Naming your baby

Advice to help you choose a name for your baby boy or girl.
Choosing a name for your baby is a huge decision, one that will influence them throughout their life. Family and friends will always give their opinion but remember that the decision is ultimately yours and once you finally meet your new baby you will know whether the name you have chosen is right.

Here are some handy tips to help you decide on a name....
  • Think about the style of names you like. - Do you prefer traditional or more contemporary names? Would you like your child's name to reflect your heritage or religious beliefs? Is there a specific meaning you would like to include in your child's name?
  • Although certain names sound adorable for a toddler they don't transfer well to adulthood. Imagine your baby grown up and choose a name that will suit. Try putting the prefix Mr, Mrs or Dr in front of a name and see how it sounds if you're not sure..


  • Try and avoid choosing a name that is too 'fashionable', certain names go out of fashion as quickly as they come in.
  • Choose a name that is easy to say and spell - it will save your child a lot of frustration
  • Go with a name that fits with your surname - shorter names often sound better with longer surnames and vice versa
  • More unusual names tend to work best with plainer surnames whereas exotic last names go well with less elaborate first names .
  • Avoid names that end in a vowel if your surname beings in a vowel as these can be difficult to say.


  • Give first names that rhyme with your surname a miss and avoid puns
  • Remember that children can be mean - imagine you are back at school and test a name by seeing how it can be shortened, what the initials spell and whether it rhymes with anything unfortunate.
  • If family tradition dictates that you should call your child a name that you're not too fond of, try not to feel pressured - as a compromise maybe include it as a middle name instead.
  • Remember that choosing a name should be a joint decision made by both parents - you should have a rule that if one of you really doesn't like a name, it gets taken out of the picture
  • Save the final decision for when you finally see your newborn baby - only then will you be able to tell whether a name is right or not

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Ok turns out it is a boy now i need a boy's name....i'm having such a hard time picking one it needs to be perfect cus hes my frist
by JaydenS 20th Jun 2013, 3:07pm
hey.. my name is amanda faye so for a girl i decided roxanna maye and a boy stetson ray :) kinda has a lil rythem to it
by pandapants 20th Jun 2013, 3:05pm
Im pregnant with my first child which is due in September. We're not sure what we're having but have settled on Olivia-Mai for a girl; But we are really stuck for boys names. I like Freddie but he isnt so keen has anyone else got any idea's.
I dont like commonly used names like Kieran, Luke, liam etc or old fashioned names. I like them to be uncommon and fairly unique
by Kirstyfreya 20th Jun 2013, 3:02pm
I am pregnant with my first child and me and my husband have picked out a few names Gregory John if it's a boy and Chloe Jean if it's a girl but I also like the name Jax for a little boy but can't think of a middle name? Our surname is West I jut can't think of anything that sounds good : /
by GVWest 13th Feb 2012, 9:17am
Hiya every1 im 18weeks pregnant with my 1st child and im over the moon..i have chosen elle-may for a girl and really stuck for a boy can any1 help??
by louiseemily 21st Nov 2011, 9:48am
Donzz78 had some ideas as to what you could call your baby, Dan and if its a girl Dani - you are using most of the same letters for all 3 kids then!! Or Hannah then its own name is the same forward or backwards!! I have just realised that yu will have had the baby by now and would be interested in what you called it!!

I have the name Alexis in mind for a girl as I have a girl called Olivia, so I will have a Liv and a Lex. Or maybe Phillipa then i can call it Pip (as in In the night garden, "isnt that a pip") for a boy we have always like Reuben!! It seems a long way off though - so I am sure I will have changed my mind by the time it arrives
by Katy1980 7th Nov 2011, 8:53am
Esma means something completely different to me I'm afraid - its the name for a seal that you find on an electricity meter!
by xxOliverAndMaxsMummy 24th Oct 2011, 9:39am
ellooo everyone me and my boyfriend are trying for a baby and we was talking about baby naes i said esma louise for a girl and he said harley louis for a boy
by dominiquebrown 25th Jul 2011, 10:27am
hi i have just found out i am 6 weeks pregnant with baby no2...i have a son and his name is tyler antony... i only decided his name wen he was born had loads of names but wen he was born the names just didn't suit him if that makes sence... my partner wants archie for a boy and crystal for a girl but ill just wait till baby here to decide xx
by xxkellyloux 11th Apr 2011, 9:45am
Hi im pregnant with my first child, me and my partner are very happy :)
i want a girl and my partner wants a boy i think we are going to have a boy i just no it. We like for a girl Ella- Mae and for a boy we kinda like caden.
by katie12 18th Mar 2011, 4:55pm
hello me and my husband are expecting our first baby in October we had been trying almost 3 years so were both delighted,, we both like the name for a boy brooklyn pio and isabelle amber for a girl were so sure of those name but if ye have any other names please fill us in thank you.. congrats all ye pregnant ladies and dads to be all the best.
by katelouise1990 11th Mar 2011, 5:14pm
Hi. Me and my husband are expecting our 1st baby we are from Poland but we live in England now. We do not know if we should give our baby girl a Polish or English name. What do you think? Any advice? Thank you
by Tynka 4th Feb 2011, 5:20pm
me and my boyfriend are expecting a baby, not sure of sex yet will find out in 3 weeks at our 20week scan. We have already picked our names ... Boy: Caiden Alan ... Girl: Kayla May.
by Raych1994 19th Jan 2011, 9:20am
I think I am expecting and I have already thought ov names hahaa,, I think I am going to go for lily-mae for a girl and jayden-jack for a boy but im not sure yet any ideas anyone?? thanks xx
by ToniT 17th Jan 2011, 3:02pm
Hi. me and my husband have a beautiful 9 month old baby boy and we are expecting a little girl in April, we are finding it hard to choose between 2 names we like Keira but we also like Arianna. I prefer Arianna but I did come up with Keira can anyone give me some help. Thanks.
by williamsmummy1 5th Jan 2011, 9:23am
Hi. me and my boyfriend are trying for a baby :) We have our girl name sorted out but was wondering if anyone had any nice names for a baby boy ?
I wonder why they are harder to choose then girls :/
by ilovejames 16th Dec 2010, 9:25am
Me and my boyfriend have chosen Miley Elizabeth for a girl. but were havin trouble with boys; because i REALLY like Jayden, but he only likes Jay. lol :/ i told him it will get Jay for short anyway.. ?
by BethAndKarlos 2nd Nov 2010, 8:34am
hi all, I only ever intended on having 2 kids luckily I had one of each and called them Aidan and Nadia, thought i was being very clever there spelling my sons name backwards, but now im expecting again and cant make another suitable name out of theirs maybe I wasn't that clever! so this one is being named after daddy and it is defo the last.lol
by donzz78 1st Nov 2010, 9:01am
oh my gosh I never thought it would be so hard to choose a name, I am pulling my hair out, this is our first baby I am now 23weeks pregnant, and I have read a few baby name books but nothing jumps out at us, our surname is Matthews so its not to difficult to match something with it is it???? lol HELP xxx
by rhiogs 20th Oct 2010, 10:12am
Hiya my brother in law`s partner is having a baby girl that is due in 2 days time 5 oct they both has choosen names but they couldnt come to agreement on each others choices but they have finaly come to a name and they are nameing the little one Nancy Rose
by Amyoaten1984 4th Oct 2010, 11:14am
The daddy wants to name our baby so he says 'Dante' for a boy and 'Katana' for a girl but i still need to think of middle names :/
by LuuRose 20th Sep 2010, 5:31pm
Hey,Im 11wks and I already have a daughter named Erin-Mia Elsie..I like old and new names and we have decided if its a boy Finnley Patrick or if its a girl Evie Jayne....here is a small list if anyone gets stuck for names- Boys names Jake,Roman,Mason,Ellis,Jack,Ryan,Harvey and Harry.........Girls Names- Willow, Grace,Taylor,Harley,Kizzy,Summer-Rayne and India.xxx
by googlechick 16th Aug 2010, 5:07pm
Hi There, I'm 39 weeks pregnant, so stuck on choosing names - I need Help Badly. Here's what i Think so far :- Girls: Anais, Tilly, Chloe,Leyla or Alyssa. Boys: Jonah, Lennon, Jude or Dylan. It's so difficult. x x
by geni1972 12th Aug 2010, 11:01am
me and my husband named our little girl Michaela because if she was going to be a boy it would have been Michael seeing as hubby is a mj fan so when we found out she was a girl i decided to add an a on the end.
by kelly81 12th Aug 2010, 11:00am
hiya all im just wondering if anyone can help me out with the removel of the implant ino i am preg with my first child but all the test i keep doing say no ..... i had the implant removed over too week ago and still had no peirod \\\\\\\11 .x
by greagen 12th Aug 2010, 10:57am
hiya everyone i am 25 weeks pregnant with my second baby, my first child is a boy and we called him kyle-andrew, and this time round i am having a girl and are really stuck on choosing a name for her lol. we really do like aimee-kerin and rachel but i keep changing my mind lol any help will do thanx

