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39 weeks: quick poll on girls name ..?

(39 Posts)
rednblack Tue 28-Jun-11 10:55:05

We've not long to go now and we have a shortlist of girls names but are finding it difficult. Any opinions or thoughts? Surname is a short, single syllable ...


Quite like older-fashioned names but worried some could have associations that we're not too keen on (you can probably spot the ones I mean).

Sorry for the lack of originality of the post. And thanks for any response.

mrsravelstein Tue 28-Jun-11 11:00:42

not many elizas around, it's pretty but will probably get shortened to lizzie.

evelyn is lovely too, but lots of eves and evas

audrey makes me think of a little old lady rather than hepburn

hannah is nice but i think relatively uncommon now which might be a good point...

Hedwig3 Tue 28-Jun-11 11:05:00


Also really like Audrey

The others are all nice names too, lovely list.

minipie Tue 28-Jun-11 11:05:21

Audrey - hmm, not sure, bit old lady ish
Eliza - like. I also like Elise and Eloise
Evelyn - like. But Eve is very popular
Hannah - not keen (for no particular reason)
Martha - like, and quite unusual
Matilda - quite like, but getting very popular
Norah - not keen, sounds a bit frumpy to me. How about Cora or Nina...

oohlaalaa Tue 28-Jun-11 11:05:26

In order of preference:

1. Eliza
2. Evelyn
3. Hannah

Lulabellarama Tue 28-Jun-11 11:09:23

Audrey - LOVE
Eliza - Meh
Evelyn - Like in full, but it will be shortened to Evie, which is too popular
Hannah - Bit boring
Martha - Like, but greatly increasing in popularity
Matilda - Overused
Norah - Pretty, have you considered Laura?

CharlieBoo Tue 28-Jun-11 11:11:16

Martha by a county mile!

bagelmonkey Tue 28-Jun-11 11:19:27

Hannah isn't boring! It's a palindrome. And it's my name. smile
Martha and Norah are lovely names.
I like all of them, but those would be my top 3.

superjobeespecs Tue 28-Jun-11 11:34:36

nora nora nora!! love it smile was one of my early choices in this pregnancy that stuck till we found out he was a boy grin just love nora so much, its a 'real' name you can see it going thru your childs life with them , its cool yet so normal ah i love it

barafundlecds Tue 28-Jun-11 11:39:23

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Hedwig3 Tue 28-Jun-11 12:25:20

superjobeespecs it is so nice to know there is somebody else who sees Nora/Norah the way I do! grin

letsblowthistacostand Tue 28-Jun-11 12:25:26

Love all of those. Favorites are Eliza, Hannah and Audrey. Have you considered Louisa or Margaret?

saffronwblue Tue 28-Jun-11 12:28:27

I love Norah and there are not many around. I like all your names except Evelyn - just not my cup of tea.

superjobeespecs Tue 28-Jun-11 12:58:58

we struggled between nora and sadie eventually settled on sadie then the wee punk grew a willy grin it was incredibly hard work tho girls names were so so difficult for us

SloganLogan Tue 28-Jun-11 14:13:06

In order of preference...

Hannah - lovely, classic name
Audrey - nice, due a revival
Evelyn - lovely but super-popular if you count all the Ava/Eva/Eve/Evies as well
Eliza - too parlourmaid-nicknamey, prefer Elizabeth as full name, lots of nickame options including Eliza
Martha - a bit dull-sounding
Matilda - dislike, a bit of a fad name

SloganLogan Tue 28-Jun-11 14:13:25

Forgot Norah! I'd put it after Eliza. OK but prefer Nina.

mich54321 Tue 28-Jun-11 14:26:17

Agree with oohlaalaa

1. Eliza
2. Evelyn
3. Hannah

swash Tue 28-Jun-11 17:02:11

Audrey is a great name.

CandiceMariePratt Tue 28-Jun-11 17:03:09


Rhubarbgarden Tue 28-Jun-11 17:47:20

Norah or Eliza

birdofthenorth Tue 28-Jun-11 18:02:46

Audrey or Nora (better without the H, looks like Noah!)

All great names, good shortlist smile

Mrsfluff Tue 28-Jun-11 18:04:37

A vote for Martha here, with Eliza in 2nd place.

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Tue 28-Jun-11 18:05:28

Audrey- too old lady-ish imo
Eliza- nice but v popular
Evelyn- nice but popular and nicknames Eve/Evie v popular
Hannah- nice, classic
Martha- quite popular but no too much
Matilda- v popular
Norah- I quite like this esp this spelling, its unusual and quite pretty

cantpooinpeace Tue 28-Jun-11 18:05:50


UndiscoveredApprentice Tue 28-Jun-11 18:34:38

Audrey - bit dated
Eliza -prefer elizabeth
Evelyn - love it
Hannah - don't see this as an old name
Martha - not so keen
Matilda - not so keen
Norah - npt so keen

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