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.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 23-Feb-13 23:01:34

Do you like the spelling Elinor like in Sense and Sensibility-I've always preferred that spelling

Emilythornesbff Sat 23-Feb-13 20:59:31

Thank you.
Nellie as a nn for Eleanor is cute.
I love the name Eloise by dh vetoed.

KhloeRye Sat 23-Feb-13 14:03:36

Eleanor can be shortened to Nelly & Ellie and is top out of your list for me.

I also really like Nora as it is really unusual at the minuet but still a gorgeous name for a little girl.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY GIRL thanks

Geranium3 Sat 23-Feb-13 13:57:21

love eleanor out of your choices,not keen on the others
what about
eloise
esme
freya
dorothy/dorothea
susannah
good luck!

Thumbwitch Sat 23-Feb-13 13:09:05

Eleanor - love this, and Helena too - wanted it myself if we had a girl but already in the family so couldn't.
Olivia - getting too popular, although I like it
Phoebe - like it
Emily - faaarrr too popular - Emilia is nicer
Sophie - also faaaarrrr too popular and I prefer Sophia anyway.

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!

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

Eleanor, I love the nn Nell!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

I love Phoebe.

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Eleanor!

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.

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)

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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