St Georges Maternity, Dec 2

Sophie (parents Catherine & Jon)

Summer (parents Justine & Tim, sister to Lukas)

Elsie (parents Felicity & Craig, sister to Joel)

Noah (parents Maree & Dean, brother to India)

Sophie (parents Phoebe & Andrew)

Halim (parents Scott & Andrea)

Benjamin (parents Tania & Paul)

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  1. 1

    Dearest said,

    I read ‘Justine & Tim’ as Justin Timberlake at first XD Justine is a lovely, lovely name!
    Elsie and Joel is wonderful, as is India and Noah.
    I noticed something strange about India in Bewildretrix’s blog, at least two times she’s been mentioned, her brother was named Hunter… Very interesting if you ask me! ^^

    • 2

      Bewildertrix said,

      Good spotting, Dearest. I didn’t notice! But there seems to be some ‘trends’ like that. I’ve noticed Sienna and Jade is a common Aus sibset, if not pairing.

      India in Australia/NZ is seen as a bit of a trendy/exotic/cool name whereas in the UK it’s still a bit ‘posh’ still used frequently by the middle class which is why it’s constantly in the Telegraph. Brother would more likely be an Albert or Henry 😛 Not Hunter.

      Noah is a much nicer name to see with it.

      • 3

        babynamelover said,

        Sienna and Jade are both colours? Oh India & Henry is lovely I prefer it to Noah I think.
        What would you use for a sister to India?

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      I am not so fond of Justine although I have meet a gorgeous wee Justine at a centre, I went through primary school with a Justin so I prefer the masculine form.
      Elsie & Joel is gorgeous although they seem to come from different naming styles, theres a lady on huggies with a Noah & India too.
      India and Hunter thats a interesting pairing alright!

      • 5

        Bewildertrix said,

        India isn’t my bag because of its old British colonial baggage, but Violet, Imogen, Zara, Arabella, Annabel and other names along those lines. Sibs of India and Scarlett would be too Gone With The Wind although I’ve seen it a few times in the Telegraph.

      • 6

        babynamelover said,

        India just reminds me of the country and although our cat has a place name I don’t think I could give a child a place name. India & Annabel are pretty together.

      • 7

        Bewildertrix said,

        Exactly. Just a country to me and a bit of a British imperialist throwback name, so offensive and/or patronising to some perhaps?

        I think many choose it because it sounds pretty and exotic. A completely idealistic view of the country.

      • 8

        babynamelover said,

        I think naming children after countries could be offensive I don’t like that celebrity daughters name of “Ireland.” I have meet an Asia and that was weird on a wee girl a kiwi girl.

  2. 9

    Sophia said,

    Sophie is lovely (basically the same as my name 😉 ) and Summer is gorgeous (definitely in my top three names at the moment) and goes nicely with Lukas. Elsie, Joel, Noah and India are all sweet, especially India. The only India I know spells it Indyah and her brother’s name is Finyan.

    • 10

      babynamelover said,

      Ew Indyah and Finyan talk about trendy lol. I am completely over both Summer and Sophie no offense meant same with Maia, Ella I have just heard so many under 5’s called these in NZ.

      • 11

        Sophia said,

        Haha none taken, yeah I can’t stand Ella either, or Bella. Stella I don’t mind. Maia I have hardly heard, it’s not very common in Australia. I know a little girl across the road from me called Maya, pronounced Maia, but apart from her, no-one.
        I can’t imagine Indyah and Finn’s parents trying to be “trendy”, they’re more along the hippy lines. But, actually, the kids’ dad has an older daughter called Ella, which is about as “trendy” as you can get, so I may be wrong.
        One trend I cannot stand is naming babies after Twilight characters. These parents who have children called things like Kayleigh and Maddison and Zaidyn and who normally wouldn’t go for old-fashioned, classic names are all of a sudden naming their sons Edward and Jasper etc. Dislike.

      • 12

        babynamelover said,

        Maya I would say May-uh rather than My-uh. Mia can be both My-uh and Mee-uh here too.
        I like Jasper and Edward but did so before I read the books, I can’t understand some parents naming choices some sibsets are so crazy.

