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Tweak32 Wed 16-Oct-13 13:28:04

So dd1 due any day and we need to narrow down our list a bit as it has got out of hand as used to having boys! Any other ideas along the lines of these would be much appreciated too. We struggle to agree as anything I like dh thinks is snooty and I usually think what he likes is a bit boring. Here goes:


Lubiloo Wed 16-Oct-13 13:29:54

I like Iona and Francesca.

Sophie, Freya, Matilda are very popular already!

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 16-Oct-13 13:31:11

Tia. Great name thlwink

CPtart Wed 16-Oct-13 13:33:52

Erin is lovely, Francesca ok.


BlueStarsAtNight Wed 16-Oct-13 13:39:58

Sophie - boring and crazy popular
Freya - a bit overdone
Merryn - not a fan
Erin - love it
Lucy - love it
Francesca - love it
Matilda - like it but don't really like Tilly
Iona - not sure - I always think "I own a what?!"
Tia - pretty, I like it

AurorasShoes Wed 16-Oct-13 13:43:55

From your list I like Lucy, Matilda, Iona and Erin

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Oct-13 13:52:08

Love Merryn in particular. Erin, Francesca and Lucy all good.

How about: Meredith, Rhiannon, Meryl, Morven, Vashti, Corinna, or Tamsin?

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 16-Oct-13 13:53:43

Sophie - boring and crazy popular
Freya - a bit overdone
Merryn - not a fan
Erin - love it
Lucy - love it
Francesca - love it
Matilda - like it but don't really like Tilly
Iona - not sure - I always think "I own a what?!"
Tia - pretty, I like it

commsgirl Wed 16-Oct-13 15:05:49

Love Erin, Francesca, Freya and Lucy smile

TiffanyAtBreakfast Wed 16-Oct-13 16:07:04

Sophie - like
Freya - very dependent on surname
Merryn - don't like
Erin - LOVE
Lucy - like
Francesca - don't like
Matilda - LOVE
Iona - really don't like

clubnail Wed 16-Oct-13 16:31:49

smile @ everyone liking thanks in advance!

Merryn gets my vote.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 16-Oct-13 16:35:47

I was joking .......

Charotte31 Wed 16-Oct-13 16:37:02

Iona, best by far!

clubnail Wed 16-Oct-13 16:57:09

I know YOU were, Exit. Think the others were not.

Both of my daughter's names are on your list grin

I really like Merryn, Lucy, Francesca and Matilda.

Names we also liked were


Clargo55 Wed 16-Oct-13 17:55:43

I love Erin.

squoosh Wed 16-Oct-13 20:07:04

Sophie - the world definitely doesn't need another Sophie.
Freya - nice enough
Merryn - quite pretty, I imagine a medieval maiden
Erin - don't like it. Think it's really Irish American in a very naff way
Lucy - like
Francesca - like and love the nickname Frankie
Matilda - meh
Iona - strongly dislike, it's so clumpy looking and ugly sounding

Coupon Thu 17-Oct-13 00:18:34

I like Sophie, Lucy and Iona.

itsnothingoriginal Thu 17-Oct-13 20:04:39

Love Merryn and I really like Francesca smile

I do also like Iona and Erin but they are getting really popular where I live so have heard both names a lot recently.

LadyRochford Thu 17-Oct-13 21:41:09

Sophie -meh. Sounds like Soap. I like Sophia better.
Freya - not v pretty and quite fashionable
Merryn - I like this. Is it Cornish?
Erin - pretty, but fake Irish
Lucy - know lots in their 30s
Francesca - love this
Matilda - and this
Iona-and this

CarryOnDancing Thu 17-Oct-13 22:04:55

My vote is definitely for Merryn, with Iona closely following.

Mutteroo Fri 18-Oct-13 01:02:17

Sophie - V popular whatever age you are. It is a pretty name though
Freya - Initially loved this for my 2nd baby but went off it by the time I gave birth. Thankfully I had a boy
Merryn - Seems quite popular on here. Don't know any myself & quite like the name.
Erin - Neither love or hate it. Bit blurgh to me
Lucy - like Sophie, popular in all age groups. Like the name
Francesca - Love it. Love Frankie or Cesca as nn as well.
Matilda - Gorgeous! Love Matty rather than Tilly as a nn.
Iona - No opinion tbh. It's ok.

Caitlin17 Fri 18-Oct-13 01:17:32

From your list Francesca is miles ahead. I don't like Tia at all and Merryn sounds made up.

I really like Rhiannon and Phaedra.

emmyloo2 Fri 18-Oct-13 03:52:43

Sophie - nice but really really popular. Every second girl is sophie or sophia.
Freya - too popular. Had it's day I think
Merryn - nice
Erin - nice
Lucy - see comment for Sophie
Francesca - fabulous
Matilda - see comment for Freya
Iona - yes I like this

So Francesca for me would be a stand out. Followed by Iona I think. TBH, all the names are quite lovely and you won't do your daughter a disservice by giving her own. It just depends on whether you want something a little less used.

Mogz Fri 18-Oct-13 04:08:10

Psammead, Robyn is a great name wink
OP, from your list I think Merryn is beautiful, so much so I might suggest it for our short list!

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