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Name like Emily / Thomas but less popular!

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cuppachar Mon 01-Jun-09 20:30:27

Surname starts with O' (DH's family are Irish). I love Emily and am still considering it but would ideally like something less common. Also like Thomas (Tom) but have ruled it out as every baby boy I know seems to be called Thomas!

Other vague possibilities...

Alice
Maeve
Bethan
Lauren

Zachary (Zach)
Joseph (bit boring)
Benjamin (DH not keen)

Any ideas? Or feedback on the possibilities above? thank you!

thisisyesterday Mon 01-Jun-09 20:33:24

Sarah
Claire
Emilia
Lily
Lilja/Lilya
Eloise

Edward
William
Samuel

fruitshootsandheaves Mon 01-Jun-09 20:34:54

I have an Emily, She said she wished I'd called her Lily but I'd still call her Emily grin

fruitshootsandheaves Mon 01-Jun-09 20:35:28

We always called her Emma-Lily when she was a baby

quinne Mon 01-Jun-09 20:36:14

you've got all three names I used there in your list, so maybe we have similar taste?

Anway these are some of the others I might have used if I'd had any more babies:-
Emma
Eliza(BETH)
Sophie
Edward
Matthew (Matt)
Luke

MrsHappy Mon 01-Jun-09 20:37:07

What about Emmeline for a girl? Can shorten to Emme or Emily if you want...

VanillaPumpkin Mon 01-Jun-09 20:38:17

Amelie

Sebastian

CurryMaid Mon 01-Jun-09 20:38:41

Quite like Lauren, love Joseph.

Bethan is welsh so bit weird with Irish surname maybe?

I second Matthew, not that popular these days but still a good name and nn.

Luke is lovely also, think disciple!

CurryMaid Mon 01-Jun-09 20:39:22

I adore Emmeline too, would use it if not too close to dd's name.

Stinkyfeet Mon 01-Jun-09 20:40:35

Elizabeth

James

MrsMattie Mon 01-Jun-09 20:41:21

I love Emily and Emmeline. I guarantee Emmeline will be a top 10 name in the next couple of years, though <Aunty Mattie says 'mark my words'> grin

Alice is sweet. Adore Maeve.

Matthew really nice. Samuel/Sam?

MaggieBee Mon 01-Jun-09 20:43:24

Annabel, Lydia, Elizabeth or Eleanor. I know a Bethan. Like that. I'd prefer Elizabeth Anne though.. Emma names are supersaturated.

Jamie or Daniel or George?

CurryMaid Mon 01-Jun-09 20:44:55

Amelia.

Daniel.

MrsMattie Mon 01-Jun-09 20:46:10

Ellen (Ellie/Nell)
Eliza
Flora
Laura
Anna
Beatrice

I'm sure Sarah is due for a comeback.

gegs73 Mon 01-Jun-09 20:46:57

Girls I don't know, don't do girls grin. However I do quite like Nicholas for a boy. Not very popular at the moment, I don't know any children ones but a really nice name.

MaggieBee Mon 01-Jun-09 20:52:03

Emily and Thomas are both thomas the tank engine names! you should look through those names for inspiration.

Fimbo Mon 01-Jun-09 21:00:26

Kate
Lucy
Erin
Jane
Lara
Jennifer
Rachel
Laura

William
Henry
Harry
Sam
Miles
Adam
Christopher
Matthew

Stinkyfeet Mon 01-Jun-09 21:02:40

Robert

MaggieBee Mon 01-Jun-09 21:17:42

Robert or Nicholas would make a lovely change from the same ten names I come across all the time, nice though they are.

Martha and Rachel would also be lovely. Sarah nice too. They are as classic as Emily and James but not quite so popular right NOW.

Lubyloo Mon 01-Jun-09 21:30:35

Christopher
James
Timothy

Imogen
Helen
Catherine
Lucy
Anna

Lubyloo Mon 01-Jun-09 21:31:55

Andrew? Peter?

vodkaandcoke Mon 01-Jun-09 21:33:54

I have an Emily Nicole so even though it is popular I like it and since a baby we seem to call her Emmie more than we do Emily!

cuppachar Mon 01-Jun-09 22:29:28

Thanks - some good ideas here.... Ellen was already vaguely on my list, and I love Martha although not keen on ending in a vowel sound before O surname unfortunately.

quinne / maggiebee - I'm slightly undecided about Elizabeth - I like the nickname possibilities (Libby/Beth) but not so sure on the full form. Hmmm, one to consider...

currymaid - DH also thought Bethan was too Welsh-sounding so I'll cross that one off. I do like Luke, but does it sound a bit like a yob / school bully? Not remotely chavvy but for some reason I have the image he'd get into fights - is that just me as I do like the name?!

thisisyesterday - I love Edward but it's my ex-boyfriend's name so would seem a bit weird... I like Samuel and William too so you're definitely on the same wavelength with boys' names!

Glad I asked you lot - definitely some names to add to my shortlist, although somehow I still don't feel I've hit that one special boy's/girl's name like I did with DD....

thell Tue 02-Jun-09 00:07:20

How about Lucy? It always seems to go hand in hand with Emily.
Emilia is also lovely, I think.

I'ma bit stuck with boys names too - all the ones I've always liked have suddenly become super-popular!
I'm sure you could get away with Edward, especially if you use a different nickname from the one he used (Edward, Ed, Eddie, Teddy, Ned). As long as DH doesn't mind smile

AnathemaDevice Tue 02-Jun-09 07:54:20

Gegs/MaggieBee, I have an 8 week old called Nicholas Robert, so I agree that Nicholas is a great name!
OP, out of your list I like Alice, not to sure about the boys names, but I like the suggestion of William- possibly shortened to Liam?

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