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Girls Names - Opinions and Suggestions?

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Mireio Wed 19-Feb-14 17:21:21

Hi everyone! I'm looking for opinions on our favourite girls names and suggestions of names we might like.

Names I like:

Louisa
Susanna
Miriam
Edith
Iris
Rosamund

Names DH likes:

Rebecca
Emma
Isabella
Sophia
Claire

Names we both like:

Elisabeth
Helena
Katharine
Eleanor

Thanks! smile

squoosh Wed 19-Feb-14 17:31:53

Of all the names listed Susanna and Iris are my favourites.

NancyJones Wed 19-Feb-14 17:38:29

I like Miriam and Rosamund from your list. Ros is a lovely nn.
I don't like any of your dh's choices, sorry.
I like all your names from the joint list esp Katharine with a K. I like Eleanor but the country is awash with little Ellies and I'm not sure if there's room for any more.

squoosh Wed 19-Feb-14 17:39:31

Actually I quite like Claire, bet there aren't lots of little Claires around these days.

HyvaPaiva Wed 19-Feb-14 17:44:59

Louisa - Like
Susanna - Really dislike
Miriam - Don't like
Edith - Like
Iris - LOVE!
Rosamund - Really dislike

Names DH likes:

Rebecca - Don't like
Emma - Absolutely hate (it's so flat like 'meh')
Isabella - LOVE!
Sophia - Don't like
Claire - LOVE!

Names we both like:

Elisabeth - LOVE!
Helena - LOVE!
Katharine - Don't like
Eleanor - Don't like

ZenNudist Wed 19-Feb-14 17:47:33

Katharine and Helena are two of my names. I highly recommend them.

Friends dD is Eleanor (Ellie) I love it very classy.

Your dh's suggestions are all a bit pedestrian but love Sophia.
I think Louise is dated. Edith not a very nice name. Love iris.

Britishseamonkey Wed 19-Feb-14 18:05:22

Love elizabeth and ao many good nns
Elisabeth with an s is unusual?
Personally I'd stick to Elizabeth or Elisabet. It looked a bit ' cherry picked' IMO.

Like Claire and Miriam
Quite like Rebecca, but prefer Rebekah
What about louison? I've always loved it but was vetoed ...

MoonHare Wed 19-Feb-14 18:10:08

My favourites from yours and Dh's lists are Iris and Emma. From your joint list I LOVE Eleanor - who says it has to be shortened to Ellie? My 5 year old Eleanor is still Eleanor no-one has ever attempted to shorten it.

Other ideas

Esther
Matilda
Lydia
Libby
Esmé
Thea
Evelyn
Martha
Anita

ToffeeJungle Wed 19-Feb-14 18:27:56

I love Sophia.

I like Louisa,.Iris,and Emma.

I dislike Miriam and Rosamund.

The others are all ok.

Other suggestions:
Marianne
Carolyn
Emily
Jocelyn
Rosalind
Kristina
Francesca
Georgina
Lydia

Love all of dh's except Sophia. Love Helena.

I like Elizabeth (this spelling), Elinor ( this) and Catherine (this). Love Louisa and Susannah. Love Edie (but not Edith). Dislike Miriam and Rosamund.

everlong Wed 19-Feb-14 19:00:31

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Oubliette0292 Wed 19-Feb-14 19:09:02

I have a Helena.
Other names on our list were:
Rosalind (I prefer this to Rosamund)
Marianne
Evelyn (DD is 9 so this wasn't as popular as it is now)
Hazel
Valerie
Caroline
Audrey

Mireio Fri 21-Feb-14 01:04:49

Thanks for the suggestions! I really like Esther, Matilda, Thea, Martha, Marianne, Rosalind and Caroline.

I'm not a big fan of Ellie as a nickname for Eleanor, what other nicknames are there?

coralanne Fri 21-Feb-14 04:19:00

I have come across quite a few Viviennes lately. Is it starting to become popular?

NadiaWadia Fri 21-Feb-14 04:57:05

For Eleanor I have heard Nell or even Nora.

Otherwise
1. Susanna gorgeous name with or without 'h' at the end.
2. Isabella also gorgeous but super popular right now
3. Claire was more popular in 70s but still lovely! Nicer than 'Clara' Slightly prefer 'Clare' spelling. Makes an excellent middle name too.
4. Helena - classic and a bit more unusual than 'Eleanor'

All the others are nice too, except Edith which I find very old lady and a bit harsh. Quite like 'Edie' though. Or 'Eden'.

ginzillas Fri 21-Feb-14 14:00:58

How about Emmeline? You seem to like longer names so it might suit your taste. But your DH could call her Emma/Emmie for short, which fits in with his list.

ginzillas Fri 21-Feb-14 14:01:47

Also second Marianne (my Dd's name!)

Nell is sweet as nn for Elinor.

Hester is lovely, as an alternative to Esther.

DramaAlpaca Fri 21-Feb-14 14:18:25

I like all of them in your OP except for Edith & Iris.

From your latest list I love Rosalind, Caroline & Marianne, they are beautiful classic names.

My friend's DD is Eleanor & didn't have a nn when she was little. Now she's a young adult she calls herself Elle.

SuperWifeANDMum Fri 21-Feb-14 15:30:26

Names I like:

Louisa - OK
Susanna - OK
Miriam - Hate
Edith - OK
Iris - OK
Rosamund - Like

Names DH likes:

Rebecca - OK
Emma - OK
Isabella - LOVE
Sophia - LIKE
Claire - HATE

Names we both like:

Elisabeth - LOVE
Helena - LOVE
Katharine - LOVE
Eleanor - LOVE

My Suggestions:

Arabella
Poppy Harriet
Romilly
Camilla
Persephone NN Sephy
Ottilie
Celeste
Marina

Mrsindecision Fri 21-Feb-14 18:11:34

Names I like:

Louisa LOVE
Susanna REALLY LIKE
Miriam OK
Edith NO
Iris NO
Rosamund NO

Names DH likes:

Rebecca LIKE
Emma LIKE
Isabella LIKE
Sophia LOVE
Claire OK

Names we both like:

Elisabeth LIKE (would use the "z" spelling)
Helena LIKE (but the pronunciation issues would put me off)
Katharine OK
Eleanor NO

Thanks!

MummyBeerest Fri 21-Feb-14 18:17:42

Love Elisabeth, Katharine, Emma and Claire. Iris is gorgeous, but I just can't imagine a newborn named Iris.

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Fri 21-Feb-14 19:49:10

Eleanor gives you the fabulous nickname nell
Catherine gives you kitty which is cute
Elizabeth gives you Betty, betsy, Beth,Eliza, Elle, lizzie, liz etc

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Fri 21-Feb-14 19:50:21

Alice

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 21-Feb-14 19:54:07

Katherine, but id spell it Kathryn.

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