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#1 Chlowey

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:26 PM

Okay we have narrowed down our list I think to a few potential options, which do you prefer?

Vivienne Faith
Ivy Joan
Maisie Joan

Franklin Percy
Edward Percy

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

I like them in this order


Vivienne Faith
Maise Joan
Ivy

Edward Percy
Franklin Percy

#3 Tough titties

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

I love Maisie Joan. I think Maisie Faith would be lovely too.

For the boy probably Franklin Percy at a stretch.

#4 littleboysmum

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

Vivienne Fatith
Ivy Joan
Maisie Joan

Edward Percy
Franklin Percy

#5 Nanns

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

Vivienne and Franklin

#6 BadCat

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:52 PM

I like Vivienne Faith.

#7 **Xena**

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

Maisie and Franklin but Vivienne and Edward are a close second :)

#8 la di dah

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:59 PM

Vivienne Faith and then Ivy Joan. I really love Ivy a lot but Vivienne Faith is so beautiful.

Franklin Percy I think.

#9 Drat

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:03 PM

View PostChlowey, on 25 November 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

Okay we have narrowed down our list I think to a few potential options, which do you prefer?

Vivienne Faith
Ivy Joan
Maisie Joan

Franklin Percy
Edward Percy

If I could mix and match i'd go with Vivian (prefer this spelling) Joan.

Maisie Joan is cute.. but it's very cutesy. I can't imagine an adult Maisie (though obviously there are).. I just don't think it's a great name for an adult.

Edward Percy is awesome.

#10 Future-self

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

Vivienne Faith and Edward Percy!

#11 Astrocyte

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:06 PM

Love Maisie. It’s very cutesy though.  

Edward is my pick of the boys names.

#12 Noodlez

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:27 PM

I love Vivienne. I like it with the middle name faith but love it with the middle name Joan as pp suggested.

For the boy I think I prefer Edward as not a fan of Frank for short.

#13 Lou-bags

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:29 PM

All great names! If I had to chose:

Vivienne Faith
Franklin Percy

I do also love both Ivy and Maisie. I disagree with PPs that Maisie is cutesy but the first one I ever met was a warm, friendly 50 something woman with impeccable style and class so that was my first encounter with the name.

#14 Chlowey

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:38 PM

Thanks guys!

I love Vivienne, I can't stand the spelling Vivian though so worried she would get it spelt this way. Maisie I was worried was too kidish but good to know some think it's a good adult name too!

The boys names were hard, the reason I like Franklin is because I think Frankie is a cute nickname, I never thuoght of Frank being a nickname!

#15 Gudrun

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:44 PM

Maisie Joan

Edward Percy

#16 Plaxy

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:58 PM

On the same page as Gudrun with this one:

Maisie Joan

Edward Percy

I also like Ivy but chose Maisie as it's less used. Love Edward, but not Franklin, though I do like just Frank.

Edited by Plaxy, 25 November 2018 - 08:00 PM.


#17 la di dah

Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:08 PM

I like Molly but not Maisie, no idea why

#18 Prancer is coming

Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Ivy and Franklin.

#19 born.a.girl

Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:23 PM

View PostDrat, on 25 November 2018 - 07:03 PM, said:

If I could mix and match i'd go with Vivian (prefer this spelling) Joan.

Maisie Joan is cute.. but it's very cutesy. I can't imagine an adult Maisie (though obviously there are).. I just don't think it's a great name for an adult.

Edward Percy is awesome.

My mother (Winifred) was great friends with a Maisie.  Both names were common for their ages (both would be well over 100 if still alive).

#20 Tizzy

Posted 25 November 2018 - 10:53 PM

Vivienne Faith & Franklin Percy.

#21 Brandy Glitterbuns

Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:17 PM

Vivienne Faith and Edward Percy

#22 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:59 AM

Vivienne Joan and Edward Percy.

Maisie Joan was my childhood neighbour, a toothless woman who slouched around in hair curlers and dressing gown all day and had a cigarette permanently attached to her lip and a constant smokers cough. She was also very kind and was an excellent cook ( used to go around cooking at the local shearing sheds).

#23 Weavile

Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:00 AM

View PostChlowey, on 25 November 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

Thanks guys!

I love Vivienne, I can't stand the spelling Vivian though so worried she would get it spelt this way. Maisie I was worried was too kidish but good to know some think it's a good adult name too!

The boys names were hard, the reason I like Franklin is because I think Frankie is a cute nickname, I never thuoght of Frank being a nickname!

I have a Vivien (and an Edward) and she gets all of the spelling variations. I'd actually say Vivienne is common though.

Obviously my first choice in names is clear, but I love Maisie too.

Edited by Weavile, 26 November 2018 - 07:23 AM.


#24 No girls here

Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:06 AM

Vivienne and Edward

#25 born.a.girl

Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:13 AM

Interesting how our perceptions of names are so profoundly affected by people we've known.

My mother's cousin was Vivian (Viv), and they named their daughter Vivienne, so I always see the first spelling as male, and the second as female.




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