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Pippacat85 Fri 21-Feb-14 18:23:16

So we've done some more thinking and still can't completely agree. Would be interested in others' opinions of these names:

I like:
Matilda
Tess
Cecelia
Valerie
Sylvia
Rose

Husband likes:
Esther
Rachel
Lucy
Lydia

We both like:
Alice
Esther/Tess : I don't like Esther loads but could it be shortened to Tess which I love?

What are your thoughts? Any you love/hate? Surname is one syllable and middle name is likely to be Ann after both of our mothers..

LCHammer Fri 21-Feb-14 18:24:18

Sylvia and Lydia are gorgeous.

Lovely list. Rose seems a bit dull compared to some of the others, so maybe you might use that as a mn?

Tess, Alice, Valerie, Esther (prefer Hester myself) and Lydia are my favourites. I like Cecily better than Cecelia. Rachel is a nice, classic, underused name too. Esther with Tess as nn is a good idea too.

Oh and I really like Sylvie - nicer than Sylvia imvho.

HyvaPaiva Fri 21-Feb-14 18:30:00

Matilda - Don't like
Tess - Don't like
Cecelia - LOVE
Valerie - Really like
Sylvia - Really like.
Rose - Don't like

Esther - Like, prefer Hester
Rachel - Don't like
Lucy - Don't like
Lydia - Like but it's extremely popular where I live and it's a bit duller for that.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 21-Feb-14 18:34:31

Matilda - Dislike
Tess - Really like very sweet
Cecelia - like and CeCe is a fab nn
Valerie - Ok I know a baby called this
Sylvia - Ok
Rose - Don't like

Esther - No no no
Rachel - Boring
Lucy - Like but v.popular
Lydia - Like but getting very popular now

MummyBeerest Fri 21-Feb-14 18:35:00

Tess, Rose and Alice are my favourites.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Fri 21-Feb-14 18:35:44

Love Matilda
Love Tess
Like Lucy
Like Sylvia
Like
Rose but maybe not as exciting with a one syllable surname?

BartBaby Fri 21-Feb-14 18:37:53

I would avoid a one syllable first name if the middle name and last name are both only one syllable aswell. I prefer Matilda, Alice and Lydia.

Pippacat85 Fri 21-Feb-14 18:40:06

Yes I was thinking we might have to avoid the one syllable names with our surname... Hmm.

Thanks for the help, keep it coming! grin
Also forgot Harriet : I love, husband likes

Love Harriet - wanted it for dd2 but dp wasn't keen. Hatty is a brilliant nn.

everlong Fri 21-Feb-14 19:43:20

Oh just pick Harriet! Do it!
My favourite girls name EVER.

Pippacat85 Fri 21-Feb-14 21:40:36

Okay, Harriet seems popular. Will have to work on that one with DH!

TheWhispersOfTheGods Fri 21-Feb-14 21:58:49

Esther nn Tess is my favourite, I'd not use Tess on its own though. Cecelia or Cecily is also lovely.

Not a fan of your other names I'm afraid.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 22-Feb-14 08:10:41

love Harriet with Hattie as nn

mrsbug Sat 22-Feb-14 08:17:53

I like Harriet best, but all of your choices are nice.

I agree with pp who said don't use three one syllable names, so that rules out rose or Tess (but it's fine as a nickname for Esther).

rallytog1 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:58:07

Rachel is lovely. And really unusual for babies these days.

Mireio Wed 26-Feb-14 16:57:59

I like Esther the best. Sylvia and Cecilia spelled this way are also nice.

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