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Why are girls names so much harder??

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Kayzr Tue 18-Oct-11 17:29:25

Only 5 weeks with DC3 but I want to think about names already. I have 2 boys, we have a boys name picked out but got a huge list of girls names.

If it is a girl her middle name will be Jean. Its my middle name, my mums, my nans etc etc so I would like to continue it. Surname is McCall(please no Davina suggestions grin)

So here is the list.

Annabella/Anabella
Arabella
Amelie
Amber
Aurora
Beatrice
Cecilia
Daisy
Evelyn
Elsie
Felicity
Florence (Great nans name)
Hazel
Isabella(going off this now)
Lucille
Meredith
Noelle
Penelope
Rosalie
Serena
Serenity
Sierra
Sofia/Sophia
Vivienna
Viviana

See its a huge list, DP's favourite is Arabella and I am not really sure which is my favourite. I don't want something hugely popular which is why I have gone off Isabella as I know 3 that have been born in the last month.

Help please!!

Tortington Tue 18-Oct-11 17:30:36

florence is awesome

do it

Kayzr Tue 18-Oct-11 17:47:57

I love Florence but DP not as keen.

comedaygoday Tue 18-Oct-11 17:59:57

I like Florence, Hazel or Penelope best of your suggestions.

Fixture Tue 18-Oct-11 18:04:38

Lots of lovely names there smile

Top 6 would be Aurora, Amber, Cecilia, Daisy, Florence, Sophia smile These would all go nicely with Jean as middle name.

Also like Annabella (though I prefer Annabel), Arabella, Beatrice, Evelyn (though Evie names v. popular), Elsie, Felicity, Isabella (again v. popular), Penelope, Rosalie and Serena.

And the others...

Amelie - a bit faddy, prefer Amelia
Hazel - don't like
Lucille - prefer Lucy
Meredith - OK
Noelle - too male as Noel more popular than Noelle
Serenity - Serena nicer and less obviously virtuous
Sierra - a type of Ford car
Vivienna - a bit harsh, and why not just Vivienne?
Viviana - as above

Kayzr Tue 18-Oct-11 18:08:52

Fixture, Vivienna was meant to be Vivienne. Didn't notice the typo until just then.

TheRealMBJ Tue 18-Oct-11 18:09:14

Annabella/Anabella
Arabella
Amelie
Amber
Aurora - LOVE (but DH won't let me)
Beatrice - prefer Beatrix
Cecilia
Daisy
Evelyn
Elsie
Felicity
Florence (Great nans name)
Hazel
Isabella(going off this now)
Lucille
Meredith
Noelle
Penelope
Rosalie
Serena
Serenity
Sierra
Sofia/Sophia
Vivienna
Viviana

minipie Tue 18-Oct-11 18:33:44

Quite a few of yours are a bit too frilly for me eg Arabella, Serenity, Vivienna.

I like:

Beatrice
Cecilia - but prefer Cecily. Cecily Jean McCall sounds awesome
Evelyn
Felicity
Hazel
Meredith
Penelope
Serena
Sophia

MrsOzz Tue 18-Oct-11 19:24:58

I have a secret love for the nn Merry for Meridith.

Kirstle Tue 18-Oct-11 22:23:42

Annabella/Anabella - Prefer just Annabel methinks
Arabella - not keen
Amelie - bit 'trendy' at the moment, think Rachel Steven's daughter is this? Love Elodie though?
Amber - Used to think it a bit bleugh, but now quite like it.
Aurora - are you giving birth to a Disney princess? ;) Not my cup of char...
Beatrice - Prefer Beatrix but do you really want BJ as initials?
Cecilia - you're breaking my heart, you're shaking my confidence daily... not a fan smile
Daisy - cute, but essentially a weed. How about Poppy?
Evelyn - Lovely lovely
Elsie - lovely lovely
Felicity - nope
Florence (Great nans name) - bit faddy atm (imo) But nice to honour family member...
Hazel - never understand the popularity of this name, to my ears sounds so harsh. To my ears, I'm not trying to start a war... smile
Isabella(going off this now) - beautiful but done to death and all variants of it
Lucille - Lucy or Lucia are better in my opinion
Meredith - Like this, pretty spunky name smile
Noelle - no
Penelope - love this
Rosalie - meh
Serena - no
Serenity - well it will be an ironic choice at 3am when she's had u up 6 times ;)
Sierra - always makes me want to say 'Leone' after it. Dont like that connotation.
Sofia/Sophia - See Isabella comment
Vivienna - nope
Viviana - not keen

Penelope is gorgeous and PJ cute initials smile

birdofthenorth Wed 19-Oct-11 09:12:07

Love Elsie & Rosalie. Like Lucille & Evelyn very much too.

