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charlottery Wed 01-Jun-11 15:00:53

And any you can think to add
DD1 is Alice, our surname is Jones

Anna
Elizabeth
Claudia
Nancy
Faith
Isobel
Eleanor
Olivia
Catherine
Honor
Tessa
Grace

DH likes

April
Olive
Pearl

Thank you!

wudu Wed 01-Jun-11 15:07:55

Oh I love your list! Gorgeous names smile

Ok, here goes

Anna - Lovely, timeless, simple but very pretty
Elizabeth - My favourite ever girls name. NN's fantastic too
Claudia - I love this. I would pn Claw-dia. I don't like the pn Cloud-ia
Nancy - Sassy and strong. I always imagine Nancy to have really strong opinions
Faith - Lovely. I imagine Faith to be very serene
Isobel - Lovely. I know so many now though that it really puts me off
Eleanor - Ok
Olivia - Lovely, but again, I know so many that it puts me off
Catherine - Gorgeous and timeless. I prefer Katharine/Katherine though
Honor - Gorgeous! Very under-used
Tessa - I prefer the simplicity of Tess, but Tessa is lovely
Grace - as with Olivia and Isobel - lovely but lots of them

I'm afraid I don't like your dh's list

swash Wed 01-Jun-11 15:43:56

I would avoid Eleanor, Isobel, Olivia and Grace for popularity reasons. Anna is very popular too but it is so lovely and simple that I still like it.

Of the remainder I really like Nancy, Faith, Honor and Tessa.

LemoryMane Wed 01-Jun-11 15:46:49

I like most of your list, bar Honor (makes me cringe, sorry) and Isobel (they are everywhere). Elizabeth and Anna are my favourites.

I quite like Pearl, but Olive and April are ghastly.

bluesatinsash Wed 01-Jun-11 15:54:45

Elizabeth smile

Classy, timeless and nn Beth or Lisbet gorgeous <sigh>

exoticfruits Wed 01-Jun-11 16:00:28

Keep off DH's list-dreadful!
Rest OK, except for Honor.
Catherine, Anna and Elizabeth best.

charlottery Wed 01-Jun-11 16:33:48

glad its not just me with DH's list smile

exoticfruits Wed 01-Jun-11 16:45:25

Yours is lovely -apart from Honor-I'm sure he can find something from it.

smother Wed 01-Jun-11 16:49:01

I like Anna a lot but not so sure about having an Anna and an Alice. Love Alice by the way envy

Personally I would go for Elizabeth, Catherine or Tess (without the a).

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 17:37:57

I like Pearl a lot....

I also like all the rest except Honor and Olivia

Faves would be

Claudia
Elizabeth
Grace
Nancy
Faith (nice, and unusual)

I agree Tess is better than Tess

Isobel is very very popular

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 17:38:49

Tess is better than Tessa

pilates Wed 01-Jun-11 20:19:59

Claudia

no1childminder Wed 01-Jun-11 20:26:57

What do you think of Claudine, opposed to Claudia? Just an idea.

whizzyrocket Wed 01-Jun-11 21:43:10

Claudia and Grace are my favourites.

My name is Alice btw, my parents chose Emily Louise, Rebecca Elizabeth and Miriam Rose as names for my sisters if that helps. I also had a similarly short and typical surname.. no longer though I married into a Danish family and consequently my surname ends in a v!

randomimposter Wed 01-Jun-11 22:09:02

I like most of your list.
Alice and Nancy/Eleanor (Nell)/Grace work best to my ear.
Your DH should NOT be involved in naming this child grin...

Hassled Wed 01-Jun-11 22:11:48

I don't like Faith (Faith Brown, bad impressionist in the 80s) but the rest are all either lovely or very nice. Tessa sounds like it should be a nickname or short for something, though.

I think Aprils should be born in April and Olive is a character from PopEye. Pearl - OK, I guess.

muminthemiddle Thu 02-Jun-11 14:32:49

I would choose from your ist list. Don't care for your dh's list btw x

TheSecondComing Thu 02-Jun-11 14:36:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Jun-11 14:38:44

I like:
Anna
Elizabeth
Claudia
Isobel
Eleanor
Catherine

I like Tess but not Tessa and think Olive is really horrible (sorry your dh!).

Hulababy Thu 02-Jun-11 14:47:57

Anna - lovely
Elizabeth - nice, classic, like Beth as nn
Claudia - not keen
Nancy - ok
Faith - not keen
Isobel - ok
Eleanor - not keen but so like Ellie as nn
Olivia - pretty, very popular if that bothers you
Catherine - ok, Katy/Katie as nn very popular
Honor - not keen
Tessa - not keen
Grace - nice
April - not keen
Olive - not keen
Pearl - don't like

minipie Thu 02-Jun-11 14:48:48

I like:

Elizabeth
Eleanor
Isobel
Catherine
Honor
Tess(a)
Grace

Don't like any of your DH's I'm afraid.

fifi25 Thu 02-Jun-11 17:59:34

Love Honor from your list smile
Dislike Pearl

tummytickler Thu 02-Jun-11 18:01:42

I like your dh's list the best (i have a Pearl), Olive is lovely, April is sweet too.

Your list is a little dull, but I like Tess, Claudia and Nancy.

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