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#1 rains

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I'm only 17 weeks so plenty of time yet, but am having trouble with names. Ideally we're looking for something that is unambiguous to pronounce and spell, is not made up, and is relatively short (or can be shortened) as we have a long surname.

Girls:
Anya
Sophie
Annika
Saskia
Cleo
Heidi
Holly
Clover
Anna
Juliet
Elsa
Elke
Emilia

Boys:
Benjamin (Ben)
Samuel (Sam)
Rex
Finn
Kipp
Theo
Toby

DH is not keen on all of the above except Sophie, Holly, Benjamin, Samuel. I like these too (especially Sophie) but they are so common! I always imagined I'd give my child a somewhat unusual name... What other names can people think of that "fit in" with this list? Thanks!


#2 back*again

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

if you want unambiguous pronunciation, you need to ditch Annika...I know 3, with 3 different pronunciations; Uh-neck-ah, Are-neek-ah, An-icka

#3 FiveAus

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Chloe
Ayla
Hayley
Thea

Flynn
Oliver
Felix
Will


#4 Bek&H

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Elvie
Emily
Amelie
Ariel
Poppy


Flynn
Kai
Wynn
Alexander



#5 dorkalicious

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Cleo and Finn are winners!

#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Anya - nice
Sophie - love it
Annika - pretty
Saskia - nice
Cleo - no
Heidi - love it
Holly - nice
Clover - no
Anna - nice
Juliet - nice
Elsa - ok
Elke - sorry don't like
Emilia - Amelia is the more common for spelling/pronunciation - pretty

Boys:
Benjamin (Ben) - nice
Samuel (Sam) - nice
Rex - ok
Finn - ok,  very popular
Kipp - no
Theo - nice
Toby - ok

others

Amy
Emily
Melanie
Stephanie
Tiffany
Bethany
Chelsea
Felicity
Hayley
Kristi
Melody
Natalie
Chloe
Zoe
Josie
Katie
Cassie
Kelsey
Kirsty
Jodie
Maci

Samson
Reuben
Eli
Aaron
Adam
Daniel
Caleb
Ezra
Micah
Josiah
Joel
Jared
Jude
Malachi
Noah
Micaiah
Saul
Seth
Silas
Timothy
Thomas
Simeon
Simon
Peter
Philip
Solomon
Thaddeus
Gideon
Titus
Levi

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 28 December 2012 - 07:52 PM.


#7 Gudrun

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

Benno
Kep
Kes
Rory
Remy
Ross
Leo
Milo
Leith

Enya
Katya
Nadia
Sylvie
Britta
Tully
Briar
Astrid
Paloma
Erika
Greta
Mina
Minna

#8 ~Peaches~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

From your list I really like:

Sophie
Anna
Juliet (Absolutely adore Juliet!)

Benjamin (Ben)
Samuel (Sam)
Finn
Toby

Also love the suggestions

Jude
Rory
Milo
Samson
Noah
Flynn

Some others-

Arabella
Estelle
Stella
Sage
Ivy


Ellis
Emmett
Miles
Asher






#9 Kikki-B

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

I like Heidi, Juilet and Cleo from your list. Sorry but I really dislike Holly, Clover and Elke.

Other names that are easy to pronounce, spell and not so common (and I just happen to love) are

Ayla
Asha
Elle
Lila
Layla

Sorry, I'm no help when it comes to boys names. The only name I like is Reis (German version of Rhys/Reece).

#10 Gudrun

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Sorry, I'm no help when it comes to boys names. The only name I like is Reis (German version of Rhys/Reece).
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That would be a revelation; Reis is the German word for rice. I don't think Rhys/Reece has anything to do with rice but I don't know any Welsh.

#11 Bomber girl

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Sophia

#12 Magnus

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

Girls:
Anya- OK
Sophie- nms
Annika- I agree that there are pronunciation issues
Saskia- OK
Cleo- I associate this with the magazine
Heidi- nice
Holly- not a fan
Clover- Love
Anna- Like
Juliet-pretty
Elsa- OK
Elke- I don't mind this
Emilia- pretty

Boys:
Benjamin (Ben) -OK
Samuel (Sam)-OK
Rex- nms
Finn- like
Kipp-nms
Theo-like
Toby- nms

#13 OneProudMum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

I prefer Kip with one p.

#14 Kikki-B

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 28/12/2012, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry, I'm no help when it comes to boys names. The only name I like is Reis (German version of Rhys/Reece).




That would be a revelation; Reis is the German word for rice. I don't think Rhys/Reece has anything to do with rice but I don't know any Welsh.




It is an German surname that is a variant of Reich meaning "Kingdom or Empire" so although it is also the German word for "rice" Aussies pronounce it the same as Rhys/Reece. If I was having a boy I would use Reis because it is a family surname and I love it.

#15 DreamFeralisations

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (rains @ 28/12/2012, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm only 17 weeks so plenty of time yet, but am having trouble with names. Ideally we're looking for something that is unambiguous to pronounce and spell, is not made up, and is relatively short (or can be shortened) as we have a long surname.

...

DH is not keen on all of the above except Sophie, Holly, Benjamin, Samuel. I like these too (especially Sophie) but they are so common! I always imagined I'd give my child a somewhat unusual name... What other names can people think of that "fit in" with this list? Thanks!


Sorry - not much in this segment, came by way of recent topics, but just have to say you have given me the best laugh - I am forty-mumble and my IRL name is Sophie, and had you said to 70s childhood Sophie or 80s teenage Sophie or even 90s twenties Sophie that it was too common, I would have literally rolled on the floor laughing.

Without your list, my first suggestions from your "looking for something that is unambiguous to pronounce and spell, is not made up, and is relatively short (or can be shortened) as we have a long surname" brief would be:

Girls: Lucy or Amy; Boys: Thomas or James

#16 FiveAus

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

If you like Kipp for a boy, what about Kit? It's an old fashioned shortening of Christopher but I think it's very, very cool as it is. With the right last name, it could be cute for a baby, cool for a kid and classy for a grown man.

#17 chaney13

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

From your list m favourites would be:
Sophie, Anya, Heidi and Juliet
Samuel, Finn and Theo

#18 chaney13

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Just a thought - how about Eva?

Just a thought - how about Eva or Ava?




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