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BFF baby name dilemma

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RivieraKid Wed 02-Dec-15 16:43:14


My bestie is having a girl, due in Feb, and is completely torn between Magda and Greta, like, absolutely cannot decide. I thought I'd ask the MN crew because I think she's going to go with a majority opinion and you guys know about baby names like no one else!

So, which one do you like best?

MidnightVelvetthe4th Wed 02-Dec-15 16:44:55

Greta, I think its prettier both spoken & written smile

RiverTam Wed 02-Dec-15 16:45:13


Magda sounds quite harsh to my ear.

GeorgiaT2468 Wed 02-Dec-15 16:45:41

Out of both Id say magda.

Very different names Iv never heard mind but magda id go for smile xx

AuntieStella Wed 02-Dec-15 16:46:21


myotherusernameisbetter Wed 02-Dec-15 16:51:12

Margaret and then she could call her Magda or Greta? I know Magda really comes from Magdalena but you could stretch it a bit smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 02-Dec-15 17:04:19


RivieraKid Wed 02-Dec-15 17:05:01

I did try and suggest Margaret but she thinks it's too old-fashioned for her, as is Magdalena. It's Magda or Greta as full names, not nicknames, if you know what I mean.

RivieraKid Wed 02-Dec-15 17:06:25

The thing is, I'm useless her because I love both of them! They both sound mysterious and fairytale-like to me, the kind of girls you might meet in a forest carrying suspiciously red apples!

Sophronia Wed 02-Dec-15 17:09:25

I like both, but I think I slightly prefer Greta.

spondulix Wed 02-Dec-15 17:15:38

I love Magda, and the nickname potential is better.

celtictoast Wed 02-Dec-15 20:19:23


JanuaryJuniper Wed 02-Dec-15 22:53:36

Greta, beautiful!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 02-Dec-15 23:19:48

Is greta gree-ter or grett-er? Eeeee or eh!

Magda seems 'unfinished' but I like Magdalena.

OneMoreCasualty Wed 02-Dec-15 23:22:48

Greta, but same question as PP

grumpysquash Wed 02-Dec-15 23:28:03

Greta was the name of the smallest girl in The Sound of Music (I think), so I would go for that smile

grumpysquash Wed 02-Dec-15 23:28:57

I think it's Grett-er (in a British accent), possibly Gree-ter in the US (?)

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 02-Dec-15 23:50:31

It's Grett-ah in my "British" accent.

The smallest girl in the sound of music was Gretel.

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Thu 03-Dec-15 00:25:53

Greta - lovely, underused name

RivieraKid Thu 03-Dec-15 09:28:49

Greta as in 'eh' yes smile

Jw35 Thu 03-Dec-15 09:31:18

Greta. Such a cute name!

WishIWasWonderwoman Thu 03-Dec-15 09:35:32

I like Magda but as a nickname for Magdalena.

So I would say Greta. I know a teenage Greta and it suits her really well.

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