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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...
Evelyn
Eleanor
Imogen
Sadie
Iris
Rose
Clara
Ivy
Rosalind
Louisa
Anna
Romily
Elodie
Jemima
Cora
Eliza
Ida
Isla.
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.
Rose
Clara
Ivy
Louisa
Anna
Cora
Romily
Isla.
Imogen

Dislike list.
Evelyn
Eleanor
Rosaline although i do like Rosa
Elodie
Ida.
Jemima

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
Eliza
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

Elise?
Elsa?

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
Imogen: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
Eliza:love
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
smile

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

Edith
Lisa
Elizabetta
Betsy

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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