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A few names - what do you think?

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annabanana84 Thu 24-Oct-13 12:29:39


Mary-Louisa (Mary-Lou for NN)


Dorothy (Dottie for NN)




Cristobel (christy maybe for short)

FriendlyElephant Sat 26-Oct-13 01:53:45

From that list, I don't mind Beatrix or Dorothy (or Pippa but that's a nickname).

Tikkamasala Sat 26-Oct-13 00:24:21


I like Beatrice but not Beatrix

CommanderShepard Fri 25-Oct-13 23:07:56

I had a great aunt named Dorothy who went by Dorrie, which I think is lovely.

NachoAddict Fri 25-Oct-13 22:48:36

Love Pippa, like Beatrix, not keen on any of the others.

Bathsheba sounds like you are calling your dog for its bath. Sorry.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 25-Oct-13 22:39:01

I love Bathsheba.

bridgetsmum Fri 25-Oct-13 18:42:42

Like Beatrix but prefer Beatrice

Mary-Lou -no. Hate hate hate hyphenated first names.

Bathsheba - beyond ridiculous, please don't do that to your child

chocoluvva Fri 25-Oct-13 18:33:02

Mary-Lou or Dotty would be my choices from your list. smile

telsa Fri 25-Oct-13 18:30:09

Love Christobel and Mirabel

ReturnPlacenta Fri 25-Oct-13 16:52:22

The only one I like is Beatrix. Love Miriam, but can't get onside with Mirabel.

NumberTwoDue Fri 25-Oct-13 07:37:32

I like Christobel and Harriet. Know a Dorothea who's a Dottie and think that's nicer than Dorothy.

brightnearly Fri 25-Oct-13 03:48:26

Bathsheba - no.
Harriet - not particularly pretty, i tend to think of harried Harriet.
Mary-Lou - there's a song, isn't there?
Dorothy - very early last century, nn could also be Dolly. How about Dolly Mae?
Henrietta - stuffy
Mirabel or Mirabelle - a miracle of beauty, pretty but I once new a horse called Mirabelle
Pippa - no
Cristobel - prettier
Beatrix - Potter nn Bea? Beatrice seems softer.

Anri Fri 25-Oct-13 03:11:37

Bathsheba makes me think of Bathsheba Everdine. I like it, but I suspect it's too much for a person to easily wear. It would be nice in the middle spot with the right first name.

I like Beatrix and Dorothy best from your list. Dottie is very cute. The HP character was Bellatrix, so that shouldn't be a problem.

I don't dislike any of your names.

notadoctor Thu 24-Oct-13 20:51:34

I really like Dottie, Mirabel and Christabel. I quite like Pippa too.

I like Christabel a lot - mostly because of the poem.
Hate Bathsheba - sorry but I think it's beyond dreadful.

comedaygoday Thu 24-Oct-13 15:00:41

Pippa : is ok, but prefer Philippa
Mary-Louisa: Really like both Mary and Louisa, but together far too cutesy.
Dorothy: Like this. Prefer Dorothea which is lovely.
Mirabel: sounds trashy (sorry)
Christabel: ok
Bathsheba: why? Don't think either biblical or Hardy Bathsheba particularly worth being named after.

YDdraigGoch Thu 24-Oct-13 14:59:49

Pippa - like it, but it's not a name, it's a nick name

Mary-Louisa (Mary-Lou for NN) - only OK if your surname is Walton

Beatrix - Lestrange? A bit HP thesedays, but Beatrice is nice

Dorothy (Dottie for NN) - like it, and like Dottie

Bathsheba - you're having a laugh

Henrietta - like it

Mirabel - OK if you're Spanish

Cristobel (christy maybe for short) - OK if you're Spanish

Ruprekt Thu 24-Oct-13 14:58:02

Would you want to be called Bathsheba? gringrin

Imogen, Eleanor, Eva, Bathsheba, Violet.......pmsl....don't do this to your DD...there are some lovely names out there.

LoriGrimes Thu 24-Oct-13 14:55:38

Love Dorothy

jellybeans Thu 24-Oct-13 14:54:21, prefer Philippa

Mary-Louisa (Mary-Lou for NN)


Dorothy (Dottie for NN)...hugely dislike really hate this, no offence


Cristobel (christy maybe for short)....OK

MoonHare Thu 24-Oct-13 14:50:35

Ooh strange mix of names, they don't seem the same 'type' to me so you must have eclectic tastes.

Probably Pippa and Beatrix but I second what Newbie says about the meaning of Pippa in other languages.

Really dislike Dorothy, tried to like it because of the wonderful Wizard of Oz but can only think, frumpy librarian. And Dottie - just no.

Not a fan of any names ending in bel.

Mary-Lou sounds a bit red-neck to me and Bathsheba too clunky.

Henrietta, not sure. Harriet seems prettier while still being strong and not girly??

NewbieMcNewbie Thu 24-Oct-13 14:13:10

Love Pippa but it was ruined for me after people on here said it meant lots of rude things in other languages!

Pinkbell123 Thu 24-Oct-13 14:11:23

I love love love Christabel! Was my name of choice if this little one was a girl hmm

MrsSickBucket Thu 24-Oct-13 13:12:55

Just Pippa for me I'm afraid

Littlecherublegs Thu 24-Oct-13 13:11:00

The only one I like is Beatrix though actually prefer Beatrice.

Writerwannabe83 Thu 24-Oct-13 13:00:13

The only ones I like are Beatrix and Pippa.

Is Bathsheba a joke?? (Genuine question) smile

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