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#1 cabbagepatch

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

So we cannot agree on a girls name... And we are due in 5 weeks (maybe less if this little one keeps headbutting me Tounge1.gif)

So for boys we have 3 options:

Noah Samuel (current favourite)
Angus Jacob (will use if bub is a chubby bub)
Harry Oliver (don't 'love' it anymore)

Girls: this is where the fun starts...

Sophie (hubby won't agree to Sophia/Sofia)
Chloe (hubbys fav)
Eloise (my fav)
Lily

We already have a Daphne Rose so would like something 'girly' to match, but everything seems to be top 10...

PLEASE HELP ME!!!



#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Daphne is one of my all time favourite names.

I love it because it's feminine and well known... yet not very common.

Sophie, Chloe & Lily are all very lovely names, but they are super popular. Eloise is gaining steam as well.

Because I'm someone who enjoys looking outside of the top names, I'd go with something classic yet a bit under the radar (like Daphne!)

Celeste
Jemima
Giselle
Beatrix
Bridget
Camille
Phoebe
Elise

Good luck with your decision & with the rest of your pregnancy!

#3 strawberry blondes

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

I think Eloise goes best with Daphne. Perhaps Eloise Lily?

#4 OneProudMum

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Daphne & Esme
Daphne & Miette
Daphne & Georgette
Daphne & Iris
Daphne & Inez
Daphne & Mabel

DAPHNE & MABEL!!!!! They will so get Daph & Mabs when they grow old!

Edited by OneProudMum, 29 December 2012 - 09:51 PM.


#5 newphase

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

I'll make it easy...choose Lily (Lillie...my friend spelt it this way for her DD) so you can have a theme...made it easier in the end for me to choose names for my 2nd and 3rd kids...Mine was an Irish theme though! Narrowed the field down!

#6 MooGuru

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Ooh I like Camille and Iris! Dahlia, jasmine, heather, daisy, poppy, laurel , violet and Calla are also flower inspired.

If you like Eloise but want something a bit different: Louise, Louisa, Ella, Elise, Alyce, Elissa, Alyssa, Eliza...

Daphne and Eloise seem to match quite well.

#7 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

I like Lily and Sophie, not that keen on Chloe and really dislike Eloise.

Maybe keep all of the names as options though, and wait and see firstly if you need a girl's name or if you end up having a DS, and secondly whether your baby happens to look like one of the names more than the others.

#8 Jenferal

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Off topic...but why does the baby's weight factor in what you call him for the rest of his life???
Are you really going to call him Angus Jacob ONLY if he's a chubby baby at birth? I find that a bit weird. If you like Noah(which i LOVE) why not call him that, regardless of his birth weight. And being chubby at birth has no bearing on the rest of his life.

On topic, i love the name Camille(or how about Camilla?) and Eloise.

ETA: When he asks why you named him the name you did, are you really going to say"I called you Angus because you were a fat baby?"  I just don't understand it, sorry.

Edited by Jenflea, 29 December 2012 - 10:14 PM.


#9 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Eloise and Lily are both lovely. We found it hard picking DD2 and 3 names. They were both named a few days after they were born.

I wouldn't worry about how popular a name is. DD1s name has been top 10 for 6 years and we hardly know any kids with here name.

DD3's name is low down in the top 100 but we have come across several people with the same name. Who can really tell just by a list. lol

#10 cabbagepatch

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

At this stage I love Noah and Angus... and if he is a big boy Angus seems more fitting - probably terribly illogical but it's the easiest way of explaining the 'wait till they get here and see what they look like' theory...

Baddmamma, I have suggested every one of your names over the last few months (although Elise was Eliza) and all have been shot down except Phoebe - so its one we can both agree to 'like' original.gif

One proud mum: Mabel is awesome! But I think DH is too much of a simpsons fan to give me that one wink.gif



#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Noah Samuel (current favourite) = nice
Angus Jacob (will use if bub is a chubby bub) - ok
Harry Oliver (don't 'love' it anymore) - ok,  Henry and Daphne goes nice

Sophie (hubby won't agree to Sophia/Sofia) love it
Chloe (hubbys fav) nice
Eloise (my fav) nice
Lily ok - very popular

others

Elise
Zoe
Amelia
Bethany
Heidi
Chelsea
Zoe

these go well and not so popular

Elsie
Phoebe
Penelope
Audrey
Sadie
Aubrey
Josie
Lori/Laurie/Laurel - has the same meaning as Daphne too

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 29 December 2012 - 11:42 PM.


#12 little lion

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

How about Hazel?

#13 ani1

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

Chloe Eloise? Goes well together original.gif

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

oh yes Daphne and Hazel - nice

#15 Gudrun

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Both Noah Samuel and Angus Jacob are great options!  I'd scrap the third one.

For a girl I would also have said Laurel, Celeste, Daisy, Jemima, Sadie, Eliza...

Daphne goes with so much.   Some other ideas:

Briar
Sorrell
Amaryl
Erica
Elodie
Christabel
Soleil
Phaedra
Xanthe
Allegra
Anthea
Althea
Odette
Nerida
Neroli
Greer
Lorelei
Flora
Venus
Adele
Irene
Pearl
Topaz
Thea
Corinne
Clara
Romy
Vashti
Lola
Nina


#16 pinkblue

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

I absolutely love your girls names! We have the exact same names on our list minus Eloise.

If this one is a little girl, she'll be Lily Rose  wub.gif If we have a second girl one day, names on our list are Sophie, Chloe & Ava.

We're having the exact same problem with boys names! Still no definite name picked out and bub was due 2 days ago!

#17 happygurl06

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

You still have time!  DH and I were still discussing girls names during labour wink.gif. Lucky I had a boy because the name we Greed on I'm sure I would not like now.

My current favourite is Audrey.

#18 Magenta_

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

Hi there,

I like Daphne Rose and Samuel Jacob.
For another suggestion Daphne Rose and Hugo Samuel sound cool together too.

For the girls, my favourite from your list would be Daphne Rose and Eloise May.
Lois and Eliza are both really pretty too and not very common.  
Daphne Rose & Lois May or Eliza May sound great together.

Good luck!

Magenta

#19 IamAuntyA

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

mellow.gif Daphne and Molly original.gif Out of your picks my fave is Sophie
Good luck  hheart.gif

#20 Fastrunnydog

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

A vote for Daphne and Hazel!

#21 lovepink

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

What about Tiffany? Aurelia? Giselle? Cerise?  Hazel? Seraphina?

#22 elizabethany

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 29/12/2012, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Off topic...but why does the baby's weight factor in what you call him for the rest of his life???
Are you really going to call him Angus Jacob ONLY if he's a chubby baby at birth? I find that a bit weird. If you like Noah(which i LOVE) why not call him that, regardless of his birth weight. And being chubby at birth has no bearing on the rest of his life.

On topic, i love the name Camille(or how about Camilla?) and Eloise.

ETA: When he asks why you named him the name you did, are you really going to say"I called you Angus because you were a fat baby?"  I just don't understand it, sorry.


I was specifically NOT called Karen because I was a chubby baby.  My initials would have been KEG.

#23 *Chyloe*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

I like Sophie, but it is really popular.  Chloe is fine also, but again is popular.  Not fussed on Eloise or Lily.

What about....

Emily
Sarah
Elizabeth
Katherine
Susanne
Eleanor
Abigail
Annabell
Isobel
Margaret

#24 piggyp

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I like all of the names you have on your list!

We have a Florrie (she is just Florrie, not Florence), which I obviously love.

How about Pippa, Emily, Sadie, Maisy, Daisy, Ella, Lola, Charlotte, Hannah?




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