It’s time to ask for some help...
CloClose · 22/09/2019 07:04
Almost 34 weeks with a baby girl and going round in circles with names. DH is not very good at making suggestions but very good at saying no. We have also tried to involve our DS who is almost 8 but it seems getting 3 people to agree is even harder than 2!
Please can I have opinions on the below and any suggestions for similar sounding ones that we may not have thought of?
Seren Isobel (Ren for nn) - top contender for a while but have been having a wobble the last few days.
Remi Isobel (Remi Belle) - worried about it being viewed as a boys name but at the same time still really like it.
Emmie - love it but DH doesn’t.
Etta - same as above. DH says no way!
Also quite like:
Leni (stolen from another thread)
As you can see we seem to like short and also the ‘emi/eni’ sounds... help me please!
MustardScreams · 22/09/2019 07:05
Love Etta. Seren is nice. Don’t particularly like Remi or Emmie, they sound like nicknames.
CloClose · 22/09/2019 07:07
DH says there will be absolutely no convincing him on Etta and I can’t find any full names it could be short for that I like
Marlena1 · 22/09/2019 07:12
What about Rumi/Romy?
Astronica · 22/09/2019 07:12
Seren Isobel is quite lovely and my favourite of your list. Erin is nice and my second choice.
xsamix86 · 22/09/2019 07:20
Another vote here for Seren Isabel! If I hadn't already had my name picked I think I would have been discussing that for the list with my OH! Very pretty and unique
CloClose · 22/09/2019 07:21
@Marlena1 I have thought about Rumi/Romi but I think I prefer the ‘en/em’ sound to ‘um/om’
Thanks @Astronica I do still really like it. Not sure why the slight wobble. Haven’t fully managed to get DS on board as apparently there is a water monster called Serren in his Zelda game 😂
Hydrogenbeatsoxygen · 22/09/2019 07:23
My grandmother was called Henrietta but everyone called her Etta.
diddlediddle · 22/09/2019 07:50
Seren Isobel is the best in your list by far. Don't overthink it!
Emelene · 22/09/2019 07:55
Seren Isobel is beautiful!
Moominfan · 22/09/2019 08:06
I love your name choices. Shame your dh doesn't like Etta.
strawbmilk · 22/09/2019 08:15
What about Remi
Peachbubble · 22/09/2019 08:21
I prefer Eleni or Elena to Leni. How about Emmeline or Elise?
CloClose · 22/09/2019 11:08
Thanks everyone, maybe I just need to sit on it for a week or so and come back to Seren. I think I am overthinking it!
@strawbmilk Remi was on my list?
@Peachbubble thanks for the suggestions - Emmeline shortened to Emmie could be a contender too
mondler · 22/09/2019 12:09
Seren is lovely as is Erin. I know a Denise that shortens it to Deni in case that's one you haven't considered. Also Wren may fit your criteria.
Good luck! We found naming our DS so hard x
Clayplease · 22/09/2019 14:00
Seren Isobel is so lovely! Think I'd go with this. Though can you see what she looks like when she's born? I know people who have been pretty set on a name but gone for something completely different on meeting the baby.
georgialondon · 22/09/2019 14:09
I love love Etta. I've been thinking I might use it next time.
AverageMummy · 22/09/2019 15:03
Etta is so lovely - have you tried:
DramaAlpaca · 22/09/2019 16:26
Well, you both have to agree so rule out the ones your DH doesn't like. I'm with him on Etta, by the way. I wouldn't be involving a sibling in naming a baby, either, it just confuses matters.
Seren Isobel is beautiful. Don't overthink it.
MayaWhySoDown · 22/09/2019 16:49
I only like Erin, but do love Etta as a nn for Juliet. If ds had been a girl, that's what he would've been called. I don't like it on its own though... don't know why! It seems a bit 'of the moment's, like Betsy, Elsie, Sadie etc. So I think it will date.
MayaWhySoDown · 22/09/2019 16:49
'Of the moment'
CloClose · 22/09/2019 18:22
@mondler we were thinking we could use Ren as nn for Seren. Also DS loves Remi so to pacify him we said he could use Reni as his nn for her. So Seren does seem to be a good all rounder too!
Agree @DramaAlpaca that we have to agree so it’s likely I have to let Etta go as he really isn’t keen.
diddlediddle · 22/09/2019 18:59
Also, Serena nn Reni?
Atlasta · 22/09/2019 19:05
Erin is my favourite.
Have you thought of Wren rathen than Seren nn Ren?
FizzyGreenWater · 22/09/2019 19:08
I prefer Serena, but overall Seren Isobel is great.
MayaWhySoDown · 23/09/2019 09:43
Wren is fantastic. I also like Serena, but think she'd end up with Ree-nee rather than Renn-ee.
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