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Current baby name shortlist!

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loobylu3 Mon 21-Jul-08 17:01:01

Could I have your opinions on the folowing baby name short list please?

Quite like something unusual but quite classic for a girl but have come to the conclusion that am not comfortable giving a boy anything non traditional!

So far we have:


Nico (trying to please DH)!

lilyloo Mon 21-Jul-08 17:01:54

Like Matilda and Henry

EffiePerine Mon 21-Jul-08 17:02:35

I like all of them except Eliza (but like Elizabeth). Love Cecily and Max

combustiblelemon Mon 21-Jul-08 17:07:16

Love Matilda and Henry. The others are nice, but I'm not keen on Nico.

BlueDragonfly Mon 21-Jul-08 17:08:02

we nearly had a Max and i really wanted a Matilda(Tilly)

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 17:10:35

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butwhybutwhy Mon 21-Jul-08 17:12:38

How do you pronounce Cecily?
I think it might be too much iyswim.
What about Celia?

Anyway Cecily is my favourite and for boys I like Nico.

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 17:17:12

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butwhybutwhy Mon 21-Jul-08 17:21:11

Well it was my favourite off the list but I had in my head that it was Sess il lee, just didnt seem right.

janeite Mon 21-Jul-08 17:22:22

Cecily is lovely.

Benjamin for a boy - could have Benjamin Max to please dh?

Tigerschick Mon 21-Jul-08 17:23:17

I'd go for Matilda for a girl ...
Not sure about boys but I'd probably say Max.

ShowOfHands Mon 21-Jul-08 17:28:16

I have a Mathilda so am biased. It is very popular now though. [grr]

Henry's alright, but also quite popular around here. I love Benjamin.

Posey Mon 21-Jul-08 17:34:42

Like all the girls names, though personally wouldn't choose Matilda as it will get shortened to Tilly and there are lots around.

Boys all nice though would choose Benedict over Benjamin.

I couldn't choose a favourite though, all nice names smile

Anna8888 Mon 21-Jul-08 17:37:51

Eliza is much the nicest of your girls names. Sylvie is a horrid old fashioned French name. Cecily is a little pretentious in English (and Cecile is not very pretty in French). Matilda is dull.

Henry is fab. Benjamin is fine if shortened to Ben. Max and Nico are meeja names from 10 years ago.

nailpolish Mon 21-Jul-08 17:40:06

what about Camilla

i think that is a lovely name and thoroughly underused

cece Mon 21-Jul-08 17:43:30

Eliza - love it
Cecily - not sure, a bit too much like Cecil
Matilda - not keen on this
Sylvie - pretty

Henry - nice solid name
Benjamin - I like this one
Max - yes good but quite common aorund these parts
Nico (trying to please DH)! - not one I owuld choose unless you are Italian...

Doozie Mon 21-Jul-08 17:50:02

Henry is my pick for the boys.

I love Cecily - I knew a fantastic girl by this name so can only say great things about it. She was Cec (Sess) for short.

Matilda & Eliza are also lovely.

olyoly Mon 21-Jul-08 19:39:27

thought it was SESS ih lee ?

loobylu3 Mon 21-Jul-08 21:03:19

Does anyone know what Anna8888 means by meeja names? Haven't heard of that before!

Anyway, thanks everyone for the responses- generally quite positive!

BroodyBroodyBroody Mon 21-Jul-08 21:20:21

Eliza - yes
Cecily - no
Matilda - no (prefer Tilly)
Sylvie - yes (fave in the list)

Henry - no
Benjamin - no
Max - no
Nico - def yes

cadelaide Mon 21-Jul-08 21:22:00

Love Sylvie, not so keen on other girls'.

Really like all the boys'.

juneybean Mon 21-Jul-08 21:51:18

I loooove Eliza!! From the boys I like Max

treacletart Mon 21-Jul-08 21:54:59

Eliza - gorgeous
Cecily - lovely
Matilda - lovely
Sylvie - hmmmmmm
Henry - Nice
Benjamin - lovely
Max - really like it
Nico - hmmmm sorry not really

redinthehead Mon 21-Jul-08 21:57:17

Love Eliza and Sylvie. Also love Benjamin and Max. Henry and Cecily sound quite posh to me.

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