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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.

GW297 Wed 10-Apr-13 23:02:30

Go for Amelie, it's beautiful and popular enough for people to recognise it.

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 23:20:31


Allalonenow Wed 10-Apr-13 23:35:40

Verity is my favourite, very elegant, Poppy is my least favourite, and Caitlin is a minefield to pronounce correctly.

Still18atheart Wed 10-Apr-13 23:40:16

Like them all. But prefer Harriet or Poppy

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 10-Apr-13 23:41:35

I have a Harriet and I desperately wanted dd2 to be a Verity. I nearly killed DH over it angry. She has Verity as her middle name, best I could get sad

fanoftheinvisibleman Wed 10-Apr-13 23:45:57

I like Harriet and Verity.

It is interesting you have rejected Amelia based on popularity though as (with the exception of Verity) I have come across the other names on your list much more often than Amelia. Ds is 7 now and I can only recall meeting one Amelia but have heard the others lots.

HorryIsUpduffed Wed 10-Apr-13 23:51:35

Verity or Harriet

Two main reasons: knew a beautiful, elegant, intelligent and kind example of each at school and they have the distinction of being well-known without being popular.

WorkWankWail Thu 11-Apr-13 08:35:46

Thanks grin

fan - Amelia was the most popular girls' name of 2012 and it's also quite dated in the sense I don't know many Amelias outside of 2009-2012; I think Grace and Amelia may become the Claires and Helens of the 80s. Lovely names though.

Leaning towards Harriet at the moment.

dizzyhoneybee Thu 11-Apr-13 09:45:11

The Verity that I knew was always called Vee as well, it's either a common nn for Verity or we knew the same one. Did she have ginger hair and work in human resources? grin
I like the name Poppy but DD went to ballet with a Poppy and she was such a cute little girlie girl (Poppy, not DD) and I couldn't imagine the name suiting her if she grew into a tomboy.
Harriet is great, it reminds me of the Harriet the Spy book smile She might end up as Harry but you never know, she might be one of those children like my own DD who has a name that can be shortened but you risk your life if you do it...

Haylebop12 Thu 11-Apr-13 10:43:38

My Amelia is a 2009 one. Only one in her class (and year group) so I'm pleased about that. We don't shorten it, as its commonly shortened to Millie which I really don't like. (I know Bout 5 dogs called Millie)

Very jealous you get to use Harriet as dh won't consider it. Also not keen on the nn for Harriet too. hmm

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