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Girls name shortlist- help us choose!!!

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Up2nogood Sat 21-Sep-13 03:32:08

Finally dh and i have a short list of names for dd due in 3 weeks. First 3 are mine, last 3 his, but we don't really massively agree on any (maybe 1) . What do you think? Ds is an Isaac. 

Aurelia (pronounced Or-ree-li-a) I absolutely LOVE this but dh is unconvinced 
Florence (our possible agreement)
Grace (my husbands favourite but I prefer this as a middle name). 

lolalotta Sat 21-Sep-13 03:45:33

I know of a little girl with a similar name to your first choice but find it so unusual that I can never remember how it is pronounced so avoid saying it when I am chatting to her Mum IYKWIM as I am afraid of getting it wrong!

BellaOfTheBalls Sat 21-Sep-13 03:46:41

I am a Florence. �� it has always served me well.

Esme is beautiful but you need to be prepared that people will pronounce it es-may

Alexandra is a bit meh for me, like Felicity and I'm with you on the Grace as a middle name thing. Aurelia Grace has a lovely ring to it...

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 21-Sep-13 03:50:18

In order;

Grace - my favourite from your list. Lovely and simple, but quite popular. I like Gracie for when she's little.
Florence - nice, but popular atm
Felicity - nice, I like Flick as a nn, not as overused as the other two.
Alexandra - a bit of a mouthful, but still nice. Good nn choices.
Esme/Esmie - not for me.
Aurelia - I don't like the sound of it, makes me think of an ear disorder.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 21-Sep-13 04:24:28

There is an Esme at DD's preschool. I said, "oh, I love that, Es-may" to her Dad, he said, "Es-mee" grumpily. I bloody do love Esme though.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 21-Sep-13 04:25:03

Aurelia is Love Actually.

SubliminalMassaging Sat 21-Sep-13 05:03:07

Aurelia is usually pronounced Or-Ray-li-a, so don't choose it unless you are prepared for everyone to say it like that, because they will. I don't especially like it, but I like it less the way you pronounce it - sorry!

Florence is lovely.
Esme (Ez-may) is lovely
Alexandra is very nice, classic, a bit safe maybe
Felicity - definitely my favourite from your list. Very pretty, classic but not over-used or boring.
Grace - same as Alexandra.

DSJamesHathaway Sat 21-Sep-13 07:20:05

I really like all the names you listed, particularly Aurelia. I agree Grace feels more like a middle name than a first name.

Up2nogood Sun 22-Sep-13 09:52:09

Ohhh very mixed opinions!!!
I don't know anyone named Aurelia myself but from my research most people say they know people called it pronounced with 'Ree' although there is a mix if 'Ray'. It doesn't bother me massively if people miss pronounce / spell.
What nn choices would you say for Alexandra....dh says Alex, I'm a bit Meh about that.

everlong Sun 22-Sep-13 10:17:46

Not keen on Aurelia - too much of a mouth full, a bit wishy washy.
Love Esme and Florence. I like Alexandra but not shortened to Alex - too masculine.
Grace is pretty.

What about Harriet?

weaselinthenight Sun 22-Sep-13 10:33:46

Ooh we have very similar taste in names! I wanted an Aurelia, I love Felicity, and I think Grace is a beautiful middle name.
Florence is lovely but is very popular these days, much more so than the other names on your list I think. If it were Alexandra, what would you use as a shortened version - Alex, Lexie, Xandra?
In case it helps, other names I wanted were Isadora or Tabitha.

Tavv Sun 22-Sep-13 10:52:57

I think your DH's choices go better with Isaac.

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 22-Sep-13 18:39:54

Nicknames for Alexandra;

Ale (Ah-lee)

I'd use Sasha or Alexa.

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Sun 22-Sep-13 18:43:34

Love Aurelia, but would also pronounce Or Ray Lee A.

Also like Florence but it was pretty popular a couple of years ago round here.

EasyMark Sun 22-Sep-13 18:50:17

Esme Gracie all the way for me. I love it.

manicinsomniac Sun 22-Sep-13 20:05:11

I love Felicity and Alexandra. Grace would be perfect as a middle name for either. I also really like Esme and quite like Florence. I'm not so keen on Aurelia.

CarriMarie Sun 22-Sep-13 21:02:02

Florence or Felicity (with Grace as middle).

Up2nogood Wed 25-Sep-13 00:04:23

Thank you everyone for your comments, they've been helpful. We're down to 3 now:
Florence Grace
Emse Grace (or possibly Esme Jean)
Felicity Grace

We're getting there....slowly!! smile

MrsDibble Wed 25-Sep-13 10:53:59

Probably a bit late to say I like Alexandra best!

Of the three you have picked I like Esme best, but that is only because of a Felicity and Florence I have known...

elcranko Wed 25-Sep-13 11:28:08

Out of your new three possibles I like Esme Grace best. I like Florence but not Florence Grace because of the similar ending sounds.

everlong Wed 25-Sep-13 12:05:52

I love all those 3 you've picked OP.

Probably go for Felicity just because there aren't that many about.

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