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alisha,roxanne or any other ideas!!!!!

(28 Posts)
Twinklebum Sun 12-Dec-10 17:47:11

just found out im having a girl after having 3 boys! i have always said that if i had a girl i would call her alisha although i quite like roxanne but now im not sure on either name.

whats the first thing you think of when you hear alisha or roxanne?

onimolap Sun 12-Dec-10 17:51:22

Alisha always sounds like a mispronunciation of Alicia.

I think Roxanne is a wonderful name. I'd think first of Alexander the Great, but after that, The Police.

ShoppingDays Sun 12-Dec-10 17:54:26

Prefer Alicia to Alisha.

Not keen on Roxanne.

tummytickler Sun 12-Dec-10 19:57:37

I prefer Roxanne.
I dislike Alisha a lot. Alice is nice though.

Edmundo Sun 12-Dec-10 20:25:30

I love Alice and Alicia is OK (A-liss-ia_

MelinaM Sun 12-Dec-10 21:05:36

I prefer Roxanne, lovely and underused in my opinion! ..Roxy is a fab too! x

SherbetDibDab Sun 12-Dec-10 21:07:39

I like the Roxy nickname.

Idlegirl83 Sun 12-Dec-10 21:22:14

Really don't like the nickname 'roxy' - Alisha gets my vote!

PracticallyImperfectInEveryWay Mon 13-Dec-10 00:59:05

DSis is called Alicia (pronounced A-liss-ia initially but my grandma couldn't say it so it became the Alisha pronunciation before long) and she loves her name.

Roxanne is a nice name also, but for some reason makes me think of an 80's pop video.

MrManager Mon 13-Dec-10 01:13:53

"whats the first thing you think of when you hear alisha or roxanne?"

A 16 year old pushing a pram round a council estate.

thesecondcoming Mon 13-Dec-10 01:29:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mathanxiety Mon 13-Dec-10 06:09:46

What are your boys' names? Maybe there's a girls' name out there that would 'go' with them?

Congratulations btw!

mathanxiety Mon 13-Dec-10 06:22:49

How about Rosalie? Rosalia? (a bit of both but not either iyswim)

jumpyjack Mon 13-Dec-10 06:40:39

TBH they both seem a bit dated.
Any other names you like? What are your DS' names?What about Isla or Heidi or Lexie?

BuntyPenfold Mon 13-Dec-10 10:22:51

If you like the name Roxanne, don't look up what happened to Alexander the Greats Roxanne sad

Agree with mrmanager too.

Twinklebum Mon 13-Dec-10 10:49:31

hi all i was afraid that they did sound a but chavvy/council estate ish! my boys are callum, ayden and brandon.

i do really like the alicia (as in a-liss-ia)but its a friends dd name, think it might be a bit weird to have the same.

all ideas now very welcome!!!

Twinklebum Mon 13-Dec-10 11:12:20

what do you all think of imogen would/could the nn be immy?

BuntyPenfold Mon 13-Dec-10 11:14:42

Love Imogen!
I know an Imogen Rose, but she isn't called by a nn. I can't think of one.

BrandyButterPie Mon 13-Dec-10 11:18:40

I'm afraid they do sound a bit... not very aspirational. Alicia, maybe Roseanna? Alison? Olivia? Octavia?

Maybe continue the celtic-esque theme? Erin?

Don't go for one without a phoenetic spelling though, and make sure to spell it in the normal way, or you are creating a world of trouble (and bad first impressions)

Hedwig3 Mon 13-Dec-10 11:42:53


Didn't I read somewhere that Imogen means 'last child'? Have heard nns Immy and Mim.

Sounds nice with the boys names. Or...


ShoppingDays Mon 13-Dec-10 11:48:46


mathanxiety Mon 13-Dec-10 15:39:10

I thought Imogen was a misspelling/ anglicisation by Shakespeare of an older Irish word for 'daughter' (inghean). So a bit like 'colleen', which means girl.

Roseanna is lovely.

How about
Muireann/ Mirren
Alannah (means 'darling child')

5GoldenFimbos Mon 13-Dec-10 17:18:33

Don't like Alisha or Roxanne. Both are the nasty girls at dd's school.


PressureDrop Mon 13-Dec-10 17:22:46

I like Roxana. Is that a possibility?

AllieW Mon 13-Dec-10 17:23:12

We have an Imogen known as Immy. I've also heard of one known by Mimi. It is indeed Shakespeare's misspelling of Innogen. But I've seen some name books give the meaning as image, too. Our Imogen is Imogen Sophia so I like the fact that her name could mean Image of Wisdom!

As to the OP, not keen on Alisha or Roxanne. I quite like Alicia but with the Alissia pronunciation as others have mentioned.

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