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PickledSprout Sun 31-Aug-14 22:25:57

Struggling to find a name that feels right. Love DD1's name so feel like we should love this one too...


Thoughts please smile

catsofa Sun 31-Aug-14 22:29:29

Etta, for Etta James!

306235388 Sun 31-Aug-14 22:30:12

EttA is lovely

PickledSprout Sun 31-Aug-14 22:39:25

Worried its a bit...terrorist organisation! ETA

SomeSunnySunday Sun 31-Aug-14 23:09:20

Love Petra and Anya. Less keen on Etta, but not sure why.

Have you considered Greta?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 31-Aug-14 23:13:00

Petra. Definitely

ralinax294 Sun 31-Aug-14 23:26:57

Love Anya, Petra is okay, don't really like Etta.

manicinsomniac Mon 01-Sep-14 09:09:23

Love Anya and Etta. Not so keen on Petra.

Are you Russia/East European? How about Mila?

Or, similar to your choices:

Aria, Ayla, Aya, Ava, Ada, Asha, Asia, Amy, Anna, Annie, Amna, Alba, Aphra, Enya, Effie, Erin, Esher, Emma, Eva, Efa, Ella, Pippa, Posy, Priya

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 01-Sep-14 14:02:02

Like all three, loved the name Anya for years, but of the three I like the look of Etta for originality.

TempsPerdu Mon 01-Sep-14 14:33:30

Anya would be my pick. It's pretty, and familiar but not overused. Etta is nice, but makes me think of ETA (I did a Spanish degree, though, so might just be me!) and I don't like Petra - sounds harsh to me.

PickledSprout Mon 01-Sep-14 20:16:48

Thanks everyone.

No not Russian/eastern European. Just seem to be drawn to these kinds of names! DD1 is Nina.

mummybare Mon 01-Sep-14 20:18:56

I like them all, probably in this order:

Orangeisthenewbanana Mon 01-Sep-14 20:22:55

Anya is my favourite off your list.

What about Talia, Jana, Julia, Freya (might be too popular?), Maya?

MerryMarigold Mon 01-Sep-14 20:26:25



onepotatotwopotato Mon 01-Sep-14 20:29:11

Love Nina, OP

What about Vita?

PickledSprout Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:55

Pondered Maya a few weeks ago but DH not keen.

Like Vita but DH just raised an eyebrow. Turns out he is harder to please than I am!

Sme lovely suggestions but most we can't use due to already knowing someone with that name or similar.

Freya was the name I decided to call my daughter when I was 10! Unfortunately it's a bit too popular now I think.

mathanxiety Tue 02-Sep-14 02:57:23

How about:
Tess or Tessa

mathanxiety Tue 02-Sep-14 02:58:52

And Juliet

MerryMarigold Tue 02-Sep-14 11:59:00

I don't know, but I find Petra a bit doggy.




Guin1 Tue 02-Sep-14 16:39:10

All three are good, strong names, easy to pronounce and spell. And they all go well with Nina. Three great choices, whichever you choose!

MummyBeerest Tue 02-Sep-14 16:44:58

Etta is great

squeak2392 Mon 08-Sep-14 02:25:41

None of them are my sort of names, as such, but I think I prefer Anya. I like Petra but it seems a bit clunky.

Etta looks pretty, but I can't help thinking it's just the end of some other name... Julietta, Henrietta, Rosetta.

PickledSprout Mon 08-Sep-14 09:58:31

I worry that Petra would be shortened to Pet. Not keen on that. We live up North so is quite a popular "pet" name.

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