Help us get some perspective on our shortlist with our comedy surname please!

(46 Posts)
caulicheese Sat 25-Feb-12 15:01:05

We have a comedy surname. It's a noun and is something that footballers kick! As you can imagine we've had to discard a number of names as they just don't work. We've decide on a boy's name but are stuck with girls names. Our shortlist in order of preference is:

Molly
Thea
Jessica

Do the above work with our surname? I'd appreciate all points of view and any other suggestions. Thanks.

sairygamp Sat 25-Feb-12 15:03:01

Bobbie ? grin

Hassled Sat 25-Feb-12 15:05:24

Molly is the one that sounds most wrong, IYSWIM. I think you should avoid names ending -ie or-y, but I can't articulate why really.
Thea and Jessica are both lovely.

manicinsomniac Brazil Sat 25-Feb-12 15:24:22

Zoe! grin or Hannah!! shock

Sorry!

I would actually flip your shortlist. I like Jessica best, then Thea then Molly.

I think perhaps longer names sound good if your surname is one syllable? And I agree that the 'ee' sound isn't great. Nor is an 'ell' sound.

How about:
Alexandra, Cassandra, Cecilia, Daniella, Elizabeth, Emilia, Francesca, Gabriella, Georgina, Isabella, Jennifer, Julia, Katherine, Lydia, Louisa, Melissa, Matilda, Miranda, Natasha, Natalia, Olivia, Rebecca, Rhianna, Sophia, Samantha, Savannah, Tabitha, Tallulah, Victoria.

CPtart Sat 25-Feb-12 15:27:52

Not Molly .... sounds like volley ....

funchum8am Sat 25-Feb-12 15:31:43

Jessica works best! My surname rhymes with yours...

Plonker Sat 25-Feb-12 15:34:14

Not Molly (though I do like the name)

Thea and Jessica are lovely, with Thea just getting my vote smile

Sidge Sat 25-Feb-12 15:38:35

I think a longer name that doesn't end in -a-, -y- or -ie- would work best.

Jessica is lovely.

Also Elizabeth
Tamsin
Marianne
Meredith

WhyMeWhyNot Sat 25-Feb-12 15:50:15

I wouldn't choose a name beginning with an A or an I as when written as initial.surname would look comical.

I agree though that a longer christian name would work best with a one syllable surname.

I'm very aware of how initials look too as in my job we have to initial everything, we have a BO.

Decisions, decisions....... good luck, its fun naming babies.

cece Sat 25-Feb-12 15:56:22

I agree with sidge, longer names sound much better.

Elisabeth sound lovely with your last name..

or

Charlotte
Harriet
Jennifer

cece Sat 25-Feb-12 15:56:36

Francesca

I think a name starting with B would work, Betty Ball sounds really cute.

HoldTouchEngage Sun 26-Feb-12 12:27:50

I agree that longer names sound a little better!

Beatrice Ball sounds very very cute, imho!

How about

Susannah
Martha
Felicity
Madelaine
Matilda
Harriet
Hermione
Marianna or Marianne
Catherine
Charlotte
Georgia or Georgina
Jasmine

Caroline?

ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sun 26-Feb-12 12:58:30

I agree that the longer names sound better - but you have to watch out for common shortenings... ie Felicity - Flick Ball. No. Elizabeth - Beth Ball. No. Beatrice - Bea Ball. No.

Good luck, it's tricky. I'd love to know what you have chosen for a boys name smile

runningforthebusinheels Sun 26-Feb-12 13:03:10

Annette <snigger>

Out of your 3 choices I like Jessica best, the other 2 sound a little odd with the surname imo.

RustyBear Sun 26-Feb-12 13:23:38

Not Henrietta!

We had a Jessica Ball at my school a few years ago, which I thought sounded nice - she had a sister, but I can't remember her name - I think it was Emily, which is nice too.

diddl Germany Sun 26-Feb-12 13:32:22

Jessica from your list.

FilterCoffee Sun 26-Feb-12 14:20:00

From your list, definitely Jessica. Too much "ll" sound with Molly, and I'm not so keen on Thea.

LittlePandaBear Sun 26-Feb-12 14:24:10

Jessica works well. Thea Ball sounds a bit like Theobald...

winkle2 Sun 26-Feb-12 14:28:34

Ophelia?! Sorry couldn't resist ;)

alisonsmum Sun 26-Feb-12 14:32:50

Another vote for Jessica (sniggers at Annette)

TheCrunchUnderfoot Sun 26-Feb-12 14:38:44

Jessica is a great choice, genuinely nice together. And as a nn Jessie/Jessy/Jess Ball works fine!

BoffinMum Sun 26-Feb-12 14:42:53

I was at school with an Alexandra Ball, nicknamed 'Flexiball', if I remember correctly.

LittlePandaBear Sun 26-Feb-12 18:29:11

Just checking you haven't picked Isaac for your boys name grin

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