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SparrowNest Mon 07-Jan-19 14:43:41

We've come up with a shortlist of 10 first names for each gender, I'm keen to find out what other people think.

If it's a girl:
Elodie
Lilac
Clementine
Sadie
Leonie
Anouk
Cecily
Cleo
Saskia
Saffron

If it's a boy:
Otto
Francis
Murray
Roscoe
Atticus
Louie
Leon
Bruno
Orson

Suggestions of middle names that might work with these first names are also very appreciated.

If it fits nicely, we could potentially use one of the names I liked, but which we agreed were a bit too "out there" to choose as first names: Wren or Clover for a girl, Atlas or Elvis for a boy.

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 07-Jan-19 14:48:47

Elodie - its nice enough bit seems a bit faddy to me

Lilac - i really like it but not sure i would want it as my own name personally

Clementine - pretty but i prefer the simplicity of Clemence or Clemency

Sadie - nice but a bit nicknamey

Leonie - not a fan

Anouk - love it. My favourite rrom yoyr list

Cecily - also very pretty

Cleo - not a fan. Makes me think of the car Clio

Saskia - nice, quite a fiesty name

Saffron - i like it but think it would only work on a quirky, confident child

Otto - nice enough just not for me
Francis - love it
Murray - not a fan
Roscoe - ok, a bit faddy
Atticus - nice
Louie - dislike
Leon - not a fan
Bruno - love it
Orson - not a fan

My choices wouod be Anouk or Cecily and Francis or Bruno

MikeUniformMike Mon 07-Jan-19 15:31:26

Elodie - only if you are French. It is likely to be a lot more popular than you think.
Lilac - There are a lot of Lilys and Lilas and Lyras around, It would be lovely for a kitten.
Clementine - no. too fruity
Sadie - not keen
Leonie - not keen
Anouk - only if French
Cecily. prefer Cicely. No
Cleo - yes
Saskia - yes
Saffron - no

If it's a boy:
Otto - no
Francis -ok
Murray - maybe
Roscoe - is it Cornish? no
Atticus - no. It's dreadful.
Louie - Louis is much nicer
Leon - passed it's peak a while ago
Bruno - yes
Orson - no

tammytoby Mon 07-Jan-19 15:38:39

I like the following:

Elodie
Clementine
Leon
Cecily

Atticus
Louie
Leon
Bruno
Orson

Til89 Mon 07-Jan-19 15:48:26

Elodie - I like it
Lilac - sorry, I don’t like this one!
Clementine - ok
Sadie - lovely
Leonie - really like this! But I do know a couple so might be popular
Anouk - I’ve never heard this so I’m not sure how to pronounce it?
Cecily - lovely
Cleo - nice but becoming popular if that bothers you
Saskia - don’t like it at all
Saffron - nice!

If it's a boy:
Otto - I like it
Francis - one of my favourite ever names!
Murray - more of a surname
Roscoe - same as above
Atticus - not keen
Louie - it’s ok
Leon - like it
Bruno - not sure about this one
Orson - I like it!

Til89 Mon 07-Jan-19 15:50:38

I don’t think Elvis is too out there, I quite like it.

WrapAndRoll Mon 07-Jan-19 16:54:10

Elodie - OK
Lilac - brilliant, a fresh take on the florals
Clementine - really nice
Sadie - a bit harsh
Leonie - quite nice
Anouk - cool and chic
Cecily - OK, prefer Cecilia
Cleo - OK
Saskia - OK
Saffron - OK if a bit "spice cupboard"

Otto - faddy and harsh, faintly comic
Francis - nice classic saint's name. Frank is a great nickname too
Murray - mints, surname
Roscoe - Dukes of Hazzard! Ross is fine though
Atticus - don't like
Louie - don't like the Loo sound
Leon - like, also Leo
Bruno - OK
Orson - like, interesting but not pretentious

Peachbubble Mon 07-Jan-19 18:35:02

I like Elodie, Clementine, Leonie, Anouk, Cleo and Saskia. For the boys, I like Leon and Bruno.

Phebes Mon 07-Jan-19 19:00:20

Love Otto and Saskia!

Astronica Tue 08-Jan-19 09:45:08

I love: Clementine, Anouk, Cleo, Saskia, Saffron. And I like Elodie, Lilac and Cecily.
From boy's list I only like Bruno, Roscoe and Atticus.

