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Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:13:27

It seems like only last week I was here trying to name DC4, and you all had some amazing suggestions!

I am 33 weeks with DC5.

We have a DS and three DDs.

If a boy DC will probably be Ivan Stanley or George Stanley.

This baby was extremely unplanned - youngest is not quite 12 months, and we seem to have run out of girls names.

Possibilities include
Mabel (on shortlist when DD3 was born last year)
Imogen
Grace

All ideas welcome. DH and I must be the most indecisive people on the planet, and need all the help we can get! grin

NarkedRaspberry Mon 03-Sep-12 13:17:57

I like Imogen and Grace. Do you need middle names too?

Catsu Mon 03-Sep-12 13:20:07

What are your girls called? Will give us a feel for your taste smile

emsyj Mon 03-Sep-12 13:21:56

We were going to call DD Imogen right up to the last minute, but ended up calling her Ruth.

We also liked:

Serafina
Cressida
Katrina
Lucy
Elizabeth

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:22:04

Thinking possibly Agnes for a middle name.

nellyjelly Mon 03-Sep-12 13:22:18

Grace lovely but too common imho. I like Violet, Lillian, Phoebe and Iris.

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:22:59

DDs are Eliza, Annie and Clara.

MyNeighbourIsStrange Mon 03-Sep-12 13:26:29

I lke Imogen, Grace is too common.

buttercrumble Mon 03-Sep-12 13:28:25

I love Violet.....

Woodlands Mon 03-Sep-12 13:29:44

How about Betty? Or Ida? I know a toddler Agatha, known as Aggie for short.

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:29:53

I love Violet too - Its DD2's middle name grin

Lancelottie Mon 03-Sep-12 13:31:21

Not Betty with Eliza, though.

Frances? Phoebe?

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:31:32

Can't have Betty, as DD1's proper name is Elizabeth. Do like Ida, can't see DH going for it though or Agatha.

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:33:07

Oooh I like Frances.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

akaemmafrost Mon 03-Sep-12 13:34:17

Eloise
Elodie
Esme
Estelle

ALL vetoed by dd's dad sad.

ThePigOnTheWall Mon 03-Sep-12 13:34:46

I LOVE Imogen

UmmOfUmbridge Mon 03-Sep-12 13:39:06

Rose
Georgina
Emily
Ellen
Eleanor
Francesca
Vera (I love this ATM)
Nora(h)
Vivienne
Charlotte

I love your dc names btw. I have 5 (4 dds and 1 ds) with only 11 months between 4&5 and it's great fun!

badtime Mon 03-Sep-12 13:39:33

Adele/Adela
Honor/Honoria
Constance
Delphine
Rosalind

and names like Jane, Joan, Esther.

GnomeDePlume Mon 03-Sep-12 13:41:09

Shakespeare is always a good source:

Rosalind
Imogen
Beatrice
Eleanor
Isabel

UmmOfUmbridge Mon 03-Sep-12 13:41:18

Oh and we were very undecided about dd4s name. DH hated anything remotely different. We have a Daisy which is quite popular apparently but I haven't met many others smile
Good luck!

mateysmum Mon 03-Sep-12 13:41:55

With your existing DD's all having lovely traditional names, how about

Sarah
Jane
Diana
Ellen/Eleanor
Julia
Catherine

All good traditional names, but not much used now. Time for a comeback.

or

Chloe
and if you like Frances, there's also Francesca.

PPT Mon 03-Sep-12 13:43:28

Nora
Rose
Fran
Zena
Una
Felicity
Rhona
Josie

BoerWarKids Mon 03-Sep-12 13:43:29

Sylvia/Sylvie
Celia
Cecily
Aphra
Mildred

Papyrus Mon 03-Sep-12 13:44:38

You give me hope UmmOfUmbridge! I am slightly terrified of the prospect of five DC grin

Love Georgina and Rose/Rosa/Rosalind/Rosamund etc.

I heavily petitioned for Vera to be added to the shortlist for DD3, but DH refused to consider it.

amck5700 Mon 03-Sep-12 14:20:17

Henrietta/Hetty
Mary
Marietta/Mari/Etta

I like Mabel/Norah from your other suggestions.

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