Being induced on Tues and DH and I cannot agree

(43 Posts)
Ineedacoffee Fri 05-Oct-12 08:24:00

I am being induced next week - having a little girl and we are nowhere with names. DH and I seem to have very different taste for girls. We have a list which neither of us is sold on but neither has vetoed:

Cora (more DH than me)
Georgia
Eleanor

Less sure:
Elisabeth
Catherine

names I love include
Jemima (my absolute favourite, which I can't get past id you know what I mean)
Beatrice
Alice
Clementine
Norah
Esme

names DH loves
Thandi
Zawadi (seriously)
Tana
Tara
Erin
Perry

We both like Annabelle, Isobel, Eve and Olivia but can't use them because of family/friends

Any ideas on compromises or thoughts on out first 5? Any help[ very gratefully received!! Thank you.

plantsitter Mon 08-Oct-12 14:53:00

(but I think Georgia is lovely)

MaBaya Mon 08-Oct-12 15:34:15

I love Cora. My definite favourite.

Elisabeth is a classic with good nickname options.

Catherine is lovely, too.

Your DH's taste is...wonky lol

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Mon 08-Oct-12 15:40:38

I looked at your names and wondered whether your dh was south African given the names that he likes.

Tana Ramsey has sa connections, I think because he husband used to fly with her sister's husband who all were SA.

Anyway, tana sounds like tena (lady).

All your names are lovely,mclearly a woman with taste! Norah, is my fav.

nappyaddict Wed 10-Oct-12 11:52:00

Love Cora, Beatrice, Catherine, Clementine, Tara and Norah.

MoonHare Wed 10-Oct-12 13:38:01

Is baby here yet, what name did you decide on OP???

lisaro Wed 10-Oct-12 14:37:08

Your are fine. Please don't in the post birth euphoric rush, let your DH saddle name her v

strawberryswing Fri 12-Oct-12 08:35:07

I have a 3 month old georgia, so im biased but its lovely and my favourite from your list smile

melliebobs Fri 12-Oct-12 08:36:40

I live Eleanor but couldn't even suggest it for dd (nancy) as my Neice is called Ellie

lalabaloo Fri 12-Oct-12 12:18:44

Quite probable that baby already has a name, but I'll throw Nat(h)alia into the mix

eatyourveg Fri 12-Oct-12 12:33:20

I think Eleanor Grace would fit well but as you say - its probably too late in the day for it to matter what any of us think

BlueSkySinking Sun 14-Oct-12 23:33:41

Try out the names on her when she is born.

JessePinkman Sun 14-Oct-12 23:54:00

I would add Winnie. Best wishes on the baby.

mathanxiety Mon 15-Oct-12 05:46:05

Your names are all fine with the exception of Cora and Georgia.

Your DH's names are all horrible except for Erin.

And maybe Tara.

DebK2012 Tue 16-Oct-12 18:51:36

My best friend is a Georgia, which is great for her as can be shortened to George.

LemonBreeland Tue 16-Oct-12 19:00:13

OP you seem to have similar taste to me. I wanted dd to be Clementine or Jemima.

I'm not keen on Eleanor or Cora. Georgia is okay.

From your dhs list I quite like Thandi and Erin.

Annabel is a lovely name and is dds middle name.

LemonBreeland Tue 16-Oct-12 19:01:27

Also Tana Ramsay has a full name, Tana is just a nn.

DebK2012 Tue 16-Oct-12 19:36:16

Imogen??

JennaLemon Tue 16-Oct-12 20:11:46

Jemima, Beatrice and Elizabeth are my taste. It's hard to say anything about your husband's list... I can't remember what they were but, I know I didn't like them so much.

I recommend not discussing it 'til a moment after you've pushed her out and then say in a weak voice 'oh she looks like a jemima'. and then shut your eyes and murmur oh welcome to the world baby jemima, smile dreamily and catch forty winks.

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