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What do you think and what else might I like?

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pocornhat Tue 20-Nov-12 15:21:17

So far, we've got Ellen, Cassie, Erin. Which of these do you prefer and what are your thoughts on each?

Please could you give me your suggestions of what other names I might like.

I like names that aren't associated with a certain decade - so I guess timeless names but ones that are a bit quirky but understated.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 20-Nov-12 15:31:28

Ellen is my favourite but I love all three.

Emma?
Fleur?
Naomi?

dreamingofsun Tue 20-Nov-12 15:32:32

erin sounds nicest. cassie sounds ok as a nickname but not a full one and i don't like cassandra. i've always liked Ffion which is sort of similar but not to erin.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 20-Nov-12 15:53:41

Rachel?
Esther?

Gwennan Tue 20-Nov-12 16:11:45

Anna, Bridget, Megan, Ella, Emily, Kelly, Abigail, Hannah, Kirsten, Rowan, Cara, Sarah, Maisie, Tamsin, Lauren, Merryn, Fern, Catherine/Katherine, Madeleine, Elodie, Eleanor, Helena, Seren, Helen, Vivian, Caroline, Jasmine, Marianne, Megan, Carrie, Cassia, Tessa, Flossie (as a nickname), Tansy, Hester, Hazel, Maud, Anna, Claire, Joan, Kate, Zoe, Nina, Susan, Josie, Eden, Evelyn, Sadie, Annabel, Eloise, Bessie, Agnes, Daisy, Elsie, Eliza, Elizabeth, Holly, Francesca, Louisa, Susannah, Beatrice, Emma, Frances, Sybil

CPtart Tue 20-Nov-12 16:25:37

Love Erin, how about Erica? Louisa? Alicia? Eleanor (not Ellie)

excitedfirsttimer Tue 20-Nov-12 16:33:37

Erin is my favorite and seems to fit the bill for being timeless and a bit quirky. I have not come across any recently so not too common, but not a made-up/weird name either.

TheKindnessOfStrangers Tue 20-Nov-12 17:23:14

I think Erin, whilst nice, is not timeless, it will be very much associated with this generation. In 1996, 486 babies were called Erin in England and Wales (and it was ranked no. 100 in the name charts). It peaked in 2006, when 1985 babies were called it (no. 28 in the name charts), and has been steadily falling ever since (though it remains popular). Ellen has also been steadily decreasing in popularity since 1996. Cassie is the only one of those three names whose use has remained pretty constant. See this website for further stats: names.darkgreener.com/#

Cassie could be short for Cassidy if you're not keen on Cassandra, but I think it works as a name in its own right (it is used far more commonly than Cassandra).

amck5700 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:26:18

I like Ellen best, as long as you don't live in an area where people drop their "aitches" so that they think your child is called Helen.

other suggestions:

Mary/Mairi
Lorna
Jenna
Stella
Mabel

Love Cassie as nn for Cassandra.

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