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LittleCheese Thu 09-Jul-09 22:16:00

Baby due in 9 weeks, do not yet know the sex and dh and I are finding it difficult to decide on names we both like, we have

For a girl


A boy


dizzydixies Thu 09-Jul-09 22:17:57

Darcie is ok
Alicia is nice
Elouise is fine but I prefer Eloise

am not that keen on Aidan/Aiden but only because I know one and he's a wee pap sorry!

noddyintoyland Thu 09-Jul-09 22:21:55

Darcie - ok
alicia - ok
elouise - This one is my favourite but like dizzy I prefer Eloise though!

Aiden/Aidan - ok prefer Aiden as the spelling. I know two and they are both mummy's boys

Lizzylou Thu 09-Jul-09 22:23:08

Alicia = Slag
Sorry, personal experience

All other names nice

5inthebed Thu 09-Jul-09 22:23:20

I prefer Darcie spelt D'Arcy, but it's a lovely name. So is Alicia and Elouise.

Aiden/Aidan is also lovely.

nomorecake Thu 09-Jul-09 22:25:20


both lovely.
darcie/darcy sounds a bit pretentious to me.
alicia is ok, but eloise is much nicer.

LittleCheese Thu 09-Jul-09 22:26:52

Thanks for quick replies also just decided we might quite like Toby

Servalan Thu 09-Jul-09 23:05:50

Love the name Eloise - but only with that spelling. (Wouldn't spell it Elouise)

Never personally been a fan of the name Darcie.

I have unfortunate associations with the name Alicia so can't be objective about that one!

Prefer Toby to Aidan

Scorpette Fri 10-Jul-09 00:14:05

Darcie is sweet, but everyone will mention Mr D'arcy...

Do prefer Alicia, mind.

mrswoolf Fri 10-Jul-09 00:22:21

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pickyvic Fri 10-Jul-09 00:22:45

oh i love the name darcie! really love it. prefer it to the other 2. aiden is lovely for a boy too. i approve! (lol)

janeite Fri 10-Jul-09 00:32:02

Eloise is gorgeous but looks weird with the 'u' in. I really like Darcy too (like this or with 'ey' not with 'ie') although lots of people on here hate it.

Don't like Alicia but love Alice.

Don't like Aidan.

janeite Fri 10-Jul-09 00:32:44

Toby/Tobias = lovely.

ohfuschia Fri 10-Jul-09 01:02:58

I love the name Eloise, agree it looks weird with an added 'u'.

Like the name Aidan with an a.

MamaLazarou Fri 10-Jul-09 08:28:17

I agree, Eloise is much nicer than Elouise.

Alicia is nice unless it's pronounced Aleesha.

Aiden is lovely.

Darcie just makes me think of Mr Darcy.

BikeRunSki Fri 10-Jul-09 08:41:41


All good.

Alice nicer than Alicia, but I am biased.
Darcie- no.

BunnyLebowski Fri 10-Jul-09 14:42:27

Aidan is a great name (my dad's and brothers so might be biased grin).

Only spelt that way though and the derivatives (Jayden, Braiden etc) are dreadful.

Don't like Darcie - it's a footballers wife baby name.

Eloise is lovely but not your spelling.

Alicia is okay.

slowreadingprogress Fri 10-Jul-09 15:07:03

Aiden I don't like. Toby is lovely - go for that!

Alice is so much nicer than Alicia imo....softer and Eloise. How about Elise?

MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 15:10:02

I like Toby and much prefer Alice to all three names you picked!

simplesusan Fri 10-Jul-09 23:09:49

Love Darcie and Elouise-boith fab names.
Quite like Aiden too!!!!
Ps would spell it Eloise.

liliputlady Sat 11-Jul-09 13:35:56

Like Darcy, there are loads of Alicias and pronunciation can be confusing, like Eloise and also just Louise - it's so pretty and rarely used these days - sadly didn't go with our surname.
Aiden's lovely. Toby sounds like a baby's name to me, not very manly.

NanaJo Sun 12-Jul-09 04:54:24

Alice is so much nicer, prettier than Alicia in my opinion. Elouise looks like you didn't know how to spell Eloise. I love the name Darcie!

The only Aidan I know is an absolute little horror so I'm afraid rather negative about that name.

Karam Sun 12-Jul-09 12:28:06

Love Eloise, but do not like the U in it. Not only does it make you look illiterate (which I'm sure you're not - but that won't stop other people forming judgements about you) but also that spelling makes me think Louse.

Really dislike Darcie - just too masculine a name for me.

Like Alicia, provided it is pronounced A-lis-cee-a and not A-lee-sh-a.

Like Aiden.

Toby makes me think Dog (I had a dog called Toby, so for me it will always be a dog's name!)


lljkk Sun 12-Jul-09 12:34:24

The only Eloise I know is a little minx, kind of puts me off.
None of the others are my taste, sorry!! Toby is very popular around here, but agree with it being a poppet/little name, doesn't sound like a full grown strapping man's name.

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