Can't name a baby without this board!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-1999
Can't name a baby without this board!
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 7:54am

As it's helped me with my last four kids :)

I am fairly set on the names we have chosen but would still love feedback and suggestions. I *think* if it is a boy he will be Henry Joseph. Henry has never been a favourite of mine but when I suggested it to my husband he liked it (huge hurdle) and it feels right for us.

Girls list has been Imogen or Phoebe for years. I am unsure about middle names. I like Imogen Sabine and have considered Imogen Phoebe but as Phoebe has been in first name consideration for so long it seems strange to use it as a middle name.

My other kids are Joshua Daniel, Samuel James, Maximus David (Max), Freya Charlotte and Oscar Luke.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-12-2008
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 4:19pm

Congrats, Yvette!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2007
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 8:00am

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!

Your children all have such lovely names that it will be fun to pick out another one to match. Henry Joseph is very handsome, but it seems a bit common after Oscar and Freya. It goes quite well with your older kids' names (Joshua, Samuel, Max, and Henry would not make anyone blink an eye), but it feels a little out of place to me at the end of the whole sequence. With that in mind, here are some love-it-or-hate-it suggestions:

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-2010
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 3:13pm

I agree that Henry feels a little "safe" considering that it looks like you have been getting more "adventurous" through the years.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2005
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 6:25pm
Phoebe Sabine
Phoebe Imogen

Henry Joseph is nice!

What about Augustus?