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lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 21:48:55

Dd is due next week and we're still stumped for her name! Help me out mnetters! Here's the criteria:
1. Middle name to be Christina so something that goes with that.
2. We like traditional names so nothing too modern (no Keira-type names). DS is Edward, to give you an idea.
3. Nothing one-syllabled - surname is only one syllable so I think it needs a first name that's more than one syllable to balance it out. Surname begins with P.
4. Names we love but have ruled out because they're already in the family: Alice, Lucy, Elizabeth.
5. Would prefer it not to be a name in the top ten - I love Olivia, Evie etc, but don't want her to be one of five in her class.

I think that's it - please share your ideas! I promise I will update with what we choose!

barnet Mon 01-Apr-13 22:15:31

And Edward and Emilia are good together

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:15:48


Hester is gorgeous - can't believe I forgot about it! Hester it is then OP! wink

GummyAdams Mon 01-Apr-13 22:18:38

Charlotte Christina P......

jkklpu Mon 01-Apr-13 22:21:48


marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:22:25

Not Emilia - she will forever be asked is it Amelia - "what made your mum call you Emilia and not Amelia".

lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:26:30

married, that's my main worry with it!

Imogen and Violet are lovely. DH has just said "violent" when I suggested it though grin

cuppateaanyone Mon 01-Apr-13 22:26:32


soontobeslendergirl Mon 01-Apr-13 22:27:13

I wouldn't worry too much about whether it goes with Christina (though you could have just Christine) as you will rarely ever say the names together after the first month. Much more important to have a first name that you like rather than one that "goes" with the middle name.

I think Emilia is nice but it is not uncommon and will get confused with the whole Amelia thing so if rarity is your wish , I'd discount it tbh

lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:30:20

Definitely want Christina not Christine as it's my mum's name.

From suggestions so far I like Beatrice, Imogen and Violet. What do you think of Abigail?

I quite like Abigail BUT 1) Abigail in The Crucible is so bloody awful and b) an abigail is a maid, so both of those put me off a bit.

Violet is nice.

charlottery Mon 01-Apr-13 22:33:41


lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:34:29

Abigail in The Crucible is awful, 'tis true...but Abby in ER is cool ignoring the alcoholic aspects

lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:35:01

Adelaide is nice, what would the nickname be?

Zippo Mon 01-Apr-13 22:36:25

I thought Helena Christina had a nice ring too it but maybe too much "A" and sounds too close to Helena Christianson.

Beatrice as mentioned is great (Beatrix too)
If you like Emilia how about Emma, Emily or Emmeline

BTW I adore Edward as a name

lulaloon Mon 01-Apr-13 22:37:18

I think perhaps having something ending in an 'e' sound (be it a nickname even), would go well with Christina and your surname.


Though also think Florence, Violet, Willow and Beatrice are very nice.

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:37:48

Imogen goes with Edward (Immi and Ed). It goes with Christina too. I think it was on our short-list many years ago.

Love Hermione and Eloise.

Don't like Adelaide, sorry. Wasn't that awful girl on Bread called it? Or something similar?

Love Posy too, but suspect it will be too cutesy for Lurcher's tastes. smile

MortifiedAdams Mon 01-Apr-13 22:39:39

Margaret, nns Meg or Maggie

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:40:04

But if you go for Eloise, why not Louise? Not Hermione, please not Hermione -she will have to grow into it wink

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:40:50

Good luck by the way. Could be any minute from now I guess grin

raisah Mon 01-Apr-13 22:43:51


cityangel Mon 01-Apr-13 22:44:46

Elin, Seren, Harriet, Alice - you need to be thinking of the shortened options because edward will end up as less syllables at school. The more syllables the more shortening.

lulaloon Mon 01-Apr-13 22:46:21

Posy can be a fab nickname for Primrose or Josephine

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