opinions on these girls names...

(45 Posts)
herdawness Sat 10-May-14 02:54:57

3 days old and no name yet...

What do you think of


We also like
Jess and Edie

Montsti Sat 10-May-14 07:14:21

Harriet or Isobel.


Delphiniumsblue Sat 10-May-14 07:16:00

Harriet or Isobel.

Only1scoop Sat 10-May-14 07:19:45

Very unusual for me but I find all choices rather nice except Mia....

Congratulations smile

herdawness Sat 10-May-14 07:47:55

Thanks, Mia is a curveball that was added yesterday (the others have been on a list for months)..

deemented Sat 10-May-14 07:55:59

LOVE Erin.

Not keen on any of the others.

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 10-May-14 09:54:19

I love Harriet, really like Isobel and Erin, and not keen on Mia.
Have you tried calling her any of them for a while to see if one feels right? Tho at only 3 days it's hard to tell I guess!

Cookiepants Sat 10-May-14 09:57:02

Erin or Isobel both lovely.

alita7 Sat 10-May-14 10:14:22

I really like the top for but I don't like jess and edie.

I'll put them in order of preference:


QueenOfThorns Sat 10-May-14 10:18:39

I like them all! Your spelling of Isobel is the nicest way to write that name. A friend called her baby Harriet and I was slightly jealous that we hadn't thought of it. I think those two are the best of your list, but the others are good as well.

Martorana Sat 10-May-14 10:20:03

Harriet is lovely- and really unusual. Hatty for short?

Have you tried calling her each name for a day and seeing which one suits her?
<remembers a lovely week 18 years ago when we had Rose, then Grace then Clare, then Rowan, then Aislinn, then Margaret (Meg) then Helen (Nell). People thought we were bonkers- but it was fun>

manicinsomniac Sat 10-May-14 10:25:50

Harriet - quite like it
Isobel/Izzy - Love it
Mia - quite like it
Erin - really like it
Jess - I wouldn't use it on its own but I love Jessica
Edie - Again, I wouldn't use it on its own but quite like Edith

MollyBdenum Sat 10-May-14 10:51:44

I like Harriet best. Not keen on Edie as a complete name, but Edith is lovely and she could be Edie for everyday. Isobel is very nice, but there are lots and lots of little Izzies around. I'm not wild about the others.

jemcee Sat 10-May-14 10:56:26

I Wouldn't have Mia - but only because it could be pronounced two ways Mee-uh and My-uh.

Would drive me crazy! :D

jemcee Sat 10-May-14 10:57:42

and yeah, Isobel would get spelled differently ALL the time smile

But hey that's my niggle, probably not yours smile

UriGeller Sat 10-May-14 11:02:42

Not Harriet, its awful! I'd go for Isobel or Erin. Maybe both.

Angelto5 Sat 10-May-14 11:10:03

I love the name Isobel but I love it spelled isobelle (French meaning beautiful) nn izzy is also lovely.
I also like Harriet but depends if ppl shorten it to Harry.

whattimeisitanyway Sat 10-May-14 11:22:42

Harriet or Isobel (not Izzy)

Viviennemary Sat 10-May-14 11:25:34

I like Isobel best by far. Not keen on Harriet. Erin is OK.

LauraChant Sat 10-May-14 11:27:21

My favourite is Harriet. As others have said Isobel is lovely, especially spelt like that, but at a rough count my DS (6) has approx eight friends/ schoolmates/ relations called some variant on Isobel/ Isabelle/ Izzy/ Bella. But you might not mind the popularity.

