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Four girls names and a bit of a wobble. Help!

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Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 11:47:37

Be brutal. But give reasons. Thank you. Surname is one syllable.

Freya Evelyn G___
Beatrix Molly G___
Thea Isabel G____
Zoe Olivia __

thanks all x

seeker Sun 14-Aug-11 11:50:24

All lovely except Molly. Nice on it's own but doesn't work with beatrix (IMHO!) Beatrix Margaret instead?

Reb3cca Sun 14-Aug-11 11:53:18

Freya Evelyn G_ Freya = dislike, very common where I like and know a few Freyas I dislike. Eveyln = Dislike... my great aunty is called evelyn, very old fashioned sounding imo
Beatrix Molly G_ LOVE
Thea Isabel G__ umm ok don't rate Thea but like Isobel & they do go together
Zoe Olivia G__ dislike Zoe - just a bit boring, Olivia = although common I love love love this name.

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 11:54:05

thanks seeker. I was trying to keep to a syllable rule (3-2-1 or 2-3-1). So as Beatrix has a three syllable name, I wanted a 2 syllable mn. That's just me being a bit OCD, no other reason lol.

Margaret wouldnt fit, what about Milly or Maggie to go with Beatrix? I do love Molly though sad

cazzybabs Sun 14-Aug-11 11:55:41

I love Evelyn (as I have one) but not keen on Freya

Beatrix I quite like

Thea I like - unsual

cazzybabs Sun 14-Aug-11 11:56:30

Beatrix Molly sounds fine to me - but then how often do you actually use a middle name

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 11:57:02

Thanks Reb3cca. I love old fashioned sounding names, so that doesnt bother me in the slightest and I really like the way it 'looks' and sounds with Freya. Freya not so common where I live - when I told my friend, she refused to believe it was a real name as she had never heard of it lol

Thanks for your comments smile

EdithWeston Sun 14-Aug-11 12:03:30

I like Thea Isabel best - partly because I think "Tig" would be a lovely nn!

For the same reason, I wouldn't go for "Zog"

lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 12:18:48

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lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 12:20:04

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helendigestives Sun 14-Aug-11 14:14:49

I think 'Zog' is a fantastic acronym!

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 14:45:45

lol thanks so far, girls.

Thea would be a 'thee-a'

ZOG isnt the worst - the ones to avoid are FAG, BAG, BIG I suppose

I actually like TIG smile

SaffronCake Sun 14-Aug-11 14:50:36

Zog is awesome!

Freya Evelyn - It's got it all, feminine, strong, classic, spellable, unusual but not so much, will date well, sounds nice. Oh God yes, this is a good name.
Beatrix Molly - The hard triCKS sound that differentiates Beatrice from Beatrix is a deal breaker for me. Love Beatrice though, it's the middle name in my current favourite name for my DC. Molly is boring now, it's been done to death. This is my least favourite.
Thea Isabel - You realise Thea is about to go intersellar yes? There are going to be Theas everywhere in 10 years... Which wouldn't put me off a bit. It's lovely and it goes really well with Isabel. Again though I am going to be a spelling PITA and say Isobel is so much nicer.
Zoe Olivia - Zoe's Ok, Olivia's Ok, it's just not so special as some of your other ideas. Which is a shame because "ZOG" is a fantastic set of initials.

lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 15:25:08

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FruitSaladIsNotPudding Sun 14-Aug-11 15:27:57

I agree that Thea is going to get vv popular.

From your list I like Freya best, but don't like Evelyn. I always think of it as a boys name.

lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 15:29:56

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manicinsomniac Sun 14-Aug-11 15:35:20

I think all four of those are good choices; pretty names that work well together.

My favourite is also Thea Isabel.

Maryz Sun 14-Aug-11 15:44:18

Are you naming quads? [nosy].

I'm amazed you came up with eight names you like.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 14-Aug-11 18:30:54

My favourite is Thea but not with a middle name that begins with a vowel. Sounds a bit awkward and makes people put an 'r' sound in the middle to make it flow. How about Thea Helena, Thea Margaret, Thea Violet?

greenzebra Sun 14-Aug-11 18:39:22

I like them all but Im not in love with beatrix, it reminds me of Bellatrix out of harry potter and its not a pretty name.

Out of all your names I would choose Thea Isabel it goes well together, its pretty and simple all in one and also classy.

MissHonkover Sun 14-Aug-11 19:15:41

Love Beatrix, Thea and Evelyn, but none of the others, sorry.

Like Rhubarbgarden I don't think ending with a vowel then starting with a vowel works.

I'd go Evelyn Thea. grin

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 21:09:38

Maryz - not not naming quads, just a name obsessed junkie and preparing... smile

Evelyn for me is a middle name, as is Molly. The others could be first names.
Regarding Thea going intersteller - from what I have been reading on MN, Freya is also about to, too?

I love Thea and (this is going to sound so silly) but as a written name, it almost looks a bit...unfinished? This is likely me being very silly?

Beatrix means ''Bringer of joy'' and was a name long before Rowling made up a name for a fictitional character in a book, so that does not bother me. I also admit to being the only person in the World who has never seen or read Harry Potter lol

Finding eight names is the easy party - I currently have twenty girls names I love. Narrowing them down . . . not so much smile x

thanks everyone who posted

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 21:10:17

*easy part

Maryz Sun 14-Aug-11 21:20:31

Aw, what a shame. That would have been much more exciting!

fwiw, I think Thea feels like a "shortened" name - I prefer Zoe or Freya (I don't like Beatrix so much. I actually like Molly best, I know it isn't a "cool" name, but I've always loved it - in fact ds2 would have been Molly had he been a girl.

Plonker Sun 14-Aug-11 21:26:39

Freya Evelyn G_
Beatrix Molly G_
Thea Isabel G__
Zoe Olivia __

I really don't like Freya, it's too close to Freda. Evelyn is very fussy and old-fashioned to my ear, though I do love the simplicity of Eve.

Beatrix Molly, I absolutely love! I think it works perfectly.

Thea is very pretty.
I've really gone off Isabel though (and my dd3 was almost an Isabel) just because of sheer numbers, and I haven't in general got a problem with 'popular' names. I hear several children called Isabel (and all it's sooo many varients Isabelle/Isobel/Ysabelle/Isabella/Isobella etc etc) everywhere I go. I know this isn't a problem for you as it will be your dd's middle name, but I'm just explaining why I no longer like it as a name.

Zoe Olivia is nice.

My favourite is Beatrix Molly ...or even Thea Beatrix/Beatrix Thea smile

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