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Which one do you prefer?

(35 Posts)
WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 21:54:39

Shortlist of girls names at the moment:


Any thoughts? Also love Amelia but it's popularity is a little off-putting.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 10-Apr-13 21:55:34

I love Verity and have never met one.

PhyllisDoris Wed 10-Apr-13 21:56:26


StellaNova Wed 10-Apr-13 21:56:40

I love Harriet and Emily but they are all lovely.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 21:56:44

I LOVE your username - ha grin I like Verity very much as well - quite inclined towards Verity Harriet at the moment.

dizzyhoneybee Wed 10-Apr-13 21:56:57

Verity is lovely. Caitlin is very popular. Poppy is nice but I can't imagine a teenage or grown up Poppy. Harriet is lovely. I can't remember ever coming across a Verity at work (well except for a colleague) but we have several Caitlins. No Harriets either but several Amelias.
I'd go for Verity.

Hassled Wed 10-Apr-13 21:57:03

Oh they're all nice. You have good taste.
There do seem to be a fair few Poppies around these days.

At a push I'd pick Caitlin. Or Verity.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 10-Apr-13 21:57:04

Harriet then Emily then Verity then Poppy.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 21:57:11

KingThistle but thanks everyone grin

jkklpu Wed 10-Apr-13 21:57:49

also like Constance a lot

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 21:59:27

dizzy - you sound like my friend, who keeps insisting that Poppy is a child's name! I do love it but our surname is one syllable as well and I do wonder if it makes Poppy sound like a dog's name! No idea why!

I have always loved Harriet but have a one syllable surname beginning with H and one friend says it sounds a bit strange - don't think it does myself but there we are. Also like Hetty/Hatty for Harriet: I like names with options really.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 22:00:00

jkk - constance or connie would be on my shortlist if it wasn't for the fact a good friend has a Connie. sad

Jojay Wed 10-Apr-13 22:00:48


I knew a Verity, and it was shortened to 'Vee'
Not the most attractive nickname, whereas Harriet has more choices.

exoticfruits Wed 10-Apr-13 22:02:58

Harriet, Verity and Emily.

Haylebop12 Wed 10-Apr-13 22:03:36

Slightly biased here as dd is Amelia Caitlyn!

However I LOVE Harriet and want to use it for dc2. Also really like Poppy from your list.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 22:05:49

Hayle - gorgeous name! grin I love Amelia but just keep thinking about how in the early 80s every girl was named Rebecca or Helen ... But I have an unusual name and spelling it and saying it does get really annoying, hence I've tried to choose pretty but 'normal' names for girls.

decided on Sebastian for a boy - what do you think people? Have had mixed reactions ranging from hmm to smile

StellaNova Wed 10-Apr-13 22:07:37

I think Harriet OnesyllablesurnamestartingwithH sounds great!

StellaNova Wed 10-Apr-13 22:08:43

Love Sebastian as well.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 22:10:46

Thanks grin It's hard, this choosing babies' name business - have found lots of names I like and not many I love! I think it's going to be a toss up between Harriet and Verity!

Skygirls Wed 10-Apr-13 22:13:28

I love Verity and Emily.
Have you looked at Amelie instead of Amelia?

Sebastian is a great name for a boy.

practicality Wed 10-Apr-13 22:18:08

Amelie is lovely.

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 22:18:24

LOVE Amelie, but would she spend the rest of her life correcting people who call her Emily? grin

thermalsinapril Wed 10-Apr-13 22:44:57

Emily or Poppy

AcrylicPlexiglass Wed 10-Apr-13 22:49:13


olivertheoctopus Wed 10-Apr-13 22:55:37


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