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Opinions on These Girls Names Please?

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DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 18:06:29

Am only 17 weeks so have a while to go but I like to be prepared grin Nothing is really grabbing me and DP isn't enamoured by any of them though hasn't come up with any decent suggestions of his own.

Opinions please - no matter how blunt or brutal grin Alternative suggestions also welcome - thanks smile

Connie - bit bland?
Romy - bit blunt?
Megan - too popular?
Edie - too popular?
Maeve - bit bland?
Mabel - bit frumpy?
Florence - nn Florri (DP doesn't like)
Bonnie - cute but for under 5s only?

Names that we've ruled out for various reasons:
Elsie - DP thinks it sounds like a dogs name. Crazy man.
Elodie - could be shortened to Ellie which I really don't like.
Adelaine/Adeline/Aveline - not sure
Blossom - DP thinks it's a horses name.
Clementine - like but DP hates
Arrietty - love but DP hates
Poppy - friend has named her DD that
Beatrice/Beatrix - DP doesn't like
Liberty - could be shortened to Libby which I don't like.

spankhurst Thu 25-Feb-16 18:08:54

Roma, Rosa and Seren are my faves.

Don't like Mabel or Bonnie.


DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 18:13:54

Yeah, I can't really visualise having a daughter called Mabel or Bonnie. Names I like if other people called their DD that but not for my own!

I'm not keen on Serena. Like Caris but have a family member called Cerys and it's too similar.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 18:15:56

Merryn is the name I keep going back to but do you think it sounds too much like Miriam. I don't want it to grin have another family member called Miriam and don't want to cause confusion or for them to think the baby is name after them!

crapfatbanana Thu 25-Feb-16 18:43:28

Connie - bit bland? A bit.
Romy - bit blunt? Never heard this name. Prefer Romilly.
Merryn - Very nice. Also like Meredith, Maren and Mirren.
Megan - too popular? - bit dated, but still lovely.
Edie - too popular? Yes
Maeve - bit bland? Depends on the child. Could be very cool.
Mabel - bit frumpy? Same as Maeve - could be very cool. Also like Maude.
Florence - nn Florri (DP doesn't like) Pretty but safe.
Esme - pn issues
Cora - Okay, a bit plain for me. Coralie? Corrinne?
Bonnie - cute but for under 5s only? On the fence with this.
Rosa Beautiful but safe
Joni/Joanie Cute, funky. Johanna, Jane, Jenna, Joely?
Seren Love this.
Freya Bit dull
Thea Prefer longer version - Anthea, Althea, Dorothea, Theadora...

Seren, Mabel and Joni get my votes.

confusedandemployed Thu 25-Feb-16 18:44:24

I love Rosa but I have one so I'm biased

oldlaundbooth Thu 25-Feb-16 18:48:51

Like Esme and Freya.

NoCapes Thu 25-Feb-16 18:51:49

Love love love Cora!

Sgoinneal Thu 25-Feb-16 18:53:43

Love, love, love Maeve and Freya.

Like Joan nn Joanie, Seren, Edith nn Edie and Rosa.

Not that keen on the others although I like the simplicity of your naming style.

Suggestions - Martha, Mirren, Esther.

Gracey79 Thu 25-Feb-16 18:57:47

Like esme and freya from your list. I've never met or heard of a baby edie or Megan so must not be popular in my area

Sgoinneal Thu 25-Feb-16 18:58:19

X post nocapes I wasn't intending to mimic what you'd said.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 25-Feb-16 19:01:13

Connie. It's not to my taste but I wouldn't say it was bland.
Romy. No
Merryn. Gorgeous.
Megan. Too popular. Not now in fact quite unusual. Very simple pretty and elegant.
Edie. No.
Maeve. Frumpy
Mabel. Pretty
Florence. Tedious.
Esme. Love
Cora. Love. I have a pet spider who lives in my bathroom
Bonnie. It's okay
Joni. It's awful
Rosa pretty and elegant.
Seren. No
Freya. It's okay
Thea. Reminds me of thawed out food

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:02:00

I live Mirren but it's far too similar to Miriam which is MILs name so a no-no! Went to school with a Romilly and it's put me off the name ever since. Think Romy probably just sounds like a nickname of Romilly though in hindsight so that's struck off the list now I think.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:04:47

grin at thawed out food. Am not getting the connection with Thea grin

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:05:53

Merryn seems popular - do you all think it sounds too similar to DP's mum's name?

JosephBrodsky Thu 25-Feb-16 19:07:00

Connie (also like Constance), Maeve/Meabh/Medbh, Thea or Cora. Or Mabel, actually, which is cool in a retro-1930s dowager kind of way.

Joni remains far too Joni Mitchell for me, Bonnie will remain the cutesy pre-schooler in the Toy Story films, and lots of the others are so overused around here you might as well call your daughter 'Girl'.

Tartyflette Thu 25-Feb-16 19:08:24

How about Arletty (with an L - French) instead of Arietty?

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:10:55

Am really keen to avoid overused names. I don't really know many young children so am not really sure what's popular/overused in nurseries/playgroups etc at the mo other than referring to top 100 lists which a lot of those names aren't on (with the exception of Florence)

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:13:28

Love Arletty - never heard of it before. Just ran it past DP and he thinks people would say 'who do they think they are' if we named our DD that confused God, he's hard work when it comes to name choosing grin

DurhamDurham Thu 25-Feb-16 19:14:53

Connie - boring
Romy - nice
Merryn- nice
Megan - still v popular
Edie - ok
Maeve - boring
Mabel - reminds me of my Aunty, heck it reminds me everyone's Aunty grin
Florence - nn Florri- Name lovely, nn not so much
Esme- ok
Cora - Downton
Bonnie - cute but for under 5s only- nice
Rosa- awful
Joni/Joanie- unusual
Seren- lovely
Freya - nice
Thea- lovely

If I had to choose one it would be Thea smile

Sgoinneal Thu 25-Feb-16 19:18:45

Not keen on Arletty, definitely think the names on your list were in the main classic, strong and simple without being plain or overused! Trying to think of more in that vein...

DarkBlueEyes Thu 25-Feb-16 19:26:44

Errr, sorry but of all those names only Seren and Freya get an ok from me. Really don't like any of the others.

cheapandcheerful Thu 25-Feb-16 19:32:25

Connie - ok
Romy - and Michelle's high school reunion
Merryn- not sure
Megan - too popular
Edie - meh
Maeve - like
Mabel - a bit too old-lady for me
Florence - I prefer the nn Flossie
Esme- ok
Cora - love
Bonnie - twee
Rosa- love
Joni/Joanie- 1970s
Seren- lovely
Freya - nice
Thea- not keen, often misprounced 'fear' by children who can't say 'th'

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 19:40:05

All I hear now when I say Thea is Fear but I think you're right Cheap

Have been chanting Seren outloud to see how it 'feels' and whilst I like it there's something that I can't put my finger on that just doesn't feel quite right!

If I was having a boy it would be easy - Seth or Alby. I'm really struggling with girls namespace

Sgoinneal Thu 25-Feb-16 19:54:34

Like Seth a lot too smile

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