Struggling with names. Just 2 weeks to go

My first baby is due in just two weeks time. We haven’t been able to pick a name we both love.

For a girl I hope it’s just a matter of narrowing down our favourites. We like [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f], [name_f]Theodora[/name_f], [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f], [name_f]Isadora[/name_f], [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] and [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f].

But for a boy this is much harder, we have discussed [name_m]Walter[/name_m], [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Bertram[/name_m] and [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]. Nothing seems to fit.

The names we like are longer clunkier old-fashioned names with lots of nickname potential.

My step-children are C@itlin and Nath@n.

Which name should we pick for a girl? Ideas for a boy?

Thanks for your help
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All of your choices are amazing! My favourite of your girls list is [name_f]Theodora[/name_f], but I think [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] would be the best fit with your step children’s names.

For boys, what about:

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Alec[/name_m]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Bertrand[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronald[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Robert[/name_m]
[name_m]Richard[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Phillip[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Anthony[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]

All your choices are stunning!
For a girl, I adore [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f], but [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f], [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] and [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] are all amazing too.
For a boy my favorite is [name_m]Walter[/name_m] and I like [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] as well!
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Amos[/name_m]/[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m]
[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_m]Damian[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Harold[/name_m]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_u]Ira[/name_u]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u]
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m]
[name_u]Maxime[/name_u]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_m]Osmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Percival[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Vaughn[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

I like your style! Here are my thoughts on your girls:

[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]-This is beautiful. It’s strong, feminine, vintage & unique. I personally think that [name_f]Dori[/name_f] sounds kind of snobby, but that’s just my personal opinion. [name_f]Dora[/name_f] & [name_f]Thea[/name_f] are cute nns. And if you wanted to stretch it a bit, [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] for a nn works. I love [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]!

[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]-This is nice too. I think that [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] is a little more unexpected. Especially since [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is so popular for boys.

[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]-This is lovely. Certainly vintage & clunky, but in a charming way. Lots of great nns! [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Winnie[/name_f], [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] or [name_f]Mina[/name_f] are all great options. [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] is my favorite.

[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]-This is fine. I’m not sure why I don’t like it as much as the others. [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] & [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] are so popular, an [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] could get lost in the shuffle. [name_m]Just[/name_m] something to consider.

[name_f]Claudia[/name_f]-I don’t mind this name, but it doesn’t sparkle as much as the others.

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]-This is different. Maybe a little too clunky for me personally, but the nn [name_f]Hattie[/name_f] is adorable.

[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] & [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] are my favorites. I bet if the little one comes out a girl, she’ll tell you her name. :wink:

Here are some boy suggestions:

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

[name_u]August[/name_u]

[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]

[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]

[name_m]Bastian[/name_m]-I like this more than [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]. It’s sleeker & more unique.

[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]

[name_m]Edward[/name_m]

[name_m]Frederic[/name_m]

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]

[name_m]Peter[/name_m]

[name_m]Percival[/name_m]

[name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]

[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]

[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

Your list for a girl is made up of so many great names! My personal favorite is [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f], but you really can’t go wrong with any of them. However, I think I’d lean toward either [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] or [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] – those two sound the most cohesive with your stepchildren’s names, imho. (But I don’t know whether or not that matters to you.)

If none of those on your boys list is really fitting, maybe you’d consider one of these:
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Clarence[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Irving[/name_m]
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_u]Wallace[/name_u]

Thank you for your replies!!
I like:

[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_m]Bertrand[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]

Some great picks, the likes of [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Alfred[/name_m] and [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] seem so popular in the U.K. tho.

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] and [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] are great! They’re familiar enough to go with your stepchildren but they also have a clunky cool sort of flair

For boys, maybe
[name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]
[name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]

You have amazing choices but I think [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] and [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] are my favourites for you! I’d also add:

[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Albertine[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f]
Ludivine
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Amalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Flavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Adela[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Alba[/name_f]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f]
[name_f]Joanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Jonquil[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Giselle[/name_f]
[name_f]Aveline[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestine[/name_f]
[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Julia[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]

[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]

I hope you like some of these :slight_smile:

I think [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] & [name_m]Bertram[/name_m] or [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] work best with your older kids names.

I like [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] and [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]

Here are some other ideas as well
Girls:
[name_f]Angelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Angelique[/name_f]
Evanora
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f]
[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]

Boys:
[name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m]
[name_m]Clayton[/name_m]
[name_u]Emerson[/name_u]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]
[name_u]Michael[/name_u]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Randall[/name_m]

My favourite options of the ones you’ve listed are [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f], [name_f]Theodora[/name_f], [name_f]Claudia[/name_f], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], and [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m].

Here are some other options;

[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Samantha[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_u]Julianne[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Annalise[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Luciana[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]

[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
Emeric
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Gulliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Harrison[/name_m]
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_m]Maverick[/name_m]
[name_m]Orlando[/name_m]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Xander[/name_m]
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]