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Thoughts on our girls name Shortlist please.

(46 Posts)
Chocolocolate Sun 10-Jul-11 00:28:24


After much discussion, we think we've decided on Henry Xavier Holmes for a boy.

We're really struggling for a girls name as DH doesn't really like any.

Please give your honest opinions on our shortlist. Possible teasings/problems and your general thoughts:

Melody Charlotte Holmes
Delia Madeleine Holmes
Sylvia Madeleine Holmes


CarolineLou Sun 10-Jul-11 00:32:55

Melody Charlotte Holmes, defienitly x

sharbie Sun 10-Jul-11 00:33:46

love henry ds middle name
love sylvia

CarolineLou Sun 10-Jul-11 00:34:04

Sorry, Im rubbish at advice. Sylvia seems a tad old to me but thats MY opinion. They are still gorgeous x

thursday Sun 10-Jul-11 00:41:26

love Sylvia but i don't like Madeleine (just one of those names that dont work for me, probably knew an annoying one at school)

i really like Delia too. Melody not so keen but Charlotte is great.

JessKM Sun 10-Jul-11 00:50:52

yeh I think Madeleine will be forever associated with poor Madeleine Mccann in a lot of peoples heads, theyre all pretty choices though. PERSONALLY I would go with Sylvia Melody¬!!

PaperBank Sun 10-Jul-11 09:02:19

Melody Charlotte (or Sylvia Charlotte).

CandiceMariePratt Sun 10-Jul-11 09:15:42

Love Delia

kreecherlivesupstairs Sun 10-Jul-11 09:25:17

The only ones I do like are Madeleine and Charlotte.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 10-Jul-11 09:53:49

If your last name is Holmes I would ask MNHQ to delete this thread Choco as you've just outed yourself.

Anyway, for me its Delia or Sylvia. Melody is just awful.

Collision Sun 10-Jul-11 10:06:20

This is DH's opinion grin

Melody - predictable and boring [bit chavvy too]

Delia - Smith

Sylvia - granny-ish


I think if you want my honest opinion that Madeleine Charlotte is far prettier than the others.

MsChanandlerBong Sun 10-Jul-11 13:31:24

Another subjective opinion... but I love Melody Charlotte!
IME it is unusual and pretty - goes to show that we all have different opinions!

OP which option is your favourite, and which one is DH's favourite? Perhaps you can then blend those two and both be happy(ish)!!

cece Sun 10-Jul-11 13:38:07

I like Sylvia Charlotte best.

proudfoot Sun 10-Jul-11 17:23:57

Henry is great but none of the girls first names appeal to me at all tbh, sorry. Charlotte is much nicer.

pilates Sun 10-Jul-11 21:25:57

Madeleine and Charlotte are lovely

pilates Sun 10-Jul-11 21:26:31

sorry hadn't finished but do not like the others.

themildmanneredjanitor Sun 10-Jul-11 21:27:20

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manicinsomniac Sun 10-Jul-11 22:35:42

I like Madeleine Charlotte too

Think Melody Charlotte is nice but don't like Melody on its own much and she won't be referred to with both names together I'm guessing.

Chocolocolate Mon 11-Jul-11 10:59:48


What a mix of opinions.

My favorite is Delia Madeleine and DH's favorite, although he's not keen on ANY girls names, is Melody Charlotte.

Thinking about it last night, my list would be completely different if I discounted popularity. If I did, my list would be:


but I can't get past worrying that she would be Amelia/Isabelle/Madeleine H for all of her school days.

Chocolocolate Mon 11-Jul-11 11:00:23


Forgot to say thank you for all of the opinions so far smile

Hedwig3 Mon 11-Jul-11 12:02:05

1. Sylvia
2. Delia

Not keen on Melody

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 11-Jul-11 15:47:49

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NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Mon 11-Jul-11 15:54:40

I actually prefer Madeleine Charlotte, but that might be a mouthful.


LauLauLemon Mon 11-Jul-11 15:59:22

Melody Charlotte.

MugglesandLuna Mon 11-Jul-11 15:59:57

I like Melody.
Not Delia (unless you live in Norwich/are Norwich City fans)

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