chaz and bump xx
by chazandbump 12th Aug 2010, 10:08am
I like Alexander for a boy and Celina for a girl, Celina means "the moon" in Greek and "heaven" in latin...
if we have a third boy we will name him William, it is a German name, means the protector of a kingdom...

I really care for the names meanings, I don't like combined names, they're just too long for a small little baby.. like Molly May is more like a song than a name... Instead of Molly May i would name her Melissa. Elissa, Elena, Mariana..
by NadaY 12th Aug 2010, 10:04am
i'm new on here... for a boy i like
Lucas James
Dillan James
And for a girl i like
Lexi Louise
Jade Louise
i find it harder to decide girls names! x
by mustoe 12th Aug 2010, 9:46am
im 10 weeks pregnant :) with my first woohoo :) if its a girl we are calling her Caitlyn-Leigh and if its a boy Rhys-James :)
by teenam88 12th Aug 2010, 9:43am
Hello everyone! I'm 15weeks pregnant with my first baby, I'm enjoying working out what names we may chose! So far we think for a girl; Hannah Charlotte, Megan Emily or Molly Sophia. For a boy ; Oscar George, Jake William, Aiden James or Leonard James. Too many names to chose from! Good luck everyone!
by claireweston 12th Aug 2010, 8:56am
i have a boy called louis n 1 called aidan x
by kazzababy 11th Aug 2010, 5:12pm
I am 10 weeks Pregnant with my 2nd child and have no idea on a boy's name. We really like Summer Lascelles for a girl, our surname is Ireland. Our son's name is L-Jay Anthony which is quite a different name so we want something that will go with his name too! Any ideas gratefully received.
by Stace82 11th Jun 2010, 5:27pm
My baby will be called Madison Alyssa if it's a girl and i'm thinking Mason David for a boy. but im still very unsure can someone help me with a boys name? something that will sound right with the middle name David as thats the fathers name. Last name will be Brown. So its got to sound right :( So hard to chose boys names!
Thanks x
by yummymummykayla 11th Jun 2010, 5:24pm
i believe that u shouldn't care what other people think of the names you have for your babies if you like them then nobody else has the right to say to you they don't like it.
by hollysam 11th Jun 2010, 5:14pm
i am pregnant with baby no 2. and i did have name already a daughter name charlee and my son will be Deesal and i love another name for a boy also
Oscar
Morgan
mason
toby
by nimnim 18th May 2010, 5:36pm
for twin boys.... billy-bob and john john!!!! anyone like it?
by Jigamoo 18th May 2010, 5:35pm
i like arryan for a boy but have no idea what to call if its a little girl lol its a muslim baby so the names have to be traditional any help?
by abcdbaby1 18th May 2010, 4:42pm
hi i have 2 children my boy is 14 and his name is jordan ralph thomas and my daughters 6 her name is emma louise rosalie. i like the name mason jamie for a boy and codie namoi for a girl
what do people think any others i could think about. thanks lisa
by beautifulone1977 14th May 2010, 5:39pm
Hi Everyone,

