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#1 Lost4eva

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:01 PM

Girls

Kennedy
Emerson
Evelyn
Phoebe
Harper
Everly
Airlie

Boys

Jacob
Owen
Harvey
Harrison


Also after some more inspiration - so happy and open to some suggestions - feeling really stuck

#2 B.Nasty

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

I like Phoebe and Jacob. They are both great names.

I don't like any others from either list.

#3 sa5h

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

Not a fan of Kennedy or Emerson as little girls name, they're surnames only to me.

Airlie and Everly also seem like words that aren't really names for a person to me.

I really like Phoebe, Evelyn, Jacob and Owen from your lists.

#4 little lion

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:35 PM

Aurora
Penelope
Peyton

Saxon
Finn

#5 Tayto2

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:43 PM

Evelyn and Owen!

#6 RSA

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:57 PM

Your girls list is very masculine (imo, I dislike masculine names for girl) so the only ones that I like are Evelyn, Phoebe and Airlie.
Out of your boys list I like Owen and Harvey most but Harrison and Jacob are still nice.

Since your names are pretty current and trendy i'd also suggest maybe:

Zara
Isla
Isabel/la
Sophie
Willow
Violet
Mia
Matilda
Hannah

Ethan
Flynn
Aidan
Marcus
Liam
Oliver
Brody
Archer

#7 Lou-bags

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

Evelyn or Everly (or Ever, Eva)

Owen


Jacob and Harrison are good strong names too but very common in my social circles (mind you both my boys have top 20 names).

IMO Kennedy and Emerson are awful (sorry!).

#8 daisy007

Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

Evelyn and Owen or Jacob. Not a fan of any of the others.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:17 PM

Emerson - ok for a boy
Evelyn - nice
Phoebe - nice


Jacob - nice
Owen - nice
Harvey  - ok
Harrison - ok

others

Emily
Miranda
Eva
Claire/Clara
Eliza
Amy
Grace
Rose
Matilda
Laura
Penelope
Stella
Chloe
Zoe
Vanessa


Emmett
Jackson
Aidan
Caleb
Reuben
Ethan
Evan
Henry
Isaac
Liam
Marcus
Lucas
Nathan/Nathaniel
Oliver
Oscar

#10 fancie shmancie

Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:31 PM

Kennedy     I really dislike surnames as first names and having known a Kennedy who was less than likable I dislike this name even more.

Emerson  same again.

Evelyn
Phoebe

Harper   and again

Everly and again


Evelyn and Phoebe are both really lovely. So either one.



Jacob   meh

Owen

Harvey   not my style

Harrison  too common and surname anyway

Owen, I really like.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:28 PM

Girls: I like Phoebe and Airlie. Not so much the others.

Boys: I like Jacob.  Not so much the others.


Fairlie
Xanthe

Joshua
Harris
Harley
Evan
Euan

#12 Sarzie

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Phoebe, Evelyn, Owen and Jacob

#13 majirlo

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

Not a fan of Kennedy, Airlie, Everly or Evelyn but love Evie.

Phoebe is a cute vintage name.
Emerson is okay but she will most likely end up with the popular nn Em.
I like Harper but it's fairly popular now.

Other suggestions;

Avery (option of nn Ava)
Edie
Verity
Aubrey
Rowan (as you like Owen)

I prefer Owen from the boys list.

Ronan
Isaac
Flynn
Rhys
Callum
Heath

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:54 PM

Boys: Owen and (swoon, swoon, swoon) Harvey.


Girls: Evelyn, then a big gap to most of your other names, then a huge gap to Kennedy. If you go with Kennedy you will look like a desperate Kardashian wannabe.

#15 avocado toast

Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:01 PM

Phoebe and Owen

Dislike all the other girls names
The other boys names are okay

#16 jojonbeanie

Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:11 PM

How come people use names that have been traditionally used for boys for girls now but rarely the other way? Why haven't we had a spate of boys named Cindy, or Lulu or Rose?

#17 newmumandexcited

Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

I like Evelyn and Jacob. I'm afraid I wonder whether the others will stand the rest of time and are a bit 'now'. Why about Zoe instead of Phoebe?

#18 sahmie

Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

Emerson and Kennedy are a similar feel to some other names that have been tossed around for our bub:

Avery
Brinley
Kinley
Hadley
Emery
Keeley

At the moment none of those seem right, so it's a struggle, but right at the top of my list currently (not necessarily DH's) is Finley.

Of your choices, I like Everly and Harper, and Owen.

#19 unicycle

Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

I know 2 amazing Kennedys and I now love that name! It rolls nicely off the tongue, too. Also, one is a girl and the other a male.

#20 littleboysmum

Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:35 AM

I actually like Emerson and Owen.

I would probably use Emmie/ Emme as a nickname though

#21 MsLaurie

Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Airlie isn't a name I've heard before, but it sounds sweet. April, Alicia, Alice, Aaliah could be alternatives?

Evelyn is a name I've always liked - but there are a LOT of Eve/Evie/Ava/Eva type names in recent years, if that is an issue.

#22 Hands Up

Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:56 AM

Phoebe or Owen.

I don't like surnames as first names.

#23 Abcde-La-A

Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

I like Phoebe and Evelyn, don't mind Harper. Wouldn't touch any of the others.

Some other thoughts:
Hazel
Emmeline
Elise
Scarlett
Hannah

All four boy names are good. I don't love love love any of them but they're all good solid names.

Some other boy names:
Henry
Benjamin
Jack
David
Alexander
Evan
Nathaniel
Patrick

#24 Plaxy

Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

I like Phoebe, Airlie and Jacob.

Others:
Romy
Edie
Verity
Elodie
Imogen
Ainsley
Evanthe
Pippa
Emmeline
Holiday

Euan/Ewan
Callum
Finlay
Fraser
Hamish
Everett
Caleb

#25 Ianthe

Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

View Postjojonbeanie, on 16 June 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

How come people use names that have been traditionally used for boys for girls now but rarely the other way? Why haven't we had a spate of boys named Cindy, or Lulu or Rose?

One of my biggest bugbears. Because male attributes are seen as desirable and female attributes are not.




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