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philbee Sun 27-Jan-13 21:36:46

SIL has just told us her friend's childrens' names which are a bit odd taken together and I'm worried maybe ours are too. Don't want to tell family because of the opinions but after a check, please. DD is Polly, and DC2 will be George if a boy and Mabel if a girl. Middle initials P.B., surname begins with D. Anything odd / funny there?

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Yfronts Wed 30-Jan-13 23:54:19

Like Mabel. Adore Maeve, Betsy, Betty, Tess, Nancy, Maude, May, Pearl, Ester, Violet, Edna, Olive

coldcupoftea Wed 30-Jan-13 20:09:37

I like Mabel- I would be tempted to call her Maisy for short and Mabel as her 'grown up' name.

How about Maggie?

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 30-Jan-13 20:05:00

I really like Mabel smile goes great with polly.

philbee Wed 30-Jan-13 19:34:03

I'm not bothered about them going together, if so we'd go with DD's suggestion of Millie. It's more that some names sound odd together, like Polly and Esther. I just wanted to check that I hadn't blinded myself to that with the ones we liked. smile

Jasbro Wed 30-Jan-13 19:21:59

Go with the name you like best - names of siblings don't need to "go together" - I think that's a bit twee.

thegreylady Wed 30-Jan-13 19:14:30

Mabel is gorgeous-it means my beauty and Belle or Bella could be nn as could Mab like Queen Mab [Queen of the fairies in Midsummer Night's Dream]
Maisie is similar and Mary is underused these days.

philbee Wed 30-Jan-13 19:09:48

I love Esther too, and we thought of it as a middle name for DD, but it's just not going to happen, is it?

FlipFlopFloss Tue 29-Jan-13 23:59:00

I like Mabel.

I know 2 Pollys both with sisters one Eliza and one Queenie.

Ham69 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:30:51

I also nearly suggested Esther, which I love, but maybe not with your DD's namegrin

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 21:26:31

OP, it sounds like you could be over thinking it a bit - not many people will say your girls' names together. Obviously the names should sit well together, but most likely any names you like will be of a certain type.

Just find a name that you love, and I'm sure it will fit perfectly.

delilah88 Mon 28-Jan-13 19:08:28

Or Polly and Suzanne! Then you could have 'polly put the kettle on / Suki take it off again'...

Ham69 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:22:42

Love Polly and Mabel, beautiful names and I think they sound great together.
Also like;
Polly and Harriet
Polly and Eliza
Polly and Beatrice
Polly and Clara

delilah88 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:17:12

What about Mary?
Or Sally?
I think that would go well.
Or Ellen.

amck5700 Mon 28-Jan-13 17:39:00


still like Mabel though smile

philbee Mon 28-Jan-13 17:33:29

Thank you all. I think we've been through most of the suggestions and either they're names of close family or friends, or DH has vetoed them! Polly and Tess sounds a bit like Porgy and Bess to me, and Polly and Ivy (which we considered) like Holly and Ivy. It's a bleedin minefield!

mama2bebe Mon 28-Jan-13 13:32:24

Mirabelle is great

everlong Mon 28-Jan-13 13:29:00

Prefer Mirabelle..

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 12:32:42

Polly and Tess would be lovely. I like that a lot.

Mellymog Mon 28-Jan-13 12:06:17

This is all sounding very Jane Austen, I like it. Such a shame I'm having a boy.

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:31:50

Phoebe sounds great with Polly (Pol and Feebs!)

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:21:46

What about something like Tess or Anna?

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:21:13

Although Lydia sounds like a sexy siren compared to Polly so maybe not the best match

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:20:24

Yep love Lydia

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