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#1 countrychic29

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Part vent, part WDYT
Currently just over half way with number 1, dont know what we are having.
DH and I are so far apart on names it is laughable .. I like classic, elegant but not too common names, DH on the other hand i dont know what decade he is living in.
To make things worse it took us 3 months to name our first dog, so im seriously worried this is going to become a big issue and i know he wont give in when im in labour wink.gif

We both have Penelope for girls, but unsure if i love it as becoming quite popular, Boys names is looking like Edward (Ted) - the only one we can agree on.
-So does anyone have suggestions of names that might allow for DH bizarre taste while satisfying mine

DH List
Penelope
Natalie
Rose/Rosemary
Heather
Fiona
Karen
Michelle'
Amy

    
My list

Penelope
Helena
Ingrid
Klara
Gwen

Edit for format

Edited by countrychic29, 17 January 2013 - 01:18 PM.


#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Your taste is much more similar than I thought it would be from the way you described it, Gwen has to be the most decade impaired sounding one there and it's on your list, not his lol.

I like Amy and Fiona from his list and Helena and Klara from yours without making changes.

Suggestions you both might like:
Natalia
Rosetta
Claire
Helene/Helen
Camille/Camilla
Heidi
Gretel/Gretchen
Imogen
Eleanora/Eleanor
Lucille/Lucilla
Lucinda
Elke
Philippa
Aurelia
Nicola
Annika
Erica
Natasha
Lara
Laura/Lauren
Michaela
Tabitha
Cynthia
Lydia
Susannah
Eloise/Eloisa
Louisa
Alexandra
Stella
Emmeline
Estelle/Estella
Celeste

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 17 January 2013 - 01:31 PM.


#3 emlis22

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

I really like Rosemary and Fiona from your DHs list. But your list is fantastic (love Helena especially).

Penelope I think is becoming more popular, which is a shame.

Elena
Eleanor
Fenella
Catriona
Saskia
Cordelia
Harriet
Anabel
Astrid
Arielle
Caroline

Hope this helps

#4 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

I like Penelope.

DH List
Natalie - 3 syllable ends-in-eee like Verity, Cecily, Coralie, Ianthe.
Rose/Rosemary - I don't mind this, I like Romy/Rory as a NN for Rosemary.
Fiona - Iona, Ione? Naomi?
Karen - Karen is a form of Katharine...? Catherine, Katia, Caitlin?
Amy - Amity, Ada, Ivy. I must admit, I don't hate Amy, it makes me think of Little Women.

Gwen is nice, and underused. I might keep it for a middle name. I like Helena and it suggests Helene and Hazel. I prefer Clare/Claire to Klara.

#5 countrychic29

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Thanks Ladies, loving the food for thought.
Fifi - yes i know im a bit old fashioned, but i think DH is naming girls based on his era original.gif

I quite like Tabitha, Verity and Elke so far will suggest these

#6 FiveAus

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

They all look a bit "decade impaired" to me, the only one I'd give any consideration to is Natalie, and my last dog very nearly got that as a name (she ended up being Jessica).

I prefer your husbands list to yours, but both lists have a "fairly old fashioned, but not enough to be trendy" look about them.

Actually, I missed Amy on his list. That is a beautiful name. That would be my pick, with Natalie at number two and Gwen so far down the list it wouldn't be under consideration (sorry!)

#7 ~Peaches~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

These are the ones I like from both lists:

Penelope
Rose/Rosemary (Love the NN Rosie)
Amy
Helena
Verity

I also prefer Clara/Claire over Klara.

Other suggestions-
Clementine
Juliet
Audrey
Elisabeth
Abigail
Annaliese
Genevieve
Rosalie



#8 lclb

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I like Fiona and Amy from your DH's list.

I don't like any of the names on your list, sorry.

#9 Gudrun

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

I'm not a fan of Penelope but if it's the one you both like I wouldn't reject it on the grounds of popularity.  For me it's one for the generations rather than any particular era.


There's names I like from both your lists.  These include Rosemary, Heather, Amy, Helena, Ingrid and Klara.


Others:

Irene
Elaine
Ellen
Caroline
Juliet
Julia
Hannah
Frida
Erica/Erika
Brigid/Bridget
Louise/Louisa
Anita
Monica/Monika
Lydia
Sylvia
Petra
Astrid
Sigrid
Felicity
Karina
Elspeth

Edited by Gudrun, 17 January 2013 - 10:43 PM.


#10 4kidlets

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

I wouldn't call any of the names on your DHs list bizarre, in fact I like his list better than your list.

#11 antigone_

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

I think your DH has very dated taste in names. Amy, Natalie, Michelle and Karen?

