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IveGotHamButImNotAHamster Tue 23-Jun-09 16:47:09

Looking for ideas for our first, and this is my shortlist...would very much appreciate opinions!

Girls (middle name would be Frieda or Katherine/Kate):


Boys (middle name would be Philip or Paul:


DP likes Arthur and Alice best, but I'm not convinced!

All thoughts welcome! Thank you!

stillstanding Tue 23-Jun-09 16:50:41

My favourites out your girls' names are Elsa and Alice. Out of your boys' names Ned, Will and Arthur.

Hassled Tue 23-Jun-09 16:51:40

Jessica or Maggie.

Jamie or Will.

Jumente Tue 23-Jun-09 16:52:26

Bridget, definitely...Good with Frieda or Kate.

Greta also lovely but not so good when combined with middle names.

Boys - Ned, Sam or Will. Arthur is good too. smile

MamaLazarou Tue 23-Jun-09 17:12:20

I don't like Meg, Maggie, Will, Sam or Ned, because I am not a fan of nicknames-as-names.

Jessica always strikes me as a very glamorous name, but that's because my sister is Jessica and she looks like Nigella Lawson!

Rowan is nice, but I prefer it for a girl.

LaDiDaDi Tue 23-Jun-09 17:17:28

I like Elsa (on my list already) and Daphne.
Jessica, maggie and Natalie are all ok.
Really don't like Bridget, too harsh sounding imo.

I love Will, less keen on all of your other boys choices but I like Arthur and it's on my boys list.

jellybeans Tue 23-Jun-09 17:51:32

I like these...



I like Rowan for girls.

tummytickler Tue 23-Jun-09 20:34:38

I love Daphne - that is on our list!
Also Greta, Maggie and Elsa.
My favourite is actually Frieda.

Boys - I love Will (William) and Rowan - I went to college with a lush bloke called Rowan, he was very arty, intelligent, kind, good looking and genuine. I have wonderful associations with the name Rowan - love it!

ThePhantomPlopper Tue 23-Jun-09 20:46:42

Elsa - Nice.
Meg - Not my taste.
Daphne - OK.
Bridget - OK.
Natalie - OK.
Maggie - Not my taste.
Jessica - OK.
Greta - Doesn't really fit in with your choice in middle names.

Ned - Love Ned.
Sam - Like.
Matthew - Fine.
Rowan - Like.
Jamie - Not my taste.
Will - OK.

janeite Tue 23-Jun-09 20:50:25

Rowan, then Matthew then Sam (but would have Samuel) for the boys.
I don't like any of the girls' names, sorry but Meg is the best of the list imho.

Alice is fab. Arthur is not good.

nooka Wed 24-Jun-09 04:35:05

Well Greta, Meg and Maggie are all forms of Margaret, so I'd go with that, and then you can use them all My dd has Frieda as a middle name, so that's obviously fabulous! Margaret Frieda. Sounds very nice.

I like Bridget and Natalie and Jessica too (although Jessica doesn't go with Frieda)

Of your boys names I like the long versions for Ned, Will and Jamie, and William and Rowan too. Not so keen on Sam.

Tambajam Wed 24-Jun-09 06:20:09

Don't like Daphne. Not hugely keen on Bridget. Rest are fine. Like Meg, Elsa, Maggie. I don't think Greta Frieda is a good combo at all.

I wouldn't choose Alice over others on your list.
Like Ned, Rowan, Sam.

Mammina Wed 24-Jun-09 10:07:44

I like Elsa and Greta best out of your girls names (only one I dislike out of them all is Bridget)
Really like Ned, and Rowan is on my list for DC2 if it's a boy but am worried about it being thought of as a girls name?? (even though I've always thought of it as a boy's name)

I love Frieda too which is my girls' list

pinkpetunia Wed 24-Jun-09 12:04:19

elsa and matthew. full stop.

(I'm picky grin )

oliverboliverbutt Wed 24-Jun-09 12:05:26

Elsa - no
Meg - prefer meghan
Daphne - no
Bridget - no
Natalie - no
Maggie - love it
Jessica - no
Greta - love it

Boys (middle name would be Philip or Paul:

Ned - cute
Sam - no
Matthew - no
Rowan - no
Jamie - prefer this to all the others
Will - no

Nancy66 Wed 24-Jun-09 12:57:09

Elsa - love this, great name not overused and very classy.
Meg - it's ok, but ordinary
Daphne - no, awful. 50 year old hairdresser's name.
Bridget - I like Bridey, the shortened form
Natalie - no, bit common
Maggie - really like this one
jessica - dull dull dull
Greta - great name

Ned - like it, good strong masculine name
Sam - ok
Matthew - dull
Rowan - nope
Jamie - very very wet and wussy name
Will - like it.

IveGotHamButImNotAHamster Wed 24-Jun-09 13:00:33

Thanks everyone for your honest is looking like Ned and Elsa come out top, which were secretly my favourites too

gegs73 Wed 24-Jun-09 13:03:17

Elsa- really like this
Meg - mystic Meg, not keen
Daphne - don't like at all
Bridget - OK but think of Bridget Jones
Natalie - boring
Maggie - love it
Jessica - my favourite girls name ever
Greta - quite cute but wouldn't be my first choice

Boys (middle name would be Philip or Paul:

Ned - really like it, but a bit of a dogs name.
Sam - love it
Matthew - OK but don't like the name Matt
Rowan - no
Jamie - like it but lots of them
Will - really like it

angrypixie Wed 24-Jun-09 13:23:33

Ned or Arthur

Elsa (although used a lot for guide dogs??) or Alice

Really loathe Natalie - several unfortunate associations.
Bridget will always be Jones now to me, and the others are just not my taste at all.

8oreighty Wed 24-Jun-09 13:26:20

I have a thing about names that are short for longer names being used as names in for instance Meg...I would assume it was short for Meghan? and Will would have to be short for William...etc...

makingdotoo Wed 24-Jun-09 13:32:36

Girls (middle name would be Frieda or Katherine/Kate):

Elsa - i have an elsie (middle name also kathrine!), elsa makes me think of born free. so a no.
Meg - family guy lol. I quite like meg.
Daphne - no. potential for nasty name calling like daft knee.
Bridget - jones. Bit pretentious.
Natalie - my evil cousin. Name is quite nice though.
Maggie - i like maggie
Jessica - my rabbit :O no
Greta - makes me think of an old lady. No.

Boys (middle name would be Philip or Paul:

Ned - flanders. no no no.
Sam - I like sam but doesnt really go with middle names.
Matthew - i like this with paul.
Rowan - tree fruit pastilles. mmm. yes i like rowan with philip.
Jamie - no.
Will - s'okay. not with either middle names though.

So best two...

Natalie Kate
Matthew Paul

thell Sun 28-Jun-09 01:51:54

You've got my current two faves in there! Bridget (Bridie for short)
Ned (Edward or Benedict for long)

Greta is also good, and I like Rowan because secretly I would have liked to be Ma Larkin and name 500 children after plants smile

Sam and Alice i used to really like, but popularity has made me a bit bored with them. Really nice names though.

MrsMattie Sun 28-Jun-09 18:27:22

Girls - love Maggie and Greta. The rest - meh.

Boys - Sam, Will & Matthew all great names. Not keen on others.

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