Quick votes on my girl's name shortlist please!!

(33 Posts)
Tiredoutmum Mon 11-Nov-13 11:35:55

Talia (or Thalia)

I simply can't make a blinking decision....x

barnet Mon 11-Nov-13 11:36:55

Amara and Thalia are very pretty

Hazelbrowneyes Mon 11-Nov-13 11:37:35

Thalia x

hettienne Mon 11-Nov-13 11:38:48

I would go with Nia or Thalia. Poppy is cute on a little girl but not really a sensible name for a grown-up, and not sure about Amara.

HyvaPaiva Mon 11-Nov-13 11:39:16

Nia is beautiful and I like that it means 'radiance' or 'brightness'. Also because the actress Nia Vardalos is fab grin

Bowlersarm Mon 11-Nov-13 11:40:34


Tiredoutmum Mon 11-Nov-13 12:09:51

Is Thalia a bit posh-horsey-girl do you think? My hubby's thoughts not mine! ;-)

TeamEdward Mon 11-Nov-13 12:12:21

Nia & Thalia

GwenStacy Mon 11-Nov-13 12:15:29

Husband is impressed with what he calls the geek pedigree of your chosen names (apologies if they're not all geek names, apparently it's a massive coincidence if they're not from anime/comics!)

I think my favourite is Nia smile

HollyBen Mon 11-Nov-13 12:19:27

All lovely names IMO but Nia or Amara get my vote. I do like Poppy but DD has a teddy called that. Don't particularly like Thalia- bit horsey and how to I spell/pronounce. Saying that my DD has a name which is both difficult to spell and pronounce so ignore me grin grin

laravh Mon 11-Nov-13 14:54:11

Love these names, how about Amalia?

Tiredoutmum Mon 11-Nov-13 14:58:39

We already have a daughter called Amelie - otherwise I love it! :-)

maishoffwcingras Mon 11-Nov-13 15:09:15

not sure about Amara - I think amaro means bitter in Italian. . also it's very close to amelie

Thalia sounds studious and academic to me, rather than posh and horsey.

I like Thalia the best.

HenriettaPie Mon 11-Nov-13 15:34:32

Poppy is my favourite

scarletforya Mon 11-Nov-13 15:36:28


hettienne Mon 11-Nov-13 16:01:58

I think Amelie and Amara would be a bit too much.

MrsBungleScare Mon 11-Nov-13 16:10:35


MoonHare Mon 11-Nov-13 16:13:40

Thalia definitely.

Nia is OK but in the north east it would be pronounced exactly the same as the word near. Makes me think "Near, far, wherever you are....."

Poppy is too frivolous for my taste.

Have never heard of Amara before, it does sound a bit made up.

cupcakeicing Mon 11-Nov-13 16:14:49

Today it has to be Poppy.

Aquariusgirl86 Mon 11-Nov-13 16:18:49

Poppy, but then I'm biased as that's what I chose!

Beakford Mon 11-Nov-13 16:19:19

Nia sounds the most... intelligent and strong to me. x

FetaCheeny Mon 11-Nov-13 20:42:25

Poppy! not keen on the others especially Thalia.
Prefer Mia to Nia, really like Amelie though.

MummyBeerest Mon 11-Nov-13 21:18:19


hawkmcqueen Mon 11-Nov-13 21:20:02

Poppy for me then Thalia, both on my list! I don't think Poppy is frivolous, I think it is a great symbol of Remembrance with dark undertones (with the whole opium connection) so it's 'sweet but deep'. Thalia is the Greek muse of comedy and so much more frivolous! There's my penny's worth.

Tiredoutmum Mon 11-Nov-13 21:26:53

I'm going to need to start a spreadsheet of votes!! Very interesting opinions :-)

peppapigmustdie Mon 11-Nov-13 21:31:53

Nia (I am Welsh so maybe a little biased) such a pretty name and it can't be shortened.

RaRa1988 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:32:41

Second Moonhare: I'd pronounce it the same as 'near', which imho is a bit weird for a name hmm . Amara's ok though (first time I've heard of it, but think it's growing on me!), and I quite like poppy.

NoBusinessLikeSnowBusiness Mon 11-Nov-13 21:42:31

Nia is pronounced pretty much 'near'. I don't like it and I'm Welsh grin.

Thalia is lovely. Poppy is sweet but a bit too cutesy imo and also very popular. Amara would be ok if your dd wasn't Amelie.

Matchthecase Tue 12-Nov-13 11:59:14

I like them all except Poppy, it's a bit too frilly and cutesy like Daisy for me. Thalia first, then Amara & Nia in second place.

I would have thought Nia was pn Knee-ah

ProphetOfDoom Tue 12-Nov-13 12:01:15

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DiamondsAndRust Tue 12-Nov-13 16:49:27

Nia for me. I know a lovely one. Agree it's affected by accent though! Thalia would be my next choice - very pretty.

CPtart Tue 12-Nov-13 16:51:21

Talia at a push.
Not really keen on others, especially not Poppy.

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