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OK, here is our shortlist...

(21 Posts)
mummy2b2011 Fri 01-Jul-11 14:51:56

DD1 is due in less than 2 weeks and we are still struggling to decide on a name! Here is our shortlist:


Any thoughts? We are open to suggestions...

Verin Fri 01-Jul-11 14:54:24

Isnt Effie short for Euphemia? Would people always ask what it is short for and annoy her no end as she repeatedly said no its just Effie? Same for Maggie too.

Very much like Katherine and Juliet.

SloganLogan Fri 01-Jul-11 16:16:59

Annabel/Annie and Juliet are my favourites from your list.

Sylvia - pretty (and much nicer than Sylvie BTW)
Felicity - like
Maggie - a bit clunky
Alice - classic but dull
Effie/Effy - too much like effing (sorry!)
Katherine - nice, although I don't like Kate
Juliet - lovely
Annie - nice, especially as nickname
Romy - don't like
Nancy - too fancy
Annabel - lovely, and you could have Annie for short smile

expatnow Fri 01-Jul-11 16:19:29

mummy! 6 of your names are the same as our short list! We must have similar taste. I'm due any second now and still can't decide... I keep changing my mind! Obviously I think your choices are lovely- I also liked Felicity, but DH said no, unfortunately. What are your thoughts about the possibility of Katherine becoming very popular because of the wedding- that put me off a bit, but I still love the name.

ellesabe Fri 01-Jul-11 18:02:52

Sylvia - quite nice. Would you consider Sylvie?
Felicity - love
Maggie - 50 year-old busy-body comes to mind
Alice - meh
Effie/Effy - sounds like a swear word
Katherine - meh
Juliet - nice
Annie - love
Romy - alright
Nancy - love
Annabel- goodie two shoes

Psammead Sat 02-Jul-11 14:05:42

I love Felicity and Alice.

triskaidekaphile Sat 02-Jul-11 14:10:59

This is one of the first shortlists I've read for ages where I don't dislike any of the names! I really like Nancy, Annie, Juliet, Alice and Felicity.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Sat 02-Jul-11 14:14:23

Sylvia - ok
Felicity - nice
Maggie - not dso fond but I do like Margaret/Meg/Daisy
Alice - lovely
Effie/Effy - don't like
Katherine - nice but prefer it with a C
Juliet - nice
Annie - nice
Romy - don't like
Nancy - I always think it sounds a bit hard: it's not as pretty as most of your other choices
Annabel - ok

Hedwig3 Mon 04-Jul-11 11:36:42

Sylvia! Job done smile

yellowflowers Mon 04-Jul-11 22:24:54

Effie is short for Elizabeth. It is is Skins anyway.

suspiria Mon 04-Jul-11 22:31:53

Felicity and Romy are excellent names. I also like Alice, Juliet and Sylvia

Can I suggest Arabella, Cosima, Harriet, Romilly

MelinaM Mon 04-Jul-11 23:17:53

Alice or Romy smile

emmyloo2 Tue 05-Jul-11 07:04:40

Pretty much like all on the list.

Sylvia - this is really nice and not overly used now days
Felicity - I don't really like this one
Maggie - adore with Margaret on the BC
Alice - gorgeous
Effie/Effy - don't like this
Katherine - adore
Juliet - adore
Annie - I like Anne
Romy - what is this short for?
Nancy - nice in an old fashioned way
Annabel - this is ok

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 11:50:22

Romy from your list, i have a Romilly

Thomasine/Thomasina - Ena/Ina
you can have from my list as i wont be using them.

pilates Tue 05-Jul-11 16:19:24

Only like Katherine and Alice from your list.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Jul-11 16:22:39

Love Felicity, Annie and Maggie. Margaret on birth certificate though.

noddyholder Tue 05-Jul-11 16:24:24

Love sylvia

manicinsomniac Wed 06-Jul-11 07:38:10

Sylvia - not keen
Felicity - love
Maggie - eugh, no
Alice - quite like
Effie - very sweet. Not sure about as a stand alone name
Katherine - like
Juliet - love. Especially spelt Juliette
Annie - not keen.
Romy - quite nice. Unusual
Nancy - don't like really
Annabel - quite nice. Prefer Annabelle spelling, looks more feminine.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 06-Jul-11 21:29:53

From your list, I like:

Katherine (though I prefer it with a C)
Romy - we have a Romilly but don't shorten her name really, Isn't Romy a shortening of Rosemary, originally?
Nancy - we have one, she's fab and feisty. Known as Fancy Pants.

thursday Wed 06-Jul-11 23:05:11

Sylvia is what i wanted to call my daughter, but the husband was dead set against it and lots of people pulled faces at me. they're all wrong though, it's a fantastic name!

mummy2b2011 Mon 11-Jul-11 10:44:30

thursday, I've had exactly the same reaction with Sylvia- so many people pull faces, but it's amazing!

We've decided! I think we're going to go with Annabel (Annie for short).

For a middle name, we're thinking either Rose or Grace... but still trying to decide. Does anyone have any one syllable name ideas for the middle name?

Thanks for lots of great ideas!

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