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Help us get some perspective on our shortlist with our comedy surname please!

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caulicheese Sat 25-Feb-12 15:01:05

We have a comedy surname. It's a noun and is something that footballers kick! As you can imagine we've had to discard a number of names as they just don't work. We've decide on a boy's name but are stuck with girls names. Our shortlist in order of preference is:


Do the above work with our surname? I'd appreciate all points of view and any other suggestions. Thanks.

sairygamp Sat 25-Feb-12 15:03:01

Bobbie ? grin

Hassled Sat 25-Feb-12 15:05:24

Molly is the one that sounds most wrong, IYSWIM. I think you should avoid names ending -ie or-y, but I can't articulate why really.
Thea and Jessica are both lovely.

manicinsomniac Sat 25-Feb-12 15:24:22

Zoe! grin or Hannah!! shock


I would actually flip your shortlist. I like Jessica best, then Thea then Molly.

I think perhaps longer names sound good if your surname is one syllable? And I agree that the 'ee' sound isn't great. Nor is an 'ell' sound.

How about:
Alexandra, Cassandra, Cecilia, Daniella, Elizabeth, Emilia, Francesca, Gabriella, Georgina, Isabella, Jennifer, Julia, Katherine, Lydia, Louisa, Melissa, Matilda, Miranda, Natasha, Natalia, Olivia, Rebecca, Rhianna, Sophia, Samantha, Savannah, Tabitha, Tallulah, Victoria.

CPtart Sat 25-Feb-12 15:27:52

Not Molly .... sounds like volley ....

funchum8am Sat 25-Feb-12 15:31:43

Jessica works best! My surname rhymes with yours...

Plonker Sat 25-Feb-12 15:34:14

Not Molly (though I do like the name)

Thea and Jessica are lovely, with Thea just getting my vote smile

Sidge Sat 25-Feb-12 15:38:35

I think a longer name that doesn't end in -a-, -y- or -ie- would work best.

Jessica is lovely.

Also Elizabeth

WhyMeWhyNot Sat 25-Feb-12 15:50:15

I wouldn't choose a name beginning with an A or an I as when written as initial.surname would look comical.

I agree though that a longer christian name would work best with a one syllable surname.

I'm very aware of how initials look too as in my job we have to initial everything, we have a BO.

Decisions, decisions....... good luck, its fun naming babies.

cece Sat 25-Feb-12 15:56:22

I agree with sidge, longer names sound much better.

Elisabeth sound lovely with your last name..



cece Sat 25-Feb-12 15:56:36


AKissIsNotAContract Sat 25-Feb-12 15:58:40

I think a name starting with B would work, Betty Ball sounds really cute.

HoldTouchEngage Sun 26-Feb-12 12:27:50

I agree that longer names sound a little better!

Beatrice Ball sounds very very cute, imho!

How about

Marianna or Marianne
Georgia or Georgina


ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sun 26-Feb-12 12:58:30

I agree that the longer names sound better - but you have to watch out for common shortenings... ie Felicity - Flick Ball. No. Elizabeth - Beth Ball. No. Beatrice - Bea Ball. No.

Good luck, it's tricky. I'd love to know what you have chosen for a boys name smile

runningforthebusinheels Sun 26-Feb-12 13:03:10

Annette <snigger>

Out of your 3 choices I like Jessica best, the other 2 sound a little odd with the surname imo.

RustyBear Sun 26-Feb-12 13:23:38

Not Henrietta!

We had a Jessica Ball at my school a few years ago, which I thought sounded nice - she had a sister, but I can't remember her name - I think it was Emily, which is nice too.

diddl Sun 26-Feb-12 13:32:22

Jessica from your list.

FilterCoffee Sun 26-Feb-12 14:20:00

From your list, definitely Jessica. Too much "ll" sound with Molly, and I'm not so keen on Thea.

LittlePandaBear Sun 26-Feb-12 14:24:10

Jessica works well. Thea Ball sounds a bit like Theobald...

winkle2 Sun 26-Feb-12 14:28:34

Ophelia?! Sorry couldn't resist ;)

alisonsmum Sun 26-Feb-12 14:32:50

Another vote for Jessica (sniggers at Annette)

TheCrunchUnderfoot Sun 26-Feb-12 14:38:44

Jessica is a great choice, genuinely nice together. And as a nn Jessie/Jessy/Jess Ball works fine!

BoffinMum Sun 26-Feb-12 14:42:53

I was at school with an Alexandra Ball, nicknamed 'Flexiball', if I remember correctly.

LittlePandaBear Sun 26-Feb-12 18:29:11

Just checking you haven't picked Isaac for your boys name grin

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