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Bobian123 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:39:18

DD due in a couple of weeks and we thought we'd have come up with a name by now, but still don't agree!

Here are the names floating around in our heads:

Katherine
Annabel
Amelia
Josephine
Connie
Vivienne
Madeleine
Cassie
Eliza

I like all of these but DH only really likes a couple. I also have a stand out favourite but wondered what others thought? Which would be your pick? Thanks!

mrschatty Sun 07-Jun-15 20:42:21

Vivienne for me i like a name with glamour

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:46:09

Do you want to use the full name, or are you happy with shortened versions?

I like Annabel.
I love Katherine but only because of Kitty or Kate. I don't like Katherine!
I quite like Amelia

Not keen on the others.

Artandco Sun 07-Jun-15 20:47:24

Constantina - nickname Connie

Or Eliza

wigglesrock Sun 07-Jun-15 20:50:35

I really love Connie, Vivienne is probably my next favourite. I love the name Anna (I have one), but I don't like Annabel.

Bobian123 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:50:55

Mrschatty-that's one DH really doesn't like but I think it's lovely! And vivi for a little girl is quite cute (I think).

Throughthickandthin- Katherine is DHs favourite but, like you, I'm not so keen on the full name ( I like kitty/katie!)

susurration Sun 07-Jun-15 21:07:02

I like Katherine, and there are lots of other ways to spell it if you don't like the first spelling:

Catherine
Katharine
Kathryn
Kathryne

Vivienne is my favourite off the list.

scarletforya Sun 07-Jun-15 21:14:16

Vivienne by far.

fionadal Sun 07-Jun-15 21:18:37

Catherine, Connie and Eliza are all lovely and I don't know many/any under 6s

Cassie is quite nice, short for Cassidy rather than Cassandra

I dislike Annabel,and it's very much "trending" at the moment if popularity is an issue.

Sorry, but I don't like Vivienne

turdfairynomore Sun 07-Jun-15 21:28:47

Vivienne, Connie (Constance) & Eliza would be my favourites. Vivienne especially! Glamorous in full, cute when little as,Vivi and great on a hockey pitch as Vee!

FunkyPeacock Sun 07-Jun-15 21:31:57

Eliza is my favourite, I also really like Katherine & Josephine

Bobian123 Sun 07-Jun-15 21:43:52

I wonder if I can bring DH round to Vivienne. I can't imagine him saying it! Obviously want it to be a name we both really like. So much harder than I thought....

StupidBloodyKindle Sun 07-Jun-15 22:10:53

Vivienne is also my favourite from that list
Cassie is my second favourite

Sophronia Sun 07-Jun-15 23:14:12

I prefer Vivien to Vivienne, and I like Katherine, Josephine, and Connie and Cassie if they're short for Constance and Cassandra.

Marisola Sun 07-Jun-15 23:23:05

I too prefer Vivien as less frilly than Vivienne. I have known quite a lot of Viviens as it's a popular name in my generation. But I've never heard of one being called Vivi. They were all shortened to Viv, or not shortened at all. I'm not even sure how you're pronouncing Vivi - is it Vivvy or VeeVee?

nowitscleanugobshite Sun 07-Jun-15 23:48:15

The little Vivienne I know is Vivi-to rhyme with livvy. Her wee brother calls her Venny-which is cute!

DampAndRotten Sun 07-Jun-15 23:54:54

Katharine (prefer this spelling), Josephine, Connie or Eliza would be my picks. Really dislike Annabel and Amelia.. Just seem like spoilt brat names to my ears but that is entirely my prejudice of course.

R00tat00tt00t Sun 07-Jun-15 23:56:29

Connie or Cassie are my favourites from your list. Vivienne also lovely (elegant) and like your idea of Vivi for pet name. What about Verity?

TheNewStatesman Mon 08-Jun-15 02:45:26

Annabel and Amelia are both very popular right at the moment, so only choose these ones if you want a name that is very vintage-mid-2010s.

Katherine and Vivienne are both nice. Although I prefer the simpler Vivien.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 08-Jun-15 02:53:06

Josephine nn Josie would be my first choice.
Second would be Vivienne then Katherine.

FatSwan Mon 08-Jun-15 02:53:35

I like them all but Connie-not helpful I know!

Vivienne is gorgeous!

bluewisteria Mon 08-Jun-15 06:17:26

Vivienne (this spelling, more elegant and dissimilar to male spelling)
Connie
Josephine
Cassie (although prefer Cassandra)

VixxFace Mon 08-Jun-15 06:18:27

Cassia

Twooter Mon 08-Jun-15 06:24:11

I like Josephine best. Actually I like Eluza best, but it is becoming more common. Vivienne just reminds me of Brad and Angelina.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Jun-15 06:41:19

Amelia is extremely popular amongst the under 4s I know.

I don't really like Vivienne (or Vivien).

I love Josephine.

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