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Baby due today, still haven't agreed on a name. Something similar to Cecily or Helena - can you help???

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needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:03:30

Ok so DH and I cannot agree.

We don't know the sex but are a bit more stumped with girls names.

I love both Cecily and Helena, he thinks they are ponsy. I also love Romily but a close friend has named her baby that about 6 months ago. Same with beatrice and martha.

Dh likes names that are now too popular in my opinion (I think the are nice but I have a popular name and it drove me bonkers at school). eg Poppy, Hannah, Evie, Olivia

Can you help??? Think this baby might be nameless... Looking for classy names that won't date, are pretty but not too girlie and ideally outside the top 30/50.

Boys - maybe alexander or adam. urrghh who knows.

DS 1 is Louis.

(have name changed)

brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:11:13

Helena-my dd best friend's name and def not a ponce -she is uber cool 17 yr old


hattee Wed 28-Oct-09 16:11:35

I like both your boys names. I also like Benjamin and James - though James may be too popular for your tastes

How about Elizabeth, Catherine or Alexandra? These are all timeless and elegant in my opinion

luciemule Wed 28-Oct-09 16:13:53


needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:15:14

Yes I know but need to persuade DH (who i think just dislikes a name because \i suggest it!)

We both LOVE georgia but doesn't go with our surname sadly.

I also like Anna but am a bit worried its too much of my generation rather than now (in other words like being called janet or margaret when you are 30)

Such a responsibility naming a child...

diddl Wed 28-Oct-09 16:16:03

Eleanor, Harriet, Alexandra, Juliet?

I do like Olivia & Hannah, though.

Like Alexander, also William, Sebastian & Hamish (blush)

brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:18:11

What you need to do is get a blokey bloke to suggest Helena to him - or confirm to him it's not poncy.

Or some way so he thinks it was his idea.

Men are so influenced by other blokes - it's infuriating.

needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:19:18

Thanks for replies!

Benjamin and James both used in our family. Love them both.
I think boys names don't date as quickly though so may go for soemthing more classic.

amelia - know too many baby amelies (shame as LOVE the film) delia slightly obsessed with mrs d smith so reminds me of her!

ArrghnBoooeee Wed 28-Oct-09 16:20:46


NorktasticNinja Wed 28-Oct-09 16:21:48

Anna is great! No reason at all why you shouldn't use it.

Go on, call her Anna (if she's a girl).

I wouldn't use Adam for a second son. But maybe that's just me being odd? Like Alexander, would have used it myself given the chance.

needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:22:06

we've already semi-rowed about it so he'll know I've set them up, bloody men! (he is wonderful in all other ways)

like hamish!

needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:22:56

Elodie is nice, goes with Louis.
Also maybe elsa??

brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:23:29


NorktasticNinja Wed 28-Oct-09 16:25:04

Elodie is lovely but I think Elsa goes better with Louis.

Elodie and Louis are maybe a little bit rhymey?

luciemule Wed 28-Oct-09 16:25:21

What about Annalie - someone at my school was called that and everyone loved it.

needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:25:36

yes rosa is lovely.

aside: past tense of to row?? rowed looks wrong!!

brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:26:04


needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:26:32

yes tis true.
Is elsa very old lady-ish???

needanamefast Wed 28-Oct-09 16:28:11

Thea like it. In fact Dh quite likes it too (well he said so last night but will probably have changed his mind by tonight)

My no 1 fave is cecily. can you think of similar ish names?

claraquack Wed 28-Oct-09 16:28:34

Emma - it's a classic but not too popular (eg not like Emily which seems to have overtaken it in popularity). We have an Emma and a Martha as I thought they went well together.



Clara? (which obviously is my name!).

brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:30:15


luciemule Wed 28-Oct-09 16:30:46


NorktasticNinja Wed 28-Oct-09 16:31:00

Cecily means blind...


brimfull Wed 28-Oct-09 16:31:02

I love Clara

hattee Wed 28-Oct-09 16:31:36


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