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Girls Name help please- honest opinions

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coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 12:09:50

Hi All,

I'm now 6months pg and no closer to picking a girls name than I was 4 months ago. Could I have opinions on the below please:


Or suggestions of similar names, we love Olivia but it's just too popular.

Thank you!

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 12:13:33

Can I add Imogen to that list too please?

theagedparent Fri 31-Dec-10 12:14:15

I like Cora best

BelligerentYhoULE Fri 31-Dec-10 12:14:59

I love Niamh and like Freya.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Dec-10 12:22:26


Niamh is lovely is slightly overdone.

meandjoe Fri 31-Dec-10 12:40:09

Freya and cora are both v pretty

Prinpo Fri 31-Dec-10 13:09:59

All very pretty - it's unusual I like someone's whole list. I'd say that Freya and Niamh are quite popular, which may or may not be a consideration.

Love Cora and Orla (Orla's on our shortlist, well mine at least) and Nina is pretty.

Good choices!

tummytickler Fri 31-Dec-10 13:33:00

Cora or Nina. Both if these are fabulous!

minipie Fri 31-Dec-10 13:39:22

All nice names. Do you have an Irish connection?

Cora and Nina are probably my favourites, closely followed by Freya and Imogen.

Orla and Niamh probably my least preferred, just less pretty sounds to my ears. But they are still nice.

NanaNina Fri 31-Dec-10 13:41:23

Are you Irish - as Niamh and Orla are Irish names aren't they. Agree Niamh bit overdone. Me too love Olivia but is the most popular girl's name at the moment. Does Isla or Erin appeal?

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 13:55:54

We aren't, we're Scottish but Irish roots and an Irish surname. NanaNina, OH doesn't like Isla and SIL is called Erin.

Thanks for the comments

lulalullabye Fri 31-Dec-10 13:59:36

We have a Niamh and she is bonkers!!! Bear that in mind wink

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 14:02:10

Haha! Thanks, I will bear that in mind ;)

BarbieLovesKen Fri 31-Dec-10 14:12:53

They are all lovely names.

Freya - beautiful
Niamh - nice but bit meh and boring in my opinion as theres probably 90 of these where I live.
Cora - dont love Cora but think its silly association i.e. I know 4 and they arent the nicest of people.
Nina - beautiful
Orla - beautiful, lovely associations for me as its my wee cousin's name and shes fab, that said, there are loads too...
Imogen - beautiful.

Going by your name list, do you like Clodagh? think it sounds like it suits and is a gorgeous name.

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 14:14:25

I love the way Clodagh sounds, but not how it looks iyswim?

I think you are all right about Niamh, it is a bit popular

Vicbic Fri 31-Dec-10 14:30:21

Freya is my favourite, but it is a brand of underwear!!

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 14:37:50

vicbic, thats what my mum says- it just makes her think of bras hmm

Nightstar Fri 31-Dec-10 14:40:02

You know what seems to me to go with your list

Nia or Nyah

Nightstar Fri 31-Dec-10 14:42:37

Not imogen, it's a very cold name

Cora is a lovely warm name. Or Coral or Corinne

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 14:46:03

Nightstar- OH will be pleased you said that, its his least favourite of the list. I'm not sure about Nia/Nyah, never heard of it before, i'll keep it in mind and see if I get used to it, thanks

threefeethighandrising Fri 31-Dec-10 14:49:53

Lovely names all of them. I particularly like Nina (makes me think of the wonderful Nina Simone) and Niamh - I love the associated with the name Niamh.

The only one I wouldn't go for is Freya. DP was really keen on Freya, but if we'd had a girl I would have been against it as it's just too popular these days IMO. (Had a boy in the end so didn't have to have that conversation!)

2muchtodo2littletime Fri 31-Dec-10 15:00:45

We are Irish and have a Niamh who is bonkers too! What about Cara meaning friend? Or Aoife? (Pronounced eefa)

coco2901 Fri 31-Dec-10 15:10:52

I liked Aoife and loved Caoimhe but OH vetoed both

sobloodystupid Fri 31-Dec-10 15:13:23

Siobhan, Muireann, Aileen, Bridin, Lasairfhiona (Ok, maybe not the last one)

Komondor Fri 31-Dec-10 15:20:52


How about Faye or Cara

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