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Due next monday. We cannot decide on a final name from this list.

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Tiredemma Thu 05-Sep-13 13:29:56


mysteryfairy Thu 05-Sep-13 21:52:10

Stats for England 2012 here
Amelia 1st 6648
Phoebe 28th 1736
Florence 33rd 1480
Matilda 45th 1253
Esme 65th 888

They're all pretty names, hence why they are so popular I guess, and I think any of them is a lovely choice. Out of them all I would be least likely to choose Amelia due to it being by far the most popular.

My personal preference would be Matilda Florence, but I honestly don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

mrsbabookaloo Thu 05-Sep-13 21:54:27

Don't decide until she's born - you have another couple of weeks. Just have a look at her and see which one you think suits. I think once you meet her it might suddenly be much easier to decide.

noodlebum Fri 06-Sep-13 10:42:23


Florence or Esme.

1: Esme
2: Florence
3: Amelia
4: Matilda
5: Phoebe

exoticfruits Fri 06-Sep-13 18:52:58

I like them all except Esme.

mummaemma Fri 06-Sep-13 19:02:23

i vote for Esme, my daughters best friends name

mummaemma Fri 06-Sep-13 19:03:46

mrsbaboo right. we called our son charlie but after 24 hours we changed it to harry as it didnt suit him

mummaemma Fri 06-Sep-13 19:04:43

my least favourite is amelia

ouryve Fri 06-Sep-13 19:05:57

Why don't you meet your daughter first? Then the decision will be far easier.

Ihatepeas Fri 06-Sep-13 19:35:04

What a gorgeous list!
Florence- love love love hoping to use for future dd
Phoebe- great name, not sure on nicknames
Matilda- love but very popular here (sw London) dd has 3 in her music class of 12 children!!
Amelia- nice name. Most popular name in uk at the moment I think but popular for a reason.. Because its beautiful.
Esme- like but I know two Esmes with different pronunciations ES-MEE and ES-MAY. May not bother you but you may be forever correcting people..

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:37:01

know its no help but they are all lovely names!

confusedofengland Fri 06-Sep-13 20:40:59

Just to say, I think they are all lovely names & we wanted Phoebe for a potential girl, until I met DS1's pre-school classmates, one of whom was called Phoebe, pronounced Phaybay (think strong Essex accent).

MichaelBubleBath Sat 07-Sep-13 00:51:08

Matilda Phoebe

pencilsharpener Sat 07-Sep-13 10:40:10

I vote for Phoebe, followed by Matilda (because I love the nn Tilly)

Personally I wouldn't go for Amelia because there are so many Amelia /Amelie / Emily / Millies around - and they are all likely to be shortened to Millie at some point.

Good Luck for Monday and hopefully when you meet your DD you will be able to see which name suits her best.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 07-Sep-13 12:13:29

They are all very 'now'. Esme is probably the best as long as it's pronounced Esmee not the dreadful Esmay.

Tiredemma Sat 07-Sep-13 12:59:50

Thanks all- had another deliberation last night (obviously have to listen to demands of DS1 (13) and DS2 (10)

Decided on Esme (pronounced Esmee) Florence.

Had some twinges today so may be here over the weekend....

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 14:04:40

I think Esme Florence sounds lovely ❤ a great choice. Hope all goes well..

Tiredemma Sat 07-Sep-13 17:48:56

I'm in delivery suite now. 3 cm dilated.

Going for c section at some point this evening.

out2lunch Sat 07-Sep-13 17:51:30

good luck op smile

I was going to suggest esme - lovely name

mathanxiety Sat 07-Sep-13 17:55:03

Blimey, Tiredemma, best wishes. Lovely name.


Ham69 Sat 07-Sep-13 19:37:29

Great first and middle name combo not at all biased
Good luck with everything.

everlong Sat 07-Sep-13 21:23:08

Fab choice.

Best of luck with your CS. You might have your baby by now!

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 07-Sep-13 22:13:48

Lovely name smile good luck!!

WhereHasSheGone Sat 07-Sep-13 22:14:45

I love Amelia, I'd definitely go for that name grin

CruCru Sat 07-Sep-13 23:22:01

Good luck!

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