+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Cupcake09's Avatar
    Cupcake09 is offline Expecting little bubba June 2010
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Shepparton, VIC
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default Opinions please!!

    We have picked out names for both genders just in case, but I've started to recieve some negative feedback on both our names.
    Harper for a boy,
    & Freya for a girl.
    I've been told numerous times that Harper is a girls name & Freya is to uncommon. What are your thoughts, to uncommon or girly?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,509
    Thanks
    396
    Thanked
    701
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think the names are great.

    I have heard Harper for a boy before.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Curby For This Useful Post:

    2BabyBears  (10-02-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    348
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked
    94
    Reviews
    0
    I love love love Freya! And while I've heard more girl Harpers than boys, I think it's cute for a boy.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    917
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    59
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Love freya. Very cute.
    Harper is gorgeous for a boy. I was looking after a little boy last week with the name Harper. Love it

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    346
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    120
    Reviews
    2
    Freya's a great name. I've heard Harper for a boy before so I don't think there's any problem with it. As far as I'm concerned it's a unisex name and a really nice name at that.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    532
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    62
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I love the name Freya, I also like Harper, I know Harper to be used for both boy and girl. Be careful what opinions you listen too, you're not very likely to find a name everyone loves - you have to choose a name you and DH love.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to amesv For This Useful Post:

    2BabyBears  (10-02-2012)

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,812
    Thanks
    112
    Thanked
    699
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Harper for a boy is really cute!!

    Freya for a girl I really dislike!! When I hear the name I picture someone with an awful unibrow for some reason?!

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked
    497
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I know three Freya girls - all under 5 and in Queensland. I'm not a fan of the name - reminds of something on lord of the rings, but I bet it will be in top 100 names in next few years. Harper is nice

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    385
    Thanks
    240
    Thanked
    264
    Reviews
    0
    If in doubt, try to think of something else. I think Harper is a lovely name, but kids can be cruel and I would hate to see your little boy teased for having a girl's name. Would you consider using Harper if you have a girl?

    I'm not really a fan of Freya, but that is just my opinion. In the long run, the person who needs to feel comfortable with it would be your daughter. As I see it, your job is to maximise the possibility that your little one will feel confident with their name, so I think it's great you're looking for opinions.

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    3,116
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My SON is named Harper, he is 5 next month
    I never would have considered it as a girl's name. I knew it was unisex but have only seen it become popular for girls in the last couple of years.


 

Similar Threads

  1. opinions please... bfp??? or not??
    By Emi in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 08:54
  2. Opinions?
    By brooke88(mum2b09) in forum Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2012, 11:09
  3. Opinions please??
    By Babeeboo in forum Choosing Baby Names
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-01-2012, 11:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Vibe Natural Health
Your natural health care team for fertility, pregnancy, post natal and family health care. Our Naturopaths, Doctors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Psychologists,Nutritionists, Pilates, & Massage specialise in women & children's health and wellbeing.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!