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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


DH likes


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

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


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:

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:


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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