      • 13

        Sophia said,

        I know Maya to be May-uh and My-uh (but the latter I’ve mostly just heard in American movies etc) and Mia to just be Mee-uh. Personally I much prefer Mia. Jasper and Edward are lovely names, I agree, but the connotations to Twilight are now so strong that I can hardly hear the names without thinking of ugly sparkling pedophile vampires. But, I mean, I know a few Jaspers and Edwards and they all fit in with their siblings. Joseph, Edward and Leila. Edward, John, Eamon and Marcus. Fushia, Nina, Chloe, Jasper and Charlie. Jasper and Lydia. They all pretty much fit.
        But yes, some sibsets are indeed pretty insane! There’s a family in my town whose children are called things like Pryncess and.. I don’t even know. I just know they named their daughter Pryncess with a y. I think I already told you about the three children I know called Chevy (short for Chevrolet), Momo (short for Elcamino) and Rocket (middle names: 88 Berry Lullaby). I think their names are kind of cool though… and the kids are So. Cute! Wynne and Peregrine are another sibset. Flynn and Emerald. Sage (girl), Callahan (boy) and Jett (girl).

      • 14

        babynamelover said,

        I prefer Mia- Mee-uh too. I loved the books! The first movie sucked the second was better but didn’t live up to the books, the third book was my favourite!
        That is one crazy sibset! I like Wynne & Peregrine they are cool. I knew a girl Jett too! I thought it super uncommon I guess not! I have met a girl Cooper too.

      • 15

        Sophia said,

        Well that’s the only girl Jett I know of. I don’t know any boys called Jett actually, but I think of it more as a boys’ name than a girls’. I like Wynne and Peregrine too 🙂 Wynne’s pronounced like Winnie, and Peregrine gets Pip/ Pippy for short. Cooper for a girl is a little odd, but I guess nothing’s too unusual these days as far as names go.

      • 16

        babynamelover said,

        I think it seems to fit a boy better but to be honest I don’t like it at all. Oh I thought the e was silent on Wynne? I wonder why I got that impression?Pip is a cute nickname! No parents seem to be inventing left right and centre, I love to hear of old fashioned names though they are surprising and lovely

      • 17

        Sophia said,

        Same! I really like classic names like Frances, Hazel and Alexander, but I also like some modern names like Bailey and Kai.
        I have some names to report back to you. Yesterday I met a little boy called Nemo, and today I heard of two families with unusual name choices. The little girl Jett I’d previously told you about actually belongs to a different family than I said. Her brother is called Jimi and her sisters are Patti and Rain. The other family I heard of has a boy called Bead (pronounced like the actual object) and a girl called Matisse, and the way my friend met Matisse is because he does art class with her, which I thought was quite funny.

      • 18

        Sophia said,

        PS, Also heard of a boy called Zorro Alpha, first and middle names.

      • 19

        babynamelover said,

        Zorro is kind of cool, don’t shoot me lol! Alpha makes me think of wolves.

      • 20

        Sophia said,

        I’m perfectly okay with you liking Zorro haha, I think it’s quite cool and kind of spunky too. Alpha is a bit much though. On second thoughts, “Bead” could in fact be spelt Bede, I didn’t actually ask about the spelling.
        Yeah, Jimi, Patti, Rain and Jett are odd together, the first two suit each other and the second two suit each other, but all together they sound a bit mismatched. As far as I know Jimi isn’t short for James. I think it’s just Jimi.

      • 21

        babynamelover said,

        Jimi seems very old fashioned to me, I think I would prefer to be James.

      • 22

        babynamelover said,

        Nemo- omg like the movie that is crazy! I have met a Neo before which is kind of cool! Patti is very old fashioned I guess Jimi is too though is it short for James? What a weird sibset Jimi, Patti, Rain & Jett. Hehe that is quite funny! I like Bede but spelt this way, Matisse & Bead have a very artsy feel together.

      • 23

        babynamelover said,

        Ps thanks for the name report 🙂

  3. 24

    Sophia said,

    Maybe people just chose the name India (or other place name) because they like the way it sounds? I think India’s a gorgeous name, and that’s just because I think it sounds really beautiful as a word.


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