Can you rate these girls names please?

(27 Posts)
Layl77 Fri 10-May-13 11:01:50

Trying to decide on a nice not too girly & not over popular name. Have a boys name I think!
Other dd name ends with -a so dont want two if I can help it...
Cleo
Penelope nn penny
Anais
Ines
Maya
Nina

Any other suggestions would be great especially -y or -ie names but not nicknames ie Molly, poppy, Minnie etc!

iseenodust Fri 10-May-13 11:09:23

Of the list like Penelope best.

Considered Haydn ?

Layl77 Fri 10-May-13 11:19:41

Thanks, not fussed on Haydn

JojoMags Fri 10-May-13 11:23:06

Esme? Iris? Zoe?

I like your list. Anais is my favourite followed by Penelope and Ines. Prefer Chloe to Cleo which sounds like it should be a nn.

MadBusLady Fri 10-May-13 11:25:58

Nina, Cleo and Anais joint first for me. Ines and Maya slightly behind. Penelope a long way down (irrational dislike of Penny).

Clemency
Rosalie
Coralie
Persephone
Liberty

Decoy Fri 10-May-13 11:29:00

Bethany
Chloe
Harriet
Nicole
Ivy
Juliet
Ruby
Rowan
Seren
Louise
Coralie
Holly
Emily
Felicity
Natalie

mummybare Fri 10-May-13 11:31:47

Love Penelope, Maya and Nina. Cleo is also nice, but sounds a little 'nicknamey'. I still like it though.

But don't choose Penelope, I want it for yet-to-be-conceived DD2!

Layl77 Fri 10-May-13 11:39:47

I went off Anais when pregnant last time as people kept telling me it's too close to anus?!! Love it though

Anais, Maya and Nina are my favourites on your list.

I like Penelope although I'm not sure if its going to get really popular/have certain associations after the Kardashian usage.

Not a fan of Cleo, makes me think of the car.

Lois is similar to others on your list.

Y/IE names could be (also Poppy isn't a nickname):

Nancy
Audrey
Jessamy
Casey
Ivy
Darcy
Rosalie
Carey
Sydney/Sidonie
Cicely/Sisley
Emily/Amelie
Sadie
Hadley
Hayley
Brady
Holly
Lucy
Lacey
Sigourney
Tierney
Libby/Liberty
Marnie
Paisley
Bryony
Brie/Bree
Phoebe
Whitney

Can't think of anymore right now.

TalkUsernameYoudLike Fri 10-May-13 15:02:53

Penelope is the best. I don't like nn Penny though.

JojoMags Fri 10-May-13 15:20:02

Leah?

OP - would never look at Anais and think anus!!

Natty4 Fri 10-May-13 15:24:16

I love Anais but have to say I also think Anus so wouldn't call my child this.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 10-May-13 15:33:04

Anais (how do I put double dots over the i?) is lovely - haven't heard that put forward for ages.

Then Penelope + Cleo.
Nina is my next from your list.
Familiar with Ines but prefer Portuguese spelling, Inez.

TenthMuse Fri 10-May-13 19:57:18

Nice list. Faves are Cleo (but prefer Clio) and Nina. Can't say I dislike any of them.

Xanthe
Elsie
Elodie
Carrie
Poppy
Hadley
Verity
Ivy
Heidi
Naomi
Merryn
Meredith
Honor

ChasingStaplers Fri 10-May-13 20:05:01

Penelope is lovely.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 10-May-13 20:11:54

Like Anais and Penelope best.

Elodie
Elowen
Felicity
Frances
Audrey
Louise
Iris
Ottilie
Imogen
Jasmine
Miriam
Natalie
Madeline
Autumn
Keeley
Harriet
Constance
Josephine
Harmony
Renee
Juliet

meryb100 Fri 10-May-13 20:20:51

i love Nina and Cleo smile

Layl77 Fri 10-May-13 20:32:26

I love otillie but still not sure how to pronounce correctly, also dds name is in one of these lists!
I like Remy too but not sure if its edging on chavvy?!

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 10-May-13 20:35:03

I adore Penelope but dislike Penny.

The others are all nice but it'd be Penelope for me grin

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 10-May-13 20:35:58

X post with Talk wink

Layl77 Fri 10-May-13 20:43:43

Sorry I'm new to this what does x post with talk mean ?

FossilMum Fri 10-May-13 20:50:11

Love Maya; Cleo is nice too

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 10-May-13 22:04:54

Lay- I cross posted with another poster (Talk). Basically, I posted pretty much the same comment wink

IEatCakeInBed Fri 10-May-13 22:11:05

Anais is lovely.

Romily?

sleepingbeautiful Fri 10-May-13 22:31:07

Layl77, I would pronounce Ottilie like this: O-till-ee (with the O short like in 'hot').
DH's cousin's little girl is called this and that's how their family pronounce it - comes from their French Canadian grandmother.

Layl77 Sat 11-May-13 07:21:11

Thanks, it's lovely will have to keep saying it to myself and convince dh!

Secondme Sat 11-May-13 14:06:09

Favourite out of yours is Nina but how would you pronounce it? My friend was a Nih-na but everyone said it Nee-Na.

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