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Tayla9889 Sat 11-Jan-20 13:05:34

I have found so many names that I adore and cannot choose between them. Opinions and suggestions please!

Girls
Alice
Halo
Ireland
Scarlett
Alba
Noa
Ada
Rafferty
Blythe
Allegra
Cameron
Aspen
Aisling

Boys
Wolfgang
Beau
Harley
Julian
Henry
Koa
Maverick
Hunter
Winslow
Otto
Valentino
Bowen
Killian
Roman
Wolfe

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AlexaKimbo Thu 16-Jan-20 20:04:47

Girls
Alice- I really hate this name, so wet sounding.
Halo- prefer Hero
Ireland- no
Scarlett- ok, bit popular
Alba- love it
Noa- like it
Ada- old lady
Rafferty- boys name (Raphaella?)
Blythe- wears tweed and smells musty
Allegra- like it, funky and cool
Cameron- boys name
Aspen- not sure, how about Espen?
Aisling- ok.

Boys
Wolfgang- knew a baby Wolfgang, he was Wolfie
Beau- like it
Harley- Common
Julian- ok
Henry- boring
Koa- like it
Maverick- hard name to live up to
Hunter- no, EastEnders
Winslow- no
Otto- Makes me think of clowns
Valentino- like it
Bowen- Jim
Killian- yes with a C
Roman- it’s ok
Wolfe- like it

WindyMiller1020 Thu 16-Jan-20 19:53:34

Girls
Alice - my favourite name
Halo - no
Ireland - no
Scarlett - love. I have a soft spot for this name even though it's become increasingly popular over recent years
Alba - love! Also love Alva
Noa - really like this!
Ada - dislike
Rafferty - no, isnt this a boys name?
Blythe - no
Allegra - no
Cameron - no
Aspen - no
Aisling - no

Boys
Wolfgang - no
Beau - no
Harley - no
Julian - no
Henry - lovelt
Koa - bit out there for me, would probably prefer this on a girl than a boy
Maverick - no
Hunter - no
Winslow - no
Otto - nice, also like otis
Valentino - no
Bowen - no
Killian - no
Roman - nice
Wolfe - cool but rabbit out there!

DramaAlpaca Thu 16-Jan-20 19:49:33

It's rare that I struggle to find a name that I like on a list, but I did this time. I'm sorry, but there are some absolute horrors there most of them

I do like Alice & Henry, very much.

MikeUniformMike Thu 16-Jan-20 12:04:37

Alice - lovely
Halo - No
Ireland - No
Scarlett - like
Alba - not keen, cheap hi-fi in 1990s
Noa - too many Noahs, and I just hear No.
Ada - dislike strongly
Rafferty - No, surname, downmarket
Blythe - No, surname and placename with an added e, downmarket
Allegra - lovely
Cameron - boy's name
Aspen - Colorado. No
Aisling - nice, might be dated.

Wolfgang - yes
Beau - dreadful
Harley - downmarkey
Julian - strongly dislike
Henry - nice
Koa - is it a name?
Maverick - NO, NO, NO
Hunter - yes
Winslow - No
Otto - No
Valentino - No
Bowen - No but Owen is fine. Bowen is a surname, son of Owen.
Killian - ok but I see Kill.
Roman - downmarket
Wolfe - Wolf is ok.

Urkiddingright Thu 16-Jan-20 11:32:22

Girls
Alice - lovely and classic, it’s utterly timeless
Halo - NO.
Ireland -NO.
Scarlett- very popular atm and not my cup of tea
Alba - no
Noa - basically Noah which is a male name
Ada - beautiful
Rafferty - boys name
Blythe - no
Allegra- no
Cameron - no
Aspen - no
Aisling - no

So Alice or Ada for me.

Boys
Wolfgang - not unless you’re German
Beau - popular and not my thing
Harley - not a fan
Julian - I like it especially Jules as a nickname
Henry - lovely and timeless
Koa- ?! Is this even a name?
Maverick - no way
Hunter - no
Winslow - no
Otto - like it
Valentino - no
Bowen - no way
Killian - nope
Roman - nope
Wolfe- nope

Henry or Julian.

littlealexhorne Mon 13-Jan-20 21:20:38

Aisling is my favourite from your girls list, and Roman from the boys

ilovechocolatebiscuits Mon 13-Jan-20 14:28:18

Girls
Alice- ugly name
Halo- chavvy
Ireland- also a bit chavvy
Scarlett- outdated
Alba- ok
Noa- I like it
Ada- no
Rafferty- ugly boys name
Blythe- I like it
Allegra- first thought was viagra
Cameron- I like it
Aspen- ok
Aisling- a horrible vile girl at my school

