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Baby due in 2 days girl shortlist help please!

(39 Posts)
Tolalola Wed 01-Jun-11 12:38:09

I'm due to be in on Friday to have DC2 and we are really struggling with names. I need to come up with a first and a second name from this lot. Any opinions, please? We're trying for something not completely out there but not overly common, either.

Arabella
Cecilia
Elizabeth
Felicity
Lara
Phoebe
Sophia
Sorrell
Thea
Verity

bagelmonkey Wed 01-Jun-11 12:50:29

They are all lovely names. I like Verity Elizabeth. What's the initial of your surname?

smother Wed 01-Jun-11 12:55:30

You can't go wrong with Elizabeth and it has so many lovely nickname potentials for all ages too. Lizzie, Beth, Liz, Betty...... That's what I'd chose from your list. Also like Thea.

jammiedodger11 Wed 01-Jun-11 13:06:13

I agree with smother about Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Sorrell is just gorgeous IMO. I really like Lara from your list as well, perhaps with Elizabeth as a middle name.

Thea, Felicity and Verity are not to my liking. The others are ok.

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 13:10:12

I love Elizabeth too

And Lara

Sorrell is lovely too

I think, there will be more and more Elizabeths around very soon, though, if that matters

Tolalola Wed 01-Jun-11 13:27:31

Oh yes, sorry, meant to say, surname is M M.

YoureaKITTY Wed 01-Jun-11 13:42:14

Love all of them but particularly Cecilia and Elizabeth - plenty of nickname potential, suit all ages and personalities, and not too popular right now so they won't date.

speculationisrife Wed 01-Jun-11 13:49:49

I love Verity and Sorrell as first names, and Verity Elizabeth sounds lovely, as per bagelmonkey's suggestion. Actually, all those names are appealing, I think - nice and traditional without totally buying into the granny-chic thing - although Felicity and Arabella I'm a little less keen on than the others.

fairieswearboots Wed 01-Jun-11 14:32:58

Lara Felicity smile

PiaFedora Wed 01-Jun-11 14:36:43

Cecilia is lovely - it's our DD's middle name and if we'd known that DD3 was on the cards we would have kept it with nn Cece smile

dexifehatz Wed 01-Jun-11 14:55:45

We have a Felicity Faith aged 2. We call her Fliss/Flissy my dad calls her Filly.It's strange that there seems to be a lot of people considering Felicity at the moment.DD1 [12] chose Felicity as she was reading Malory Towers books when we had DD2! I always had Fenella in mind, but she really suits Felicity.

swash Wed 01-Jun-11 15:40:14

I love:

Cecilia
Elizabeth
Lara
Phoebe
Sorrell
Verity

eandh Wed 01-Jun-11 15:43:04

My goddaughter is an Elizabeth but mainly known as Lizzie or binks and I think it's a beautiful name. I know a couple of Verity's think it has become more popular in last few years but beautiful (I have an Ellie (far too common and so wish we had called her something else now!) and a Hattie (opposite problem that we didnt know any other Hattie's but 2 know of 2 babies born this year that have been named Hattie!)

LemoryMane Wed 01-Jun-11 15:44:28

I love Elizabeth, Phoebe and Thea.

I like Felicity and Cecilia.

The others are all alright, bar Verity which is too twee for my tastes.

exoticfruits Wed 01-Jun-11 15:54:54

Elizabeth, Phoebe or Verity.

bagelmonkey Wed 01-Jun-11 16:23:35

I always like to make sure that the initials won't spell anything you might regret!

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 17:29:01

Whenever I hear Phoebe I think Feeby, which isn't as nice a proposition, IYSWIM

Hedwig3 Wed 01-Jun-11 18:11:33

Lara Felicity

unless you swap Cecelia for Cecily, then

Cecily Arabella

suwoo Wed 01-Jun-11 18:15:22

Love them all. Gorgeous choices, so good luck picking two wink

joeuseless Wed 01-Jun-11 18:23:58

Arabella lovely
Cecilia lovely but prefer cecily
Elizabeth like like . bess ,beth are great as nns but dislike the nns liz , lizzie
Felicity love
Lara ok but prefer larissa or clara
Phoebe lovely but quite popular
Sophia ok but again quite popular
Sorrell no too like sorry
Thea ok but prefer theodora or dorothea nn thea
Verity like dh vetoed as it's too similar to ferrety

joeuseless Wed 01-Jun-11 18:26:05

felicity arabella
arabella cecilia
phoebe elizabeth

BeerTricksPotter Wed 01-Jun-11 18:26:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

meditrina Wed 01-Jun-11 18:34:00

Arabella - fine
Cecilia - lovely
Elizabeth - lovely, lots of nns, but on the up for the Diamond Jubilee!
Felicity - OK
Lara - OK
Phoebe - OK
Sophia - OK but very, very popular
Sorrell - fine
Thea - OK, but quite a few around
Verity - not so keen

lockets Wed 01-Jun-11 20:10:27

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pilates Wed 01-Jun-11 20:13:13

Sophia Elizabeth

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