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Thea, Ramona, sylvia, Florence, olive, Elizabeth?

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emmyloo2 Wed 03-Apr-13 05:53:16

Ok, new short list for DD. Seems to be an impossible task for DH and I to agree on a name and time is ticking. I don't recall it being thing hard with my son. Requirements are not too popular, definitely not faddy, perhaps little bit quirky, but also not too try hard. We have quite an eclectic short list and I have given my thoughts on each below. Would love any opinions. DS is George and so I want it to go nicely with George.

Ramona - DH's current favorite. Probably my "brave" name in that I think it's a little more unusual and not really a "pretty" name that people will immediately like. But I like it.

Thea - I like the simplicity of this.

Sylvia - not sure about this one.

Florence - I like this but suspect in Australia it's on the way up in popularity and I know it's very popular in the UK.

Elizabeth - my safe name. Classic, lovely but unlikely to raise eyebrows. I know I could safely name my daughter and be quite happy but not quite sure it's quirky enough for me.

Olive - love this because it's short and old fashioned and I love the ok'd fashioned names. Bit too try hard though? I feel like it might be now. 5 years ago it would have been original but not sure now.

Mabel - I adore this. DH not convinced.

Your thoughts?? Thanks so much!!

invicta Thu 04-Apr-13 21:49:34

If you like Ramona, how about Rowena?

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 04-Apr-13 21:50:53

I love Ramona and it's the one name that makes me sorry I wasn\t a bit more adventurous with DD2 even though DH vetoed my 'adventurous' name

emmyloo2 Thu 04-Apr-13 22:25:31

Thanks everyone. Very mixed bag of responses! Really not sure what to go with and we don't seem to be making any progress even though we are getting closer to my due date.

DH is quite set on Ramona but he has said it's ultimately for me to decide. He doesn't really like Mabel though so even though I love it, I think I should take it off the list.

Aaaah this is too hard! Perhaps we should go with Elizabeth which is a lovely safe classic and goes well with George?

freerangeeggs Thu 04-Apr-13 22:32:18

I'm a teacher in SW London and I know a LOT of young Florences. I like the name a lot - in fact it used to be one of my favourites - but I've gone off it now because I've taught so many.

Elizabeth is a bit boring.

Mabel I love; I know a teenage Mabel and it works really well on her.

Olive is very cool.

Thea is pretty too.

My overall favourite is Ramona, which I think is just gorgeous. It has a kind of off-beat feel without being wacky.

Snazzynewyear Thu 04-Apr-13 22:52:17

Ramona Elizabeth! I've told you once! wink

rockinhippy Thu 04-Apr-13 23:05:58

Ramona is lovely, we thought about it for DD & we've never come across one yet, so that would beamy choice

emmyloo2 Fri 05-Apr-13 19:57:02

Thanks all. Florence is now off the list due to popularity although we will replace it with flora which I had gone off although DH loves it. I am reconsidering it as I like the nickname Flo.

So current shorts list is now:

Ramona Elizabeth (loving the middle name suggestion of Elizabeth)
Olive Catherine
Elizabeth Catherine (still think this is a little safe for us)
Flora Alison

Any more thoughts? What nickname would there be for Ramona?

Thanks for everyone's feedback, I am very grateful.

CPtart Fri 05-Apr-13 20:13:04

Like Elizabeth, none of the rest.

MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Apr-13 20:39:48

Ramona = Mona or Romy

Snazzynewyear Fri 05-Apr-13 20:47:57

Or, maybe, Amy

HogwartsIsHome Fri 05-Apr-13 20:50:08

My sister is a Sylvie, she's 25 and it was practically unheard of then but I do love it!
Theadora I like
Ramona reminds me of Joey, DeeDee, Johnny, get my drift haha but I DO like it, very rock'n'roll.

Florence reminds me of the machine.
Olive I'm not keen, maybe Olivia?

racheael76 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:11:08

love elizabeth nickname elise.
elizabeth is the name to watch around july ?royal baby.could be a middle name.
victoria and mary very classic strong stable names.x

racheael76 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:13:34

alexandra *

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