Threads

Topics

Usernames

Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters.

Need help find the right name for your newborn? Try our baby name generator.

name help please!!
16

novaparty12 · 21/11/2020 10:11

I really like Rory for a boy but partner likes Phillip (it is growing on me) is quite unusual nowadays but also quite different.

Charlotte or Alexa for a girl. Alexa has always been my favouriite name for a girl but really don't think we ca use it now. Would the whole amazon allexa thing put people off using it??

We already have a Noah.

Thanks in advance

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

ThroughThickAndThin01 · 21/11/2020 10:16

I really like Rory. Philip will take some getting used to as it’s so unusual but I think it could be ok.

What about Alexandra and you shorten it to Alexa? If she gets fed up with it, which I think I would, she has other options to use.

Please
or
to access all these features

user1493494961 · 21/11/2020 10:58

Rory is OK, I don't like the Phil shortening so would say no to Philip.

Please
or
to access all these features

emilybrontescorsett · 21/11/2020 11:00

I wouldn't go with Alexa, Alexandra yes.
Philip is a bit old dad name to me. Not quite vintage enough to be fashionable and definitely not modern either. It's there with Gary.

Please
or
to access all these features

Ginandplatonic · 21/11/2020 11:01

I love Rory. Philip is a very underused classic - I quite like it. And Pip is a great nickname.

Charlotte doesn’t inspire me but is completely fine if you love it and don’t mind the popularity. I’m not keen on Alexa and there’s the Google issue. How about Alexandra?

Please
or
to access all these features

TotalBitch · 21/11/2020 11:37

I like Charlotte, Phillip and Rory. I used to love Rory, but it really seems to be having a moment, so wonder if it's going to be trendy which means it will date.

On balance, I'd go Charlotte and Phillip. They are more timeless imo. Alexa is nice too, but it has been mainly popular, along with Lexie, Lexie-May etc and Alexia in recent years, so again, I think it will date.

Please
or
to access all these features

MercyBodle · 21/11/2020 11:37

I like both Rory and Phillip, Rory a little more.
While I like Alexa I don't think it's now usable. Alexis or Alexandra would work. I like Charlotte.

Please
or
to access all these features

TotalBitch · 21/11/2020 11:37

Love Alexandra too!

Please
or
to access all these features

melisande99 · 21/11/2020 12:45

Philip with one L is the proper spelling. Agree it's quite distinctive nowadays. "Phil" is quite likely to happen, though - and that just makes me think of Phil Mitchell/generic middle-aged bloke.

Alexa, no. She'll never hear the end of it. Charlotte is nicer imo anyway.

Please
or
to access all these features

TheDetectiveBadge · 21/11/2020 12:52

Ooh sorry but I really dislike the name Phillip. I've taught a few of them over the years actually, so it's not as unusual as you'd think. I really like Rory though! I like Alexa but maybe Alexandra would be a safer option?

Please
or
to access all these features

pilates · 21/11/2020 12:59

Love Rory 🥰 and prefer Alexandra to Alexa.

Rory Phillip is very nice

Please
or
to access all these features

FluffyEggsontoast · 21/11/2020 13:04

Philip is such a refreshing change these days!! Love it.

Rory is acceptable and perfectly ok and fine albeit pretty dull. Admittedly I used to like it. It's leaped 100 places in the chart the last few years and is now top 50 and still on the rise. Plus -There's a whole host of other Ro names which are top 100 that kind of merge into one when they're all in a class together. Names like Ronnie Rory Roman are extremely popular and still rising.

Charlotte is a gorgeous classic
Alexa is really nice too and the Alexa amazon gadget wouldn't put me off

Please
or
to access all these features

Nell96 · 21/11/2020 14:17

I like Rory, it does keep popping up on mumsnet though, so may be getting popular - not sure if that bothers you. I don't like Philip - though Pip is quite a cute nn for a little boy. How about -

Louis
Patrick
Nathanial
George
Liam
Ethan
Samuel
Benjamin
Jude
Zachary

Charlotte is fine, bit dull. Prefer Charlie over Lottie as a nn. I think Alexa is unusable at the moment. Alexandra is nice. Love Lexi too.

Please
or
to access all these features

Firebird83 · 21/11/2020 22:57

I prefer Philip - this spelling.

Please
or
to access all these features

IamnotwhouthinkIam · 22/11/2020 00:37

I really like the classic Charlotte, although it's currently a bit popular it is so well used historically that it hopefully shoudn't ever feel dated (unlike some less traditional names.)

Alexa on the other hand would be quite a brave choice currently I think. If you really love it, I'd use the more traditional Alexandria/Alexandra (with the nn Alexa) - it would be safer in case the device hasn't gone away by the time she's older.

There's nothing especially unlikeable about Rory, I just find the sound of it a bit trendy. It does work well with the popular Noah, though.

I personally prefer Philip (spelt this simpler way, maybe with the cute nn Pip or Flip). Philip is a really classic name, that is just not very popular at the moment - but one I can see making a comeback along with similar traditional names (Peter, Robert, John etc) in a few years time. You'd be ahead of the pack!

Please
or
to access all these features

Whatsyourflava · 22/11/2020 08:31

Phillip is much nicer than Rory

Please
or
to access all these features

merlotormalbec · 22/11/2020 09:32

Love Rory. I love Alexa to but if anyone said her name Alexa the machine would pipe up. How about Alexis instead?

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.