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pureeandpearls Sun 30-Aug-09 15:39:05

I did have a thread about this before. The very helpful advice gave us a great couple of names so I deleted it from my watch list, and now DH has declared both names out of the running so I need to start again.

DD is Cecily, so we are looking for inspiration for both boys and girls. Any suggestions gratefully received. The not having a name is driving me mad!!

diddl Sun 30-Aug-09 15:44:00

Theo
Noah
Gabriel

Eleanor
Harriet
Hattie/Hettie

AliPalli Tue 01-Sep-09 11:38:51

I think (rightly of wrongly) of Cecily as being quite an Edwardian sort of name. So I will try to think of other names in this vane. Diddl's girls suggestions are spot on in this respect, but the boys ones are a bit more modern.

Do you want a name that ends in an "ee" sound like Cecily? In which case:

Boys:
Edward - Teddy
Gilbert - Bertie
Tobias - Toby

Girls
Florence - Floss(ie)
Constance - Connie
Dorothy
Felicity

Or, do you want something that sounds different

Boys:
William
Julian
Tristan

Girls:
Beatrice
Vita
Harriet

Some of these are more Enid Blyton than Edwardian, but HTH anyway. smile
Virginia

AliPalli Tue 01-Sep-09 12:35:04

Whoops. Clearly Virginia was another suggestion, not my name grin.

BTW, thought of a couple of lovely names beginning with the same letter as your surname, but assuming that's no good.

vivaGlasvegas Tue 01-Sep-09 14:44:13

Hi Puree,

loved Sybil's suggestion on the other thread of Genevieve.
Emma
Helen
I love Dorothy, DH won't let me have for any future DD2 sad

I think (rightly or wrongly wink)that a nice solid sounding boy's name would go well like
Edward
Benjamin
Jonathan
Henry

Are we going along the right lines for you?
What boy's name did you have in mind for C?

loobylu3 Tue 01-Sep-09 20:52:52

I have a little Cecily and Genevieve would be my top name choice if I ever have another LO! I wouldn't necessarily say they 'go' but it is a beautiful name.
Names that you might like that seem to match the style of Cecily or 'go well' imo:

Violet
Pearl
Ivy
Elodie
Rose
Lucia
Alice
Beatrice
Penelope
Francesca
Eleanora
Dap hne
Adela

Benedict
Augustin
Theodore
Edward
Albert
Rufus
Arthur

Can you give a little clue to your taste by telling us some other names that you like?

pureeandpearls Tue 01-Sep-09 21:04:55

I'm so loving this-

would love Beatrice and Penelope but have surname issues (would give word approximating penis and Bin which DH thinks wouldn't be good from teasing point of view.)

Love, love, love Genevieve but would be Gin. Like Theodore George Francesca and Florence but have been taken by close friends. I like Arthur but DH doesn't. Love the nickname Teddy but not Edward. Having more trouble with boy than girl (current fave is Evelyn)

Want something that has a nice nn (doesn't everyone) but doesn't end in the -ey sound and doesn't begin with I, P or C.

Am I being too fussy? Is it harder to get second name than first?

Thanks so so so much for all your ideas- they are great!!

MaggieLeo Tue 01-Sep-09 21:19:07

Cecily is lovely. I really like Beatrice and Penelope as suggested. Also, Verity and Gregory or Zachary. Julian is lovely. I know one. I also like Julius. Cecily and Julius. That works very well.

loobylu3 Tue 01-Sep-09 22:01:14

Puree- I would use Evie or Vivi as a nn for Genevieve, although would try to use full name is possible.

More boy's names:

Felix
Dashiell
Gregory
Jasper
Henry
Sebastian
Conrad
Lucas

lockets Wed 02-Sep-09 10:11:35

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TwoPersephone Wed 02-Sep-09 10:22:03

Phillipa

TwoPersephone Wed 02-Sep-09 10:22:17

Dulcie

pureeandpearls Wed 02-Sep-09 11:31:30

Can't have names beginning with P (P + surname = Penis or thereabouts!)

Love Dulcie and Genevieve- why are girls names so easy?

Still haven't found a boy's name DH likes....

MissJoanHolloway Wed 02-Sep-09 11:41:56

Robin
Clyde
Dexter
Ellis
Elliot
Gideon
Jasper
Jarvis
Lucien
Nelson
Silas
Thaddeus
Wyatt

good luck!

lockets Wed 02-Sep-09 11:45:02

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loobylu3 Thu 03-Sep-09 12:37:46

What sort of boy's names does your DH like? He must like one or two!

LoveBuckets Thu 03-Sep-09 22:06:44

Marianne
Georgiana
Or more randomly how about Orla?

Teddy short for Edmund
Laurence
Marcus / Magnus / Marius

dizzydixies Thu 03-Sep-09 23:54:28

Cordelia
vivienne
Ariane
Odette

dizzydixies Thu 03-Sep-09 23:58:47

Josephine
Celeste
Marianne
Millicent
Susannah

Fimbo Fri 04-Sep-09 00:17:14

Sylvie
Phoebe
Corinne
Lysette
Miranda
Susannah
Rosalind

Thomas
Johnnie
Max
Henry
Jonath an

pureeandpearls Fri 04-Sep-09 12:02:22

DH currently favouring Leo. Does Leo go with Cecily????

belgo Fri 04-Sep-09 12:04:41

Prefer Leon to Leo.

boodleboot Fri 04-Sep-09 14:28:37

Virginia is perfect. i work with a Ginny who is about 23 and she loves her name...

dizzydixies Sat 05-Sep-09 09:45:05

what about Cecily and Hugo - fab imo smile

MissJoanHolloway Wed 09-Sep-09 11:58:30

Hugo nice.

Prefer Leon. Leo reminds me of the Blair baby.

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