I like Jameskenzie as my babys name but rest of family dont i would like you lots veiw on my choice of names
by bibby09 14th May 2010, 5:26pm
boy: Travis Tanner
Girl: Annie May
by shayiam 14th May 2010, 5:19pm
hello everyone im just new here,im having my first baby and its a girl im thingking of the name DENISE,any suggestions pls much appreciated..thank u
by yvs 14th May 2010, 4:36pm
hi there i am 6 wks pregnant with my 3rd child me an my husband have been deciding names an we have chosen sophia sapphire for a girl an have always wanted raith for a boy but are really unsure need some help with boys name an has to go with george as that is our surname i have a boy lewis alan an a girl cloey louise.
by laurageorge24 14th May 2010, 4:29pm
hey all :) i am 20 weeks and 4 days pregnant :D! due on the 30th of june! with my first baby! we have our gender scan on wednesday to find out what we are having but i think we are having a boy and of course we love the name emily for a girl but have no clue for any boys names! anyone got any ideas ? our last name is stewart xx
by xdaniellex 14th May 2010, 4:06pm
I am 18 weeks pregnant and struggling so much on names. I really loved the name Madison, but doesnt go with the surname "Patterson." Already chose Jack for a boy, like the names Emily, Ava, Erin and Scarlett for a girl, but not quite sure. Think i will wait till my next scan in just over 2 weeks and then decide. This is my 1st child and cant think of any nice middle names.
by chelsieandderek 14th May 2010, 4:01pm
hi
im expecting my first baby in june n really cant think of a boys name, any ideas?
by samilea 14th May 2010, 3:46pm
hi 18wks gone with 1st baby we'v got middle n last name sorted but stuck on 1st names that go well with middle names lol ! GIRL:..........sylvia(after my late mom) ogilvie BOYS:..........bill or william(after my late grandad)ogilvie??? any thoughts?lol we really like james(my partners middle name) or jayme-lou(girl) ???
by katy20 14th May 2010, 3:21pm
hi all i have a 5 yr old daughter cobie-leah rose and 3 yr old son lewis-lee thomas, i am now 11 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and i havent a clue on names its got to have two 1st names and a middle name they need to be about 5 letters long i quite like gypsy-paige for a girl but thats all i can think of any ideas will be much appreciated thankyou
by cham1985 11th Feb 2010, 9:20am
hi what does everyone think of natasha angel for a girl
by kelfc 10th Feb 2010, 5:00am
looking for a name for my baby who is a 28 wks old..I have a hard time thinking of his name since it was my first baby i wanted it to be nice. Please help,,,Is KIAN XANDER a good name?
by khim 8th Feb 2010, 9:27am
I am pregnant with Baby no.3 I have a son called Corben Joseph and a Daughter called Bryony Joanne, my middle name is Jo and Dh's is John so used the "Jo" part in their middle names.....thinking of Olivia Joan or Evie Joan (Joan after Dh's Nan who passed away recently) for a girl and Geroge or Jude for a boy although struggling with the middle name!!
by Beverley30 28th Jan 2010, 9:18am
Hi,
It really nice to read such advice from you. For the part of the world that I found myself tradition does not allow men and women to discuss the name of the child, what the man said is final. Although, it is a bit different for us that are a little bit educated we thank God.

I will always be in touch
Tatat
by Kemoh 27th Jan 2010, 9:34am
Hmm.. baby due in a couple of months i like Tiiaamii for a girl and Alexia/Alexandria + i like Alexander, kenzie and harvey for a boy some one help.. im having a scan next week and im going to find out what im having :) xxx
by amber115 27th Jan 2010, 9:27am
7 weeks today with 1st baby and I know that if I have a girl, her middle name will be Hope (mother's family's name). I've already told my hubby that he doesn't have a choice with it! It's really difficult to come up with a name that fits with 'Nunn' our surname - there are some names that just don't work and we can already imagine the hurtful names that other kids will come up with!
Niece and Nephew are Olivia Grace and William Harold - ever expanding family cuts out name choices too.
Girls names: Abigail, Luci, Lily, Amelia, Tara, Antonia, Stella, Ruby, Scarlett, Skye, Georgie, Jennifer, Bethany.
Boys names: Joshua, James, Jake/Jacob, Andrew, Dylan, Jules, Daniel, Philip, Oliver, Francis, Alfie, Lucas, Lewis, Joey, Jude, Riley, Bailey
by sheshe2010 11th Jan 2010, 3:14pm
11 weeks with my 2nd pregnancy but this will b my first child i have 2 children called emily n taylor (deceased) i have dantae for a boy or illianna for a girl
by babygirl1986 5th Jan 2010, 3:54pm
My husband and I are currently expecting our 2nd boy. We are also stationed over seas in Japan. We want to honor the host country, but still have a name that is not too unfamiliar. Right now we have three name we have agreed we liked, but are not sure how to use them. Help!
Jomon Cole Ayin
by Honu 5th Jan 2010, 3:51pm
Hey,

I was hoping that the little girl I am expecting has a good name that suits with mine (surmname ''Borris'') or hubbies name (Surname ''Thompson'') I was going for Emily, or Rhianne. Both those names go wif Thompson, but im not so sure. Help!!!

