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mammamiaaaaa Mon 24-Feb-14 12:39:41

My baby is over a week old now and still no name. I have been mulling over the same names for weeks now. Sorry if you have seen this list before and are as sick of it as I am but please give me your opinions as I just have to make my mind up:

Sophia - I know its popular but is it ridiculously popular? Or should I disregard that factor?
Imogen
Marissa
Ariana

I just have no way of deciding. Help!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Feb-14 12:41:37

I don't know any Sophias only Sophies I think Imogen is the nicest one here.

MrsSpencerReid Mon 24-Feb-14 12:43:55

Ariana, love it, have 2 ds' tho hmm

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 24-Feb-14 12:44:36

I like Sophia best. Think the popularity thing depends on where you live. I've only met 2.

IsabellaRockerfeller Mon 24-Feb-14 12:45:28

There are quite a few little Sophias in my part of the world but if you love the name, you can still use it!

My favourite from your list is Imogen and I really like Arianne (but not Arianna!)

DitsyDonkey Mon 24-Feb-14 12:45:54

Imogen

PeterParkerSays Mon 24-Feb-14 12:49:32

Ariana sounds like a cruise ship, sorry!

I like Sophia and the Imogen of these.

What letter does your surname start with to see how they go with it?

MarysDressSways Mon 24-Feb-14 12:50:57

They're all nice names. I think Imogen is my favourite there though!

Congratulations thanks

BirthdayMuppet Mon 24-Feb-14 12:52:19

Sophia is miles better than Sophie, but I don't really like any of them tbh, just not my taste.

It's important to take your time over this though, don't feel rushed. Ds2 was over three weeks old before we decided and could eventually register him!

GingerMaman Mon 24-Feb-14 12:53:09

I quite like Sophia smile

CakeyCakeyCakey Mon 24-Feb-14 12:58:17

I like Sophia or Imogen, Ariana die sound a bit like a cruiseship.

Does she look like a Sophia or an Imogen?

YouAreTalkingRubbish Mon 24-Feb-14 13:02:22

In order..

Ariana (no cruise ship connotations to me)
Marissa - very pretty and unusual
Sophia - very pretty but a bit popular
Imogen - nice too.

They are all lovely names you can't go wrong.

Ps congrats thanks

miffybun73 Mon 24-Feb-14 13:02:26

Sophia.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Mon 24-Feb-14 13:02:58

Go for Sophia.

Ariana I don't like at all - yes to cruise ship!

Imogen is ok, I would say that's about as popular if not more so than Sophia around here.

Marissa - I actually like this, prn Mar-EES-ah, but don't like Mar-iss-a much. It's certainly a name a lot of people won't like and I think it is much better if you're of Italian heritage!

Plus, Sophia is beautiful and Sophie a lovely shorter form if she chooses that.

MaryWestmacott Mon 24-Feb-14 13:03:47

They are all gorgeous! I know several Sophies but no Sophias (although you'll get lots of Disney "Sophia the First" branded pink plastic crap toys to fill your home).

Do you prefer Sophia but worry about the popularity? If so, discount it and pick the name you love. My DS's name was in the low 50s on the baby name list for his year, yet theres 2 others in his preschool with that name, whereas there's only 1 boy with the official top name of that year. It really, really varies from area to area and hand on heart, even if you told me they'd be another 3 with that name in his class at school, I wouldn't have wanted to call him anything else.

runningonwillpower Mon 24-Feb-14 13:04:30

I like Sophia but depending on pronunciation.

To explain;

SophIa = good

SophEEa -= not so good.

halecromp Mon 24-Feb-14 14:23:44

I like them all but really love Marissa.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 24-Feb-14 14:27:59

Have you thought of Narissa?

Imogen is beautiful, that's on my shortlist for a girl
Congratulations on your new DD btw smile

Pinkandwhite Mon 24-Feb-14 14:50:19

Congratulations!

Imogen and Sophia are my favourites.

27mummmy2boys Mon 24-Feb-14 14:51:22

I like Imogen the best!

mammamiaaaaa Mon 24-Feb-14 16:24:23

Back in 2010 when I was having my first dd sophia was my second favourite but we went for another name as it had a special family connection. I had no idea of its popularity then and think it has sky rocketed since then. Part of me thinks who cares but a big part of me doesn't want my daughter to feel like she is one of many and feel that her name is common. I just don't want her to end up like the Jenny's/Laura's/Lindsay's/Gillian's of my generation.

CPtart Mon 24-Feb-14 16:28:24

Imogen is by far the nicest.
Sophia too popular.
Ariana and Marissa sound a bit made up/trying too hard although Melissa is lovely.

CrispyCrochet Mon 24-Feb-14 16:42:14

I really don't see how this is helping!

I like Marissa because I think it is the most unusual on the list. It makes me think of the Victoria's Secret supermodel Marissa Miller.

But I do think they are all nice names so whichever you choose will be lovely. What have you been calling DD in the meantime??

YouAreTalkingRubbish Mon 24-Feb-14 16:49:52

My four DCs all have popular names and I wish they didn't. We use to live overseas where their names were unusual but when we came to the UK we realised their names were really common. DS1 had three other boys with his name in his class. confused

If it were me, I would avoid any really popular names.

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