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Seraphine? Matilda? Aria? Leni?

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flipside1 Tue 23-Feb-16 13:11:09

My DD is Lotte (hubby is German, but we pronounce it Lottie -and we struggled over her name, almost Matilda) and I'm looking for her sisters' name. This baby feels quite gentle, hence the 'gentler' names (Grace gorgeous but too popular).

Hubby likes Leni - but Leni and Lotte too alike? (and we're getting pretty German here) Aria, Evie and Matilda too common? Wouldn't mind a nice nn.

Weigh in here ladies! Open to suggestions!!

gruffallofriend Tue 23-Feb-16 14:21:45

I really like Seraphine but prefer Seraphina.

I like Leni too but the German pronunciation would be Leh-nie whereas the English might say Lenny, which is less nice imo.

Matilda is very popular.

manicinsomniac Tue 23-Feb-16 17:13:06

I absolutely love Aria. Almost went with it for DD3. Love Matilda too.

Leni and Evie are fine but so much prefer the other two.

Not convinced by Seraphine. Very fancy.

Names like Aria:
Ayla, Anya, Ariana, Arianne, Aya, Ada, Ava, Aurelia, Ariadne, Ariella, Ariel, Anika, Alexa, Alyssa, Cleo, Dana, Etta, Enya, Effie, Erin, Eden, Erica, Freya, Farrah, Ida, Iris, India, Isla, Julia, Katya, Keira, Kyah, Lila, Lena, Lara, Livia, Lyra, Lyla, Mila, Mara, Mala, Mika, Nia, Nyah, Noa, Orla, Oriana, Priya, Ria, Rowena, Ramona, Safiya, Sienna, Sierra, Sofia, Tia, Thea, Tania, Veda, Willa, Xenia, Zia, Zara

Names like Matilda:
Miranda, Madeleine, Melissa, Marissa, Abigail, Annabelle, Bryony, Clarissa, Cassandra, Emily, Eleanor, Francesca, Felicity, Georgina, Hannah, Harriet, Imogen, Isabelle, Isabella, Juliette, Jessica, Joanna, Katherine, Larissa, Natasha, Natalie, Olivia, Phoebe, Philippa, Rebecca, Rhiannon, Sophie, Scarlett, Victoria, Verity

Names like Leni:
Abbie, Ally, Alix, Asha, Brynn, Bailey, Casey, Danni, Demi, Devon, Ellis, Edie, Georgie, Hattie, Hetty, Hadley, Harley, Hayley, Halle, Indi, Joni, Jade, Jamie, Katy, Kenzie, Kelsey, Kayley, Kia, Lily, Lucy, Leah, Lena, Livvy, Mason, Morgan, Macey, Miley, Marley, Nikki, Paige, Peyton, Piper, Pixie, Paris, Quinn, Romy, Riley, Sadie, Sammi, Tansy, Taylor, Zoe.

Names like Evie:
Amy, Annie, Betsy, Bonnie, Callie, Cassie, Chloe, Daisy, Darcey, Emmie, Ellie, Eva, Eve, Evelyn, Edie, Esme, Gracie, Holly, Heidi, Ivy, Josie, Jodie, Kitty, Katie, Lucie, Lacey, Lexi, Molly, Millie, Marnie, Maddie, Poppy, Polly, Ruby, Rosie, Susie, Tilly

Names like Seraphine:
Arabella, Araminta, Anastastia, Alexandria, Beatrice, Cordelia, Constance, Delilah, Dorothea, Emmeline, Evangeline, Gabriella, Genevieve, Henrietta, Hermione, Isadora, Josephine, Katerina, Lilliana, Lucinda, Marianne, Natalia, Ophelia, Octavia, Persephone, Pandora, Sapphire, Safiyah, Susannah, Tabitha, Vanessa, Vivienne, Valentina, Xanthe

CruCru Tue 23-Feb-16 17:13:15

Matilda is really popular - I know four. I like Seraphine.

flipside1 Tue 23-Feb-16 20:22:09

Oh wow, thank you ladies! manicinsominiac, there are some great names in there! I have Emmeline (the bub was "made " in France, Lotte was conceived in Germany!), Tabitha (everyone says cat but I like it), Jemima, Paris, Ottilie (too much like Lotte). Felicity is me! Love the suggestions, thank you...

badtime Wed 24-Feb-16 13:15:15

I think Leni is too much like Lotte, and that Lotte and Leni together sound too much like you named them after Lotte Lenya.

Also, Leni reminds me of Leni Riefenstahl, who made Nazi propaganda films so you may want to avoid that (although her name was really Helene, which I prefer).

Redroses11 Wed 24-Feb-16 13:17:31

Seraphine sounds like an anti-depressant to me! Leni is a male name in my opinion. I really like the other two.

Hennifer Wed 24-Feb-16 13:21:16

My friend in Germany has a Marlies. I think that's beautiful.

Hennifer Wed 24-Feb-16 13:21:58

Would your DH like Liesl for short? Liesl or Liese and Lotte go well I think

ladybug7 Wed 09-Mar-16 21:21:43

I love the name Leni - I chose it for my daughter.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 13-Mar-16 02:40:34

Leni is gorgeous.

Completely different to Lotte.

Ceeceecee Sun 13-Mar-16 07:24:07

Aria is lovely

almmummy Wed 16-Mar-16 11:21:34

I love Aria but annoyed it is very similar to that character in Game of Thrones, it could get very popular

MamaMotherMummy Thu 24-Mar-16 17:12:26

I know the fairytale is a bit gruesome but I love the name Marlinchen (mar-LEEN-shen) and I know it originally comes from Germany.

MamaLazarou Fri 25-Mar-16 18:41:43

Oh, please choose Leni! It's such a sweet name.

BellaBellaBelle Fri 25-Mar-16 21:12:33

Love Leni! Beautiful name.

brightnearly Sat 26-Mar-16 17:39:48

Elisa (Lise and Lotte, Liselotte)

brightnearly Sat 26-Mar-16 17:40:02


IoraRua Sat 26-Mar-16 17:42:49


Tryingtodecideboy3name Sat 26-Mar-16 18:40:12

Love Leni!

JoJoS123 Sat 26-Mar-16 19:27:22

Out of the 4, Matilda smile

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