Yummiemummy1980, ''Ann' or ''Anne'' gos nice wif Molly x
by XBabyXLoverX 30th Dec 2009, 9:59am
molly rose is nice or molly may?? x
by cazza07 21st Dec 2009, 9:42am
hiya anyone know of a good middle name to go with Molly? thanks x
by NewtsTummyMummy 14th Dec 2009, 9:43am
hiya. am 16 and having my first baby. am so scared but cnt wait to meet him. my wee boy is getting called Nathan-James or Nathan-Lucas. but cnt decide. my boyfriend likes Nathan-Lucas.
by meganjordan 1st Dec 2009, 9:53am
My son's name is Ethan, I'm hopng for a girl this time round......Olivia, or Rose if it is a girl and if it's a boy then Lewis.
by mysty 25th Nov 2009, 9:41am
First child and having a lovely pregnancy - its a girl and so far I have Ruby Grace, Charlotte Grace, Sophie Grace, Amber Glen and Lily Glen but can't decide Hubbie also likes Holly Glenn or Olvia Grace. So hard to decide...anyone have any ideas????
by TracyA 11th Nov 2009, 9:18am
I'm having my third boy in February and can't think of any names at all. My eldest is Ryan Alex David and my youngest is Loris Alex Phillip. Both the boths have got their Dad's name and also Grandads names. Any idea's? My husband likes Travis.
by xxKirstyxx 2nd Nov 2009, 10:29am
Zoey , Brianna, Kaylee , Thando (love) for a gal or Thabo(joy) Nathan, Dave for a boy
by NaThabo 26th Oct 2009, 12:55pm
names for girls:Samantha,Alana,Brooke,Riley,Kaley,Alexandria,Makenna,Hayley,Harley,Ivy,Jadan,Keenan,Cassie,Lacey,Ashtian,For boys:Christian,Joey,KoBe,Braiden,Preston,Carson,Victor,Justin,Kashus,Dade,Elijah,Eli,AAron,
by mamaMORE 26th Oct 2009, 12:54pm
My 3 children are called Patrick Levi, Jude Benjamin Michael and Olivia-Grace and we're having a forth baby in June. We were thinking of Kolbe, Luke or Micah for a boy and then Rose, Alice or Esmae for a girl - any suggestions?
by AnnaDear 26th Oct 2009, 12:54pm
im 11 weeks pregnant and cant wait to have a bump to pat,lol....anyway ive been cracking my head trying to find a name for my little one but i have no idea beacause my childs father is of a different race and nationality plus he wants nothing to do with the baby.....at the same time i want my child to know where he/she comes from..so is it ok to give the child maybe the grandparents name from the fathers side?
by bee11 22nd Oct 2009, 9:19am
I'm going to wait and see my baby before i name him or her because i have no idea its so hard 2 choose!!!
by ltj4u2nv 9th Oct 2009, 9:27am
my friend has a child and his name is colby-jay aka cj
by MissHughes1521 6th Oct 2009, 12:43pm
looking for nice itsekeri african names for my baby who is 17 weeks old
by ceewhyte 6th Oct 2009, 12:40pm
hello already have 3 children George Elizabeth and Charlotte and we need a girls name that goes with them, we have already decided on a boys name Henry but cn't come up with a girls any ideas????
by yvette890 6th Oct 2009, 12:26pm
i have for a boy,,,, BOY: LEON, RILEY, DION,MAISON,KEANO, IVARNO,JASON, HARVEY.
I HAVE FOR A GIL,,,, GIRL: TARLIA, RUBIE-LEIGH,SCARLET,SKY,OLIVIA-GRACE,MADISON-JAYNE.
AND I HAVE A DAUGHTER CALLE CIENNAH-JAI
by kirkyburgz 17th Sep 2009, 9:16am
macey for a girl and joshua for a boy is lovley x
by beckiesmithy 12th Sep 2009, 8:06pm
My babys going to be called ruby ... It shouldnt go out of fashion as it isnt in fashion but isnt old fashioned.
by boots050702 11th Sep 2009, 3:39pm
kenzie for a boy and krystal for a girl :) x
by brunettebarbiie 11th Sep 2009, 3:39pm
Hi All

I know you all love the names you have chosen, but please try to pick a name your child would love to have when they are 12 to 25. Chelsea cannot be a goog idea, dick is not so cool either.

to daddytobe 1st June : Compromise - You pick the boy and let your partner pick the girls name.

ladies love compromise when they are getting what they want - sorry ladies, you know its true

To
by smokefreehome 4th Sep 2009, 10:48am
11 weeks pregnant
Eva, Eve, Evey if its a girl, havent got a clue for a boy yet :-)
by otter7878 4th Sep 2009, 10:39am
Me and my husband decided that we'd opt for the traditional baby naming and keep them in the family, so for a boy we chose Thomas Stanley, after two of our great grandads and for a girls Olivia Jennifer, again after a distant relative and my mum. xx
by juniorp 18th Aug 2009, 9:20am
georgi is guna be my babies name, george if boy. its girl tho due next sunday. bricking myself. on pell wen caught aged 39 now.
by janay 18th Aug 2009, 9:19am
My bf like Taylor for a girl n i dunno for a boy yet :/
by m0m2be 10th Aug 2009, 9:27am
i love unusual names and was goin to call my daughter nevaeh but my m8 took it so she has it as a middle name im not goin to broadcat my daughters name as i dnt want it to happen agen lol but i will tell ya all a few names i do like i already have my names planned out 4 my future bbys so u cant hav them 1s either lol i like 4 gals,,, lexi,clear,kyla,ellie-mai,rae,paris,tiana,tiela 2 many i wud be sat ere 4 eva n 4 boys.... tyler,tye.kylen,jayde,jayden,caleb,luca,detraeh xx
,
by taiyatai 6th Aug 2009, 9:58am
thank you x
by caznwake 6th Aug 2009, 9:58am
To caznwake, i like jacub for a boy and lexi jane for a giel.
by anjahlina 22nd Jul 2009, 9:38am
To us in Islam, we are advised to give our children good and meanigful name, that is why I wish to name my baby AHMAD meaning: The Praised One (if it comes a boy) or 'AISHA (if it comes a girl).

