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[name]Hi[/name] Guys,
I have been looking at this fantasic site for weeks but never actually posted. Husband and i are ttc so wish us luck! I don’t want to tempt fate but i already have some names in mind and would love to know your opinions. I like nature names for girls(though nothing to ‘out there’) and traditional names. I live in [name]England[/name] so names here may not be as popular as other places!? Here goes

[name]Zac[/name] - Popular everywhere i know but have loved it since i was about 10!
[name]Otis[/name] - one of my favourites
[name]Bay[/name] (m or f probably a mn)
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
Amberley [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Indiana[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it but too ‘[name]Jones[/name]’???!)
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

Sorry for the loooong list - any thoughts appreciated! :slight_smile:

I like [name]Otis[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ember[/name], [name]Cora[/name], and [name]Wren[/name].

[name]Welcome[/name]! I will rate with *'s. 1-5 (5 being best :slight_smile:

[name]Zac[/name] * ([name]Zachary[/name] would get )
[name]George[/name] **
[name]Otis[/name] * (I think of a dog)
[name]Jackson[/name]*** (would get more if it wasn’t so popular)
[name]Zander[/name]** (like as a nn more)
[name]Newton[/name]* (like [name]Fig[/name]?)
[name]Finn[/name]*** ([name]Love[/name] as a nn to [name]Finnian[/name])
[name]Bay[/name] **** (if as a mn)
(too popular for me)
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] (if [name]Mae[/name] is the mn, love [name]Maeve[/name] more)

(love [name]Eleonora[/name] more)
Amberley [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Wren[/name]**** (as a mn)
[name]Indiana[/name] *** (interesting…think it is more girlish?)
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]*

[name]Welcome[/name]! =)

[name]Zac[/name] - I prefer it spelled [name]Zach[/name], but I like [name]Zac[/name] too! I’d use it as a nn for [name]Zachary[/name] for when he’s older
[name]George[/name] - I love [name]George[/name]!
[name]Lincoln[/name] - not too fond of this one…
[name]Otis[/name] - I only think of [name]Milo[/name] + [name]Otis[/name], but that may not be a problem with you
[name]Oliver[/name] - I like [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Oscar[/name] - I only think of [name]Oscar[/name] the Grouch!
[name]Dexter[/name] - It’s okay
[name]Jackson[/name] - I prefer just [name]Jack[/name], but [name]Jackson[/name]'s good, too
[name]Zander[/name] - I don’t like [name]Zander[/name]…
[name]Newton[/name] - not a fan…
[name]Rex[/name] - too dated, in my opinion
[name]Finn[/name] - I like [name]Finn[/name] and most of the longer versions
[name]Bay[/name] (m or f probably a mn) - I’d use it for a girl’s mn only
[name]Cole[/name] - [name]Cole[/name]'s okay…
[name]Deacon[/name] - it’s okay…

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - very pretty
[name]Jemima[/name] - Aunt…
[name]Eleanor[/name] - I love [name]Eleanor[/name]!
Amberley [name]Rose[/name] - I love [name]Rose[/name], just not Amberley
[name]Sky[/name] - prefer it spelled [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] - [name]Hazel[/name]'s okay…but a bit dated
[name]Wren[/name] - I don’t like [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Indiana[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it but too ‘[name]Jones[/name]’???!) - yes, it’s too [name]Jones[/name]!
[name]Summer[/name] - I’m not a fan of ‘season’ names…
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - I don’t like [name]Indy[/name] (again, too ‘[name]Jones[/name]’!)
[name]Ember[/name] - not my style, but it’s okay
[name]Cora[/name] - I like [name]Cora[/name] a lot
[name]Iris[/name] - [name]Iris[/name] is okay

good luck!!

Congratulations on TTC, and welcome to Nameberry! Let’s have a go at your list, then…

[name]Zac[/name] - [name]Zac[/name] is kind of a cool kid name, handsome and strong, but not stuffy. I like that, but I personally would use a full name, like [name]Zachary[/name], with [name]Zac[/name] as the nickname. I personally think it will be easier to find a middle name with a longer first name, too…

[name]George[/name] - [name]George[/name] is one of the classics that I don’t particularly care for, but I appreciate the no-nonsense, distinguished appeal of the name.

[name]Lincoln[/name] - This is a really cool surname that seems to be coming out of nowhere lately! [name]Link[/name] is a really fresh, modern nickname that sounds good on a baby and a grown man.

