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#1 sasar

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:03 PM


Our baby is due in May so we're trying to discuss baby names again. I like long pretentious sounding classic names with spunky nns and DH has eclectic taste that is ever-changing. So please tell me what you think of our list and make some more suggestions.

Theodore (my fave)
Horatio (DH's fave - but I just don't like the nns)
Arthur (best compromise so far)
I also like Nathaniel, Alexander and Charlie.

mns Mary, Amy or Louise and I also like Veronica, Daphne

Our son is Christopher.


#2 FeralHez

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

I like:

Nathaniel, Alexander, Theodore

Charlotte, Pepper (though they are quite different to me)

Have you considered Geneveive?

#3 Water Dragon

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

You have great taste in names original.gif

I'm not a fan of Arthur but his nickname would be Art, I'm guessing, which I think is pretty funky.

I love all your girls' names!

#4 fun_fairz

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Apart from Horatio and Pepper, your list is very similar to mine. My favourite boys name by far is Theodore. I love it and have pushed for it for both my boys but my husband was not 100% sure. I still think it is a winner. The other names I like are Alexander, Edward, Joseph and Benjamin

Of your girls names I love Esther and this was our top name and would have been used if we had a girl. Others on the list which might interest you included Josephine (Josie), Margaret (Maggie, Greta or Meg), Vivienne and Estelle.

Good luck

#5 dorkalicious

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Arthur (Artie)
Esther (Ettie)

love them

#6 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Love Guinevere. I'd go with that.

Theodore, Alexander and Nathaniel are all great names and a good fit.




#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Theodore- lovely
Horatio- not at all keen
Arthur- ok
Nathaniel- nice
Alexander- lovely
Charlie- ok as a nickname but I wouldn't use it with Christopher anyway as I don't like siblings with first names beginning with the same letter

Mae- nice, but a bit short with Christopher
Guinevere- nice
Charlotte- lovely, but not with Christopher
Pepper- don't mind, but I can't see it with Christopher
Elizabeth- lovely
Esther- really dislike
Veronica- nice
Daphne- decade impaired

Theodore or Alexander and Elizabeth Amy are my picks with Christopher.

Christopher and Andrew
Christopher and Matthew
Christopher and Alistair
Christopher and Elliot
Christopher and Marcus
Christopher and Thomas
Christopher and Timothy
Christopher and Harrison
Christopher and Hamish
Christopher and Benjamin
Christopher and Finlay
Christopher and Sebastian
Christopher and Xavier
Christopher and Raphael
Christopher and Patrick
Christopher and Michael/Micah
Christopher and Mitchell
Christopher and Vincent
Christopher and Damien
Christopher and Declan
Christopher and Daniel
Christopher and Everett
Christopher and Darcy
Christopher and Julian/Julius
Christopher and Tobias
Christopher and Elias/Elijah
Christopher and Lachlan
Christopher and Lincoln
Christopher and Reuben
Christopher and Samson/Sampson
Christopher and Samuel
Christopher and Oscar
Christopher and Seamus

Christopher and Victoria
Christopher and Scarlett
Christopher and Penelope
Christopher and Harriet
Christopher and Andrea
Christopher and Audrey
Christopher and Tabitha
Christopher and Alexandra
Christopher and Megan
Christopher and Maeve
Christopher and Maisie
Christopher and Olivia
Christopher and Juliette/Julia/Juliana
Christopher and Emmeline/Emma/Emily
Christopher and Theodora
Christopher and Lara
Christopher and Abigail
Christopher and Susannah
Christopher and Madeleine
Christopher and Adeline/Adelina
Christopher and Dominique
Christopher and Georgia/Georgette/Georgiana
Christopher and Laura/Lauren
Christopher and Eleanora/Eleanor
Christopher and Helena
Christopher and Imogen
Christopher and Bethany
Christopher and Eliza
Christopher and Seraphina
Christopher and Sophie/Sophia
Christopher and Francesca/Frances
Christopher and Aurora
Christopher and Natalia/Natalie
Christopher and Violet
Christopher and Matilda

#8 Lambert

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

My faves are Theodore and Pepper. Pepper was on our list and I love it!

#9 sasar

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE (HezzaB @ 29/01/2013, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you considered Geneveive?

