Thoughts on these names ?

(21 Posts)
Iamsocold888 Wed 24-Nov-21 23:08:38

Boys:
Really like
Raphael/Rafael
Pascal
Arthur
Cody
Leonardo
Sebastian

Girls

Alanis
Alexandria
Bryn
Angelique
Celeste

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Kite22 Wed 24-Nov-21 23:28:19

Surely Bryn is a boy's name?

I quite like Alex / Alexandra - not come across Alexandria. I wold worry that people would be inclined to mis-spell it.

Arthur isn't particularly one I like but it does fit with so many of the "old fashioned" names that have become popular over the last 5 years or so.

Luredbyapomegranate Wed 24-Nov-21 23:34:07

Sebastian and Raphael are great
Leonardo is quite a lot but Leo and Leon work well to shorten
Arthur is lovely but way overused.
Pascal a bit odd if not French.
Cody - No! it's just.. nothing-y

Alexandra is nice - don't like the rest - Alanis just makes me think of the singer, Bryn sounds made up like Cody, and Celeste and Angelique are very fussy.

Lois, Bronwen, Estella, Marianne might be alternatives.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 25-Nov-21 00:24:59

Agree with pp that where I am (Wales) Bryn is used only for boys, but it may be different in other countries.

I love Alexandria (after the ancient city, like Lydia is right?) - it would be a lovely sibset pairing with Sebastian (which also derives from an ancient place name). I also like Raphael and Arthur (although the latter is incredibly popular here at the moment), but your other choices aren't my taste, sorry.

Spidey66 Thu 25-Nov-21 00:28:58

Bryn is a boys (Welsh) name. Like uncle Bryn in Gavin and Stacey.

BubbleCoffee Thu 25-Nov-21 00:40:55

I like Raphael and Leonardo (Raffi and Leo for short). Also like Celeste. Prefer Alana/Alannah to Alanis which sounds masculine to me (despite Alanis Morissette).

Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 05:40:52

Raphael/Rafael - Lovely
Pascal - dislike
Arthur - like but too popular
Cody - no yuck
Leonardo - it's ok
Sebastian - lovely

Girls

Alanis - no, seems dated
Alexandria - no, but Alexandra is nice
Bryn - no, it's a boy's name
Angelique - no, but Angelica and Evangeline are sweet
Celeste - lovely

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WakeUpLockie Thu 25-Nov-21 06:14:56

I knew sisters Raphaelle and Pascale so maybe could be added to your list smile

Boys:
Raphael - ok but not keen in ‘raff’ type diminutives
Pascal - cool
Arthur - everywhere and dull
Cody - nice enough, very different to your other choices!
Leonardo - nice
Sebastian - nice

Girls
Alanis - no
Alexandria - prefer Alexandra, less frilly
Bryn - love but not this spelling
Angelique - ok
Celeste - love!

toastofthetown Thu 25-Nov-21 07:18:29

Raphael/Rafael - really like it
Pascal - nice sound but a bit of a middle aged name
Arthur - nice, just so popular
Cody - feels very 90s to me
Leonardo - probably would end up as yet another Leo
Sebastian - nice but popular.

Alanis - Morisette was my first thought. It’s an ok name outside of that though
Alexandria - it’s fine, probably would end up as Alex
Bryn - boys name
Angelique - I prefer Angelica. The -ique ending isn’t my favourite in general though
Celeste - pretty, my favourite of your girls names

APoll16 Thu 25-Nov-21 08:06:00

Of your boys names I really like Raphael, Arthur and Sebastian (don’t dislike the others but just not my style!)