[name]Otis[/name] - Oh, goodness! I just can’t latch onto this one for a baby. It’s like [name]Bailey[/name] - I’ve seen far too many dogs with this name so it is forever a dog name and not a …name… name.

[name]Oliver[/name] - I love this one, from [name]Oliver[/name] Twist to its more modern appeal, this name is a vintage favorite of mine! It may have (silly) nicknames, but it is very cute yet still sophisticated. Great!

[name]Oscar[/name] - This reminds me of [name]Oscar[/name] the Grouch on the children’s TV show, [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name]. I couldn’t name my child after a grumpy, ugly green puppet who lives in a garbage can!

[name]Dexter[/name] - Because of the TV show by the same name, I’ve heard this one around more often. However, this name has the same feel as [name]Linus[/name] to me - a sad, sorry, mama’s boy with nerdy glasses, a baby blanket, and dripping eyes…

[name]Jackson[/name] - I do love [name]Jack[/name], but I prefer it without the trendy -son ending. Yet, I see the appeal and do like this.

[name]Zander[/name] - My sister used to love this name! I prefer it as a nickname for [name]Alexander[/name], spelled [name]Xander[/name]…

[name]Newton[/name] - For Sir [name]Isaac[/name]? If I had to pick one, I’d use [name]Isaac[/name], as [name]Newton[/name] reminds me of newts…

[name]Rex[/name] - [name]King[/name], of what? I don’t think I could name my child [name]Rex[/name], as it means “king.” What do you name the next child to beat that? And, [name]Rex[/name] has a harsh sound, so it seemed perfect for the fearsome Doberman Pinscher that I once met with this name!

[name]Finn[/name] - [name]Finn[/name] is sweet and calm, what every parent wants their child to be. However, I like it as a nickname for [name]Finnegan[/name], [name]Findlay[/name], or [name]Phineas[/name].

[name]Bay[/name] - Yes, I’d definitely relegate this to middle name territory, as it doesn’t have enough substance to be used out front in my opinion. Pretty, unusual middle name, though!

[name]Cole[/name] - [name]Cole[/name] seems trendy, and harsh (coal, anyone?), and I just don’t really care for it.

[name]Deacon[/name] - I’ve liked [name]Deacon[/name] since [name]Reese[/name] Witherspoon named her son this name! It is fresh and cool, yet has a sort of vintage-y feel at the same time. I really like it paired with a classic middle name.

FAVORITES: [name]Zachary[/name], [name]Lincoln[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Jackson[/name], [name]Finn[/name] ([name]Finnegan[/name], [name]Findlay[/name], [name]Phineas[/name]), [name]Deacon[/name]

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - I love [name]Isla[/name], for its glamorous, yet simple, feel. Feminine and beautiful, it is perfect for a little girl. However, the addition of [name]Mae[/name] just ruins it for me. I’d at least spell it [name]May[/name] to get rid of the “country” look that seems so awkward when paired with [name]Isla[/name], but I think [name]Isla[/name] [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Isla[/name] [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Isla[/name] [name]Marisol[/name], or [name]Isla[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] would be more suitable…

[name]Jemima[/name] - This reminds me, a person in the US, of the syrup brand, Aunt [name]Jemima[/name]. It seems dated and decidedly un-cool in my opinion, and I just don’t see this one coming back…

[name]Eleanor[/name] - Pretty name with cute, modern nicknames.

Amberley [name]Rose[/name] - I don’t care for Amberley at all. It seems very trendy, like Everleigh or [name]Ainsley[/name], and I didn’t like [name]Amber[/name] in the 1980s, either!

[name]Sky[/name] - I’d prefer [name]Sky/name in the middle, as it seems a bit too much for me in the first name position. It is a spunky name, however!

[name]Hazel[/name] - This is really gorgeous yet still natural and unique. I honestly met the cutest two-year-old [name]Hazel[/name] yesterday, and the name was so distinguished and so …HER… that I fell in love with it!

[name]Wren[/name] - I’d save this for a nickname. Like [name]Lark[/name], for me it seems way too out there. After all, it is a bird species, so does this mean that we should go out and use Flamingo and Parrot for names, too? Sorry for the harshness.

[name]Indiana[/name] - Actually, [name]Indiana[/name] reminds me of the character [name]Arizona[/name] on the TV show, [name]Grey[/name]'s Anatomy. However, am I the only one who thinks a girl named [name]Indiana[/name] in [name]Britain[/name] is a bit odd?

