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I would love some honest opinions on these girls names

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3luckystars Tue 05-May-15 20:37:35

I have 2 children already, one with a very modern name and one with a very old fashioned name so I am open to anything. The names are:
I also love Abbie and Aoife. Our second name is Cavanagh, (that is pronounced like Havana) and we are in Ireland so Beatrix would not be very common but I really like it, dh is very unsure about it.

All opinions welcome.

thelastflame Tue 05-May-15 20:39:51

Aoife all the way for me, especially as you are in Ireland as people will know how to say it.

Allthatnonsense Tue 05-May-15 20:40:00

Love Sylvie and Beatrix

KoalaDownUnder Tue 05-May-15 20:42:32

I don't like Heather at all. Very 80s dated vibe, and I don't see the appeal.

Beatrix will get a lot of love on here, but I don't like it much - don't love the 'beat' part.

I have a Jessie in my family so am biased, but I love it. Sylvie is lovely too.

Millipedewithherfeetup Tue 05-May-15 20:44:01

Jessie mmmm no, no reason just dont like it
sylvie, no, sounds too old, cant imagine a little girl with that name
heather ok quite sweet
beatrix no sorry
abbie, yes nice
aoife, how is this pronounced?
Cavanagh, no, sorry

3luckystars Tue 05-May-15 20:46:45

Thank you, I don't have anyone in real life to run them by. Dh likes Abbie, but its not my favourite one. Aoife is nice alright. Actually i like them all. Thanks very much.

Sylvie or Heather

3luckystars Tue 05-May-15 20:48:24

Aoife is pronounced EE FAH
Cavanagh is the surname so I am stuck with that hahahaha smile

SanityClause Tue 05-May-15 20:50:10

Koala, Beatrix is usually pronounced Bee-a-trix, not Beet-rix.

3lucky, I love Sylvie, or even better, Sylvia.

I also love Beatrix, as pronounced above!

Hassled Tue 05-May-15 20:52:37

I prefer Beatrice to Beatrix, although I can't explain why. Aoife is lovely - sounds great, looks nice written down. I don't like Heather - Sylvie and Jessie and nice (but prefer Sylvia and Jessica).

CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 05-May-15 20:52:46

I quite like Jessie although I prefer Jesse for a boy
Sylvie is pretty
Heather I'm not keen on
Beatrix I really love and this is my favourite on your list. Although strangely I don't like Beatrice at all!
Abbie is lovely
Aoife is lovely too (Milliped it's pronounced a bit like Eva but more more like Ee-fa)
Unless I misunderstood, Cavanagh is your surname so not really up for discussion!

CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 05-May-15 20:53:15


minipie Tue 05-May-15 20:53:18

I like Aoife but not with Cavanagh as they have the same sound at the end.

I think I'd pick Abbie (would call her Abigail nn Abbie) or Beatrix (nn Bea)

Blanketsandpillows Tue 05-May-15 20:53:56

You have similar taste to me. I love Heather and Beatrix. I like Aoife, Abbie and Sylvie. I think Jessie is OK

FuzzyWizard Tue 05-May-15 20:56:13

I love Aoife!

BlueChampagne Tue 05-May-15 21:01:57

Sylvie is my favourite

MackerelOfFact Tue 05-May-15 21:05:42

PMSL at having your surname slated! Only on MN! grin

I like Sylvie, it's pretty and goes with your surname well.

TiredAssShowgirl Tue 05-May-15 21:08:39

I love Beatrix, really fabulous name. Quite like Sylvie and Abigail (not Abbie)

Aoife is nice but to aaa-y with Cavanagh imo, has a similar lilt to it which makes it sound sing-song in my head. Don't like Heather or Jessie.

peachypips Tue 05-May-15 21:14:28

I love Sylvie. Jessie makes me thinks of Toy Story I'm afraid!

FunkyPeacock Tue 05-May-15 21:15:36

With your surname I like Heather or Beatrix best

I really like Aoife but not with your surname

Jessie, Abbie & Sylvie are all fine but don't appeal to me as much as the other 3

Romeyroo Tue 05-May-15 21:17:38

Agree Aoife with your surname doesn't work really. I think with your surname, I do like Beatrice, as suggested by a PP, slightly better than Beatrix, and certainly better than the other names. It sounds quite literary; Bea Cavanagh sounds nice too

TheRestofmylifeiswaiting Tue 05-May-15 21:19:31

I'm not keen on Jessie (name for a cat) or Heather (I think it's quite a harsh name) but love all your others

timelyreminder Tue 05-May-15 21:20:31

I like Jessie and Abbie as nicknames for Jessica and Abigail. Also like Beatrice more than Beatrix.

RabbitSaysWoof Tue 05-May-15 21:24:35

Jessie, Sylvie and Cavanagh grin for me

VenusVanDamme Tue 05-May-15 21:26:04

Aoife and Abbie are my favourites. Not keen on Jessie and Sylvie is too old fashioned for my taste.

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