Harper or Harlow?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Harper or Harlow?
    Harper : (242 votes)
    73 %
    Harlow : (91 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I came to choose Harlow, but your husband has a good point 🙁

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wouldn’t choose Harper if you want to go original because it is sooo popular.  I do love Harlow, but I agree with the PP that I immediatel thought Harlet.

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Your FI and I think alike.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    I’m not that into either for the reasons you’ve mentioned (Harper is very trendy lately and Harlow/Harlot). Some similar ideas:

    O names: Marlo, Marlowe, Willow or (my fave) Margot

    Piper is a little less popular than Harper

    If you like H, maybe Hera or Hollis? I also like Helena but it doesn’t seem like your style.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    I like Harlowe with the “e”

    If you like “H” names… what about Hadley?

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @Ninteenthchance:  I thought the exact same thing. Harlow either sounds like harlot or harlequin. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I only know male Harpers so my vote is for Harlow

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like the sound of Harlow better, but I wouldnt personally use either. Too trendy for me right now.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I honestly don’t like either. My first thought was the same as your FI’s, that Harlow sounds like harlet. I also cringe at Harper because to me it sounds like someone who harps on everything and complains a lot.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love Harper, but it is becoming really common. When I hear Harlow all I think about is Nicole Ritchie (not necessarily a bad thing, its just what I think of). I do like the name Harper better, but I like Harlow because its not as common.

    What about Piper like a PP suggested?

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @jeangenie:   I’ve always loved Margot.  Is it a faux pas to name your child such a french name if you don’t have an ounce of french in you?

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a cousin with a baby named Harlow and she is so damn cute so that’s my first thought when I hear the name. Either are very cute, but if choosing based on the less-popular criteria, i’d go with Harlow

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Ninteenthchance:   A coworker named her baby Harpo.  🙂  It’s a combination of your ideas! 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I thought Harlow was a dogs name. I would find it very odd for a baby girl IMO. 

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