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Choosing a girls name

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Bellisperennis Sat 03-Jan-15 16:18:35

We are looking for a first and middle name - would like to hear opinions and would appreciate other suggestions!

This list is a mix of names both or either of us like, with a few family names thrown in


mondaymadness Sat 03-Jan-15 16:26:26

You have a great list, known names but not overdone.

I really like:

Colette Marianne

Lucinda Saffron

Michaela Colette

burgatroyd Sat 03-Jan-15 16:28:14

I love Tamar! Prn Tay mar

Also Lucinda.

In fact the only names I don't like are Elisa, Ines, Abigail, Kathryn and Michaela

LaceyLee Sat 03-Jan-15 16:34:53

Kathryn Marianne
Abigail Lucinda
Rosamund Elisa

Please don't choose Demeter though, it's awful! Others are all v nice

florascotia Sat 03-Jan-15 16:35:46

I like many of your names but isn't Geneva a city rather than a personal name? I prefer Ginevra.

Lucinda, Demeter/Demetria, Rosamund and Marjorie probably my favourites.

Deerhound Sat 03-Jan-15 17:50:45

My favourites are Ines and Rosamund.

Ines Natalya

Rosamund Colette

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 03-Jan-15 18:00:17

Love Marianne.

Sophronia Sat 03-Jan-15 18:15:24

Nice list! My favourites are:


HelloItsStillMeFell Sat 03-Jan-15 18:18:25

I love Rosamund, Marianne, Ines and Abigail. What about Anais?

(it's pronounced Ann - I - Eese in case anyone was in any doubt. )

Megglevache Sat 03-Jan-15 18:37:32

What about Lucille & Rosa or Romilly?

Guin1 Sun 04-Jan-15 02:33:34

Favourites are:

Demeter reminds me of the dementers in Harry Potter!
I like Marjorie, but would be worried about nn Marj.

midwinternights Sun 04-Jan-15 09:31:03

Elisa - fine, sounds a bit dated because of Lisa
Lucinda - fine, bit flowery
Tamar / Ives - fine but likely to be mispronounced
A big ail - fine but only if you like Abbie
Geneva - no
Demeter - no
Kathryn - fine, lots of spellings though
Krista - fine but sounds dated
Colette - fine
Natalya - prefer Natalie
Rosamund - fine if you like Ros
Marjorie - no
Marianne - yes
Michaela - ruined by all of the horrible spellings - Mikayla etc
Saffron - Ab Fab

I vote for Marianne

nicelyneurotic Sun 04-Jan-15 11:26:33

I love Saffron and ines from your list. Not crazy about the others but none are horrible.

professornangnang Sun 04-Jan-15 11:29:40

I like Kathryn. Kathryn Rose would be nice. I'm not crazy about names like Saffron. Ines is nice if you have a Spanish connection.

poppyseedhead Sun 04-Jan-15 11:44:18

Another vote for Ines Natalya smile

Bellisperennis Sun 04-Jan-15 11:50:24

Thanks for all your opinions and suggestions so far.

Leaning towards Rosamund, Marianne, Tamar or Lucinda at the moment, happy these have had generally a good reception. Also love Marjorie but would really dislike Marj...

I like the suggestion of Demetria too, I think I prefer that to Demeter.

I also like Lucille but as an Arrested Development fan I don't think I could name after Lucille Bluthe, fantastic as she is!

emeline Sun 04-Jan-15 11:57:57

Favourite by a very long shot from your list is Inez.

Inez Rosa. ( the 'mund' will get dropped, anyhow! )

HighwayDragon Sun 04-Jan-15 12:53:06

are you prn lucinda Loo-sin-der or Loo-chin-der?

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 04-Jan-15 12:54:30

I like Lucinda, Marianne, Abigail or Kathryn. Not keen on the rest.

I'd vote
Abigail Kathryn or
Marianne Lucinda

Deerhound Sun 04-Jan-15 13:50:43


flowerbum Mon 05-Jan-15 20:53:12

I heard a new name the other day that I have never heard before but think is pretty, adeline.

Bellisperennis Mon 12-Jan-15 15:05:23

Highway would be pronouncing it loo-sin-da.

Thank you for all your lovely suggestions, they've been really helpful smile

Loved the Maeby suggestion Deerhound, I just have to avoid Ann at all costs!!

trottietrue Mon 12-Jan-15 16:33:40

Out of those names I like Abigail, Kathryn and Saffron but I don't think any of those names combine well with each other either as first or middle names.

Gingergeek Wed 14-Jan-15 10:39:55

Egg rather than Ann :P
Like Tamar, never heard that before actually. Would it get confused with Tamara though?
Lucinda is lovely too. Definitely with -ah sound on the end rather than -er though.

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