I love this site. U guys are doing wonderful job. Pls keep the flag flying
by Qudrachindo 6th Jul 2009, 9:05am
For a girl I like Kristin, Milly and Beth... for a boy I like Nathan Sky, Caleb, Kier and Rafaell.
by LondonerT 29th Jun 2009, 10:05am
Hi Kimberly-Doctors and tests can all be different and confusing.It sounds like u really need proper blood tests on your hormones and a scan to see if your pregnant.Good Luck:)
by MaccaT 29th Jun 2009, 10:04am
Hello...my name is Kimberly im still 15 and get pregnant but cant tell if im really pregnant cause i have period but befor it comes o didn't have menstruation for past 4months...Back at the Philippines they examine me but they say it's negative but when i came here at Cambodia when i got sick last May the doctor take mt urine and it's positive.But i didn't belive after a month i expect my period to come but it didn't so thats why i buy a pregnancy test and it's positive.But now im having a period.Is it still possible that im pregnant?and im thinking that if it's a girl i will name her Kahme Nicole...And if it's a boy i will name him J.ber Brise
by kahme 24th Jun 2009, 9:48am
Some beautiful names on this that I never would have thought of, definitly have had my eyes opened x
by jcoogan 12th Jun 2009, 9:12am
hi evry1 my partner and i really not agreeing on any names for boys or girls its so frustrating because i like to be prepared and would like to have him agree on names or even discuss them but he refuses cos he is scared something bad wil happen as we hav lost 2 babies before this pregnancy but hav 2 healthy daughters. i love roman for a boy and isobel for a girl but he really dislikes them :( the 2 girls we hav already r called yasmin and jade so need something to sound ok with them, any suggestions wil b gratefully recieved, good luck with ur bumps and babies xxx
by mummythetrilogy 9th Jun 2009, 11:13am
im 14 wks with my forth we do not know what we are having, and really need help with names for boys and girls. the others are called Kelis, Blake and Bryce and we would like to find another name that is uncommon/rare thank you all, Jo.
by jojo1878 5th Jun 2009, 9:09am
Lilly Mae Is Really Nice x I Quite Like Tianna and Tayla for a girl & Finley and Maison for a boy x
by HayleyAndDan 4th Jun 2009, 9:10am
Im in a terrible dilemma. my fiance is 20 weeks pregnant and we dont know what were having. for a boy we have decided on the name Jacob Paul but we are stuck for a girls name. I want something more modern or common like lucy or rebecca but my fiance wants something more unique like lily-mae or amelia. can any 1 help me fink of ne comprimises plz???
by daddytobe 1st Jun 2009, 9:09am
Anyy help withh namess? it's gettingg closer now. i'm 14 and will be 15 when myy baby is born, i'm thinkin braydon lee for a boy andd shayleigh mae for a girl. i've jus split up with myy boyfriend so i'm now on my own but i would like help with any names, please text me if youu have any advice for my pregnancy because i'm really worried and i haven't even told my mum yet, i dont know if i can please help, my number in 07792063212 xx
by Lyssaa 1st Jun 2009, 9:09am
Prater7 , how 'bout Clef for a boy? Or Andante? Although I guess "Andante" has more of a classical music vibe than a rocker one. Couldn't think of one for a girl. I love music too. I'm sure your little musician will love the gifts you will share :) x
slimthing, how 'bout Kysha for a girl or Renni for a boy? Love the whole name game.
I think the old classical names are almost more original than the new ones these days, sometimes it's not so much the actual name as it is the story behind the name.
by treasurechest 22nd May 2009, 9:23am
Hi, i'm 17 wks Pregnant.
I dnt know wat i'm having yet so thinkin of names for both.... Sophie/ sophia, lilliah (lila), kaya, tegan, lola, ellie, ella, jessica, darna, lexi, grace, faith, honey for a girl.
Elliot, tyler, luka/lucca, josh, conner, freddy, shay.

I still can't decide on any so need more idea's... hope these help tho.

Good luck every1 x
by ktstar 21st May 2009, 9:16am
im 11weeks pregnant and have been thinking of some names already!!
For a girl i like:
Alyiah, Lacey, Alexia, Leiarni!
For a boy i like:
Kai, Jayden, Taylo,Bailey!
Is their any other names!!
I like the sound of unusual ones xxxxx
by xxmatherxx 20th May 2009, 9:13am
3rd time mum i like the name sophie , classic
by babybraddick 20th May 2009, 9:13am
i am 12 weeks gone and im stuck 4 a name for a boy ive decided im callin it lacey-mai for a girl but have no clue whatsoever for a boy!!! please help xx
by JadeNatalie 20th May 2009, 9:12am
archie or reggie is the best names for boyss
by staceywalk 19th May 2009, 12:16pm
i am 36 wks gone im having another girl but i am stuck for a name for her my 9 yr old is ryan and my 1 yr is lacey-mae and i need a name that goes with those but also goes with jessica as this will be her middle name
by 3rdtimemum 18th May 2009, 9:39am
Hey, im 25weeks pregnant with triplets..I am completely stuck with names. Please help !! Thanks x
by Teashaa 13th May 2009, 9:34am
Hi, I'm 12 weeks gone with 2nd child. We have 5 year old boy called Elijah Caleb, and are stuck/can't agree on names for this baby. I like Eden, Gracie, and Isaac, my hubby likes Trinity or Josiah. Any further suggestions would be grateully received. Thanks, Karen
by doybaby01 11th May 2009, 11:40am
Hi, we just found out we are 5 weeks pregant - very nervous and scared but excited too. Been thinking of names - Leon Peter Frederick and Amelie Beatrice. Got first doctors appointment tomorrow - maybe jumping the gun a bit on names...
by cooksteed 8th May 2009, 9:53am
hi,
im planning for a baby and already have the names picked out, nicole grace for a girl and charlie james for a boy! we already have a 5 yr old boy called tyler carl (would've been summer if he were a girl) our surname is harris so im not sure if grace goes too well with it..... nicole grace harris!! what does every one else think???

lyssaa i was only 15 when i had my little boy and some of the names i chose were really bad take 'blaze' for one lol just make sure that you choose one that your 100% happy with, but the names that you picked out sound nice. good luck with the pregnacy hun hope you enjoy it and it all goes well xxx
by essexmummy 5th May 2009, 12:18pm
my daughter is lily - mae! its so cute, im stuck with names for my 3rd, i have a boy joshua david, but i find it really hard as my other halfs surname is 'Head' ! how annoying!
we dont know what we are having but i have come up with a couple of ideas, but will happliy except help! lol
by No3baby 23rd Apr 2009, 9:26am
Hello! I'm 33 weeks with my first child - we have no idea what it's going to be.
Boy names - Charlie Ray or Oliver Harry - not very confident with boy names.
Girls names - Isla Rose or Jessica Rose, quite like Grace too!
Burgoyne is our surname - so not the easiest to match up with!
We just can't or won't decide!
by MrsBugs 21st Apr 2009, 10:15am
Hi all,

Im on my fourth child and im really stuck for names, my children are called melanie jayne, jessica anne and jack anthony, any suggestions will be gratefully received xx
by loadsakids 17th Apr 2009, 9:24am
I'm a young mum to be and not very far gone, I really cannot think of any names. Read through all your comments other mums! think some of the names are really cute.
Heres the names i've thought about so far:
Boys:-
Freddie
Elliott
Bailey
Tyler - Jake
Oscar

Girls :-
Ella - Maddison
Lily - Mae

xx
by LittleCrazzyLump09 14th Apr 2009, 12:49pm
mehul and chaitali has baby girl.. give some name start from h.....
by chets 14th Apr 2009, 12:49pm
My name is Lindsey and my boyfriends name is Chuk. We are non traditional and we would like to come up with a baby name that is unique and has a rocker vibe as we are musicians. Any ideas at all?
by Prater7 14th Apr 2009, 12:49pm
my fiance's turkish so i came up with the name Mia Gulum Gundogdu for a girl which means Mia rose and Duman Ali Gundogdu for a boy which means Mist and the middle name is my fiances dads name. What does everyone think?? i also really like the name georgana for a girl!!!

