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Boy/ Girl names that go with a 1 syllable surname!

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Cheekster Sun 14-Dec-08 22:00:46

Please help with this one!

It was easy with DS1, we both agreed on the name Noah from about 12 weeks pg and both loved the name (although chose not to tell the family until he was born)

This time its so much harder, these are what we have come up with - but none really click iykwim.

Girls
LOLA
MAGGIE
EVIE - though getting too popular
ISABELLE/ISABELLA
MADELEINE

Boys
ISAAC
SAMUEL
VINCE
SETH - but this sounds odd with our surname

Please tell me your HONEST opinions and feel free to add more to the list! I will keep you posted with our opinions wink

hashim Sun 14-Dec-08 22:02:36

Elizabeth. I think if you have a short sounding surname, a longer first name is great.

merrykittymas Sun 14-Dec-08 22:03:46

We have one syllable surname and I agree it is hard to find names that "go"

I have an Abigail, Talia and Bethany

Madison
Olivia
Cordelia
Francesca
Amelia

lovelydear Sun 14-Dec-08 22:04:01

i love all those names. unusually for me. maggie is great. and i like penny for some reason too. it makes me smile.

dizzyjingles Sun 14-Dec-08 22:04:55

Lila
Freya
Nina
Nancy
Nell
Penny
Amelie
Kitty

Reuben
Luca
Rufus
Nico

dizzyjingles Sun 14-Dec-08 22:05:17

<<waves to kitty>>

merrykittymas Sun 14-Dec-08 22:06:14

<<waves back at dizzy>> fellow name thread addict

Cheekster Sun 14-Dec-08 22:20:50

I love a lot of those suggestions. I think youre right about needing a long name like Elizabeth to go with a 1 syllable surname.

Im loving Reuben and Talia is a v pretty name.

IKWYM about Maggie making you smile - its so cute!

frankbestfriend Sun 14-Dec-08 22:24:05

Agree with others that a longer name is nice with a short surname.

We have a Francesca, but I also like Lucinda and Georgina.

dizzyjingles Sun 14-Dec-08 22:24:09

Maggie is lovely but please don't use Margaret - I have an unreasonable dislike for Margaret!

Penny or Nell could be from Penelope which is fab smile

Talia is very pretty and could be from Natalia if you decide to go long so to speak

Reuben was my boys name of choice - I have 3 girls grin

what about

Beatrice
Cecelia nn Cece
Phoebe
Corinna
Celeste

PeachyBidsYouNadoligLlawen Sun 14-Dec-08 22:25:08

well samuel must be O as we have that (1 syllable surname here also) LOL

we also have stirling, haold and sebastian- but dh and I both have 1 syllable christian names and I ften get comlpimented on my name

Nancy66 Sun 14-Dec-08 22:27:36

Really like all your girls choices - but would share your concerns about Evie being overly popular. Think Maggie is lovely.

Don't particularly like any of your boys names - but i find the boy's name thing so hard. Vince i especially don't like - i find it a bit downmarket.

my suggestions:

girl:

Tabitha
Violet
Sylvie
Elspeth
Annie
Cressida

Boy:
Joseph
Joel
Finn
Felix
Gabriel
Raphael
Rafferty
Patrick
Johnny

PeachyBidsYouNadoligLlawen Sun 14-Dec-08 22:28:02

must be OK. doh!

other names we liked- Gabriel, Talia, Thea (ds4 would have been Thea-Rose), Aisha, Katarina, Bethany (wasnt so common then though), Elliot, Laurie / Laurence, Benedict

Lockets Sun 14-Dec-08 22:29:15

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Nancy66 Sun 14-Dec-08 22:29:28

Ohhhh Beatrice and Celeste are lovely names.

Lockets Sun 14-Dec-08 22:30:25

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Cheekster Sun 14-Dec-08 22:33:20

Celeste and Francesca are lovely, they go very well with our surname.

I agree with the boy naming thing, much harder than choosing a girls name. Vince and Seth are my DH choice, not particularly my favourites TBH.

Samuel is my favourite at the mo for boys, although loving the new suggestions of Joseph, Joel and Finn - although DH is hmm

Lockets Sun 14-Dec-08 22:34:34

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PeachyBidsYouNadoligLlawen Sun 14-Dec-08 22:35:00

Our Sam loves his name if that helps- thnks it's cool (a;lthough often uses his middle name Godfrey also)

Cheekster Sun 14-Dec-08 22:37:50

Keep these suggestions going mumsnetters!

These suggestions are FAB!

We'll have a name sorted by midnight Im sure wink

Were just talking over the suggestions of 'Thea' 'Celeste' and 'Rory'

Still loving Maggie tho grin

Lockets Sun 14-Dec-08 22:39:46

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Cheekster Sun 14-Dec-08 22:42:07

I agree lockets - Thea is lovely. How do you pronounce it though?

Is it as it is written or pronounced Tia?

dizzyjingles Sun 14-Dec-08 22:42:24

lockets I think you and I have very similar taste in names smile

we liked

Corin and Caleb, Cassius or Cassian, Gabriel or Gideon, Reuben and Rudy and Roan for boys names when pregnant with the girls

I also have a secret love of

Hugo
Herbert nn Herb or Herbie
Gilbert nn Gil or Bertie

grin

PeachyBidsYouNadoligLlawen Sun 14-Dec-08 22:42:27

ds2 was desperate for the baby to be Thea, but ds3 can't see it so we adapted it to Taya. But wouldn't have otherwise iyswim.

And then it was a 4th boy anyway LOL

PeachyBidsYouNadoligLlawen Sun 14-Dec-08 22:42:47

can't say it

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