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Girls names - what do you think of these?

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Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 14:22:03


Trying to avoid names that are too popular, or that end in an 'ie' or 'er' sound. Common surname, so want a first name that is unusual but not laughable. Would welcome your thoughts!

scarevola Mon 28-Oct-13 14:25:24

Tess - ok, but I see it as a very informal nn
Eden - boys name
Juno - lovely
Kristen - like

casacastille Mon 28-Oct-13 14:27:07

Tess I like as a diminutive (of Tessa, Theresa, Elizabeth.?) but I think it needs a long version

Eden and Juno no

Kristen is pretty

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Mon 28-Oct-13 14:28:55

Juno is lovely

littlegem12 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:31:46

I like them all except Kristen.
Love Juno

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:34:27

Eden is really popular here.
Juno just makes me think of the film.
Tess sounds like a cats name to me.

But if you love them you should go for what you like. We all have different opinions and I am just not keen on those names.

bootsycollins Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:07

Love them all except Eden.

Rtfairy Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:42

Like Eden and Juno, not so keen on the others

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 28-Oct-13 14:35:52

Like Tess, prefer Kirsten to Kristen, not keen in Juno, actively dislike Eden.

dyslexicdespot Mon 28-Oct-13 14:36:28

I like all of them although, as mentioned above, Tess is a nn. Theresa is lovely- why not go for that?

YDdraigGoch Mon 28-Oct-13 14:38:21

Tess - nice as a nn, but not a "proper" name. What about Tessa?
Eden - not keen - bit chavvy. I do know a baby girl Eden, but sounds like a boy's name to me too
Juno - nice - but a bit pretentious perhaps?
Kristen - do you mean Kirsten? I've never heard of Kristen. Will she for ever be saying "no, KRISTEN, not KIRSTEN"? I like Kirsten.

ben5 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:42:32

I like tess and Kirsten .

Littlecherublegs Mon 28-Oct-13 14:56:03

Tess - not keen, doesn't seem like a full name to me
Eden - don't like, a bit masculine sounding
Juno - don't like, just makes me think of the film every time I hear it!
Kristen - not keen either. Love Kirsten or Kirsty, and don't mind Krista or Kristina though.

Beachballfamily Mon 28-Oct-13 15:03:46

Thanks everyone. I do mean Kristen, not Kirsten - a friend has a DD called Kristen and I've always liked it. No idea Eden was popular/chavvy. Would like to avoid names that end in an 'a' sound if possible, because of the surname - which rules out lots of nice ones.

What about Juliet? Would she end up being called Jules (which I hate)?

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:27:16

I love Juliet. People will come up with nicknames whatever name you pick. I would just stand firm and always refer to her as Juliet grin

Like Tess and Kristen.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:28:27

Imo I would push for the Nn Etta if you wanted one. However I think Julie wild be the most common.

But wouldn't use Kristen if my friend had already used it, tbh - a bit unimaginative and cheeky imho.

Juliet is nice but could well become Jules, especially once she's at school.

NadiaWadia Mon 28-Oct-13 16:40:55

I like Eden and think of it as a girls name. Tess is lovely, but I think it should be short for Teresa or Tessa.

BlackholesAndRevelations Wed 30-Oct-13 07:51:59

Isn't the twilight actress called kristen? Also wouldn't use it if a friend already had, though. Unless it's someone you rarely see who wouldn't mind?

How about Edith instead of Eden? My mind is totally not made up on this- can't decide if Edith is beautiful or hideous! grin I love Edie as a nickname though.

Tess- bit tragic- Tess of the D'Urbervilles sad

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 07:56:51

Tess is lovely, Eden is a bit entitled and a bit chavvy IMO, sorry. Juno is great for a boy but not for a girl, Kristen is nice enough but I prefer Tess.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 30-Oct-13 08:12:15

Kristen does sound like an American made up name. Like Krista and Krystal.

Tess is lovely but usually a nn.

Juliet is lovely.

The others not my taste but nice names.

JulesJules Wed 30-Oct-13 08:26:30

Juliet is lovely.

I like Jules as well grin

Not Kristen - Twilight
Not Tess - Strictly
Don't like Eden, sorry

Love Juno

diddl Wed 30-Oct-13 08:27:17

"Eden is a bit entitled"

What does that even mean??

Entitled-a name-I've heard it all now.

I like Juno best & also prefer Kirsten to Kristen.

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:43:05

I vote for Tess. Timeless and suits all ages.

Eden is a bit...Katie Price-ish, sorry.
Juno is becoming popular with the yummy mummy brigade in my area.
Not keen on Kristen at all.

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