Brace myself...

(26 Posts)
lchats Tue 20-Aug-13 21:05:14

My 1st dd is briar (usually gets a mixed reception) but I love it.... Trouble is finding a name to match for my dd2!

So my list is favouring Margot or Effie....

Braced and ready to hear comments/thoughts on these or alternative ideas....

I think Effie goes better with Briar. Is it promounced Bree-ah or Bri-ah?

Ham69 Tue 20-Aug-13 21:39:32

I like Effie best and think it goes really well with your dd1. I know a little girl called Elvie which I think really suits her probably not very helpful

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Aug-13 21:41:29

Love Margot

lchats Tue 20-Aug-13 21:49:16


StrangeGlue Tue 20-Aug-13 21:52:43

I like them both but think effie matches better. Is it short for something?

MrsP23 Tue 20-Aug-13 21:53:59

I like Effie lots. Unusual but pretty too x

meditrina Tue 20-Aug-13 21:54:40

I prefer Margot.

And think it's the easier one to live with - yelling "Effie" across a playground gets just too close to (euphemised) swearing.

lchats Tue 20-Aug-13 21:55:37

Thank u. Can be short for Euphemia, but we were considering Elizabeth, but mainly calling her Effie smile

lchats Tue 20-Aug-13 21:58:30

Thx meditrina you have similar view to my MIL ... I can see why people make the swearing connection - but I don't hear it in my mind... Think it's why I'm so unsure!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 20-Aug-13 22:00:22

Briar is beautiful!

To me it sounds rather autumnal so I'd be tempted by something like Aubrey or Avery or Hazel.

Congrats smile

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 20-Aug-13 22:01:13

Or Holly?

Linguaphile Wed 21-Aug-13 11:46:58

I love Briar, and I think Effie goes really well. smile

squoosh Wed 21-Aug-13 11:53:57

My Mum always told me I was 'like a briar' when I was being grumpy.

I like both Margot and Effie but would probably go for Effie as Briar's sister.

squoosh Wed 21-Aug-13 11:54:20

Actually, she still tells me that!

Fifi2406 Wed 21-Aug-13 15:17:45

I absolutely love Briar reminds me of Briar Rose from sleeping beauty I think Effie sounds nicest with Briar smile

Prefer margot. Effie seems a bit wishy washy. Briar is lovely and agree that something like Hazel would go really well with it.

ch1134 Wed 21-Aug-13 18:17:24

or Heather?

NoComet Wed 21-Aug-13 18:29:54

Briar is beautiful. Yes Effie or something else nature, pagan ish. I love Hazel. Willow, Heather, Amber, Skye. Thia, Juno, Iris, Isla. There are lots of lovely slightly dreamy mythical names that would work well with Briar.

I'm jealous, DD1 had such a safe ordinary name (chosen as a teen in memory of a very special lady), that we couldn't choose anything interesting for DD2.

lchats Thu 22-Aug-13 08:31:11

Thank you for the nice comments re Briar... It's def been a grower for a lot of people. Although I love nature/paganish names I wanted to go with a different directions for dd2.... ideally something old English or literary, but with an unusual twist - so I like Beatrice, Blythe, Harper - but again avoiding Bs and think the latter carries the beckham comparison : /

Suggestions welcomed!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 22-Aug-13 08:33:49

Maybe Miranda instead of Margot? Star's dreamy / mythical phrase made me think of The Tempest.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 22-Aug-13 08:34:27

Or Hermione could work! Now that everyone knows how to pronounce it grin

Biscuitsneeded Thu 22-Aug-13 15:58:15

I know a very nice Briar and her sister is Autumn...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 22-Aug-13 18:20:44

Briar is lovely

I prefer Margot because Effie just doesn't seem "complete". Also, girls names beginning with E seem to be very popular

Would you also consider

Margaret - nn Maggie/ Peggy, or even Margot ?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 22-Aug-13 18:21:52


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