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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

Jake
Max
Theo

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

For girls

Olivia
Georgia

Jemima

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

Boys

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.

Girls

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

Theo
Georgia

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.

Jake

and

Olivia

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