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Panic setting in - 2 weeks to find names - help

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minicorrect Mon 18-Jul-11 20:34:04

After much deliberation, this is what I think is my final shortlist for a girl in order of preference (don't know what we're having but instinct tells me it's a girl so prioritised this first):

Calypso
Lyra
Sorrel
Bronte
Indigo
Angeline
Laurel
Meryl
Aurora
Beatrix

This is to go with Etienne Maya so we need two names from this list ideally. Any comments welcome to help me cull the list down as I don't think this baby will come out until we have a name for it.

TIA!!

Kayano Mon 18-Jul-11 20:41:50

Angeline Lyra
Or
Angeline Laurel to go with DSis name IMO

pilates Mon 18-Jul-11 20:42:07

Angeline Lyra sounds good

PaperBank Mon 18-Jul-11 21:18:02

Indigo Laurel, Laurel Angeline, Meryl Indigo or Meryl Angeline

Calypso - 80s drink in a triangular carton
Lyra - liar
Sorrel - sorry
Bronte - surnamey, and may get dinosaur jokes (Bronte saw us...)
Indigo - OK
Angeline - quite like, also like Angela and Angelica
Laurel - like
Meryl - like
Aurora - like
Beatrix - too harsh, prefer Beatrice

MelinaM Mon 18-Jul-11 21:20:18

Beatrix Laurel
Beatrix Sorrel
Aurora Angeline

SingingSands Mon 18-Jul-11 21:21:12

Angeline is a lovely name, goes with Sorrel I think smile.

fairieswearboots Mon 18-Jul-11 21:58:45

Lyra Angeline
or
Angeline Aurora

HoneyDuke Mon 18-Jul-11 22:03:20

Aurora beatrix

pixiestix Mon 18-Jul-11 22:12:00

Calypso - REALLY hate, sorry
Lyra - like
Sorrel - LOVE
Bronte - like
Indigo - LOVE
Angeline - LOVE espec. with Etienne
Laurel - meh
Meryl - ick, hell no.
Aurora - bit twee
Beatrix - LOVE

I would go with Angeline Sorrel or Indigo Beatrix for what its worth. Congratulations!

naturalbaby Mon 18-Jul-11 22:17:24

Angeline. Middle name Laurel, Bronte or Beatrix.

mathanxiety Mon 18-Jul-11 23:14:09

Calypso -- 'daylight come and me wanna go ho-ome' (No)
Lyra -- LOVE
Sorrel -- colour of a horse
Bronte -- awful
Indigo -- indigo children article here
Angeline -- LOVE, would go nicely with Etienne
Laurel -- LOVE
Meryl -- a bit old fashioned
Aurora -- Disneyesque
Beatrix -- LOVE

Lyra, Angeline, Laurel and Beatrix are my favourites

mumpalumps Mon 18-Jul-11 23:41:52

Calypso -- 'on your childs behalf NOOOOOOOOOOO
Lyra -- LOVE
Sorrel -- vegetable (sorry sorrel)
Bronte -- saurus
Indigo --Love (Indigo Lyra)
Angeline --ok
Laurel --emmerdale not good
Meryl -- ok
Aurora -- ok
Beatrix -- ok

minicorrect Tue 19-Jul-11 19:13:58

Thanks for all the replies. Now just got to convince DP who only likes about 3 of these names!! Working on it!

ensure Tue 19-Jul-11 19:19:43

I only like Sorrell of those names.

Mumbrane Tue 19-Jul-11 21:13:15

Aurora is lovely.

I could be persuaded that Angeline and Beatrix are nice.

The others are ghastly. Calypso is absolutely foul, sorry.

Aurora and Etienne - nice combo.

reastie Tue 19-Jul-11 21:15:40

I read lyra as lycra, sorry. I like laurel, bronte and meryl grin

birdofthenorth Wed 20-Jul-11 01:08:55

Indigo Bronte or Indigo Beatrice. Love Indigo! Think it works well with Etienne too

Tillylove Wed 20-Jul-11 07:46:19

I adore Indigo Beatrix! Fab name!

Domesticbodess Wed 20-Jul-11 08:52:33

Angeline is pretty as the first name and lots of the others fit as middles.

SunnilyEnough Wed 20-Jul-11 09:07:41

Calypso - awful. Soft drink, as others have said.
Lyra - lycra
Sorrel - lovely, though maybe a bit too close to sorry/sorrow.
Bronte - as middle name
Indigo - awful. tie-dye.
Angeline - terrible. 70s/80s Angie/Maureen type name.
Laurel - lovely
Meryl - not keen
Aurora - awful
Beatrix - prefer Beatrice, Beatrix is a bit dominatrix for me.

I would go for Sorrel or Laurel with Beatrix (or Beatrice) or Bronte as the middle name.

Ephiny Wed 20-Jul-11 10:42:30

Oh dear, I'm not too keen on most of those to be honest. Laurel is nice (though would go for Lauren personally), Angeline is OK (and fits well with Etienne), but I really don't like the others at all.

minicorrect Thu 04-Aug-11 11:32:35

Well DD2 was born on Tuesday and despite agreeing on Indigo Lyla she really didn't suit it so is now Sorrel Lyla. Your comments were very helpful and probably stopped me going too out there. Have already had a sorry comment from my sister but still happy with the name so will ignore her! Just not sure what nn to use - I like Lolli, DP suggested Sol or Solly.

ensure Thu 04-Aug-11 13:00:04

Oh my favourite won, yay! (Congratulations by the way!).

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