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It's a girl!!! Come and help with my list?

(45 Posts)
MyNameIsSuz Wed 21-Oct-15 20:22:29

I'm twenty weeks with my second and found out yesterday we're having a girl!! We already have a DS and struggled so much with boy names (we went into hospital with a shortlist and ended up with Franklin, which wasn't even on the long list) we thought we'd have an easier time with a girl. But even though we like a lot of the same names we have very different favourites and I think we'll struggle to agree on the one.

So, here are both of our lists combined (for fairness) and not in order of preference, comments and further suggestions very welcome!


Do your worst! grin

NotTodaySatan Wed 21-Oct-15 20:25:34

Franklin and Violet are the best set in my opinion. I adore Violet.

Actively dislike Cadence, Lucille and Lydia but the rest are nice.

BlueBananas Wed 21-Oct-15 20:26:08

Margot - yes, like
Cecilia - ceciiiiilia, you're breaking my heart! You're shaking my confidence dailyyyy - if you can deal with a lifetime of that reaction, go for it
Cadence - meh
Lucille - no
Sylvie - ok but rising in popularity
Delilah - why why whyyyyyy - see Cecilia!
Violet - love it, but again popular
Lydia - love it, not too popular, Choose this one!

BelindaBagwash Wed 21-Oct-15 20:28:48

Violet or Lucille.

Cadence is dreadful - only heard it on Toddlers and Tiaras

Not keen on Lydia or Delilah

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 21-Oct-15 20:29:28

Margot Yes
Cecelia No but I do like Celia
Cadence No.
Lucille No
Sylvie Yes
Delilah No
Violet No
Lydia Yes
Other suggestions.

IamSantaClaus Wed 21-Oct-15 20:31:25

I really like Delilah and I like Cadence . It reminds me of music theory but I love Cadie as a nn.

shutupanddance Wed 21-Oct-15 20:33:13

In orderof preference violet, sylvie, delilah margot, oh snd Lydia. I don't like the others. I'd be wary of using Delilah for biblical reasons.

shutupanddance Wed 21-Oct-15 20:33:55

What about Lucinda?

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 21-Oct-15 20:40:07

I like Sylvie (prefer Sylvia), Lydia and Margot in that order.

MyNameIsSuz Wed 21-Oct-15 20:40:13

I don't like Cadence much either Belinda, that's one of dh's. I think it's too American.

Have loved Violet for a long time but it is getting popular, and we have a really boring surname. I heard Margot is also shooting up in popularity.

I also love Cecilia but dh not keen, I don't think her peers will have heard the song but might be wrong about that.

Thanks for the suggestions, Vivienne was on the long list!

5BlueHydrangea Wed 21-Oct-15 20:42:11

Do you like singing? There are lots of Delilah songs.. I really like it!

Also like Lydia, Violet and Sylvie from your list.

Cadence - no, bit pretentious ..
Margot - not sure
Lucille - quite pretty but might spend her life going 'no not Lucy..'

Meredith as suggested above sounds good too.

RiverTam Wed 21-Oct-15 20:46:01


Are the ones I like from your list.

BakeMe Wed 21-Oct-15 20:49:06

I'm naming my daughter Lydia grin

I absolutely love it, it's a very independent and strong name, not too popular etc. Ticks all the right boxes in my books.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 21-Oct-15 20:50:22

Audrey/Audra very much in the same vein too.

SoftSheen Wed 21-Oct-15 20:54:01

Either Cecilia or Violet would go well with Franklin, and both are lovely names.

The others are also all quite nice, except Cadence (which is dreadful IMO!)

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 21-Oct-15 20:58:43

Sylvie or Lydia for me

What about Clementine?

Wishful80smontage Wed 21-Oct-15 21:01:30

Margot- nice
Cecilia- fab name and love CeCe as nn smile
Cadence- dislike
Lucille- really like and Lucinda both gorgeous
Sylvie- dislike not vintage just old fashioned
Delilah- always get the song
Violet- I like it but its sooooooo popular there's 2 in dd's preschool class and we know a few others- Viola or Violette would be good alternatives maybe?
Lydia- ok getting more popular

Fraggleyourock Wed 21-Oct-15 21:02:41

My favourite on the list is Sylvie, I prefer it to Sylvia myself, doesn't sound so old... I went to school with a Lydia, as soon as the kids went through sex education and learned about the various diseases, her name suddenly became "Lydia Chlamidia" and then later, most kids dropped the "Lydia" so her nn became (and got stuck as) Chlamidia... This was not done in malice, she wasn't an unpopular girl, but not a nice nn to be stuck with... Just something to think about xx

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 21-Oct-15 21:06:58

Hate Margot and Cadence. Dislike Delilah.

Love Violet. Like Lydia and Sylvie.

MadameJosephine Wed 21-Oct-15 21:07:53

Love franklin, it's my DS's middle name so based on that I would like to suggest Sidney which is my DD'smiddle name smile

I actually do think Franklin and Sidney go really well together

ShowOfHands Wed 21-Oct-15 21:13:51

Cadence really stands out as a sort of American, faddy type name in an otherwise classical list. I'd strike it from the list completely.

Lydia I have never liked. I don't know if it's the fact that I most associate it with the petulant Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. I don't like the sound of it though. It sounds like a medical condition in the same vein as chlamydia. Maybe that's it, it contains all the letters in order. It's probably just a weird personal reaction to it.

Margot, Cecelia and Sylvie are lovely.

My niece is a Delilah and she gets biblical whore references or people bawling Tom Jones.

Would you consider Josephine? I adore it and couldn't use it as we ended up with a DS and it didn't suit him.

ShowOfHands Wed 21-Oct-15 21:14:50

I x-posted with fraggle. I see the chlamydia thing was covered by her.

MrsB1988 Wed 21-Oct-15 21:29:37


Lunastarfish Wed 21-Oct-15 21:31:15

Lydia and Violet are gorgeous. Your other names I'm very 'meh' about except Sylvie because she is a 60 year old school secretary

Sophronia Wed 21-Oct-15 21:42:45

Cecilia is my favourite, very pretty, underused name.

I also like Margot, Lucille and Sylvie.

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