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Girl's Names....narrowed down to four...what do you think?

(79 Posts)
Stateofgrace Fri 01-Feb-13 19:53:56

Hiya, first post... am due April and we are (finally) having a girl - 3 years and 8 months of trying later.... smile

I suppose we tend to favour more vintagey names than anything too trendy, although I love pretty, girly names. Popularity isn't much of an issue as we live in the Channel Islands and the name trends seem to be somewhat different here...Opinions on the following would be great:

Isobel Alice
Matilda Lucy
Elowen May
Polly Jane

Our surname is one syllable, begins with G and is the colour of concrete smile

Thanks in advance!

Stateofgrace Fri 01-Feb-13 19:54:47

...oh dear I just realised May rhymes with our surname....pregnancy brain!! smile

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Fri 01-Feb-13 19:55:42

Woo hoo!! Congratulations!! I love love love Matilda Lucy. smile

thistlelicker Fri 01-Feb-13 19:56:19

Isobel is lovely ;-)

looseleaf Fri 01-Feb-13 19:57:47

I love Matilda Lucy too. And congratulations!

Chottie Fri 01-Feb-13 19:58:18

I would not go for Isobel Alice as with your G surname, her initials will be IAG= Information, advice and guidance!

I like Polly Jane or Matilda Lucy smile

PenelopePisstop Fri 01-Feb-13 19:58:27

Matilda Lucy is lovely
Isobel Lucy would be nice too.

And congratulations :-)

MortifiedAdams Fri 01-Feb-13 19:58:52

Can I mix it up and say Matilda Alice?

AngelaCatalano Fri 01-Feb-13 19:59:13

Love Elowen. Congrats!

DharmaBumpkin Fri 01-Feb-13 20:03:18

Also love Elowen.

mummybare Fri 01-Feb-13 20:03:54

Isobel Alice is beautiful.

Matilda Lucy is quite pretty too.

I also like Elowen, although I've never heard it before. She would probably end up being an Ellie, though, which I don't like as much as the shortened forms of the others. It is pretty and unusual, though.

Not as keen on Polly - a bit too cutesy, imo, once she gets a bit older.

Stateofgrace Fri 01-Feb-13 20:19:50

Thanks for all the congrats, guys! smile We are ridiculously over the moon!

A mixed bag...thanks for the suggestions too!

We are trying not to tell anyone in RL any name ideas and so far I've told everyone I'm calling her ''Otis'' (they know she's a girl lol)


Geranium3 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:20:41

love polly jane and
isobel alice
good luck with your dd

jkklpu Fri 01-Feb-13 20:24:58


scaevola Fri 01-Feb-13 20:25:20

I think Isobel and Matilda are lovely, and I like Polly as well.

lottiegarbanzo Fri 01-Feb-13 20:26:49

Isobel Alice, lovely, I think you're lucky to be able to use Isobel despite its popularity.

MoppingMummy Fri 01-Feb-13 20:29:12

Elowen Alice

SoggySummer Fri 01-Feb-13 20:34:45

Polly - I love the name Polly grin

Isobel Alice - Lovely but there are just so many Isobels out there. Love Alice
Matilda Lucy - Nice
Elowen May - OK
Polly Jane - Love Love Love Jane is rarely used these days so its nice to see it.

Just to add to your confusion can I suggest Polly Alice

HouseOfBears Fri 01-Feb-13 20:48:31

I love Isobel Alice and Matilda Lucy. I'm not so sure on Elowen (and def don't use May smile.
Polly Jane with your surname makes me think of Lady Jane Grey so I wouldn't use it, but anyone not into Tudor history probably wouldn't notice!

sw11mumofone Fri 01-Feb-13 20:55:31

Isobel Alice is nice. Matilda is a lovely name. I actually was going to suggest Matilda May before you mentioned the issue with your surname. Not sure it goes with Lucy. Matilda Jane? Don't like Polly at all. Far too twee for me.
Congratulations as well. Know how it feels to wait a long time!

Stateofgrace Fri 01-Feb-13 21:05:58

thanks guys - still no closer!

I suspect we are leaning toward Isobel and Matilda more than the other two, but not sure I am quite ready to strike them from the list just yet.

With it taking so long to conceive ''Otis'' we are pretty much convinced she will be our only one (plus my age and the Doctor's leaning toward calling me a 'geriatric mother' - I'm 34) and the pressure to get the name 'perfect' is a bit intense!

I wish I didn't overthink cousin got to 9 months preg with little one, hadn't even discussed or considered names, happened to watch the Grand Prix on the afternoon before he was born and we now have a Jenson in the family. She says herself ''there was no thought process involved, I just liked the name there and then and named him it when he was born the next day...''

Stop overthinking, Grace!! smile

MortifiedAdams Fri 01-Feb-13 21:07:13

Please use Otis as her MN grin

Stateofgrace Fri 01-Feb-13 21:09:26

lol@mortified smile

Startail Fri 01-Feb-13 21:18:13

Isobel Alice is the prettiest, there are a lot of Isabelle/Isabella's about.

But both my DDs have pretty common names as do DH and me and it's not a problem.

RobinSparkles Fri 01-Feb-13 21:22:47

Well I have to say that Isobel is the best wink. All the very best people have that name grin. I like Alice or Lucy as middle names.

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