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Floopy21 Tue 11-Jan-11 20:22:08

DH loves it. I'm not so sure. What are others' thoughts?

I'm keen on Matilda (Tilly) Rose
Orla
Juno

She's already 8 days old, we really need to name her!

reddaisy Tue 11-Jan-11 20:23:39

I love it!! Really love it but DH didn't like it for our DD.

I also really like Orla from your shortlist.

Doramustdie Tue 11-Jan-11 20:25:26

Nope. P.S. I didn't name change to reply to this.grin
You will have a life time of Dora shite in your house. People will buy everything Dora forever and think it's terribly witty.

thisisyesterday Tue 11-Jan-11 20:27:22

i really like Dora. I almost had it on my girls list when pg with ds3, and the only reason I didn't was because of Dora the bloody Explorer
i still like it though

Matilda is lovely, very popular now though, I know several babies with that name

Orla and Juno both fab too! i don't see how you can go wrong! lol

reddaisy Tue 11-Jan-11 20:27:56

Just realised I buy a Jasmine in our family Princess Jasmine things. Oops.

Panzee Tue 11-Jan-11 20:28:33

Just keep swimming....

Actually I really like it. Congratulations on your daughter.

reddaisy Tue 11-Jan-11 20:30:08

That's Dory Panzee. Jeez know your Pixar wink

Doramustdie Tue 11-Jan-11 20:30:33

Reddaisy don't worry the little girls themselves love that stuff. smile and Jasmine is a very pretty name. As is Matilda and Orla OP.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 11-Jan-11 22:27:54

I love Dora. And Juno.

pippibluestocking Tue 11-Jan-11 22:31:23

I think Dora is great. Have a Matilda in our family so naturally think that is also great!

Opinionatedfreak Wed 12-Jan-11 00:22:23

The explorer?

I wouldn't. Sorry.

cumbria81 Wed 12-Jan-11 10:27:34

No idea who or what Dora the Explorer is but it's a nice name

EauRouge Wed 12-Jan-11 10:35:41

I like Orla and Juno. Dora just reminds me of the explorer and I do like Matilda but not the nn Tilly.

PlanetLizard Wed 12-Jan-11 10:57:28

I quite like Dora (and like it best of your list). Orla and Juno are OK, but I dislike Matilda.

tummytickler Wed 12-Jan-11 11:24:24

I love Dora and Juno. I would go for DOrothea and Juniper though and use Dora and Juno as nicknames. My favourite is Dora I think.
Really dislike Orla AND it is immensely trendy, so there will be loads of them at school with her (if that bothers you).
I know 7 of them, and 4 of them are under 18 months.
My vote goes to Dora.
Matilda is OK (my dd's mn!). I only like the nn Tilda though. I think Tilly is a bit of a daft name. I always expect a border collie to come running up when somebody calls out for Tilly in the park blush grin wink

theagedparent Wed 12-Jan-11 12:14:58

Dora is a lovely name, is dd3 middle name

pipplin Wed 12-Jan-11 12:30:27

I love Dora, I also love Matilda. Aww Tilly Rose, so cute!
I need to give birth to an army of baby girls to use all my favourite names.

Buda Wed 12-Jan-11 12:32:43

I think Dora is just too connected with Dora the Explorer now.

cumbria81 - it's a character from a TV show aimed at pre-schoolers.

I love Matilda and know a really cute one who is known as Tilly. Although MIL had a cat called Tilly.

My sis is Orla so I can't say anything against that!

Juno am not keen on really.

putthekettleon Wed 12-Jan-11 15:34:59

I know a baby Dora and an Isadora.

It's lovely, but Dora the Explorer would put me off, maybe that's because I have a Dora-obsessed toddler though!

I love Juno, and considered it for DD2, it's a very cool name grin

mathanxiety Wed 12-Jan-11 15:38:59

Love it. I would use Theodora or Isadora on the BC.

The other names you're looking at are lovely too.

Secretwishescometrue Wed 12-Jan-11 16:41:50

Much prefer Matilda and Tilly is so sweet! Prefer Isadora or even Pandora then just Dora... If your not too keen on it would Dh be happy with Matilda Dora? Congrats on your lovely little btw

tebbles Wed 12-Jan-11 17:27:36

I think Dora the explorer. Prefer Nora, Laura, Cora.

Hedwig3 Wed 12-Jan-11 17:33:49

On the positive side...

It could be 'Dora The Explorer' that stops your daughter's name getting too popular because it would put a lot of people off even though it is a lovely name!

MrsvWoolf Wed 12-Jan-11 17:56:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Floopy21 Fri 14-Jan-11 15:50:58

Thank you so much for all your help with this - finding it so difficult! I think we're going to settle with Dora Elizabeth (still hohumming though!)

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