Jump to content

Short lists for first baby due in March


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 seashells

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Hi all!!

DH and I are struggling a bit with names. We have several ideas but just haven't found the perfect name yet.

DH isn't passionate about any names which is part of the battle!!

Girls' MN will definitely be Leonora (previously EBers have suggested using this as the first name but we don't like it that much). I love & DH likes all 3 of our top girls' names, which are:
Amelia
Emilia
Eloise

We also like Anna, Caitlin and Eliza and DH likes Lucy a lot - I also like it but Lucy Leonora is a bit much for me & DH agrees, but I'm mentioning it so you get a better idea of our tastes!!

I love Amelie too but can't convince DH on it.

As for boys, DH very much likes Isaac. I like but don't love it.  He suggested Max but now seems to have gone off it a bit, whereas I really like it!!  I also really like Harry and Alexander.  
Today we came up with Jonah, and DH surprised me by being quite keen on it!!

We both like Lachlan a lot but it is too heavy with our surname, which ends in N and has an L sound in it too

Boys' MN will most likely be Glenn after DH's dad.  

Any feedback you might have would be great to hear, and of you have any other suggestions for us, we would love to hear them too!!


#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

I really like Caitlin and Eliza, and much prefer them to any of your top 3. Sorry but I really really dislike Eloise plus I don't think it goes well with Leonora - the first and dominant sounds are too similar (but then, the sane could be said for Eliza).

Alexander is the standout of your boys names, but I also like Jonah. I really dislike Max, and think two one-syllable names (Max Glenn) sounds too choppy.

#3 seashells

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Dabri for your reply!!

I should have said, if we choose Max then we would most likely make the full name Maximilian, rather than just Max as I agree Max Glenn is too choppy.

Leonora is a bit of a tricky MN to work with but it is set in stone, and I'm not too worried about repeated sounds with it, as I just love those 3 names & how often do you say your first and MN together anyway?

#4 Gudrun

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

I really like Amelia, Emilia, Lucy, Anna and Eliza.

I wouldn't use Leonora with any of Amelia, Emilia, Eliza, Caitlin or Eloise.  Just too difficult to say. However these are good:


Emilia Lenore
Amelia Lenore


Anna and Lucy are both gorgeous and pretty much trouble-free with the MN and variants. These are all fine IMO:

Anna Leonora
Lucy Leonora
Anna Lenore
Anna Leora
Lucy Lenore
Lucy Leora


For boys I like Alexander, Jonah, Harry, Isaac and Maximilian.  However with the MN I think only two combos are easy to say:

Alexander Glenn
Maximilian Glenn

I love Maximilian Glenn. So that's my clear pick for a boy.  
For a girl I don't think you can beat Anna Leonora.

Edited by Gudrun, 02 January 2013 - 06:42 PM.


#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

other options Leona or Lenora or Lenore/Eleanor for the a endings on the first name

Amelia - nice,  Amy Leonora goes better
Emilia - Emily Leonora goes better
Eloise - love it
Anna- Anna Leonore is nice
Caitlin - ok
Eliza love the name
Lucy Eleanor would work better
Amelie ok

Isaac - love it  or Zachary, Ezra, Ezekiel   Isaiah, Elijah Malachi
Max  - I prefer Maxwell
Harry - ok  or Henry
Alexander - great
Jonah - fantastic   or Noah, Josiah, Joshua, Micah,

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 02 January 2013 - 07:49 PM.


#6 emlis22

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

I think Emily or Emma would work better with Leonora than your current top 3. Or even Elspeth, Elsie or Elsa.

I like all your boys names.

Henry Alexander would be my pick.

#7 Bel Rowley

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Anna Leonora

and

Alexander Glenn

Both perfect.

#8 AllymacP

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Looking at your list for a little girl I would say you have your favourite: Amelia/Emelia -you just aren't set on the spelling!! biggrin.gif
It's a beautiful strong name when you couple it with Leonora- ( and will be a fabulous " you are in deep trouble Missy" type name should you ever have to use the dreaded full name when trying to get her attention when he is misbehaving wink.gif ).
It just depends on bubs surname as to if its too much if a mouthful in the end. Mind you- that didn't trouble my parents as they gave me a double barrelled surname to go with "Allyson Elizabeth". I got used to it though.. And funnily enough after wanting a shorter name forever I'm having trouble letting go of my surname and taking hubby's now as it sounds incomplete!! (It only has 6 letters).
As to your boys names.. I personally don't like two single syllable names together, I'm funny about the way names sound, and the rhythm they have.. With a single syllable middle name, I personally would be inclined to go with a three syllable first name - but I'm a little strange that way!! I like Alexander Glenn, but the more I think about Jonah Glenn, the more I like it .. Especially if you surname is three or more syllables.

In the end it's your baby and your decision though, and you are the only ones who have to love it. I have had family friends say "ick" to some of our names that we like, but hen I'd never chose the names they did for their kids either! Everyone has different taste after all- that's what makes the world turn- our differences!
Good luck!!!





#9 Mozzie1

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

You have very similar taste in names to us - we have picked Emilia for a girl (and considered Amelia), and Jonah and Lachlan were on our boys list!

Honestly, middle names don't get used that much, so I wouldn't pick a first name you aren't as keen on (say, Emily) just because it goes better with the middle name.

For girls, I think

Emilia Leonora
Eloise Leonora
Amelia Leonora

In that order. They are all fab!

For boys, I like

Jonah Glenn
Alexander Glenn

Only one I don't like is Harry Glenn - when you say it out loud, it reminds me of arrogant.

Some others that we're on our short list, that might work:

Sophie
Charlotte
Ava

Nathaniel
Ethan
Julian





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.