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suggestions? Jack/ Kate/ Matthew

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BarbieLovesKen Wed 12-Aug-09 15:40:48

Hi all,

Wondering if you lovely mnetters could give me your honest opinions please?

I have a Shannon already and am pregnant with DC2 - am thinking Kate for a girl (which I really love) or Jack or Matthew for boy.

What do you think? our surname begins with L or any other suggestions??

MaybeAfterBreakfast Wed 12-Aug-09 15:49:50

Love Kate and Matthew.

MaggieBelleVirgo Wed 12-Aug-09 15:51:09

What about Clodagh? would that be too themey!?

love Clodagh and it could be shortened to clo or clio

Shannon and Kate don't sound like sisters, stylistically, there aren't similar.

belindarose Wed 12-Aug-09 16:11:28

I love them all. Kate has always, always been what I wanted to call my daughter, but now it comes to it (baby girl due today), husband says it's too 'short'. We want a name we both really love, so I'm not pressing the matter.

LouMacca Wed 12-Aug-09 16:22:54

I think Kate, Jack and Matthew are all lovely, timeless names. I had all 3 of them on my names list.

And not too popular at the mo. All the children I know with these name are older.

fiestabelle Wed 12-Aug-09 19:29:02

All lovely - especially like Kate and Jack - both on my shortlist.

Paolosgirl Wed 12-Aug-09 19:32:53

Love them all, esp. Kate and Matthew wink

I agree with MaggieBV - Shannon and Kate don't go together stylistically, but if that's not an issue for you then you have mthe go-ahead from me to use any of them!

Ladyem Thu 13-Aug-09 12:02:57

I think you could go with Kate as I don't automatically think of Shannon as being exclusively an Irish name - think Shannon Doherty, Shannon Elizabeth...

You could always have Katherine and shorten it as nn to Kate - Shannon and Katherine?

Jack and Matthew are both lovely names, you can't go wrong with either! grin

BarbieLovesKen Thu 13-Aug-09 13:01:04

Ooh I love hearing all the different opinions on this - thanks a million!!.

Looks overall positive so far smile

Ladyem - we are Irish and know exactly what you mean reg: not thinking of Shannon as being exclusively Irish although, we were thinking of calling a Kate Katie while shes little....

KERALA1 Thu 13-Aug-09 18:17:29

Surely Jack is officially "full" as a name? There are so so many of them. In the swimming pool today I swear every other boy under the age of 5 was called Jack. If this bothers you dont do it.

HerHonesty Thu 13-Aug-09 18:18:47

dull. imho.

KERALA1 Thu 13-Aug-09 18:37:30

Yes sorry I think they are dull too. But then you would probably not like the names I've given my children grin

floatyjosmum Thu 13-Aug-09 19:22:22

have to agree with karala about jack, lovely name but way too many of them.
when i had ds i said straight away he owuldnt be called joshua, jordan or jack

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 09:51:57

Yeah, I see what you mean to be honest.. I knew Jack was popular but didnt realise how popular, if you know what I mean. look up stats over here (Ireland) yesterday and a ridiculous number of babies born over the last few years have been named Jack.

Am definately leaning towards Matthew - DD picked it too grin

TiggyR Fri 14-Aug-09 10:03:07

Certainly in England Jack has been ridiculously over-popular for the last 15 years or so, and I would avoid it like the plague. Something no-one else has said yet; announcing your children as 'Shannon and Matthew' will remind people of poor little Shannon Matthews. Maybe in Ireland it won't be such a big deal, but here it would be a bit like calling your children Myra and Ian or Fred and Rosemary! Not wrong, just a bit awkward and icky, and you want people to think nice things when they hear your children's names, not negative things. Sorry!

Helennn Fri 14-Aug-09 10:12:39

Well spotted Tiggy - not a good mix! Agree with Jack, school is full of them.

Had to smile at the brother and sister on airport the other day both sadly suffering from cancer, but always referred to as Ella and Sam, never the other way around smile, so it always pays to be careful.

KERALA1 Fri 14-Aug-09 13:43:28

How about John? You seem to like the classic names and this is classic but actually rare amongest tiny children?

Platesmasher Fri 14-Aug-09 13:44:28

Are you a fan of LOST?

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 16:21:34

Oh My God, never thought of Shannon Matthews!! - even though its wasnt as high profile over here so id probably get away with it but completely see what you mean...

Kerala, your so good with your suggestions - we have alot of (admittedly older) Johns in our family so would be too common here... but thank you..

Platesmasher- never seen it!!

pointydog Fri 14-Aug-09 16:34:58

Like Kate a lot.

Not so keen on y our boy choices. Prefer James or Max

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 16:48:17

hmm James is lovely actually.

dont like Max to be honest.

piscesmoon Fri 14-Aug-09 17:03:00

All lovely.

GoldenSnitch Fri 14-Aug-09 17:23:28

Kate is my current favourite for my little girl due in December. grin

Really want to call her Catherine - with a C - but shorten it. Just wondering whether I will get away with it or will have to call her Katherine to make the nicknames make sense?

I have an Alex/Alexander already and think the names go well together

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 17:26:20

Definaltely go well together. Was saying them outloud a few times here in the office and getting some funny looks [grins]

Definately dont think the C matters at all. Still makes perfect sense to be honest.

GoldenSnitch Fri 14-Aug-09 17:35:52

Thankyou grin

My friends little girls are called Shannon and Bethany...

I'd be tempted to stick with Kate if you love it though.

Or maybe try Kaitlyn so they've both got 2 syllabals??

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