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MrsRV Sat 01-Mar-14 13:06:42

need a really pretty sweet girlie middle name to zuzsh it up a bit...DD1 is Ella Rose. suggestions please... and should we spell it Aimee?

other option is Ariane... and I adore Ari as a nn, but its had a lot of negativity from family/friends & I know it shouldn't but its kinda taken the shine off it a bit for me.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Sat 01-Mar-14 13:07:42

Amy is nice, not keen on Aimee.

Ariane is lovely.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Sat 01-Mar-14 13:08:39

Btw, we loved Astrid. Didn't use it in the end, but it's similar to your choices. smile

ClaimedByMe Sat 01-Mar-14 13:09:32

I have an Aimee and the baby a few doors up from me is called Ariane, i really like Ariane.

My Aimee doesnt have a middle name so i cant help with that!

Haahoooo Sat 01-Mar-14 13:10:47

Amy Grace
Amy Hope
Amy Fleur
Amy Beth

For some reason I think single syllable works well.

Aimee is a very different name IMO, prefer Amy

scarletforya Sat 01-Mar-14 13:12:17

Ariane is lovely.

Amy is ok but very often used. Why would you want to spell it Aimee? Stick to the proper spelling. Nothing cheapens a name more than trying to 'individualise' the spelling.

Ariane is far and away nicer.

Bluestocking Sat 01-Mar-14 13:14:24

Amy is lovely, much nicer than Ariane. I like the Aimee spelling too but the trad simplicity of the English spelling is very charming.

MerryMarigold Sat 01-Mar-14 13:18:16

Amy is one of the sweetest, (even slightly sickly) names. Nothing sweeter on top, please! Mae is nice.

RhondaJean Sat 01-Mar-14 13:21:30

I really dislike Amy/Aimee, and almost any other name that ends in an ee sound. Except Lucy and Emily.

If you have to do it please please do not spell it Aimee. It makes my teeth itch. I don't know why but it does!

Ella Rose is lovely.

Ariane is okay.

Iris Mae would go with Ella rose?

kimlo Sat 01-Mar-14 13:23:01

its nice but crazy popular here.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Sat 01-Mar-14 13:23:23

I remember your previous thread. Please ignore everyone. Ariane is by far and away nicer than Amy or Aimee. I personally prefer Arianna, but I have a preference for a ending names.

EverythingCounts Sat 01-Mar-14 13:25:58

Are you the poster who had had Ariane trashed by family? Stick with it, do. I love Amy though - but classic spelling please.

ikeaismylocal Sat 01-Mar-14 13:37:04

I am called Amy, given the choice I would choose to be called Ariane. I don't hate the name Amy but I think that it is just a little dull. I was born in the 80s which I believe was the height of Amy usage, it is just ever so standard.

Having said that I have friends with unusal names and they often wished they had a more normal name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 01-Mar-14 15:00:12

Ariane is so much nicer!

Amy is a bit...blah.

Bigbang08 Sat 01-Mar-14 16:11:50

Hi - I am an Aimee, my maiden name was 3 letters including a Y at the end, hence my parents choosing the French spelling. For clarification the name comes from a French verb therefore the 'ee' spelling is the 'correct' way. Even though I have to spell it out quite often I like the unusual spelling... smile

Stateofgrace Sat 01-Mar-14 17:16:36

I thought that (correctly) the French spelling Aimée had an accent above the first e, therefore the pronunciation was actually Ay-May? I ''disclaimer-ed'' correctly, as I am aware that there are many Aimee's running about pronounced as Amy.

Either way, its nice enough, but to my ears, is a bit meh.

Sorry to all the lovely Amy / Aimees out there.... smile

Tea1Sugar Sat 01-Mar-14 17:17:31

No! Stick with ariane!

haleyalannahxo Sat 01-Mar-14 18:20:14

I really like Amy and Ella! So lovely! Ariane is ok, but I prefer Ariana. Ariane might be French, but I find it a bit difficult to say (Arrr-ee-annn? Arr-ee-onnnn? Airy-ann? Airy-on? etc), and then when I do say it the French way, it comes out sounding nasally and dreadful :/ It looks pretty though. Could you use Amy Ariane?

SimplySara Sat 01-Mar-14 19:22:51

Back to the original question about middle names, what about Amy Joy?

YouGrateMyCheese Sat 01-Mar-14 19:41:44

I'm going to vote for Amy. Sure some people will dismiss it as "dull" or too mainstream, but I like its simplicity and clear sound. I instantly think of the character from Little Women. And it has a wonderful meaning: beloved. Possible combos:

Amy June
Amy Violet
Amy Louisa
Amy Juliet
Amy Coraline

I like the look of Ariane but I think explaining how to pronounce it could get old. Plus the name Ari - to me - is all boy. (It is a cool nickname though, I admit.)

Elllimam Sat 01-Mar-14 19:42:17

I like Amy Ariane too. I also like Ariane but prefer Arianna. Not keen on Aimee.

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Mar-14 19:47:07

My 2 yo DD is Amy Alice Hope. Alice is a family name and Hope is personal to us (we lived in the Hope Valley in Derbyshire when we first got married). DS also has three given names, and much as we liked Amy (again, personal reasons) we thought, like you, that it needed jazzing up.

MarvellousMechanicalMouseOrgan Sat 01-Mar-14 19:47:55

Ariane is lovely, Amy is very dull indeed.

99redbafoons Sat 01-Mar-14 19:49:49

Slightly harsh to say spelling a name a legitimate way "cheapens" it!

It's ok, it's just a bit "meh" to me. Kind of like Sophie, Lucy....

Ariane is fantastic!

bluebluecow Sat 01-Mar-14 19:53:26

My Amy is Amy Jessica which I think is pretty like she is so it suits her perfeclysmile smile

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