[name]Summer[/name] - This seems incredibly dated to me, like [name]Autumn[/name] and [name]Amber[/name]. If you like seasonal names, try [name]Winter[/name].

[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - [name]Indy[/name] reminds me of the [name]Indy[/name] 500 car race in Indianapolis and absolutely nothing else. It just isn’t, and can never be, a name in my opinion.

[name]Ember[/name] - Like flame? I don’t think I’d go this far, either.

[name]Cora[/name] - [name]Cora[/name] is cute, and its definitely coming back. [name]Coraline[/name] and [name]Coralie[/name] are nice, too…

FAVORITES: [name]Isla[/name] [name]MAEVE[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Hazel[/name]

My favorite combinations for siblings would be [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Zachary[/name], [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jemima[/name], [name]Phineas[/name] [name]Jackson[/name], and [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Bay[/name]. Best of luck to you!

I would keep these and add [name]Ciel[/name] for the girl’s list


[name]Indiana[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Hi[/name], Jelly! [name]Welcome[/name] and good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Zac[/name]: [name]Zac[/name] is only a nickname for me ([name]Zachary[/name] or [name]Zachariah[/name])…

[name]George[/name]: I love classic names…

[name]Lincoln[/name]: I think this is cool…

[name]Otis[/name]: I like some of your others more…

[name]Oliver[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!!!

[name]Oscar[/name]: [name]Oscar[/name] has been growing on me lately…

[name]Dexter[/name]: I really love [name]Dexter[/name]…

[name]Jackson[/name]: [name]Jackson[/name] feels trendy to me, but that may not be the case where you live…

[name]Zander[/name]: I think of it as a nickname for [name]Alexander[/name], because it doesn’t feel substantial to me on its own. (I can’t see [name]Zander[/name], just [name]Zander[/name], on a professional adult…)

[name]Newton[/name]: I think of [name]Fig[/name] Newtons and newts, so I like some of the other names more…

[name]Rex[/name]: I can see [name]Rex[/name]'s appeal, but I can’t help but like of a T-[name]Rex[/name] or anorexia.

[name]Finn[/name]: I really like [name]Finn[/name]…[name]Finnian[/name] and [name]Finnegan[/name], too…

[name]Bay[/name] (m or f probably a mn): This feels very feminine to me…

[name]Cole[/name]: I like some of your other names more…

[name]Deacon[/name]: I like some of your other names more…

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name]: I love [name]Isla[/name]!

[name]Jemima[/name]: I like some of the other names more, but I’m in the U.S. where I associate [name]Jemima[/name] with the maple syrup and the South from long ago…

[name]Eleanor[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!

Amberley [name]Rose[/name]: Amberley feels very trendy to me…

[name]Sky[/name]: I can see [name]Sky[/name]'s appeal…

[name]Hazel[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!

[name]Wren[/name]: I grew up with a [name]Wren[/name], and think it’s a beautiful name…

[name]Indiana[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it but too ‘[name]Jones[/name]’!!!): I like some of your others better…

[name]Summer[/name]: Ditto…

[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]: Ditto…

[name]Ember[/name]: Ditto…

[name]Cora[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]! ([name]Cordelia[/name], too…)

[name]Iris[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!

My favorites: [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Oscar[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Cora[/name], and [name]Iris[/name].

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

[name]Love[/name] the names, especially:

[name]Lincoln[/name] - strong, but practical name - my favorite
[name]Finn[/name] - cute name

Amberley [name]Rose[/name] - had a friend who’s daughter was named [name]Ainsley[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - very pretty
[name]Indiana[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it but too ‘[name]Jones[/name]’???!) - try [name]Alabama[/name] or [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - I like [name]India[/name] [name]Rose[/name], too

You have great taste! I especially like

[name]Isla[/name]- I strongly considered [name]Isla[/name] for my daughter :slight_smile:
[name]Cora[/name]- I’m considering this for my baby :slight_smile:

I was liking [name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] because out of all of your choices I thought it was the most unique and sounded pretty. I know a lot of people disliked it. Someone else suggested [name]India[/name] [name]Rose[/name], which I think is both beautiful and unusual. I think you should keep that one on the list :slight_smile:

Thanks for all your responses - very useful to get honest opinions! I had totally forgotten about [name]Oscar[/name] the Grouch so thanks for that! :slight_smile: I’ll keep trawling this site for any other names that catch my eye and see what you all think! :slight_smile:

[name]Zac[/name] - I like [name]Zachary[/name] better
[name]George[/name] - lovely name
[name]Lincoln[/name] - I really like it
[name]Otis[/name] - great name
[name]Oliver[/name] - great name
[name]Oscar[/name] - I love the name [name]Oscar[/name], no matter what
[name]Dexter[/name] - really like it
[name]Jackson[/name] - oh, I really like it
[name]Zander[/name] - not so much
[name]Newton[/name] - really like it
[name]Rex[/name] - I actually like it very much
[name]Finn[/name] - lovely name, so is [name]Finley[/name]
[name]Bay[/name] - I love it as a first name, too. [name]Bay[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] is my pick
[name]Cole[/name] - not my favorite
[name]Deacon[/name] - it is cute
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - I really like [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name] - cute
[name]Eleanor[/name] - love the name
Amberley [name]Rose[/name] - I am not sure about Amberley
[name]Sky[/name] - not my favorite
[name]Hazel[/name] - I love it
[name]Wren[/name] - great
[name]Indiana[/name] - not a fan
[name]Summer[/name] - not my favorite
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - hippie, spunky, cool
[name]Ember[/name] - not sure
[name]Cora[/name] - great
[name]Iris[/name] - wonderful)

I like your taste (it is kinda similar to mine)

[name]Zac[/name] ~ Its alright. I like it better as a nickname for [name]Zachary[/name].
[name]George[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Lincoln[/name] ~ Cool!
[name]Otis[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name] [name]Otis[/name]!
[name]Oliver[/name] ~ Cute but too popular.
[name]Oscar[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name]! Its on my list!
[name]Dexter[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Jackson[/name] ~ Too popular.
[name]Zander[/name] ~ Alright.
[name]Newton[/name] ~ Too surnamey.
[name]Rex[/name] ~ Cute.
[name]Finn[/name] ~ Too popular.
[name]Bay[/name] ~ Alright.
[name]Cole[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name].
[name]Deacon[/name] ~ I’m begining to like this name…
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] ~ I don’t like [name]Isla[/name] very much but [name]Mae[/name] is pretty.
[name]Jemima[/name] ~ You have no idea how much I love this name! If it weren’t for the Aunt [name]Jemima[/name] connection I’d totally use this! Its beautiful and feminine. I love how it means “[name]Dove[/name]” also.
[name]Eleanor[/name] ~ Beautiful.
Amberley [name]Rose[/name] ~ Tryndee.
[name]Sky[/name] ~ Dated.
[name]Hazel[/name] ~ Cute.
[name]Wren[/name] ~ Cute.
[name]Indiana[/name] ~ Its cute but its kind of…trashy sounding.
[name]Summer[/name] ~ Dated.
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] ~ Cute.
[name]Ember[/name] ~ Darling!
[name]Cora[/name] ~ [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Iris[/name] ~ Cute.