It's very nice but I can't disassociate it from a girl at school.

QUOTE (fun_fairz @ 29/01/2013, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Margaret (Maggie, Greta or Meg),

I love Meg (and all the Little Women) but Margaret seems a bit too old fashioned to me. Not sure why

QUOTE (Lambert @ 29/01/2013, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My faves are Theodore and Pepper. Pepper was on our list and I love it!

We seem to be leaning towards Pepper and Horatio at the moment but I'm not sure I can be so bold. Pepper (Potts) is also from Ironman which lends weight to it original.gif

"Daphne- decade impaired" - bahaha


Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

From your lists I like:




Christopher and Estelle
Christopher and Genevieve
Christopher and Annabel
Christopher and Rhiannon

Christopher and Benjamin
Christopher and Sebastian
Christopher and Reuben
Christopher and Richard

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Theodore (my fave)
Horatio (DH's fave - but I just don't like the nns)
Arthur (best compromise so far)
I also like Nathaniel, Alexander and Charlie - I like Nathaniel, Alexander and Theodore

Mae - nice
Guinevere - ok, prefer Genevieve
Charlotte - love it, but too popular
Pepper - no
Elizabeth - good
Esther - love it
mns Mary, Amy or Louise and I also like Veronica, Daphne

Our son is Christopher.

#12 BlueUnicorn

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Theodore, I like it but prefer Theodora, nn Dora for a girl
Horatio, I don't mind it but I wouldn't use it.  (My Dh liked Cletus for a while!)
Arthur, I like it but prefer heaps more of that style.
Alexander is cool as a mn.  Nathaniel is a bit boring for me but I like Nate.


Mae, love it!
Guinevere, nice
Charlotte, nice
Pepper, nice
Elizabeth, love this especially with Betty or Betsy as nn
Esther, love it
Amy is the only one of your mn I'm not keen on.  Veronica, Daphne and Louise would make my fn list!


Theodora, Dora, Thea
Valentina, nn Leni
Philomena, nn Mena, Pip
Henrietta, Etta

Edited by BlueUnicorn, 29 January 2013 - 10:57 PM.

#13 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Theodore- I love! Wish I could use, but have a Leopold nn Leo and Theo and Leo is a bit much for me original.gif
Horatio- Not a fan
Arthur- Adore Arthur! Still trying to get DF to consider this for our DS2
Nathaniel- Like, is on our list for this bub
Alexander- Dislike, but only due to bad association. Goes well with Christopher
Charlie- Only as a nn for Charles

Mae- Like
Guinevere- Beautiful name
Charlotte- Love it, but very popular
Pepper- I adore Pepper! It's a new found love for me
Elizabeth- Very pretty original.gif
Esther- NMS

I like all your middle name options
Veronica- Dislike
Daphne- Like

#14 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

From your boys list I like Arthur, Nathaniel and Alexander. Horatio is a bit out there for me and I really really dislike Theodore.

I only like Elizabeth and Charlotte from your girls list, although Veronica is growing on me. I prefer Gwen or Gwynn to Guinevere, a lot of other flower names to Daphne, and think that Pepper is nowhere near any of the other names on your list.

#15 emlis22

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Theodore is great. Not a huge fan of Horatio, but I really like Hector.

Elisabeth (spelled this way) Daphne is a stunning combo. I also like Pepper.

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I very much like Theodore, Horatio and Alexander for a boy. Like Arthur too. Also love the suggestion of Hector.

Girls' names I'm not so wild about, I like but not love quite a few of them. Esther or Guinevere would probably be my picks as a first name, although Esther is not great with Christopher. I've always liked Charlotte but know of too many to consider it as a first name.

I think I'll lean towards Theodore and Guinevere as my first picks.

#17 lclb

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Alexander and Charlotte go nicely with Christopher

#18 tibs

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Theodore  wub.gif

#19 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

I love Alexander.  I also like Theodore and Nathaniel.

From the girls' list, Elizabeth is by far the standout.  I love it, although admittedly may be a little biased as I have one!

#20 two+three

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

For a boy I like (in this order):

Other suggestions:

For a girl I like (in this order):

Other suggestions:

Good luck!

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