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givemeaname Fri 14-Mar-14 16:15:16

expecting our first in around 6 weeks, we have lots of boys names that we agree on but cant agree on any girls names!
I love Eden, its pretty, feminine and short and strong (cant be shortened). Husband not keen on it.
I also like
Esmae
Grace
Tilly
Olivia
Sophia
Husband doesn't like any of them.
can you think of names similar to any of these? Im hoping I can still have Eden as a middle name smile

thegreylady Fri 14-Mar-14 16:50:29

My only objection to Eden is that there is a precocious little American pageant princess with the name. Google Eden Wood and see what you think. However it is a pleasant enough name and could be shortened to Edie if you liked.

MarieJeanne Fri 14-Mar-14 16:55:23

I like Eden. It's quite unusual without being weird, and I've never heard of Eden Wood. It's my favourite out of all your choices.

NadiaWadia Fri 14-Mar-14 17:52:35

I really like it, has a lovely sound and nice associations (Garden of Eden) and fairly unusual. It is my third favourite of your names, after 1. Olivia and 2. Sophia (although I realise they are ultra-popular).

I think Tilly needs to be short for something, Matilda being most obvious.

Sorry your DP doesn't agree. Has he come up with anything himself?

Boulders Fri 14-Mar-14 19:43:12

Historically a boys name, but sounds better for a girl.

honeybeeridiculous Fri 14-Mar-14 22:22:58

I like it, very pretty

natandmat Sat 15-Mar-14 00:33:25

Eden is a boys name to me, sorry :-)

Sanoie1 Tue 18-Mar-14 12:22:51

Eden is my girl name (im 8 weeks pg). I'll shorten to Edie.

Blueberrybaby Tue 18-Mar-14 12:25:58

All of your names are nice, although I don't really like Esmae or Esme for that matter. Just something about the pronunciation that is a bit clunky to me.

It's all a bit irrelevant if your DH doesn't like them. What has he come up with?!

LizSurly Tue 18-Mar-14 12:30:14

Love Edie but Eden is dreadful. /what about Edel?

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 18-Mar-14 12:32:20

Love it.

Edie is awful but Eden is lovely

I think
Of Eden sher not the pageant girl.

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 18-Mar-14 12:37:23

I know an Eden, he is a boy. It is quite nice for either sex though smile

Northernlurker Tue 18-Mar-14 12:38:19

Eden is the victim in a Ruth Rendall novel. Awful name imo, sorry.

Ada?
Emma?
Viola?
Charlotte?

WhoAteAllTheCremeEggs Tue 18-Mar-14 12:38:53

Eden is lovely so is Esmae. Your names are all feminine without being princessey thats what I love too.
My girls names where Esmee/ Seren/ Maeve/ Erin/ Orlaith/ Rae

WeAreEternal Tue 18-Mar-14 12:44:18

I went to university with a boy called Eden so to me it is always a boys name. I also know of a boy at DS's school called Eden.
I know people use it as a girls name too so it works as both.

I much prefer Edie for a girls name though.

Burren Tue 18-Mar-14 13:19:09

The Edens I know are both boys.

eggybrokenoff Tue 18-Mar-14 13:31:34

its gorgeous - that or esme would have been my girls name but I am expecting ds3 (nosy what boys names do you like? we are stuck!)

I also liked tansy and hebe

KLou1105 Tue 18-Mar-14 16:34:54

A friend just named her LO Eden Olivia and i really like it. What about
Elsie
Polly
Alana
Enya/Anya

MoonHare Tue 18-Mar-14 16:41:37

I also know of an Eden who is a boy, although I've always thought it was more suited to girls....

Of your others I like Esmé and Tilly.

How about Thea, Elsa, Isla, Tansy, Sorrell, Bryony, Anita, Thalia, Imogen, Iris, Rosa, Lydia, Esther.

manicinsomniac Tue 18-Mar-14 17:07:28

Love Eden and also really like Sophia, Esmae and Grace. Tilly and Olivia are okay.

You seem to like quite a range of styles. I'm surprised your husband hasn't liked any of them at all. How annoying!

Similar to Eden:
Arwen, Astrid, Amber, Autumn, Ashton, Alexis, Ashlyn, Brynn, Brogan, Bethan, Cerys, Carys, Celyn, Dylan, Erin, Edith, Fallon, Faith, Genesis, Giselle, Hope, Harper, Hannah, Iris, Isis, Imogen, Jade, Jasmine, Kathryn, Kendall, Lillian, Miriam, Morgan, Megan, Madison, Nicole, Nadine, Ocean, Paige, Piper, Peyton, Quinn, Rose, Rhiann, Raine, Rowan, Ruth, Robyn, Seren, Saffron, Sorrell, Sian, Siobhan, Star, Taylor, Tamsin, Taryn, Violet, Wren.

Similar to Esmae and Grace:
Annie, Amy, Agnes, Anna, Bella, Bonnie, Betsy, Betty, Clara, Carrie, Connie, Constance, Daphne, Dorothy, Dolly, Emma, Edith, Edie, Elsie, Elsa, Eliza, Elise, Faith, Flora, Florence, Frances, Hope, Harriet, Hattie, Hetty, Isabel, Iris, Ivy, June, Jane, Joan, Julia, Juliet, Judy, Kate, Lucy, Lily, Leah, Louisa, May, Mary, Margaret, Maggie, Martha, Maisy, Molly, Millie, Mabel, Mildred, Nora, Nancy, Nina, Olive, Pearl, Penny, Rose, Ruth, Rita, Ruby, Sara, Sadie, Stella, Sylvia, Susie, Sally, Shirley, Tessa, Thea, Una, Verity, Winnie

Similar to Sophia and Olivia:
Annabelle, Amelia, Abigail, Anna, Bryony, Bethany, Beatrice, Charlotte, Catherine, Cassandra, Clarissa, Emily, Emmeline, Elizabeth, Francesca, Felicity, Gabriella, Hannah, Harriet, Isabella, Imogen, Jessica, Jennifer, Joanna, Juliette, Katie, Lily, Louisa, Lydia, Madeleine, Melissa, Miranda, Matilda, Natalie, Natasha, Philippa, Rebecca, Rhiannon, Rosanna, Sarah, Samantha, Serena, Saskia, Tallulah, Tabitha, Victoria, Vanessa, Violet, Vivienne, Xanthe, Zara.

Similar to Tilly:
Abbie, Amy, Annie, Bonnie, Casey, Cassie, Callie, Chloe, Charley, Darcey, Demi, Ellie, Evie, Elsie, Gracie, Hallie, Hayley, Holly, Honey, Ivy, Indie, Josie, Jodie, Katie, Kayleigh, Kelsey, Lily, Lacey, Lexie, Lola, Livvy, Mia, Millie, Molly, Nancy, Poppy, Polly, Penny, Rosie, Sylvie, Susie, Tia, Zoe

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