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applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 21:43:11

The name we loved we can't have because after saying it out loud numerous times it sounds like something else!

No name is really got me thinking 'yes I love it!!!' Surely I should feel that way ?

Anyway here are some that I like, what do you think?


I am worried I have not had that stand out name moment and I get put off so easily. Help!!!

applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 21:44:37

Annabelle also was an option

babyand Fri 04-Mar-16 21:46:34

Hey im like you when i was pregnant i changed my names so many times here are some i like:


I love maddison aswel but she will surley be called maddie- still really cute!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 04-Mar-16 21:55:31

Love Victoria. It's virtually unheard of now.
Ava is okay, but too popular. If you care about popularity.
Scarlet. Horrible, too try hard and stuffy
Amelia, same as Ava
Can't stand Madison, Madeleine is beautiful though, much more elegant and sophisticated.
Annabella is nice.

Other names to consider.

emilybrontescorset Fri 04-Mar-16 22:39:54

I like Victoria best

manicinsomniac Fri 04-Mar-16 23:18:12

I really like Ava, Madison and Annabelle.

Quite like Victoria

Not keen on Amelia or Scarlett

applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 23:22:46

It is so hard ! I always thought a name would jump out at me but I am still trawling through sites looking for something pretty, not too old sounding, slightly unusual but not weird and that goes with the surname. I am hoping when she arrives that A. She is a girl (I think I would find boys names even harder!) and B. One if our kinda liked names just clicks

Sophronia Fri 04-Mar-16 23:25:04

Victoria is my favourite, it's feminine, classic and very underused nowadays.

applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 23:27:14

I like Victoria quite a lot. But hate Vicky, which she will likely be called later in life even if we never call her it.

applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 23:32:36

I like Isabella actually (thank you OP) . Bella for short maybe?
Or OH has suggested Rosanna?

Thelastusername Fri 04-Mar-16 23:35:41

I also love the name Victoria but hate all of its shortened forms, and it will inevitably be shortened.

Madison is nice, and Maddie a lovely shortening.

Ava is also lovely but wildly popular.

I think we have similar name tastes OP. I chose Elizabeth for my daughter- great if you want a classic, classless name with a multitude of shortenings.

applesvpears Fri 04-Mar-16 23:36:52

Elizabeth is my middle name funnily enough !

Thelastusername Fri 04-Mar-16 23:39:47

It's also mine! I'm not very imaginative, picking names for my baby girl was like pulling teeth in the end!

mrsschu Sat 05-Mar-16 01:11:18

Ava is my favourite from your list. Victoria is fine but I'd be wary of it if you don't like Vicky. I like Emilia but not Amelia (that probably doesn't make much sense!). Also adore Rosanna but not keen on the rest of your names.

Sophronia Sat 05-Mar-16 01:27:22

You could shorten Victoria to Tori, Toria, Ria, Vita etc if you don't like Vicky.

julfin Sat 05-Mar-16 04:13:03

I love Rosanna. And its nicknames are flexible - she can be Rosie, Rose, Anna or Zanna depending on what suits her best.

Victoria is an excellent name imo. I think Ria is the prettiest of the nicknames. And it's absolutely possible to avoid Vicky if you want - I know Victorias who are never anything but Victoria (although personally I'd be tempted by Ria).

For me Madison is a boys' name (sorry) but fine if shortened to Maddie which is feminine and nice.

Of the other names you've mentioned, Isabella is my favourite. There are lots of them at the mo, especially shortened to Izzy, but Bella is more unusual I think, and much prettier imo.

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LaceyLee Sat 05-Mar-16 09:05:47

Definitely Victoria! The others are all far too 'of the moment' and now sound overdone but Victoria is lovely 😊

torthecatlady Mon 07-Mar-16 00:26:30

Victoria is good grin
My parents called me Vicky and Vix for a number of years. Victoria when I was in trouble.
We knew a victor and I insisted on being called "Vic the girl" up until the age of 6/7!!
As a teen friends called me Torie, Torah, or Tor and now I go by Tor or Victoria.
My husband calls me Victoria or Tor, never Vicky.
My dad still calls me Vix though!
It was common when I was growing up (I'm 25) but virtually unheard of now.

Linnet Mon 07-Mar-16 00:37:32

I really like Scarlett or Victoria

whatdoIget Mon 07-Mar-16 00:40:27

I love Vita as a shortening of Victoria

KatieT12 Mon 07-Mar-16 01:39:58

I adore all those names! Madison is lovely and the nickname Maddie/Maddy is adorable! Scarlett is a name I am really starting to love and Victoria has always had a place in my heart - I like 'Vicky' for an adult and 'Tori' for a little girl - Tori means bird! Amelia is pretty too and the NN Millie/Milly is sooo nice... Ava is my least favourite, but still nice! Annabelle is super pretty and I like Belle as a NN! I hope I haven't missed any out grin

I think Scarlett might be my favourite? But it's such a close call, I wouldn't like to say!

KatieT12 Mon 07-Mar-16 01:41:17

Rosanna is lovely!!! Your name choices are amazing! grin the NN Rosie is lush

dontpokethebear Mon 07-Mar-16 02:15:42

I have an Annabelle. I was fairly convinced we would shorten it to Annie, but the full name has stuck for now (although she is quite often called Abble as ds2 can't say Annabelle grin).
Victoria is lovely, but I don't like any of its diminutives.

Out2pasture Mon 07-Mar-16 02:53:05

how would you pronounce Ava?

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