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SueBridehead Fri 11-Jul-14 16:46:39

This is very early days for us but please give me feedback for our thoughts re. girls' names at the moment.

We love Biblical names for their meanings and sense of history.

Tabitha ( my fav)
Esther (DH loves this but I'm not so keen. He's trying to win me over with using nn Tess which I love, does this work?)

Non Biblical ones:

Surname is one syllable, common, beginning with d.

Any thoughts or other suggestions welcome smile

Delphiniumsblue Fri 11-Jul-14 16:50:34

I like them all.
Rachel, Harriet and Alice best.

sparklesandfizz Fri 11-Jul-14 16:59:03

I have one of your non biblical names for 1st dd. DC3 due next week and is going to be Tabitha - love it!

spence24 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:38:18

Tabitha gets my vote! It's high up on our list of possibilities too so I may be a bit biased!

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 11-Jul-14 19:26:32

Matilda is my favourite.

I also like Esther and Lydia.

Least keen on Alice and Harriet which seem a bit 'wet' to me (sorry).

EurotrashGirl Fri 11-Jul-14 19:41:10


MollyBdenum Fri 11-Jul-14 19:45:32

Alice, Harriet and Esther.

Matilda and Tabitha are a bit too fashionable at the moment, and Rachel and Lydia were in my class at school.

Ludways Fri 11-Jul-14 19:48:52

I love Esther.

My dd is nearly 9, she was christened the same day as an Esther and I've loved it ever since.

Thisisanoutrage Fri 11-Jul-14 19:49:43

Lydia, as I have one. I also liked Hester nn Hetty. Not keen on Alice.

SanityClause Fri 11-Jul-14 19:50:15


Tabitha is lovely, but makes me think of Tabitha Twitchit.

TessOfTheFurbyvilles Fri 11-Jul-14 20:02:48

Tess is a long established nn for Esther, so yes, it totally works.

I love Esther, it's on my list, although as I'm a Tess (my birth name), if I used it the nn would be Hetty.

I love Harriet (nn Hattie) too, in fact my girl bump (due September) is currently Harriet.

BreeVDKamp Fri 11-Jul-14 20:56:58

I'm a Harriet Alice smile

manicinsomniac Fri 11-Jul-14 21:49:43

Matilda is my favourite, I love that name. Almost used it for DD3 but I have a sort of niece (actually cousin once removed but we're a close family) with the name.

I also really like Esther and Lydia and the others are quite nice too.

If you like OT names have you considered Rebekah, Abigail, Ruth, Miriam or Naomi?

silveryscales Fri 11-Jul-14 21:50:31

I like Matilda best

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 11-Jul-14 22:08:46

Harriet and Esther - love both (but like Hester even better). Don't like Tabitha. Others all fine.

SueBridehead Sat 12-Jul-14 07:17:53

Bree: love your name! Am thinking of Alice as a possible mn...

Still probably like Tabitha the best, also love Matilda but worried about popularity nowadays. Esther is growing on me particularly with nn Tess (am a huge Hardy fan!). You don't think it's a bit dated?

Thanks for all your help!

SueBridehead Sat 12-Jul-14 07:21:32

Insomniac, really like the names you suggested but have to discount some for various reasons: Rebecca is best friend's daughter, Ruth is sis jn law, Abigail is niece, not a fan of Naomi, quite like Miriam and have considered this also..

Blueberrybaby Sat 12-Jul-14 08:04:59

I love Lydia. It's the prettiest by far too me.

Guin1 Sat 12-Jul-14 09:11:09

My favourite is Tabitha.
Also like Esther/Tess, Lydia and Harriet. And Miriam.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 13-Jul-14 17:02:29

I like Matilda and Lydia.

I'd no idea Lydia was a biblical name before your thread!

Sophronia Sun 13-Jul-14 23:40:52

I like Esther the best followed by Tabitha.

Gingerjv Mon 14-Jul-14 17:28:45

I like only Tabitha and Esther.

florascotia Mon 14-Jul-14 18:30:52

I think Tabitha and Esther/Hester are great. Miriam, Lydia, Harriet also very nice.
If you are still wanting Biblical names, there is also Damaris, Azaria, Keziah, Martha, Salome, Sapphira, Sarah, Susannah...

pilates Mon 14-Jul-14 18:47:54

Matilda Alice sounds lovely

crazylady321 Mon 14-Jul-14 21:59:55

I really like the name Lydia out of your choice

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