I disagree that girls are harder though, I could name ten girls happily right now, it's boys names that I find much harder to pin down -they all seem over-popular or out there and try-hard to me!

What are your DSs called?

Kayzr Wed 19-Oct-11 09:49:42

The DSs are Freddie and Dylan.

ellesabe Wed 19-Oct-11 18:55:16

Ooh I love your list! Very similar to our options smile

My favourites are Arabella, Amber, Felicity, Hazel and Meredith.

I know that you haven't asked for more ideas but we had some on our lust which are along the sane lines as some of yours. How about Sienna, Verity, Ramona or Heidi?

ellesabe Wed 19-Oct-11 18:55:59

Lust?? I meant list, obviously!

exoticfruits Wed 19-Oct-11 19:06:41

Florence or Annabel

exoticfruits Wed 19-Oct-11 19:07:22

Not Elsie-horrible.

Kayzr Wed 19-Oct-11 19:32:49

I love verity but DP has absolutely said no. Much prefer Annabella over Annabel.

MorallyBankrupt Wed 19-Oct-11 19:38:59

Arabella is a bit try hard, especially compared to Freddie and Dylan. I see your boys names as a bit 'cooler' for want of a better word.

I think Sofia, Rosalie or Meredith as fitting better.

usingapseudonym Wed 19-Oct-11 19:40:23

We like Beatrice!

I wouldn't go Sophia as its really quite popular at the moment.

Collision Wed 19-Oct-11 19:42:22

Love love love Beatrice or Beatrix as I love Bea as a nn.

Think I would go with

Beatrice Serenity Jean

or

Beatrice Annabella Jean

as Beatrice Jean does not seem to flow as well so I would give her 3 names.

MrsRupertBear Wed 19-Oct-11 20:16:04

I have got an Annabel. Your list is sooooooo like mine. The other names we considered were Felicity, Florence, Penelope, Alexandra, Arianna, Beatrix and Martha, Kitty smile

wigglesrock Wed 19-Oct-11 20:27:20

Annabella/Anabella - I'm not a fan of any variation on this name, don't know why
Arabella - not for me either
Amelie - okish
Amber - I have a terrible weakness for this name, its my secret wish name
Aurora - as previous poster said - Disney
Beatrice - I know lots of people like this name but I'm a bit meh over it
Cecilia - Like this a lot
Daisy - Also a secret name crush
Evelyn - I know a lot of Evies
Elsie - No
Felicity - okish
Florence (Great nans name) - I find Florence a bit try hard
Hazel - No
Isabella(going off this now) - like this, but prefer Isobel
Lucille - Can't get Kenny Rogers out of my head
Meredith - nice
Noelle - no
Penelope - no, but I don't know any nice ones
Rosalie - its a bit Twilighty
Serena - ok
Serenity - no
Sierra - car or Leone
Sofia/ Sophia - I have one grin
Vivienne - really like this

birdofthenorth Wed 19-Oct-11 22:19:16

Freddie & Dylan are lovely names!

I think these sound best:

Freddie, Dylan & Florence
Freddie, Dylan & Daisy
Freddie, Dylan & Evelyn

Kayzr Thu 20-Oct-11 18:58:28

Right now the list is a bit shorter.
Arabella
Annabella
Cecily(thanks minipie)
Daisy
Meredith
Rosalie

DP is still set on Arabella

SESthebrave Thu 20-Oct-11 19:36:55

If you went with Arabella, would you shorten it to Bella? I almost prefer Arabella to Bella tbh.
I do love the suggestion of Cecily Jean but other than that my favourite from your list is Daisy.

You're further ahead than we are - I have no idea for a boy or a girl!

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