Boys
Wolfgang- I would go with Wolf
Beau- I like it
Harley- love it for a girl but it's ok for a boy
Julian- hate it
Henry- like it
Koa- no
Maverick- no
Hunter- no
Winslow- ok
Otto- ok
Valentino- NO
Bowen- no
Killian- no
Roman- ok
Wolfe- Wolf is better but no

Astronica Sun 12-Jan-20 23:09:07

Love: Alice, Blythe
Like: Scarlett, Allegra

In the boy's list I only like Henry.

BobbyBlueCat Sun 12-Jan-20 11:01:03

Alice - pretty
Halo - ridiculous
Ireland - horrid
Scarlett - okay
Alba - unpleasant sounding
Noa - no
Ada - aunt who knits
Rafferty - trying too hard
Blythe - sounds like you're wretching
Allegra - 1980s footballers wives new money
Cameron - silly
Aspen - okay
Aisling - awful

Wolfgang - he'll get his head kicked in
Beau - dreadful
Harley - common as muck
Julian - wet blanket
Henry - lovely
Koa - ridiculous
Maverick - grow up
Hunter - are you 16?
Winslow - he'll get his head kicked in. Call his teddy bear that.
Otto - WW2 pilot
Valentino - ridiculous
Bowen - awful
Killian - you've got the spelling wrong. But not good.
Roman - meh
Wolfe - 1990s American TV

Flymetothestars Sun 12-Jan-20 10:52:36

@Dietcokeaddiction Bowen is a type of skin cancer? Errrr that’s that name ruled out forever then! It also sounds soo similar to Bowel. If the “N” isn’t written clearly people will read as Bowel.

Henry and Otto are nicest from your boys list. Agree that Roman is boring these days and booming in popularity (fastest rising name). Will date badly as it isn’t a classic the way Henry is.
For girls I love Alice and Ada

autumnkate Sun 12-Jan-20 07:51:03

Don’t like Julian- seems a very ‘wet’ name to me

autumnkate Sun 12-Jan-20 07:50:10

Cillian is the proper spelling.

I LOVE Wolfe. Considered this for my youngest after the Irish freedom fighter Wolfe Tone.

Dietcokeaddiction Sun 12-Jan-20 00:03:03

Wolfgang - pronounced the proper German way (volf- gang) or an anglicisation? Either way I'm not keen
Beau - a bit dull.
Harley - down-market
Julian - I like this a lot but it's utterly different from your other choices
Henry - nice enough
Koa - sounds like a cross between boa and constrictor!
Maverick - awful
Hunter - awful
Winslow - sounds like Onslow which makes me think of Keeping Up Appearances. Our a window cleaner
Otto - nice
Valentino - ok. But really tough for the kids if he's not handsome
Bowen - ok, except it's a type of skin cancer
Killian - the ones I know are complete idiots but I would quite like the name if it wasn't for them
Roman - boring
Wolfe - ok. I wouldn't bother with the e because he'd have to spell it out every day of his whole life.

Dietcokeaddiction Sat 11-Jan-20 23:58:07

Alice - nice.
Halo - awful.
Ireland - I can only imagine American girls called this. I don't like it at all
Scarlett - I wouldn't use it but I quite like it
Alba - lovely
Noa - I'm not a fan but I know a few. I wouldn't use it without Jewish heritage
Ada - lovely
Rafferty - nice for a boy, awful for a girl
Blythe - I love this. (Only because of Gilbert though)
Allegra - it's ok
Cameron - awful. Everyone will think she's names after Cameron Diaz
Aspen - not keen
Aisling - I really like this but pronunciation is an issue

Flymetothestars Sat 11-Jan-20 22:49:06

@Tayla9889

For girls I love Alice, Scarlett, Rafferty and Ada

For boys I love Henry, Otto and Wolfe

Sorry Roman is awful and was last year’s fastest rising name according to ONS official stats. So whilst the name sounds quite fresh to our ears it’ll be very run of the mill to the next generation. There’s SO many Rohan/Roman/Roan/Ronan type names. And it’s booming. When there’s so many lovely names I’d avoid the one that is the fastest rising name and so ripe for confusion

Twelve8Ts Sat 11-Jan-20 22:40:54

Love Valentino and Valentine.

