Sooooo tricky to choose!

(22 Posts)
Ilovepercypigs3 Fri 15-Jan-16 13:32:12

Expecting a girl, and really struggling to choose a name. I had boy names sorted but finding it too hard to narrow down the favourites! Here is our list:

Emma
Alice
Freya
Mia
Ava
Layla
Amelie
Isla

I think Amelie or Alice are top of the list at the moment. What do you think?

nextusername Fri 15-Jan-16 13:34:11

I like Emma best of the list.

I also like Mia and Ava but Emma is more timeless.

Grumpyoldblonde Fri 15-Jan-16 13:36:02

They are all nice although I am not keen on Isla personally. I had a long list of names but when my daughter was born she looked nothing like any of them and I chose a completely different name - one of which is on your list. See what she looks like when she is born and what goes best with the surname.

StDogolphin Fri 15-Jan-16 13:46:27

Emma!

CPtart Fri 15-Jan-16 14:03:45

Emma is lovely.
Not another Ava, Isla or Mia. Loads about. And Layla is really not nice.
How about Louisa, Erica, Alicia, Natalia, Melissa?

Grumpyoldblonde Fri 15-Jan-16 14:06:03

What's wrong with Layla? (am very offended!) Erica is horrid, very harsh

imsorryiasked Fri 15-Jan-16 14:25:50

Emma is the only one not at ds's school.
But I prefer Available.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 15-Jan-16 14:32:41

I like Emma.

Have you considered Flora or Lara.

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Jan-16 14:33:58

Alice has worked extremely well for me smile

I also like Emma.

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Jan-16 14:34:29

Available 😄

Ilovepercypigs3 Fri 15-Jan-16 14:37:43

Thanks for the help- I do really like Emma in terms of it being timeless and same with Alice. I think Mia, Ava etc are a bit trendy for me really.
I think it should be a 21st century rule to write the name on a phone before confirming. My friend likes Orla and then realised it gets autocorrected to Oral!!

cecilelliott Fri 15-Jan-16 15:09:11

Emma is a lovely name, and , as others have said, there are very few around these days, so it will sound very fresh.

Alice also nice but slightly more popular

The others are all lovely-sounding names but seem rather "of the moment" and there are lots around.

Sophronia Fri 15-Jan-16 15:30:37

Emma or Alice.

PinkFairy22 Fri 15-Jan-16 16:09:46

Alice or Freya

How about Clara?

ashesandfire Fri 15-Jan-16 18:34:48

I love Emma, Alice, Freya
Other suggestions. Anna, Lydia, Louisa, Eliza, Cora, Clara, Nina.

MarjorieWinklepicker Fri 15-Jan-16 18:39:27

Alice is my favourite and I would totally use it if I was ever to have any more dc.

I like Freya too but that's probably because dd2's best friend is called Freya and she is the most adorable 4 year old.

SoWhite Fri 15-Jan-16 18:52:08

Alice was the best. It is so chic and classic.

hawkmcqueen Fri 15-Jan-16 20:34:54

I really like Emma and Alice as they are classic. Also have only known lovely Emmas.

I give you Alyssa for consideration.

Unoriginalusername123 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:35:25

Alice and Emma are timeless and gorgeous.

Sofiria Fri 15-Jan-16 21:51:34

Funny to see people mentioning Emma as being relatively unusual - there were 6 Emmas in my year at school! Of course, that was some time ago and a little Emma born this year probably wouldn't have that problem.

All your names are nice but I particularly like Ava and Alice. I'd also suggest Ada.

Borninthe60s Tue 19-Jan-16 19:36:24

All lovely and very popular.

FarrowandBallAche Tue 19-Jan-16 20:03:23

Alice

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