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Girls names - what do you think of these?

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Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 14:22:03

Tess
Eden
Juno
Kristen

Trying to avoid names that are too popular, or that end in an 'ie' or 'er' sound. Common surname, so want a first name that is unusual but not laughable. Would welcome your thoughts!

Spaghettinetti Thu 31-Oct-13 12:33:58

Kristen is be becoming very popular because of Kristen. Stewart...Juno is nice as are the other names on your list! :-)

My plate the were sure that I was going to be called Charlotte, but when I appeared I didn't look like a Charlotte, so they had to think of something else pretty sharpish!

BlackholesAndRevelations Thu 31-Oct-13 05:36:35

Juno= pregnant teenager to me! feels like tempting fate... I'd like it otherwise! grin

sashh Wed 30-Oct-13 12:39:11

Juno always sounds to me like a satellite, sorry.

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:17:29

I really love the name Emma too, simple, classic and beautiful.

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:16:58

Juliet is beautiful and classic

JemR234 Wed 30-Oct-13 12:13:54

I know a Juliet with nn Jude

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:11:52

I'm not meaning to be unkind, just giving an accurate description.

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:10:56

My dd knows an Eden and she is an entitled little madam totally enabled by her mum who is convinced and has convinced Eden that she's going to be the most famous, talented, beautiful model/singer/actress/performer ever to grace the planet. It's really cringey because her mum is always uploading modelling portfolio type photos of Eden to her fb page and Eden is very plain looking.

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 11:20:36

I think it does, I know an adult Eden and they are very much like that.

diddl Wed 30-Oct-13 10:42:55

Blimey.

I thought that that came from knowing a person & how they are !

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 10:35:24

entitled - kind look at me, how special I am, the world owes me a living kind of thing.

Coupon Wed 30-Oct-13 10:24:57

Kristen is nice, and unusual.

NotYoMomma Wed 30-Oct-13 10:17:49

Eden is my favourite name ever

also like tess

dislike the rest

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:43:05

I vote for Tess. Timeless and suits all ages.

Eden is a bit...Katie Price-ish, sorry.
Juno is becoming popular with the yummy mummy brigade in my area.
Not keen on Kristen at all.

diddl Wed 30-Oct-13 08:27:17

"Eden is a bit entitled"

What does that even mean??

Entitled-a name-I've heard it all now.

I like Juno best & also prefer Kirsten to Kristen.

JulesJules Wed 30-Oct-13 08:26:30

Juliet is lovely.

I like Jules as well grin

Not Kristen - Twilight
Not Tess - Strictly
Don't like Eden, sorry

Love Juno

lottiegarbanzo Wed 30-Oct-13 08:12:15

Kristen does sound like an American made up name. Like Krista and Krystal.

Tess is lovely but usually a nn.

Juliet is lovely.

The others not my taste but nice names.

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 07:56:51

Tess is lovely, Eden is a bit entitled and a bit chavvy IMO, sorry. Juno is great for a boy but not for a girl, Kristen is nice enough but I prefer Tess.

BlackholesAndRevelations Wed 30-Oct-13 07:51:59

Isn't the twilight actress called kristen? Also wouldn't use it if a friend already had, though. Unless it's someone you rarely see who wouldn't mind?

How about Edith instead of Eden? My mind is totally not made up on this- can't decide if Edith is beautiful or hideous! grin I love Edie as a nickname though.

Tess- bit tragic- Tess of the D'Urbervilles sad

NadiaWadia Mon 28-Oct-13 16:40:55

I like Eden and think of it as a girls name. Tess is lovely, but I think it should be short for Teresa or Tessa.

But wouldn't use Kristen if my friend had already used it, tbh - a bit unimaginative and cheeky imho.

Juliet is nice but could well become Jules, especially once she's at school.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:28:27

Imo I would push for the Nn Etta if you wanted one. However I think Julie wild be the most common.

Like Tess and Kristen.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:27:16

I love Juliet. People will come up with nicknames whatever name you pick. I would just stand firm and always refer to her as Juliet grin

Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 15:03:46

Thanks everyone. I do mean Kristen, not Kirsten - a friend has a DD called Kristen and I've always liked it. No idea Eden was popular/chavvy. Would like to avoid names that end in an 'a' sound if possible, because of the surname - which rules out lots of nice ones.

What about Juliet? Would she end up being called Jules (which I hate)?

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