One week to go and STILL not sure ... can you vote on my shortlist please??

(64 Posts)
clarehk Fri 15-Mar-13 10:47:21

Want something not too popular, not too out there .. this is our shortlist ..

Francesca (current frontrunner)
Robyn
Naomi
Belinda (too eighties?)
Louisa

Benedict
Jonah (but DP says he doesn't like this)
Robin
Tristan
Theo
Michael (like Mikey as a nn, but hate Mickey)

Your thoughts much appreciated!!

nectarini1983 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:46:16

Not struck on the girls particularly but really like Theo.

Yay! Great name. My Theo is 10 now smile

clarehk Thu 28-Mar-13 10:29:52

Thanks to all for your opinions. Gave birth to Theo Alexander two days ago and it suits him perfectly

Pixieonthemoor Tue 19-Mar-13 20:03:14

1. Francesca (Cesca, Chessie)
2. Belinda (Bindi)

1. Benedict
2. Theo

wiltingfast Mon 18-Mar-13 23:24:36

The girls' names, only really like Robyn but wld probably go for the other spelling.

The boys, Benedict was the old pope!

O/w Robin or Michael or Theo

Willow36 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:45:13

1. Francesca
2. Naomi
3. Louisa

1. Tristan
2. Michael
3. Benedict

FriedSprout Mon 18-Mar-13 12:46:27

Sorry, also like Benedict

FriedSprout Mon 18-Mar-13 12:45:14

Love Francesca, also love shortened version Cesca. Know a fabulous and very lovely Francesa
Not keen on other choices though
Naomi she would always have to clarify which way to pronounce it
Louisa always tends to get shortened
Robyn sounds a little American and try hard
Belinda you're right too 80's (iPad not recognised) grin

Jonah don't think has good meaning
Robin bit too cute if you have a ruffian!
Tristan - see Robin
LOVE Theo known several and they are all lovely guys, like Theodore too
Michael is a little boring

Francesca or Theo please grin

IroningBoredDaily Mon 18-Mar-13 12:38:57

Naomi and Jonah 100%!

kellyhowells82 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:32:59

I like Francesca for a girl and also Michael or Benedict for a boy

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:49:41

Louisa and Michael are my faves x

lljkk Mon 18-Mar-13 10:31:21

If you live in HK wouldn't Ls & Rs be difficult in the names? I don't know if that should be a factor. Tristan is quite a mouthful for speech delayed or foreigners (speaking from experience).

I have 2 DSs called your boy names. smile

Girls: Can't choose between Louisa & Francesca.

Nobody uses Mickey as a NN, wouldn't worry about that. It's quite ordinary compared to your other choices, though. Mikey is considered a very babyish NN to American ears, btw.

I only like Jonah, Tristan & Michael among your boy choices. Probably Tristan gets my vote. Not that you'd want one like mine.

FoxyRevenger Mon 18-Mar-13 10:00:41

Love Francesca, but personally don't like any of the shortening of it. So, Louise and Tristan for me. Love Tristan but DH vetoed it...

StellaNova Mon 18-Mar-13 09:30:27

Robyn - although prefer Robin - or Francesca, and Benedict.

tigrou Mon 18-Mar-13 09:25:55

Francesca or Benedict. Sorted.

Ooh, you've got my name! I don't know anybody else with my name, I like it, but people do get it wrong in the UK all the time. When I travel anywhere outside of the UK, people get my name right first time!

Love Theo for a boy.

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Mar-13 07:23:41

Louisa and Jonah

Demelzajane Mon 18-Mar-13 07:08:11

Francesca followed by Louisa and the Tristan get my votes. Hope you get to the right decision soon

cityangel Sun 17-Mar-13 22:38:19

Francesca ok if you like Fran
Robyn would constantly have to spell name
Naomi rude supermodel
Belinda (too eighties?) two names merged
Louisa lou for short

What about Harriet, Elin, Seren, Lucy, Clarissa, Orla

Tristan love it

Benedict too pope - do you like Ben
Jonah (but DP says he doesn't like this) too whale
Robin too bird
Theo too cat
Michael (like Mikey as a nn, but hate Mickey) mick - too general

DontmindifIdo Sun 17-Mar-13 21:52:00

I like Francesca.

Michael, as a teen/adult, he'll get Michael or Mike unless he introduces himself as Mickey, so I wouldn't worry about that. If you want to call him Mikey, you'll probably get him known as Mike. Theo is also very nice.

birdofthenorth Sun 17-Mar-13 21:47:33

Naomi and Jonah

Ripley13 Sun 17-Mar-13 21:26:36

Robyn and Robin

Minkus Sat 16-Mar-13 01:08:57

Belinda is v pretty. Versatile too re: nick names, could shorten to Linny or of course bel.

Love Louisa, but then it's my name so am horribly biased!

Have heard Francesca shortened to chessie which is sweet I think.

TheKelda Sat 16-Mar-13 00:23:47

Francesca or Naomi, both lovely names.

Theo or Michael, prefer those 2 from the boys names.

clarehk Sat 16-Mar-13 00:07:44

Ohhh lots of mixed opinions!! Grinkly - we live in hong Kong and baby is half chinese, so no real issue with regional accents. Also have noticed that kids don't tend to get nicknames as much here, maybe because the shortened forms aren't well known. Still leaning towards Francesca (poss nn Frankie) but boys .. aggghh, boys are just hard!!

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