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What do you think of Lydia or Marcus

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sortitoutdotcom Mon 20-Jul-09 16:38:28

Lydia for a girl obviously, and Marcus for a boy?

Like? dislike? bland?
anything else in the same style?

BitOfFun Mon 20-Jul-09 16:41:16

Both nice - not too over-used, but not upyerarse "let's be unique" either.

<stamps approval>

MaggieVirgo Mon 20-Jul-09 16:42:44

hey, BOF, that's a good brief to follow!

serenity Mon 20-Jul-09 16:51:33

I have a Lydia, and still love it. She's the only one in school atm (was one other who left last year whilst DD was in Nursery) I've heard the odd one or two when we've been out, but it's fairly distinctive still. smile

I quite like Marcus too.

swedesinsunglasses Mon 20-Jul-09 16:59:13

I love Lydia but I don't much care for Marcus.

crokky Mon 20-Jul-09 17:01:26

I really like them both.

Wilts Mon 20-Jul-09 17:06:39

I don't really like Marcus. Lydia is nice though ( my baby sisters name).

My sister is the only Lydia in her secondary school and DS2 only has one in his primary, so not too over used either.

LouMacca Mon 20-Jul-09 17:24:54

Sorry don't like either of them.

I know that this is going to sound silly but I think they are ok as adults names but I just don't like them for children.

suwoo Mon 20-Jul-09 17:27:49

I really like Lydia. I don't 'love' Marcus, but its a fine, sensible, proper name. I know one and he is a little bugger, but in a nice way. grin

hippipotamiHasLost49lbs Mon 20-Jul-09 17:31:39

I love love love Lydia. It is fast becoming my favourite girls name and I wish I had thought of it for dd (who is Emily)

I like Marcus too. Ds's friend has a 6 year old brother called Marcus - great name!

shoshe Mon 20-Jul-09 17:42:24

DS2 was Marcus {grin] Brilliant name

Tommy Mon 20-Jul-09 17:50:02

DS3 was going to be Lydia - I love it.

Not too keen on Marcus myself but, as names go, it's fine!

Thunderduck Mon 20-Jul-09 17:52:57

I like Marcus but not Lydia.

welovepinkmilk Mon 20-Jul-09 18:04:08

Lydia - gorgeous, Marcus not so much.

jellybeans Mon 20-Jul-09 21:29:18

I Love Marcus but not keen on Lydia, bit boring and old ladyish, sorry.

coppola Mon 20-Jul-09 21:30:20

Lydia is lovely

Paolosgirl Mon 20-Jul-09 21:33:31

Lydia teapot - I'm so sorry but it's all I can ever think of then I hear that name, although perhaps it's because the regional accent up here would pronounce lid of a teapot/whatever that way.

Marcus is lovely...

Clowance Mon 20-Jul-09 21:39:24

OMG Lydia was my top choice for a DD but I ended up with a DS...and guess what he's called grin

Posey Mon 20-Jul-09 21:44:30

I love Lydia. Did consider it (loved it ever since heard the Dean Friedman song of the same name grin) but had a ds. We also considered Marcus ut decided against only because the s sound at the end was wrong with our surname.

So a big thumbsup from me smile

sleepsforwimps Tue 21-Jul-09 07:50:06

I love the name Lydia, not so keen on Marcus though.

MamaLazarou Tue 21-Jul-09 07:57:50

They are both lovely names.

gladders Tue 21-Jul-09 10:37:41

agree with the unusual but not ridiculous comment already posted. both nice solid names which will not widely exist in their generation...

fiona
alasdair
julia
timothy

in much the same vein...

mrswoolf Tue 21-Jul-09 13:47:47

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thumbwitch Tue 21-Jul-09 13:48:26

both good.

RachieB Thu 23-Jul-09 00:38:38

Love Lydia
but not Marcus

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