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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.

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

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

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

Diana gets my vote.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Love Flora too

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

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

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

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

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

If you like Anna, how about Hannah?

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.

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

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

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

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

I love Mabel

TheCatInTheHairnet Sat 09-Mar-13 01:15:30

Love Susannah. Prefer Julia to Juliet. But that's because DDs BFF is Julia and it struck me as a cute name!

OkayHazel Sat 09-Mar-13 01:09:14

ANYTHING but Sue. Can't call a child Sue.

monica77798 Thu 07-Mar-13 09:40:48

Diana will be good, as she may be the same age as the future Queen Diana.

Beamur Wed 06-Mar-13 11:31:03

I think all three of your names are good and your DH is side stepping some lovely but rather over used names.
Out of the three I probably like Juliet the most, then Susannah (I like Susie as a nn) and then Diana.
I'm not keen on Florence, Flo is just a dreadful nn (apols to anyone who loves it/has one) but I love Eliazabeth - what about Eliza?

TheComputerClub Wed 06-Mar-13 11:25:01

I personally love Esme from your original list. Maybe your DH would like Roise (Irish for Rose and pronounced Rocha) which is what my baby girl is called. Good luck smile

DawnOfTheDee Wed 06-Mar-13 11:11:01

Just to throw it out there my given name is Diane and i have never been nicknamed Di. It's always been Diane or Dee smile

Susannah is the only one I really like, I'm not a fan of old lady names (having been saddled with one as a middle name and endured an awful lot of teasing as a result, I still admit to it as rarely as possible in my 40s.

I prefer Laura to Flora or Florence. Laura I have always loved because of the Little House books.

Ginebra Wed 06-Mar-13 10:59:59

Juliet and Susannah are loely. not keen on diana.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Mar-13 10:42:39

Heck, so what, it's lovely and sounds nice with George!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Mar-13 10:41:47

Unless your name is MacDonald perhaps.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Mar-13 10:40:39

Flora is delightful.

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