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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...



thegreatgatsby101 Tue 11-Mar-14 08:47:49

Charlotte, without a doubt.

LePetitPont Tue 11-Mar-14 19:17:40

What about Clara to keep the Italian theme going? It Carlotta for an Italian take on charlotte?

Do you call your Isabella izzy? If you were to go for Imogen, izzy and immy might be a bit much.

I quite like the idea of a Rachel revival!! I am 33 and know a lot around my age.

Benchmark Tue 11-Mar-14 19:54:22

Definitely Charlotte out of those choices.

I dislike Cara because I work with a Carly, Clara, Cara and a Carla and I just find they all sound the same and have lost their appeal, a bit like the Eva, Ava, Evie problem.
Imogen - just reminds me of big brother
Rachel - very much a name of my generation, so will be a 'mum' name for her.

PunkAssMoFo Tue 11-Mar-14 21:13:16

Cara. It beautiful & not over used.

Rachel- not yet due a revival.
Charlotte-dull & overused
Imogen- it's ok.

MrsRV Tue 11-Mar-14 21:15:21

Another vote for Charlotte!

DramaAlpaca Tue 11-Mar-14 21:17:40

Yet another vote for Charlotte.

PunkAssMoFo Tue 11-Mar-14 21:24:20

Others which may fit the bill:


TessRA Tue 11-Mar-14 21:28:11

Emma is nice, Annabel is pretty, I also like Miranda but maybe the comedienne is now too closely linked to that name. Terriekemmett@btinternet

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 11-Mar-14 21:37:31

There are just so many Charlottes about at the moment, so not that.

Not Imogen either, but that is just because I don't like the name.

Cara possibly but I actually prefer Rachel from your choices.

Ilikepancakes Tue 11-Mar-14 22:50:33

Charlotte as it stands up best next to Isabella.

Imogen is too similar.

Rachel and Cara are nice but both short with no nickname options and less of a timeless classic than Isabella and Charlotte.

Charlotte is a name that doesn't ever seem to date, just like Isabella. And they both that great nickname options that sound cute together: Izzy/Bella and Charlie/Lottie.

Mireio Tue 11-Mar-14 22:55:23

Charlotte definitely goes best with Isabella.

Weegiemum Tue 11-Mar-14 22:58:37


I have a10yo Rachel, named after her great grandma.

It's a brilliant name, there aren't enough these days (which also goes for dd1, Katherine).

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