Margot, Evelyn, Lainey or Nina?

(71 Posts)
SummerMonths Fri 29-Jan-16 14:49:52

Just that really.... How would you rank these names?

Sophronia Fri 29-Jan-16 14:57:50

Nina
Margot
Evelyn
Lainey

Nina is my favourite, and Margot and Evelyn are ok. Not so keen on Lainey, it sounds like it would be better as a nickname.

tinofbiscuits Fri 29-Jan-16 15:00:45

Nina
Evelyn
Lainey
Margot

sootica Fri 29-Jan-16 15:02:17

I LOVE Lainey

Evelyn
Margot/Nina / not keen on either - both hard names to me

GingerNutRiskIt Fri 29-Jan-16 15:02:40

Evelyn
Margot
Lainey
Nina

CruCru Fri 29-Jan-16 15:18:37

Margot
Nina
Evelyn
Lainey

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 29-Jan-16 15:35:04

Nina
Margot
Evelyn

Most other names except maybe elliiie-maiiiiii





Lainey

Provencalroseparadox Fri 29-Jan-16 15:35:45

Margot
Evelyn
Nina
Lanier

QuietWhenReading Fri 29-Jan-16 15:36:44

The other names are lovely, but I really don't like Lainey at all.

JingsAndCrivens Fri 29-Jan-16 15:39:20

Margot
Lainey
Evelyn
Nina

OP Lainey is most un-Mumsnet, so prepare for horrified reactions to it. I quite like it though!

NotJanine Fri 29-Jan-16 15:46:12

Is Lainey an actual name? It sounds like a nickname for Elaine.

SummerMonths Fri 29-Jan-16 16:10:10

Lainey, is my husband's grandmother's name and she recently passed away. It's not my favourite name but she was a fabulous woman.

SummerMonths Fri 29-Jan-16 16:10:32

Oops, stray comma there

AnnaT45 Fri 29-Jan-16 16:13:10

I love margot and lainey! I personally think go for names you like not other people. You're the one who will be saying it forever smile

Herrerarerra Fri 29-Jan-16 16:15:47

Nina is fab!!
Lainey (I know a lovely Elaine who prefers to be called Lainey)
Evelyn

Margot is not nice at all.

SummerMonths Fri 29-Jan-16 16:17:32

I personally love Matila but DH doesn't.

My second favourite is Nina.

DH really wants Lainey to honour his grandmother. It does not fit with the names of our other children but I can see why he wants it.

Pixilicious Fri 29-Jan-16 16:17:38

Margot
Evelyn
Nina
Lainey (is this a name??)

Angeladelight Fri 29-Jan-16 16:26:39

Margot
Nina
Evelyn
Lainey

I don't think Lainey is awful at all but the over names are much nicer. I think Margot may be a bit more unusual too smile

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 29-Jan-16 17:01:04

Nina Lainey surname then smile

QuietWhenReading Fri 29-Jan-16 17:04:05

Ah, that makes a difference then (I admit that I am biased against the name by a dreadful Lainey at school)

How about Nina Laine? That sounds quite nice.

DontKillMyVibe Fri 29-Jan-16 17:33:50

Perhaps Lainey as a middle name to honour grandmother rather than as a first name?

HortonWho Fri 29-Jan-16 17:38:27

Lainey is a nickname for Helena. (Or Hellleeiiiiina as some pronounce with American accent) It's the americanised version of the diminutive Leni and Heleni ( in German and Slavic languages but in English, it sound more like the boys' name Lenny).

NotJanine Fri 29-Jan-16 17:40:32

Did his GM have a middle name that you prefer? Or would her maiden name work as a first name?

StayGoldPonyBoy Fri 29-Jan-16 17:43:57

I love Nina and Margot.

Evelyn I don't mind but I really don't like Lainey. My cousin went to school with twins called Lenny and Lainey. I think the combo has put me off both names!

SummerMonths Fri 29-Jan-16 17:47:42

The grandmother's middle name was Alice which is already one of our older daughter's names. Although we didn't consciously name Alice after her great grandmother.

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