dreamsmama Sat 11-Jan-20 17:24:12

I really like Alice and Henry although I like quite classic names 🤗 x

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 17:17:19

Of your girls name I love Alice Ada and Scarlet best. Alice is one of my very favourites - such a classic

Here are some other suggestions:

Willa
Imogen
Sadie
Edith / Edie
Margaret /Maggie
Clementine/ Clemmie
Roxanne/Roxanna
Pearl
Delilah
Ottilie /Ottie
Cora
Eliza
River
Winter
Jemima
Holly

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 17:15:23

Boy name suggestions:

Christopher nn Kit
Wilf(red)
Barnaby /Barney
Nathan/Nathaniel /Nate
Rafferty / Raffy
Sidney
Eli
Ellis
Miles / Milo
Seth
Cole
Otis
Eric
Casper
Rudy/Rudi
Dexter
Blake
Angus
Dominic
Idris
Percy
Chester
Caleb
River
Bodhi

Hope some of the above are helpful and fit the type of criteria you are after

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 17:13:40

Here are my opinions on your Boys list:

Wolfgang - no sorry. He’s highly unlikely to be a famous musician and the name just puts too much pressure and embarrassment on him when he ultimately decides to work in an office like the rest of us

Beau - nice

Harley - bit downmarket. How about Harvey

Julian - wet but ok

Henry - love a classic

Koa - not heard before

Maverick - no for same reasons as Wolfgang above

Hunter - ok

Winslow - not heard before

Otto - LOVE LOVE LOVE (favourite)

Valentino - LOVE (2nd favouote)

Bowen - no too ripe for confusion with other names. Will spent life correcting people

Killian - no sounds like Killer

Roman - fastest rising boys name last year. Leaping up the charts will be top 10 in next year or so and then likely to badly date. I’m sure Darren sounded lovely and fresh to parents naming their kids in the 80s but it doesn’t sound good now. Roman is now a very run of the mill name but doesn’t have the benefit of being a classic (like Henry). I’d avoid

Wolfe - the Wolf’s I know so not have an E on the end. How about Wilf?

userabcname Sat 11-Jan-20 16:20:35

I am now singing Halo by Beyonce after reading that OP! Unusual but I don't dislike it. I also like Ada and Allegra for a girl. I love Otto for a boy!

ojo821 Sat 11-Jan-20 16:06:37

Girls
Alice- bit plain, but ok.
Halo- I do think of the game
Ireland- no
Scarlett- nice
Alba- ok
Noa- no
Ada- lovelace
Rafferty- I quite like it
Blythe- Park near me
Allegra- really like
Cameron- ok
Aspen- not keen
Aisling- like

Boys
Wolfgang- kapp / puck
Beau- not keen
Harley- not keen
Julian- ok
Henry- ok
Koa- not sure how it’s pronounced but I like it
Maverick- not keen
Hunter- not keen
Winslow- no
Otto- quite like
Valentino- ok
Bowen- not keen
Killian- love this name
Roman- love it but very popular
Wolfe- not keen

Poorolddaddypig Sat 11-Jan-20 15:11:58

Oh and I love Alba! And of course you don’t need to be Scottish to use it hmm All the Albas I know are actually from Spanish speaking countries.

Poorolddaddypig Sat 11-Jan-20 15:10:29

LOVE Noa and Scarlett! Now you mention it,Rafferty is pretty cool for a girl but I doubt MN will agree as MN hates boys names for girls. I think nickname Raffy would be cute for a girl though! What about Rafaela? I think Aspen sounds beautiful but would she be called Ass for a nickname?! Of your boys name I only like Otto. Actually Killian is pretty cool too.

IggyAce Sat 11-Jan-20 13:53:42

Girls
Alice -nice but plain in comparison to other choices.
Halo -computer game
Ireland - no
Scarlett - ok
Alba - ok
Noa - no
Ada - ok but becoming popular
Rafferty - no I see it as a boys name.
Blythe - ok
Allegra - I liked this for my dd but dh vetoed it.
Cameron - no
Aspen - no
Aisling - love

Boys
Wolfgang - no
Beau - ok
Harley - no makes me think of Harley Quinn
Julian - ok but a bit wet.
Henry - ok but popular
Koa -no
Maverick - not a fan
Hunter - ok but reminds me of Gladiators.
Winslow - awful
Otto ok
Valentino no
Bowen - not a fan
Killian - awful
Roman ok
Wolfe- like

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