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Margot, Nancy or Jemima?

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Mclaren37 Sun 02-Aug-15 06:08:55

Please help us decide between these three girls names; Margot, Jemima or Nancy? We love them all for different reasons.
(Nancy is probably a different style from the other two, but is my grandmother's name and our last name begins with an N as well, some friends think the double initial thing is cute, I'm not so sure..)
Opinions please!

megarobotdiscoparty Sun 02-Aug-15 06:24:32

Love Margot and Nancy - both in our top 5 for a girl. Not sure about Jemima - she sounds like a nice girl who knows her times tables (wouldn't fit in very well round here!)

Onedayinthesun Sun 02-Aug-15 06:34:30

Nancy smile such a lovely name for a child or an adult. So easy to say and soft pronunciation, just beautiful

midnightvelvetPart2 Sun 02-Aug-15 07:11:59

I prefer Jemima but if you ever live or work in the US there are massively negative connotations surrounding it.

If not, go for it

CarriesBucketOfBlood Sun 02-Aug-15 07:18:46

From personal experience, there are no problems using the name Jemima anywhere else in the world beyond people not knowing how to pronounce it. The issue is a Mumsnet one, not a real world one it seems.

CognitiveIllusion Sun 02-Aug-15 07:20:58

Jemima is my favourite

Bonsoir Sun 02-Aug-15 07:21:19

I don't like Nancy at all (so unsexy). Margot and Jemima are very pretty: of the two, Margot is the more internationally versatile and Jemima the prettier.

Neednewflowers Sun 02-Aug-15 08:06:06

Unsexy Bonsoir? Strange comment.

Enchufla Sun 02-Aug-15 08:09:05

Theyre all awful. Jemima is the least awful

Bonsoir Sun 02-Aug-15 08:17:17

Why strange? Why lumber a DD with a first name that is a complete turnoff?

LeOrange Sun 02-Aug-15 08:23:42

When I named my daughter Nancy, I was definitely worrying about whether it would be considered sexy or not. I love objectifying a woman from birth. Also, I have often found men turn the other way when they hear a name they deem unsexy. They definitely do that.

OP, our Nancy has always received nothing but positive comments (though I suppose no-one would tell me the negative ones to my face!). I still love the name as much as I did 5 years ago and she is such a little Nancy.

Enchufla Sun 02-Aug-15 08:25:47

You do have to consider how attractive she will be to men in future. After all thats her only worth and bagging a man should be her main goal in life

CorBlimeyTrousers Sun 02-Aug-15 08:26:12

I like Margot and Nancy. Both would have been on my list (not so sure about husband) if we were having a girl. Not keen on Jemima. I think Margot edges it.

WhatWouldBlairWaldorfDo Sun 02-Aug-15 08:30:02

I love margot! It works on all ages i think, and sounds strong yet feminine.

Nancy just makes me think of oliver twist tbh. I dont hate it but it doesnt do anything for me. Jemima = puddleduck....

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 02-Aug-15 08:30:29

Love Nancy. (Definitely sexy if that's your criteria, like Bonsoir confused)

Jemima is fine.

Not keen on Margot.

sweetpeame Sun 02-Aug-15 08:44:15

Not too keen on any of them but Margot is the best by far. Makes me think of Margot Fonteyn smile. Nancy is awful, dowdy and dated. Jemima sounds a little like a comedy name to me.

juneau Sun 02-Aug-15 08:45:14

I like Margot best.

Kikimoon Sun 02-Aug-15 08:47:33

Oh Margot is definitely the best - effortlessly chic (if you discount The Good Life)

littlejohnnydory Sun 02-Aug-15 08:56:23

I have a Nancy. I love, love, love the name and it gets so many positive comments. It's unusual without being unheard of, it's feminine yet sparky.

Margot - The Good Life
Jemima - Puddle Duck.

I do know a little Jemima though and it really suits her.

shinysparklythings Sun 02-Aug-15 08:58:52

Love margot, don't like the others at all.

thunderbird69 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:02:51

Maybe because of my age, they conjure up these images -

Jemima - duck or odd-looking ragdoll from Playschool
Margot - Leadbetter from The Good Life
Nancy - unpleasant name for a gay man

so, sorry I don't like any of them

RiverTam Sun 02-Aug-15 09:11:33

The Good Life one was Margo, not Margot, which in my head is a big difference! Margot is the best but I don't really like any of them.

Porkpienessie Sun 02-Aug-15 09:22:35

I like Margot best, it's on our shortlist for DC 4 but our third child is Cecily Margot so not sure if we can really use her middle name for new baby or not! I quite like Nancy, less keen on Jemima for a first name...

guineapig1 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:26:48

I think they are all lovely. If I had to pick i'd probably choose Nancy and team it with a really classic middle name like Ann or Elizabeth.

mammmamia Sun 02-Aug-15 09:35:25

Love love margot

Really really don't like Nancy - never understood MN love for it but shock at Bonsoir's comment!

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