Baby 2 is due begining of January and I'm having real problems deciding on a name for a boy or girl. DS is Charlie, surname is a long name begining with R. I'll bravely put up my very shortlists and see what the MN consensus is and if there are any other suggestions.
Boy William Joseph
I like Jack but not sure if it's uber popular still? Can't have; George, Harry, Henry, Max.
Girl Alice Nancy
Can't have; Annabel or Harriett, Martha, Milie or Ruby but not keen on long names anyway as surname long.
blondie your boys names are the same as mine so like them both, Jack is still the number one boys name based on the lists I was looking at yesterday. I'm not so keen on the girls names but that's just my opinion, though we have considered Annabel and Millie is on our girls list.
love William as DS name (actually he's a Billy for now). Joseph is a great name but couldn't use as too like mine... . (Love Charlie too, but don't like Charles, so stuck on that one for future DS2...). Other names I'm considering for DS2 Finnian (Finn) Rafferty (Raff) Malachy (Mal) Gregory (DB name)
NOT keen on Alice as was at school with a really annoying one... ridiculous reason. My SIL is Nancy, and I really like it. What about Luisa Clara Eliza Lola...
We called DS Charlie, not Charles as knew we would never use it!
Our William would also be Billy I think, tho do wonder if Billy & Charlie would make people snigger/point to a not so white past?! DP would shorten Joseph to Joey whilst I would to Joe or JJ (planned middle name Jesse). I love Seamus but DP hates it! Oh this naming business is so tough!
Glad Nancy has one vote at least! I remembered last week an Alice I worked with who was a total PITA but trying to not let that bother me as lst is already so short!
They are all good solid traditional names. Yes Jack is still uber popular but William and Joseph are really quite popular too so if popularity bothers you, I'd prepare to meet several more as your potential ds grows up.
Nancy and Alice are both lovely names but again quite fashionable atm.
Nothing wrong with popular btw, they're popular for a reason.
I am stuck in a quandry of liking traditional names but not wanting DS/DD to be one of billions in her school. I know Charlie is also quite popular but he was named after my Grandad so it wasn't an issue.
My out of the box names are Austin and Dulcie but I have yet to suggest to DP!!