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Shortlist for a girl - Help

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entertumbleweed Tue 23-Apr-13 11:23:26

We're expecting our first baby in early September and are having a girl.

We're trying to narrow down our shortlist to three or four then will probably see what suits best when she arrives. Unless one really starts to stand out....

Current shortlist that we both agree on is

Caris/Carris (not sure on spelling)

Any thoughts welcome - Happy to consider others though as there are no definite front runners at the moment.


BlueStarsAtNight Tue 23-Apr-13 11:52:18

I really like Caitlyn, Hannah, Jessica and Sylvie. Martha is ok but not as nice, and I don't really like Carris. I think Macey sounds a bit trashy, sorry!

PoppyWearer Tue 23-Apr-13 11:57:08

Also not a big fan of Macey, the rest are all nice though.

"Charis" is the spelling I know.

notallytuts Tue 23-Apr-13 12:04:49

i like caitlyn and carris, but i would spell them Caitlin and Carys!

xyla Tue 23-Apr-13 12:10:05

What about Maisie rather than Macey?

smother Tue 23-Apr-13 12:18:30

or Marcie?

I like all your names! my fav would be Sylvie, Carys (I prefer it spelt this way - also like Cerys and Clarice), Martha and Caitlin.

Michellephant Tue 23-Apr-13 14:15:46

I prefer Carys rather than the spellings you have said. I also like Jessica.

thermalsinapril Tue 23-Apr-13 14:47:55

I like Carys, Hannah and Jessica.

pygmy Tue 23-Apr-13 14:50:37

Martha or Sylvie.

MummyBurrows Tue 23-Apr-13 15:12:13

I like Jessica and Hannah. I agree with the others though,I'd spell Carris Carys x

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 23-Apr-13 18:18:07

Macey is horrible. Martha is my favourite, followed by Hannah and Sylvie.

picnicbasketcase Tue 23-Apr-13 18:21:04

Jessica, Hannah or Caitlyn. I don't like Macey or Carys. Sylvie and Martha are okay.

Hazelbrowneyes Tue 23-Apr-13 18:22:14


are the only ones I like from your list (in that order too)

pregnantpause Tue 23-Apr-13 18:38:25

Sylvie (of which I have not met one, it's unusual to me, I like it)

Macey is a bit common in my area and not amongst nice children. I don't know why.

I knew a Martha at school, nicknamed martyr Martha, so not for me.

I like Hannah but the reality is in five years time some little so and so will shorten it to han(!) And that would grate.grin

entertumbleweed Tue 23-Apr-13 20:01:00

Wow thanks for all the replies. It's actually really useful to see the preferred spellings as well!!

Carys I have only ever heard spoke so wasn't sure on spelling.

One of the things I wonder about is whether or not it's better to go for a name that she won't need to spell all the time due to all the variations (or correct the spelling of) so that's what I wondered about Caitlyn?
Does it get a pain always having to spell your name!?

I think you are all probably right on Macy. It's coming off the list!!

I think she will probably be quite tall and I wonder if Martha might be a bit of a clumsy name and suit a petite person better.

It feels like quite a responsibility!

Littlecherublegs Tue 23-Apr-13 20:48:44

Caitlin, Cerys and Martha were on our shortlist!

We also had Bethan, Anna, Carla/Cara/Cora, Georgia, Kirsten and Matilda.

thermalsinapril Tue 23-Apr-13 20:49:36

If you like Macy, how about Lucy or Lacey?

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 23-Apr-13 20:54:43

We are having dc3 in July and my favourite girls names are Elsie and Amelie.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 23-Apr-13 20:55:12

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buzzgirly Wed 24-Apr-13 09:54:40

I love Sylvie! It is beautiful. That would have been dc2s name but didn't think it would suit a boy!!

xyla Wed 24-Apr-13 12:16:34

I always have to spell my name, and it is definitely a pain. I suppose it might be different if it were an unusual name, but my name is boring/ugly and it's just a minor spelling difference - along the lines of Ann vs. Anne (although those are lovely names). But...I suppose there are not that many names (especially girls' names) that only have one spelling variant, so maybe it's unavoidable.

TenthMuse Wed 24-Apr-13 13:03:18

Martha or Sylvie by far the nicest - both lovely. Hannah OK. Dislike Macey and Caitlin.

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 13:06:52

I think it's usually spelt Carys.

I love Sylvie, like Carys, not wild about the rest.

Thewhingingdefective Wed 24-Apr-13 13:11:42

Sylvie or Carys - both beautiful!

Not Macey!

Annakin31 Thu 25-Apr-13 16:42:19

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