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Please come and comment on our shortlist for dd2

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peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 20:38:46

So far we have:

Nancy (I love, DH not convinced)

Please be honest, I can take it <wibble>. She will be our dc3, and she is proving very hard to name. Maybe it will be obvious when she arrives!

pilates Wed 12-Oct-11 20:40:23

Nell and Beatrice are my favourites.

peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 20:43:00

I think Nell is my favourite at the moment - well apart from Nancy but I cn probably kiss that name goodbye, dh is not for turning grin.

picnicbasketcase Wed 12-Oct-11 20:47:00

In order of preference:


ImpYCelyn Wed 12-Oct-11 20:48:54


In order of preference.

eatyourveg Wed 12-Oct-11 20:50:54

In order


Love the first three but hate the last two - sorry

mybootsaremuddy Wed 12-Oct-11 20:57:42

In order of prefrence


Sofiaintherye Wed 12-Oct-11 21:54:20

Beatrice is very beautiful, the heroine of Dante's inferno.

Fixture Wed 12-Oct-11 21:56:03

I like Beatrice, and Nell if a nickname for something longer.

Alice is rather dull, Nancy too flouncy, and Romola a bit moley.

babycham42 Wed 12-Oct-11 21:58:46


Not keen on Romola or Alice.

rachel1970 Wed 12-Oct-11 22:06:01

1 = Beatrice
2 = Alice
3 = Romola
4 = Nell
10 = Nancy

Italiangreyhound Wed 12-Oct-11 22:13:32


peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 22:16:01

Thanks everyone. No general consensus then, apart from not Romola!

I'm still swaying towards Nell - my great grandmother was Nelly, which is a bit much, but I do like the idea of continuing the family name.

Any other suggestions? We're keen to not have a Top 20 name this time (dd1's name is very popular, and whilst I love it it'd be good to have something more unusual).

cece Wed 12-Oct-11 22:18:01

Nancy or Alice for me.

grumplestilskin Wed 12-Oct-11 22:19:18

Nancy - lovely
Nell - nice
Romola - not a fan
Alice - don't like
Beatrice - its very..... I'ld expect Beatrice's mum to be very NCT cloney

TimeWasting Wed 12-Oct-11 22:21:02

I like Nell, but would need it to be short for something. Same for Nancy.

Love Alice, not keen on Beatrice, never heard of Romola and not at all keen.

dreamfeeder Wed 12-Oct-11 22:21:13

Iona (I love this, wanted it for DD)
Erin (is that top 20?)

I quite like Nell, and know a cute little girl called Nell, but I think it should be short for something personally, it sounds like it is iyswim

peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 22:24:12

I love Iona, and Erin, but DH has vetoed already. Spookily, two of the others you have listed Dreamfeeder are family names already smile

gnushoes Wed 12-Oct-11 22:26:17

What do you want her to be like? third girl, bit feisty -- Nancy fits the bill.

beanandspud Wed 12-Oct-11 22:27:16

I love Eleanor, with Nell as a nickname.

Other than than Beatrice or Alice would be my favourites. Not very keen on the others - sorry!

beanandspud Wed 12-Oct-11 22:27:51

than that

dreamfeeder Wed 12-Oct-11 22:29:37

hey, spooky peggy. I'm dying to know which 2 now!! I'll have to try harder... Our DD was nearly an Erin. And Iona was only out because I have the same name as my aunty, and her firstborn daughter is Iona, so it seemed a bit much...

Like Eleanor nicknamed to Nell.

peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 22:30:45

I agree gnushoes. My great great aunt is a Nancy, and according to my grandmother a bit of a devil when she was in her teens and 20s - she used to pay my GM a penny to tell suitors that she wasn't in when they called grin. I like that.

dreamfeeder Wed 12-Oct-11 22:31:33

Martha (not so sure about this one- great or poor??)
Esme (love love love, shame DH doesn't)

I'm currently 13 weeks with twins. (and a 13 month DD). Back to name obsession...

peggyblackett Wed 12-Oct-11 22:32:35

I wish I was keener on Eleanor, but I'm not <shrugs>. I think its because Im not keen on Ellie as a name.

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