Pandora452 Sat 10-May-14 11:29:53

Erin or Harriet here

Pandora452 Sat 10-May-14 11:29:55

Erin or Harriet here

emsyj Sat 10-May-14 17:12:11

Mia is my least favourite name - the others are all nice, but I wouldn't use Isobel myself as it is so so so popular round here - I grew up being one of four in my class at school and wouldn't want the same for my DCs. Every other little girl I meet is called Isobel.

sandberry Sat 10-May-14 17:39:15


Isobel-too popular and multiple spellings
Erin-a maybe but it feels like a made up name to me, sort of US fake Irish like Colleen
Mia-a short form of other names and trendy will date
Jess-not on its own but Jessica is fine or at a push Jessamine
Edie-better as Edith, I love Edith but Edie on its own not so much

herdawness Sat 10-May-14 21:57:02

Another day of baby girl no name, we are leaning towards Erin.. Isobel/Izzy a close second and Harriet holding on..just DH doesn't like Hattie as a nickname which seems inevitable..

We are conscious of Isobel/Izzy's popularity.. though we are in Scotland so not sure if it's so common? We only know one and she's 28..

Any Scottish members with insight into the popularity of these names?

Rtfairy Sat 10-May-14 23:28:28

Harriet or Isobel

WhereHas1999DissappearedToo Sun 11-May-14 02:37:24

Erin is lovely

ThingsThatShine Sun 11-May-14 02:40:19

Harriet and I don't think Hattie is inevitable! The others are nice too. Congrats on your new dd

Waimaz Sun 11-May-14 04:56:54

Erin. Definately,beautiful name

puddeycat Sun 11-May-14 06:02:49

Love all of them. My dd is 5 months and called Edie and alot of people comment on how her name has grown on them and how pretty it is x

Harriet could be Etta as a nickname?

I like the others too. Congratulations!

Busymumto3dc Sun 11-May-14 07:14:40

Edie is my favorite on your list
I think it's lovely

Gennz Sun 11-May-14 07:21:46

Harriet or Isobel. Mia feels a bit played out to me. It was very popular round here in the early 00s. One of my oldest (primary school) friends is named Harriet and nn was never Hattie.

Gennz Sun 11-May-14 07:22:11

P.S. congratulations!

CrispyFern Sun 11-May-14 07:31:41

I like Erin best.

cheesecakemom Sun 11-May-14 08:02:33

Erin is lovely
I prefer Isabella .
Mia is a nice name but so popular now so I would pick it. I know a few Mias and Mayas or Mya.
Harriet is terrible - sorry.

GrassIsSinging Mon 12-May-14 18:11:41

I like Mia and Edie (although I'd give an Edie a 'proper' name on birth cert e.g. Edith, Edwina)

I dont like Erin. Its one of those cod Irish names that annoys me.

Isobel is nice, but everywhere.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 12-May-14 18:14:21

Like Harriet the best with Edie a close second if it short for Edith

funnyoldonion Mon 12-May-14 18:25:12

I don't think that spelling (think it's Scottish) is the most popular spelling and it's my favourite. I would go with Isobel I agree about the cod Irish comment of Erin too. Go for the Scottish spelling of Isobel especially if it's not that popular round your way x

florascotia Mon 12-May-14 18:42:43

You ask about popularity in Scotland.
Here is link to 2013 top 100 Scottish girls names:

Mia = no 17; Erin = no 18; Jessica = no 7

Harriet, Edie and Isobel are not in Scottish top 100 but Isabella = no 42

herdawness Mon 12-May-14 18:51:20

Thanks everyone, see settled on Isobel, Izzy.

Allalonenow Mon 12-May-14 18:55:46

Jessica or Edith

funnyoldonion Mon 12-May-14 20:00:32

Awwww congrats on Isobel, gorgeous name nearly named my little one Violet Isobel x

devoncreamtea Tue 13-May-14 11:20:11

What about nn Hettie rather than Hatty?

I love Mia from your list too. Erin is lovely very strong. Isobel/Izzy just personally not a fan of, but I know lots of people love it. Don't worry about taking your time to name her - I always take the full 6 weeks!!! You have to be sure and there's so much getting to know her to be done! Enjoy x

devoncreamtea Tue 13-May-14 11:21:05

Sorry!! Totally missed your post - congratulations!

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