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#1 Clarial

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Hello all, please be gentle with me... I have a top three list and am interested in your favourite


First time Mum here so no sibset to consider,

2 syllable surname starting with M



Rhys Heath

Miles Heath

Henry Heath


Im also wondering what people think about choosing a name before meeting LO?  Do you think you need to look into bubby's eyes and search for the right fit?


#2 TinyTeddys

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Great names! The only thing I'm not a fan of is the double H in the initials with Henry.

Rhys is my favourite first name but Miles is my favourite combo.

#3 Banana Pancakes

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

From your list I only like Henry. Like the p.p I would probably change the middle name to avoid having a double 'h' sound. What about Henry Miles?

#4 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

Miles Heath sounds the best from those combos but it would depend on what your surname actually is as to whether I'd use it or not.

Rhys Heath and Henry Heath don't really work for me.

#5 Kiki M

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

I like Rhys best from your list. Miles is ok, not a fan of Henry.

The only thing I would consider is the fn and mn are both one syllable; if that doesn't bother you then no problem, but i think a longer fn or mn would have a better flow.

#6 antigone_

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

I quite like all three. I've long since stopped putting too much weight on the middle name flow as it is so rarely used, at least in my family.

That said, I will rank them in order of how each name sounds with the middle:

1 Miles Heath
2 Henry Heath
3 Rhys Heath

#7 archersmumma

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

I like Miles Heath myself original.gif



In regards to waiting until they are born you can do that too now you have your top three. I thought I was going to do that I had a couple of names but Archer was my favourite and as soon as he was born I knew that was the right choice.  I think they end up growing into their name anyway, you don't meet many people who don't "suit" their names original.gif Good luck!!



#8 Leggy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I don't much like Rhys but I think the other two are lovely. As PP says, now you have a top 3, why not wait till you meet him and see which one seems to fit best?

Congratulations and good luck!

#9 Peppery

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I like Miles Heath

#10 steppy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Miles Heath

#11 mini mac

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Rhys is a name I always have and always will hesitate to pronounce. Do you say Riss or Reece?? I would possibly like that name the most if I know from reading it how to say it.  (Reece being my prefered pronunciation)

Henry Heath too many H's

If I had to choose it would be Miles Heath. Sounds best. Double M doesn't bother me as much as double H for some reason

And regarding when to pick your name, it's really an individual choice, some have one name they're set on from day dot and others wait til birth.

Good luck with it all.

#12 tres-chic

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Miles Heath - lovely.

I love Henry too but not with Heath. Henry Miles?

#13 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

I think Henry Heath flows the best but personally prefer the name Rhys to Henry

#14 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Of the three I like Miles Heath the best but it would depend on the flow with your surname.

I like Rhys Heath the least as it seems too choppy.

Would you consider Heath Miles?

#15 B.feral3

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

All are nms but the best combo was a pp suggestion of Henry Miles.  original.gif Wait and see what your baby looks like though. You'll know the right name when you see him.  original.gif

#16 Z-girls rock

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

I like this one:
Rhys Heath

#17 niggles

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

I find Rhys Heath a bit of a mouthful and I think Miles and Henry are much nicer names anway so one of those two would be my pick. Both good choices.

#18 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Rhys Heath sounds like you are saying re-heat!

#19 lynneyours

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

I like the name Heath best of all - use it as the first name  tongue.gif

Dislike Henry.  (sorry to all those with a Henry)
Rhys is OK, but not sure about how well it works with Heath.
Miles is OK, sounds better with Heath.

#20 Gudrun

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

All great names singly.  In combo though the only one that works IMO is Henry Heath.


So Henry Heath or one of these:

Heath Henry
Rhys Henry
Miles Henry
Henry Miles

or Milo Heath if you like it.

Edited by Gudrun, 06 February 2013 - 04:13 PM.


#21 la di dah

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Henry Heath flows well to me.

Rhys is a nice name but I would not put it with another 1-syllable name and I don't love it quite as much as Heath.

I think I prefer Heath Miles to Miles Heath, but I'm not even sure why.

#22 Jax12

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

Rhys Heath is a bit rhymey to me and Rhys is nms.
I think Miles Heath is the best combination out of your choices.
Henry is a great name but to me it doesn't flow well with the double 'H' sound.

#23 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

My kids have all had their names picked before they were born, so i don't get the "we will see what they look like first" A baby grows into their name.

I don't like Heath at all, but I love Henry. I wouldn't use another H name.



#24 Bel Rowley

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 06/02/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find Rhys Heath a bit of a mouthful and I think Miles and Henry are much nicer names anway so one of those two would be my pick. Both good choices.

Ditto

#25 Bunsen the feral

Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

I really like all the names but think that having Heath as the middle slot makes them sound like place names (not helped by the fact that Rhys Heath was the local agricultural college where I grew up!)

So if it were me I'd promote Heath to first place or use a combo of the others.




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