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Help pick a name my daughter!!! Grrrrr.....

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Babel1111 Sun 16-Jun-13 09:58:51

She is due in Oct and i can't decide sad it's my first baby and I didn't realise naming her would be so difficult. So far I have;


I've been playing with middle names too and at the moment have;

Heidi Kate
Fleur Autumn (OH favourite and has been since day 1)
Evie Fawn
Sadie Rose

I'm stuck! Which is your favourite? Opinions would be much appreciated!!

Don't like Sadie and hate Frankie, sorry.


hurricanemum Sun 07-Jul-13 21:38:43

Heidi and Sadie without a doubt!

strawberryswing Tue 18-Jun-13 14:57:05

I love Heidi. Really wanted this but dp said no.

Evie and Frankie I love as nicknames, especially frankie for francesca. Another beautiful name.

Amber and Sadie aren't to my taste but they're perfectly fine names. I irrationally dislike Fleur, its dreadful. Sorry blush

Babel1111 Tue 18-Jun-13 08:11:32

Very good advice bugsy thank you!

Babel1111 Tue 18-Jun-13 00:03:14

Hmm so my little helpers are definitely feeling Heidi then! It's my parents' favourite so they'll be happy :p I do love Kate as a first name but OH massively vetoed it sad I thought it was rather timeless but he thinks its boring. His parents are really into in different names, like Storm and Luna. A bit too way out for me! Thanks for all your help guys x

bugsybill Tue 18-Jun-13 00:00:30

Tell dh Fleur is off the list, don't settle on a name you don't like and if its his favourite and he thinks you sort of like it too, he won't be open to alternatives and he'll keep trying to convince you. Tell him you have considered it and you don't want to consider it anymore.

Does he know why he likes it? Is it the flower association? The one syllable? The very soft sound? The letter f? French? Get him to work out why he likes it.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 17-Jun-13 22:37:33

Heidi - like
Fleur - not a nice-sounding name to my ears - a bit like "er"
Evie - a nickname, prefer Elvie
Amber - OK
Frankie - nice, if short for Francesca
Sadie - it sounds quite "hard", and a bit like sadist

What about:


MoonHare Mon 17-Jun-13 22:30:27

Heidi - love it
Fleur - I know you don't want strong particularly but I think Fleur is weak, plus your point about the local accent (and I know the one you mean) is spot on, flare will not sound nice when shouted across the playground
Evie - Again weak and sooooo many, she will always be Evie 'last name initial'
Amber - Bit naff
Frankie - ditto
Sadie - ditto

Like Kate too - how about that as a first name?

There's plenty of time for DH to broaden his horizons name-wise, plus chances are he will willingly agree to whatever you suggest after you have just given birth.

Babel1111 Mon 17-Jun-13 19:13:06

Also I missed out the word 'for' when naming this thread, and this makes me sad sad

Babel1111 Mon 17-Jun-13 19:12:18

But fleur isn't easily pronounced... We live in the northeast and the accent is a bit funny; they say 'work' like 'where' with a k on the end. So fleur would become flare! Or worse, flewer which is the only reason why I haven't picked fleur already arghhhh. Also OH is being selfish by only suggesting fleur rather than giving me a couple of suggestions. He says he doesn't like a single other name!

Vijac Sun 16-Jun-13 21:48:15

Heidi. It's our fave girls name (got a boy). I like all the others too. Only Sadie feels too American to me. I think it's because I once learnt an American folk song that went -Sadie, Sadie, etc etc in junior school!

MummyPig24 Sun 16-Jun-13 21:41:35

Frankie or Sadie. Great names, very cool!

Tickledyellow Sun 16-Jun-13 19:49:37

Heidi. Wonderful name!

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Jun-13 19:36:46

If Fleur Autumn is one of your choices, and is your OH's favourite, I would pick that.

plieadianpony Sun 16-Jun-13 19:36:02

Frankie is a boys name. Short for Francesca perhaps?

MortifiedAdams Sun 16-Jun-13 18:25:31

What about Flora rather than Fleur?

My favourite from your list is Heidi.

You know you still have a good few months though, right, no real rush. I was still leafong through the name books while in labour in the bath grin

I love Rose as a first name but a MN. Same with Jane. Love as a FN, dont like as a MN. What about Alice?

JumpingJackSprat Sun 16-Jun-13 18:22:15

I like francesca autumn, very pretty and feminine but not overly girly

Elquota Sun 16-Jun-13 17:07:10

Evie and Amber are both lovely names. Evie is very popular so I'd go for Amber.

fussychica Sun 16-Jun-13 15:44:27

Fleur is good but not sure about it with Autumn as a middle name.
Bugsybill mentioned Dove as a idle name. I know an Eleanor Dove and thought it was the most beautiful pairing although she is lucky and Dove is her surname. Your surname is important in the name game as the whole lot needs to sound right.
Other names you might like
Alice May
Heidi May

Hardhaton Sun 16-Jun-13 14:27:51

I like autumn as a first name.

mrspaddy Sun 16-Jun-13 14:17:34

I like Evie the best but as said, it is very popular. I wouldn't be as keen on Amber or Frankie. I like Frances though.

Probably Sadie - Sadie Rose would be lovely.

Go with what you like yourself though. Best of luck..

Googlella Sun 16-Jun-13 14:14:57

Fleur is beautiful. Simple, classy and not overused. I know one Fleur and she is delightful.

mumbaisapphire Sun 16-Jun-13 14:09:07

Heidi, Evie, Amber and Sadie are nice. Another to consider if you like Sadie is Saskia. I like Francesca but not Frankie as a nn.

October is ages away so don't stress out. Keep adding/deleting from your short list and wait and see what she looks like when she arrives.

FetaCheeny Sun 16-Jun-13 13:46:12

Heidi - like
Fleur - hate, sounds like blurgh
Evie - too cutesy and popular
Amber - nice
Frankie - great as nn for Francesca, not as a standalone name as it wouldn't give her a feminine option.
Sadie - it's ok

Good luck!

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