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Ok, this is it. Final girls name decision

(55 Posts)
Beachballfamily Mon 10-Feb-14 15:26:46

We finally sat down and talked about names. The contenders are:

Romilly (we both love this, but it is similar to our son's name and a distant friend has already used it. Does that matter?)
Tess (but short for what?)

Surname is two syllables ending in er. Please help this be my last post..

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 10-Feb-14 15:28:33

Don't think Tess has to be short for anything does it? DS has a Tess in his class and its just Tess smile

UriGeller Mon 10-Feb-14 15:29:30

Tess is often short for Teresa. Tess is lovely. Teresa, not so.

I like Xanthe best of all. With Beatrice second choice.

MarvellousMechanicalMouseOrgan Mon 10-Feb-14 15:29:30

Romilly - love it. If friend is distant and you don't see them, I'd say it's usable.
Xanthe - gorgeous. Unusual and feminine.
Beatrice - not mad keen, a bit too popular for me, also a bit Victorian
Tess (but short for what?) - lovely on its own, I also love Bess
Imogen - not my taste
Georgia - in the same camp as Brooke and Paige for me, sorry
Stella - gorgeous and lovely meaning. Feels either cool and 60s, or 1930s
Abigail - don't like it at all, sorry

Lottiedoubtie Mon 10-Feb-14 15:30:40

I like Abigail the best.

beela Mon 10-Feb-14 15:31:58

Great list, my favourites are Romilly, Beatrice and Tess.

Yama Mon 10-Feb-14 15:32:18

Romilly - lovely name. Fine to use.
Xanthe - my favourite of your list.
Beatrice - not my cup of tea.
Tess - ok, not overly keen.
Imogen - fine
Georgia - no
Stella - fine
Abigail - nice.

DramaAlpaca Mon 10-Feb-14 15:32:34

Romilly, Stella & Tess (not short for anything) & Xanthe are my favourites from your list.

Beachballfamily Mon 10-Feb-14 15:37:45

Thanks all. Some of these are DH's contributions (Georgia, Abigail, Beatrice), which tbh I'm less keen on. Does Stella make you think of the lager?

DramaAlpaca Mon 10-Feb-14 15:40:21

I didn't think of the lager at all until you said it grin To me Stella is a classy name with a beautiful meaning.

BlueChampagne Mon 10-Feb-14 15:41:27

You could have Estella if you wanted to distance yourself from the lager, which does come to mind, but so do star and McCartney.

pilates Mon 10-Feb-14 15:43:14

All lovely names, except Stella.

Sundaedelight Mon 10-Feb-14 16:34:39


Lager doesn't cross my mind. Know two Stellas ( mixed ages) and it is unusual enough without being odd.

Nocturne123 Mon 10-Feb-14 16:36:49

Love Georgia and Beatrice , Bea is cute! Tess short for Tessa?

Nocturne123 Mon 10-Feb-14 16:37:12

Love Georgia and Beatrice , Bea is cute! Tess short for Tessa?

Lottystar Mon 10-Feb-14 16:40:32

I'd go with Romilly or Xanthe. Classically gorgeous names.

Dreya Mon 10-Feb-14 23:36:20

I like Beatrice (Beatrix is even more fab imo) most and then Abigail. Stella is nice too. I didn't think of the beer at all.

NadiaWadia Tue 11-Feb-14 00:17:18

Like them all except maybe Beatrice. But are you aware that Xanthe means yellow (I think?) so how likely is it your daughter will be blonde?

WhiteHairReally Tue 11-Feb-14 00:21:00

Did you say your surname ends in -er? Would that mean that Stella rhymed with it? Just a thought.

I love Stella as a name. Once met a new father in a lift going up to the maternity unit. We got to talking and he said that his new baby was called Stella, after his GF's favourite drink. I still think it's a lovely name though. Did know of a child named Tia Maria.

What about Romola? Pronounced 'Rom ur ler'? Although - is this heading for the same rhymy territory again?

MummyBeerest Tue 11-Feb-14 01:08:43

I'm a big fan of Abigail. Then Tess and Imogen.

RalphRecklessCardew Tue 11-Feb-14 01:21:56


cafecito Tue 11-Feb-14 01:38:34

My favourite is Georgia

But I would say a name like Georgia Walker or something is a bit too rhymey. Tess reminds me of a pet dog a friend once had. Tessa though, I like that.
I love Romilly but I don't know if the friend would make it feel odd for you. Then again I wished I called my DS a name that a relative chose just 2 weeks before, so I had to change DS's planned name at the last minute. I still wish I'd stuck with the original name for him.

Stella reminds me of a colleague, but if I can get past that association I like it

Saharap2 Tue 11-Feb-14 01:50:14

Abigail. Second choice Imogen

Artfuldodger86 Tue 11-Feb-14 01:54:42


ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 02:07:45

If your favourite is Romilly go for that. I liked Abigail too. But they were all fine. Nothing stood out as being a no-no.

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