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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:58 AM
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:
Marika (pro. Mar-ee-ka)
Quinn - (too unisex though?)
Zavier/Xavier (which spelling would be easier?)
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!
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.
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
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
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:12 AM
Marika-Reminds me of Con the Fruiterer (The Comedy Company)
Evelyn-I've never been fond of it.
Zara-Love this too.
Quinn -Not a favourite of mine.
Xavier-Love it, and prefer this spelling.
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.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:12 AM
sorry, double post.
Edited by calico, 11 November 2012 - 11:14 AM.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:57 PM
I would shortlist to:
Very clear favourites are Marika and Elijah
(I would not spare a thought for second cousins and I would exclusively spell Xavier thus.)
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
I like Marika and Lucas the most. I would spell it Xavier btw.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
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.
Charlotte- nice name but very, very popular atm.
Zavier/Xavier (which spelling would be easier?)- depends on how you want it pronounced. Also, a very popular name atm.
Samuel- not a fan sorry.
Joshua- still quite popular but becoming less so lately. If you love it I would choose it.
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.
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!
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.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:12 PM
My favourites are Quinn for a girl and Lucas for a boy They are really lovely names.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:23 PM
My top picks, in order would be:
Evelyn (Especially with the nn Evie)
All lovely names
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.
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.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:44 PM
I like Evelyn or Charlotte and Elijah the best. Samuel is also lovely.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:20 PM
Just wanted to add:
Evelyn Marie has a beautiful ring to it.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:36 PM
Marissa would be nice too
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
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!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:13 AM
My shortlist would be:
Marika - gorgeous name and gets points for being uncommon.
Charlotte (is very popular, perhaps use as a middle name?)
Samuel - my clear favourite from the boy list
The others are all fine but I don't like them as much as Samuel.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:24 AM
my picks would be
Quinn and Zara
Xavier and Elijah
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