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Please could I have your thoughts on our girls names list?

(38 Posts)
brachiosaurus Fri 07-Mar-14 20:48:21


Are some a bit try hard? Want to avoid things like Amelia, Eva, Sophia, Olivia: all gorgeous names but know too many. Ideally a name that doesn't date or place her would be good. Thanks!

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 07-Mar-14 20:58:48

Lara and Claudia for me.

Scout is a middle name at best.

Sorrell is a herb.

Jean is too old.

Clargo55 Fri 07-Mar-14 21:03:12

Love Xanthe. I would avoid Lana (Anal spelt backwards).

What about Sienna?

CPtart Fri 07-Mar-14 21:03:50

Most are a bit try hard.
Lara is ok but prefer Cara.

Clargo55 Fri 07-Mar-14 21:03:51

Oh also love Genevieve, beautiful name.

MrsT2007 Fri 07-Mar-14 21:04:22

Loads of Darcy/Darcey's round here

Phaedra (it is a girls name, despite the Geldof girl...)

PsammeadPaintedTheLion Fri 07-Mar-14 21:06:50

Genevieve is lovely.

I have a Francesca!

Sorrel is nice but makes me think of sorrow.

Seren is ok.

The rest are fine but not to my taste.

SimplySara Fri 07-Mar-14 21:08:28

I like Francesca, Sorrel and Seren from your list.

Yes, Sorrel is an herb just like Lily is a flower and Ivy is a plant. So?

Sorrell can also be a reference to reddish-brown hair.

scarletforya Fri 07-Mar-14 21:12:10

Claudia and Genevieve are gorgeous.

I dislike Darcy, Stella, Carla, Jean and Scout.

The others are nice.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 07-Mar-14 21:13:49

I like Francesca from your list its suits any age and great nn's too. I do like Scout but I think it would be cute when they're little but not on a grown woman. The others aren't to my taste

brachiosaurus Fri 07-Mar-14 21:15:34

Thanks for the replies! Never would have thought of Lana being anal backwards, this is why it's good to ask.

I like Sienna, but have good friends with a Sienna. I like Saskia and love Lois, but surname begins with S, so have tried to avoid names ending in S…

Not keen on Phaedra, bit too unusual for me I think.

LillyPops Fri 07-Mar-14 21:26:01

I like Lara and Darcy

I LOVE Claudia.

Not keen on the rest

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Mar-14 21:28:11

Lara or Francesca for me

winterhat Fri 07-Mar-14 21:33:36

I like Lara, Seren, Jean and Xanthe.

How about Frances, Jennifer, Aster, Cara, Serena, Anthea, Coralie, Louisa, Olivia, Georgia, Ivy, Julia?

TheRaniOfYawn Fri 07-Mar-14 21:37:08

Claudia and Genevieve are lovely. Lara, Sorrell and Seren are also nice.

BethGoLightly Fri 07-Mar-14 21:39:05

Francesca, Genevieve, Lara, Xanthe, Claudia, not sure about the rest.

aGirlDownUnder1 Fri 07-Mar-14 21:44:19

I love Claudia and Lara, Genevieve and Seren are nice too.

I dislike Jean and Sorrel, I know someone with the last Sorrel. The rest are are great names but not to my taste.

Dinosaursareextinct Fri 07-Mar-14 21:46:38

Not keen on any of them.

looki Fri 07-Mar-14 21:49:38

I like Francesca. Not keen on Lara or Carla but live Clara which is a mix of the two? .

looki Fri 07-Mar-14 21:50:01


SillyBlueHat Fri 07-Mar-14 21:53:12

I like most of these, especially Xanthe and Seren. Not try hard at all, especially compared to some of the threads on here. Your list says 'normal but not too common' to me.

Proudmammamia Fri 07-Mar-14 21:53:28

I have a Francesca and I love it.

Genevieve is also lovely. Go with what you like not what is trendy or common. I will last a lifetime

brachiosaurus Fri 07-Mar-14 22:15:03

Am loving the 'normal but not too common' description! grin Think that probably sums up what we are going for.

It's just occurred to me that Genevieve is going to get shortened to Evie, isn't it? Which I do really like, but not how popular it is.

Allalonenow Fri 07-Mar-14 22:44:21

I like Francesca and Genevieve from your list.

Xanthe and Darcy are very popular and will date quickly
Scout is OK as a nn
Jean and Carla are old lady names, and not as pretty as say, Violet, they need another few years, along with Sandra Janet Patricia etc before they come back as a pretty name
Seren, nice if you have Welsh family links.

Stella, again a bit old lady, but how about Estelle, same meaning, much nicer sound, very pretty, unusual but not trying too hard.

Allalonenow Fri 07-Mar-14 22:50:37

Have just noticed your post about Evie, the Genevieve I know is usually given her whole name, only very rarely Vee or Veevee.

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