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Still don't know what to call our baby girl...

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fififolle Fri 01-Jan-16 23:13:02

I'm 33 weeks pregnant with a little sister for Edward James (Ted). We had decided on Eliza Rose but I'm now worrying that Elza sounds too harsh.
Here's the rest of our short list...
I am open to alternatives. Thank you very much for your help.

LettuceLaughton Fri 01-Jan-16 23:15:20

Eliza Rose is lovely, I don;t find Eliza harsh at all. How about going with Elizabeth nn Eliza for a bit more flexibility?

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 01-Jan-16 23:15:43

I know someone with a Rose (perfect name imo) who will have a Ted if the next one is a boy. So Rose grin

I do really like Eliza but im hearing that name everywhere at the moment and also I find it a little weird when siblings have the same initial

What about Juliet?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 02-Jan-16 00:16:44

Eliza is one of the unharshest names out there. It's very pretty sophisticated and elegant. About your other names.
Like list.

Dislike list.
Rosaline although i do like Rosa

Takeparacetamolandstopmoaning Sat 02-Jan-16 00:24:47

Eliza does remind me of Doolittle which is quite harsh.

Evelyn- love
Eleanor - love
Imogen- love
Sadie- bit 1960s, reminds me of Sandra
Iris- not keen
Rose- not keen
Clara- very nice
Ivy- not keen
Rosalind- nice but the vampire thing puts me off
Louisa- love
Anna- bit dull
romily- bit dull
Elodie- love
Jemima - love
Cora- love
Ida- really don't like too 1950s Peckham
Isla. Hmmmmm

LovelyRose Sat 02-Jan-16 04:14:58

Ted & Rose are SO lovely together, OP! I love either Rose or Rosalind w/ nn Rose.

How about;
Edward & Adeline,
Edward &... Annie, Amélie, Aoibh, Aoibhinn, Aubrey, Belle, Carina, Colleen, Elena, Elise, Emer, Emilia, Eveline, Fiadh, Lenore, Lilia, Lilith, Louisa, Lucille, Lydia, Maura, Maeva, Mairead, Nuala, Roisin, Sylvia

ExBallerina Sat 02-Jan-16 04:20:06

Rose. Love it.

Or Elodie.

diddl Sat 02-Jan-16 09:08:58


I don't dislike Eliza though.

Borninthe60s Sat 02-Jan-16 09:22:07

I like it, I wouldn't put rose and ivy together only because they're plant/flower names!

ashesandfire Sat 02-Jan-16 09:39:20

Wow I LOVE your list!

Evelyn - would inevitably be shortened to Evie and lots of Evies everywhere
Eleanor- love this but Ellie very likely and loads of Ellies everywhere!
Imogen - lovely
Sadie - I like it
Iris - love this
Rose - love this
Clara - LOVE this, upset I will never be able to use it as doesn't go with sn!
Ivy - bit boring/old lady IMO
Rosalind -LOVE this!
Louisa - love it
Anna - love it
Romily - love it but would spell with 2 ls
Elodie - gorgeous but would worry about it being shortened to Ellie
Jemima- ok
Cora- gorgeous
Eliza- gorgeous and I don't think too harsh
Ida - ok
Isla- boring - I know about 5 small Islas

My favourites are Rosalind, Elodie, Clara, Cora, Eliza, Louisa, Anna, Romilly, Iris and Rose. So many!

Chucking a few others in the mix. Adelaide, Madeleine, Eloise, Nina, Saskia, Celia, Helena, Lydia?

I think probably on balance Rosalind is my favourite!

KLG3101 Sat 02-Jan-16 09:55:58

Ivy is beautiful

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sat 02-Jan-16 10:08:23

Love your list.. (I'm also 33 weeks!)
Evelyn: love
Eleanor: love
Sadie: love
Iris: love
Rose: love
Clara: ok
Ivy: love
Rosalind: love
Louisa: ok
Anna: bit dull
Romily :not keen
Elodie: not keen
Jemima: not keen
Cora: not keen
Ida: ok
Isla: love
I think Eliza rose is perfect.
I would also say you don't need to worry yet why don't you wait to see how you feel when she's born.

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 02-Jan-16 13:06:21

Cora, Jemima and Romilly are all beautiful - all names I would seriously consider.

Sophronia Sat 02-Jan-16 15:45:09

How about Susanna / Susannah?

Love Iris, Rose, Rosalind, Louisa, Anna, Jemima and Eliza from your list.

CPtart Sat 02-Jan-16 16:46:31

Louisa by a mile. How about Meredith, Roseanne, Alicia, Faye.
Lots of Eliza's about at the minute.

leoniethelioness Sat 02-Jan-16 17:31:19

Eloise would be lovely.

fififolle Sun 03-Jan-16 13:40:32

Thank you very much for all of the helpful advice and new name suggestions.
One more to throw in the mix...Maisie as I had an old auntie with this name.
Sorry it's taken me a while to update, I had a reaction to peanuts last night which was quite frightening and started off contractions. All fine now but scat at the time.

JessieK31 Sun 03-Jan-16 13:53:05

I love Maisie, but I do prefer it as Maisy smile but I'm probably the only one!
Evelyn - love, I adore the NN Evie too!
Eleanor - like this (I prefer Ellie) so, I'd go with Elinor...
Imogen - like this smile
Sadie - not keen, sorry
Iris - also, not keen blush
Rose - I like this a lot (I do prefer Rosie or Rosanna)
Clara - not a fan
Ivy - really like
Rosalind - don't like
Louisa - like
Anna - can never go wrong with Anna! I just have bad associations sad
Romily - don't like
Elodie - eh, it's okay smile
Jemima - very close to my sister's name, so I feel like I have to like it wink
Cora - old lady
Eliza - nice
Ida - not keen
Isla - really nice

BifsWif Sun 03-Jan-16 13:55:09

I have an Isla so I'm biased but I love t and everyone comments on her name. It's not that common where we are but I know it is in other areas.

Others from your list that I love are Elodie and Eleanor. Both were on my list before we decided on Isla.

Artandco Sun 03-Jan-16 14:01:57


JenniferAnistonsHair Sun 03-Jan-16 14:47:22

From the names you like, I prefer Maisie, Imogen & Romily. Think they'll all go well with Edward.

Personal choice, but I wouldn't give the same first initials for my children, so I wouldn't use Eliza, although it is a lovely name.

What about Scarlett or Harriet??

Winterqueen Sun 03-Jan-16 15:49:35

Evelyn - nice but too popular lots of Evies
Eleanor - lovely classic
Imogen - nice but popular I know loads
Sadie - I don't really like
Iris - like but I always think eyes 😕
Rose- slightly dull but stills nice name
Clara - like
Ivy - ivy is not a pretty plant
Rosalind - not keen
Louisa - nice classic
Anna - nice
Romily - pretty
Elodie - a bit faddy but pretty
Jemima - beautiful very under used name
Cora - I know think downton but it's a nice name
Eliza - lovely but do you want 3 DC with same initial?
Ida - very old lady, part of the Eva,Ava, Ida trend but simple and nice have you also considered Ada? I see it as the same group.
Isla - popular but nice

If you love Eliza use it! Jemima rhymes with Eliza and is a rarer name. They are all lovely and you can't go wrong!

PeasinPod1 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:40:20

Maisie, Iris and Ida (just adore this, so beautiful, graceful, scandi sounding)
by far my faves, love them x

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:43:33

I love Maisie, Sadie, Romilly, Jemima

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