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#1 greatwon2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

...and a few spelling questions

ok Baby Number 5 for us

We have a Toby, Willow, Bailey and Eleanor. Our list so far in order of my preference (tho Henry is at the top of DH's list too at the moment)


The couple of spellings i need to sort out are

Louis or Lewis
Edison or Eddison
Fynn or Finn
and is there any other way to spell Ronan as it isn't looking right to me for some reason , i keep wanting to squish a h in there somewhere lol

If you could help with narrowing it down , hates/loves etc that would be great , also if you spot anything not spelt the traditional way please let me know

Much appreciated original.gif

#2 Mrs Lannister

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

To me Louis and Lewis are two different names.

I would spell it Finn.

I like -

#3 Mille-Mille

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

I like Louis most, not Lewis (agree with PP)

#4 B.feral3

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

I absolutely love Louis from your list and I love Lewis as well. I also love love love Finley, a lot!!

Reuben I like.

I really dislike:


The rest are ok, but nms really.

Edited by Bek+3, 15 February 2013 - 11:28 AM.

#5 greatwon2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Louis and Lewis are two different names

I was intending both spellings to be pronounced the same but obviously not if ones a whole different name lol

How's Louis pronounced then? and does anyone know a different spelling of Lewis in that case , I'm loving the name but not the W for some reason

Boys names are too hard ,we had a list of loves a mile long for girls typically lol Not that we're not thrilled to be adding a boy to the family of-course  wub.gif  , but they sure are tricky to name

#6 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Louis - Lou -ee (put on a french accent if you have to)
Lewis - Lew - is

#7 Lickety Split

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

I think Reuben is lovely and goes wonderfully with the names of your other children.

I much prefer the spelling Lewis and a lot of people see Louis as being pronounced the French way, Louie.

#8 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

My favourites in no particular order:
Henry, Louis, Reuben, Carter, Spencer

Ones that are ok and would fit with your other kids
Edison/Eddison, Ronan, Finn, Carson, Samson. I don't mind Wesley, but I don't think it goes with your other names.

I don't like
Zane, Albie, Alexander, Mason Thomas/Tommy, Hudson, Hunter, Jago

Louis or Lewis - 2 different names, but I think lots of people will call Louis - Lewis.
Edison or Eddison (2nd D looks better IMO)
Fynn or Finn - Finn
Ronan - maybe you're thinking of Roman? Rohan?

Good luck choosing and with the birth original.gif

#9 PattiODoors

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

We have very similar tastes OP! My son's name is on your list.
Going by your other children's names I like Carter or Jago.

We considered Django or Iago for DS. I think Django goes well with your other children too.

#10 Peppery

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

My pick would be Henry or Finley

I would follow the y - ending names for your boys

#11 bikingbubs

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Love Reuben  wub.gif wub.gif

#12 Sif

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Is your Bailey a boy or a girl?

If Bailey is a boy, then I think your and Dh's first choice of Henry would be a great fit. Boys; Toby, Bailey, Henry. Girls; Willow and Eleanor.

If Bailey is a girl, then I would steer away from 'y' ending names, and go with Louis, which is a fabulous name!

#13 Cirrus

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Henry (#1 !)

are the only ones I like, but probably the most plain.

But since he will be a little brother to 4, he would probably get 'tommy' often and that clashes with toby I think

#14 greatwon2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Yep our Bailey is a boy

Thanks everyone so far, its very helpful to get some extra opinions  original.gif

just a quick extra question - for those liking Finley are you pronouncing it Finlee or Finlay in your heads ?

#15 B.feral3

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

In my head I was saying Fin-lay.  original.gif

I love the Fen-lee pronunciation too. It's not how I read it though.  original.gif

Edited by Bek+3, 15 February 2013 - 01:01 PM.

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

My favourites are:
Louis (pronounced Loo-ee)

I dislike:

The others are all somewhere in the middle.

Louis or Lewis - 2 different names for me
Edison or Eddison - Edison
Fynn or Finn - Finn

#17 greatwon2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Ok , DH vetoed a few names , as they do original.gif so we have it down to 8 now , which is much more manageable - thanks so much

What we have left - In his order of preference this time


Unfortunately Reuben was a no way from him and disappeared very fast sad.gif

I've tried very hard to love the Lou-ee pronunciation and in theory i do but my voice does this weird french , that sounds nothing like french, thing every time i say it lol

#18 Threelittleducks

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Henry is my favourite from your list.

We have twins Eleanor (Nellie) and Samuel (Sam) so I love Samuel too! But since you have a Toby (not Tobias) I would probably go with Sam and not Samuel.

ETA - I can't hep but think Lewis is a surname and not a firstname.....


Edited by Twolittleducks, 15 February 2013 - 02:46 PM.

#19 threetimesblessed

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

I would choose another boy's name ending in y, so the only option from your list is Henry.

I think Finley/Finlay is great.

My other choices would be Lewis or Thomas.

Lewis Alexander is lovely.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

For me it's a three horse race:

Thomas or Henry (always did like trains!).

#21 mini mac

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Your sibset goes best with

Finn or

#22 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I really love Alexander and Lewis.  

Henry's theoretically nice, but I've tired of it a bit lately, seems on an upward trend ATM.

I have a real soft spot for Mason even though it goes against my usual dislike of surnamey names.

Zane, Sam and Finn are NMS.  Thomas is far too popular for me, but I do like it a lot.

Edited by CleverChook, 15 February 2013 - 04:28 PM.

#23 Gudrun

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

From your updated shortlist I would see it as a race between:




Finn, Sam and Zane seem too truncated in the sibset while Alexander seems too long with the sibling names.    I don't think Mason is great either.   Finley which I believe is always [FIN-lee] (Finlay can be both lay and lee) though I might be wrong would be just lovely.

#24 greatwon2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Funny you should say that Gudrun as its come down to

Henry Philip or
Lewis Alexander (thanks catm original.gif

as the two front runners , now to just debate the two for the next 20 weeks , should be fun as DH has picked Henry while I'm leaning more towards Lewis now

While i do really like Finley, pronounced Finlee DH thinks it's too much of a mouthful. That and the fact that its pronunciation is a little unclear bumped it back down the list again

Hopefully now we have a few names we like we don't go changing our minds between now and then lol This naming business is hard work

Thanks again all

#25 Reynell

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:13 PM

IMO the top 5 are


and Jago as the wildcard as I like something different, yet with some historical significance.

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