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#1 littlesprout

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi, i'm an old member and have revisited since becoming pregnant with our third.

I have been reading all the name forums (and movie credits and books!) and we still can't decide, I think we will wait till bub is born but would like a few more options...

We don't know gender but are set on boys names, siblings are, Christian & Riley and we have quite a long surname.

Our thoughts so far:

Emerson - worried it's more boy...
Eve (Evie)
Willow - love but don't know if too popular now
Allegra - fav at the moment

Would love your views and any further suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by littlesprout, 19 March 2013 - 04:10 PM.

#2 librablonde

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Congrat's on your pregnancy, OP. My thoughts on your list:
Emerson - NMS
Eve (Evie)- lovely
Paige- too common.
Willow - love.
Allegra - excellent.
Eva- ok, but I'd prefer Evelyn or Eve.
Zara- nope.
Carrie- no way.

#3 Peppery

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

From your list I love Eve and Zara.

Emerson - I tend to think boy
Paige - have worked with two girls with this name. Both such lovely people and sweet. Just NMS
Willow - I like but becoming so popular
Allegra - NMS
Eva - I prefer Eve
Carrie - NMS

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Emerson - dislike
Eve (Evie) - really nice
Paige - NMS
Willow - cute, not too popular
Allegra - love
Eva - love
Zara - great
Carrie - OK

With Christian and Riley I particularly like Eva or Zara.

#5 Gudrun

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

With the sibset one of these:

Willow  (agree it may be a bit on the popular side)

Paige might be the best fit.

Neither Allegra nor Zara seem to be as good a fit IMO.

Not a fan of the remaining two names.

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Emerson - sorry but I'm not a fan of "son" names for girls

Eve / Evie - nice, but I think it's a lot more popular than Willow, plus associated names Eva, Ava, Evelyn etc are also quite popular

Paige - not too bad, probably prefer it in the MN position but it's one of the less common names on your list

Willow - prefer Willa or Billie

Allegra - NMS

Eva - See Evie

Zara - also quite popular, and in any event I prefer Tara or Kara

Carrie - see Paige

#7 elizabethany

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

I love Paige (or Page) and Eva.  Emerson, and everything ending in -son, are boys names.  The rest arn't bad, but are NMS.


Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Without a doubt Zara.

Christian, Riley and Zara.


#9 niggles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

I like Eve or Eva with Christian and Riley.

#10 chickendrumstick

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

Like pps I think Zara is a great option.
It is becoming more popular but I highly doubt it will never be a top 20 name and it's very unlikely there would be more than 1 in a class at a time.

I also like Evelyn or Eve, as a preference over Eva.

Other ideas:


#11 Plaxy

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

From your list I like these:

Eve, Paige, Willow, Allegra, Eva

I think any of them are fine with your othe names.

As far as popularity goes on EB's list of 2011 top 100, Eva is 31, Evie is 32, Zara is 33, Willow 55 Paige 57, Eve 89.

The numbers though on these are still much lower than say top 20 names.

#12 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Emerson- really dislike and it's not one bit feminine
Eve (Evie)- gorgeous, but maybe a bit religious sounding with Christian
Paige- lovely
Willow- lovely
Allegra- ok- fav at the moment
Eva- gorgeous
Zara- gorgeous
Carrie- really decade impaired and I would avoid another C first name

With Christian and Riley I love Zara or Eva, they're also my favourites.

Christian, Riley and Abigail
Christian, Riley and Lara
Christian, Riley and Emmeline
Christian, Riley and Susannah
Christian, Riley and Leah
Christian, Riley and Annika
Christian, Riley and Hannah
Christian, Riley and Elise
Christian, Riley and Eloise
Christian, Riley and Stella
Christian, Riley and Maeve
Christian, Riley and Emma

#13 Mrs Crossby

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hera are some more good name of babies.

#14 Bellefin

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

I vote Allegra. I have 2 girls and Allegra just misses out, it's always second or third on my list. I like it with your boys names too.

#15 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

I also like Evelyn or Eve, as a preference over Eva.


#16 vanessa71

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

My pick would be Zara.

#17 sparkles30

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I like Emerson and Eva. Willow is not bad, but may not suit certain personality types. For some reason I don't like Paige, but I know plenty of people who love it.

#18 littlesprout

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

Yay, thank you so much for the replies and opinions so helpful, was going round in circles.

Amazing how you love a name for years then when you get the chance to use it its quite popular.

Now to match a name (& gender) to bub when we meet in a few months  original.gif

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

Emerson - prefet  Emily
Eve (Evie) nice
Paige - no
Willow - 2 popular
Allegra - sorry don't like
Eva - nice
Zara - nice
Carrie -mayvbe Karrie or Kassie

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 02 February 2013 - 11:12 PM.

#20 Plaxy

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

I just wanted to come back to add that my point about popularity before was that you are thinking of rejecting Willow because of popularity, and other people have reinforced this, and yet both Eva and Zara are more popular than Willow, and Paige about the same!

The only name on your list not top 100 is Allegra.

#21 mumma freedles

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 02/02/2013, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Carrie -mayvbe Karrie or Kassie

Oh please don't do this.

My sister is Carrie has been Carrie since she was born, but at the last minute Mum & Dad christened her as Caroline to give her a formal/adult name option if she wanted it. Occasionally it's been confused/misspelt as Kerrie or Carolyn, but I love it, and not as popular as your other names.

Emerson - nice
Eve (Evie) prefer as a nn for Evelyn
Paige - nms but nice
Willow - nms
Allegra - nms but nice
Eva - same as Eve
Zara - like

#22 la di dah

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

I really REALLY love Caroline. My favourite NN for it is Callie though.

#23 littlesprout

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

Thanks again.

True that the other names are quite popular too. Would like to avoid having 3 of him/her in the same class. We chose Riley before it was popular and have meet a few but not in same year level...

I quite like Carrie for some reason but DH doesn't. Will keep reading...  wink.gif

#24 littlesprout

Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thanks again for previous help, we have adjusted our list and whilst we wan to wait to see what bub looks like would love your opinions, less than a month to go, yay!!

Piper - DHs favourite
Viktoria - really don't know about spelling and dislike vicki as nn
Poppy - ?
Zara - both like
Paige - still love, DH not so much
Eve - same as Paige

Middle name is a family name Michele.

#25 la di dah

Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

Piper doesn't do much for me. I don't loathe but I'd prefer Petra, Phoebe, Penelope, or Philippa. Unless it's the -er he likes in which case I like others of those more too.

Viktoria is nice. I prefer Vita as a NN. And Tori isn't brilliant but it's better than Vicki/Vikki whatever. Other V-names that would sidestep Vicky are Vivien, which I adore, Veronica, which I really like, and Valeria which is beautiful but Val is not.

Poppy is not nice to me, sorry.

Zara is gorgeous, favourite!

Paige is pleasant, not cuter than Zara though.

Eve - nice, simple, classy.

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