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we've got a shortlist for DD3

(17 Posts)
londoner01 Sat 23-Jul-11 00:26:20

I am expecting DD3 and have a shortlist.. I already have an Amy (full name Amelia but never uses it) and a Kyra...
For DD3 I am kean to have a name which isn't extemely common but isn't unusual/hard to spell or pronounce etc. My main problem is me and DH like nicknames but often not the full name!

Liberty (Libby)
Flora/Florence/Florianna (Flo)
Matilda (Tilly, Tilda)
Emmeline (Emie, Emma, Mia, Millie, Emilie)
Olivia - Although worried as this is my best friends name, I have been best friends with her since school and we see each other/our kids are friends etc so feel I can't use this..
Saffron (Saffie)
Hilary/Hillary- A friend close to me called Hilary (Hils or Ree nn) passed away last year, she was very inpirational in many ways and close to me, and I always loved her name but can't imagine it on a baby, but think its beautiful for a young adult/when DD grows up

As you can see its quite a long list! It is ranked...
Opinions- just want people to point out things I havent seen about names.

technotronic Sat 23-Jul-11 00:40:33

That's a very nice selection you have there, I can understand why you're finding it difficult to choose.

My favourites are Liberty and Emmeline, with Liberty just slightly ahead. This is only because with Emmeline people will assume she's called Emily unless you pronounce the end very definitely all the time.

Linnet Sat 23-Jul-11 00:48:01

Is your Kyra a K-eye-ra or a K-ee-ra?

Out of your list which is lovely I like


Clary Sat 23-Jul-11 00:52:37

I have to reply as you have my name on your shortlist! That's a first, really and truly.

I don't like my name much tho, so don't use it. grin

Of yr list I like Florence very much (DS2's girl name) and also Matilda tho it's getting more popular.

Olivia is also very popular, ditto Poppy. Lots and lots of Emily/Emilia variants too and personally I think Emmeline (which I do like) is a bit close to Amelia.

startail Sat 23-Jul-11 00:53:42

Thea, not a name I've really thought about before, but it seems to fit with the others.
Libbys nice but it makes kyra stand out as the unusual one.

moonferret Sat 23-Jul-11 00:53:48

The only Lydia I ever knew disowned the name and was known by her middle name...I couldn't disagree with her!
I knew someone with the middle name Emmeline who was very embarrassed about it...
And as for Hilary/ the same bracket as Doris, Edna and Phyllis.

Offspring Sat 23-Jul-11 02:40:55

My favourite from your list is Thea, I think it's beautiful. I also like Emmeline.

manicinsomniac Sat 23-Jul-11 07:01:58

I love most of your names (including your existing daughters).

My favourites from your shortlist are:

I'm not a massive fan of shortening names but do find that it happens anyway.

PaperBank Sat 23-Jul-11 07:58:54

From your shortlist I like Florence, Lydia, Emmeline and Poppy best.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 23-Jul-11 10:34:03

Saffron is my favourite and we only know one. How about using Hilary as a middle name to honour your friend?

londoner01 Sat 23-Jul-11 12:06:01

Clary- Now i'm worried which it your name if you dont mind me asking/Pm me?! And agree on Emmeline I think DH and I decided against it last night

Linnet- Shes a K-eye-ra (not same as Keira)

moonferret - who don't you like Lydia?! and what is your opinion on Hilary, do you mean it is not good its in that bracket?!

JiltedJohnsJulie- that's a good idea.

Both our older girls have two middle names..
Amelia Darcie Rose
Kyra Isabelle Sofia

We can't find a second middle name to link Liberty and Hilary...
Which names would go best with Hilary as a middle name IYO?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 23-Jul-11 12:09:16

Clary we have an Emmeline and I can honestly say that so far its never been confused with Amelia.

SummerLeaps Sat 23-Jul-11 12:15:53

I always thought of using Poppy as a nn for Phillipa, unlike the more usual 'Pippa'. (hate the name Pippa).

Liberty is nice.

I like the very old fashioned Protestant names like Temperance, Deliverance, Constance etc.... whcih is why DH has refused to have another dc. blush

lockets Sat 23-Jul-11 13:33:40

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manicinsomniac Sat 23-Jul-11 16:49:16

Liberty Hilary Anne?
Liberty Hilary Jade?
Liberty Hilary Faye?
Liberty Hilary Jane?
Liberty Hilary May?
Liberty Hilary Eve?

I think it needs to be one syllable when you've you've got 2 3 syllable names ending in y. One solid syllable at the end finishes the name off a bit.

PaperBank Sat 23-Jul-11 17:53:40

I wouldn't use both Hilary and Liberty. They're too rhymey with the same sounds... ih-er-ee.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 23-Jul-11 17:57:25

Liberty (Libby) Love Libby as nn for Elizabeth but hate Liberty
Flora/Florence/Florianna (Flo) - like Florence; Florianna is horrible imho.
Lydia - lovely
Thea - not fond
India - not fond
Matilda (Tilly, Tilda) nice
Emmeline (Emie, Emma, Mia, Millie, Emilie) - love Emmeline
Olivia - don't like
Saffron (Saffie) - don't like
Hilary/Hillary- ok
Poppy - like

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