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Erin, Eloise, Elsa, Martha, Matilda or...Claudia

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Dylemma Thu 26-Sep-13 15:43:04

How will I ever choose? Literally cannot do it so could one of you choose for me? Please?

Dylemma Thu 26-Sep-13 15:45:37

Actually, think front-runners are Matilda, Claudia & Eloise.

LeslieKnope Thu 26-Sep-13 15:48:16

Elsa is the nicest on your list. It's lovely. Followed by Martha.

Erin - faux Irish. Also packet soup.
Eloise - bit wet
Matilda - too cutesy and over-popular
Claudia - just plain dislike this one

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 26-Sep-13 15:52:34

Erin - like it
Eloise - pretentious
Elsa - like it in theory, but find it hard to say for some reason
Martha - love it
Matilda - love it
Claudia - like it

YoMamma Thu 26-Sep-13 15:53:47

I like Erin and Martha best. I like the name Matilda very much but I'm not keen on the shortening of Tilly and I think it has become very popular recently.

WeeNoggi Thu 26-Sep-13 15:53:57

Erin is lovely! DH vetoed it for us though...

Eloise makes me think of The Damned & band member Rat Scabies!

WitchSharkadder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:28:42

Elsa or Claudia- love both if those names.

Not keen on Erin or Martha.

nickelbabe Thu 26-Sep-13 16:29:16

oooh, I love Eloise, Matilda and Claudia smile

ouryve Thu 26-Sep-13 16:30:05

Eloise was on my possible list for DS2 (before we knew the sex, obviously!)

It's the name of a bloody good song!

honeybeeridiculous Thu 26-Sep-13 16:33:25

Martha or Elsa, but I agree Matilda very popular now

mathanxiety Fri 27-Sep-13 00:35:26

Elsa or Matilda. Both have a nice Nordic ring to them.
I like the NN Tilda for Matilda, and I don't think Elsa needs one - it's short and elegant and not a bit cutesy.

Martha makes me think of hens and feathers and clucking for some reason.
Erin I don't really like. It says Irish-American to me. And yyy to packet soup. Reminds me of rainy Saturdays of my youth in Dublin.
Eloise is an excuse to use the nn Ellie, which is everywhere. I prefer good old 70s style Louise.
Claudia sounds harsh to my ear.

elcranko Fri 27-Sep-13 16:29:57

I love all of them... except Claudia!

Martha and Matilda are my favourites.

Elsa is the name of the group at DS1's school to talk about their feelings and any issues. I don't know if that is common across other schools?

I like Claudia.

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 27-Sep-13 16:35:22

Martha is my favourite. Elsa second place. I used to love Eloise, but little Ellies seem to be ubiquitous, so I've gone off it. Somehow not a big fan of Erin and Claudia, and Matilda (nn Tilly) is getting too popular now sad

allyfe Fri 27-Sep-13 19:57:54

I love Eloise. I knew one as a child, but she was called Ellie by her friends. I also like Martha. I don't like Claudia and Matilda I love but it is very popular. Eloise not nicknamed to Ellie is the best :D

GirlsTimesThree Fri 27-Sep-13 20:42:49

All those were on our list for our Eloise! She's 19 now and strong, single minded, bright and funny. She's always been Eloise, never an Ellie - that was saved for all the Ella's and Eleanor's she was at school with.
They're all lovely names which will grow with your DD. Lucky you, I wish I was doing it all again!

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