slimthing do yu know the sex of yur baby?? i thought the name kysha for a girl.
by alice17 6th Apr 2009, 9:23am
me and my boyfriend are stuck between honey and ayla my name is tayla and i thought it wouldbe cute if its name was like the mothers and not like te fathers like usual. which one do you think is better or do you have a better spelling you can text me back at 253-973-9127 if you hav question or an answer to my question
by honey09 1st Apr 2009, 9:42am
im 26 weeks pregnant and my partner and i have finally come up with a name we both like..
Finn Zavier
=]
by kendall 27th Mar 2009, 9:18am
my name is Nikisha and my husband name is Kyren. I want a name between that...
by slimthing 25th Mar 2009, 9:17am
Only 6/7 weeks gone but we've been thinking about names for ages! My husband is swedish and we wanted to use a swedish name but some of them are a bit dated. Christer Michael for a boy (Christer was my husbands late fathers name and Michael is my dad) and Erin Louise for a girl. Not sure about Erin but definately Louise as it's tradition in my family to use the 1st name of the granny as the middle name!
by lmt1411 25th Mar 2009, 9:17am
i have a really nice first name but am not sure about middle names and am worried it all might klash sound stupid
by HANNAtinkerbell18 25th Mar 2009, 9:17am
19 weeks gone with 1st baby. We're not going to find out the gender but I have possible names picked out already:

Melissa Hope or Owen James

The father prefers to wait until it's born to decide, but I don't think there's any harm in at least thinking of names!
by Mallory 24th Mar 2009, 9:10am
cara
by pojkuhmolp 23rd Mar 2009, 9:11am
im 31 weeks preg wit my 1st cant decide on a girls name i've got

James for a boy
and
Abbigail or Maddaline for a girl
by JessicaP 19th Mar 2009, 9:32am
Girl-Bella...Boy-Riley
by Lilo2lily 17th Mar 2009, 9:22am
Summer for a girl or ruby

For a boy Meckence
or
jamiee
by PaigeFear 17th Mar 2009, 9:22am
Girl:
Ava
Boy:
Mason
by Amanda29 9th Mar 2009, 9:29am
hello i am 25 weeks pregnant and it is twins and i am in need of help choosing names and i would like some help please.
by TriciaNatalieSkiCox 2nd Mar 2009, 9:34am
i love maddalin for a girl and love mason for a boy
by clairekenny 2nd Mar 2009, 9:28am
im thinkin of Danny 4 mine but dunt no if to use Daniel n shorten it or just go as Danny lol im 22 week cant wait :) already hav a girl called Chloe n i still luv her name :)
by Gemjay 2nd Mar 2009, 9:28am
hi my partner and i ave now decided on names, girl- Skarlett and a boy-Marley. what do u all think? before anyone askes yes Marley did come from BOB MARLEY,lol
by babycakes03 2nd Mar 2009, 9:27am
a girl evie grace
a boy izakk mason
by teeeena 17th Feb 2009, 9:45am
Something scottish - What about Cameron - fine name!!!
by Den1970 17th Feb 2009, 9:44am
Hello I am pregnant with my first child and we have a few girls names but are at a complete loss in regards to names for boys - help. The surname is Collins
by shell1978 5th Feb 2009, 9:58am
Hi I am 15 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. I have 3 girls already. my husband i deserve a boy but will be happy with whatever we get. If we have a girl we plan to name her Samantha Delaynie and if iwe have a boy we plan to name him Tristan Blake What do you guys think? Our Girls we have are named Kyleigh Christine, Mckenzeigh-Anne Kathleen, and Rose Naomi. We like the unique names and that is the reason that we picked the names for this one. Well tell me what you think. I need all the suggestions you can give thanks :)
by naomisrose 3rd Feb 2009, 9:18am
Hi all I'm 15 wks preggy with my 2nd child, we have a 5 yr old daughter who is called Ellie-Joy. Shew as always going 2 be Ellie & we got the Joy from my granma who was Joyce, I was very close to her & she died a few weeks before i fell pregnant, so it seemed fitting & I think it goes well with Ellie.

