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#1 Grassyrat

Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:27 AM

I'm currently pregnant with our first child, due early November.

DH and I are really struggling for first name ideas. Gender is unknown and we would like something classic but uncommon.

Middle name will be either of our grandparents (Joan, Ada or Alexander).

We have a list of ok names, but nothing that has grabbed us both;

Beatrice
Sidney
Eleanor
Alexandra
Eugenie

Finley
Spencer
Louis

Names that we like but have dropped off the list due to being too popular include;

Harriet
Audrey
Sofia

Theodore

Our surname is a common male name beginning with M. Bonus points if a name can be shortened to a cute nickname suitable for a little person, but also timeless for versatility!

TIA


#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:35 AM

Annabel
Marjorie
Delphine
Marguerite
Clementine
Florence
Hazel
Caroline
Evelyn
Evangeline
Jocelyn
Josephine
Phoebe
Penelope
Louisa
Lucinda
Victoria
Pearl
Helena
Cecily
Cecilia
Alice
Cordelia
Adeline
Amelia
Catherine
Anastasia
Claire
Arabella
Juliet
Genevieve
Gwendolyn
vivienne
Abigail
Eliza
Natasha
Nadia
Camilla
Annalise
Magdalena



Sebastian
Elliott
Frederick
Flynn
Rory
Rowan
Bennett
Nolan
Finnigan
Callaghan
George
Charles
William
Arthur
Edward
Edmund
Walter
Oscar
Hugo
Leo
Tristan
Owen
Grant
Todd
Dean
Simon
Wesley
Stuart
Vincent
Calvin
Corbin
Beckett
Bennett
Emmett
Heath
Mitchell
Scott
Preston
Milton
Quentin
Edgar
Edmund
Gilbert
Hugh
Jerome
Jude
Julian
Lawrence
Clarence
Judah
Leonard
Howard
Lincoln
Martin
Malcolm
Michael
Patrick
Roland
Timothy
Tobias
Vance
Vaughn

#3 MsLaurie

Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:57 PM

Adelaide Joan
Catherine Ada
Lydia Joan
Matilda Joan
Gwendoline Ada


Declan Alexander
Zachariah Alexander (although that is a mouthful!)
John Alexander
Edward Alexander

#4 AliasMater

Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:30 PM

I love Alexandra from your list. I also love Finley. Good choices, look no further. Nailed it!

#5 zenkitty

Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:42 PM

Juliet Ada
Emeline/Emily  Joan (nn Emmy)
Rosalie/Rosemary Joan (nn Rosie)
Celeste Alexandra
Alexandra Joan (nn Allie)
Elizabeth Joan (nn Libby/Lizzie)
Eliza Joan
Nicola Joan
Melanie Joan
Heather Alexandra
Caitlin Alexandra/Joan (nn Caity)

Lewis Alexander
Daniel Alexander (nn Danny)
Joseph Alexander (nn Joey)

Edited by zenkitty, 05 October 2019 - 09:42 PM.


#6 lazycritter

Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:22 PM

Esther
Beatrix (trixie)
Vanessa (nessie)
Maree
Imogen
Emogene
Greta
Therese
Heidi

Jeremy
Damian
Laurence

#7 Threelittleducks

Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:31 PM

Penelope - Poppy
Eleanor - Nellie
Florence - Ren
Vivienne - Vivi
Lucinda - Indi
Evelyn - Evie
Adelaide - Addie

#8 Drat

Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:18 AM

Out of your names I love Beatrice and Eleanor (but Eleanor is growing in popularity). Finley is definitely quite popular and Louis will probably grow too.

I'd swap Sidney over to the boys team and use that. I've met two Sidney's over the years and they were gorgeous little boys and Sid is cute. I can't say that I like Sidney on a girl, so masculine sounding.

What about

Girls:
Freya
Aurelia
Constance
Georgina
Henrietta
Juliet
Briony
Philippa
Lucille
Amalia
Victoria
Clara
Seraphine

Boys:
Magnus
Ambrose
Tristan
Marcus
Vincent
Philip
Victor
Oscar
Rowan
Jasper
Felix
Tobias
Ciaran
Shiloh
Nolan
Rupert
Barnaby
Hamish
Angus
Willard

#9 .Jerry.

Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:41 AM

I would change the Beatrice to a Beatrix, with Trixie as the cute nickname. :)  

Also like Josephine, nn Josie.



Boy:
Joseph:  Joey / Joe

#10 Gudrun

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:26 PM

Benedict nn Ned
Alexander nn Sacha
Marcus
Timothy nn Moth
Maurice
Rupert
Gilbert
Gabriel
Leonard nn Lenny
Jeremy nn Jem
Abraham nn Abe
Roland
Clement
Eugene
Raphael
Claude


Louisa nn Lulu
Juliet nn Jet
Nina
Ruth nn Ruthie
Claire
Leah
Susannah nn Sukie or Zannah
Josephine nn Posie or Fifi
Frances nn Frankie

Edited by Gudrun, 15 October 2019 - 10:40 PM.


#11 Quay11

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:30 PM

Eloise - nickname Ellie?

Alexis - nn Lexie?

Edited by Quay11, 15 October 2019 - 10:30 PM.





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