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Girls long list - opinins?

(15 Posts)
yougottaputmeon Fri 28-Dec-12 14:22:16

Like quite flowery, feminine names I guess, looking at the list:

Loretta (family name, would be Etta for short)
Rosanna / Rosa
Maria or Marianna

I am half Irish, so also considering Saoirse and Maeve. Love Lasairfhiona (Las-ah-reen-ah) but think spelling too tricky for Brits.

Any other suggestions welcome.

BackforGood Fri 28-Dec-12 14:32:20

Well, I'm all for giving a child a name that they can tell to people without them saying "Pardon", or asking them how to spell it, so, from that list, I'd go with


GW297 Fri 28-Dec-12 17:52:50

I never knew that was how you spelt Lasahrrenah, thank you! All nice names.

bootsycollins Fri 28-Dec-12 17:55:12

Love Valentina, how about Lorena?

SparklySanta Fri 28-Dec-12 18:15:13

Such pretty names!
Although I wouldn't go for Aurora, it's just too 'Disney princess' for me... being the name of a Disney princess and all!!

I think marianna is my favourite

SminkoPinko Fri 28-Dec-12 18:17:26

I really like Rosa and Marianna.

AuntieShirley Fri 28-Dec-12 18:17:47

Valentina is gorgeous! Not keen on the others, maybe Rosanna is ok.

suspiria Fri 28-Dec-12 18:43:18

Valentina, Evangelina and Aurora are my favourites

forgetmenots Fri 28-Dec-12 18:45:29

Love Maeve! smile

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 28-Dec-12 18:46:23

Rosa and Evangelina are my favourites.

mummybare Fri 28-Dec-12 19:00:15

Love Rosa and Livia. smile

Ohmydarlin Fri 28-Dec-12 19:59:09

Loretta is my favourite on your list.

Muminwestlondon Fri 28-Dec-12 20:05:59

I also love Livia and Rosa. I considered Irish names for my daughters as DH is from there but if I chose one I would use a British spelling - believe me I have a "foreign" name that no one can spell. I know a "Sorcha" who had to change the spelling. I have a niece who is Aurora (lives overseas) and I would have called my DD that if my sister had not "reserved" it - quite common in parts of Europe, I think it is a lovely name.

SoYo Fri 28-Dec-12 21:33:20

I love love love Saoirse and Maeve (both are on our long shortlist, along with Orla and Roisin. I've got a difficult to spell Irish name and always loved it, even when nobody has a bloody clue how to spell it!

Starfishkiss Fri 28-Dec-12 22:27:02

I wouldn't recommend Saoirse, my niece is called Saoirse and whilst it is a beautiful name when pronounced correctly unfortunately in England it rarely is. My niece's friends call her variants such as Soorsher, soorsh, sersha, etc, even she herself started calling herself soorsh just to 'fit in'.

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