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#1 bronty_saurus

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Hi everyone,

Just wanting some advice on some names. Not sure if we're having a boy or a girl - thought we'd leave it for a surprise. We're also not sure if we'll end up having a middle name or not. Anyway, we'd like to narrow down a name in the next couple of weeks..

After reading our Baby Names book upside down and inside out we have:

Girls:
Marika (pro. Mar-ee-ka)
Evelyn
Marie
Zara
Quinn - (too unisex though?)
Charlotte

Boys:
Zavier/Xavier (which spelling would be easier?)
Elijah
Samuel
Anthony
Lucas
Joshua (second cousin's baby also called this, we don't know them THAT well but a very likely chance we'd see each other at future family BBQs so I guess this name's off, but I do like it!)

Do you have any other suggestions? We're going for more classic but hopefully not too popular names... Thanks in advance everyone!

#2 Imaginary friend

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

A second cousin that you see occasionally is not going to matter if you use the same name.


The ones I like from your lists are Marie, Marika, Evelyn, Zara - not so keen on Quinn and Charlotte not really to my taste, although is quite popular now.


Boys: love Joshua, Anthony and Samuel quite like, the others are ok.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

Marika - pretty
Evelyn - nice
Marie - ok as a middle
Zara - nice
Quinn - (too unisex though?) sorry dont like
Charlotte - nice

similar

Carla
Zana
Anika
Erika
Vivienne

Boys:
Zavier/Xavier - ok,  I'd use the X spelling
Elijah - nice  or Eli, Elias, Levi
Samuel - nice or Samuel
Anthony- love it
Lucas ok - prefer Luke
Joshua - nice,  but i'd probably avoid what about Josiah


#4 calico

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Girls:
Marika-Reminds me of Con the Fruiterer (The Comedy Company)
Evelyn-I've never been fond of it.
Marie-Love it!
Zara-Love this too.
Quinn -Not a favourite of mine.
Charlotte-Simply gorgeous.

Boys:
Xavier-Love it, and prefer this spelling.
Elijah-Handsome!
Samuel-Don't like the nn Sam.
Anthony-Don't like the nn Tony.
Lucas-All i think of is mucus. Prefer Luke.
Joshua-I think it's terribly unappealing, i much prefer Josiah.

Scarlett
Alice
Bridget
Diana
Eleanor
Fiona
Grace
Harriet
Isadora
June
Lucinda
May
Opal
Pearl
Ruth
Talia
Verity
Willa
Zara

Benedict
Callum
Dominic
Owen
Laurence
Vincent
Leo
Ethan
Frederick
Gabriel
Hugo
Isaiah
Patrick
Tobias


#5 calico

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

sorry, double post.

Edited by calico, 11 November 2012 - 11:14 AM.


#6 Gudrun

Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

I would shortlist to:

Marika
Charlotte
Quinn


Elijah
Lucas
Joshua


Very clear favourites are Marika and Elijah original.gif

(I would not spare a thought for second cousins and I would exclusively spell Xavier thus.)



#7 jaylo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Hi,

I like Marika and Lucas the most. I would spell it Xavier btw.

Congratulations!

#8 Shirley Sue

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Girls:
Marika (pro. Mar-ee-ka)- not a fan.
Evelyn- love, love.
Marie- also think it's better as a mn. What about Mary, Maria or Mara?
Zara- quite popular atm.
Quinn -  wub.gif
Charlotte- nice name but very, very popular atm.

Boys:
Zavier/Xavier (which spelling would be easier?)- depends on how you want it pronounced. Also, a very popular name atm.
Elijah-  wub.gif
Samuel- not a fan sorry.
Anthony-  wub.gif
Lucas-  wub.gif
Joshua- still quite popular but becoming less so lately. If you love it I would choose it.


#9 la di dah

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Marika, Marie, and Zara are my favourites of the girls. Charlotte isn't bad but is so popular. I'd like Caroline more than Charlotte simply because you meet fewer little Carolines.

Xavier and Anthony and Lucas are my favourites of the boys. But I would go ahead and use Joshua if I loved it. It's too common for a second cousin to get that stroppy about knowing there's another baby floating around by that name.

I prefer Eli or Ezra to Elijah.

Edited by la di dah, 11 November 2012 - 01:31 PM.


#10 Jjbeanz

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

Love Charlotte and Samuel. Even though Charlotte may be popular, I only know of 2 in real life!

#11 Plaxy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

The girl's standout for me is Quin. I don't see why unisex matters particularly.
Next are Marika and Charlotte.

Boys, I like Xavier (spelt this way), Samuel and Lucas.



Sorry, spelling, I mean Quinn.

#12 Iris37

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

My favourites are Quinn for a girl and Lucas for a boy  original.gif They are really lovely names.

#13 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

My top picks, in order would be:

Charlotte
Quinn
Evelyn (Especially with the nn Evie)


Lucas
Samuel
Xavier

All lovely names original.gif


#14 eachschoolholidays

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Charlotte and Samuel

#15 QueenElsa

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

I like Evelyn and Quinn.  Marie or Marika are great middle names.

Love Xavier and like Lucas. Perhaps you can use Joshua as a middle name? 2nd cousin wouldn't stop me using it.

#16 Imaginary friend

Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (Susiebelle @ 11/11/2012, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The girl's standout for me is Quin. I don't see why unisex matters particularly.

Sorry, spelling, I mean Quinn.


I dont mind unisex names at all - I just dont much like Quinn wink.gif

#17 Bellefin

Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

I like unusual names so that scraps Charlotte for me and puts Marika at the top. I really like Marina also. All the others are nice except the only Quinn I know is a boy so I think it's a boys name.

Fave on your boys list is Samuel, an exception to my "unusual" rule, I haven't actually heard of one for ages. All the others are OK, Elijah is a bit trendy for me, there are a lot of them around at the moment but the others are more classic.

#18 little lion

Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

I like Evelyn or Charlotte and Elijah the best. Samuel is also lovely.

#19 ~shannon~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

From your list my favourites are Evelyn and Joshua.

#20 QueenElsa

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Just wanted to add:
Evelyn Marie has a beautiful ring to it.

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

Marissa would be nice too

others

Melita
Melina
Melissa
Marita
Marelle

#22 Ladeeda

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

toss up between Charlotte and Zara for girls name and I really like all of your boys names except for Anthony but my pick would be Lucas

#23 bronty_saurus

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

Thanks for all your replies... Although I don't think we've ticked any off the list - except Quinn. Now I think about it from memory my Grandma's sister (great Aunt?) had a dog called Quin. So I think we'll scrap that one!

#24 Bel Rowley

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

My shortlist would be:
Marika - gorgeous name and gets points for being uncommon.
Zara
Charlotte (is very popular, perhaps use as a middle name?)

Boys:
Samuel - my clear favourite from the boy list
The others are all fine but I don't like them as much as Samuel.

#25 ~buzz~

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

my picks would be

Quinn and Zara

Xavier and Elijah

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