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Please help me whittle down my girl's shortlist

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qumquat Fri 03-Jan-14 08:44:07

I'm all sorted for a boy's name but just can't settle for a girl. Baby due last week so getting worried will come and remain nameless, really want to announce the name and birth all in one go. Would love your thoughts. Surname will be double barrelled of two very normal names.


Allalonenow Fri 03-Jan-14 08:51:53

I like Honor and Clara best, and Ivy least from your list.
Best wishes for you and your baby.

baskingseals Fri 03-Jan-14 08:55:21

Oh you have got some lovely names.
My favourites are Honor and Xanthe.
Also like Clara. How many middle names would you like to have?

ToffeeJungle Fri 03-Jan-14 08:55:53

I like Isla best though it is probably the most popular.
Clara is nice too.
Not keen on Honor, Hope or Ivy.


TheBunsOfPanettone Fri 03-Jan-14 09:00:04

I think Xanthe, Clara and Carys are lovely. Not so keen on the others.

CarryOnDancing Fri 03-Jan-14 09:33:45

I love Xanthe, Carys and Clara but the others aren't for me. I especially dislike Hope (I just don't like virtue names).

fruitpastille Fri 03-Jan-14 09:39:19

Iris and Hope are my favourites. I like Isla too. Not keen on the others.

Spottybra Fri 03-Jan-14 09:41:00

Clara, Honor, Iris

Jumpalina Fri 03-Jan-14 10:52:22

I love the name Honor, I also love Isla.

uptheanty Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:04

Clara is beautiful and not as popular as some of the others.

My first choice grin

hoppinghare Fri 03-Jan-14 10:59:34

I don't like xanthe at all.

PandyBurtVonnugget Fri 03-Jan-14 11:05:41

Xanthe and Honor are stunning, the others are lovely but these too stand out.

moominleigh94 Fri 03-Jan-14 11:05:46

Clara, Isla, Carys and Honor are all lovely!

Xanthe is a lovely name, I know a teenage Xanthe and she suits it - outgoing and very feisty - but I think it is a name that suits a certain type of person, so I wouldn't be sure on that one.

PandyBurtVonnugget Fri 03-Jan-14 11:06:08

these two

qumquat Fri 03-Jan-14 12:39:48

Thanks for all your comments. Seeing your views has definitely helped me clarify my thoughts. I think Xanthe and Clara are my favourites at the moment. I know what you mean about Xanthe for a certain type of person though Moomin. I worry a shy introverted child (like I was) would find it hard to carry off. I really feel a pressure not to get the name 'wrong'!

Just been for a sweep so hopefully not too long left to decide!

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 03-Jan-14 12:42:13

My favs are Clara, Honor and Carys

Good luck!

Hazelbrowneyes Fri 03-Jan-14 12:47:12

My order of preference:

Beautiful name choices!

Inertia Fri 03-Jan-14 12:49:48

I love Hope.

Isla is lovely but vv popular at the moment. Really like Clara too, but wonder whether it will also have a popularity surge due to Doctor Who?

DiamondsAndRust Fri 03-Jan-14 20:08:55

Some lovely choices here - you're spoilt for choice! smile
Faves are Xanthe and Honor (would use either of these in a heartbeat), then Clara and Iris. Weirdly, I picture a Xanthe as being quirky but quiet and ethereal rather than loud and outgoing - something to do with the soft sound I think!

Less keen on Hope and Carys (nothing wrong with them - just not my style), Ivy always feels a bit insubstantial to me (and I'm not a huge fan of the plant) and Isla, while pretty, is becoming hugely popular.

looki Fri 03-Jan-14 20:32:19

Oh lovely names. between DD1 and DD2 I had most of them on my list at one stage or another! I like Xanthe and Carys most. I like Iris as a middle name. Not particularly keen on it as a first name though. Also like Hope and had a thread here about it at one stage and was turned off it but I still like it (I've been a fan since the tv programme Thirty Something).

I really dislike Isla and Ivy!

qumquat Sat 04-Jan-14 10:46:25

Really chuffed so many people like the names! Still undecided but feeling more confident I can't go too far wrong!

snowed Sat 04-Jan-14 22:08:10

I like Ivy, Hope and Xanthe.

Aaliyah1 Sat 04-Jan-14 22:09:34

I like Ivy

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 04-Jan-14 22:18:10

Please come back and let us know what you choose OP !

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