Help!! This is SO hard!

(25 Posts)
TLHW Tue 29-Jul-14 23:23:40

When we had our son (Hugo), we were 100% sure about his name. Our parents chipped in suggesting they weren't big fans of the name and we didn't care... That was his name!

We're now pregnant with a little girl and we just can't decide on a name. We're really struggling!!! We like short, classic names that are unlikely to be abbreviated... Names that are sweet for a little girl but also suitable for the Boardroom (!)... so to speak.

So, we've decided to put the current top 2 to a vote! Any other ideas welcome!

Ava
Ella

Thank you in advance!

Xx

Sophronia Tue 29-Jul-14 23:32:53

Ava. E names are so popular at the moment.

Nunyabiz Tue 29-Jul-14 23:34:00

Nice but really quite popular at the moment. I personally feel that Ella has had it's day and I know about 6 Ava's my DD1's age (3) along with Eva, Evie, Edith, Edie, Ivy etc. sorry if I'm making your decision harder. Although any names I suggest might be the same, but may not be as commonly used.
What about Hannah? or Annie?
Btw Hugo is a fab name smile

Needalittleadvice Tue 29-Jul-14 23:34:56

I prefer Ava, and offer Thea as an idea! Just thought Hugo and Thea sounded nice together!

Sophronia Tue 29-Jul-14 23:36:17

Other ideas...

Isla
Lara
Willa
Ada
Mila
Anna
Clara
Alba
Nina
Rosa
Cora
Thea
Carla
Emma
Mara
Eva
Lila
Maia
Alma
Zara

MsBug Tue 29-Jul-14 23:36:29

These two are nice but very popular.

How about:

Alice
Jean/Jane
Mary
Anna
Emma

Harriet is nice for with Hugo?

Hatty as a cute toddler graduating to Harriet as she grows.

Or Gillian? Jilly to Gillian to Jill

MsVenus Tue 29-Jul-14 23:37:58

Hugo and Anna go together.

I know a few Ava's and Ella's atm, very popular round my area.

Pandora37 Wed 30-Jul-14 06:40:37

They're both nice but I think I prefer Ella.

Some other ideas:
Grace
Lucy
Freya
Nancy
Anya
Kiera
Violet
Rachel
Cara
Kate
Chloe
Phoebe
Laura
Zoe
Erin
Eliza
Amy
Leah
Elise
Niamh
Martha
Esther

charlyn Wed 30-Jul-14 09:15:00

Sorry they are nice names but a bit bland and don't match up to Hugo which is a great name.
How about..

Iris
Lyra
Rose
Beth
Pearl
Alice
Maura
Hazel
Greta
Mabel

Pandora37 Wed 30-Jul-14 09:26:46

Oooh Iris is a great suggestion charlyn, Hugo and Iris sounds fab!

Surfsup1 Wed 30-Jul-14 11:26:47

Sara
Clara
Tara
Ivy
Mia

Coconutty Wed 30-Jul-14 11:31:59

Not a fan of Ella or Evie but do like Ava.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 30-Jul-14 11:32:09

Ava and Ella are massively popular at the moment. Not trying to deter you at all, just Hugo is less common (popular common rather than naff common if that makes sense) so id be surprised to see a pair named Hugo and Ella/Ava

Someone aboves suggestion of Nancy is lovely and seems to sit well next to Hugo.

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 30-Jul-14 11:34:11

Like both, but what about Alice? That is lovely and goes beautifully with Hugo.

I vote Ava.

ButterflyOfFreedom Wed 30-Jul-14 13:22:45

Ava and Ella are both lovely, Ava gets my vote though!

Other suggestions (sorry for any repeats):
Freya
Anya
Seren
Janie
Lily
Clara
Maya
Nicole
Flora
Scarlett
Clover
Orla

Felyne Wed 30-Jul-14 13:28:42

Ayla?

Felyne Wed 30-Jul-14 13:29:24

Love Hugo btw

ataposaurus Wed 30-Jul-14 21:23:28

They are both a bit meh compared to Hugo - both v popular and have been for ages.

How about
Ada (was my choice for girl but had a boy!)
Stella
Iris
Iona

lostlalaloopsy Thu 31-Jul-14 08:39:14

I have an Ava, so I'm a bit biased! I keep hearing it's popular but she's 5 now and we have yet to meet another one.

lostlalaloopsy Thu 31-Jul-14 08:42:12

I have an Ava, so I'm a bit biased! I keep hearing it's popular but she's 5 now and we have yet to meet another one.

birdofthenorth Fri 01-Aug-14 00:03:42

Ava is beautiful but it is THE MOST popular name among by DD's friends (3&4 year olds) by a mile. Literally a quarter of all the little girls we know seem to be called Ava! Just written party invites to Ava A, Ava C, Ava E, Ava H, Ava St & Ava Sch! So Ella gets my vote, although that may be as popular in other areas (I'm NW).

50shadesofknackered Fri 01-Aug-14 01:00:51

I have an Ava and we havn't met any other Ava's yet and mine is nearly 5. It's a beautiful name. Ella is also lovely and was on our list for dd.

Harrin Fri 01-Aug-14 13:52:58

Both lovely names. I think Lydia is nice with Hugo

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