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dd2 3weeks old and no name help!!!

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snoozealot Thu 01-Sep-11 21:42:16

simply can't agree with OH. This is dd2, dd1 is sophie. (had no idea it was so popular - but still love it and it suits her perfectly). I feel OH should have more say as he didn't get much of a look in last time. Kathryn will be the middle name (family member) surname starts with L so lots of L names are out.
our short list is
Jessica (love Jess or Jessi), Francesca (both more his pref than mine) Anna (my pref). There's lots of others we like but don't agree on, and some maybes are Alexandra, Nina, Jo (not sure if nn for Josephine or Joanna).
We think she'll have strong features and personality wise up until today I would have said she seems quite an easy going happy soul, quite a twinkle in her eye. would like something kind of cool but not pretentious.
help!

maybunny Thu 01-Sep-11 21:45:45

Freya?

Happygomummy Thu 01-Sep-11 21:50:46

Marnie

snoozealot Thu 01-Sep-11 21:52:45

like marnie but what is it short for? thanks btw

Hassled Thu 01-Sep-11 21:54:39

I love Anna and Alexandra, and both go well with Sophie. And Francesca is lovely too. You have good taste.

AKissIsNotAContract Thu 01-Sep-11 21:55:55

Marnie is short for Marina.

snoozealot Thu 01-Sep-11 21:56:05

grin

Happygomummy Thu 01-Sep-11 21:57:10

I don't know what it is short for. I knew a marnie at uni and she was v cool and confident, but nice too. If I'd had a girl I would have used it myself!

reddaisy Thu 01-Sep-11 21:58:29

Georgia? I love that name but our next child is a DS.

ilovedjasondonovan Thu 01-Sep-11 21:59:28

Hazel

LuckyLaw Thu 01-Sep-11 22:01:30

Love Francesca. Can be shortened to Frankie when she's older which is cool but in not at all pretentious.

snoozealot Thu 01-Sep-11 22:02:35

love georgia but is already in the close family so no go and hazel is ok but... i'm dreadful for shortening the name - haze?

birdofthenorth Thu 01-Sep-11 22:04:01

Love Jess but Jessica is in the top 5 girls' names in the UK atm, tbh I might think you lack imagination having two v popular (but very lovely!) names!

Like Francesca. Frankie & Cheska are funky nns.

Really like Nina btw.

Love Marina nn Marnie, good suggestion!

How about

Maria Kathryn L
Phoebe Kathryn L
Martha Kathryn L
Hope Kathryn L
Louisa Kathryn L
Stella Kathryn L

ilovedjasondonovan Thu 01-Sep-11 22:04:06

Yes, her school friends have shortened her name to Haze. We call her nutty.

snoozealot Thu 01-Sep-11 22:08:08

lol IheartJD!

bird of the north I'm with you re the popularity thing - doesn't seem to bother OH. love your other suggestions esp maria and stella. love this site!

reddaisy Thu 01-Sep-11 22:25:53

Scarlett
Amelia
Darcey
Isabella/Isabelle
Jennifer

AberdeenAngusina Fri 02-Sep-11 10:55:27

In the film Marnie, wasn't Marnie short for Margaret?

mumofbumblebea Fri 02-Sep-11 11:27:51

anna is lovely and goes with sophie really well. don't know any little annas myself atm so don't think its that popular nowardays.

pommedechocolat Fri 02-Sep-11 12:31:50

I love Nina

whizzyrocket Fri 02-Sep-11 15:18:14

Don't worry about names being popular- it won't bother them if it doesn't bother you. Jessica and Alexandra get my vote from your list. They're lovely timeless names that are both sufficiently different and complementary to Sophie.

LittleWhiteWolf Fri 02-Sep-11 15:21:24

I like Anna best. That being said I know of a Francesca who gets called Chess which I find quite cool blush

LuckyLaw Mon 05-Sep-11 22:12:17

Have you settled on anything yet OP?

DigOfTheStump Mon 05-Sep-11 22:29:59

Jennifer, Joanna, Susanna, Juliet.

PercyFilth Mon 05-Sep-11 22:30:44

My aunt Marnie was short for Marjorie. That's a pretty name due a comeback.

Northernrose Tue 06-Sep-11 09:43:09

Love Anna with Sophie (but am biased as dd1 is Anna and dd2 Sophia!) also love Nina. Also love Jess but not so much Jessica!
Let us know what you choose and congratulations!

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