Opinions on these names!!

(51 Posts)
BrookeLively Thu 30-Jul-20 23:05:12

Me and DH are expecting a DD and these are some names are on our list
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Also any ideas on how to tell older step children they are going to have another sibling? Me and DH are a little scared of what their reactions will be!😬

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Oly4 Thu 30-Jul-20 23:06:38

Autumn or Nora are nice
Not Elliott

Diverseduvet Thu 30-Jul-20 23:07:10

Nora: why? It's hideous. Elliott? I wouldn't. It's okay, but there are much nicer names.

ParsleyPot Thu 30-Jul-20 23:07:31


Nightshifter Thu 30-Jul-20 23:09:35

Nora is lovely!

Diverseduvet Thu 30-Jul-20 23:09:58

You're thinking of names, but haven't told the other children? Hey kids, you have a little sister, Nora coming in * How would you feel?!

LioneIRichTea Thu 30-Jul-20 23:11:20

Autumn is lovely. Not sure on Elliott for a girl but she could be Ellie. Nora is sweet but a little old fashioned.

CoffeeBeansGalore Thu 30-Jul-20 23:12:17

Elliott is a nice boy's name. Nora is not a pretty name. I quite like Autumn.
But ultimately it is your baby & your choice.

BrookeLively Thu 30-Jul-20 23:12:34

I know it's quite bad sad We need to tell them this weekend as they are all coming over but are honestly terrified of their reactions!

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Brightyellow Thu 30-Jul-20 23:14:13

Nora is awful. Don’t like Elliott for a girl either. Sorry I’m not keen on Autumn either but it’s definitely better than the other two.

Marlena1 Thu 30-Jul-20 23:15:46

Love Autumn. Is Elliott not a boys name?

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 30-Jul-20 23:16:52

Elliott is a bit too scrubs for me... I love Nora though!

BrookeLively Thu 30-Jul-20 23:17:50

We know Elliot is a boys name but thought it would be cute and she could always be Ellie or El if she for some reason didn't like it!

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DramaAlpaca Fri 31-Jul-20 00:26:06

Elliott is weird for a girl.

Autumn is OK.

Nora has to be one of the most hideous names around. I don't get the love for it on here at all.

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 08:26:04

Not very helpful but I love all 3 of those names and think they'd all work well

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 08:27:03

Maybe you could text them beforehand and say/warn you hve some news to share
They'll probably guess so it won't be such a shock to hear

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 08:28:08

I mean text them that you have some news but don't tell them by text what the news actually is. I imagine they'll work it out and that way it'll be less of a shock when you announce it to them

ellenpartridge Fri 31-Jul-20 08:29:39


SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 09:18:33

I agree, text them that you have some news and then tell them. Don't be 'squee' and try to make it more about how they are feeling than how you are feeling (ie. Excited), - you are already doing this, because you are wondering how to tell them and not barging in all "squee we are SO excited", smile.

I far prefer Elliott for a girl than for a boy. Same with Blake, but that isn't relevant!

Autumn is lovely. Nora I like a lot, but it does sound a bit like norovirus blush. I would have Leonora or Eleanor and shorten to Nora.

Also, how about Aurora? A bit like Autumn and a bit like Nora! Could be shortened to Rory.

safetosay Fri 31-Jul-20 09:26:55

Love Nora

finallychangedmyusername Fri 31-Jul-20 09:31:22

Elliott is a boys name. Autumn is lovely, unusual enough to stand out but everyone can spell it.

I can't see the appear of Nora personally. All Nora Batty for me. Eleanor, Eleanora or Annora though are great. Eleanor or Eleanora would give you an Ellie nickname that I'm guessing you want from Elliott?

I'd go with Autumn. Autumn Eleanora would be amazing.

Cbeebiesrehab Fri 31-Jul-20 10:03:08

Nora is lovely! Also like it spelt Norah. I couldn’t use it as it clashes terribly with my DD name but if I could I would in a heartbeat.
Also think Autumn is a really beautiful name.
I know a little girl called Elliot. Called Ellie most of the time. Although I don’t necessarily dislike it I think it would potentially raise some eyebrows and people would always automatically presume she’s a boy before meeting her.

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 11:23:03

-Autumn - not my taste
-Elliott - boy's name
-Nora - Flamin' Nora.

Of the three, Autumn.

RickOShay Fri 31-Jul-20 11:29:12

Love Autumn.
Congratulations smile

RickOShay Fri 31-Jul-20 11:29:50

Remember babies are good news.

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