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Middle name for Mabel

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Baz13 Mon 04-Apr-16 13:55:38

Expecting baby number 3, don't know if it's a boy or girl. I thought we had settled on a girls name when DH says he still loves our original choice that we picked. I had been 'put off' the name due to family's reaction as they had bad associations with the name because of a family member - who I never met! But after discussing with DH I still really love the name and we decided that family members will come around - we are not going to tell them until she is here (if it's a girl).
We have chosen the name Mabel. I know lots of people on mumsnet dislike this name and think its an old lady name but that doesn't bother me.

I just want some opinions on a middle name for Mabel. As It's an old lady name I would like something feminine. Here are some ideas I have, some are family names.

Mabel Rose
Mabel Alice
Mabel Eloise
Mabel Aurora / Aurelia
Mabel Jane
Mabel Hope

Please choose the one you like the best or suggest new ideas, thank you smile

Sophronia Mon 04-Apr-16 14:09:24

I like Mabel Alice best from your list.

How about...

Mabel Amelia
Mabel Charlotte
Mabel Emily
Mabel Serena
Mabel Florence
Mabel Hannah
Mabel Juliet
Mabel Susannah
Mabel Jessica
Mabel Felicity
Mabel Jennifer
Mabel Olivia
Mabel Josephine
Mabel Rosina
Mabel Jasmine
Mabel Rebecca
Mabel Sophia
Mabel Zoe
Mabel Scarlet
Mabel Imogen
Mabel Genevieve
Mabel Sabrina
Mabel Victoria
Mabel Kate
Mabel Clara

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 14:27:51

Mabel Rose

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 04-Apr-16 14:54:15

Even though it is the default middle name I think Mabel Rose is nice. I love Aurelia and Eloise but they are are too pretty to follow Mabel. Aurelia Mabel would be nice.

Mabel Elspeth
Mabel Violet
Mabel Annabel

Baz13 Mon 04-Apr-16 16:04:18

What do you mean by default middle name? That it is the one that everyone uses as a mn?
Aurelia Mabel is lovely, but we are set on using Mabel as a first name.

My Great grandmother was called Hilda Violet Mabel ....So Mabel Violet would be a nice nod to her.

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 16:07:28

I love default middle names! grinsmile

VocationalGoat Mon 04-Apr-16 16:09:44

Mabel Rose is my favourite of your list.
I think Aurora is too much.
Aurelia is too beautiful a name to delegate to second place.
If anything it should be Aurelia Mabel.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 04-Apr-16 16:13:47

Default middle name just means that it is a very common middle name at the moment.

Much like Louise & Jane in the 70's and 80's.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 04-Apr-16 16:15:40

That said - default middle names don't worry me - and Mabel Rose flows the nicest of the names on your list grin.

I know of one other baby Mabel - around 9 months old.

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 04-Apr-16 16:17:28

Yes, Rose, Grace, May/Mae, James are very very popular as middle names to the point that most new babies I know have one of those as their md. When I was born it was Louise, Jane, Marie, Ann & John. However, as I said I think Mabel Rose is very nice. As names I much Prefer Eloise and Aurelia but with Mabel I would choose Rose out of your shortlist.

Baz13 Mon 04-Apr-16 16:43:52

That is what I thought was meant by default mn. It was my sister that suggested Rose as a mn, as she thought it went best with Mabel.
Aurelia and Eloise are beautiful names I just can't get DH to agree to many names (very frustrating for me!). My children are called Charlie and Tilly
Charlie, Tilly and Mabel
Charlie, Tilly and Eloise
Charlie, Tilly and Aurelia

Thank you for your honest opinions and suggestions smile

AutumnRose1988 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:10:36

I like Mabel Jane as both names are underused now and it has that vintage vibe.

Sophronia Mon 04-Apr-16 17:29:03

Mabel sounds good with Charlie and Tilly

MamaLazarou Mon 04-Apr-16 17:32:36

Mildred? Hilda?

Didiusfalco Mon 04-Apr-16 17:39:25

My Grandfather really wanted my parents to call me Mabel, and everytime ive thought about it now and when i was a child im so grateful they didnt. Ive actually still got an 'old lady' name but a much nicer one. Please reconsider. Of the ones discussed Aurelia is such a pretty, special name!

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 04-Apr-16 17:41:05

Mabel works well with Charlie and Tilly.

stareatthetvscreen Mon 04-Apr-16 17:47:40

mabel mary smile

how cute is that

brightnearly Mon 04-Apr-16 18:54:52

star Or Mabel May

Mabel Eloise from me

nectarini1983 Mon 04-Apr-16 20:56:16

If my name was Mabel I would seriously have changed it by deed poll! There are so many pretty names to choose from, please reconsider!

RustyPaperclip Mon 04-Apr-16 20:58:44

Before reading the thread I immediately thought Mabel Alice smile

Boozena Mon 04-Apr-16 20:58:55

I love Mabel :-)
And I know a lovely Mabel Elizabeth.

ShinyShinyShiny Mon 04-Apr-16 21:01:15

I love the name Mabel and from your list I like Mabel Rose the best.

How about Mabel Evangeline?

Horseshoe1 Mon 04-Apr-16 21:07:36

I love Mabel too.

Mabel Violet sounds good.

daisydalrymple Mon 04-Apr-16 21:09:46

I came on to say Eloise grin I see it on your list, but haven't read the whole thread yet so will go through all replies now

marmitecrumpets Mon 04-Apr-16 21:19:10

I immediately thought Mabel Louise when I read the thread title

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