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1stTimeMama Tue 06-Oct-09 15:47:36

Here's the shortlist of baby names I'm considering that I generated with Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder. Let me know what you think. I'm looking for first and middle names!

Boys
Arthur
Ezra
Gabrial
Gideon
Lorcan
Mason
Raif
Stanley
Thaddeus

Girls
Aure lia
Aurelie
Delilah
Eliza
Marlo
Ophelia
Oriana

GhostWriter Tue 06-Oct-09 15:50:04

Like them all apart from Mason.

1stTimeMama Tue 06-Oct-09 15:52:52

Hmmm, Mason's my least favourite too. Just trying it out!

bellissima Tue 06-Oct-09 16:46:29

Agree with Ghostwriter on Mason - a surname imo. Gabriel not Gabrial? Love Stanley.

On the girls - Marlo to me sounds masculine. Aurelia/lie on the other hand too candy-coated. Rather like Eliza. Also quite like Delilah but wonder whether she will get My My My all the time (probably just my age, sorry). Oriana just makes me think of orifice - again apologies and just my mind.

katnkittens Tue 06-Oct-09 19:14:18

From your boys list I like Gabriel the best, not keen on any of the others.

Girls list I like Delilah and Ophelia.

I had a French exchange student named Aurelie once staying at my house, whilst it sounds nice with a French accent, 'orally' did become the butt of several jokes....

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 06-Oct-09 22:31:30

Boys :

Arthur - good
Ezra - cool !
Gabriel - love it (DH vetoed this for me)
Gideon - no sorry, reminds me of a) the Gideon bible b) a really nerdy bloke i once knew
Mason - no - it's a surname
Lorcan - I really like this
Raif - no. too "posh"
Stanley - cool for a little boy, but maybe a teen won't thank you for it ?
Thaddeus - no

Girls:

Aurelia - Hmm
Aurelie - Hmm
Delilah - no
Eliza - OK
Marlo - nicer for a boy !
Ophelia - no sorry, too pretentious
Oriana - pretty name

This as quite an eclectic mix of names !

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 06-Oct-09 22:32:32

Just thought, if you like Aurelie, what about Elodie ??

CristinaTheAstonishing Tue 06-Oct-09 22:40:08

I like Arthur and Aurelia/e.

Are you sure you want Raif? (And all the others?)

serinBrightside Tue 06-Oct-09 23:04:28

Love Gabriel and Oriana

randomimposter Wed 07-Oct-09 07:40:02

Boys
Arthur - DS middle name, my beloved late dad's name
Ezra - knew one at school - like it!
Gabrial - surely an E?
Gideon - again knew one at school/then univ... arse
Lorcan - too US soap
Mason - ditto
Raif - bit pretentious
Stanley - my dad's middle name - LOVE it... (we also named our first cat Stan)
Thaddeus - not keen

Girls
Aure lia - ok
Aurelie - sounds like orally
Delilah - really like it, BUT understand the MY MY MY issue
Eliza - grandmother's name... top of my girl's list (Eliza Genevieve for me)
Marlo - agree, sounds like a boy
Ophelia - like it
Oriana - boat

1stTimeMama Wed 07-Oct-09 09:41:04

Thanks everyone, I see your points on some of them. I think the top pick of the girls is Eliza May at the moment.
With Gabriel, I wasn't sure whether it looked to feminine with an 'e'?? But my DP is leaning toward Arthur Gabriel?

Fluffaddict Wed 07-Oct-09 11:19:11

I too like Ezra (once worked with one) & Eliza (friends dd named this). Also like Gabriel but have to agree with most commenst about the others. Marlo would be nice for a boy - ds2 middle name is Arlo!

1stTimeMama Fri 16-Oct-09 16:28:00

Well, I had a baby girl on the 8th October! Thanks for your opinions, her name is Eliza Mae )

doubleexpresso Fri 16-Oct-09 17:28:35

Congratulations! Beautiful name. smile

CuppaTeaJanice Fri 16-Oct-09 21:35:59

That's a good day to have a birthday!!!grin

Isn't there a Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave song with Eliza Mae in it? (or is it Eliza Day?) It's a good song though so don't let it put you off the beautiful name you've chosen for your little girl.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Oct-09 14:54:57

Love Eliza, was to be our second child but he was a boy!

1stTimeMama Sun 18-Oct-09 12:28:15

Cuppa, it's Eliza Day, and I love the song!

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