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Keeping name ideas a secret from family so need your advice.......

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NicolaOT Wed 30-Apr-14 19:56:26

Hi, posted a few weeks ago with some name ideas and everyone was very helpful. I have finally narrowed it down to four...I know still too many!

Edith Grace
Eliza Grace
Penelope Grace
Esther Elizabeth

Obviously I'm a bit stuck on grace as a middle name!

I think my fave at the moment is Penelope but OH thinks this clashes with surname Phillips...I don't agree :-)

Bowlersarm Wed 30-Apr-14 19:59:02

My favourite is Esther and I think you could have Grace as a middle name with it.

If you like Penelope, then Penelope Phillips isn't a problem at all.

winterst4r Wed 30-Apr-14 19:59:33

Penelope is lovely and doesn't clash at all

Ducky23 Wed 30-Apr-14 19:59:49

I like Eliza grace smile

MadameJosephine Wed 30-Apr-14 20:00:00

Penelope grace is lovely and I think it goes fine with Phillips. Its a gorgeous name and is easily my favourite from your list

scarletforya Wed 30-Apr-14 20:30:46

Eliza Grace

DessieLou Wed 30-Apr-14 21:22:55

I like them all! Very helpful, aren't I? My favourite is Penelope Grace.

Ruprekt Wed 30-Apr-14 21:24:16

Eliza Grace is beautiful! smilesmilesmile

NomDeClavier Wed 30-Apr-14 21:24:34

Eliza or Esther I think.

TheBookofRuth Wed 30-Apr-14 21:27:45

I like Edith Grace. DD was nearly an Edith.

SanityClause Wed 30-Apr-14 21:29:12

Esther Elizabeth. (I am related to someone with that name, and she's lovely!)

wigglylines Wed 30-Apr-14 21:30:40

Ester Elizabeth.

starlight1234 Wed 30-Apr-14 21:32:22

Eliza grace is m favourite

Thecircle Wed 30-Apr-14 21:32:42

Eliza for me, goes beautifully with Grace and really well with your surname.

Eliza Grace Phillips. Lovely

Pregnantberry Wed 30-Apr-14 21:46:30

My favourite to least favourite:


Eliza sounds nice, kind of modern but timeless at the same time (given its Elizabeth link).
Esther, similar but less modern, makes me think of The Bell Jar - which is cool to me because I love that book but some might not want the connotation!
Penelope sounds too 'Lady Penelope' and frilly for me. Maybe your DD would grow to suit it though and I'm being short sighted!
And finally, Edith to me is the ultimate old lady name along with Gladys and Mavis and I don't think I will ever get past that, sorry. grin

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 30-Apr-14 21:47:38


DramaAlpaca Wed 30-Apr-14 21:52:56

Eliza Grace or Penelope Grace are lovely. Esther Grace or Esther Elizabeth are nice too.

Not a fan of Edith at all, still an old lady name to me.

I can't see a problem using Penelope with your surname.

NicolaOT Wed 30-Apr-14 22:20:38

Thank you everyone!

Sounds like Penelope and Eliza are the favourites. I love them both maybe it's a wait and see what she looks like :-)

I know what you mean about Edith but I love Edie as a nn.

smartypants1000 Wed 30-Apr-14 22:41:52

My favourite would be Esther Grace (wondering why not?)

mymatemax Wed 30-Apr-14 22:46:42

I like Penelope, but may take her a while to learn to say & spell smile

I do prefer Grace as a first name though

Allalonenow Wed 30-Apr-14 22:55:08

Penelope Grace is lovely and is my favourite by a long way.

Edith Grace would be my second choice.

Eliza is my least favourite from your list.

Lucked Wed 30-Apr-14 22:55:42

Eliza. Friends used it and I have grown to love it so much, I think it is a name I would have overlooked but I can now see that it is perfect!

Millasaurus Thu 01-May-14 00:31:57

Penelope Grace is such a beautiful name smile My favourite from your list but they are all lovely choices.

Blueberrybaby Thu 01-May-14 02:07:43

Any of them are fine, except Edith which makes me think of a spinster headmistress in a tweed suit with very sensible lace up shoes. It's very drudgey compared to the others. Eliza is the nicest. Penelope Phillips or Penny Phillips, if she decides to shorten, is absolutely fine.

ThingsThatShine Thu 01-May-14 02:16:01

Eliza Grace


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