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Cora, Cordelia or Iris?

(26 Posts)
NauseousKitty Tue 25-Mar-14 22:10:32

We have a boy name sorted but girls are proving more difficult this time. Choosing DD's name was fine but I can't find one I love as much. DH and I have narrowed it down to:


(In my preference order, not his!)

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thx

AwfulMaureen Tue 25-Mar-14 22:12:01

I liked both Cordelia and Iris for me of apple core.

Cordelia is the prettier imo but Iris is lovely too.

MirabileDictu Tue 25-Mar-14 22:12:35


PreciousPeach Tue 25-Mar-14 22:13:22

Oh what a difficult decision, I ADORE all three, Iris and Cordelia would be my favourites but I can't pick which one i prefer most....helpful wink

Just out of curiosity what have you picked for a ds....I'm nosey blush

PrincessOfChina Tue 25-Mar-14 22:13:22

I like Cora and Iris, not too fond of Cordelia at all though.

ShoeWhore Tue 25-Mar-14 22:15:14

Iris Iris Iris!

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Mar-14 22:25:35


I don't like Cora or Iris.

stuckindamiddle Tue 25-Mar-14 22:32:12

I like Iris best. Cordelia is next best but I'm not keen on Cora.

Mireio Tue 25-Mar-14 23:04:57

Iris or Cordelia. I dislike Cora on its own. You could use Cora as a nickname for Cordelia?

RabbitPies Tue 25-Mar-14 23:54:04

Cora is beautiful.

Cordelia is lovely.

I hate Iris. It's very popular on MN and I have no idea why.

shoobidoo Wed 26-Mar-14 06:52:55

Cordelia is lovely!

TheRaniOfYawn Wed 26-Mar-14 07:13:21


telsa Wed 26-Mar-14 08:45:08

Cora is lovely, really simple but so nice to say. Cordelia is lovely, could be nn Cora, if wanted...or Delia.

Iris on the other hand is too wispy and eyeballish.

alita7 Wed 26-Mar-14 09:12:12

I like cordelia. cora doesn't sound quite finished and iris sounds wet and weak to me.

minipie Wed 26-Mar-14 11:42:30

I'd pick Cora or Iris. Cordelia is a bit OTT for me.

I love Cara...

petitdonkey Wed 26-Mar-14 11:44:23

Cordelia! You can always shorten it to Cora - I think that Cora wouldn't pass the 'loud nightclub test'! What?? Core-a <shouts>

donnie Wed 26-Mar-14 11:45:16

Cordelia is beautiful - I wanted to call dd2 Cordelia but dh didn't like it sad.

SimplySara Wed 26-Mar-14 12:43:38

I really like all three. Cora could be a nn for Cordelia so hence going for Cordelia would give you two lovely name possibilities for the price of one (and dont we all love BOGOF deals?)
I also really love Cornelia as you would get the nn possibility of Nell as well as Cora.

Whatisaweekend Wed 26-Mar-14 17:42:34

Oh! What Lovely names! I love Cora as the nn is Corky so perhaps call her the also lovely Cordelia and use this? But Iris is also lovely and elegant <sorry, no help at all>

ChickenMe Thu 27-Mar-14 09:51:51

Cordelia. Very classy name. Cora is a bit short and doesn't really go anywhere. Iris is nice but not as strong as Cordelia.

livingatheendofthewall Fri 28-Mar-14 20:02:12

I love Iris, like Cordelia, and it could be shortened to Cora. What about Coral?

Mrspedro Fri 28-Mar-14 21:16:46

Cora ❤️❤️❤️

sleepingbeautiful Fri 28-Mar-14 23:40:49

1) Iris
2) Cordelia

Cora makes me think corer, as in apple cutting tool.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 28-Mar-14 23:50:44

I think Iris is becoming very popular. I prefer Cordelia. Prettier and more unusual. Depends on your thoughts on popularity though.

elmwoo Fri 28-Mar-14 23:55:53


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