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Anna, Miranda, Charlotte or Cordelia?

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Swollenankles83 Wed 17-Feb-16 15:24:07

Hi all

I'm hoping you can yank me out my brain fog - I'm 39 wks and need a name for impending DD. I thought I'd made a decision but I'm not sure what I like anymore!

I had previously settled on Anna - classic, simple, beautiful. But I have a niggling feeling it's a little bit dull and I could do better for my DD.

Other options are Miranda (DH very keen), Charlotte (I don't like the nicknames hugely) or Cordelia (ditto re nicknames). I also (think!) I like Catherine (Kitty), Henrietta and Antonia.

Should I stick with Anna or do you like any of my others better? Help!

TheCatsMeow Wed 17-Feb-16 15:24:51


andadietcoke Wed 17-Feb-16 15:26:30

I have a Charlotte. It's often criticised on here for being boring but I love it. Lots of opportunity for nicknames though - Charlie, Lottie, Lotte. Her twin calls her Dot as well.

Allalonenow Wed 17-Feb-16 15:31:22

Miranda ~ fab name!

Second choice would be Antonia, with Tonya for nn.

There are so many Charlottes and Katherines already and with the Royal link there will be many more, Henrietta is nice but don't like Etta or Henny as nn.

HeyNonnyMaybe Wed 17-Feb-16 15:40:18

I love Miranda.

Sophronia Wed 17-Feb-16 15:42:06

Anna is beautiful

Cococo1 Wed 17-Feb-16 15:42:12

Miranda. It's so pretty.

Dd2 was going to be Anna and I love it but we knew two friends with Annas and so decided not to go for it. I do think it's a perfect name though.

manicinsomniac Wed 17-Feb-16 16:06:48

I absolutely love Miranda and it's surprisingly unusual (I mean, I know two under the age of 11 but it doesn't even rank in the top 300 baby names. Maybe not even top 500, not sure)

Charlotte and Anna are lovely too but I would definitely choose Miranda.

Kingfisherfree Wed 17-Feb-16 16:09:02

Anna. My dh wouldn't allow it though - too dull!

ABitAsleep Wed 17-Feb-16 16:19:16

I don't think Anna is dull, i think it's lovely. The only problem you might have is the association with Frozen at the moment, if that bothers you.

I like Miranda too! It's pretty, but sensible, and not too popular at the moment.

Charlotte is alright, i like Lottie as the nn, but i don't like Cordelia at all.

Absolutelyfabulously Wed 17-Feb-16 16:46:54


Swollenankles83 Wed 17-Feb-16 16:49:43

Thank you for your helpful comments! I think it we've narrowed it down to Anna or Miranda (which I'm finding equally difficult!) confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 17-Feb-16 16:52:16

I like Anna but love Kitty.

With your choices can I suggest Marina on its own or with the nn Marnie.

ppandj Wed 17-Feb-16 17:04:43

I can't tell you how I know this wink but Anna is a very good name. Only downside is that it often gets confused with Hannah, which is a lovely name still, but seems to be much more common where I live and people seem to think Anna is made up! confused

Doublebubblebubble Wed 17-Feb-16 17:06:14

I would choose Charlotte. Cordelia reminds me of Buffy. X

Winifredgoose Wed 17-Feb-16 17:06:37

I like Anna and Miranda.

Pidapie Wed 17-Feb-16 17:29:17

I like Anna and Charlotte smile

Graceymac Wed 17-Feb-16 17:35:21

I have a DD named Anna and I love it. I think it is a beautiful classic name that will never go out of favour. My Anna certainly isn't dull, she is full of beans!

Baz13 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:50:21

I love Miranda and what a better meaning than marvelous! It's pretty and not very common with nice nn options, especially Mira smile

Swollenankles83 Wed 17-Feb-16 18:21:41

There does seem to be a pervasive liking for Anna so perhaps I should go with my original instincts. I never thought naming her would be this hard - it's all feeling very final rather than a lovely hypothetical baby name conversation!

Gracey79 Wed 17-Feb-16 18:23:34

Another vote for Anna smile

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 17-Feb-16 18:24:24

Antonia is my favourite followed by Miranda

MrsMarigold Wed 17-Feb-16 18:25:32

Anna - great name

mrsschu Wed 17-Feb-16 18:32:07

Anna - it's classic and classy!

thebiscuitindustry Wed 17-Feb-16 18:52:30

Out of Anna and Miranda, I definitely prefer Miranda.

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