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Your favourite given names?

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DillytheGardener Thu 21-Jan-21 20:17:47

I’ve enjoyed the threads on disliked names and what name would you change your own to, so thought I’d start another!

My favourite names first and middle, if I had daughters rather than sons:

Annabelle Rose
Ivy Grace

Blossoming Thu 21-Jan-21 20:22:58

Sophie or Dorothea

Tangerine Thu 21-Jan-21 20:25:26

Jasmine Grace

Saffron Eliza

Kittye Thu 21-Jan-21 23:20:50

Catherine, Elizabeth, Marianne or Phoebe

BigBertha1 Fri 22-Jan-21 08:45:28

Livia - no middle name.

NotAGran55 Fri 22-Jan-21 08:54:33

Tessa , Charlotte , Tilly

Grandma70s Fri 22-Jan-21 09:03:38



Arabella (would I dare?)


nanna8 Fri 22-Jan-21 09:04:04

Freya. I just love that name. I had 4 girls but I was going to call a boy Jeremy which I liked at the time but since Jeremy Thorpe I became less enthusiastic. I like Isla too and have a great granddaughter called that. One of my grandchildren is called Emily, I like that,too. One of my grandsons is Leif. He hated it until he grew up but now he loves it.

Gingster Fri 22-Jan-21 09:06:25

Poppy Rose - my GD’s name

Auntieflo Fri 22-Jan-21 09:13:33

Jocelyn, was the choice for our third child, but he, was not the right sex!
Still love the name though.

EllanVannin Fri 22-Jan-21 09:17:13

Lucia Rose---one of my GGC.

Lesley---one of my D's middle name. Her dad was Leslie.

Jaxjacky Fri 22-Jan-21 09:36:03

My Dad’s Christian name was Denyer, most people shorted it to Den and assumed he was a Dennis, my nephew has it as a middle name.

Froglady Fri 22-Jan-21 09:39:28


DillytheGardener Fri 22-Jan-21 09:44:46

So many pretty names, both for boys and girls. Naming babies is delicious, I remember the stacks of baby name books I had with folded pages for all the ones I liked. I gave both my sons plain names (I like simple one syllable names for boys) but if I’d had a girl I would have gone for frothy and feminine. However the boys names listed here I would have put on my list if I’d thought of them when I was pregnant!

travelnan Fri 22-Jan-21 09:53:10


Elusivebutterfly Fri 22-Jan-21 10:15:04


nanna8 Fri 22-Jan-21 10:30:21

Rosella is a well known brand of soup over here. It is a lovely parrot, crimson and blue . This is a young one in our back yard

DillytheGardener Fri 22-Jan-21 19:24:50

nanna8 where do you live? What a pretty bird, the most I get with any colour are robins!

BlueSky Fri 22-Jan-21 21:30:59

Definitely Alexandra. I don't have daughters or granddaughters, when I suggested it for all of my DGC it was turned down in any case. DGGC perhaps?

grannyactivist Fri 22-Jan-21 21:36:13

Girls: Cordelia, Lucinda, Coralie.
Boys: Lucas and Cuthbert

Shinamae Fri 22-Jan-21 21:40:04

Claude and Mable

nanna8 Sat 23-Jan-21 11:51:31

Dilly I live in a Melbourne suburb. We are lucky we get quite a lot of lovely birds, especially parrots 🦜

Alexa Sat 23-Jan-21 11:59:13


Kim19 Sat 23-Jan-21 18:28:16

Stephanie & Ruth for me.

Redhead56 Sat 23-Jan-21 18:43:28

My granddaughters are Lily Xanthe and Xenia I love their names. I never liked my name I wanted to be called Heather when I was young.