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Mynd Fri 04-Mar-16 22:58:54

38 weeks with a little girl. Wondering what you all make of the shortlist.


Any thoughts?

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 04-Mar-16 23:01:20

Not Wallis.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 04-Mar-16 23:09:12

Wallace, like Wallace Simpson (I think?)

Not a fan of Matilda. Not sure why.

Scarlet, I like. Sweet and not babyish.

Frances is ok. Was friends with one at school and she hated it. She only answered to Fred.

hownottofuckup Fri 04-Mar-16 23:12:38

The only one I really don't like is Matilda, not sure why.
But I'm sure if I met a little one with the name I'd change my mind.
They're all of the same ilk, just go with whichever strikes you as suiting her best when she arrives.
Actually, not keen on Wallis. Would pick Matilda over that. Wally isn't a pleasant NN for anyone.

applecatchers36 Fri 04-Mar-16 23:14:16

Like Frances and Matilda best from your list

hownottofuckup Fri 04-Mar-16 23:14:21

And isn't it a second grade clothes shop that tries to be posh and 'hip' but comes off as frumpy and wrong? (I've worked there, the answer is yes!)

manicinsomniac Fri 04-Mar-16 23:14:50

I love Matilda.

Not keen on any of the others.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 04-Mar-16 23:17:09

I like Wallis, have never met one!

Sophronia Fri 04-Mar-16 23:26:55

Frances is lovely. I like Matilda too but it's very popular. Not keen on Scarlett or Wallis.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 04-Mar-16 23:44:10

I love Wallis, but it's nicer spelt Wallace. IMO.
Matilda. Dont like it, sorry
Scarlett. As above.
Frances. Is beautiful, very classy and elegant.

emilybrontescorset Sat 05-Mar-16 08:33:25

I have always liked Wallis, Scarlet is nice too.

LaceyLee Sat 05-Mar-16 09:08:53

Please not Wallis! I really like Matilda, such a classic name. Second choice is France's but prefer Francesca

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 05-Mar-16 09:52:23

Scarlet would be a terrible name for someone who develops rosacea in later life. I'd stay away for that reason only.

I have rosacea. I'd hate to be called Scarlet.

NadiaWadia Sat 05-Mar-16 13:52:35

Well, out of those, Frances. And definitely not Wallis!

Quercus3 Sat 05-Mar-16 20:04:51

Frances is delightful

RockUnit Sat 05-Mar-16 20:57:14


Mynd Sat 05-Mar-16 21:49:10

Thanks all! Helped us both quite a lot :-)

ABitAsleep Tue 08-Mar-16 13:57:40

I love Scarlet! Pretty and underused, and suitable for a child or an adult smile

I like Matilda too, I love the NNs and think it is very sweet, but it is a bit too popular for me at the moment. I fell as if every other girl at the moment is being named Matilda, and although it's a lovely name, you child may be one of several in her class (which, from personal experience, sucks)

Not Wallis or Frances - Too old fashioned and a bit ugly in my opinion hmm Wallis just reminds me of Wallace and Gromit and i alwasy think of Frances as a male name (i know it's spelt differently, but it's just what comes to mind) However i do quite like Francesca, shortened to Frankie.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 08-Mar-16 14:28:06

Wallis is very East Coast, thin as a rake, preppy and imposing society grande dame. Can't imagine why I think that! grin

Frances is my favourite.

GoingToParis Tue 08-Mar-16 14:30:16


RortyCrankle Tue 08-Mar-16 14:49:43

Don't like Wallis and do you want your child called Wally?

Shesinfashion Tue 08-Mar-16 15:03:54

Frances. Hate the others, especially Scarlet. Makes me think of scarlet fever.

Vixxfacee Tue 08-Mar-16 22:52:22

Wallis is a boys name.

AKissACuddleAndACheekyFinger Tue 08-Mar-16 22:56:47

Wallis would be called Wally so not keen but the others are great.

JenniferAnistonsHair Tue 08-Mar-16 23:31:51

Scarlett is my favourite from your list...

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