When did anyone last meet an 8 month old called Karen or Michelle?

I like your list OP. How about:

Ines
Vivienne
Eliza
Claudia
Phoebe
Violet

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Penelope - nice     Phoebe is nice too
Natalie - nice       Natalia
Rose/Rosemary - Rose is nice or Rosalie
Heather - ok    Hazel is nice too
Fiona - nice
Karen - ok  or Kerryn or Karys
Michelle- nice
Amy - love it

Helena - ok     Elena - nice
Ingrid - nice
Klara - ok  prefer Clara or Clare
Gwen - ok  Genevieve, Gwenda, Gwyneth, Guinevere

#13 Little.One

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

I think Rose as a first name is classic and cute. Only thing is I'm not a fan of Rosie.


Genevieve is a lovely classic name? She could go by Eve, Evie, Gena etc.

Or what about something really classic like Elizabeth and then she could be Ellie?

Your DH's names do come across quite from a different era.

Either way you both agree on Penelope and I think Penny is lovely. original.gif


#14 tres-chic

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

I love Penelope and Edward (Ted) so I'd stick with those.

Rose and Clara (spelled like this) and maybe Michelle are the only other ones I like off your lists.

Good luck!

#15 4kidlets

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE
I think your DH has very dated taste in names. Amy, Natalie, Michelle and Karen?

When did anyone last meet an 8 month old called Karen or Michelle?


The youngest Michelle that  I have recently met is 5 years old


I know a Natalie who is 9 years old and several Amy's of primary school age.

admittedly no Karen's  under 30 but is still a name I like.


on the other hand, Gwen is on OP's list - I havent met any Gwen's under 60.

#16 WithSprinkles

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

I love Amy and see this as a timeless classic (like PP, it makes me think of Amy from Little Women).
Also love Penelope and Rose. I don't think Penelope is overly popular (but think it will probably rise in popularity.. particularly as Kourtney Kardashian has shined the spotlight on it).

Not a fan of Karen, Michelle, Ingrid, Klara or Helena.
The rest are ok.

Other suggestions:
Laura
Bethany
Esther
Violet/Viola
Alexandra


#17 countrychic29

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Thanks ladies, as the PP it was mainly the michelle/karen/natalie that i thought were a bit dated... but not dated enough IYKWIM

I know one Karen under 45, plenty of michelles (i went to school with) ... yes Gwen is very old and forgive for me trashy taste in TV but one of the first Bachelor series had a contestant Gwen, she was beautiful, elegant and well spoken and i have loved the name ever since.

he is slowly coming around and he has just sent through suggestions of Felicity, Isabel, Poppy and Evelyn - much more along the lines that i was thinking... fingers crossed we might actually get somewhere.
Maybe he has be EB stalking me  wink.gif

#18 vanessa71

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE (countrychic29 @ 17/01/2013, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We both have Penelope for girls, but unsure if i love it as becoming quite popular,



QUOTE (emlis22 @ 17/01/2013, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Penelope I think is becoming more popular, which is a shame.


I don't think Penelope is becoming all that popular, there were only 43 born in NSW in 2011, giving it the rank 190. I think if it's a name you both like, you should seriously consider it.

I like all the names on your list apart from Gwen (I especially love Ingrid). Don't like your DH's list apart from Penelope. original.gif

#19 courtney-b

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Stick with Penelope and use Poppy as a nickname if that has come through on his latest list. But then again, I don't mind naming a child a formal name and always intending on using the nickname. This does seem to cross many of the EB naming Gods, of which I am not one, so there may be better advice out there.

Our eldest son is Theodore, and has always been called Teddy or Ted, so I am obviously partial to Edward (Ted).



#20 antigone_

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 18/01/2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The youngest Michelle that  I have recently met is 5 years old


I know a Natalie who is 9 years old and several Amy's of primary school age.

admittedly no Karen's  under 30 but is still a name I like.


on the other hand, Gwen is on OP's list - I havent met any Gwen's under 60.


I once taught a 9 year old Asian Michelle. That's it. Everyone else is 35+.

I do know a baby Natalie and a 18 year old Natalie and the rest are 25+.

I do not know any Karens under 40.

Naming is very subjective and I would find any of her DH's names really dated - it's the first thing I would think!


#21 Magnus

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Penelope ( I don't think this is even on the top 100)
Slight spins on your lists:

Rosie
Fionn
Maren
Michaela
Amity
Nellie
     Claire
Genevieve
I like PPs suggestion of Astrid.
And you both seem to like H names: Helen, Harriet, Hattie, Hilary, Hazel




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