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Our shortlist for a girl. Any opinions?

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BeccadeWinter Mon 03-Nov-14 18:52:19

I'd love to know if MN has any opinions about our shortlist, good or bad! Some are favourites of DP, and some mine. I've put them in alphabetical order, rather than order of my personal preference grin.


DP has a strong, two-syllable surname. It goes well with almost anything, we think, so nothing particular to consider on that front.

Thanks smile

TheWhispersOfTheGods Mon 03-Nov-14 18:59:58

Frances, Georgina or Juliet are my favourites. Juliet probably sneaks the lead, although I don't really like any of the abbreviations!

The only one I actively dislike is Henrietta, i just don't think it is a nice name at all. All your other choices are lovely tbh!

shoopshoopsong Mon 03-Nov-14 19:03:46

Frances and Juliet are my favourites. Both beautiful, classic but not common.

CaptainAnkles Mon 03-Nov-14 19:08:12

Juliet, Eleni and Frances are my favourites.

Allalonenow Mon 03-Nov-14 19:12:36

My favourite is Henrietta, with Juliet and Ariadne close seconds.

Although I think Alice is pretty, it's wildly popular ATM.

Eleni and Jemma are my least favourite from your list.

LuckyLopez Mon 03-Nov-14 19:17:01

Alice and Georgina

BeccadeWinter Mon 03-Nov-14 19:22:16

Thanks so much for the opinions so far!

Interesting to see Henrietta picked out as a favourite and a least favourite - I'm a big fan, but DP really isn't.

I think Alice (DP's favourite) is beautifully feminine but I'd ideally not want us to choose a name in the top 20, and last year it wasn't far off. It may well climb higher, too.

dancestomyowntune Mon 03-Nov-14 19:26:39

I like Ariadne. Think that's my favourite!

Bowlersarm Mon 03-Nov-14 19:29:52

Jemima and Juliet for me.

Floralnomad Mon 03-Nov-14 19:30:31

Juliet is the best of your list .

Paddingtonthebear Mon 03-Nov-14 19:32:33

Georgina. Def due a comeback

verelab Mon 03-Nov-14 19:34:54

Juliet and Alice are my favourites, though Alice is becoming more popular. Having said that, I've never met a little one!

louiseb1242 Mon 03-Nov-14 19:35:03

I love Ariadne. I also know a gorgeous little girl called Eleni (so I'm also biased in favour of that.)

ashesandfire Mon 03-Nov-14 19:35:30

Alice, Eleni & Juliet are my favourites. I also like Jemima and Ariadne.
Dislike Henrietta and Daphne. Georgina is ok but I teach loads of them so a bit bored of it. Prefer Francesca to Frances.

SirChenjin Mon 03-Nov-14 19:35:56

Not so keen on Ariadne or Daphne, but love the others smile

TsukuruTazaki Mon 03-Nov-14 19:38:51

Juliet is the best

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 03-Nov-14 19:41:02

Frances, Georgina and Juliet are my favourite. Lovely names. Don't like Henrietta (but adore Harriet).

DrMcDreamysWife Mon 03-Nov-14 19:52:46

I like Alice best. Georgina is pretty as is Ariadne

Henrietta I really don't like, it sounds like Henry ate her...

MehsMum Mon 03-Nov-14 19:59:39

Lone fan of Daphne here. I think it's a lovely name and wanted it for one of ours, but DH didn't the miserable sod

ParsleyCake Mon 03-Nov-14 20:38:57

LOVE Ariadne, but my other half won't even consider it as it's so unusual. Next, Daphne - but maybe just because I study ancient greek!
I don't really like the others but Eleni is interesting and tbh Juliet because it's pretty but still practical

WittyUsername102 Mon 03-Nov-14 20:40:08

Juliet and Alice are my favorites.

baskingseals Mon 03-Nov-14 20:43:59

Love Daphne, I mean I really love it. My other two favourites are Juliet and Frances.

OooOooTheMonkey Mon 03-Nov-14 20:44:43

Frances is horrid. It's my middle name and I hate it! The rest are lovely!

MyNameIsSuz Mon 03-Nov-14 20:52:28

I love Daphne! it would be on my list for a girl but a friend has a little daphne and I think it would be weird.

BeccadeWinter Mon 03-Nov-14 20:53:45

Varied opinions! I'm grateful for all of them. No overwhelming hatred for any of them, which is both a blessing and a curse grin.

Ariadne is my current favourite (by a mile!). DP really likes it too, but it only entered my mind as a possibility relatively recently, so I worry we might tire of it or simply stop loving it. Jemima is a long-term favourite (also liked by DP), though since actually becoming pregnant I'm beginning to doubt it - not helped by the fact I don't like the obvious nicknames!

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