[name]Zac[/name]–It’s definitely popular (although I like your spelling best). I’ve thought for some time that one day the name [name]Zeb[/name] will overtake [name]Zac[/name], so maybe you’d like this one?
[name]George[/name]–I love names that begin with this on girls ([name]Georgia[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Georgiana[/name]), but on boys…? To me, it reminds me too much of our former president, which I personally would not consider a plus.
[name]Lincoln[/name]–I love this! I don’t know how much you identify this name with [name]Abraham[/name] [name]Lincoln[/name], as you said you live in [name]England[/name], but I think that can only better the name.
[name]Otis[/name]–A sort of dopey name, it reminds me of your british favorites such as [name]Archie[/name] and [name]Alfie[/name], which aren’t ever heard here. It’s cute in a [name]Harvey[/name]-[name]Silas[/name]-[name]Jethro[/name] sort of way, and I quite like it.
[name]Oliver[/name]–Oh, this is just the epitome of upper-crust to me. I love this name, although it has definitely risen in popularity.
[name]Oscar[/name]–I really hope this name will begin to be used more. I think it has an amazing amount of potential.
[name]Dexter[/name]–A real old-fashioned name to me, but a million times better than trendy Dereks and [name]Alexes[/name]. A great name!
[name]Jackson[/name]–This name seems so ‘country-western’ to me. I’d go with the simpler, smarter [name]Jack[/name], or even exotic [name]Jaques[/name].
[name]Zander[/name]–[name]Alexander[/name], but short; so, no.
[name]Newton[/name]–Ahh, and his law of science! And those fig newton treats! Those things aside, this is a very nice name.
[name]Rex[/name]–It’s okay, but nothing spectacular.
[name]Finn[/name]–Whether for [name]Phineas[/name] or [name]Finnian[/name], I adore this name beyond name-adoring acceptance! [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Bay[/name]–It’s simple, but I think I’m leaning towards liking it.
[name]Cole[/name]–Too used.
[name]Deacon[/name]–Smart sounding and official for an adult, but it would still be cute on a toddler. Check plus.
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name]–Too beautiful for words. Stunning.
[name]Jemima[/name]–This name is great, as is the nn [name]Jemma[/name]. It reminds me of [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Potter[/name]. [name]Jemima[/name] ‘[name]Jemma[/name]’ [name]Beatrix[/name] would be a good combo, now that I think of it.
[name]Eleanor[/name]–I will love this name forever. A super choice.
Amberley [name]Rose[/name]–[name]Amberly[/name] sounds made-up ([name]Amber[/name]+[name]Kimberly[/name]? Neither of which I liked in the first place). [name]Rose[/name] is always lovely, although I’m finding myself more of a [name]Rosaline[/name] lover.
[name]Sky[/name]–Too trendy.
[name]Hazel[/name]–Beautiful! Old-fashioned, quaint, and spunky!
[name]Wren[/name]–One of the better birds names.
[name]Indiana[/name]–Never been one of my favorites, although if you’re looking for US states names, I recently realized how lovely [name]Louisiana[/name] would be, and they do share the same ending.
[name]Summer[/name]–[name]How[/name] about the similar sounding surname of [name]Sumner[/name], or the season of [name]Winter[/name] (nn [name]Winnie[/name]), or [name]Vera[/name] which means ‘summer’? [name]Summer[/name] itself is getting a little dated.
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]–Ehh. You have much better names on your list.
[name]Ember[/name]–[name]Amber[/name] or [name]Emma[/name], but reinvented. Try [name]Emmeline[/name].
[name]Cora[/name]–Great as a nn for [name]Cordelia[/name] (or [name]Cornelia[/name]).
[name]Iris[/name]–See [name]Hazel[/name].(:


[name]Zac[/name] - this is okay.
[name]George[/name] - cute and classic, I really like it.
[name]Lincoln[/name] - it’s okay.
[name]Otis[/name] - very cute.
[name]Oliver[/name] - too popular, although it is handsome.
[name]Oscar[/name] - I like [name]Oscar[/name] a lot, good alternative to [name]Oliver[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] - this is okay.
[name]Jackson[/name] - not a fan.
[name]Zander[/name] - maybe as a nickname for [name]Alexander[/name] (much more of a classic) but definitely not on its own,
[name]Newton[/name] - not a fan.
[name]Rex[/name] - too short, seems like a dog’s name.
[name]Finn[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name].
[name]Bay[/name] - eh, it’s okay for a middle.
[name]Cole[/name] - not a fan at all, too short.
[name]Deacon[/name] - it’s okay.
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - cute, but I find [name]Isla[/name] really awkward to say, and it is getting really popular.
[name]Jemima[/name] - this is cute.
[name]Eleanor[/name] - love [name]Eleanor[/name], so classy.
Amberley [name]Rose[/name] - Amberley? Seems made up.
[name]Sky[/name] - not a fan.
[name]Hazel[/name] - okay, kind of cute.
[name]Wren[/name] - cute but too short.
[name]Indiana[/name] - for a girl? eh, it’s okay.
[name]Summer[/name] - seems dated.
[name]Indy[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - ehhh, it’s okay, like PP’s suggestion of [name]India[/name] [name]Rose[/name] better.
[name]Ember[/name] - no, no. not a fan at all.
[name]Cora[/name] - very cute.
[name]Iris[/name] - nice.

For boys, I like…
[name]George[/name], [name]Otis[/name], [name]Oscar[/name], [name]Alexander[/name] (nn [name]Zander[/name]) and [name]Finn[/name] (my favourite)

For girls, I like…
[name]Jemima[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Cora[/name] and [name]Iris[/name]


Here are my favorites from your list:

[name]Finn[/name] – my favorite

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Mae[/name] – [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] – my favorite

Good luck making a baby! :smiley: