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Ok - so what do you think of Diana, Juliet or Susannah?

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emmyloo2 Tue 05-Mar-13 05:49:21

I posted recently about my recent list for DD due in 11 weeks. I wanted Mabel, Maude, Iris and Florence on the list. All bar Florence have been outright rejected by DH. So our new current short list is:


I like the old-fashioned grandma names but DH doesn't. He honestly thought I was joking when I suggested Maude. hmm

So this is the new short list. I love Diana and Susannah but are they a little dated? They are certainly not cracking the top 50 list in my neck of the woods where it's Olivia, Ava, Lily or Chloe.

Florence is the only old-fashioned one he likes. I have tried Edith, Esme, Mabel, Maude, Olive, Iris, Audrey. Nup. All rejected.

Our DS is George and so I wanted another old-fashioned name. However, unless it's Florence, it doesn't appear to be possible. Oh, he does like Rose however I rejected that on the basis of popularity.

Your thoughts, suggestions appreciated.

PearlyWhites Sat 09-Mar-13 01:29:25

I love Mabel

thezebrawearspurple Sat 09-Mar-13 01:36:17

Juliet; love it but hate Julia/Julie and there are so many people with those names and they're so similar that they'd turn me off.
Diana; keep thinking Princess Di or old lady who runs a pub, not sure if I like it.
Susannah; Would prefer Suzanne or Suzanna.
Rosanna; pretty
Florence; pretty
Flora; margarine

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 09-Mar-13 01:50:02

Susannah and Juliet sound lovely with George.

possibles if your DH and you can't agree on Rose

Sunnysummer Sat 09-Mar-13 02:01:22

Susannah is beautiful, and I think on the good (Iris, Florence) side of old fashioned.

Diana is a little 80s to me, and I've never like Juliet as a name because when we studied it at school i thought the character was a silly little fool, but that is very personal! grin

2aminthemorning Sat 09-Mar-13 02:09:59

I like Susanna very much too, but Juliet has poise. I have to say, at the end of the day it's always hard to beat Anna. Juliet is one of our names too, as is Louisa, Cecilla (after Papa) and Beatrix (DH likes it). Then for the outlyer, there's a Linnet.

Sanjifair Sat 09-Mar-13 05:47:21

If you like Anna, how about Hannah?

whyno Sat 09-Mar-13 06:55:21

Love them all. My preference is Juliet, Flora, Susannah then Diana. And I have a George!

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 09-Mar-13 07:51:13

What about Rosemary? He gets Rose, you get something a bit more unusual/old fashioned.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 09-Mar-13 07:51:36

Love Flora too

baskingseals Sat 09-Mar-13 09:26:18

really like Diana and Juliet.

i think Rosanna is absolutely gorgeus. what about Marianne?

also like Susanna - but not so keen on Flora and Florence.

NadiaWadia Sat 09-Mar-13 18:23:37

Susannah is gorgeous - great name with lots of lovely short names you can make from it - eg Sukey. Juliet is lovely too.

Diana is a bet meh really - don't know why.

I know Florence has been really popular in recent years but I find it a bit stodgy. Flora is a much nicer alternative. Unfortunately there is the margarine connection though.

NowPlayingZone Mon 11-Mar-13 09:57:00

Love Juliette & Susannah & jealous of af anyone who has them (vetoed by my DH :-( )

HorribleMother Mon 11-Mar-13 13:20:01

Diana gets my vote.

everlong Mon 11-Mar-13 14:52:26

Juliet, it's gorgeous. I like Anna and what about Clara? Both very lovely.

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