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17/05/2013 at 15:35
Yes I'm back with my 3rd or 4th post on names in this pregnancy. Well what else is there to do on a rainy day in Spain?
H has discounted all his previous names bar Katherine (nn Katie/Kate) which was the girls name I agreed to last time so I could have Alexander for a boy. I'm not sure I would have stuck with it if he was a girl, though I'm not about to tell him that. I'm attempting to put together a new list, with my favourites nestled in there but despite going through nymbler and nameberry for what feels like forever I'm stuck. I won't limit your ideas with my numerous rules, but I will mention that the surname is Cox, which rules out amongst others Scarlett
So my list so far;
Beatrix, nn Trixie or Bea
Do your best/worst...
17/05/2013 at 15:53
Aw I love some of the ones on your list, especially Bea!
My list is less traditional and includes:
Jessica (Jessie) - which has really grown on me since a fellow 3rd Tri lady used it - I always liked it, but now moreso.
(My list could get seriously long!)
17/05/2013 at 16:01
From your list I like Cecily, Juliette and Tabitha best with your surname, especially Juliette which is a much underused name these days for me. You know my shortlist of 1!
17/05/2013 at 16:02
Jessica is my BFF's 6 month old's name, has really grown on me too, but obviously can't use it now.
I do like Imogen from your list, I'm not sure if it's too recently popular though? Trying not to be constrained by my own rules though so will add it to the list.
I should have added that Eleanor would have been a serious contender if my niece wasn't an Ellie
17/05/2013 at 16:04
Margot, you don't think Cecily Cox sounds too much like silly cox?
Is your 'list' still N......?
17/05/2013 at 16:09
Hadn't even thought of that BG, so I don't think it would make a difference. Yes, my list is still Naomi, no idea what H thinks!
I like Imogen but it always sounds like an older girl's name for me rather than a baby's name.
17/05/2013 at 16:14
You need to have the conversation with your H, for my sake if nothing else!
I'm not sure other than Immy what I'd shorten Imogen too. I do like to shorten a name!
17/05/2013 at 16:18
Hmm, does Juliette Cox sound too much like Julie eat cox?
17/05/2013 at 16:42
The only rule i remember is no A names.
17/05/2013 at 16:43
Now you mention it, it does sound a big like Julie ate Cox. But only now you've said it!
17/05/2013 at 16:46
I think my niece will be called Imogen - it's the only one my brother and his GF agree on ATM - but i'm much less keen on Immy.
17/05/2013 at 17:21
BG I have to confess when I was reading through it in my head I read Julie ate cox. What about Julia?
17/05/2013 at 17:32
Not so keen on Julia. Damn, think that's Juliette out.
Gemma, Hannah and Natalie are friends, Emily is my cousin and nan, but my cosuin's sister is Alexandra so would be a bit wired to have another Alex and Enily!
I keep pondering Nicole, but something is holding me back, not sure what.
17/05/2013 at 17:36
I like Georgiana, Nicole and Beatrix from the ones you are considering but I think Beatrix and Alex Cox might be a bit too much. Remember before I suggested Beatrice - was that a yay or nay?
17/05/2013 at 17:40
I'm not against Beatrice, and it's certainly growing on me, but I - well H - prefers the Trixie shortening (I prefer Bea, but will save that argument for if/when I get the name agreed)
I agree all the X's could be a bit much, but not sure it puts me off it enough? Or am I just beig blinded because I love it?
17/05/2013 at 17:42
Ottilie I don't mind, but don't love IYSWIM. Will put in in the thinking incubator!
17/05/2013 at 17:43
Ah I see about Trixie. I'm with you I prefer Bea! I'm not sure if all the Xs is too much or quite cool...?
17/05/2013 at 17:47
That's what I can't decide either.
It's not like they're a married couple though, I can't see there being many times when I say Alex and Beatrix Cox. Am I beig naive?
17/05/2013 at 18:10
I did think that too but you would call their first names together but then who cares? It's not like they rhyme, I liked Victoria but couldn't have Vicky and Nicky
17/05/2013 at 20:22
I LOVE Beatrix and Tabitha but H vetoed them both. On my current list there is Ivy, Eva, Martha, Imogen, Florence, Matilda, India, Erin.
I don't think Beatrix and Alex is a problem at all. A woman at work has Fynn and Brynn....!!! That i think is a step too far.....
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