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Final short list - girls' names

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Pippacat85 Sat 29-Mar-14 19:34:16

Not long left and this is our final short (actually quite long!) list!

Please tell me your opinions, surname is one syllable beginning with a D. I love old fashioned, traditional names which have a bit of an edge and not too girly.

Matilda - have loved this since I read the Dahl book as a child but seems to be very popular atm.
Alice - I really like this, dh's fav but is it too girly?
Harriet - love this and think it's a bit less popular than the others?
Cecilia - my grandmother's name.
Kirsten - a bit different and love the way it sounds quite Scandinavian and pretty without being overly so.

What do you think? x

outtheothersidefinally Sat 29-Mar-14 19:38:03

All beautiful! What a lovely, original list!

My favourites are Matilda and Harriet

alwaysneedaholiday Sat 29-Mar-14 19:39:33

I really like all of them (helpful!)

I was at a party today with 2 Alices, but no Matildas! I don't think Alice is too girly, it's not a twee name.

Harriet is nice - do you like nn Hattie?

Cecilia is beautiful and extra-special with the family connection.

Kirsten is my least favourite - just makes me think of ladies in late 30s/early 40s.

CheerfulYank Sat 29-Mar-14 19:40:16

They're all pretty good. smile

I love Matilda but it does seem a bit popular.

Alice is okay. Not my favorite but I wouldn't think anything negative of it.

Harriet is nice! Hattie is a sweet nickname too.

I know an adorable little Cecelia so I like it.

Kirsten is nice but reminds me of Kirstie Alley. And she would always be correcting people who thought it was Kristin.

IsabellaRockerfeller Sat 29-Mar-14 19:46:55

They are all great names, you have excellent taste!

If I had to choose one it would be Cecelia as it is just that bit more unusual and so pretty.

Elllimam Sat 29-Mar-14 19:50:46

I like Alice and Cecilia. Not so keen on Kirsten mainly because I don't like Kirsty and I think it would be an obvious nn xx

Orangeisthenewbanana Sat 29-Mar-14 19:50:52

I like them all. Alice & Matilda are fairly popular but not sure if that's a dealbreaker for you. Harriet would probably be my first choice, but any of them would be lovely

BikeRunSki Sat 29-Mar-14 19:53:16

I like them all. I am not a girly girl and Alice has served me very well as a first name for over 40 years. I have never thought of it as overly girly / it doesn't end on ie/ee/y/a/ia. Or ette.

BikeRunSki Sat 29-Mar-14 19:54:56

Ps I know an awful of u5s and none of them are xled Alice. I think there is only 1 in DS's while First School.

Smartiepants79 Sat 29-Mar-14 19:55:39

For your family I'd say Cecilia. If you like it enough then there's no contest because of the sentimental connection.
Apart from that I like Alice best.

SanityClause Sat 29-Mar-14 20:00:11

Cecilia. Unusual, pretty, and a lovely way to honour a family member and a great Paul Simon song.

Amy106 Sat 29-Mar-14 20:00:11

They are all lovely names, but because your surname has one syllable I would be tempted to go for a multi syllable first name. The only Kirsten I know is a very bubbly, creative theatre designer. Cecelia is very pretty too.

mummybare Sat 29-Mar-14 20:00:54

Love Cecelia - gorgeous!

Pippacat85 Sat 29-Mar-14 20:15:25

Thanks so far guys, all really useful opinions! Am leaning now towards Cecilia because of my grandma and Harriet because I love it but at the moment my favourite changes every day! x

CPtart Sat 29-Mar-14 20:17:24

Harriet is my fave, then Alice.
Dislike the others, particularly Matilda.

Fluffybastardcloudkittens Sat 29-Mar-14 20:20:29

My grandmother was cecelia too - I love it! It is climbing the top 100 lists though so may be less unusual when your little one's grown. I wouldn't let that put you off though, I think naming after family is lovely

justasmallone Sat 29-Mar-14 20:22:48

All nice, like Harriet nn harry

Octopusinabunchofdaffodils Sat 29-Mar-14 20:23:20

Harriet is a great name, and she can enjoy Harriet the spy when she's older. I love Kirsten as well.

Mommypolls8 Sat 29-Mar-14 20:25:14

Cecelia's a beautiful name.

HyvaPaiva Sat 29-Mar-14 20:25:35

Cecilia for sure! It's just beautiful.

Love Harriet and Alice.

Like Cecily better than Cecilia.

RabbitPies Sat 29-Mar-14 21:44:31

My choices would be in order...


I'm not a fan of Kirsten,but all of the others are beautiful.

maggiethemagpie Sat 29-Mar-14 21:49:02

I prefer Cecilie to Cecilia too

Frontdoorstep Sat 29-Mar-14 21:51:51

They're all nice.

I'm Scottish and I know a few Kirstens but I think it is quite a popular Scottish name. I'm guessing you are not in Scotland.

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