Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

Desperate. Naming my baby girl.

(28 Posts)
Emilythornesbff Wed 20-Feb-13 13:52:14

Please,please help and give your opinions on these names.

Thank you.

elsabel Sun 10-Mar-13 22:30:54

My name in eleanor, but everyone calls me ellie (which my mum gets annoyed by). I love phoebe, and am considering olivia for my girl! So I'd say Phoebe or Olivia

almapudden Thu 21-Feb-13 15:44:49

They're all nice names although I'm not keen on Eloise. Eleanor is also very popular, which would put me off.

I would choose Phoebe (with Olivia as second preference), but don't hate any of them.

smarmyarmy Thu 21-Feb-13 15:42:35

I love Eloise - it's a really pretty name. Second choice would be Phoebe.

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Feb-13 15:35:32


eachtigertires Thu 21-Feb-13 15:33:25

I like Olivia best of those.

Willow36 Thu 21-Feb-13 13:48:48

in that order

Other names I like are Camille, Freya, Beatrice, Hazel (just gorgeous), Harriet, Hannah, Emma, Hayley and Scarlett smile

NappiesandGladrags Wed 20-Feb-13 20:56:36

Eloise all the way

My niece is a Phoebe, people call her Fifi instead :/ x

shoppingtrolley Wed 20-Feb-13 20:08:04


staverton Wed 20-Feb-13 20:07:02

All lovely. Eleanor popular.
How about

jaffajiffy Wed 20-Feb-13 20:03:58

My vote is for Eleanor. Good luck!

HorseDNAinJellyAndIcecream Wed 20-Feb-13 20:00:47

I like stronger names. Ella, lily, olivia, Emma, they are all so pretty but i think stronger names are starting to appeal to me now. think i'm just influenced by a fashion for stronger names, even since I named my own dd whose name would be more along the lines of Eleanor / Olivia. I like names like Nancy, Lois, Honor, Hazel.. Names I woudn't have liked ten years ago. Although, Phoebe i did like. I also like Juliet, Claudia, Clara, Maggie, Greta, Christabel, Rachel....

Gingerbreadlatte Wed 20-Feb-13 19:59:06

Love that idea of a nn for Eleanor. Nell is great.

MrsJamin Wed 20-Feb-13 19:57:13

Love Eleanor, I'd choose the nn Nell.

iclaudius Wed 20-Feb-13 19:55:50

Phoebe by far - love it

Emilythornesbff Wed 20-Feb-13 19:53:16

Thanks for the replies.
For those who aren't keen on these names, what girl names do you like?

MERLYPUSS Wed 20-Feb-13 19:52:53

I like Eleanor best. I know loads of Olivias BTW

HorseDNAinJellyAndIcecream Wed 20-Feb-13 19:47:35

I like Phoebe best, it's lovely.

Ficidy Wed 20-Feb-13 19:43:51

I don't like Phoebe at all. I always think it looks like an oddly-spelt name. Your other three names are fine, but I wouldn't be crazy about them and Olivia is far too popular at the moment in my opinion.

ZolaBuddleia Wed 20-Feb-13 18:00:49

The only one I like is Eloise.

thethreeblondies Wed 20-Feb-13 17:51:01

My 2DD's names are both on your list and I very much like the others (but had to discount due to family! )

They are all popular as they are nice names, (my DD's are each one of 2 in their school) I like the fact you can various nn's of them as u can suit their personality and then they can choose as they are older, both use full names at school though (their choice!)

So I really unhelpfully like all of them grin

Pudgy2011 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:09:27

Phoebe - cutest name

Coconutty Wed 20-Feb-13 14:33:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cookielove Wed 20-Feb-13 14:31:37

The only name i like is Phoebe smile

The others are nice just a bit meh

WeAreSix Wed 20-Feb-13 13:58:38

I have an Eloise - it is often misspelt, but I do love it still. A couple of people have tried to shorten it to Ellie, but we've never called her that.

Eleanor is pretty, but another one to potentially become Ellie.

Phoebe is lovely, my DD has 2 in her class and there are several Olivias in her school. They're all Livvy though, or Livs. No one seems to stick to the original given name!!!

newpup Wed 20-Feb-13 13:55:33

All lovely! I would choose Phoebe too. :-)

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: