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Florence, Eleanor, Madeline, Darcey or Imogen?

(48 Posts)
shalalala Sun 10-Jan-16 21:22:29

Help! Any thoughts on the above? (Florence, Madeline, Darcey, Imogen, Amelia) Surname beginning with H. Middle name may be Elizabeth x

DMS05 Sun 10-Jan-16 21:24:36

Darcey (Darcy was on our list if DS was a girl!)

StitchesInTime Sun 10-Jan-16 21:25:54

I like Madeline best. And Eleanor.

icclemunchy Sun 10-Jan-16 21:28:40

Eleanor, but then I'm biased it's DD1s name wink

trixymalixy Sun 10-Jan-16 21:31:42


Gunting Sun 10-Jan-16 21:32:19

They are all lovely except Darcey. Where I live it seems to be a faddy name which everyone is using.

DMS05 Sun 10-Jan-16 21:33:12

I think it does depend on your area... I have yet to meet a Darcy/Darcey!

DramaAlpaca Sun 10-Jan-16 21:36:31

Darcey is a very different style to the other names on your list. It's a trendy name, whereas your others are classic.

Florence, Madeline and Imogen go well with Elizabeth for a middle name, Eleanor & Amelia less so IMO.

Also, the spelling Madeleine would be more usual if you don't want to have to correct people. I prefer Madeline, though.

billygoatscruff Sun 10-Jan-16 21:39:53

Florence or Madeline

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sun 10-Jan-16 21:40:14

Not Darcy! The rest are lovely.

ThursdayLastWeek Sun 10-Jan-16 21:42:23

Madeleine is my favourite.
Then Eleanor as its so classic.

Soooosie Sun 10-Jan-16 21:42:38

Not darcey. It's less chic

ashesandfire Sun 10-Jan-16 22:24:33

Madeleine! I love this name. So beautiful. I'd spell it with the extra e though. I think it is more recognised.
Second would be Imogen. Then Eleanor - I really like Eleanor but the popularity of the inevitable Ellie does put me off.
I find Florence and Amelia a bit boring.
All of the above are far, far nicer than Darcey IMO.

banff82 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:47:14

Eleanor, it's lovely.

LaContessaDiPlump Sun 10-Jan-16 22:49:00

I'm glad everyone agrees with me wrt Darcey grin I'd choose a short name to precede a long middle name, if that is helpful.

Provencalroseparadox Sun 10-Jan-16 23:06:29

I really dislike Madeleine and am not overly fond of Darcey. Like your other choices

Monica101 Sun 10-Jan-16 23:19:42

I don't think Darcey fits I agree. It is a fashion name, will date and isn't a classic.

The rest are all nice, I prefer Florence I think.

Sofiria Mon 11-Jan-16 08:35:02

I like them all except Darcey. Florence is my favourite.

Sunshine511 Mon 11-Jan-16 08:45:30

Another vote for Eleanor. I too like all the names except Darcey.x

villainousbroodmare Mon 11-Jan-16 08:48:20

I like Eleanor but not Ellie/ Ella( which is also very popular these days.) I would like Madeleine next best, with the extra e. Florence also lovely. The others appeal to me less. Agree with others that Darcey is a different sort of name and might not have the classic staying power of the rest.

pilates Mon 11-Jan-16 08:51:42

I like them all except Florence but if had to choose it would be Eleanor (but not Ellie).

WizardOfToss Mon 11-Jan-16 08:54:18

All lovely, except Darcey.

ConesOfDunshire Mon 11-Jan-16 08:59:45

Four classics...and Darc(e)y.

I love Imogen.

FfionFlorist Mon 11-Jan-16 15:41:39

My preferred order would be exactly as ashesandfires says

SweetSuz Mon 11-Jan-16 16:42:42

Know 3 under 2 year old Darcey's (London).

Imogen grates, just sounds wannabe pretentious and twee.

Like Florence, Madeleine & Amelia the best.

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