Middles with my likes/loves:

Clementine Daisy/Sadie/Lilac
Anouk Frances
Cleo Saffron/Saskia
Saskia Cleo/Lilac
Saffron Frances
Elodie Cleo/Saffron/Wren/Clover
Lilac Frances
Cecily Wren/Clover/Frances

Bruno Murray/Francis/Louie
Roscoe Murray/Francis/Leon/Louie
Atticus Murray/Leon/Louie

tammytoby Tue 08-Jan-19 09:51:40

I would choose Cecily for a girl and Bruno or Atticus for a boy. Lovely names.

Icklepup Tue 08-Jan-19 19:41:38

I like Cecily and Otto.

daisypond Tue 08-Jan-19 20:38:20

I rather like Lilac - I think it works. Otherwise Cecily or Anouk, but I actually like them all. For boys, Louis (spelled this way) or Otto.

chipsnmayo Tue 08-Jan-19 21:14:49

If it's a girl:
Elodie - really like
Lilac - really not keen but probably alright as a middle name
Clementine - I like but Clem is awful. DD had a friend called Clementine and she got called Clemmy...
Sadie - have also loved this
Leonie - really like this too, quite different but a really cool name
Anouk - not keen
Cecily - really dislike
Cleo -this does not see like a finished name and all I can think of is the Mermaid from H20 but that probably wont be problem in this present time.
Saskia - lovely
Saffron - ok

If it's a boy:
Otto - nope
Francis - too old fashioned to me, maybe a middle names contender
Murray - awful, 50 something mechanic
Roscoe - not keen at all
Atticus - love, but seems a bit faddy atm
Louie - really like but just spell it Louis ffs
Leon - ok
Bruno - really like
Orson - quite like.

LoopyLoonyLuna Tue 08-Jan-19 21:56:50

I like Elodie, Clementine and Cecily from your girls list (least favourite are Cleo, Lilac and Sadie) also I think Wren is very pretty and not too “out there” at all.

Sorry I don’t like any of your boys names - I prefer Otis to Otto and Monty instead of Murray and Rafferty or Rory instead of Roscoe.

Pemba Fri 11-Jan-19 18:51:44

Girl, Clementine or Saskia. Elodie, Leonie and Sadie also nice. (Sadie does seem to suit a strong, quirky character though, don't know if it's right for a shy girl. Possibly that's silly!)

The only boys name I really like on your list is Louie (which is far better spelt Louis). Leon is OK.

tammytoby Fri 11-Jan-19 20:07:57

Cecily and Louie!

Outside of France Louie works much better because people won't mispronounce it as Lou-is. Louie was also the more popular spelling last year.

Tallie12 Sat 12-Jan-19 22:40:09

Elodie Wren and Francis Atlas! Love Atticus but not with Atlas and don't like Elvis. Sadie is cute.

Cazastrophe Sun 13-Jan-19 16:06:37

If it's a girl:
Elodie - like this, a middle name such as Rose, Marie, Sophia or Grace would be nice
Lilac - horrible name, it’s a colour and sounds wrong as a name
Clementine - don’t like it, too fruity!
Sadie - I know a lot of people who have dogs called Sadie so not for me
Leonie - not bad, would suggest short middle name again as with Élodie
Anouk - sounds a bit dangerous A Nuke!
Cecily - sounds too C’est silly!
Cleo - A cat’s name
Saskia - my favourite girl’s name on your list
Saffron - nn Saffie, a bit Ab Fab and Saffron too harsh.

If it's a boy:
Otto - Ugh
Francis - too old fashioned
Murray - unusual but not horrible, would suggest a 1 or 3 syllable middle name, eg: James, Alexander
Roscoe - as above
Atticus - Awfully poncey and why name a beautiful baby something that sounds like attic?
Louie - Louis is a nicer spelling. Love the middle name Alexander with this first name
Leon - it’s a bit of a ‘gang’ name
Bruno - another dog sounding name
Orson - reminds me of Orson’s farm

Sorry if I sound blunt but just a genuine opinion and names are very much to one’s own taste.

I like Saskia Rose, Élodie Sophia, Louis Alexander.

Good luck!

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