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MsRyanGosling Tue 20-Jan-15 18:06:14

Expecting DD1 in June. Thinking about Pearl, which is the birthstone for June.

Also like

DP likes

Endler32 Tue 20-Jan-15 18:12:14

I like Pearl, Betsy and Maggie, the others are names I hear quite a lot ( Daisy and Grace seem quite popular ).

vestandknickers Tue 20-Jan-15 18:13:31

I like all your other choices, but Pearl sounds like an old lady with a liking for mothballs to me. Sorry!

wesH Tue 20-Jan-15 18:14:32

Pearl isn't a name I personally love, but I think it's a respectable name, not too 'out there' but you know not every other kid in the class is going to be called it. Grace is a nice, timeless name that ages well with the person - unlike Layla, which is very much a 'little girl'/'old lady' name. Daisy is ok

MsRyanGosling Tue 20-Jan-15 18:14:34

I also like Beatrice and DP like Flo but not Florrie or Foorence.

What if she becomes an Aunt. AF is coming to visit! grin

ChickenWireIsSharp Tue 20-Jan-15 18:14:52

I like Pearl, DH wouldn't have it!

MsRyanGosling Tue 20-Jan-15 18:15:16

Mothballs grin

DorothyBastard Tue 20-Jan-15 18:16:44

Pearl is a beautiful name, both for a little girl and for a grown woman. Strong and solid, yet feminine. Plus the fact it will be her birthstone is a neat little twist.

NancyRaygun Tue 20-Jan-15 18:17:55

Love love love the name Pearl!

DealForTheKids Tue 20-Jan-15 18:18:54

Ooh I have cousins called Beatrice and Florence!

So as not to put myself, I won't post their full names, but here are some further suggestions...



I like Pearl, never considered it myself but I would definitely thumbs up.

Grace and Daisy are quite done - I like Daisy personally but think it a bit overused

Betsy is just v boarding school for me! Slightly Enid Blyton book. Quite like Maggie.

vitaminC Tue 20-Jan-15 18:26:39

I like all your suggestions. In fact, your DP and your tastes are not that far appart - Pearl and Daisy are both nicknames/diminutives/related to Margaret/Marguerite (via the Hebrew "Margalit", which means "pearl", and is also the origin of the French name Magali/Magalie).
Grace is similar in feel, but much more popular...

My great-grandmother (Ethel) had sisters called Grace, Pearl, Edna (nickname Edie) and Mabel (May), most of which are pretty much making a comeback right now. Ethel probably won't for a while yet, because our generation remembers the Eastenders character, but I bet it won't be long smile

Betsey is a nickname for Elizabeth, which is timeless and beautiful, IMO.

Sophronia Tue 20-Jan-15 18:47:46

Pearl is my favourite of your list.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 20-Jan-15 18:51:11

OK, as long as you don't already have a son called Dean.

Lazymummy2014 Tue 20-Jan-15 18:53:43

Am I the only one thinking pearl necklace? Sorry... but I bet the teenage boys in her class at high school will be too!

HenriettaTurkey Tue 20-Jan-15 18:58:13

I know of a little baby called Pearl and she is gorgeous.

chickydoo Tue 20-Jan-15 19:00:24

Pearl's a singer

Lagoonablue Tue 20-Jan-15 19:01:51

What about Nancy?

AvonCallingBarksdale Tue 20-Jan-15 19:02:19

Pearl is a fantastic name <gavel>

CornChips Tue 20-Jan-15 19:16:16

I always liked Pearl very much. It is a little out there for now, but these very classic names are coming back, and so it will not be too wierd or too unusual.

CornChips Tue 20-Jan-15 19:18:06

Also called the 'teardrops of the moon'. How beautiful is that?!

Blahia Tue 20-Jan-15 19:28:47

Pearl is lovely smile sounds strong, feminine, creative and caring. Go for it.

shakemysilliesout Tue 20-Jan-15 19:40:29

I'm from London and don't say pearl very clearly. Imagine someone on eastenders saying it.

Scottish people tend to say Peril.

Will this bother you?

avocadotoast Tue 20-Jan-15 21:05:37

I like Maggie; I was thinking about it earlier today.

I also like Pearl though smile it's not something I'd choose myself, but it sounds kind of...refined? I like it.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Tue 20-Jan-15 21:12:59

She stands up when she plays the piano!

Bit old fashioned for me, not quite in the 'old name, made a comeback' league quite yet. Who knows, you may be a trendsetter.

Cupcakes123 Tue 20-Jan-15 21:13:58

Looooooove Pearl smile
It's my youngest sisters middle name as she was born on "pearl ward"

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