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florence or eliza?

(28 Posts)
amychuck Fri 03-Jun-11 19:57:00

I had a baby girl on Tuesday and can't make up my mind what to call her - I can't afford to lose any more sleep thinking about it so would like some help. She has an older brother and sister Ewan and Lois and her middle name will be Molly or Gwendolyn if we go with Eliza or Gwendolyn if we go with Florence (I think Florence Molly sounds a bit silly). Our surname if Palmer. Please reply asap I am getting 10 texts a day asking her name - husband prefers Florence but I'm really stuck.

swash Fri 03-Jun-11 20:03:22

Ah - just tell everyone you don't know yet. You need some time to recover from birth and enjoy your little girl.

QuickLookBusy Fri 03-Jun-11 20:19:44

Agree with swash.

But didn't quite understand which middle name went with which first

Hassled Fri 03-Jun-11 20:22:16

There's no rush - you need to be sure. People can just wait until you're good and ready.

Both names are lovely. Eliza is maybe slightly easier as an adult name - Florence might be a hard name to have in your teens/twenties?

Boogiemumma Fri 03-Jun-11 20:24:07

Congratulations on the birth of your little girl!
Florence Gwendolyn or Florence Eliza are nice, Molly is nice but doesn't really go with any of the other names imo.

jammiedodger11 Fri 03-Jun-11 20:39:49

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

I like both but if I had to choose I would probably opt for Eliza. Not sure if Gwendolyn is a family name, if not you could use Florence as a middle name.

Take your time choosing, it's an important decision you are making. Others will have to wait!

randomimposter Fri 03-Jun-11 21:44:12

Both lovely, but prefer Eliza and think it goes better with your other DC names.
Would go Eliza Florence myself.

mich54321 Fri 03-Jun-11 22:15:59

Eliza Florence is lovely

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Fri 03-Jun-11 22:19:23

Eliza Florence

(DD is Florence and I love it, but I think out of your choices FE sounds the best.)

Congratulations! smile

Pinner35 Fri 03-Jun-11 22:21:42

Another vote for Eliza Florence....its lovely.

Jojay Fri 03-Jun-11 22:23:40

Eliza Florence or Eliza Gwendolyn

danceswiththedaffodils Fri 03-Jun-11 22:43:46

Congratulations! smile

Eliza Florence is gorgeous

newportstateofmind Fri 03-Jun-11 22:48:25

Oooh, both names are lovely!

I think Eliza Palmer possibly has a better rhythm than Florence Palmer though.

Congratulations, by the way!! smile

basingstoke Fri 03-Jun-11 22:49:29


MayDayChild Fri 03-Jun-11 22:55:23

Eliza as I have one! Eliza Molly is best out of the mix if you can't go Eliza Florence

pilates Sat 04-Jun-11 10:51:09

Another one for Eliza Florence, don't think your middle names go.

mayanna123 Sat 04-Jun-11 11:04:49

Eliza is lovely. Florence is ok but I don't like the nicknames. Also Eliza Florence sounds lovely together.

valiumbandwitch Sat 04-Jun-11 11:07:43

Eliza. Flora is lovely though, and goes better with ewan and lois (imo)

amychuck Sat 04-Jun-11 11:28:56

Thanks for all the congratulations and advice, getting a bit closer to a decision but you're right that family etc will just have to wait and there's no big hurry cause we can't register until the 17th.
I agree that Eliza Florence is lovely but want to use Gwendolyn or Molly after my Grandma so its likely to be Eliza Molly, Eliza Gwendolyn or Florence Gwendolyn.

QuickLookBusy Sat 04-Jun-11 13:29:08

Would you consider 3 names?

Eliza Florence Molly
Eliza Florence Gwendolyn
Eliza Molly Gwendolyn
Florence Molly Gwendolyn

We did this with DD1 as I wanted to include both of our grandmas' names. DD2 only has 2 names and she doesn't mind at all.

QuickLookBusy Sat 04-Jun-11 13:30:13

Gosh I hope I haven't confused you any more.

Ignore, ignore,

swash Sat 04-Jun-11 15:36:55

I love Gwendolyn! You could always have Florence Gwen or Eliza Gwen. I might choose Florence to avoid two siblings having the same initial.

exoticfruits Sat 04-Jun-11 15:45:17

Eliza Florence or Eliza Gwendolyn

Weloveguineapigs Sat 04-Jun-11 15:50:42


SloganLogan Sat 04-Jun-11 20:35:38

Florence Gwendolyn would be my favourite combination, or you could have Florence Mary (Molly is a diminutive form of Mary). Eliza Gwendolyn is nice. I wouldn't go for Eliza Molly - too much of the chambermaid theme.

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