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Which girls name and why?

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Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Sun 09-Mar-14 10:20:47

I am looking for a name which is elegant and timeless, and will be a sister for Isabella...I don't necessarily want it to match but as long as it doesn't seem strange with Isabella that's good enough...



Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Mar-14 10:33:48

Charlotte or Cara.

Charlotte - classic and pretty
Cara - sleek and unfussy

Rachel is amazingly common in women my age (25) and presumably no less so in those older than me. Your daughter would have the same name as half her friends mums'.

Imogen just isn't that attractive, in my opinion.

Martorana Sun 09-Mar-14 10:40:08

I don't like Cara, but the the others are lovely. Probably like Imogen best.

How about Clare?

Martorana Sun 09-Mar-14 10:40:55

Sorry- just noticed Isabella. Not Imogen then. Charlotte. Definitely Charlotte.

Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Sun 09-Mar-14 10:46:30

Why not Imogen with Isabella?

FrumiousBandersnatch Sun 09-Mar-14 11:00:00

Don't know if this is Martorana's reason but I have the same initial as my sister and it does lead to confusion over post later on.

Martorana Sun 09-Mar-14 11:01:19

I just think the same initials are a pain in the neck.

mammamiaaaaa Sun 09-Mar-14 11:06:40

I had thought about that and disregarded it. I like so few names I can't let it be a determining factor.
I've already had to ditch a few names because they just don't go with our surname, so can't be too ruthless now!

alita7 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:44:25

Imogen or Charlotte but I think Charlotte goes best.

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Mar-14 11:49:03


Classic, timeless, elegant, but not currently too popular. Probably the only one in her class as opposed to the many Charlottes and Imogens. Charlotte and Imogen are nice names, but they have been popular for years now so there will be many, many in this generation.

Cara is ok, but I much prefer Lara or Laura.

Mrsindecision Sun 09-Mar-14 11:52:37

Charlotte by far my favourite from your list - a solid classic that will serve her well.

Both Cara and Rachel are fine.

Not keen on Imogen at all.

nyldn Sun 09-Mar-14 12:51:14

I love Rachel. Charlotte will now always remind me of Sex in the City.


I wouldn't use Imogen with Isabella.

Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Sun 09-Mar-14 13:02:42

Why not Remus?

Don't like alliterative sibling names.

MamaPain Sun 09-Mar-14 13:10:54

Rachel really doesn't fit the brief in my eyes, it's not elegant or timeless. It's like being called Becky or Lauren, also quite dated imo.

I like Cara or Charlotte.

Imogen makes me think of Imogen Thomas unfortunately. It's a pretty name but also not what I would call elegant.

Names I think of as being elegant are more along the lines of:


MojitoMomonga Sun 09-Mar-14 13:14:45

Charlotte or Rachel. I only know of two of those at the moment.

alita7 Sun 09-Mar-14 13:18:04

Agree with mama pain on madeline, valentina , evelyn, Olivia and Clara.

Rtfairy Sun 09-Mar-14 14:39:48

Definitely Charlotte from your list

winterhat Mon 10-Mar-14 09:27:17

Cara. It sounds nice with Isabella - two pretty Italian names.

telsa Mon 10-Mar-14 09:59:49

Charlotte is lovely. What about Cora rather than Cara...sounds more hopeful to me.

meditrina Mon 10-Mar-14 10:09:25


ShowMeTheCoffee Mon 10-Mar-14 10:15:36

Funny. On a repeat of Location, Location, Location at 3 this morning (was up breastfeeding), the couple's girls were Isabel and Imogen. The alliterative names struck me as odd at the time but now I think I quite like it. I do love the name Imogen.

Otherwise I really like Charlotte too.

What about Carla instead of Cara?


aGirlDownUnder1 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:36:10

I love the name Cara. It's a lovely, simple beautiful name and i've met a lovely woman called Cara.

Rachel seems very 80s/90s but still a nice name.

Imogen and Charlotte are so overused atm and I know heaps. I also wouldn't have the same initial either, but still nice names if you don't mind the popularity.

DailyBread Tue 11-Mar-14 00:37:23

Claudia would be great with Isabella.

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