Final 5!

(17 Posts)
ClareMandy Fri 11-Apr-14 18:02:46

Helena
Penelope
Katherine/Kate nn (not 100% sure on spelling DH prefers with a C)
Bryony
Rosanna/Rosie

Any other suggestions would be welcomed also smile

SS3J Fri 11-Apr-14 18:27:12

My choice would be Helena or Bryony, but I would spell it Briony personally. They are both lovely names. Katherine and Rosie are nice but a bit dull imo. Penelope I think is just hideous (although obviously lots of people love it!)

Orangeisthenewbanana Fri 11-Apr-14 18:42:49

Bryony/Briony then Helena

HyvaPaiva Fri 11-Apr-14 18:44:28

Helena

telsa Fri 11-Apr-14 18:54:59

Bryony or Penelope

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 11-Apr-14 18:59:48

Helena

BobaFetaCheese Fri 11-Apr-14 19:02:00

Helena or Katherine (I prefer K, DH prefers C here too).

Penelope makes me think of the (not very well known) Christian Ricci Pig nose girl movie.

Delphiniumsblue Fri 11-Apr-14 19:04:18

I like them all! Katherine best.

MissSmiley Fri 11-Apr-14 19:29:12

You obviously didn't have unambiguous spelling on your list of criteria. All lovely but a PITA with regards to spelling.
Helena
Elena
Eleanor
She'll be Helena with an H
Or Catherine with a C
Sorry. I'd go for Rosie.

DiamondsAndRust Fri 11-Apr-14 19:33:29

What a lovely shortlist! Personally I'd narrow it down to Helena, Katherine or Rosanna. Would probably go with Helena, just because Katherine is a bit plain for me, and while I love Rosanna I'm not a fan of Rosie.

Maybe Helena Katherine? (I prefer the K spelling)

Polonius Fri 11-Apr-14 19:52:24

Catherine with a C! Can still use Kate as a nickname. Is very elegant.

CPtart Fri 11-Apr-14 20:29:30

Helena or Catherine with a C.
Definitely not Rosie.

Oubliette0292 Fri 11-Apr-14 20:36:20

Helena is lovely.

mathanxiety Fri 11-Apr-14 20:39:41

Helena

MincingOnBy Fri 11-Apr-14 20:42:14

Helena but only if Helen-a not Hel-AY-an

magentasurprise Sat 12-Apr-14 08:22:31

All lovely choices.
Helena and Penelope are my favourites.

I really like Katherine too. I prefer it as Catherine personally.

ClareBell08 Sat 12-Apr-14 12:13:27

Thanks everyone! DH and I have narrowed down to either Helena or Bryony as first name, with Katherine or Kate as mn (probably kate as it goes better with surname!)

And yes it would be said Helen-a not he-lay-Na. I once worked with the latter and people never got the pronunciation right and I could always see the frustration!

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