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#1 Keen as mustard

Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:39 AM

Hi all

We are due to have our second baby in the next week or two (gender unknown!) and we are stuck with names.

We like vintage names and have a daughter Audrey so want something which goes with that / doesn’t clash.
Our surname is one syllable and short and sharp so we prefer a first name with more than one syllable.

Also probably steering away from another A name eg Alexander or Angus even though I do love them!!

This is our short list so far but we just don’t have any names that we really really LOVE, especially on the boys side...Any suggestions welcome 😉

Hazel - my fav but hubby not 100% convinced
Eleanor (don’t love Eli for short)
Genevieve (tricky to spell and I don’t like Gen as an abbreviation)
Millicent (Milly/Millie for short)

Harry / Harrison
Theodore (my hubbys favotite, but we have Lots of D in our surname and wonder if it’s too much??)
Felix (love it but not sure if I would commit to using it)
Monty (like Felix like it but not 100% sure)

Such a responsibility naming a child and I don’t want name regret 😉

Thanks in advance all 😉

#2 eachschoolholidays

Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

Eleanor & Hugo

#3 gracie1978

Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:56 AM

I have a Harrison and I love it
Eleanor is often shortened to Ella

#4 daisy007

Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:56 AM

Hazel and Theodore

#5 majirlo

Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:59 AM

Audrey is lovely.

For girls I like Audrey and...

Estelle (Essi)
Harriet (Harrii)
Winona (Winnie)

From your boys list I like Theodore, Monty & Harry/Harrison.

Re the surname, if your surname was Dodd for example,, I think Theodore Dodd still works, not sure about Theo Dodd,  as it could possibly sound like one word.

Also like Audrey and...


Edited by majirlo, 29 August 2019 - 07:00 AM.

#6 Astrocyte

Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:05 AM

Theodore and Eleanor. Second choices would be Felix and Genevieve.

#7 blimkybill

Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:34 AM

Eleanor can be shortened to Nell, or to Nora, both of which have a nice vintage feel.
But I completely love Haze, and also Milly.
Another girl suggestion is Winsome/Winnie.

For boys I agree Theodore might sound funny with lots of D in the surname. Hugo or Felix are good, I like Arthur but it's another A name.

#8 ~Kay~

Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:42 AM

Eleanor can be shortened to Elle, Ella, Ellen, Nell, Nelly or even Nora.


Vivienne ?

#9 Gudrun

Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:54 AM

Millicent for a girl.

Guinevere (Winnie)

Theodore, Felix and Hugo equal for a boy!

Emmanuel (Manny)
Leonard (Lenny)

#10 ali-song

Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:20 AM

We appear to have identical naming taste - two of my kids names are on your list.

Regarding Millicent, be aware that there are huge numbers of kids named Amelia, Amelie, Emilia, and Mila/Milla. All of which may be shortened to Millie/Milly. Millicent gets used in full way more than I anticipated (not that I mind, it’s just surprising).

Other names I was considering:
Adelaide (nn Ada)

I also know an Eleanor who goes by Nora and a Genevieve who goes by Viva.

I found good name inspiration here: https://www.britishb...unky-names.html

#11 Ollie83

Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

Ohhh how exciting. From your list I love Hugo and Felix for a boy. Theodore I love the nn Ted/Teddy. Girls names I like Genevieve with a nn of Evie.

Other suggestions


#12 MooGuru

Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:36 AM

I know a Theodore who goes by Dory (decided himself after watching Finding Dory/Nemo). I think that's pretty cute.

I like PPs suggestions of Harriet and Estelle.

My favourites given my guess on your surname are
Henry and Eleanor (Nell/Nora) from your list.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Hazel is lovely
Genevieve is nice too, I dont like the others

what about Vivienne, Josephine, Matilda, Claire, Clara, Evelyn, Stella, Caroline, Lillian, Nora, Beatrice, Mae, Pearl, Beatrix, Penelope, Cora, Delphine, Jean, June, Joan, Louisa, Marguerite, Rose, Susannah, Estelle, Estella, Thea, Vanessa, Cassandra, Celeste, Grace, Ida, Rosamund, Tessa, Lauren, Katherine

George & Theodore are nice, Felix is ok, Hugo is ok too

other names Edmund, Edwin, Victor, Reuben, Rufus, Frederick, William, Thomas, Hugh, James, Jake, Julian, Julius, Rupert, Walter, Jack, Edward, Patrick, Robert, Simon, Stephen, Vincent, Clarence, Desmond, Oscar, Calvin, Gerald, Lloyd, Stewart, Milton, Wallace, Benjamin, Malcolm, Maxwell, Sebastian, Christopher, John, Gavin, David, Daniel, Samuel, Jonathan, Nicolas

#14 400

Posted 29 August 2019 - 04:41 PM

Hazel, Milly, Hugo and Monty are my faves from your list.

#15 zenkitty

Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:03 PM

From your list:

Hazel - lovely name
Eleanor - love this, the only Eleanor I know uses her full name, but I like all of the diminutives of the name
Felix - like
Hugo - love

Other suggestions:


#16 Phoebeandme

Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

Love your style of names

Hazel - have never loved this one
Eleanor - LOVE LOVE, Nora, Nell, Ella as nicknames
Genevieve - Cute with Evie as nn
Millicent - not a fan although love Amelia nn Millie

George - Love, a classic
Henry - as above
Harry/ Harrison - not my style
Theodore - love, although getting a bit trendy
Felix - LOVE, my pick
Hugo - Love
Monty - too nicknamey

Other suggestions
Vivienne, Violet, Phoebe, Alice
Oscar, William, Sebastian

Good luck

#17 Ozquoll

Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

Millie is a cute nickname, and goes well with the sibling name and surname. Theodore is overdue for a comeback...if I'd had another boy his middle name would have been Theodore 🥰. But Felix or Henry might go better with your surname 🤔.

#18 Keen as mustard

Posted 30 August 2019 - 02:34 PM

Hi all,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful replies and new name suggestions!!

I’ve added some to the list and will discuss with hubby!!

Oh the pressure 🤣🤣🤣

Any others I’m happy to hear!

Thanks again :) Keen

#19 MsLaurie

Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:30 PM

Laurel? A similar feel to Hazel.

Maybe Harvey might suit your taste?

#20 Prancer is coming

Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:44 PM

What about:



#21 Sarzie

Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:48 PM


#22 Threelittleducks

Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:56 PM

Penelope shortened to Poppy.

Arthur - Arty for short

Best wishes

#23 lazycritter

Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:52 AM


#24 Amica

Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:59 AM

Girls - Hazel
Boys - Theodore and Harry (not Harrison, I really dislike it).

#25 Keen as mustard

Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:51 AM


It’s a girl 😊❤️

Down to choosing between;

Hazel or Genevieve we think!

Millicent is the third option due to the frequency of Millie as a shortened version with Amelia being a currently popular name


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