Bloody names

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Bloody names

Postby RedRum » 06 Mar 2015, 10:11

I'm really stressing about boy names. DH has turned his nose up at everything I've suggested, but hasn't made any suggestions of his own. I don't need to agree a particular nane, I'm happy to have a bit of a shortlist and see what suits him or her but it's making me worry that we won't agree on anything. It's also not helping that I haven't yet come up with any names I really love. Names I like so far that haven't been outright vetoed:

Eddy/Ed/Ted/Ned (possibly derived from Edward, Edison or Theo - I've kind of lumped them all together a bit in my head!)
Ellis
Angus
Arlen
Jonah
Morris
Robbie
Jamie

I have included Jonah as I really like it but DH isn't that keen.

Middle name is probably Eden as it's FIL and BILs middle name, surname begins with L and rhymes with cake and is surprisingly hard to work with. I could really use some suggestions. Help me!!

He's a lot less opinionated about girl names. I like Ada Francesca.but I also strongly feel it's a boy.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 06 Mar 2015, 10:35

I like Ellis, Arlen and Jonah... Not much help here tho as I am in the exact same quandry. On my shortlist, at the moment - I go off names quickly it seems, which is a worry - are... Rufus, Sam, George... For girls; Ira, Nona (which A basically made up but I think is lovely), Rosa... I have no doubt I'll hate all these by the weekend tho....

Ooh, I also like Oren for a boy. Could work??
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Re: Bloody names

Postby pimento » 06 Mar 2015, 10:38

nearlymumtobabyfk wrote:Ooh, I also like Oren for a boy. Could work??


I know an Oren! It's a great name for a little man.

We have an Edward and an Eva.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby RedRum » 06 Mar 2015, 10:58

DH flat out vetoed Rufus, I think it's a lovely name!

I quite like Oren, can't see DH going for it though. I did have Soren on my list but don't like it enough to fight for it. It's really pissing me off, I wouldn't mind if he made some suggestions of his own but instead he's just pooh-poohing mine.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby issi » 06 Mar 2015, 11:19

My Dh did that too (and does generally with other things :?) - in the end I gave up talking about names with him until I was in labour. I got my choice ;)
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Re: Bloody names

Postby RedRum » 06 Mar 2015, 11:28

issi wrote:My Dh did that too (and does generally with other things :?) - in the end I gave up talking about names with him until I was in labour. I got my choice ;)


Lily, I have been seriously considering that tactic!
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Re: Bloody names

Postby t&n's mummy » 06 Mar 2015, 13:41

I am also feeling like this, it's tricky isn't it. I like your list :)
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Re: Bloody names

Postby treek » 06 Mar 2015, 14:19

I too gave up discussing names until she was here! At least that meant we knew which gender we needed to focus on....

I loved Oren (for boy or girl), we also had Angus on the boy shortlist :) girls we had Erin and Meredith I think?
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Re: Bloody names

Postby PerpetualMadness » 06 Mar 2015, 17:45

At the risk of making things worse while adding nothing constructive.... I'm not sure you can get away with Robbie given DD's name.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby RedRum » 06 Mar 2015, 18:47

PerpetualMadness wrote:At the risk of making things worse while adding nothing constructive.... I'm not sure you can get away with Robbie given DD's name.


Oh shit no you're right!! I'd actually thought of that already but obviously forgotten it along the way! I also like Max but that's off the list for the same reason.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby PerpetualMadness » 06 Mar 2015, 19:00

Ha! Pregnancy brain. I have 4 awesome boys names in use ;) but they're not really the same style as your list. They all go well with your surname though.

Otherwise...
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Re: Bloody names

Postby RedRum » 06 Mar 2015, 19:03

Actually love B (love N too but there's too many of them among our friends). Also liked Alasdair (and Alec) early on but I wonder if they're a bit dated?
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Re: Bloody names

Postby busmother » 06 Mar 2015, 20:11

I like Alasdair too - don't think it's dated. We can't use it as W's proper name is the English version of it or it would definitely be on our list. We're also struggling with boys, so think we'll probably just wait until it arrives, which is pretty much what we did with the twins. We had girls names sussed but no idea about boys, so they were twin 1 and twin 2 for two days.
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Re: Bloody names

Postby Tintin » 06 Mar 2015, 20:22

DP did exactly the same as your DH the first time round. Vetoed everything I came up with, without ever making a suggestion himself. In the end we stopped talking about it, and when she was born he suggested one of my faves that he'd previously ruled out. Second time round, he refused to even discuss it with me until I was in labour!
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Re: Bloody names

Postby yorkshirepudding » 06 Mar 2015, 21:58

I just asked my oh how his names list is going and he said 'short'! He stuck to 1 name the whole way through my pregnancy with Moo which I tried and tried to like but eventually put my foot down to, and Moo had no name for 2 weeks! We really need a shortlist before this one arrives or it will be nameless with all the toddler antics to keep up with as well as a newborn.

I like your list. Could you have Bobby instead of Robbie? I currently have Theo, Samuel and Wilfred for boys.
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