Our Top 10. Opinions ?


My husband wants to choose the best names (boy and girl) for the baby as soon as possible, and he needs some serious opinions on our top 10.

Here are our final choices :

[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] - [name_f]Ann[/name_f] is my husband’s mother
[name_f]Ava[/name_f] - my husband’s favourite
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] - my favourite
[name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] - my mother’s name

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] - my [name_m]NEW[/name_m] favourite !
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] ([name_m]NEW[/name_m])
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] ([name_m]NEW[/name_m])
[name_u]Finley[/name_u] - my husband’s favourite

We’ll maybe use [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] and [name_u]River[/name_u] as middles for the boy’s name.

Opinions on our final top 10 ?

And no more suggestions please, our list is closed !

my favorites of your favorites:


[name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] - maybe as a middle? Though I like [name_u]Isa[/name_u] as a nickname


[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] - maybe better as a middle name
[name_u]Finley[/name_u] - my husband’s favourite

very nice lists!

Thanks !

More opinions are welcome !

[name_f]Abigail[/name_f] - I’m not a fan, I’ve got a bad association and I hear it all the time.
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] - I had an obnoxious student with this name a few years ago so she’s all i can think haha, but before then I wasn’t a big fan.
[name_f]Ava[/name_f] - I love it, simple and classic
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] - I love it too, my best friend’s name!
[name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] - love
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]- not a fan, I think some people won’t know if it’s pronounced oc-tay-vee-uh or oc-tah-vee-uh
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f] - it’s ok, I think of the witch on wizard of [name_m]Oz[/name_m] saying “poppies” lol
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f]- like
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f]- like, I prefer [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] and nn [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Zoe[/name_f]- like

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] - love!
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] - love! My hubby vetoed this one :frowning:
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] love it too!
[name_m]Cassius[/name_m]- I like the full name, not a fan of cash as a nickname
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] - island
[name_u]Finley[/name_u] - there is a town called [name_u]Finley[/name_u] by my town and it’s full of rednecks, so that’s a bad association for me lol
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]- it’s ok, I’m tired of hearing it
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]- same as [name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]! it’s my son’s name. We picked because it means “He has heard” in Hebrew, and we struggled with infertility and preterm labor so we felt that God had heard our prayers. It fits him well!
[name_u]Theo[/name_u] - I love [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]! That was our second choice, I prefer [name_u]Theo[/name_u] only as a nickname.


I rated them, with number 1 being my favorite:

  1. Octavia

  2. Zoe

  3. Sarah

  4. Abigail

  5. Ava

  6. Charlotte

  7. Isabelle

  8. Sophie

  9. Annabel

  10. Poppy

  11. Oliver

  12. Asher

  13. Simon

  14. Theo

  15. Benjamin

  16. Alexander

  17. Noah

  18. Cassius

  19. Finley

  20. Ellis

I absolutely love Octavia and Oliver!

For me, popularity is an issue. I would not want to be 1 of 3 kids with the same name in my grade at school. I can’t stand the massive popularity of Noah for the last few years. The other boy names though some quite popular, are not as everywhere as Noah and are all nice names. You have a lot of very popular girl names on your list. Isabelle/Isabella/Bella are played out to me. I also know a handful of little Avas. If you’re not bothered by that, hey, they are not bad names.

See my signature for more suggestions if you’re still open! Good luck!

adore: [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] (although I prefer [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] or [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]), [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], [name_m]Asher[/name_m], [name_u]Finley[/name_u], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

love: [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_m]Simon[/name_m]

like: [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]

neutral: [name_f]Abigail[/name_f], [name_f]Sarah[/name_f], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], [name_m]Cassius[/name_m], [name_u]Theo[/name_u]

dislike: [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]

My favorites of your list:



[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] and [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] are the standouts from the girl’s list.

So many favorites from the boy’s list:


[name_u]Finley[/name_u] and [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] would make a lovely sibset. [name_m]Cassius[/name_m] and [name_m]Simon[/name_m] pair beautifully with [name_f]Octavia[/name_f].