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DessieLou Sun 29-Jul-12 11:51:24

We're currently considering Sarah...what do you think? Boring or a timeless classic? Other names on the shortlist are Lucy & Hailey. This baby naming malarky is driving me insane!

SilkySmith Sun 29-Jul-12 11:53:12

Like Sarah and Lucy, very different to the current trends of Ellie, Maisy etc. They are classic just a different kind of classic. The Current "classic" names are getting boring through sheer over use
not sure about Hailey, think I'ld probably warm to it

VolAuVent Sun 29-Jul-12 11:53:55

Sarah and Lucy are both lovely names, classic and not "boring"!

I like Hayley with a y.

juneau Sun 29-Jul-12 11:56:12

I have a sister called Sarah and she's one of about a million born in the 1970s. Lucy is another name from that era that was wildly popular. I went to an all-girls school and I can't tell you how many Sarahs and Lucys there were - a lot! Now though, I know one little Lucy and no little Sarahs. I think they're both classic names and FWIW I've got two boys with very classic, but currently un-trendy names, so they'd get my nod. I'm not so keen on Hailey and you might have spelling confusion (Hayley), with that one. But if you're looking for something that's currently unusual, but that people will know how to pronounce, it will fit the bill.

roteelefant Sun 29-Jul-12 12:04:34

I like Sarah. Lucy I'm not that keen on Hailey/Hayley is alright don't think I like the 'hay' bit

cookielove Sun 29-Jul-12 12:08:57

I love Sarah, speaking as one (born in the 80's). I love my name!! It is a timeless classic and means princess who doesn't love that!!

exoticfruits Sun 29-Jul-12 12:15:56

Sarah is a timeless classic-I love it. I also like Lucy.

iloveACK Sun 29-Jul-12 12:16:42

Love it grin

5madthings Sun 29-Jul-12 12:18:57

i like sarah (i am one grin ) and also Lucy i know the odd Lucy and one Sarah, all are primary school aged, not heard of baby called by either of the names.

not so keen Hayley.

hotchoice Sun 29-Jul-12 12:22:02

Sarah is beautiful. I love it.

sashh Sun 29-Jul-12 13:03:22

Love it.

CillaSlack Sun 29-Jul-12 13:12:33

Love it. Had this as our first choice girl's name but had a boy so never used it sad

patosullivan Sun 29-Jul-12 13:21:16

Timeless classic smile

WithACherryOnTop Sun 29-Jul-12 13:55:29

Love it.

RunYouBastardRun Sun 29-Jul-12 13:59:17

My dd is called Sarah. We chose between that and Lucy. Lovely names smile

CeCeMazycktowinparaolympicgold Sun 29-Jul-12 14:23:48

Sarah, was on our list but had a boy.

I also liked Sara.

Lucy is OK but I prefer Lisa.

Hailey is an odd spelling. I thought it was Hayley. Again OK but not as nice as Sarah.

DessieLou Tue 31-Jul-12 17:17:12

Thanks for your thoughts. The shortlist has changed slightly...Hailey is off the list so we're now choosing between 1)Emily 2)Lucy 3)Sarah. Do you know of many baby Emily's? I think we may just see which one she looks like when she arrives! Thanks again. smile

SilkySmith Tue 31-Jul-12 19:10:23

not keen on Emily, stick to Lucy or Sarah IMO

BardOfBarking Tue 31-Jul-12 19:14:48

GAH My 3 children know 11 Emilys between them - oldest 13 youngest 6 weeks.

Greige Tue 31-Jul-12 19:19:03

Sarah is lovely, and can be 'shortened' to Sally or Sadie so lots of choice for pet names if you want them.

patosullivan Tue 31-Jul-12 19:33:15

I know a 3 yr old Emily

WanderingOkapi Tue 31-Jul-12 19:40:16

Sarah infinitely more beautiful, unusual and elegant than Emily IMO

Lannie33 Tue 31-Jul-12 19:50:59

I love Sarah and Emily...I've always had a special soft spot for Emily though, i love it for some reason. But Sarah is beautiful too. You can't go wrong. Lucy is OK imo. Emily and Sarah both VERY popular in Canada (have both been in top 10 for the last decade), not sure about UK. Lucy is uncommon here (i know one, she's 3 or 4 now).

Lannie33 Tue 31-Jul-12 19:52:41

PS I love Hailey too (with this spelling, but to me spelling doesn't matter that much, it's more about the sound). My order would be Emily, Hailey, Sarah, Lucy.

Hassled Tue 31-Jul-12 19:54:34

Sarah's definitely in the timeless classic camp - a lovely name.

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