Can anyone look at my shortlist of girls names please, all opinions welcome

(39 Posts)
fuckwittery Fri 20-Sep-13 00:43:44

Would like a wide range of opinions, and an idea of names that incite strong feelings. DD3 and we've sort of run out of girls names we both like

Lydia
Felicity
Jemima
Pippa / Phillippa
Brona
Emmeline
Cassandra
Petra
Cora
Coraline
Alexia
Linnea

Thank you!

MummyBeerest Fri 20-Sep-13 13:02:44

LOVE:
Lydia
Jemima
Emmeline
Cora
Coraline

OK:
Felicity
Cassandra
Pippa/Philippa
Alexia

DON'T LIKE:
Petra
Brona
Linnea

Great list though!

fanjodisfunction Fri 20-Sep-13 13:20:35

Linnea is very popular in Sweden (I think) its in homage to Linneaus who created the latin naming system for all species on earth.

InfiniteJest Fri 20-Sep-13 13:22:00

I like Emmeline and Lydia!

fuckwittery Sat 21-Sep-13 18:31:59

Thanks everyone for your comments, it hasn't made the decision easier though smile

Looks like Linnea would be mispronounced by about 90% of people as Linear, but not a favourite anyway for me.

My favourite is Emmeline, nickname Emmie.

Lydia and Pippa are the ones DH and I agree on, but I don't love LOVE either.

Interesting views on Petra!

I didn't think about Cora as being too similar to Orla, so that one is probably out. Good point about Coraline / Caroline misunderstandings!

Dh likes Corinne but I am not so keen (sounds too much like Colin). Corinna a possibility.

feelingvunerable Sun 22-Sep-13 13:11:45

I like Lydia and Felicity best.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 22-Sep-13 16:38:03

I like Lydia, Felicity, Cassandra best.
The Felicitys I've known have been Fliss not Flick.
Used to like Emmeline til I came on here and found out there were different pronunciations, which is just annoying imo.
I Like Corinne. What about Delphine, Cordelia, Callista, Calliope, Cassia

fuckwittery Sun 22-Sep-13 17:34:08

I love Emmeline but the different pronounciations do put me off! I think I started a thread on it a while ago...... I would say it Emme-leen rather than Emme-line.

Sleepingbeautiful, I love Cordelia from your suggestions but I don't think it's DH's sort of name (he is anti- "posh names", Cassia is also really lovely, DH might go for that one.

fuckwittery Sun 22-Sep-13 17:35:56

Oh no, just googled Cassia, and there are different pronunciation, Cass-ia, and Cash-ah

But Calla has come up as a suggestion..... I do like that. Too similar to Orla?

fuckwittery Sun 22-Sep-13 17:43:24

I'm really loving Cassandra / Cassie NN
or Calandra or Calinda / NN Callie now .... any views? smile

sleepingbeautiful Sun 22-Sep-13 18:05:36

I think the Cass-ia v Cash-a is a UK v US thing like Alice-ia v Aleash-a for Alicia.
I prefer Cassandra nn Cassie to Calinda/Calandra, which sound 'made up' to me (I know they're not, just first impressions).
There is also Calla (lily) and Cassiopeia
As you seem to be liking "C" - Clarissa, Carina, Caitlin, Catrin, Catriona, Carmen, Carrie, Camille, Camilla, Corinne, Caroline, Carys, Cara, Ceri, Clara, Claudia, Claudine...

Harrin Sun 22-Sep-13 22:00:48

Emmeline is a really pretty name imo, Lydia is nice too

georgettemagritte Sun 22-Sep-13 23:35:13

Not keen on:
Felicity
Brona
Pippa
Cassandra
Cora
Coraline
Alexia

Like:
Lydia - v pretty
Jemima - unusual and nice diminutives for a little one (Jem, Mimi)
Emmeline - retro and cute
Petra - ok, less keen than the three above
Linnea - lovely; I know a little Linnea actually and the pronunciation hasn't seemed to be an issue at all in practice despite what posters above suggest.

BlueBowTie Sun 22-Sep-13 23:56:14

Definitely Lydia!

BettyBi0 Wed 25-Sep-13 09:33:50

Lydia - reminds me of someone frumpy I know
Felicity - bit ditzy
Jemima - puddleduck
Pippa / Phillippa - too horsey
Brona - like
Emmeline - like
Cassandra - like
Petra - reminds me of petulant
Cora - like but also sounds like an old American grannie
Coraline - love but would it annoy you being mixed up with Caroline?
Alexia - posh
Linnea - sounds a bit sci-fi / maths-ish

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