Help pick a name my daughter!!! Grrrrr.....

(39 Posts)
Babel1111 Sun 16-Jun-13 09:58:51

She is due in Oct and i can't decide sad it's my first baby and I didn't realise naming her would be so difficult. So far I have;


I've been playing with middle names too and at the moment have;

Heidi Kate
Fleur Autumn (OH favourite and has been since day 1)
Evie Fawn
Sadie Rose

I'm stuck! Which is your favourite? Opinions would be much appreciated!!

johnnycomelurky Sun 16-Jun-13 10:03:54

I really like Fleur and Sadie from your list though not keen on Rose for a middle name. If you like Autumn then Sadie Autumn is nice.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 16-Jun-13 10:04:25

Like frankie as nn for Francesca not sure about it as a full name Iyswim
I like Heidi I don't know any babies called Heidi its classic

AnotherLovelyCupOfTea Sun 16-Jun-13 10:14:53

Sadie is lovely and my favourite from your list.
I like Heidi too though, it's pretty and strong at the same time.
Actually I really like Amber too but it will be slagged off on mn. Frankie is yuck imo sorry. Fleur YAKKK sorry. Evie is pretty but there are a lot of them now.

PointeShoes Sun 16-Jun-13 10:15:35

I like Heidi , I would choose it for a future daughter but already have one in the family. I think it's very rare and lovely

lilibet Sun 16-Jun-13 10:29:50

I know one Heidi, she's in her fifties, is very lovely but is dark haired and quite large, if ever a name didn't suit a person it's her.

From your list I like Evie Kate. Good luck!

Aetae Sun 16-Jun-13 10:32:24

They're all a bit girly, iyswim. Do you want her to have a strong name? Because I don't think those are...

MagicBaguette Sun 16-Jun-13 10:36:09

I love Amber and Heidi

Babel1111 Sun 16-Jun-13 10:41:45

No I definitely prefer girly names to 'strong' names. I always thought my name was very un-feminine and didn't like it much. Thanks for your thoughts so far, much better than revealing my names to my thieving bunch of friends haha

bugsybill Sun 16-Jun-13 12:47:07

The only one I really don't like very much is Fleur, sorry, no reason just my opinion.

I particularly like Frankie, Sadie and Heidi.

I like Autumn, Rose and Fawn as middle names. Maybe you could use other 'nature' names as middle names as well. Like Pearl, Ruby, Silver, Willow, Clover, Violet, Dove, Ivy or Wren.

Anjou Sun 16-Jun-13 12:48:51

Congratulations Babel! Naming can be a little stressful (if the daddy is anything like my DH & hates all your suggestions but has none of his own grin), but is also loads of fun.

From your list I really like Heidi, Fleur, Amber & Sadie. They're to my taste (Frankie isn't just because of that song in the eighties, and Evie is nice but just too, too overused in my neck of the woods) but I also think they're strong, classic and suit from birth to old age. That's my tip tip by the way; try the following sentences with your choice of name to see if you can imagine using it for years to come... "This is my baby, xxx", "xxx, get down from there", "xxx, you're late for school", "xxx, get a job!" Worked for me!

Your middle names all go with your first names with perhaps the exception of Kate. You will get people on MN saying "oh not Rose again". It IS popular as a middle name but I guess that's because it's pretty and goes with everything. I think people are right when they say it'll be the 'Anne', 'Louise' or 'Jane' of our times though.

Sorry, I'm totally waffling. In short, I like the following combos (couple of suggestions tucked in there too) ..

Heidi Rose/Autumn
Sadie Rose/Fleur/Grey
Amber Rose
Fleur Sylvie
Sylvie Grey

Good luck! smile

ZolaBuddleia Sun 16-Jun-13 12:51:16

I like Sadie and Heidi very much.

smother Sun 16-Jun-13 13:11:22

I like Sadie, Amber and Heidi from your list, in that order....Every other girl is called Evie and Fleur is bleurgh! Frankie is great too but would be better as a nn - what about Frances, with the nn Frankie? I personally adore the name Frances but it may not be your cup of tea. good luck!

Layl77 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:20:18

I like Heidi & sadie

FetaCheeny Sun 16-Jun-13 13:46:12

Heidi - like
Fleur - hate, sounds like blurgh
Evie - too cutesy and popular
Amber - nice
Frankie - great as nn for Francesca, not as a standalone name as it wouldn't give her a feminine option.
Sadie - it's ok

Good luck!

mumbaisapphire Sun 16-Jun-13 14:09:07

Heidi, Evie, Amber and Sadie are nice. Another to consider if you like Sadie is Saskia. I like Francesca but not Frankie as a nn.

October is ages away so don't stress out. Keep adding/deleting from your short list and wait and see what she looks like when she arrives.

