Girls names - what do you think of these?

(38 Posts)
Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 14:22:03


Trying to avoid names that are too popular, or that end in an 'ie' or 'er' sound. Common surname, so want a first name that is unusual but not laughable. Would welcome your thoughts!

scarevola Mon 28-Oct-13 14:25:24

Tess - ok, but I see it as a very informal nn
Eden - boys name
Juno - lovely
Kristen - like

casacastille Mon 28-Oct-13 14:27:07

Tess I like as a diminutive (of Tessa, Theresa, Elizabeth.?) but I think it needs a long version

Eden and Juno no

Kristen is pretty

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Mon 28-Oct-13 14:28:55

Juno is lovely

littlegem12 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:31:46

I like them all except Kristen.
Love Juno

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:34:27

Eden is really popular here.
Juno just makes me think of the film.
Tess sounds like a cats name to me.

But if you love them you should go for what you like. We all have different opinions and I am just not keen on those names.

bootsycollins Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:07

Love them all except Eden.

Rtfairy Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:42

Like Eden and Juno, not so keen on the others

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:52

Like Tess, prefer Kirsten to Kristen, not keen in Juno, actively dislike Eden.

dyslexicdespot Mon 28-Oct-13 14:36:28

I like all of them although, as mentioned above, Tess is a nn. Theresa is lovely- why not go for that?

YDdraigGoch Mon 28-Oct-13 14:38:21

Tess - nice as a nn, but not a "proper" name. What about Tessa?
Eden - not keen - bit chavvy. I do know a baby girl Eden, but sounds like a boy's name to me too
Juno - nice - but a bit pretentious perhaps?
Kristen - do you mean Kirsten? I've never heard of Kristen. Will she for ever be saying "no, KRISTEN, not KIRSTEN"? I like Kirsten.

ben5 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:42:32

I like tess and Kirsten .

Littlecherublegs Mon 28-Oct-13 14:56:03

Tess - not keen, doesn't seem like a full name to me
Eden - don't like, a bit masculine sounding
Juno - don't like, just makes me think of the film every time I hear it!
Kristen - not keen either. Love Kirsten or Kirsty, and don't mind Krista or Kristina though.

Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 15:03:46

Thanks everyone. I do mean Kristen, not Kirsten - a friend has a DD called Kristen and I've always liked it. No idea Eden was popular/chavvy. Would like to avoid names that end in an 'a' sound if possible, because of the surname - which rules out lots of nice ones.

What about Juliet? Would she end up being called Jules (which I hate)?

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:27:16

I love Juliet. People will come up with nicknames whatever name you pick. I would just stand firm and always refer to her as Juliet grin

Like Tess and Kristen.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:28:27

Imo I would push for the Nn Etta if you wanted one. However I think Julie wild be the most common.

But wouldn't use Kristen if my friend had already used it, tbh - a bit unimaginative and cheeky imho.

Juliet is nice but could well become Jules, especially once she's at school.

NadiaWadia Mon 28-Oct-13 16:40:55

I like Eden and think of it as a girls name. Tess is lovely, but I think it should be short for Teresa or Tessa.

BlackholesAndRevelations Wed 30-Oct-13 07:51:59

Isn't the twilight actress called kristen? Also wouldn't use it if a friend already had, though. Unless it's someone you rarely see who wouldn't mind?

How about Edith instead of Eden? My mind is totally not made up on this- can't decide if Edith is beautiful or hideous! grin I love Edie as a nickname though.

Tess- bit tragic- Tess of the D'Urbervilles sad

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 07:56:51

Tess is lovely, Eden is a bit entitled and a bit chavvy IMO, sorry. Juno is great for a boy but not for a girl, Kristen is nice enough but I prefer Tess.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 30-Oct-13 08:12:15

Kristen does sound like an American made up name. Like Krista and Krystal.

Tess is lovely but usually a nn.

Juliet is lovely.

The others not my taste but nice names.

JulesJules Wed 30-Oct-13 08:26:30

Juliet is lovely.

I like Jules as well grin

Not Kristen - Twilight
Not Tess - Strictly
Don't like Eden, sorry

Love Juno

diddl Wed 30-Oct-13 08:27:17

"Eden is a bit entitled"

What does that even mean??

Entitled-a name-I've heard it all now.

I like Juno best & also prefer Kirsten to Kristen.

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:43:05

I vote for Tess. Timeless and suits all ages.

Eden is a bit...Katie Price-ish, sorry.
Juno is becoming popular with the yummy mummy brigade in my area.
Not keen on Kristen at all.

NotYoMomma Wed 30-Oct-13 10:17:49

Eden is my favourite name ever

also like tess

dislike the rest

Coupon Wed 30-Oct-13 10:24:57

Kristen is nice, and unusual.

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 10:35:24

entitled - kind look at me, how special I am, the world owes me a living kind of thing.

diddl Wed 30-Oct-13 10:42:55


I thought that that came from knowing a person & how they are !

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 11:20:36

I think it does, I know an adult Eden and they are very much like that.

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:10:56

My dd knows an Eden and she is an entitled little madam totally enabled by her mum who is convinced and has convinced Eden that she's going to be the most famous, talented, beautiful model/singer/actress/performer ever to grace the planet. It's really cringey because her mum is always uploading modelling portfolio type photos of Eden to her fb page and Eden is very plain looking.

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:11:52

I'm not meaning to be unkind, just giving an accurate description.

JemR234 Wed 30-Oct-13 12:13:54

I know a Juliet with nn Jude

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:16:58

Juliet is beautiful and classic

bootsycollins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:17:29

I really love the name Emma too, simple, classic and beautiful.

sashh Wed 30-Oct-13 12:39:11

Juno always sounds to me like a satellite, sorry.

BlackholesAndRevelations Thu 31-Oct-13 05:36:35

Juno= pregnant teenager to me! feels like tempting fate... I'd like it otherwise! grin

Spaghettinetti Thu 31-Oct-13 12:33:58

Kristen is be becoming very popular because of Kristen. Stewart...Juno is nice as are the other names on your list! :-)

My plate the were sure that I was going to be called Charlotte, but when I appeared I didn't look like a Charlotte, so they had to think of something else pretty sharpish!

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