy Fri 01-Dec-17 15:48:36

My friend is 4 days over due with a surprise baby.

She already has Montgomery Franklin 'Monty', Willoughby Stirling 'Will', Honeysuckle Temperance and Bramwell Marshall 'Bram'

Husband wants Huckleberry Thurston, friend is worried it's too out there and would prefer Sylvester Thurston but isn't sure what short name he woud go by. Other ideas are Peregrine 'Perry' and Archibald 'Archie'

For a girl Evangeline Constance , Clementine Annabelle and Florentine Constance are the contenders.

Friend is sitting with me as I write this .

SmellyXmasCheese Fri 01-Dec-17 15:49:43


sonlypuppyfat Fri 01-Dec-17 15:49:44

It's like an Agatha Christie novel

Killerfiller Fri 01-Dec-17 15:53:54

Is this a piss take ?

dowotmakesuhappy Fri 01-Dec-17 15:54:47

A piss take? No why? Genuine post I promise!

crisscrosscranky Fri 01-Dec-17 15:58:53

Jayden Kai for a boy

Lulabelle Tia for a girl

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 01-Dec-17 16:00:51

I like Huck. Although not sure I would because of rhyming potential.

I like Archie as well.

Percival? Percy.

BewareOfDragons Fri 01-Dec-17 16:00:56

Poor kid.

dowotmakesuhappy Fri 01-Dec-17 16:06:44

Yes the names are a little different but they are names that have been around for decades, not made up names. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. My friend is asking for advice and not to be insulted.

Idontlikeunicorns Fri 01-Dec-17 16:11:58

I’m not sure why your friend thinks Huckleberry is too out there when her daughter is called Honeysuckle!

I met a boy called Huckleberry the other week and it just seemed awful-Sylvester would end up as Sly. Archibald is ok.

The girls names are ok apart from Florentine.

Whythesnoring Fri 01-Dec-17 16:17:07

Huckle berry is too out there ..but sylvestor and honeysuckle are tame? grin

Whythesnoring Fri 01-Dec-17 16:18:35

Jayden Kai grin grin grin

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 01-Dec-17 16:19:22

I hate girls names that are cutesy and the nn is cutesy too. What if she wants to be a lawyer or a lorry driver? At least the boys names can be shortened to something vaguely normal.

DullAndOld Fri 01-Dec-17 16:20:06

nobody would call their daughter 'Honeysuckle' unless they were broken.
that poor child.

oldlaundbooth Fri 01-Dec-17 16:21:00

What are the actual choices?

Whythesnoring Fri 01-Dec-17 16:21:57

I like the girls names, minus the one tht sounds like a toothpaste brand

RickOShay Fri 01-Dec-17 16:24:41





Whythesnoring Fri 01-Dec-17 16:26:47

confused not desiree

mrspatel77 Fri 01-Dec-17 16:35:06

Please no more Jayden's!!!

TheLovelyOtherDinosaur Fri 01-Dec-17 16:40:51

Huckleberry 'Huck' Thurston is much better than Sylvester Thurston. What about Humphrey Thurston? The first two girls names are the best I think. I associate Florentines with Christmas chocolates.

BabyOrSanta Fri 01-Dec-17 16:53:04

I actually quite like the name Thurston.
Plus autocorrect doesn't change it to anything weird

I agree about the rhyming potential with Huck although I'm sure some could pull it off

IVflytrap Fri 01-Dec-17 17:09:29

For a boy, how about:
Percival / Percy
Perry (as a standalone name)

For the girls, Evangeline is OK. As is Constance. I quite like Annabel, without the additional unnecessary -le added to the end.


SnowyPolarBear Fri 01-Dec-17 17:32:54

I don't like Archie. I think Perry is really nice.

I like Clementine most out of your girls names.

For everyone wondering if this is a 'real' post, the OP has asked for advice on these names, not comments devoid of any comment on the names suggestedsmile

SummatFishyEre Fri 01-Dec-17 17:34:31

Peregrine is the only nice boys name. What about florentina instead of florentine?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 01-Dec-17 18:01:15

I think the ''out there ship" has well and truly left the dock, so I think Huckleberry will be fine

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