My hubby got no choice with naming our daughter haha, so we've agreed if this ones a boy he can name him & he's picked Logan, which i didnt like at 1st but it's starting to grow on me! Most people think im mad 4 letting him pick but it means alot to him & i know he woouldnt of chosen anything i really hated! So ive picked the girls name which'll be Sophie Olivia, our surname is Todd so it's pretty easy to find ones that go! Congrats & good luck on ur pregnancy's evry1 & have fun picking names, although do remember u r naming a child not a pet, like some names would suggest lol xx
by toddie12 30th Jan 2009, 9:01am
My friend had a little boy called Felix meaning 'happy' which I think is a lovely name with a lovely meaning and he is certainly a happy baby. My sister had a baby girl called Imogen which is also lovely meaning Image of her mother which she definately is!! Still deciding on my names?! x
by Spendaholic 26th Jan 2009, 9:40am
ive got my names picked.....caleb james for a boy and thea nicole for a girl what do you think? my first child is called dion but i didnt give him a middle name now doh
by selinacallender 26th Jan 2009, 9:40am
ive always gone 4 good sturdy names 4 all my boys but now i would like a name 4 my 4th child but have no idea where to start ive thought about mixin names together .Am at a total loss
by pregagain 21st Jan 2009, 5:29pm
if its a girl sharicka rhnyiah riddle if its a boy its father hole name
by mzricko 21st Jan 2009, 5:29pm
if the baby is a girl......... Adrenalyn skye shaylin
or if i have a boy.. Legend patrick sean
by lindon 20th Jan 2009, 9:31am
ive got the name taryn for a boi but im not to sure?!x
by gemzisfat 20th Jan 2009, 9:31am
boy
oakley tommy hamilton
girl
bailey jean hamilton
by brogan 19th Jan 2009, 9:53am
i like that that is great
by dogooder 16th Jan 2009, 9:43am
HELP im on baby no 5 i have qite normal names for my others alex,callum amy-lee an aaliyah so no more a s we did think of lilly-jane after his mum but we argue evry time the subject is raised im 28 wks pregnant so need ideas an fast can u help us plz
by steph5 15th Jan 2009, 5:34pm
sum1 help me lol im pregnant w a girl ith my second child a boy! i already have a gire baal mia rose but cant 4 the life of me think of any boys names! the babys dad wants liam peter noel after the famous gallagher bros!! i hate it lol!! i like charlie at mo but not sure peter will def be a middle name tho after my grandadwho passed 10myr ago!! any ideas ppl let me no
by gemgem0705 12th Jan 2009, 10:36am
I'm thinkin of Arayah Axenia ( Axenia's my grandmother's name) for a girl and either Robert James (Robert being my father's name who's passed on) or Jaxxon Robert for a boy. My husband hates the girl name but we have to have it go with the surname "Hand" and that is a tough one. Our last name makes it very hard to find something that flows.
by newmammatobe 7th Jan 2009, 8:51am
I love the names 'Layla-Mae' for a girl and 'Issac@ or Kye' for a boy but my partner hates the boys' names so im really stuck, any ideas? xx
by Jay1985 5th Jan 2009, 9:22am
hi im expecting my 4th baby only found out.wow im so lucky im really excited.we had only been trying for 9wks so all a bit shocked still.ive got 2 boys jack and mason which i choose there names and then our little girl he choose her name something normal but i choose to spell it different kloie.lo lso dont have a clue what to call teh next 1.any ideas?
by iggle82 5th Jan 2009, 9:22am
i am expecting and trying to decide a good name that goes with my other kids names which are cole, and serenity. any good ideas?
by britni 5th Jan 2009, 9:22am
Armers I totally agree with you! What you name your child contributes to their personality. Why on earth you would want your child to reign anarchy I don't know. Some of the names listed below are horrific! I want my child to have a really traditional name, but I'm so far away from the Emily, Elizabeth and Jacks. This is 21st century and I tihnk names like Polly etc should be reserved for dolls now.
by xxAug21xxblackbeauty 5th Jan 2009, 9:21am
i'm due in 2-3wks, we are having a boy . I have an ADam, SADIE, Harmonie and my name is Melodie, At the moment I like Elliot but then change again my husband just doesn't like anything xx
by tink35 5th Jan 2009, 9:21am
i am pregnant with my third baby got two girls already lexy mae and chanelle marie having another girl but struggling for a name!!!!!!!
by jojomorgans 5th Jan 2009, 9:21am
I am 26 weeks pregnant! We have agreed on Amber (possibly Amba) Louise for a girl but are stuck on boys names. I quite like Nate but get funny looks when tell people! Any opinions?
by KatDay 5th Jan 2009, 9:21am
i am expecting my first girl after having 3 boys and am completly stumped on picking a name......i would like something girl and different. my boys names are Dreydon, Hunter and Terner

by linzi4 22nd Dec 2008, 8:51am
I am on my first pregnancy and I can't really think of any girl names but I do have a boy name picked out, Cole Valintein Skylormorin.
by beloved90 10th Dec 2008, 8:44am
i am on my 4th pregnancy i have 1 son named Darren Mark 2 daughters names Katie Amy and Alyssa Louise me and my partner have agreed on a boys name of Anthony Jonas for this one but we cant agree on a girls name does anyone have a suggestion for what we could call it if its a girl xx
by amylou1983 5th Dec 2008, 9:32am
way down the list a girl wanted to name her lil girl anarchy, why on earth would u name your little girl that? thats childish and immature. i understand the "unique name" thing, when i was younger i did too, but i GREW UP, this is a child, not a fish or a puppy. You can easily find a middle point where the name you choose is still unique (which only means its not common, not that its completely made up!) but is still completely functional...some ideas: adrianna, grace, dawsyn etc
by Amers 1st Dec 2008, 9:26am
Alisha, Nicole, laney, antionette, angelina, shannon, sinead, Olivia, Lakeisha

Brandon, Shane, Connor, Ricky, Luke, Jake, Bradley, Aaron, Liam, Mitchell
by hnicole 28th Nov 2008, 8:58am
mm..i want to name my baby...Lonndon....but my fiance..dosent let me..:((( i think is unique..like paris hilton...u know... lonndon..(4 a boy)..;))
by victoritza 26th Nov 2008, 9:11am
i luv the name elliot
it is so cute
bleshh x
by manderryerr 25th Nov 2008, 8:52am
what do you think of temanie for a girl and zach for a boy also bernadette for the girls middle name and raymond for the boys middle name
by rammie 20th Nov 2008, 9:09am
I want a realy unusual boys name but not a posh name, maybe a lil gangster name hehe. I used 2 like Vinnie and Stanley but gone off them now, love Jimmy, Reggie, Freddie, Preston and Frankie but their all the names of my friends kids so cant copy. Any ideas?
by Kurmie 20th Nov 2008, 9:08am
my partner gets to choose the babys name if its a boy but the names hes coming up with are terrible.
by samn 19th Nov 2008, 9:10am
how about levi for a boy or laney for a girl x
by amyxxx 19th Nov 2008, 9:09am
Already have a Luke, Jacob and Jessica.

No idea what to call this one. Have got a long list of names but me and oh can't seem to agree on one, but I always find you can't be certain on a name until you see the baby.
by CEM1784 17th Nov 2008, 8:54am
remember to say the name you choose with your surname sometimes it may not sound as good! also think of nicknames people will shorten it too!!
by bexboo 5th Nov 2008, 9:09am
~Boys~
Jacob
Collin
Calion
Hunter
Ethan
Brandon
~Girls~
Emily
Elizibelth
Kaylah
Carman
Jamie
Jillian
Georgia
May
KayCe



I love all those names, there are many more!
by kosterland 4th Nov 2008, 9:07am
hi im four months pregant with my first baby although everyone keeps telling me they think im having a boy im not so sure i really love the name harlow for a girl and cole for a boy although my partner hates it i really like lexi too
by holley 4th Nov 2008, 9:06am
These are good points to think of when naming your baby as sometimes, as first timers especially, we tend to over look the little things. I will definatly bare these in mind when chosing.
by KezzaBee 4th Nov 2008, 9:06am
We've got a Sally and a Finlay and are expecting another boy, but cannot find a name we both like - it's a nightmare
by Lindsneil 27th Oct 2008, 9:00am
We aren't pregnant yet, but one day if we are able to have kids we would like to call them
Kasey Sarah or Lily Sarah for a girl
Jake John for a boy i think

