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Husband and I can't agree - please help, feedback/votes needed

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BigBumpAgain Wed 23-Jul-08 17:10:48

My husband and I can't agree please help us! Ultimately we like all the following names but are going round in circles.....I could be persuaded either way! in need of second opinions!

For boys


I think I like Jake best, husband likes Max
Which name would you go for?

For girls



I probably like Olivia best, husband likes Georgia, tho i keep being distracted by jemima, tho maybe short-term distraction (don't know)

Any thoughts on the above, much appreciated!

Lauriefairycake Wed 23-Jul-08 17:12:11

I will be feckin' useless as I think they are all lovely names blush

I picked Olivia if I were ever to have a daughter

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 23-Jul-08 17:12:12

Theo and Jemima

HumphreySmallPillow Wed 23-Jul-08 17:12:58

Prefer Jake for a boy - although I'd call him Jacob and shorten it to Jake.

Not keen on Olivia or Georgia tbh, so would have to go for Jemima.

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Wed 23-Jul-08 17:13:02

I like Theo and Georgia. (Actually, they're all lovely, but those two are my favourites.)

pointydog Wed 23-Jul-08 17:15:30

Your dh is absolutely right. Max and Georgia the best of those options.

pointydog Wed 23-Jul-08 17:16:52

Jake - tweenies, farmboy
Theo - too brideshead
Olivia - bit twee
Jemima - have never liked this, can't understand recent revival

TheFallenMadonna Wed 23-Jul-08 17:17:01

Agree with you - Jake and Olivia

crokky Wed 23-Jul-08 17:18:28

Max and Olivia

FranSanDisco Wed 23-Jul-08 17:18:35

1st : Max and Georgia
2nd : Theo and Olivia
3rd : Jake and Jemmima

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 23-Jul-08 17:19:05

I'd call him Jacob, and shorten to Jake if you want.

I'd add an n and go with Georgina for a girl, and shorten to Georgie.

Olivia is a lovely name, but very common.

2point4kids Wed 23-Jul-08 17:19:14

Olivia and Theo

rosealbie Wed 23-Jul-08 17:20:36

Theo and Jemima

Niecie Wed 23-Jul-08 17:22:30


Jake - I have a Jacob (aka Jakie and Jake) so am biased - obviously the best!
Max - OK but seems too common for me.
Theo - lovely.


Olivia - Quite nice
Georgia - a bit too common (as in a lot of them) for me
Jemima - Not sure - in my head I keep adding Puddleduck. <sorry>

I prefer your boys names to your girls ones generally though but don't dislike any of them.

3littlefrogs Wed 23-Jul-08 17:27:52

Just looked in my garden - there is a Jacob (aka Jake), a Matthew (Matt), a Steve, 2 Toms, a Jessica, a Hannah, a Lily, and a Rosy.

I like Jacob, shortened to Jake. The one in my garden ATM is a lovely lad, so perhaps I am biased.

3littlefrogs Wed 23-Jul-08 17:29:50

If it is any comfort, ds2 didn't have a name for 2 weeks after he was born because we couldn't agree. You could always wait and see what you get, and what suits him/her.

nooka Wed 23-Jul-08 17:31:17

I only really like Theo of your list, although I do like Jacob I'm just not so keen on Jake. Oh and I choose Theodore over just Theo. Nothing wrong with any of the other names, just not my cup of tea.

MKG Wed 23-Jul-08 18:04:26

Jake and Olivia. They are you're favorite names.

Dh and I have an agreement that although he gets input I get full say nad power of veto in what our children are named. When he carries and gives birth he gets to be the offical namer.

PavlovtheCat Wed 23-Jul-08 18:06:08


squeaver Wed 23-Jul-08 18:09:49

I've lost count of the number of Jakes and Olivias I know or have met - don't know if that helps.

Love Max and Jemima

LittleMissBliss Wed 23-Jul-08 18:28:27

Theo I love this name
I have a Jacob (Coby for short not Jake)
Georgia- I love the songs, Georga on my mind.

Jemima puddle duck springs to mind for me too.
Max is pretty common.

cece Wed 23-Jul-08 18:29:46

Jake and Jemima

mazzystar Wed 23-Jul-08 18:31:53

Theo and Georgia

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 18:38:56

Theo and Olivia

igod Wed 23-Jul-08 18:43:56

Jake and Max are on the tweenies, so by default Theo wins it

Jemima was in Playschool - showing my age there, personally I think that Olivia is the prettier of the two remaining names

There we have it, my votes go to.




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