Ideas for our third

(40 Posts)
busybeeme Wed 20-Mar-13 21:01:50

We have awhile to go but I'd be grateful for thoughts on our lists so far for number 3. And any suggestions to add to them

Hector
Barnaby
Casper
Ted/Teddy (Edward)

Annie (Annabel/Annabella)
Ottilie
Arabella
Ophelia
Autumn

We already have our boys, Sebastian and Ethan

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Mar-13 11:47:53

Jasper is a nice suggestion. Love Tabitha.

Astley Sat 23-Mar-13 10:07:59

Annabel goes really well with your 2. I wouldn't go for something like Arabella as that is quite a 'posh' name so might make you feel worse about Ethan over the. Annabel is a classic, beautiful name without the super post connotations or being super popular so I think is a much better fit.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 23-Mar-13 14:27:26

<Gentle nudge> OP asked about DC3 name not for belated analysis of her earlier choices.

pigletpower Sat 23-Mar-13 18:01:34

For Gods sake! This 'don't analyse OP's other names' shit is really getting on my nerves.If OP did not want people to look at her other childrens names and discuss names that may go with them, the OP wouldn't have put up other kids names.I'm getting quite pissed off with other posters 'gentle nudging'.Fuck it,let people name their kids William,Edward and Wayne,eh?

busybeeme Sun 24-Mar-13 07:16:10

I put the boys names on here simply to avoid them being put forward as suggestions

At no point have I asked for comment on them.

I will state again my worry with Ethan has been its popularity. To me popular names mean those used by all. I have made no mention of posh/chav, I just don't think like that.

As it happens as someone hinted earlier, I live in the
Home Counties, in an affluent area and there are many Ethan's here. It seems to me it's only in the online world that some people seem to want to condemn it as chavy (whatever that means)

Thank you everyone who has taken the time to comment on my list and puts forward other suggestions. I really do appreciate it. I had only avoided coming back to the post as it seemed to keep circling around to my son's name.

This was my first post on MN and I suspect my last. I'm not sure my skin is thick enough.

CheungFun Sun 24-Mar-13 07:37:24

I like Edward best for a boys name, Sebastion, Ethan and Edward go well together IMO and for a girl Sebastian, Ethan and Annie go best.

Fwiw I always thought Ethan was quite a 'posh' name, not chavvy...? I like the name Ethan and it was on my short list for a boys name, but we went with Lewis instead. My friend also had Ethan as a short list name, but went with Ewan. Not too popular at all, I also live in the home counties and I know a 4 year old Ethan and that's it.

I hope you stay busybeeme, there is a lot of good advice on mumsnet and lovely people, just a few people can be a bit too blunt!

busybeeme Sun 24-Mar-13 07:58:40

I just wanted to apologise as my last comment was a bit flouncy.

But Ethan is my son and I obviously feel very protective of him. However indirect, it's hard not to take any negative comments regarding him/my choice for him personally. (Not helped by pregnancy hormones making me extra sensitive I'm sure)

AThingInYourLife Sun 24-Mar-13 08:15:31

I really like the names Ethan and Sebastian and I think they fit nicely together.

How about

Tiarnan
Kieran

(Just keeping with the N ending)

Or for a girl, how about

Patience

(A bit out of left field, but Autumn made me think of it.

Also August is the first month of Autumn in the Celtic calendar.)

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 24-Mar-13 13:41:00

Hope you feel you can come back OP. Apart from the frothers there are lots of helpful posters. Btw Lewis as mentioned by CheungFun would go well with your DSs' names.

DejaB00 Sun 24-Mar-13 13:55:14

LOVE Ted, and Ophelia

ElegantSufficiency Sun 24-Mar-13 14:01:00

Hector - quite like it, bbut I prefer Victor. Hector is one of those trendy names taht people on mumsnet think is very rare, but there are a few out there now.
Barnaby - ok. It goes with Sebastian. Barney is a good nick name.
Casper - ok, not mad about it.
Ted/Teddy (Edward) - prefer nn Red for Edward

Annie (Annabel/Annabella) Prefer Annabel to Annabella. Annie is nice.
Ottilie -no, makes me think of a doily. It is really is awful
Arabella - no. Reminds me of farming
Ophelia - no. She drowned herself didn't she. Really. No.
Autumn - ok, but not at all in the same style as your other names. This is more modern and American. But I do quite like it. Sebastian and Autumn??

We already have our boys, Sebastian and Ethan

ElegantSufficiency Sun 24-Mar-13 14:02:40

Jemima is in the same style as Sebastian I think, but is a bible name so goes with Ethan, so for a girl I suggest to you give you Jemima

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Mar-13 14:07:15

I dont know.any Ethans and I really like it.

I like your girls names but only particularly like Edward from your list (but would permanently use Ted).

What about Christopher nn Kit?

Girls names - Hazel, Beatrice, Flora

ElegantSufficiency Sun 24-Mar-13 14:11:44

I like Ethan too.

Stateofgrace Sun 24-Mar-13 14:35:50

Your son's names are beautiful and (without getting into the previous debate as I have no interest in doing that) Ethan was named particularly well if you consider he was early, as in Hebrew his name means both permanence and strength...
Sebastian means 'revered' which is also a lovely meaning.

Since having my dd a couple of weeks ago and the naming process which started , I have been really interested in meanings of names...

From your list I like:

Edward (prosperous/wealth) and Autumn (self explanatory)

Other names to consider:

Ines (pure/holy)
Alice (noble)

Good luck and my experiences on here have been positive, so please come back for more smile

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