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Im after "old English Names" and "Irish Names" (the ones that you able to spell!!)

(27 Posts)
biglips Mon 04-Aug-08 12:00:54

for boy and girl..(surprise sex)

Got 5 weeks to go and still no name

My DD's name is a old English name which we love...but still struggling on the names just like it was with DD grin

baby will take after Dp's surname which is a typical Irish surname.

misi Mon 04-Aug-08 12:52:34


misi Mon 04-Aug-08 12:54:38

and.... d-boys.php

EffiePerine Mon 04-Aug-08 12:57:25

By 'old English' do you mean traditional names? Victorian names? Anglo-Saxon names?

MaryMungo Mon 04-Aug-08 13:36:32

Annis is a lovely medieval name, if that's what you're after....

branflake81 Mon 04-Aug-08 15:50:34

By "old English" are we talking Ethelred etc?

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 15:59:23

Ooh, Annis is lovely. Dammit - shall I have to have another baby ???? grin

My DS is Lynden (alt. Linden, Lyndon). That's Old English.

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 16:01:05

My teenage DD's just said Annis would be called Anus at school.


MaryMungo Mon 04-Aug-08 16:24:03

I guarantee Annis will get an easier time of it than Gunnora, Horenga, and Sexhiue grin

Here's a good resource

bamboostalks Mon 04-Aug-08 16:25:33

Imogen is an old English name.....I think.

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 19:56:07

I love Imogen.

Am beginning to think I'm prehistoric hmm

cyteen Mon 04-Aug-08 19:57:15


(for a boy)

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 19:57:54

Oh, don't forget Beowulf

grin grin

Habbibu Mon 04-Aug-08 19:58:07

Aethelstan. Hildeburgh. Bede.

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 20:00:21

Aethelstan and Hildeburgh.

Stan and Hila?

Hope your surname's not Ogden! grin grin

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 20:00:35

Aethelstan and Hildeburgh.

Stan and Hilda?

Hope your surname's not Ogden! grin grin

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 20:01:10

So funny it was worth telling twice blush

chonky Mon 04-Aug-08 20:01:57

Zillah or Araby for a girl?

ConstanceWearing Mon 04-Aug-08 20:03:06

"God, Zillah!"

Maybe not!

chonky Mon 04-Aug-08 20:03:52

having just researched Araby, I don't think it is an old english name - lol. I like it anyway .

navyeyelasH Mon 04-Aug-08 20:04:18

Ava, Cordeila, Esme, Evelyn, Lillian, Iris for girls

George, Henry, Frank, Jack, Winston, Alfie, Archie for boys

It depends what you mean by "old english names" I guess?

KateF Mon 04-Aug-08 20:06:25

Alys, Eleanor, Philippa, Alfred, Edward, John

loler Mon 04-Aug-08 22:33:00

Voirrey - manx for Mary. Half way between ireland and england!

Hulababy Mon 04-Aug-08 22:45:44

From misi's link - do you mean proper old english?

Daisy - pretty popular these days though

Harold (harry)

PortBlacksandResident Mon 04-Aug-08 22:56:14

If i ever had a girl she would have been Elfreda. A little girl called Freddie - how cute!!!

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