Girls names, I like Alanis & Celeste 😃

KirstenBlest Thu 25-Nov-21 10:19:02

Raphael/Rafael - riff raff
Pascal - bit too different
Arthur - very popular but ok
Cody - no
Leonardo - too long and will just be another Leo
Sebastian - don't like it but it's popular

Girls

Alanis - ok
Alexandria - ok
Bryn - boy's name
Angelique - no
Celeste - not keen

AuntieStella Thu 25-Nov-21 10:38:01

Raphael/Rafael - lovely
Pascal - I would assume a very Christian family
Arthur - like
Cody - dislike
Leonardo - OK, but a bit too frilly for me
Sebastian - like

Alanis - don't like
Alexandria - like
Bryn - boy's name
Angelique - too frilly
Celeste - don't like (because of the Marie Celeste, always seems like a 'lost souls' name)

TheSpiral Thu 25-Nov-21 10:43:15

Sebastian - love it and would have considered it for DS if DH hadn’t been set against it
Raphael - love it
Arthur - like
Cody -like, but think it has a very different vibe from all your other choices
Pascal and Leonardo - don’t hate, but not my thing - also, I know there’s Leonardo de Caprio and of course da VincI, but to me it’s always a turtle.

Personally I am not as keen on your girls names as your boys names, doesn’t mean they are bad, just not my taste. I think Alexandria would be the only one I really like there. But that’s just my own taste!

vitta Thu 25-Nov-21 10:48:30

Raphael/Rafael - lovely
Pascal - nice, not so common
Arthur - nice but very popular
Cody - bit down-market
Leonardo - prefer Leonard
Sebastian - lovely

Girls

Alanis - nice
Alexandria - seems a bit try hard, why not just Alexandra
Bryn - sounds male to me?
Angelique - love!
Celeste - lovely

Synchrony Thu 25-Nov-21 10:54:42

I love Angelique!
I like the others except for Pascal and Bryn.

Edenember Thu 25-Nov-21 15:01:50

Fave from the boys is Raphael, and Celeste from the girls.

Classica Thu 25-Nov-21 15:07:25

Raphael/Rafael - love
Pascal - not keen. in Ireland it was a popularish name about 50 years ago. But always seems dweeby to me.
Arthur - okay but so so so popular these days
Cody - okay. surname as a first name thing but not the worst
Leonardo - bit much unless you're Italian
Sebastian - nice

Girls

Alanis - just associate it with Ms Morrisette
Alexandria - nice
Bryn - boys' name. reminds me of the opera singer Bryn Terfel
Angelique - bit frilly
Celeste - really lovely

RupertOscar1999 Sat 27-Nov-21 13:43:00

I like Arthur, Cody and Rafael. I know a little boy named Raphael and gets called Ralph.
For the girls names I like Alexandria. You can use Alex or Andrea as nn.

NuffSaidSam Sat 27-Nov-21 13:46:53

Raphael/Rafael - fine
Pascal - not to my taste
Arthur - fine, bit 'of the time'
Cody - quite like it
Leonardo - it's just Teenage Mutant Turtle to me
Sebastian - lovely

Alanis - not to my taste
Alexandria - prefer Alexandra, bit too much of a mouthful
Bryn - is a boy's name and makes me think of Uncle Bryn from Gavin and Stacey
Angelique - too fussy/ princessy
Celeste - nice

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 27-Nov-21 21:06:23

Raphael/Rafael - I really like it NN Rafi. I just couldn't picture it on my own child if you know what I mean

Pascal - not a fan sorry
Arthur - lovely
Cody - I like it
Leonardo - Leo yes, Leonardo no
Sebastian - nice enough

Alanis - it's ok

Alexandria - ok I prefer Alexandra or Alessandra or even Alexandrina

Bryn - I prefer for a boy

Angelique - no
Celeste - it's ok

I'm not feeling your girls names sorry

RestingStitchFace Sun 28-Nov-21 10:52:49

Do you have any French/Italian heritage, OP? Personally, it feels odd to be opting for such continental names if you don't...

Bryn is definitely a boys name. I'm not even convinced it is unisex.

Alexandra is a lovely name in it's own right. Alexandria feels a bit of an unnecessary amendment.

Personally my favs are Arthur and Alexandra

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