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Noodle1234 Sun 21-Dec-14 17:49:01

Hi, what do you think of the names on my girls list? Any names you'd take away or add? There's a (v short) list of possible middle names too.

All thoughts welcome, thank you! smile

First name...
Claudia
Georgiana
Matilda
Seraphina
Hermione
Tabitha
Margot
Penelope
Jemima
Florence
Beatrice
Isadora

Middle names...
Willow
Teal
Joan
Blythe

scarletforya Sun 21-Dec-14 17:54:03

I like Claudia and Jemima. Seraphina is nice too.

I love Blythe and like Willow.

Artandco Sun 21-Dec-14 17:54:38

I like:

Margot Isadora
Penelope Margot

Dont like any of the official 'middle names' tbh, sorry

nicelyneurotic Sun 21-Dec-14 18:24:48

Love Seraphina and like Isadora.

MadameJosephine Sun 21-Dec-14 18:43:42

My favourite feom your list is Claudia, also like Hermione and Penelope. Not keen on the middle name choices, I would probably use Joan if it had a family connection but otherwise I would prefer Claudia Jane

AuntieStella Sun 21-Dec-14 18:45:55

First name...
Claudia - which pronunciation? And do you mind the prospect of correcting people frequently? (would bother me a lot)
Georgiana - like
Matilda -like
Seraphina -ok
Hermione - like (but very HP)
Tabitha - lovely
Margot -OK (nice name, but still, has a touch if the Ledbetters about it)
Penelope - lovely
Jemima -lovely
Florence - OK
Beatrice - OK
Isadora - OK (if you keep her away from scarves)

Middle names...
Willow - not one I like, and also has a totally different vibe to the first names
Teal - gun dog
Joan - OK
Blythe - OK

skinnyamericano Sun 21-Dec-14 18:50:16

Claudia - ok
Georgiana - quite nice
Matilda - love
Seraphina - like, but bit too different for me
Hermione - too HP
Tabitha -love
Margot - too 70s
Penelope - quite nice
Jemima - love
Florence - love
Beatrice - love
Isadora - ok

Not keen on your middle names, I'm afraid.

burgatroyd Sun 21-Dec-14 18:50:51

Hermione, Isadora and Beatrice!

I've met one adult Hermione and her name made me smile. Isadora will fit in with the Isabella's only her name is quirkier. I love the meaning of Beatrice. Also like Tris or Bea as nn.

Blythe as middle.

Great list.

I don't like meaning of Claudia and it sounds like cloudier. Georgiana has pronunciation issues. Florence is very popular.

Sophronia Sun 21-Dec-14 19:51:41

I like...

Claudia
Georgiana- prefer Georgina
Matilda
Seraphina
Hermione
Tabitha
Margot
Penelope
Jemima
Florence
Beatrice
Isadora - prefer Isidora

Willow
Joan
Blythe

Jemima Willow and Matilda Joan are nice.

CrispyFern Sun 21-Dec-14 19:54:31

I don't like Seraphina. The others are nice. smile
Oh wait, I don't like Blythe either.

Guyropes Sun 21-Dec-14 19:56:01

Cross out Georgiana and jemima... They're awful. The others are ok.

Twinklestar2 Sun 21-Dec-14 19:57:46

Seraphina Teal! Lovely.

Lunastarfish Sun 21-Dec-14 21:06:00

Claudia or Jemima. Joan as mn

Noodle1234 Sun 21-Dec-14 22:57:50

Really interesting responses, thank you.

What's the thing about Isadora and scarves? Claudia would be with the claw pronunciation.

Harry Potter has been such a double edged sword for Hermione, it's become popularised and made accessible but is now also inextricably linked with HP sad

My husband has trimmed my list to:

Seraphina
Isadora
Matilda
Penelope
Tabitha
Beatrice

(In no particular order).

We already have a Felicity.

LeoandBoosmum Sun 21-Dec-14 23:23:37

Teal? I've never heard that used as a name.

I dislike Tabitha...makes me think of cats and witches.

Isadora will likely become Izzy or Dora and I think they are unattractive names.
Matilda sounds like a spoilt, demanding madam!

I like Penelope (maybe shortened to Nell, but not Penny). Seraphina is pretty. I don't like any of the middle names. How about Seraphina Jade or Seraphina Rose?
I'll throw Persephone and Eponine into the mix as they sound along similar lines to the names already being considered.

CarriMarie Sun 21-Dec-14 23:34:10

Tabitha Blythe or
Matilda Joan

AmeliaPeabody Sun 21-Dec-14 23:39:32

Margot or Isadora Blythe.

I don't usually like Blythe, but think it's rather nice with those names.

Beangarda Sun 21-Dec-14 23:44:38

Isadora Duncan, the dancer, was killed in the 20s when her long scarf caught in the axle of her car and broke her neck, OP.

I don't like Penelope, which always sounds prissy and bossy to me, but the others are perfectly nice.

PrintScreen Mon 22-Dec-14 08:38:37

Isadora or Matilda. Both beityugul with many great diminutives.

PrintScreen Mon 22-Dec-14 08:38:54

Beautiful!

baskingseals Mon 22-Dec-14 08:40:37

Margot is lovely, bit I see it's got the axe. From your new list my favourite would be Beatrice.

Noodle1234 Mon 22-Dec-14 09:04:28

LeoandBoosMum - have you had an unfortunate incident with a spoilt Matilda before then? smile

Not keen on Rose etc as a middle name, a bit status quo.

I forgot about Isadora Duncan, doesn't ruin the name though.

AmeliaPeabody Mon 22-Dec-14 10:29:52

Agree that it doesn't ruin the name at all. Although there was great tragedy in her life (the loss of her children too, then her own decline latter latterly) she also led a very interesting and innovative life, too.

Artandco Mon 22-Dec-14 10:36:10

How about Isadora Willa?

Noodle1234 Mon 22-Dec-14 18:04:51

Yes, Isadora Wiila works nicely.

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