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Buntysoven Sat 02-Dec-17 00:20:27

Last night we went to see my cousins gorgeous new twins and we're in shock. They have named them Felix and Fearne. Fern has been our name almost right from the start of this pregnancy but we didnt tell anyone in rl. My cousin and I are very close both geographically and emotionally so it really is off the table for us. I lightly told him he'd pinched our girl's name and he was really apologetic bless him. No one's fault but I'm gutted especially as the whole family have said what a beautiful name it is . Mn will be Angelica which we cannot use as a first name. Our dd is Nancy surname J. Please any suggestions of what we may like? We're both stumped

Hauntedlobster Sat 02-Dec-17 00:23:58

Oh no! You sound so lovely and reasonable though.

Do you like names with an f particularly?

Felicity, Fiona, Fin

SleepingStandingUp Sat 02-Dec-17 00:24:48

Willow?
Wren?

SleepingStandingUp Sat 02-Dec-17 00:25:54

Flour or Flora?

SleepingStandingUp Sat 02-Dec-17 00:26:14

Fleur obviously not flour

minipie Sat 02-Dec-17 00:26:31

oh dear! What an unfortunate coincidence, I guess it shows what similar tastes you have. How about:

Faye
Ruth
Meredith
Freya
Tess
Bethany
Seren
Merryn
Cara
Fleur
Bryony
Summer
Maeve

Can you give other examples of names you like, might help with suggestions?

flumpybear Sat 02-Dec-17 00:29:27

Fenella
Finty

Rainbowandraindrops67 Sat 02-Dec-17 00:32:10

Oh no that’s bad luck - just shows how close you are you like the same things!

Are you Scottish?

Freya
Marren
Arwen
Nadine
Nadia
Esme
Alisa
Elise

myrtleWilson Sat 02-Dec-17 00:34:52

oh how difficult for you all! But there will be the perfect name for your new arrival - As haunted asks - is F an important factor? or the floral/fauna aspect?

Florence Angelica
Firenze Angelica
Francesca Angelica (not sure the a/a works but Francesca has options re nick names)
Francine Angelica

Rowan Angelica
Ivy Angelica
Juniper Angelica
Marigold Angelica
Sorrel Angelica

hope you find your name soon!

IVflytrap Sat 02-Dec-17 01:30:17

Rowan
Dawn
Pearl
Laurel
Briar
Sage
Coral
Ash(ley)
Willow

Frances
Ffion
Frida
Faith
Farrah
Fiamma

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 02-Dec-17 01:32:44

Belle
Violet
Willow
Bluebell
Jade
Ruby
Sienna
Berry
Willow
Hazel.
Freesia
Robyn.
Honey

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 02-Dec-17 01:34:00

Aurora
Pearl
Lacey.
Jasmine

ZaphodBeeblerox Sat 02-Dec-17 01:35:44

How about Heather?

OkPedro Sat 02-Dec-17 01:39:47

Oh please don't call your child Finty or Berry! And Marigold? No words..
Shame about your cousin using the name you like. Hope you find an alternative you both love

mathanxiety Sat 02-Dec-17 03:20:49

Great minds think alike - what an incredible coincidence.

Angelica is a gorgeous middle name.

Suggestions:
Rosemary Angelica (Romy would be a nice NN)
Cecily Angelica
Lucy Angelica
Rosalie Angelica
Jocelyn Angelica
Evelyn Angelica
Katherine Angelica (Kate or Kitty would be nice NNs to go with Nancy)
Daphne Angelica
Harriet Angelica (Hattie as NN)
Stella Angelica
Sylvie Angelica
Zoe Angelica
Tamsin Angelica
Cleo Angelica
Sadie (short for Sarah) Angelica

user1472377586 Sat 02-Dec-17 03:34:35

A second vote for Fiona.

It was our name for our third (but baby was a boy).

ChocolateCakeandTeaPlease Sat 02-Dec-17 07:10:30

We had something similar happen to us - chose our boys name when we first got together and ten years later (we hadn't managed to get pregnant yet) my husband's brother used it for his son. We were gutted and even though the little one is now 4 I still struggle a bit saying his name. In my eyes he doesn't suit it because it should have been MY son's name! blush Still, we found another name we loved even more in the end when our own DC was born.

Loads of lovely suggestions above. Nancy and Violet is a lovely combo!

ChocolateCakeandTeaPlease Sat 02-Dec-17 07:10:40

We had something similar happen to us - chose our boys name when we first got together and ten years later (we hadn't managed to get pregnant yet) my husband's brother used it for his son. We were gutted and even though the little one is now 4 I still struggle a bit saying his name. In my eyes he doesn't suit it because it should have been MY son's name! blush Still, we found another name we loved even more in the end when our own DC was born.

Loads of lovely suggestions above. Nancy and Violet is a lovely combo!

hesterton Sat 02-Dec-17 07:26:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PeasAndHarmony Sat 02-Dec-17 07:31:37

Tess
Nyree
Chloe
Cora

ScreamingValenta Sat 02-Dec-17 07:34:51

Is it really out of the question to use Fern - especially as your cousin's spelling is different? I can understand you might spend a lot of time together when they are tiny, but your child will increasingly have a separate sphere of existence so as time passes the name coincidence will matter less.

Pannacott Sat 02-Dec-17 07:38:16

Maybe sound them out about using it anyway? It might be nice for the girls to share a similar name.

lljkk Sat 02-Dec-17 07:38:42

Hazel, Martha, Sarah.

venellopevonschweetz Sat 02-Dec-17 07:47:16

Same thing happened to my mum, my auntie (accidentally) pinched my name for one of my twin cousins!!

My mum chose something else right up to me being born but she just couldn't do it so I ended up with the original same name as my cousin but with what was supposed to be my middle name added with a hyphen.

All of my maternal family refer to me by my double barrel first name and its always been fine smile

Isadora2007 Sat 02-Dec-17 07:52:05

I personally wouldn’t have an F with an A anyway- especially for a girl-
“Sweet F A Smith”?
Maybe the universe has done you a favour in rethinking your baby girls name?
It might just not be meant for her.

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