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Cordelia or Xanthe?

(37 Posts)
Jenni2legs Tue 23-Dec-14 15:15:02

I really love both, and;

Albany
Jessica
Echo

DH likes Emily.

Any thoughts?

Kelko Tue 23-Dec-14 15:18:29

I really love Xanthe!

Panzee Tue 23-Dec-14 15:19:19

I like Jessica and Emily.

MeMyselfAnd1 Tue 23-Dec-14 15:20:25

Emily

LadyintheRadiator Tue 23-Dec-14 15:20:56

I love both. My DD is Xanthe but I love Cordelia too. Echo... not so much.

loislines Tue 23-Dec-14 15:24:34

Cordelia Emily sounds lovely!

SanityClause Tue 23-Dec-14 15:25:07

Of your choices, I only really like Xanthe.

SageSeymour Tue 23-Dec-14 15:25:59

Echo makes me grin

shakemysilliesout Tue 23-Dec-14 15:49:51

Never echo- please!

albertcampionscat Tue 23-Dec-14 15:51:30

Emily.

If I had to choose from your list, Xanthe. Cordelia's a villain in Buffy, Albany's the famously dull town that's the real capital of New York state, Echo drowns herself out of vanity.

Emily's a really nice name.

albertcampionscat Tue 23-Dec-14 15:52:42

Xanthe is rather lovely, but you do need to be beautiful or at least striking to carry it off. You can't be a frumpy Xanthe.

jackydanny Tue 23-Dec-14 15:54:06

Cordy! Lovely

chockbic Tue 23-Dec-14 15:54:40

What about Xanthe Amelia?

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 23-Dec-14 15:57:22

Cordelia.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 23-Dec-14 16:01:36

shock at Cordelia being the villain in Buffy grin She's the Shakespearian tragic heroine, King Lear's favourite daughter. I like tragic heroines.

Chewbecca Tue 23-Dec-14 16:02:24

Cordelia

ZenNudist Tue 23-Dec-14 16:09:07

Cordelia isn't a villain in Buffy. Anyway it's a great name. I like Cordelia Emily. I also like Emily as a first name. Xanthe is nice too but Emily is classic

Jenni2legs Tue 23-Dec-14 16:25:20

Cordelia is tactless, but helpful in Buffy, not a villian, she actually becomes a celestial being in Angel. Her lack of tact I think is a nod to the Shakespearean Cordelia who doesn't lie to garner her fathers affections.

Echo wastes away because of her love of Narcissus, who doesn't drown but stares into a pool at his reflection until he becomes a flower.

I also like the name Juno.

burgatroyd Tue 23-Dec-14 16:37:19

Love Xanthe!

FelixFelixNavidad Tue 23-Dec-14 16:41:56

My name is the latter, so I may be slightly biased, but it's definitely a lot nicer than the rest on your list. I always get complimented on it, but it's a right pain in the arse to have to spell it out constantly!

manicinsomniac Wed 24-Dec-14 01:22:24

I have a Xanthe and a Jessica - great choices grin

I quite like Cordelia and Emily and think I love Echo and Alabany - really cool and quirky.

Guin1 Wed 24-Dec-14 08:58:11

Love Xanthe, on my shortlist. Emily too popular, esp with all the similar sounding names - Emma, Amelie, Milly, etc

sebsmummy1 Wed 24-Dec-14 09:01:44

I like Xanthe. My DP does not hence why it's not on the list.

Deerhound Wed 24-Dec-14 09:22:37

Please not Echo!

Cordelia would be my choice. Cordy is really cute.

Sophronia Wed 24-Dec-14 12:49:18

I like Cordelia Emily. Xanthe is ok too, not keen on the rest.

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