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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...



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).

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

Charlotte definitely goes best with Isabella.

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.

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.

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

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

Others which may fit the bill:


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

Yet another vote for Charlotte.

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

Another vote for Charlotte!

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.

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.

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.

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

Charlotte, without a doubt.

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

Claudia would be great with Isabella.

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.

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?


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


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

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

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

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

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

Definitely Charlotte from your list

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

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

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

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

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:


Don't like alliterative sibling names.

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

Why not Remus?


I wouldn't use Imogen with Isabella.

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