Googlella Sun 16-Jun-13 14:14:57

Fleur is beautiful. Simple, classy and not overused. I know one Fleur and she is delightful.

mrspaddy Sun 16-Jun-13 14:17:34

I like Evie the best but as said, it is very popular. I wouldn't be as keen on Amber or Frankie. I like Frances though.

Probably Sadie - Sadie Rose would be lovely.

Go with what you like yourself though. Best of luck..

Hardhaton Sun 16-Jun-13 14:27:51

I like autumn as a first name.

fussychica Sun 16-Jun-13 15:44:27

Fleur is good but not sure about it with Autumn as a middle name.
Bugsybill mentioned Dove as a idle name. I know an Eleanor Dove and thought it was the most beautiful pairing although she is lucky and Dove is her surname. Your surname is important in the name game as the whole lot needs to sound right.
Other names you might like
Alice May
Heidi May

Elquota Sun 16-Jun-13 17:07:10

Evie and Amber are both lovely names. Evie is very popular so I'd go for Amber.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 16-Jun-13 18:22:15

I like francesca autumn, very pretty and feminine but not overly girly

MortifiedAdams Sun 16-Jun-13 18:25:31

What about Flora rather than Fleur?

My favourite from your list is Heidi.

You know you still have a good few months though, right, no real rush. I was still leafong through the name books while in labour in the bath grin

I love Rose as a first name but a MN. Same with Jane. Love as a FN, dont like as a MN. What about Alice?

plieadianpony Sun 16-Jun-13 19:36:02

Frankie is a boys name. Short for Francesca perhaps?

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Jun-13 19:36:46

If Fleur Autumn is one of your choices, and is your OH's favourite, I would pick that.

Tickledyellow Sun 16-Jun-13 19:49:37

Heidi. Wonderful name!

MummyPig24 Sun 16-Jun-13 21:41:35

Frankie or Sadie. Great names, very cool!

Vijac Sun 16-Jun-13 21:48:15

Heidi. It's our fave girls name (got a boy). I like all the others too. Only Sadie feels too American to me. I think it's because I once learnt an American folk song that went -Sadie, Sadie, etc etc in junior school!

Babel1111 Mon 17-Jun-13 19:12:18

But fleur isn't easily pronounced... We live in the northeast and the accent is a bit funny; they say 'work' like 'where' with a k on the end. So fleur would become flare! Or worse, flewer which is the only reason why I haven't picked fleur already arghhhh. Also OH is being selfish by only suggesting fleur rather than giving me a couple of suggestions. He says he doesn't like a single other name!

Babel1111 Mon 17-Jun-13 19:13:06

Also I missed out the word 'for' when naming this thread, and this makes me sad sad

MoonHare Mon 17-Jun-13 22:30:27

Heidi - love it
Fleur - I know you don't want strong particularly but I think Fleur is weak, plus your point about the local accent (and I know the one you mean) is spot on, flare will not sound nice when shouted across the playground
Evie - Again weak and sooooo many, she will always be Evie 'last name initial'
Amber - Bit naff
Frankie - ditto
Sadie - ditto

Like Kate too - how about that as a first name?

There's plenty of time for DH to broaden his horizons name-wise, plus chances are he will willingly agree to whatever you suggest after you have just given birth.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 17-Jun-13 22:37:33

Heidi - like
Fleur - not a nice-sounding name to my ears - a bit like "er"
Evie - a nickname, prefer Elvie
Amber - OK
Frankie - nice, if short for Francesca
Sadie - it sounds quite "hard", and a bit like sadist

What about:


bugsybill Tue 18-Jun-13 00:00:30

Tell dh Fleur is off the list, don't settle on a name you don't like and if its his favourite and he thinks you sort of like it too, he won't be open to alternatives and he'll keep trying to convince you. Tell him you have considered it and you don't want to consider it anymore.

Does he know why he likes it? Is it the flower association? The one syllable? The very soft sound? The letter f? French? Get him to work out why he likes it.

Babel1111 Tue 18-Jun-13 00:03:14

Hmm so my little helpers are definitely feeling Heidi then! It's my parents' favourite so they'll be happy :p I do love Kate as a first name but OH massively vetoed it sad I thought it was rather timeless but he thinks its boring. His parents are really into in different names, like Storm and Luna. A bit too way out for me! Thanks for all your help guys x

Babel1111 Tue 18-Jun-13 08:11:32

Very good advice bugsy thank you!

strawberryswing Tue 18-Jun-13 14:57:05

I love Heidi. Really wanted this but dp said no.

Evie and Frankie I love as nicknames, especially frankie for francesca. Another beautiful name.

Amber and Sadie aren't to my taste but they're perfectly fine names. I irrationally dislike Fleur, its dreadful. Sorry blush

hurricanemum Sun 07-Jul-13 21:38:43

Heidi and Sadie without a doubt!


Don't like Sadie and hate Frankie, sorry.

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