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Which name would u choose?

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CarolsFavourite Sun 17-Aug-08 00:46:18

Please be honest, these are a selection of the names myself and the babies dad have chosen but were stuck and need help.
Many thanks x

Roxanne (Roxie)


Piffle Sun 17-Aug-08 00:50:14

I like them all prob least like lukas and roxie...
There are quite a fewolivias around but it is a lovely name
Also harry v common although I still likeit!

puffling Sun 17-Aug-08 00:51:45

Most of your choices are currently very popular, not that that's necessarily a problem.

S1ur Sun 17-Aug-08 00:53:53

This is such a personal choice, are you sure you want honesty????

Because, tbh if it were me I would choose something entirely different.

SO instead I'll try to be constructive.

I think Ava and Oliva are lovely classic names.
Roxanne is slightly more bold and good for a variety of abbrieviations.
April feels a bit american for me personally.

They are all reasonable, I personally like Charlie and Harry but mainly because I have very close relatives and friends with those names grin
Noah is more distinctive but a wee bit biblical for me.
I am less keen on Hayden and Lucas but again that would be a personal opinion wink

bubbles4 Sun 17-Aug-08 00:56:05

Harry as I have got a Harry and Ava because its nice and one that I might have chosen.

NoBiggy Sun 17-Aug-08 00:57:21

There was a website which amongst other things had offensive nicknames that your child may get called at school. One that I remember well was "Lucas Mucus".

But then I think kids can make offensive nicknames from just about anything.

MrsMattie Sun 17-Aug-08 07:26:01

I have a secret love of the name Roxanne grin. Olivia is also lovely. Not keen on any of your boy's names, sorry.

CantSleepWontSleep Sun 17-Aug-08 08:53:23

I really like Roxanne (though having a Roxy in Eastenders is somewhat unfortunate).

Not inspired by any of the boys' names, but like Lucas best.

FeelinBroody Sun 17-Aug-08 09:39:24

Roxanne (Roxie) - I love this, for me it is Roxie Hart (Chicago) not Roxie Mitchell. Others may make the Eastenders connection though, so it's whether that bothers you or not

Ava - every other baby girl is called Ava at the moment. Quite pretty but not for me due to that reason.

Olivia - not a huge fan but it's not horrible.

April - Really like this, think it's really pretty.

Hayden - Sorry, but I hate it!

Lucas - Again, not a fan.

Charlie - Like this, should be Charles officially though.

Harry - Really like this, should be Henry officially though.

Noah - Not sure. I think it's nice sounding, but only 'ok' if you are Christian - otherwise a bit weird naming after such a prominent Biblical character? If that is your cultural background then it'd be fine.

So, I would choose Roxanne (Roxie) or April, or Charles (Charlie) or Henry (Harry).

LynetteScavo Sun 17-Aug-08 10:07:00

Ava or Lucas

collision Sun 17-Aug-08 10:09:33

DH says Roxanne and Noah.

My choice would have been Ava and Harry.

shootfromthehip Sun 17-Aug-08 10:36:04

Like Olivia and Ava but both are very common. Harry is cute as is Charlie. I LOVE Noah- word of warning, I have a Jonah (who bizarrly gets called Noah regularly by mistake- haha) and LOTS of people don't like it, too Christian, too unlucky (?), too unusual. Even my own Mother hated it.

I love the fact that ds has an unusual name but it does get a strong reaction. It also depends on what the sprog looks like too- why not wait and see? We were going to call ds 'hector', took one look at his red hair and thought 'we can't do it to him. he's not a hector or a tobias or jenson', all the names we had liked. DD otoh, looked just like her name.

Let us know what you decide and good luck smile

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 17-Aug-08 10:47:15

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hw2004 Sun 17-Aug-08 10:53:18

Only one of your girl's names I really don't like is Roxanne. I just sort of think 'foxy roxy' and don't think it's a child's name - more of a porn star name - sorry!

I like Ava and April best from your list.

Boys - don't like Hayden at all. Don't mind Charlie or harry.

schneebly Sun 17-Aug-08 10:59:08

April and Noah

Stars22 Sun 17-Aug-08 14:50:35

Olivia and Harry.

Really dislike the name April but that might be because i know 2 Aprils and dont like either of them. Dont like the name Lucas prefer Luke.

Heated Sun 17-Aug-08 15:01:09

Harry & Olivia are timeless imo, Ava and Charlie close 2nds.

jellybeans Sun 17-Aug-08 15:10:11

Roxanne (Roxie)...OK
Olivia....LIKE IT

Hayden....LIKE IT
Lucas....LOVE IT
Harry....LIKE IT
Noah ....LIKE IT

Some nice names there x

Posey Sun 17-Aug-08 15:27:32

Like Ava or Olivia for girls, for the boys any except not overly keen on Hayden.

ethanchristoper Sun 17-Aug-08 23:27:27

roxie and harry


LilRedWG Tue 19-Aug-08 11:57:13

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artichokes Tue 19-Aug-08 12:10:04

Roxanne (Roxie) - reminds me of Eastenders.
Ava - I like it, although it is very popular, a slightly prefer the more classic Eva.
Olivia - very nice
April - horrible 80s name

Hayden - noooo
Lucas - love it
Charlie - love it but would put Charles on the certificate
Harry - love it but would put Henry on the certificate
Noah - OK

PestoMonster Tue 19-Aug-08 12:18:55

I like Roxanna

also like April

For a boy I like Noah, dislike Hayden and Lucas and think Charlie and Harry are a bit over-used at the moment.

clairebear88 Tue 19-Aug-08 14:14:36


Roxanne (Roxie)not bad but prefer Lexie
Ava - v.pretty
Olivia - v.pretty
April - ok

Hayden - ok
Lucas - love but reminds me of mucas
Charlie - love it
Harry - like it
Noah - ok

Weegiemum Tue 19-Aug-08 18:12:49

Roxanne (Roxie), Ava, Olivia, April

Personally I don't really like any of these. Olivia the best of them. I am realising I don't like 'girlie' names for girls, which is a category I would put these into - my dds are Katherine and Rachel.

Hayden - no don't like at all
Lucas- not really
Charlie - OK, but name him Charles, call him Charlie
Harry - ditto - ok, a bit popular right now? Again, would give Henry, nn Harry
Noah - no.

Have to tell you why not on Noah. I've mentioned this before but it was hilarious. We were in a soft-play area once, me, a friend and dd2. Terribly posh sounding mother at the next table started shouting "Nooooo - aaaah!". Dd2 turned to us (she was having a snack) and said "hat boy hasa gotta big boat!" (she was just 3). "Noooooo-ahhhhhh". "And Mummy he hasa gotta lotta aminals!" I dont know if the mother heard, she didnt give any sign but dd2 was really loud.

So every time I hear the name it makes me chuckle!

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