Your favourite single syllable names

(36 Posts)
IWantDogger Sat 28-Jun-14 17:23:01

I would love suggestions of single syllable names (or nick names) for girls or boys.
Expecting dc3, have 2 DDs with quite classic 2 & 3 syllable names ending in -y/-ie , think Rosie and Emily. Names ending with -a or -er don't work v well with our surname and I feel that dc3 would work best with a single syllable name to give some contrast with the others.
So far I thought of

Beth
Eve

Sam (Samuel)
James

Any other ideas?

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 28-Jun-14 17:25:28

Girl - Haf

Boy - Rex

bouncingbelle Sat 28-Jun-14 17:26:04

Faye
Anne
May
Belle
Kay

Shay
Joe
Will
Neil

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 28-Jun-14 17:26:27

Haf is prn like Harv in Harvey.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 28-Jun-14 17:27:31

My dds name grin Meg.
I also love
Kate
Liv

And for boys I really like
Sid
Gus
Rex
Max

miffybun73 Sat 28-Jun-14 17:30:01

Dan (Daniel)

Joe (Joseph)

Will (William)

Beth and Eve are lovely, as is James. Quite like Sam too.

eatyourveg Sat 28-Jun-14 17:30:42

grace and huw

BetterWithCheese Sat 28-Jun-14 17:33:12

Grace and Miles - my top choices if we ever have DC3

keepyourchinupdear Sat 28-Jun-14 17:36:47

Ch

keepyourchinupdear Sat 28-Jun-14 17:38:08

Che (pronounced Shay)

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 28-Jun-14 17:50:42

Paige
Rose

George

IWantDogger Sat 28-Jun-14 17:54:01

Thanks for all of the suggestions, some great ideas. Some are a little out there for me and think we should go fairly classic to fit with the girls. Love Meg/Megan in particular.

squoosh Sat 28-Jun-14 17:55:06

Jude
Rex
Seth
Saul
Lyle

Wren
Tess
Liv
Pearl
Nell

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 28-Jun-14 17:58:00

Dammit squoosh!

I was just coming back to post Jude, Pearl and Liv!

Rafe is my other suggestion.

Ninetysixpercent Sat 28-Jun-14 18:02:52

Jack
Ben
Josh

Eve
Meg
Pearl

Nereida Sat 28-Jun-14 18:26:32

Jane
Mae
Ruth
Elle
Skye
Clare

Kit
Luke
Max
Paul
Tom
Zac/Zack/Zach
John

RobinSparkles Sat 28-Jun-14 18:27:26

James and Rose

badtime Sat 28-Jun-14 18:40:25

Joy
Fern

Leigh

Paul
John

littlemissblue Sat 28-Jun-14 18:42:49

My baby is called Faith smile

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Jun-14 18:51:59

Ned

Castlelough Sat 28-Jun-14 19:02:31

I love Anne and John.
Both so classic and underused.
They can always be Annie or Johnny (think Johnny Cash!) if you want to call them something more familiar.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 28-Jun-14 19:08:36

For a boy my favourites are;

Jake (Jacob)
Seb (Sebastian)
Jude
Josh (Joshua)
Ben (Benjamin)
James

but also;

Paul
Pete
Rich
Max
Will
Dave
Sam
Rod
Craig
Jim
Lee
Al
Sid
Cass
Mark
John
Luke
Bill
Tim
Tom
Ned
Ted
Ed
Nick
Jay

For a girl I like;

Nell
Beth (Elizabeth or Bethan)
Grace
Liv (Olivia)
Kate

but also;

Clare
Leigh
Jade
Sam
Bess
Tess
Hope
Brooke
Paige
Dawn
Jen (Jennifer)
Kat
Meg
Lou
Kay
May
Faye
Sue
Anne

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 28-Jun-14 19:12:16

and Niamh is really lovely too.

RabbitSaysWoof Sat 28-Jun-14 20:05:37

Kip
Nate

Maeve
Elle
Rae

squoosh has listed mine, my sister's and my brother's name in her lists.

The single syllable name were my parents' names of choice!

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