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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;
Names that we like but have dropped off the list due to being too popular include;
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!
Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:35 AM
Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:57 PM
Zachariah Alexander (although that is a mouthful!)
Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:30 PM
I love Alexandra from your list. I also love Finley. Good choices, look no further. Nailed it!
Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:42 PM
Emeline/Emily Joan (nn Emmy)
Rosalie/Rosemary Joan (nn Rosie)
Alexandra Joan (nn Allie)
Elizabeth Joan (nn Libby/Lizzie)
Caitlin Alexandra/Joan (nn Caity)
Daniel Alexander (nn Danny)
Joseph Alexander (nn Joey)
Edited by zenkitty, 05 October 2019 - 09:42 PM.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:22 PM
Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:31 PM
Penelope - Poppy
Eleanor - Nellie
Florence - Ren
Vivienne - Vivi
Lucinda - Indi
Evelyn - Evie
Adelaide - Addie
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.
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.
Joseph: Joey / Joe
Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:26 PM
Benedict nn Ned
Alexander nn Sacha
Timothy nn Moth
Leonard nn Lenny
Jeremy nn Jem
Abraham nn Abe
Louisa nn Lulu
Juliet nn Jet
Ruth nn Ruthie
Susannah nn Sukie or Zannah
Josephine nn Posie or Fifi
Frances nn Frankie
Edited by Gudrun, 15 October 2019 - 10:40 PM.
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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