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It's a girl! Shortlist decided but just can't choose.

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BooStar Fri 24-May-13 08:46:31

We finally have a shortlist of 3 names for our little girl due in a few weeks:


Middle name is most likely going to be Fay (my mother's name)

I really love all of them but my reservations are:
India - a bit too leftfield?
Claudia - a bit harsh/stuffy?
Merryn - a bit plain?

These are only little niggles so really struggling to choose!
I just need some opinions! No holds barred smile

samuelwhiskers Fri 24-May-13 13:16:34

I love India, but Claudia nearly as much.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 24-May-13 13:18:28


oscarwilde Fri 24-May-13 13:21:17

Depending on when she is due, use the names in rotation for 1 to 2 weeks between yourself and your DH/P rather than calling her the baby. You'll probably find that one of them feels more right than another.

Have never heard Merryn before, its lovely. I'd give it no 1, then India and then Claudia.

We had trouble deciding too and used our runner up name for Dd2 as we still loved it we just didnt tell anyone what our final choices had been. Both names suit them, I can't imagine swapping the names around.

IHeartKingThistle Fri 24-May-13 13:21:47

You'll know which one she is when you see her! I like them all.

StrangeGlue Fri 24-May-13 13:25:00

I love Claudia and merryn and haven't met anyone called these names.

miffybun73 Fri 24-May-13 13:29:05

All lovely names.

I'd not heard of Merryn before, but I think that it's delightful.

I didn't read any baby name books when I had mine so I keep seeing names on here that I'd not come across before.

Viviennemary Fri 24-May-13 13:31:59

I think Merryn is the nicest. But they are all fine.

tigrou Fri 24-May-13 14:01:37

Merryn for me!

sjuperyoni Fri 24-May-13 14:17:11

Merryns awfully popular on MN but not so irl at least in my experience do i'd give that 1s.

It's very pretty, reminds me of murren from braveheart grin

sjuperyoni Fri 24-May-13 14:17:56

So i'd give that 1st even blush

everlong Fri 24-May-13 20:18:27


It's beautiful and dare I say a bit clarsy wink

Mellymog Fri 24-May-13 20:19:31

Merryn is lovely

picnicbasketcase Fri 24-May-13 20:22:36


Claudia is a beautiful name.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 24-May-13 22:41:01

I love claudia. classy and elegant and suits all ages.

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Fri 24-May-13 22:49:12

My dd2 is Claudia and I still adore the name! We haven't met any others either yet

I also love greta and Geraldine.

Sleepyfergus Fri 24-May-13 23:08:29

I have a Claudia (pronounced Claw-dia) so love that choice. We call her 'Clo' for short

I will admit that I don't think it's a baby name but will come into its own when she's a toddler, and naturally as she gets older. I haven't met any others and people do look surprised when they hear it and most think its lovely and unusual.

Also like Merryn on your list. Reminds me of a girl I know who is Meredith but called Merry for short.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Fri 24-May-13 23:10:06

Claudia. Merryn very vogue-ish at the moment, but i personally don't care for it. India is a bit 90s IMO.

Snazzywaitingforsummer Fri 24-May-13 23:11:36

Claudia is my fave of your three, and Claudia Fay goes very nicely.

jellybeans Sun 26-May-13 13:58:38


Hummuschocolate Sun 26-May-13 15:09:17

Merryn is my favourite. I think it would suit any girl whereas the others I seem to have preconceptions about what type of girl they would suit iyswim. All nice names though.

NeverBeenToMe Sun 26-May-13 15:34:09



IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Sun 26-May-13 23:08:40

Claudia, lovely and underused IMO.

Lurleene Sun 26-May-13 23:17:50

I like Merryn best - before he was born DS was possibly going to be called Marin but luckily for him we came up with a boys' name instead. smile

extracrunchy Sun 26-May-13 23:21:58


Sunnysummer Sun 26-May-13 23:22:00

All so good! My favourite is Claudia - classic but uncommon, and Claudia Fay works so well.

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