Still no name for my baby girl. Please help me!

(30 Posts)
Emilythornesbff Tue 19-Feb-13 12:25:06

All dh's fault of course. grin
Please could you offer your opinion/ choice on the following:

Eleanor
Olivia
Phoebe
Emily
Sophie

Many thanks for your time.

Snazzynewyear Tue 19-Feb-13 12:30:03

I love Phoebe. My perception is that it's slightly less popular than the others too, but I haven't checked that. Second choice would be Olivia.

4TheLoveOfBob Tue 19-Feb-13 12:31:19

I like Phoebe a lot.

I prefer the Italian Livia to Olivia.

Allalonenow Belgium Tue 19-Feb-13 12:31:39

Eleanor, with Phoebe a close second.

flopsy1974 Tue 19-Feb-13 13:10:25

Eleanor is lovely. Also like Phoebe. Not keen on the others smile

SnowLeopard27 Wed 20-Feb-13 20:36:38

Phoebe smile. I have had 2 very close friends called Phoebe, and never met a nasty one.
Eleanor is ok - I like Ellie as a nick name, but don't like Olivia or Sophie much - Sophia or Sofia are nice!

StarNoodle Wed 20-Feb-13 20:41:49

All very nice, safe, solid names. Quite likely to be one of a few in school year I think, less so Phoebe and Eleanor.
Phoebe is my favourite.

abbeynationall Wed 20-Feb-13 21:02:11

+ Eleanor - quite an elegant name and not common at all

sjclarke86 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:10:36

Eleanor. If you don't mind it shortened to Ellie

Willow36 Thu 21-Feb-13 13:43:29

Eleanor is nice but I'm not keen on Ellie as a nn

Olivia is a lovely name - I'd use Livvy as a nn

Phoebe is a fabulous name IMO

What about Sofia instead of Sophie?

serin Fri 22-Feb-13 00:04:49

Eleanor is nice.

There are eleven Olivias in my daughters year at secondary school (out of approx 70 girls)

Lollybrolly Fri 22-Feb-13 01:33:06

Sophie and Phoebe are my favourites from your list. Followed by Emily.

Too many Eleanors and Ellies these days. Lots of Olivias as well.

EllenParsons Fri 22-Feb-13 01:48:02

Eleanor!

Gugglebum Fri 22-Feb-13 03:36:29

There's just something about Sophie. I can picture it on any type of girl. Love it.

Longdistance Fri 22-Feb-13 03:50:08

I have an Eleanor who's 3.5. Still love her name.

ripsishere Fri 22-Feb-13 03:50:54

Eleanor or Elena or Ellen.
Safia is a nice alternative to Sophie.

sleepywombat Fri 22-Feb-13 04:45:18

Eleanor is my favourite.
Emily lovely too.
I love Sophie & Olivia too, but both VERY popular (but that might not bother you).

I really dislike Phoebe - I think it sounds feeble & silly, but that's obviously just me as I see by rest of the answers!

SW1XMother Fri 22-Feb-13 11:24:14

I love Phoebe.

ZolaBuddleia Fri 22-Feb-13 11:26:53

I'd go Sophia rather than Sophie, not mad keen on the others. Eleanor always sounds rather doughty and plain to me.

I'd love Phoebe and Olivia if they weren't so popular.

TheCountessOlenska Fri 22-Feb-13 11:27:13

Phoebe and Olivia my favourites from your list.

Sophie and Emily both nice but a bit over-used round my way.

Don't like Eleanor or Ellie

TenthMuse Fri 22-Feb-13 11:48:46

They're all very popular, but that might not be an issue for you. Like Phoebe best, followed by Eleanor - Phoebe Eleanor would work well I think. Phoebe somehow manages to sound a bit fresher and quirkier than the others, despite being just as popular.

MsAkimbo Fri 22-Feb-13 13:56:06

Sophie is adorable and one of those names a child can grow into as an adult. Same with Emily.

I've got an Olivia nn Livi and Eleanor nn Ella, great choices op! Not as popular as Poppy's and Isabella's round here! Other names I liked are Amelia and Beatrice, don't think u will go wrong using any of the options, I found writing the names with middle names and surnames down helped as the right ones just looked right! smile smile

SugarMeFingers Sat 23-Feb-13 12:46:25

Eleanor, I love the nn Nell!

flowerygirl Sat 23-Feb-13 13:07:03

Eleanor is lovely and less popular. Could also be shortened to Nellie which I think is very cute!

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