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Gone through so many 'A' names I can't hear them as real words anymore..help!

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TheKidsAreAllWrong Fri 12-Aug-11 22:29:51

which ones are nice? (if any!)

Anya [Arn-ya]
April
Amber
Alyssa
Ailie [Ay-lee]
Aithne [Eth-nee]
Allegra
Albany
Amelia
Alexa

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 12-Aug-11 22:32:39

I like Anya (but would pronounce in Ann-ya but then I'm common wink. Amelia & Alexa are both nice but are quite popular (lots of Millie's and Lexie's around)

CristinaTheAstonishing Fri 12-Aug-11 22:34:05

Anya
April
Amber
Alexa

TheKidsAreAllWrong Fri 12-Aug-11 22:37:50

now that i've posted that i don't know if i don't prefer Ann-ya..? so tone deaf to names now. might have to sleep on it for few weeks...zzzz

CristinaTheAstonishing Fri 12-Aug-11 22:41:30

There's also Adriana, Aurelia, Alina, Andrea, Angela. Why does it have to be A?

Kayano Fri 12-Aug-11 22:43:02

I'm considering both Arya and Abbey for a girl. Still trying to pry DH away from the dreaded Sophie lol

TheKidsAreAllWrong Fri 12-Aug-11 22:46:17

It doesn't have to be A, that's just where we started! (But I do seem to like vowel starting names...)

Don't like Andrea or Angela because they, unreasonably I know, sound a bit 80's to me.

Never heard of Alina though and that's starting to sound good....

I like Abbey but DP has a thing against "shortened" names as full names

EdithWeston Fri 12-Aug-11 22:47:02

Of you list, I think Allegra is by far and away the nicest.

The rest are all fine, except Albany which I really don't like (sorry).

NormanTheForeman Fri 12-Aug-11 22:51:46

Alexandra
Anna
Alanna

Sidge Fri 12-Aug-11 22:55:17

Aurelie
Annabel
Angelica

Crosshair Fri 12-Aug-11 23:22:08

Alice.

I like Amber from your list.

mogandthecat Sat 13-Aug-11 06:42:09

Anya [Arn-ya] - by far the nicest
April - ok
Amber - dog's name-
Alyssa - made up sounding
Ailie [Ay-lee] - nice if spelled Eilidh
Aithne [Eth-nee] - nice if spelled Eithne
Allegra - makes me think of long legged creatures but maybe just me as people on here seem to like it
Albany - sounds like a hotel
Amelia - don't like, v popular
Alexa - ok but don't like Lexie

In summary, love Anya. Also like Alice and Anna. Good luck choosing.

NorksAreMessy Sat 13-Aug-11 06:55:28

Aline is gorgeous and unusual
Allegra was one of my choices for DD (overruled)
Anastacia seems to be getting more popular

Bonsoir Sat 13-Aug-11 07:01:37

Anya will be pronounced Ann-ya by the world at large.

I like Alexia (with an i)

InstantAtom Sat 13-Aug-11 08:20:45

April, Amber, Alyssa and Amelia are the nicest of those IMO.

Kayano Sat 13-Aug-11 08:28:20

I heard the name Allenby once and I loved it. Unusual but nice

RustyBear Sat 13-Aug-11 08:33:45

I love Amber, but I am prejudiced, having a gorgeous one of my own...

I like Allegra and Alexa from your list. I also like Alyssa, but there are so many spelling and pronunciation variations around that she'd probably spend her whole life telling people how to spell/pronounce it.

Althea?

FriskyMare Sat 13-Aug-11 08:50:22

Audrey
Alice
Ailsa
Aisling
Annabel
Arabella
Agnes
Augusta

Don't particularly like all of these, was just seeing how many I could think ofgrin

WheelsOnTheBike Sat 13-Aug-11 09:03:15

Anya is lovely, but I too would pronounce it Anya. I know adding an R is a regional accent thing, but I think that sounds common, sorry!

WheelsOnTheBike Sat 13-Aug-11 09:04:43

Alicia is a nice name too.

CandiceMariePratt Sat 13-Aug-11 09:04:44

Agatha

FellatioNelson Sat 13-Aug-11 09:10:01

Kayano If you are going to have Abbie then please spelling Abbie or Abi(gail) or Abby. Abbey is not a name, it's a large building.

FellatioNelson Sat 13-Aug-11 09:10:38

spell not spelling confused Sorry.

survivingsummer Sat 13-Aug-11 11:12:30

I love 'A' names. My faves from your list are:

Anya
Amelia
Alexa

I also like:

Ariadne
Alice
Anis (very old fashioned version of Agnes - lovely I think!)
Anna
Annie

I have an Anya - is always pronounced Ann-ya. I think is Arn-ya is America as this is how FIL pronounces it as he is American!

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