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Christabel or Cordelia

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Elbelle6 Mon 30-Nov-15 20:23:00


Any views

(I'm still pushing for Xanthe but with not much luck with family)

JennaLouiseO Mon 30-Nov-15 20:24:26

Not my style, but my favourite is Cordelia smile

MaisieDotes Mon 30-Nov-15 20:24:36


not Callista anyway.

MrsHathaway Mon 30-Nov-15 20:45:41

Christabel (nn Kitty) was top of my list but I have all boys grin

I quite like Celandine in the abstract but I'm not sure how she'd wear it day to day.

ChiefClerkDrumknott Mon 30-Nov-15 20:54:28

Cordelia, gorgeous name. But I also love Xanthe. Why do your family get a say in it?

leoniethelioness Mon 30-Nov-15 21:03:55

Cordelia then Christabel. Not sure about the others.

celtictoast Mon 30-Nov-15 21:05:07

Christabel. I like Celandine and Xanthe also.

Not a fan of Cordelia.

IoraRua Mon 30-Nov-15 21:41:28

Cordelia is stuffy sounding imo.
Christabel isn't bad.

CelestiaLuna Mon 30-Nov-15 21:41:39

Christabel by a mile. Sophisticated and strong but also feminine. Lots of nn options too.

Don't really like the others.

DramaAlpaca Mon 30-Nov-15 21:43:29

Carenza or Christabel.

dalek Mon 30-Nov-15 21:46:03

You have my DD's name in your list - we have never come across another one 9oviously not going to say what kit is as os would out myself) On a different always thought I was having a boy and loved the name Xerxes - no one else did!

dalek Mon 30-Nov-15 21:46:34

(Obviously not going to say what it is as I would out myself) - must have been typing with my eyes shut!

SanityClause Mon 30-Nov-15 21:47:34

Christabel was the name of Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, who was also a suffragette.

So, that's the one I'd chose.

Christabel - by miles.

Sophronia Mon 30-Nov-15 21:56:37

Christabel is lovely.

Finallyonboard Mon 30-Nov-15 21:57:03


georgetteheyersbonnet Mon 30-Nov-15 22:01:46

Christabel is lovely. I like Cordelia but all the Cordelias I've known (a few!) were shortened to Cordy - you might want to think about possible shortenings /nicknames. I like Celandine but would you pronounce it Celan-deen or Celan-dyne? People might find it hard to spell/pronounce. Not that keen on Callista (I just think of Ally McBeal being annoying....) or Carenza, despite knowing a Carenza who gets shortened to Carrie.

ashesandfire Mon 30-Nov-15 22:08:51

Christabel over Cordelia, though I prefer Christa or Christina tbh. I like Callista. Prefer Xanthe to all of them though.
Calliope, Cassandra, Cassia?

magpie17 Mon 30-Nov-15 22:38:19

Cordelia for me, I don't like Christabel at all - it makes me thing of tinkerbell!

How about Cecilia or Clementine?

StormyBlue Mon 30-Nov-15 22:46:37

Christabel sounds too cutesy for me. Cordelia is unusual but nice.

IoraRua Mon 30-Nov-15 22:50:03

Actually what about Celine, OP? Very unusual these days and has a similar feel to Celandine.

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