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Girls names list thoughts?

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Beccabooboo Mon 22-Jun-15 12:49:50

I am expecting my second girl and struggling with names
I have a Scarlett who also has 2 other Scarletts in her class. Looking to avoid this but not too out there either
This is what I have so far ;



Ikeameatballs Mon 22-Jun-15 12:51:21

I like Edie and Jemima.

Really dislike Gretel

Golfhotelromeofoxtrot Mon 22-Jun-15 12:54:54

Like Winnie!

How about Claudia/Enid/Heidi/Daphne?

Sophronia Mon 22-Jun-15 13:00:43

I like Jemima, and Gretel is ok, although I prefer Greta. Winnie, Edie and Hettie I prefer short for Winifred, Edith and Henrietta.

LovelyMummyNo1 Mon 22-Jun-15 13:55:19

I like Jemima! Not sure about Gretel...

fellowship33 Mon 22-Jun-15 13:58:51

There's a few Edies in dd's school so I might avoid that. Love Hettie - short for Harriet? Winnie is awful, as is Gretel.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 22-Jun-15 14:02:57

The one in the middle, Edie.

Gretel and Winnie are seriously bad.

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Jun-15 14:03:21

I love Jemima

Quite like Edie (though I'd christen Edith) and Gretel

Don't like Winnie or Hettie at all.

reuset Mon 22-Jun-15 14:09:12

Good list.

Jemima wins for me. Quite a timeless name.

Also like Hettie if short for Henrietta or Esther

RiverTam Mon 22-Jun-15 14:10:13

Edit best. Winnie awful. Rest OK.

reuset Mon 22-Jun-15 14:10:28

Gretel is nice but feels like a little girl name.

Beccabooboo Mon 22-Jun-15 14:13:34

Thanks guys. I think I am more confused than ever. My haves were Gretel and Winnie but I realise these are are seriously marmite! Only know if one Edie around here but am guessing will gain more popularity. Think I am leaning towards Jemima.

Beccabooboo Mon 22-Jun-15 14:40:17

Yes rueset, I think of the cute little Gretel in the sound of music! Maybe not so much when she is older.

getbusyliving Mon 22-Jun-15 14:41:05

Love Gretel such a beautiful name

ashesandfire Mon 22-Jun-15 16:15:35

Edie or Jemima

florascotia Mon 22-Jun-15 16:35:09

I really like Jemima.

Gretel was traditionally a diminutive of Grete, which was a short form of Margaret. As Reuset says, it's traditionally cute and little girly - rather like Rosie compared with the plainer, more adult, Rose.

I know of more than one little Edie. For that, and for Winnie and Hettie, I prefer full names, rather than rather babyish short forms.

2Blessed0301 Mon 22-Jun-15 16:48:03

Winnie. what about Hattie?

PallasCat Mon 22-Jun-15 17:57:32

Totally agree with Sophronia - some really lovely names but I would suggest the long forms for bc, and short forms for known names.

Love Edie.

Kitsmummy Mon 22-Jun-15 18:40:45

Love edie, Jemima and poss hettie

Hate hate hate Winnie

Gretel is pretty

How about romilly or ottilie?

Beccabooboo Mon 22-Jun-15 19:03:26

leaning towards Jemima Alice but still have a soft spot for Gretel ...

mrspremise Mon 22-Jun-15 20:16:34

DS has a friend called Winnie, I love her name! I think Hattie is more traditional as a nn for Harriet, but Hettie is fab too. Great choices, OP!

00100001 Mon 22-Jun-15 22:28:33

Edie smile

Cric Mon 22-Jun-15 22:38:00

Love Winnie!!!

Yellowbird01 Mon 22-Jun-15 23:26:17

Jemima alice is good

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