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Baby Names- Lilia or Imogen?!

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Pinklady3777 Sun 04-Sep-11 22:42:58

Please help- any advice/comments on these names v much appreciated.

Also thinking about middle names

Imogen Rose
Lilia Saoirse
Imogen Lilia
Lilia Imogen
Any feedback helpful!

therewasalittlegirl Sun 04-Sep-11 22:58:49

Love Lilia and Imogen!

Also love Rose, but it has infortunately become a bit a a filler middle name. Like other Rose names though - Rosa, Rosalie...

I like Lilia Rosalie or Imogen Lily smile

letspickgoogleberries Sun 04-Sep-11 23:51:50

I prefer Lilia to Imogen
But Lilia Imogen I like. (Lilia Saoirse is a bit of a mouthful I think)
Lilia Rose is nice thoug

mathanxiety Mon 05-Sep-11 05:57:38

Lilia. I can't understand the popularity of Imogen at all.

Lilia Rose is nice. Lilia Saoirse is ok but needs a third short name to give it more of a ring --
Lilia Saoirse Elin
Lilia Saoirse Elise

Or
Lilia Rosalie
Lilia Rosalind
Lilia Rosita
Lilia Róisín
Lilia Rosemarie
Lilia Romilly
Lilia Romy.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 05-Sep-11 06:01:21

Not Rose! Every girl under 8 has Rose as a middle name.

That said, I think Lilia Imogen is a bit of a mouthful, so if you use either as a first (and I love both) you need a shorter second. Imogen Lily or Lilia Ivy or something.

EdithWeston Mon 05-Sep-11 06:01:56

I think Lilia looks unfinished - Lily or Lilian are far nicer.

I think Imogen us a lovely name. I'd prefer Imogen Lily (ok, not one of the options) and also like Imogen Rose.

nothingnatural Mon 05-Sep-11 06:26:42

To me Lilia sounds like a brand of tampons. Sorry.

musttidyupmusttidyup Mon 05-Sep-11 07:03:20

Imogen Rose

CurwySwide Mon 05-Sep-11 08:28:30

Imogen is lovely - and goes with Rose very nicely. Don't really like Lilia sorry.

BuntyPenfold Mon 05-Sep-11 09:49:34

Imogen is a bit harsh to my ears, sorry.
As for Lilia, I worked in a nursery where a new baby was introduced as Lilia. As soon as the parents had left the building there was an outburst of hilarious disbelief at the tampon name- admittedly the staff were 100 % female.

Pinklady3777 Mon 05-Sep-11 10:07:05

Is this tampon thing a real issue with Lilia do people think?! Had never heard of it myself.

BuntyPenfold Mon 05-Sep-11 10:45:28

The mother was a very unpopular parent, as she often pitied other parents of children with less 'personality' than hers
eg 'How do people cope, do you think, when their child xxxxx has so little personality? I couldn't bear it myself if my child had so little personality....'
And similar charmless remarks.
So there was a huge outburst of hilarious glee, that she had finally and completely made such a fool of herself (and unfortunate DD).
Sorry, but you did ask.

nothingnatural Mon 05-Sep-11 10:45:45

Sorry pinklady but lookee here from the Museum of Menstruation - wow what a great museum! grin

exoticfruits Mon 05-Sep-11 10:50:05

Imogen Rose. Don't like Lilia at all.

Pinklady3777 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:10:31

Thanks- I knew the brand existed alright but just didn't know if it would be the first thing that came to people's minds on hearing the name, given the length of time since it was in production. Still very much toting between Lilia and Imogen... Can't work out which is nicer!!

Badtasteflump Mon 05-Sep-11 11:15:45

I used to like Imogen but it's a very popular name where i am now (south east) and there are quite a few of them at DD's school, so I'm glad I didn't use it myself. And I know it's picky but the Imogen who bonked a footballer has ruined the name for me.

I do like Lilia though - it's unusual but not too much so IMO.

disgustedmummy Mon 05-Sep-11 11:16:37

Sorry but ewww to Lillia. Lily much nicer.

Imogen is ok.

BuntyPenfold Mon 05-Sep-11 11:17:07

Imogen is nicersmile
Do you like Lily or Lillian at all?
Lillian Saoirse is lovely.

Pinklady3777 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:24:52

Not a fan of Lilian (bit American) or Lily (bit popular). Lucy is another we like but not sure if it sounds a bit more 'ordinary' than Lilia or Imogen. Of course, whether Saoirse is 'too difficult' a name to put with any of them is also a consideration!

MajorBumsore Mon 05-Sep-11 16:16:41

I immediately thought of sanitary protection on hearing Lilia too-sorry!

Bandwithering Mon 05-Sep-11 17:09:41

Lilia is like a tampon or a lilet. Awful. Lydia is lovely though.

Bandwithering Mon 05-Sep-11 17:10:47

Oh sorry, I see other people have mentioned the tampon thing too. Didn't mean to drive that point home in a limo.

Fatshionista Mon 05-Sep-11 17:12:48

Lilia Imogen or Lilia Rose.

bigbluebump Mon 05-Sep-11 18:24:32

Lilia is lovely, feminine and works in all languages (that I can think of). Lovely choice imo.

I really do not like Imogen - it sounds so harsh, masculine and wouldn't sound good in German or French for example. Really do not understand its appeal, sorry.

enjoyingscience Mon 05-Sep-11 18:31:30

Prefer Lilah to Lilia - sounds a bit less girly to me.

Imogen is alright, but a bit harsh as bigbluebump says.

How do you pronounce Saoirse? I've always wondered.

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