Post # 1
We are having trouble picking the name for baby girl that’s due in April. I like names that are not super common but not weird. My 2 year old daughter has a cute, not common name as well and I love it. FI wants Harper and while I really like Harper, it’s just become so common!! I really like Harlow but FI hates it because it “sounds like harlet”
Post # 3
I came to choose Harlow, but your husband has a good point 🙁
Post # 4
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
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Your FI and I think alike.
Post # 6
- 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
I like Harlowe with the “e”
If you like “H” names… what about Hadley?
Post # 8
@Ninteenthchance: I thought the exact same thing. Harlow either sounds like harlot or harlequin.
Post # 9
I only know male Harpers so my vote is for Harlow
Post # 10
I like the sound of Harlow better, but I wouldnt personally use either. Too trendy for me right now.
Post # 11
- 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
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
@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
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
@Ninteenthchance: A coworker named her baby Harpo. 🙂 It’s a combination of your ideas!
Post # 16
I thought Harlow was a dogs name. I would find it very odd for a baby girl IMO.