Amy, Abigail or Gemma?

(54 Posts)
economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 19:48:42

Opinions, please!

Would most likely have middle name of Cerys.

Sootica Fri 02-Sep-16 19:49:32

In order of preference

Abigail
Gemma
Amy

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 02-Sep-16 20:18:31

Gemma. Chavvy, sorry
Amy. Is beautiful very pretty and elegant
Abigail is okay, but. Do you like Abbie, because. That is what she'll probably be known.

DramaAlpaca Fri 02-Sep-16 20:20:31

Amy is my favourite & would be great with Cerys.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 02-Sep-16 20:25:16

I prefer Abigail to the other two and love Abigail Cerys

Amy is pretty but has been a bit overused for the past 30 or so years

I like Gemma but think it's a name that suits a child better than an adult

NoCapes Fri 02-Sep-16 20:27:38

Abigail by a mile

economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 20:28:13

Thanks! I like Gemma but did wonder if people thought it chavvy...just threw it into the mix this evening and to my surprise my husband really likes it! I don't know any baby Gemmas and not really sure whether it's a bit 80s!

Abi/Abbie and Amy I really like.

I want to use all the names!

She would be sister to a Matthew and Lucy, and thinking about it Amy or Abigail may flow better.

Giratina Fri 02-Sep-16 20:28:21

Abigail. I love Abby for little girls.

Daytona79 Fri 02-Sep-16 20:29:46

I like just Gail

Do you like that.?

NoCapes Fri 02-Sep-16 20:31:00

I really don't like Amy, it's just a bit blah to me

MrsJoeyMaynard Fri 02-Sep-16 20:35:20

I like Amy best.

Gemma feels very 80's to me, I think all the Gemma's I've met would be from around that decade.

economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 20:40:46

Oh, not Gail. Would people shorten it to that?!

Daytona79 Fri 02-Sep-16 20:42:56

Yeah Abigail is often shortened to Abi or Gail

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 02-Sep-16 20:47:27

I don't know any Abigails that are known as Gail
Agree that's it's likely to get shortened to Abi though

economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 20:49:02

Hmm. Food for thought. Thanks!

Daytona79 Fri 02-Sep-16 20:56:48

Im a Abigail shortened to Gail grin

I've a friend wth a 6 year old the same and at my sons nursery in his class there is a little 2 year old girl shortened to Gail

I've another friend who is shortened to Abi.

Lottielou272 Fri 02-Sep-16 21:01:56

I have an Abigail so I'm biased. We liked Abi as a shortened version from the start.

EggbertHeartsTina Fri 02-Sep-16 21:04:44

I'm a Gemma from the 80s. I'm not a chav confused

Nonameyet1 Fri 02-Sep-16 21:06:05

Abigail and Amy are lovely.

Gemma is ok.

economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 21:06:23

Don't mean to offend any Gails, sorry! Just don't think of it as a little girl's name. But I'm hoping people would follow our lead when it comes to any shortening of the name.

I don't know any Abigails or Amys (know shed loads of Isabel/Isabellas, Olivias, Amelias etc), so like the fact they're not really popular (in our area, at least). We really want a name that will see them through life (ie can be cute as a child but also sensible when they become a real life grown up).

We were discussing it over dinner and just couldn't reach a decision, so I said I'd ask the MN collective to critique. He is somewhat baffled!

villainousbroodmare Fri 02-Sep-16 21:09:38

I like Cerys better than the others. Out of the three you've listed, Abigail is my favourite and Gemma least favourite.

Sadik Fri 02-Sep-16 21:10:50

I'd choose Gemma - I know three (aged 20ish - 50ish) and they are all three lovely, which biases me in favour. But as well as that I think it's a good strong name for a girl/woman, and will stand out among the sea of Daisy/Poppy/Evies.
Abigail would be 2nd place for me, Amy - ok but I'd be not so keen, mainly because it seems a lot more commonly used right now.

economymode Fri 02-Sep-16 21:14:46

I like Cerys, too. But husband not keen on it as a first name (other children have Welsh middle names so I guess he wants to keep to the pattern). Also like Olwyn, but I think that's a non-starter.

Should probably do something else now, but interesting to hear all opinions, so keep them coming. I'm reading them, even if I don't reply!

Surf25 Fri 02-Sep-16 21:21:14

Abigail. It means fathers joy which I also like. Goes well with cerys too. I also like Abi/Abbie but not Gail, I have to say I know no Gails under 40! Any Abigail I know is either her full name or Abbie. Olwyn is lovely too, but you said that's a nonstarter so that is probably no help to you!!

QueenLizIII Fri 02-Sep-16 21:25:13

Abigail is terrible. Sorry.

Reads A-big-ail and reminds me of Abigail Williams from the Crucible: Salem Witch trials.

Amy is cute on a little girl.

Not fond of Gemma.

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