Sarah is after my Nannie who passed away at the end of August and John is the name of both of our Dad's! These are the only ones we have both agreed on.
by bensonhill 21st Oct 2008, 8:59am
FOR A GIRL:
Tarren
Melody
Pippa
Leigha
Cheyenn
Sharleigh

FOR A BOY:
Jake
Essam
Cody
Dannen
by Tarren 20th Oct 2008, 10:58am
I am thinking Seth for a boy and Genavive for a girl
by Rarasully 20th Oct 2008, 10:58am
hi im linzi , i am pregnant for the 4th time i have 2 girls jennylee an bobbyjo an a boy called cj , i love double names so i hav aj for a boy andy john after babys dad but none for a girl yet ,,,,,,
by 26121977 20th Oct 2008, 10:57am
I love the name Cealen, i also like Keelen or Cayden for a boy, i really cant decide on any names. My partner loves Honey for a girl, but im not sure!
by Zoenick 20th Oct 2008, 10:57am
Well guys, I am pregnant with my 5th baby! So I havrn't got a clue what to name this one, I have Samuel, Rebecca, Jack and Harry, I absolutely love the name Grace for a girl but have no idea for a boy this time.
by xmichellex 6th Oct 2008, 9:49am
awww Michelle what a shame about the surname. What a lovely idea it is to have your surname as the baby's first name but unfortunately I think your mum is right - I dont think Cherry Chase is quite right - it sounds a bit like Chevvy Chase? Although this is only my opinion. Good luck x
by mandygage 6th Oct 2008, 9:49am
We are pregnant with our first child. Deciding a girls name was easy. Emily. But we are undecided if its a boy. I really like Joshua, but my partner would like something scottish and has suggested Caelan. Not sure.
by SooSoo 29th Sep 2008, 9:14am
I already have a boy called Toby Dylan Paul and love the name Morgan for a boy and Heidi or Autumn for a girl and think they would go well with Toby but my parents think Heidi is a potentail for bullies at school and also think im trying to be too celeb with Autumn. what do you think?
by Loonbug 11th Sep 2008, 8:51am
I like the names Harmione, Kalel and also Anikan...they are a little different but suit both of us but it weather or not they will suit the baby? Do you think that you will only know what to call the baby when it is born?
by t121ace 27th Aug 2008, 9:23am
I would like to call my baby if its a girl my surname, which is Cherry, but my partner or mum aint so keen on it with my fiancees surname of Chase, Cherry Chase, i love the name Cherry but unsure if it sounds right. I like Harry for a boy.
by MichelleCherry 26th Aug 2008, 9:58am
I like traditional `girly` names, or a boys boy name, but i like to tweak the spelling so thats its a little bit different. I named my first daughter Kayti, now im pregnant with my second child I like Jaq for a boy and olivia for a girl. I know by the time i give birth i will have about 3 different names with 10 spellings for each.
by jemma83 14th Aug 2008, 8:52am
I really want a strong sounding name, so we're thinking of THOR for a boy or GUDRED for a girl - is it weird to use such old sounding names?
by adamski 6th Aug 2008, 9:09am
i have decided about naming my baby harley reece hubble if it is a boy and saphire alucia hubble for a girl but just hoping that it is a boy and i aint so ceen on the name saphire lol. i also think a name should be cosen at heart the name u devote to the most the one you hear and it makes you feel happy.
by xgemmax 4th Aug 2008, 9:11am
Naming for a baby should be reflected to individual race or religion.
But better if we can use our traditional name.
by whitenazareth 14th Jul 2008, 8:50am
I tend to look at the real names of actors and actresses from TV... when it shows up on the screan, saying who they were played by... and take ideas from them. I'm not one to choose familie names. I have a cousin whos just called her little girl Indigo. Its pretty, just like her daughter.
by Phoenix12 14th Jul 2008, 8:49am
well im pregnent with my 4th baby , i say call your children what u like my fisrt girl is called sky and then i have a boy called chase and a boy called clayton so now i need to find a name 4 this baby
by loopysue 14th Jul 2008, 8:49am
i want something close to tha dad name antwan montrice hodges
by sexykisha 11th Jul 2008, 9:02am
People should be able to call their children whatever they like without being judged.... but they are. I find myself doing it all the time... "that's not a name", "That's a place"etc. When I tell ppl my daughter is called Violet Elsie I get the odd "Ooh that's.... old fashioned. But that's trendy now isn't it?" She is called Violet because me and my husband thought it was lovely and suited a baby, child, adult and dare I say it, a teenager!
I'm expecting our second child at Christmas and I can't wait to do the name choosing again, it's so exciting! At the moment I'm loving Beatrix and Celia for a girl and Sidney and Louis (pronounced Louie) for a boy..... plenty of time to choose though.
Everyone should be as conservative or daring as they wish to be. Go for it!!!
by Fayebelle 19th Jun 2008, 8:37am
A name should be something that both parents agree on. My husband told 4yrs befor we had our son that he was going to have boy and that he would be cold Corey how ever i wanted to call him Taylor co we agreed that his name is now CoreyTaylor Almey. Altohugh i am expecting again if we have a girl then she will be named Kathleen Mary after my mum who was tragically taken from us last year but if we another boy then the name is my choice this time. Also my sister has to have names that are 7 letters long
by tigger82 16th Jun 2008, 8:35am
I am 30weeks pregnant and i am having a baby girl. I have decided to call my baby Diamond.
by Abby014 5th Jun 2008, 8:50am
hiya my names jemma and im 7 months this is my first and my midwife thinks im having a boy. If i am i want to call it riley james rain and when i tell people they tell me i cant call my baby that please help.
by jemma1988 6th May 2008, 12:11pm
I am about 6 weeks pregnant with my second child i have already got a little boy who is nearly 3 with him i never had no symptoms of pregnancy but this time i had morning sickness before i even new i was pregnant i have felt ill right from the start and still do i hope it get better fingers crossed
by mariab 27th Feb 2008, 9:23am
i think the site was so babytlike and my baby is now called nichole
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