Choosing between these 3 names....

(39 Posts)
Gemmy1983 Thu 07-Apr-16 21:15:14

Hi ladies,

first baby, a little girl, is due next week. Would love to know your opinions on the below names and what is your favourite.

1. Freya
2. Holly
3. Eve

Thanks!

Itinerary Thu 07-Apr-16 21:19:44

Holly is a lovely name and underused. Eve is a great name too but very popular along with Ava, Evie and Eva. Sorry but I don't like Freya.

BikeRunSki Thu 07-Apr-16 21:22:30

All very popular, especially Eve. I like Freya best.

MrsBungle Thu 07-Apr-16 21:24:23

Holly.

marmitecrumpets Thu 07-Apr-16 21:25:49

Holly

peachypips Thu 07-Apr-16 21:27:06

Holly. Other two (particularly Eve) are very popular.
Holly Evelyn?

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 07-Apr-16 21:28:00

Freya, but cos I like Frey, people will shorten names. My dd1 has hers shortened to a perfectly acceptable name by her friends but I personally hate it.

DurhamDurham Thu 07-Apr-16 21:29:51

They're all quite popular, I know lots of Hollys but they are all lovely too. If I had to choose I'd choose Eve ( but would prefer Eva or Ava )

peachypips Thu 07-Apr-16 21:30:32

Holly Evangeline?

PotteringAlong Thu 07-Apr-16 21:30:49

Holly!

KP86 Thu 07-Apr-16 21:32:59

Of those three, Freya is my favourite but I also don't mind Holly.

I would pick Lucy over Holly (for some reason they are linked in my head).

Not a fan of Eve.

Gemmy1983 Thu 07-Apr-16 21:33:33

So holly seems the fave so far.

Middle name is Marie for family reasons.

OvO Thu 07-Apr-16 21:37:14

Freya

My DS3 would have been a Freya.

Holly and Eve are nice too though. There are a lot of Eva's and Ava's around so an Eve would maybe get lost amongst them all.

mrsschu Thu 07-Apr-16 21:38:40

Eve is my favourite by far, although Eva is nicer again. Funnily I know only one child Eva and no Eve's (apart from one who's about 35). I know quite a lot of Holly's and a few Freya's as well. Freya is my least favourite, it will date very quickly. I've never come across anyone over 5 called Freya.

Undercooked Thu 07-Apr-16 21:43:14

MrsS, my best friend at school was Freya, I am nearly 40! I also know an 18 year old and a 9 year old Freya. It's a name that's been popular quite a while.

I like Eve best but it is v v popular.

mydogeatsnutstoo Thu 07-Apr-16 22:12:12

Freya and Eve are nice but v popular.

Holly is a bit meh

None are very exciting to be honest - what about Frieda/ Freda, similar to Freya but a bit different.

Soapmaker34 Thu 07-Apr-16 22:14:36

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StuckMelia Thu 07-Apr-16 22:20:38

I'll go with Eve.

Sophronia Thu 07-Apr-16 22:51:40

Freya

Salfordlass Thu 07-Apr-16 23:02:52

Freya is the Norse goddess of love and 25th most popular name in Britain apparantly. I always imagine a blonde, blue eyed girl suits this name as its Scandinavian. Not as keen on eve (sounds too much like evil, silly i know) and is very popular along with holly although I think there's more likely more hollys aged around 10-12 as its a bit ten years ago isn't it? More suited to someone born at xmas ( maybe I'm being daft tho, I always associate names with something else) I think Freya my fave.

HeteronormativeHaybales Thu 07-Apr-16 23:07:18

I like Holly best, but think it's the wrong season. How about Flora - lovely name for the spring.

Freya and Eve will date, badly, although I do think Eve Marie is cool.

Sgoinneal Thu 07-Apr-16 23:09:58

Like Freya and Eve.

Salfordlass Thu 07-Apr-16 23:10:20

I like flora but unfortunately it's also the name of a cheap sandwich spread. It would put me off (see, name association I can't help it)

Salfordlass Thu 07-Apr-16 23:12:16

I love the name iris, I had it as my top three for one of my ds's but my dp hated it(he disliked iris Murdoch) and irises are such beautiful, unusual flowers. I still regret not using it as its quite unusual.

Salfordlass Thu 07-Apr-16 23:14:08

I also love Edith, shortened to edie, It's such a cool name I think (edith Piaf, Edie sedgewick, Edith bowman - all pretty cool chicks)

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