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d1157230986361b000875 Thu 30-Jul-15 16:54:04

My DH has had someone research his family tree back to 1629.
I decided to look through and have made a list of the names, some have mn included, as they are on the family tree.
I have not been able to include them all - but here are my favourites

I would like your opinions on the nicest name and then what goes with siblings Charlie and Tilly (not worried if they don't have 'ee' ending)

Clara Jane

Olive Rose

Edith

Eliza

Mable Alice

Josephine

Eva

Aida

Beatrice

Grace Annie

Dorothy

Sislie (1628 Presume it's from Cecily

There are more but these stood out the most.

GoooRooo Thu 30-Jul-15 16:55:31

I am not keen on Edith, Mable, Aidi, Dorothy or Sislie but like all the others.

PallasCat Thu 30-Jul-15 16:59:07

I like Beatrice and Aida best

Dreamiesrcatopium Thu 30-Jul-15 17:08:10

Clara Jane is beautiful.
What a lovely set of names your ancestors had! My Mum did ours and nearly every female was called Hannah or Mary. Loads of them!!

reuset Thu 30-Jul-15 19:03:37

Sislie (1628 Presume it's from Cecily

It is Cecily. Lack of standardised spellings in that period meant variation, even in the most commonplace names, was great.

d1157230986361b000875 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:13:23

Dreamiesrcatopium - There are more names, but these were the ones we likes the best. Clara Jane is adorable, but it is so similar to my own name Tara Jane - but it's still on the list as we love it.

Sophronia Thu 30-Jul-15 23:07:31

I think Clara is a bit too similar in sound to Charlie.

With Charlie and Tilly I like Rose, Eliza, Alice, Grace, Annie or Dorothy.

ch1134 Fri 31-Jul-15 07:01:52

Olive Rose is lovely. Aida is nice.

d1157230986361b000875 Fri 31-Jul-15 08:46:40

gooroo - pallascat - ch1134 - I love so many on the list, but Aida really seems to be sticking out the most to me.

My question is how would you pronounce it?
And then which do you prefer?

I thought it was Ada with an added i. But after researching it, it can be pr Ida (eye - dah) or eye - ee- da. I think maybe if I was to go with Aida I would choose to spell it Ada, to save having to correct the mispronunciation.

I wanted to use my mums name Amanda as a mn, but if we use Ada could I say that it is a variation of her name. take away the 'man' and your left with Ada?? AmanDA

I know it's a stretch but my mum would love that smile

Ada means Noble, nobility (on nameberry) but on 'behind the name' name web Ada also means: adorned, beautiful. (a
Aida means happy (on NB) and on BTN it means returning visitor.

I want a special meaning for 3rd baby, as I have miscarried twice since TTC in the last 7 months.

PallasCat Fri 31-Jul-15 10:22:10

Yup Aida is Eye - EE - dah. It's an opera by Verdi. I like Ada too tho, but definitely spell without the i if that's the pronunciation you want!

BathtimeFunkster Fri 31-Jul-15 10:27:43

I like Sislie, it's cool - a 16th century forgotten ancestor with a name everyone has forgotten.

I can't decide if it's a good name for a real person.

Brilliant second name if you decide it's too weird.

d1157230986361b000875 Fri 31-Jul-15 11:21:20

I like Sislie but DH doesn't or any Ceclia, Cecelie related names as it reminds him of someone he knew when he lived in France.

I do think people would think it's a made up name though.

PallasCat - I prefer Ada so I would leave the i out, too much confusion smile

BathtimeFunkster Fri 31-Jul-15 11:50:12

DH doesn't or any Ceclia, Cecelie related names as it reminds him of someone he knew when he lived in France

grin

Stupid husbands and the annoying people they used to know.

So many nice names ruled out for this reason!

One of my favourite boy's names ruled out because it reminded DH of his old boss.

d1157230986361b000875 Fri 31-Jul-15 12:34:45

BathtimeDunkster - Oh I know, so many of many names have been vetoed for this reason. At least he liked a few from the list though. It's a start

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 01-Aug-15 14:42:38

Love Josephine. And think it goes really well with your other names.

littlejohnnydory Sat 01-Aug-15 19:33:53

Oh my goodness, I adore these names!

Clara Jane
Olive Rose
Mabel Alice
Aida (I would use Ada, otherwise it's the name of that fabric used for cross stitch - Ada is gorgeous)
Annie

Are my favourites. You have to use one!

Ally1234 Sat 01-Aug-15 19:50:23

I love Clara and have considered it for bump. Beautiful name x

HeyMicky Sat 01-Aug-15 19:59:24

I have an Eliza and a Josephine. One of them also has Dorothy as a middle name. I've had nothing but compliments for them. They are also easy to pronounce and hard to confuse - you say what you see. So they'd be my picks wink

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