Down to three! Help please

(94 Posts)
BlackberryandNettle Fri 14-Mar-14 21:22:50

Just been out with dh discussing name options for baby due next week.

We have settled on a boys name and backup but finding girls much harder - down to three.

They are:

Lara
Anna
Cordelia

Which would you pick? I'm a little worried Cordelia is a mouthful with our surname but dh is quite keen on it.

Any middle name suggestions welcome too!

littlebluedog12 Fri 14-Mar-14 21:25:33

Love Lara and Anna, not so keen on Cordelia. How about Elizabeth as a middle name?

I like Lara, would you use Georgina as a middle name?

ThursdayLast Fri 14-Mar-14 21:27:53

I like them all, but Anna is on my list (imaginary smile) so I'd say it's my fave

Boulders Fri 14-Mar-14 21:29:45

Lara is very nice. Have a 6 yr old and 3 yr old and don't know any.

BlackberryandNettle Fri 14-Mar-14 21:39:09

Thanks. We like all 3 so it is tricky. I do really like Elizabeth but my closest friend has wanted for years to use the name so I'm avoiding it. Georgina's nice, will mull it over...

alita7 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:04:07

Cordelia individual and pretty smile

Ikeameatballs Fri 14-Mar-14 22:05:32

I like Cordelia, nn Cordie? But Lara and Anna won't get shortened.

britney92 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:06:43

Anna

HyvaPaiva Fri 14-Mar-14 22:06:44

Lara

stingaling Fri 14-Mar-14 22:08:52

Love Lara.

Migsy1 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:09:19

Cordelia

Willabywallaby Fri 14-Mar-14 22:10:29

Like Cordelia best, easy to shorten to Delia if too much of a mouthful. I really like Celia.

Next fave is Anna.

But like them all.

DramaAlpaca Fri 14-Mar-14 22:11:14

I love them all, so I'm no help but I like your taste in names smile

If you were to use Elizabeth as a middle name it surely wouldn't upset your friend? It would be different if you used it as a first name.

Viviennemary Fri 14-Mar-14 22:13:13

I like Cordelia best. Not keen on Lara. Anna is OK.

Nocomet Fri 14-Mar-14 22:13:28

Lara
Anna is dull
Cordelia is a mouthful. I like Celia too

CountingStars Fri 14-Mar-14 22:15:38

I'd say Lara.

doireallywant3 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:23:50

I love Cordelia, was one of our fave names (I would have hoped for Cordy rather than Delia as a shortening), my DH loved king lear. my goddaughter is Lara and I prefer that
Anna is classic lovely and classy, but dull, sorry. FYI I called mine Sophia (greek for wisdom), fifi for short (after my fave childhood doll).

mummeeee Fri 14-Mar-14 22:31:49

I like all, but particularly Anna. Our dd is Anna & I am very happy we chose it.

Can I please ask what your boy's name is? Our dc3 is due in 2 weeks and we're not completely decided on a boy's name. Since you are considering Anna & we have an Anna I think we might also like your boys name choice.

RiverTam Fri 14-Mar-14 22:34:43

Anna
Cordelia (though hate Cordy, what's the matter with just Cordelia? MN never seems to be able to cope with long names, don't understand it)

don't really like Lara.

Auntimatter Fri 14-Mar-14 22:35:02

Surely she has to be Anne Cordelia?

<Anne of Green Gables>

Auntimatter Fri 14-Mar-14 22:35:32

And I agree with RiverTam - shortenings are horrible.

GimmeDaBoobehz Fri 14-Mar-14 23:01:25

Anna or Cordelia.

BlackeyedSusan Fri 14-Mar-14 23:07:34

using elizabeth as a middle name will not upset your friend. anyway I bet your friend is not going to be around for the next 80 years or so that your daughter will have the name.

Lara cordelia! And get a cat to call anna?!

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