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snechie Mon 15-Jun-09 10:29:15

I am now counting down the days and we still haven't decided on names

The short list is

boy:
Ewen
Fraser
Innes

Girl:
Eve/Evie/Evelyn/Eveline - I really like this name but am worried it is very popular and a bit too of the moment
Martha
Elsa
Esther

Let me know what you think. Its really the girls names I am struggling with. I already have an Anna which I love because it a classic timeless name. Any other suggestions?

SJisontheway Mon 15-Jun-09 10:31:42

I love Ewen and Marhta. Lovely names

Nancy66 Mon 15-Jun-09 10:36:54

Isn't Innes a girl's name?

seeker Mon 15-Jun-09 10:40:35

I think the girl's name is Inez.

Martha is wonderful.

Sunshinemummy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:47:27

I know a little boy called Innis. I think it's lovely. I also like Fraser.

I also know an Evie and a Martha. Of your girl's names I like Elsa the best. Although I also like Martha as it was my nan's name.

snechie Mon 15-Jun-09 10:48:09

Ines is a spanish girls name but Innes is a scottish boys name. DH is scottish and is v keen on a scottish boys name. Innes is his choice - I'm not that keen as we live in England and I think it will always get mis-spelled

snechie Mon 15-Jun-09 10:50:19

sunshine mummy I think you are right I think it is Innis rather than Innes

Ledodgy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:51:36

Ewen, Eve (biased!) and Martha.

snechie Mon 15-Jun-09 10:51:42

see I can't even spell it myself!

sandra79 Mon 15-Jun-09 11:08:03

Eve - also biased! and it goes well with anna

MaggieBee Mon 15-Jun-09 11:18:23

I love Elsa and Martha. Your boys' names are a bit ooooooh. I quite like Fraser. Innes for a boy too feminine. Is Ewen the same as Ewan? I like Ewan. Ewen looks like Ewe. Innis is a cheap affordable scent. It is lovely though. Smells like the ocean grin

MaggieBee Mon 15-Jun-09 11:20:10

Inis

(only one n)

jellybeans Mon 15-Jun-09 12:45:38

I like these best

Ewen
Evie
Esther

nappyaddict Mon 15-Jun-09 13:04:24

Martha is also very of the moment.

Evelyn is not that popular as long as you don't want to use the shortenings Evie or Eve. Surprisingly I know loads of Evie's and Eve's but no Evelyn's or Eva's.

19fran76 Mon 15-Jun-09 13:43:52

Really like Innes. Eve/Martha both very popular so it depends if that is an issue for you. Like Esther.

dizzydixies Mon 15-Jun-09 14:56:46

Innes is a boys name in Scotland and a lovely one at that smile

Anna and Evie are lovely but I would maybe give her Evelyn and nn Evie

lotspot Mon 15-Jun-09 16:56:38

Fraser and Elsa
I dont really get the eve/evie/etc thing - its a fairly bland name(s) imo - sorry

goinslowlymad Mon 15-Jun-09 19:50:19

Anna and Eve sounds too like Adam and Eve for me.
Fraser and Elsa.

yama Mon 15-Jun-09 20:00:21

I like Euan and Evie. Both go with Anna.

audley Mon 15-Jun-09 20:10:26

Fraser and Elsa are gorgeous imo

janeite Mon 15-Jun-09 20:11:52

I really like Martha, which complements Anna v well.

Don't like any of the boys' names though, sorry.

silver28 Mon 15-Jun-09 20:21:39

I like the name Fraser for a boy - would have seriously considered using it for my DS but DH wasn't keen as he had his heart set on something else.

I loved the name evelyn for a girl, which we would have shortened to Evie, but i have lost count of the number of babies i have met with this name in the 14 months since DS was born. The only name more common round here seems to be Ella (and variations thereof).

I really like the other girls names you have short listed. Have you also considered Lucy? Also fairly popular but also classic/timeless like Anna.

Servalan Mon 15-Jun-09 20:31:10

Ewen is a great name (I personally like the Ewan spelling).

Love the name Eve - but not Evie
Also really like the name Martha

snechie Mon 15-Jun-09 21:19:25

Thanks everyone.

Yes I have reservations about Anna and Eve sounding like Adam and Eve too.

Dh is insisting on the spelling Ewen although I prefer Ewan, he is a rubbish speller and says he will keep spelling in wrong if we spell it any other way hmm

Lucy was on the long list and then got scrapped.

It wasn't this hard first time round!

Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:25:05

Eve, Evie, Evelyn.. any of those are lovely and go so nicely with Anna
It may be a bit popular at the moment but its still classic.
Not too keen on any of the boys names personally and i thought Innes was a girls name too. From the options i would probably say Ewen?

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