Please come and whittle down my long list of girls names.

(99 Posts)
thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 21:30:32

Artemis/Art/Missy
April
Astrid
Beatrice/Bea
Delphi
Edith
Esme
Farrah
Hadley
Hester/Hettie
Inez
Iris
Kit/Kitty
Nyx
Ora
Polly
Renee
Romy
Sylvie
Tabitha
Theodora/Thea/Teddy

Yup, there's 21!

Bumblebee78 Sat 17-Aug-13 21:45:28

I love Astrid, its my fave out of the list.

Farrah, iris and sylvie I LOVE

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sat 17-Aug-13 21:48:40

I like Astrid and Edith.

Frontdoorstep Sat 17-Aug-13 21:49:25

April is my favourite, but dh wouldn't let me call dd April.

HenriettaPye Sat 17-Aug-13 21:50:46

Farrah is my favourite

Love = Hester / Kitty as a nn / Sylvie / Esme
Like - Beatrice / Astrid / Delphi / love Edie but not Edith
Dislike - April / Hadley / Inez / Ora / Nyx Romy / Renee / Tabitha

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 21:51:31

Our surname ends with an -o.

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 21:52:12

and has two syllables.

Rhubarb78 Sat 17-Aug-13 22:01:41

Edith, nn edie if thats an option

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:04:51

Thanks for everyone's opinions. The problem I've got is that I don't have a favourite. Partly I can't imagine this one will be a girl.

nailslikeknives Sat 17-Aug-13 22:05:51

Love Beatrice. As long as your surname doesn't start with 'O' :-) kids can be cruel etc etc.
Anyhoo, Beatrice and Audrey are my fave girls' names.

nailslikeknives Sat 17-Aug-13 22:07:21

Oh, sorry, just saw your last name does end with an o. Guess that's the end of Beatrice for me.

Viviennemary Sat 17-Aug-13 22:07:47

I like April, Edith, Hester, Iris and Sylvie.

exoticfruits Sat 17-Aug-13 22:15:42

Edith

You can probably cut that list in half tonight just by doing this: practise repeating the name at least 7 times whilst issuing a command across a busy playgroup. Like: Ophelia put your shoes on. Ophelia... Ophelia! Ophelia, shoes on please. Now please! Ophelia are you even listening? OPHELIA, shoes! Right, that's it. Ophelia, 1....2...

hmm

You will say it a million times a day. If it doesn't trip off the tongue easily, if it feels pretentious or unnatural, if you worry what other people will think about it, write it off straight away.

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:20:45

good idea, but of course any daughter of mine wouldn't need shouted at in the supermarket surely! grin

ok so i did that, I only come up with Iris as passing the supermarket test.

DoItTooJulia Sat 17-Aug-13 22:23:25

Oh, I love Renee.

Hate Esme.

The rest are ok, but I prefer the likes of Otillie, Odette and Loveday....

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:23:35

ok, these are passing the supermarket screech test for me.

Edith
Esme
Hester
Iris
Polly
Sylvie

MortifiedAdams Sat 17-Aug-13 22:24:47

Inez = Ines, surely?

Bumblebee78 Sat 17-Aug-13 22:26:14

Got to agree with Jamesandthegiantbanana, think about how the name will sound when you are hollering it across the park to your child...again, about a million times!

HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 22:28:53

My favourties from your list...

Delphi
Inez - prefer Ines
Iris
Kit/Kitty
Polly
Theodora/Thea/Teddy

DoitTooJulia - I love Loveday too. If I was Cornish I would definitely have it.

Sylvie or April

TenthMuse Sat 17-Aug-13 22:30:09

Astrid
Delphi
Sylvie
Tabitha

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:30:22

but seriously, i have two kids and I don't holler across the park. (adjusts breasts les dawson style)

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