We are having a baby girl in a couple of months and have a shortlist of baby names...
Emily - I love but I know it's been in the top 10/5 for ages and I am concerned that it is just too popular and there will be loads in every school/playground etc
Abigail - I love this...
Jessica - Again I love.
Elizabeth - My DH loves this... I like the NNs Beth, Libby, Lilly but really don't like Liz/Lizzy and am worried that it will be sods law that if we name her Elizabeth she will end up being called Lizzy by some people!
Any thoughts on the above? Are they all just a little bit too popular? Can any one suggest any alternatives along the same vein?
I like names that have a NN possibility. Her middle name will be Ann. (family name)
we have an Emily - the popularity didn't occur to me when we picked it... however there has never been more than one of her at preschool and her new class (starting reception in sept) only has her as an Emily too!
I called my dd Emily and was also worried about the popularity aspect - but it was always a name I loved and no other would do. Looking back I don't remember meeting or knowing any Emilys which also helped my choice. Emily Ann is pretty written down but say it fast and it sounds like Emma Leanne - sorry!