Opinions on girls' shortlist please!

(16 Posts)
Tattyjet Tue 28-Jun-16 20:03:33

I know I asked for comments on a few of these a while back, but list has grown rather than shortened as time goes on! Help me whittle it down. What name would you a) put at the top b) strike off! Thanks.

Lucy
Naomi
Rose
Isobel
Eve
Chloe
Iris
Freya
Fern
Coral
Coralie
Holly
Poppy
Rowan
Iona
Miranda

petitdonkey Tue 28-Jun-16 20:07:07

I think that your whole list is lovely but it depends if being uncommon is important to you? I teach and have three children so a fairly good idea of what is popular at the moment (SE)

So, my top five would be:

Naomi (although I never know whether to say Nigh or Nay)
Miranda
Lucy
Coralie (although I am not totally convinced)
Rose

petitdonkey Tue 28-Jun-16 20:08:49

For me, at the moment, I would rule out Isobel, Eve, Chloe, Iris, Freya, Holly and Poppy as just being too popular. (and I say that having been oh so original naming my 2006 baby Ava!)

Quercus3 Tue 28-Jun-16 20:11:23

Fern, Coral, Holly and Rowan all beautiful! Lovely choices smile

Quercus3 Tue 28-Jun-16 20:11:55

Oh and Rose too!

Tattyjet Tue 28-Jun-16 20:17:23

Thanks petitdonkey. It's good to know what's popular as sometimes it can pass you by! On that note, I suppose we're looking for something not so popular that there are 4 in her class, but not so unusual as to require explanation/comment. Fern and Coralie are probably out for that reason, just couldn't resist keeping them on the list! Thanks again x

Tattyjet Tue 28-Jun-16 20:19:28

Thanks Quercus. Glad you like Fern too!

Alex83 Tue 28-Jun-16 20:26:41

Lovely names. My favourites are:
Chloe
Fern
Rose

Not keen on Coral/Coralie

NikiSaintPhalle Tue 28-Jun-16 20:26:57

I agree with petitdonkey on the very popular names, if that's something that concerns you. I don't think Fern or Coralie are remotely way out or in need of comment or explanation. Coralie is much the nicest name on your list. I think Chloe has a dated, rather 1990s ring to it these days, and Fern is grandmotherly in a non-chic 'nice talc set for Christmas' way. I would put Coralie, Rowan and Miranda on top.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 28-Jun-16 20:32:28

Love. In order.
Chloe
Poppy
Naomi
Isobel
Holly
Rose.
Iona.
Miranda

Not keen on

Iris
Rowan
Coralie
Fern
Eve.

Top name. Chloe, quite unusual now.
Strike off. Rowan.

RaeSkywalker Tue 28-Jun-16 20:38:55

I like:
Lucy
Rose
Isobel
Chloe
Iris
Freya (very popular around here though)
Coralie
Rowan
Iona

I don't like:
Miranda
Holly (pretty but meh)
Poppy (see above)
Coral
Fern
Eve
Naomi

Dontrocktheboat Tue 28-Jun-16 20:41:02

I like Naomi, Iris, Rowan and Iona.

The others are really popular other than Coral Coralie, Fern and Miranda which I don't really like.

I would avoid a popular name too, having given my 8 year old one that is now insanely popular'

finova Tue 28-Jun-16 21:43:45

Lucy ok
Naomi not that keen
*Rose like
*Isobel like
Eve ok
Chloe not that keen
**Iris love
*Freya like
**Fern love
Coral ok
Coralie ok
*Holly like
Poppy ok
Rowan ok
**Iona love
*Miranda like

Tattyjet Wed 29-Jun-16 21:15:19

Thanks everyone - good to hear your thoughts x

Vixxfacee Wed 29-Jun-16 21:19:41

Eve at the top
Miranda cross off

Elizabeth09 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:43:36

Top names:
- Lucy
- Naomi (be aware that she'll probably get nome (gnome) or nomie for short, though)
- Chloe
- Poppy
- Rose

Cross off:
- Isobel
- Eve
- Fern
- Coral
- Iona

Also, possibly cross of Miranda because of the horrible nicknames (Randy?). I like the full name, but the nicknames are... not great.

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