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Florence, Charlotte, Leila or Freya?

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BrambleBee Sat 08-Nov-14 21:47:07

I'm really struggling with a girls names for dc2. We have a one syllable surname so feel it needs to be something longer. DH likes Florence but not sure I love it. Dc1 is called Henry and I'm worried they'll sound like an old married couple!

Which is your favourite from these four?

LadyRubyPenhaligon Sat 08-Nov-14 21:53:34

Charlotte.

ashesandfire Sat 08-Nov-14 22:20:38

My personal order of preference would be Freya, Leila, Charlotte, Florence.
I love the first 3 but have an irrational hatred of Florence. I agree with you that Henry and Florence sounds like an old married couple!
All that said I think Charlotte is the best fit with Henry.

summerlovingliz Sat 08-Nov-14 22:25:51

Also think Charlotte!

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 08-Nov-14 22:29:17

Charlotte is lovely not keen on the others especially Florence

Allalonenow Sat 08-Nov-14 22:30:57

Freya - fantastic name!

ThisBitchIsResting Sat 08-Nov-14 22:31:10

I love all of them!

Sorry, not helpful smile

DramaAlpaca Sat 08-Nov-14 22:33:54

Another vote for Charlotte.

I think it goes best with Henry.

CormoranStrike Sat 08-Nov-14 22:35:08

Freya

Sophronia Sat 08-Nov-14 22:36:03

Florence.

squoosh Sat 08-Nov-14 22:38:24

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Florence

MajesticWhine Sat 08-Nov-14 22:38:38

Florence and Leila are nice
Charlotte and Freya might have had their day.

TheWhisperingDeath Sat 08-Nov-14 22:44:47

Charlotte

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 08-Nov-14 22:50:07

In order of preference:
Freya

Charlotte



Leila





Florence

Think Charlotte goes best with Henry though.

looki Sat 08-Nov-14 23:06:50

Charlotte.

I really dislike Freya and Leila.....and Florence.

Ham69 Sat 08-Nov-14 23:44:38

Florence is beautiful

Ham69 Sat 08-Nov-14 23:44:39

Florence is beautiful

Amy106 Sat 08-Nov-14 23:57:13

I really like Charlotte and Leila.

burgatroyd Sun 09-Nov-14 06:42:18

Florence
Charlotte
Freya
Leila

burgatroyd Sun 09-Nov-14 06:49:09

Cont...

Florence and Charlotte as they are solid square names.

Freya is a bit fey and Leila will be confused with Lyla. I know one whose mum complains of this.

Dd2's name is often guessed at (e.g. Rosa, Rosalind, Rosie? Or Emmeline, Emily?) And though this is not a deal breaker if you love the name, which I do, is something to be considered.

Dd1 has a name that has no variations, starts with a consonant and doesn't end with an a or ie (eg Beatrice, Florence, Meredith, Jane, Tamar) and no one has spelled, pronounced (and very rarely forgotten) her name, marmite though it is.

Good luck

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Nov-14 07:12:07

Freya. Simple but unusual.

Iheartautumn Sun 09-Nov-14 07:15:02

Leila

Lunastarfish Sun 09-Nov-14 10:45:49

Freya or Leila. I know so many Charlottes and Florence is not cool at 21.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Nov-14 12:50:05

I don't think Leila and Henry sound quite right together.

Don't like Freya, to me it has a grating sound.

Charlotte or Florence are both lovely.

Charlotte with Florence as a middle name would work very well.

Wheresthattoo Sun 09-Nov-14 18:21:28

Leila and Florence are my favourites. Although how are you prouncing Leila? I know a Lee-la and I love it that way.
I'm not keen on Freya, and Charlotte is ok, but does have some nice nicknames. Good luck!

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