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#1 melzy02

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

So I posted a while ago asking for help and ummm we are still undecided! Baby number 2 is due next month and we have our boys names which I love love love.

Patrick, Henry or Hugo and will most likely be Patrick as that is both of our favourites with the middle name Francis.

For girls we have a list but I just don't love them like I love our boys names.

Ivy - kind of going off Ivy?
Harriet - I love but DH hates
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN

and again the middle name will be Frances

We have a William Jack

oh and that spelling is correct for the male and female version of Frances right? I read somewhere that it is Francis with an i for him and Frances with an e for her?

#2 jazzann

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

i love love love harriet my dh hated it as well but i ended up with a harry. what about frances as a first name nn frankie. out of your list my next fav would be eleanor then matilda nn tilly. good luck

#3 Melthestar

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Matilda is a beautiful name. I have a friend who's little girl is named this. They call her Tilly for short.

#4 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Love Eleanor.  Francis/boy Frances/girl looks about right to me.

#5 la di dah

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

Yes you're right it's Frances for girls and Francis for boys.

I'm fond of Francie as a NN for Frances for a girl if you wanted to use it up front.

Matilda I like Tillie and Matty both, but I associate Matty more with Martha for my own weird family reasons. I like Tillie a lot - sometimes more than Matilda.  ph34r.gif

I love Ivy a lot, I want to use it myself. But I like a number of little names like that, Ada and so on. I also like Iris a lot, but I like Ivy more I think.

#6 Candyley

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

I like all of your names OP, my friend has a Matilda and their NN for her is Milly.

#7 Tarantara

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

Eleanor is my favourite from your list.

Not a fan of Ivy, really.

Iris Frances has a tricky rhythm which I don't really like. I usually prefer a different number of syllables or at least a different emphasis on the syllables, even though middle names are rarely used.

Eloise, Harriet, Isla and Matilda are all nice.

I think that Eleanor would go best with William too original.gif

#8 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Definately Frances with an 'e' for a girl, a columnist in the Sunday Mail in Brisbane named Frances wrotea whole column a couple of weeks ago on how everyone spells her name incorrectly with an 'I' all the time and she mentioned thar 'e' is the girls spelling.

Matilda Frances and Isla Frances sound good. Harriet Fances doesn't flow very well.

Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 17 December 2012 - 10:14 PM.

#9 tres-chic

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I love your boys' names too OP, especially Patrick. (We had William Jack on our list too).

I love Eleanor Frances, or Frances as a FN. I really like the NN Nell too.

Good luck!

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Ivy - ok,  prefer Violet
Eleanor, nice
Harriet - sorry don't like what about Juliet
Eloise - love it
Iris - ok
Isla - ok
Matilda - nice nn Tilly,  Matty



I think Patrick and William go great

#11 Gudrun

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Frances Catherine
Lydia Frances
Celia Frances
Cecilia Frances
Clara Frances
Juliet Frances
Julia Frances
Erica Frances
Anna Frances
Naomi Frances
Miriam Frances
Annabel Frances
Louisa Frances
Caroline Frances
Frances Caroline
Helena Frances
Stephanie Frances
Heather Frances
Edwina Frances

Edited by Gudrun, 18 December 2012 - 12:23 AM.

#12 Dowager fancie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Eleanor Frances
is the standout name for me.

#13 becstar101

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

I love Eleanor.

WHat about henrietta if Harriet is a problem?

Other girls names: Elizabeth, Victoria, Cassandra, Clara, genevieve, Miranda have a similar feel and work with Frances and William.

#14 Feral Nina

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

Personally? Frances for a first name with Frankie as the nn.A friend who after 10 years of infertility finally had her darling Frankie Charlotte on Friday so the name is extra special for me.
Frances Eloise is divine!

#15 FiveAus

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

I've never really understood the attraction with Harriet, to me it's a singularly ugly name. Not keen on Iris either, probably because the only Iris I know is a 92 year old harridan.

Love Matilda, Tilly for short. Very pretty. I can warm to Ivy but like a pp I prefer Violet.

#16 B.feral3

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

Ivy - kind of going off Ivy?
Harriet - I love but DH hates
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN

I absolutely LOVE Harriet from your list. William and Harriet though... you will forever be getting William and Harry remarks I think!!

I like Iris a lot. It means rainbow and I think it's just lovely. Eleanor is another good one. Actually so is Eloise. I do prefer Louisa though.

I don't like Isla at all. It's common and a real fad celeb name which will date. Matilda is another that has been dine to death. Not a celeb fad as it's a classical name but certainly overused of late.

#17 jai*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

QUOTE (melzy02 @ 17/12/2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN

Do you need to?
My Dad calls me a nn but my mother hates anyone calling me anything other than my full name. No big deal.
I personally love Matty for short. But I like masculine names for girls.

Matlida Frances

#18 Isolabella

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Eleanor and Eloise I love

#19 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I love Harriet but there's no point pushing it if your DH says no.

Iris is growing on me but I agree it doesn't match the MN Frances. (FTR I know two women named Frances and they are both gorgeous, generous people so I have grear associations with that name).

I can't stand Matilda and think that all the NNs are quite generic and meh, so can't help you on that one, and the rest are NMS.

Hopefully if you have a little girl, you'll know what her name is when you see her - soinds strange but it worked for us.

#20 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Eleanor, I love it! William and Eleanor, win.

#21 eachschoolholidays

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

I love Eleanor - in fact it's DD's middle name! People comment on it (positively!) all the time.

#22 Futureself

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

Another vote for Eleanor Frances - absolutely lovely.
I am a huge Harriet fan but if your DH hates it then that takes it off the list as you both need to love it.

Edited by futureself, 18 December 2012 - 07:42 AM.

#23 ubermum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

Eleanor is my favourite of your list. It's the middle name of my little girl born in June.

#24 Bluenomi

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Tell your husband to get some taste and use Harriet  biggrin.gif I'm a biased though, I have a Harriet.

Eleanor and Ivy are both lovely too if you can't get hubby around

#25 Imaginary friend

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

PP has a good point about William and Harry comments if you use Harriet.

My favourite name on your list is Eloise - but Eloise Frances is a lot of s sound, so is Iris Frances so I'd leave them alone.
Eleanor seems a stodgy name to me, dont like it much

Ivy Frances or Matilda Frances go well - I'd vote for one of those.

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