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Lainybug23 Thu 26-Dec-13 09:03:53

Hi all,

Please could you help us narrow down our girls list...we still have a few weeks, but I'm finding it very difficult already! Honest opinions most welcome! smile


DH also said this morning that he likes Olivia, and when I mentioned Alice he said that one was nice too. So my list seems to be getting longer, not shorter!

Many thanks for any feedback! smile

SashaOfSiberia Fri 27-Dec-13 01:22:51

I really like Reese, I considered it for my DD, I think unisex names can be really chic and strong, I have one and so does my DD (just not Reese).

I think that Alyssa, Paige, Chelsea and Keira have all become a bit tired and maybe quite dated. These are names I was hearing often maybe 8-12 years ago. I wouldn't say discount them for that reason but its something to consider.

Alice, Erin, Emma, Emily, Aimee and Amelia are all what I'd describe as really bland safe names. They are everyman/woman names. Amelia was the most popular name for 2012, and may stay that way for 2013, so if you're uncertain or not ones for being different then these are great. I suppose they are nice enough, pleasant type names but a bit soulless in my opinion.

Peyton reminds me too much of One Tree Hill but thats just a personal thing. It is quite new and American sounding but as far as I know is an old name. I like it although wouldn't have used it for reasons given.

Imogen is a really beautiful name and I can't say a bad word about it, like Reese.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 27-Dec-13 03:22:27

Reese is a mis-spelling of Rhys. It is also a brand of cheap chocolate in North America; the kind the EU would ban from using the title chocolate due to lack of actual chocolate in comparison to vegetable oil etc.

bugoven Fri 27-Dec-13 03:33:26

I love Emma and Alice. Top of my girls' names list =)

TheZeeTeam Fri 27-Dec-13 03:36:50

Payton is very unpopular on here. That said, the 17 yo Payton I know is literally the coolest, funniest and kindest girl I've ever met. She is a friend of Ds1 and rocks her name.

So, I choose Payton!

TheZeeTeam Fri 27-Dec-13 03:39:28

Btw, re spelling. Isn't Peyton the masculine spelling? Peyton Manning?!

NadiaWadia Fri 27-Dec-13 05:17:04

Emily and Imogen are lovely.

Reese is awful - for a girl.

JuniorMint Fri 27-Dec-13 10:13:53

Erin and Alice are top of my short list!

moominleigh94 Fri 27-Dec-13 11:01:19

Aimee - Not keen.
Alyssa - Like it.
Amelia - Not my style.
Chelsea - Not overly keen.
Paige - It's ok. .
Emily - Don't like it very much.
Emma - Cute.
Erin - Love this one! It's pretty
Imogen - Love it! Wish OH agreed with me on this one grin
Keira - It's ok. Doesn't jump out at me.
Peyton - It's quite nice. I like American names though.
Reese - I actually quite like it but you'd always get "witherspoon?" questions.

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MrsPatMustard Fri 27-Dec-13 19:01:03

Best piece of advice I ever heard when naming girls was to pick a name that suits both a small girl and the woman that girl could grow up to be. Anything too cutesy will sound really silly on a 21 year old trying to be taken seriously in a professional career. Not keen on Aimee/Amy for that reason - a bit of a 'young' name, doesn't sit so well on an adult.

Also not keen on Peyton/Reese - sound a bit naff. (Sorry)

Hate Chelsea (but this is because I used to be a teacher and one of the vilest classroom bullies I ever taught was a Chelsea - has really negative associations for me.)

Alice is lovely - really pretty and classy
Emma and Olivia also nice.

Tibby2 Sun 29-Dec-13 21:03:36

Emily or olivia

Lainybug23 Sat 11-Jan-14 12:32:58

Thank you for all the feedback smile it is really appreciated! Will have to give this a lot more thought!

HyvaPaiva Sat 11-Jan-14 12:36:24

Erin is beautiful

twinklestar2 Sat 11-Jan-14 12:42:44

I like Alyssa and then Erin.

What about Alicia?

sazzle30 Sat 11-Jan-14 15:02:47

I love the name Olivia. If a friend hadn't recently used this name for her little girl I would have used it for ours. It's so beautiful.

Good luck deciding. It's such a big decision isn't it! x

Britishseamonkey Sun 12-Jan-14 09:54:00

Amelia Olivia and Emily all very popular names at the moment. Doesn't have to be a bad thing per say but might help to rule them out when your list is so long. Erin also gaining popularity

From you list I like Aimée ( of you use it please use the accent!!! Its s french n'aime so do it the french Way lol!) doesn't sound americam to me - amie is American IMO

Also like Emma and Keira

Don't like Payton or Reece at all sorry

Imogen nice but don't like the nns Imo or Immy

miffybun73 Sun 12-Jan-14 10:20:08

I really like Emily, Emma, Alice and Olivia. Emily is my favourite (DD's name)

Erin, Amelia and Imogen are quite nice too.

I'm really not keen on:


DuchessofKirkcaldy Sun 12-Jan-14 10:22:28

I like Erin and Alice best. Imogen is ok.
not keen on Aimee but like Amy.

LadyDowagerHatt Sun 12-Jan-14 21:10:01

Love Erin! But very biased as just sitting with my beautiful 6 month Erin in my arms at the moment...

serin Sun 12-Jan-14 22:43:36

Love Alyssa
Then Erin
Then Imogen

Artandco Sun 12-Jan-14 22:46:02


Sammie101 Sun 12-Jan-14 22:47:05

Alice, Imogen, emily or Emma. Not really keen on any of the others tbh

Vijac Sun 12-Jan-14 22:54:15

Amelia, Emma and Imogen are my favourites. Plus Amy, if spelt the regular way. Also like Olivia. Chelsea is awful, as is Paige IMO.

MummyBeerest Sun 12-Jan-14 23:02:41

Imogen, Alice, Amelia are my picks!

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