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She's here and she needs a name!

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soundsystem Wed 05-Nov-14 16:26:47

Grateful for your thoughts on our shortlist:

Eilidh (pronounced Ay-lee)
Arianwen (we'd call her Ari for short)
Arianne (again, Ari for short)

Some context: We are in London. Surname is double-barrelled. We're happy all the above are culturally relevant for us smile

neverenoughwine Wed 05-Nov-14 16:38:00

My friend has an Eilidh - absolutely adore her! Such a gorgeous name, and never met another one smile

Also love Arianne or Arianna?

Also love Bethan

Congratulations by the way x

Christelle2207 Wed 05-Nov-14 16:43:53

I love Bethan being welsh. Also Alys. But was concerned about alys causing spelling issues in england (where we live) and I despise how many English pronounce Bethan (beth-unn rather than beth-ann) and for those reasons these names ended up on our middle names lists. We had a boy!

Sophronia Wed 05-Nov-14 16:44:01

Arianwen is my favourite, followed by Bethan and Alys.

Artandco Wed 05-Nov-14 16:45:19

Arianne or Alys

espa Wed 05-Nov-14 17:09:07

Eilidh. It's a great

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Wed 05-Nov-14 17:11:11

They're all beautiful but my favourite is Arianwen.

Congratulations! thanks

Pebbles0934 Wed 05-Nov-14 17:14:53

Nia or Bethan

Belazu84 Wed 05-Nov-14 17:23:58

I like Arianne!

brimfullofasha Wed 05-Nov-14 17:25:14

Love Bethan

PitchSlapped Wed 05-Nov-14 17:26:03

Nia and alys are gorgeous

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 05-Nov-14 17:47:26

Arianne is lovely. Love the n.n Ari, too.
Love Nia as well.

Bin85 Wed 05-Nov-14 17:51:51

Bethan is my favourite

BuckskinnedAstronaut Wed 05-Nov-14 17:57:06


I love Alys as well (and like that spelling) but people will spell it Alice her whole life and there's a good chance that that will gradually drive her to distraction (I have a name that was almost always spelled wrongly throughout my childhood).

BeccadeWinter Wed 05-Nov-14 18:01:50

Congratulations to you!

I think all of your choices are lovely, though I do think Nia is little insubstantial.

kiwiscantfly Wed 05-Nov-14 18:05:37

Eilidh, I have one and there are no others where we live (out of Scotland) and once people have it explained they all love it!

Alys or Arianne - lovely. Arianwen is really pretty sound-wise but less fond of how it looks on the page (fussy!).

DisgruntledAardvark Wed 05-Nov-14 18:07:06

Arianwen is really beautiful, I think.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 05-Nov-14 19:17:16

Alys or Nia

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 05-Nov-14 19:18:39

My favourite is Arianne. I really like Alys too, and like it spelled that way, but think it would drive me mad people always spelling it wrong.

Elllimam Wed 05-Nov-14 20:15:20

Love Bethan, it's in my top 5 if my next is a girl xx

DramaAlpaca Wed 05-Nov-14 20:20:52

I like them all, but am least keen on Bethan and Arianwen.

Arianne and Eilidh are my favourites.

ashesandfire Wed 05-Nov-14 20:22:04

Bethan or Eilidh for me

BikeRunSki Wed 05-Nov-14 20:24:21

Nia, and I say that as an Alice. I have dabbled with Alys and Ailis spellings.

Smartiepants79 Wed 05-Nov-14 20:25:13

Ariannwen or Bethan for me!

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