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Help me make my shortlist even shorter!

(29 Posts)
TeresaGreene Tue 17-Feb-15 11:26:12

Dc4 is being induced this week and we are still undecided about girls names. For a boy we love Teddy but I feel like I'm still searching for the perfect girls name... Please can I have your opinions on my current list and suggestions for names I might have missed;
Annabelle - current favourite (nn Annie)
Olivia - (too popular?)
Ava - (again too popular?)
Ada - (DH not too keen)
Alexandra - (nn Alexa/lexi)
Dorothea - (family connections)

Our surname is one syllable which is why I think a longer first name would be better.

TheFluffiestOfAll Tue 17-Feb-15 11:29:49

Alexandra is absolutely beautiful grin

TywysogesGymraeg Tue 17-Feb-15 11:35:56

I like Dorothea, though I prefer Dorothy.

I like Teddy, but would prefer it as a nn, with Edward as the formal name.

Myfourblondies Tue 17-Feb-15 11:38:33

I like Annabelle the most from your list, it's lovely :-)

Wittynamehere Tue 17-Feb-15 11:43:46

Annabel is lovely not as keen on Annabelle don't know why!
I love Ada and Dorothea with nn Dotty.
Teddy is lovely short for Edward
Congrats smile

ScaryChicken Tue 17-Feb-15 11:49:29

Good list!

If you'd like a longer name then I'd say scrap Ava and Ada. Personally Olivia is my least favourite (not sure why, just doesn't sound friendly).

My favourite is Annabel/Annabelle. Annie is really cute and she can be Anna if she wants something grown up but not too flowery when older.

Edward nn Teddy is great for a boy

LollyLondon Tue 17-Feb-15 11:50:16


are all lovely. I'm less keen on the others.

Good luck!

BackforGood Tue 17-Feb-15 11:55:11

I like Alexandra best from those - gives her lots of options of how to shorten it too smile

TeresaGreene Tue 17-Feb-15 11:57:47

Thanks everyone, yes Teddy would be a nn for Edward, sorry I forgot to say that! smile

PestoSnowissimos Tue 17-Feb-15 11:59:26

I just wanted to suggest


Which could also be shortened to Thea, Dora or Teddy too grin

MsMittens Tue 17-Feb-15 12:02:23

Great list! I love Dorothea and Ada (less popular).

Olivia and Ava would be too popular for me but they are popular because they are also lovely names.

Edward/ Teddy - very cute.

Heels99 Tue 17-Feb-15 12:04:26

Alexandra is the best
Olivia and Ava are very common

TeresaGreene Tue 17-Feb-15 12:18:50

Pesto I love the name Theodora and all its nicknames but the male version has recently been used by another family member.

Sophronia Tue 17-Feb-15 13:18:34

I like Alexandra, Ada and Dorothea.

Hullygully Tue 17-Feb-15 13:25:37

What about Euphemia-Mae? It is sweetly pretty.

CharlotteInBlue Tue 17-Feb-15 13:30:02

Alexandra, Lexi for short.

loislines Tue 17-Feb-15 13:32:52

Dorothea nn Thea or Dotty is lovely.

HubertCumberdale Tue 17-Feb-15 13:55:01

Alexandra is very lovely. I've heard a few shortened nns for it


florascotia Tue 17-Feb-15 14:57:51

I like Alexandra but (very sorry) can't stand 'Lexi'.

Dorothea/Dorothy and Annabel/Amabel also very nice.

TeresaGreene Tue 17-Feb-15 16:16:59

Yes I'm liking the idea of Dorothy/Dorothea with dot/dotty as a nickname as it is close to my lovely nans name. smile However I also love Anabel/Annabelle, would Anabel Dorothy work as first and middle names?

ZenNudist Tue 17-Feb-15 16:28:28

Annabel lovely but don't like a fussy belle ending

Alexandra nice

Dorothea nn Thea interesting but my dgm was Dorothy which is why I like it

Not a fan if Ada or Ava but if I had to choose id def ditch Ada.

Wantsunshine Tue 17-Feb-15 16:31:46

I know two Dorethea's both were called spotty dotty at school but kids will always find something so maybe not an issue

glasgowlass Tue 17-Feb-15 16:34:33

Another vote for Alexandra. Beautiful name.

NoStrange Tue 17-Feb-15 16:35:51

Alexandra or Dorothea.

88blueshoes Tue 17-Feb-15 16:41:41

I love Ava and Olivia but they seem quite popular at the moment.

I also like Alexandra with the nickname Lexi.

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