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#1 cathyd2203

Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

Hi we have not even concieved #2 yet but i am a bit obsessed about names as i found it SO hard with DS. I have even started to consider names for #3 that would go with DS and which ever name we use for #2 lol. Crazy i know. The problem is i don't LOVE anything and there are many names i really like that go well with DS name but i can't use because they have been used by close family.

DS is Joshua Philip, the girls name i was always going to use was Isabelle but my SIL named her baby Izabella a few months ago so that and anything else ending with belle or bella is a no. Boys names i like but can't use are Issac and Nicholas. Our surname starts with H and ends in B and is 2 syls.

Names we have considered:


Thomas  (like but do not love this name, not sure about Tom as NN when older either)

Nathaniel (not sure if its too long & what NN it would be abreviated to when older)

Nathan (DH likes this im not keen)

Samuel (DH not keen on this i dont mind it)

James (as a middle name, not sure it would go with Thomas though as they both end in s)

i also like Noah and Liam but they don't go well with our surname.


Sophia (thinking Grace for MN ut open to suggestions of others)

Sophie (DH likes this i prefer Sophia)

Olivia (kind of like this but not sure)

Feel free to comment, suggest middle names that go with our choices or offer any new additions that go with DS name. Im open to any suggestions original.gif

#2 reng

Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

Firstly, I don't get the NN thing.  They'll probably end up with something totally random, like Googie or Missile.  

But I do like all your suggestions.  They are good solid names that the general public will find easy to say and spell.

#3 reng

Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (reng @ 21/03/2012, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Firstly, I don't get the NN thing.  They'll probably end up with something totally random, like Googie or Missile.  

But I do like all your suggestions.  They are good solid names that the general public will find easy to say and spell.

Edit to add:  two of my cousins have recently named their daughters Sophia and Olivia - so big ups to those names!! original.gif  (Another cousin named her daughter Holiday Rose, but that's not the same style as your boy)

#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

Nathaniel & Nathan are both lovely
Samuel - nice
James  - lovely middle name

Sophia - love it
Sophie - love it,  prefer Sophia though
Olivia  - love it


Amelia, Julia, Leticia, Natalia
Jacob, Daniel, Joel, Jonathan, Matthew, Luke, Simon, Stephen, Timothy, Peter, Benjamin, Caleb, Gabriel

#5 KB16

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:18 PM



-Love it. My brother's name, and he rarely ever gets called Tom, so don't let that put you off! I don't mind Thomas James but other MN suggestions: Ryan, Dane, Owen.

Nathaniel & Nathan

-These were on my list, but DH doesn't care for them.  sad.gif  


-Not my favourite from your list.


Sophia and Sophie

-Grace goes with both of these IMO, but I'd go with Olivia.


-Grace goes with this too, but other MN suggestions: Katherine, Quinn, Charlotte...

Other names:
Alexander, Andrew, Emmett, Patrick, Lucas, Harrison.

Amelia, Adeline, Audrey, Charlotte, Madeleine, Lucia, Scarlett, Ruby.

#6 MrsNorthman

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

both my friends named nathaniel abd nathan are called nate.

#7 emlis22

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

I like Thomas from your boys list and Sophia from your girls list.

Other boys Alexander, Xavier, Matthias, Ethan, Zachary

Sophia Evelyn
Sophia Harriett
Sophia Caroline
Sophia Louise
Sophia Clementine
Sophia Juliet
Sophia Pearl

Or if you like Grace,

Alice Grace
Emily Grace
Ruby Grace
Isla Grace
Lauren Grace
Leila Grace
Zoe Grace
Madeline Grace

ETA: Sorry, I missed that you couldn't use Issac.

Edited by emlis22, 21 March 2012 - 03:29 PM.

#8 KnightsofNi

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

If DD had been a boy, she would have been Thomas James. I think it is a great (traditional) combo.

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