Jump to content

What do you think!


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 cojack

Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:14 AM

Hi I am pregnant and due in november yay!! So I need opinions on the following.   Girls name after my nana and my middle name..      Ivy Madeline or my middle name which is Lorelle,  so Ivy Lorelle or Madeline Lorelle.

Boys name after grandad - ted . My husband likes ted axel ! I like ted alexander or ted arlo, whats your thoughts.  Thanks wink.gif

#2 ali27

Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

I like Ivy Madeline and Ted Alexander the best. Good luck with your pregnancy. Hope al goes well.

#3 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of any of the girls names but would prefer Ivy Madeleine of the three.

Alexander is the only name on your boys' list I like, so I would vote for Ted Alexander. Definitely not Axel!

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

I would go for Madeline Lorelle and Ted Alexander. Unless you'd consider Edward or Theodore with Ted as a nickname? I would like Theodore Axel. I don't mind Axel as a middle name.

#5 PippityRoo

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

Ivy Madeleine is gorgeous!

I LOVE Ted Arlo, or Ted Axel, great combos!

#6 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

Ivy is cool but im not a fan of Madeline

Ted Arlo is cool, really different

#7 B.3

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

I like all your girls names and all combos. I'm sure you will find the right one.  original.gif

I'm not a fan of your boys names but they are all perfectly good names, just nms. That's with the exception of Axel though, it's dreadful.

#8 discomonkey

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I like Ivy Madeline - very pretty.

I would use Theodore and shorten to Ted. Theodore Axel works well, I think.




#9 lozzylots

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:44 AM

I love (LOVE) Ivy Madeline, that's just so pretty and one of the best combos I've seen on EB. And Ted is a great boy's name too, I also probably go with Alexander but I don't hate Arlo. Axel... not so sure, sorry!

#10 la di dah

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:09 AM

I love Ivy Madeline. I like both Ted Alexander and Ted Axel but do not like Ted Arlo.

Granddad Ted was definitely not actually an Edward/Edmund/Edwin/Theodore? I don't dislike Ted but I thought in that generation it was usually a nickname.

(If I was picking, I like Edmund best).

#11 cojack

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:31 AM

thanks for the replies yes he was actually William Edward but didn't really like his name and was always referred to as Ted, we actually never called him Granddad only Ted.  I like Theodore though.  I don't mind the name Axel but wasn't sure of it with Ted I thought Alexander and Arlo actually sounded better.  We had thought of William as a middle name other than that we really wanted an A middle name.  Any suggestions appreciated!

#12 mad madam mim

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

Ivy Lorelle and Ted Alexander

#13 cojack

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

Also hubby really liked Sydney for a girl but was happy for me to have my nana's name, but he has also suggested it for the boys middle name Ted Sidney!!  I'm really not sold on it..

#14 la di dah

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

I thought Ted Alexander sounded pretty good.

Other A names I like:
Ted Amos
Ted Aidan
Ted Ari/Avi
Ted Alan
Ted Alasdair/Alastair
Ted August
Ted Asher



#15 Great Dame

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

I love Ted.  Ivy has always been a favourite too.  Great names.

#16 tres-chic

Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 02/05/2012, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would go for Madeline Lorelle and Ted Alexander. Unless you'd consider Edward or Theodore with Ted as a nickname? I would like Theodore Axel. I don't mind Axel as a middle name.


+1

#17 Swahili

Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

Ivy Madeleine is lovely. Not keen on either Ted.

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

Ivy Lorelle


Ted Alexander

#19 Etcetera

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

A short name like Ted needs a longer middle name to balance it, so I would choose Ted Alexander.

#20 Peevish

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

Madeline Lorelle and Edward (nn Ted) Alexander.

#21 Gone-Country

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

Ivy Madeleine
Ted Alexander

#22 ~Ingrid~

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

Ivy Lorelle gets my vote.
Is your grandad's full name actually Edward? If it is then I would use that but still call him Ted. I just think Edward flows better than Ted with most middle names. If you are just using Ted then I would go with Ted Alexander.

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

what about naming him Edward and call him Ted

or Theodore Alexander

what about William as a middle name

#24 zara-b

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi I am pregnant and due in november yay!! So I need opinions on the following. Girls name after my nana and my middle name.. Ivy Madeline or my middle name which is Lorelle, so Ivy Lorelle or Madeline Lorelle.

Boys name after grandad - ted . My husband likes ted axel ! I like ted alexander or ted arlo, whats your thoughts. Than


As much as I like the sound of Ivy Lorelle, I would avoid it as it sounds like 'ivy laurel', and makes me think of a wreath! I wouldn't pair Ivy with an adjective-sounding middle name, so I would have to say that Ivy Madeleine is a better choice (I am not a fan of Madeleine spelt Madeline).

I like the sound of Ted Alexander. With such a short first name, I think you need something longer in the middle, however if you were going to give your son the formal name of Theodore or Edward, then Arlo would work in the middle spot. Although I like the name Axel a lot, I don't think it goes well with any of these first name options.

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:44 AM

Ivy Lorelle - it's special to share the same mn with your daughter

Ted Alexander or Theodore Alexander would be nice for a formal name

or Theodore William  or Edward Alexander or Edward William




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Australia's top baby names of 2013

Essential Baby has compiled the data available from government records around the country to bring you the list of Australia's top baby names of 2013.

Sara James: fighting for my daughter

Sara James was a high-profile New York journalist, but it was her own daughter's story which raised the most questions.

Siblings and best of friends

I know we'll have some tense moments. I know there will be arguments. But I also know these two will always have this most beautiful bond.

In defence of mums on the phone

I know news stories always attract a range of opinions, and I know they're a place for people to have an anonymous dig in. However, I also know that this mum bashing has to stop.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Pregnancy essentials for the second and third trimesters

So you're through the first trimester of pregnancy - congratulations! Here are some tips for getting through the next six months as comfortably and happily as possible.

Coles Easter eggs recalled due to presence of tree nuts

An allergic reaction has lead to the urgent recall of a variety of Coles brand Easter eggs.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Why I love the small age gap between my kids

Six months after our son turned one, we welcomed son number two into our lives. Yes, the small age gap had been planned - and there are things I love and hate about that small gap.

Parents warned about posting kids' photos online

Parents could be putting their kids at risk by posting images and information online which give away personal details, such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Mum's the word when it comes to baby news

The arrival of a baby is big news, but friends and family need to understand it is not their news to share.

What?s in your parenting toolbox?

So often as parents, we don?t really talk about our ?parenting toolboxes?. But you need to be aware of what you and your partner are working with, and to decide what does and doesn't fit in your lives.

Classroom pregnancy prank goes viral

An American college professor has had to rethink his strict rule about answering cell phones in class after being the victim of an April Fools' prank that has gone viral.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Australia's top baby names of 2013

Essential Baby has compiled the data available from government records around the country to bring you the list of Australia's top baby names of 2013.

Video: Dad turns son into action movie hero

Many kids would love to be an action movie hero in real life, but very few will ever be able to see themselves in movies like these.

Toilet training in winter

There?s no need to stop thinking about toilet training just because the temperature is dropping: winter is a good a time as any to start the process.

What do you do all day?

It's the question all new mothers dread. For Kate Fridkis, it's a question that strikes to the heart of what it is to be a woman.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Video: Baby starts his day with a dance party

Few people start their day the same way this little guy does ? dancing, smiling, and generally having an awesome time.

IKEA announces bed canopy recall

IKEA has recalled its range of bed canopies designed to suspend above children?s beds following reported cases of injuries and entanglement.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.