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Girl- due before Christmas and can't decide.

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CoddledAsAMommet Sun 14-Dec-14 21:13:35

We're quite stuck for DD3. Our short list so far is below - what do you think? It's quite a mixed bag but I like them all. This is the first time we've not had a name ready and organised and I'm starting to panic. Thanks.

Frances
Erica
Meryl
Merryn (will it be confused with Erin?)
Penelope

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 14-Dec-14 21:16:46

In order:

Merryn
Frances
Erica
Meryl


penelope - way way down the list

Bowlersarm Sun 14-Dec-14 21:18:16

Erica

My suggestions:
Tessa
Stella

patienceisvirtuous Sun 14-Dec-14 21:20:14

Holly
Robyn
Wynter
Noelle

smile

Rivercam Sun 14-Dec-14 21:20:50

Merryn - love it!
Frances
Penolope

FrancisdeSales Sun 14-Dec-14 21:25:41

Our friends just had a Merryn, she is about 9 months. She is lovely baby but I find her name hard to remember! It just sounds so soft.

Alby16 Sun 14-Dec-14 22:16:33

Merryn is beautiful - I loved Mirran but DH says No spoil sport

Erica and Penelope are also gorgeous smile

Not sure about Meryl, I would be tempted to spell it Meryle to make it more feminine.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sun 14-Dec-14 22:17:34

I adore Frances. It's a beautiful understated name.

HenriettaTurkey Sun 14-Dec-14 22:38:27

I love France's

CoddledAsAMommet Sun 14-Dec-14 22:38:41

Thanks-
I'm worried that Frances would be called Frankie, which. I don't like at all. Like Fran, though.

Meryl I love and like the idea of using nn Merry for a Christmas baby? For me it just pips Merryn over the post.

Erica's always been a front-runner but am wobbling. Soooo hard to choose.

HenriettaTurkey Sun 14-Dec-14 22:38:46

...but I hate autocorrect!

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 14-Dec-14 22:52:23

I like them in this order:

Erica
Frances
Merryn
Penelope
Meryl

How about Meredith to get Merry?

ButterflyOfFreedom Sun 14-Dec-14 23:13:19

In order of preference:

Erica
Merryn

Meryl
Penelope
Frances

manicinsomniac Sun 14-Dec-14 23:51:55

I like Merryn and Erica. Not keen on the others

cece Sun 14-Dec-14 23:59:39

In order

Frances
Penelope

Meryl
Merryn

Erica - this is the only one I don't like

moxon Mon 15-Dec-14 03:49:36

All except Penelope-Penny. :/

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 15-Dec-14 03:52:40

I Love Frances and Penelope not keen on the others
Noelle is a fab suggestion for a middle name smile

Guin1 Mon 15-Dec-14 07:20:33

In order

Merryn
Penelope

Frances
Erica
Meryl

burgatroyd Mon 15-Dec-14 08:06:13

Meryl will be easier to remember and rolls off the tongue better than Merryn. Both of these names are the nicest on your list.

onepotatotwopotato Mon 15-Dec-14 08:11:05

I know a Meryl and the pronunciation seems to stump some people.

She often gets called M-earl by people who have only seen her name written down.

I think Merryn sounds nicer fwiw

CoddledAsAMommet Mon 15-Dec-14 08:36:39

Thanks all.... But no concensus! I'm worried about the 'wAit to see what she looks like' thing, because what if I think, 'yep, definitely a Meryl' and DH thinks, 'yep, definitely an Erica'?

I'm pretty sure DH has vetoed Penelope now but I think it's too pretty to discount.

Would you involve the other children in the decision? Give them a short list and ask for their input?

angeltreats Mon 15-Dec-14 08:44:26

Frances is my favourite by far. I have a very glamourous and lovely auntie Frances and a dear friend Frances so it has good associations for me. I met a baby Frances recently and she was gorgeous. Sadly it doesn't go with our surname or I'd have considered it for our daughter.

mrsnec Mon 15-Dec-14 08:46:33

I like them all op, in my case dh vetoed penelope too.

We don't have any other dc but I know people who couldn't decide and gave their other dc the deciding vote I thought that was a great idea. If I was to have another one and dd was old enough she'd absolutely get a say.

StarDustMonkey Mon 15-Dec-14 09:09:04

Love love love Merryn

Deerhound Mon 15-Dec-14 09:49:16

Love Merryn. Merry is a cute nn and Merryn is a strong name for a grown woman too I think.

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