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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

Frikadellen Thu 30-May-13 08:46:40

I don't care for Merryn at all India and Claudia are both beautiful names . I prefer India to Claudia but only by a smidgen .

BooStar Wed 29-May-13 21:58:03

This is all brilliant thank you! Not any closer to deciding but it has at least prompted some deeper discussion with my DH who has been a bit flippant about the whole decision making process!!
Will definitely take the advice about waiting until baby arrives before making final decision.

shannon246 Tue 28-May-13 00:41:18

i think claudia-fay would be a nice double barrel name

LemonBreeland Mon 27-May-13 19:48:29

I don't like Merryn at all. I like India, but think Claudia is beautiful.

Weegiemum Mon 27-May-13 19:42:49

I know a Merryn and 2 Mirrins.

Lovely, of yours I'd definitely go with that!

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 27-May-13 19:41:26

Claudia for sure smile

lovemybabyboy Mon 27-May-13 19:38:18

All nice, prefer Merryn from your list.

sleepywombat Mon 27-May-13 05:21:40

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PaperSeagull Mon 27-May-13 02:24:04

Claudia is lovely. I much prefer it to Merryn or India, neither of which I care for.

Claudia was also the name of the main character in one of my favourite children's books, so it has only positive associations for me. smile

changeling1234 Sun 26-May-13 23:27:52

Have name-changed especially for this thread, so's not to out myself! My name is Claudia and I know no others. I really like my name and have always had lots of lovely comments about it. So you can guess which one of your choices I'd go for!

extracrunchy Sun 26-May-13 23:22:35

Yep Claudia Fay is gorgeous smile

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

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

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


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

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

Claudia, lovely and underused IMO.

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



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.

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


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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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


Claudia is a beautiful name.

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

Merryn is lovely

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