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Marie541 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:01:32

Really struggling to find the perfect name for our baby girl, due July.

I am forever changing my mind but these are the names I keep coming back to. Which do you prefer or how would you rank them? Honest opinions please. And I am aware they are all pretty popular.

Lily
Jessica
Ella
Emilia

Middle name likely to be Lily, Jade or Jean

Thanks!

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 06-Apr-16 21:13:24

Ella is the only one I can imagine as a grown up - i'd go with Ella Jean

in rank order for the rest I'd go:

Emilia Jade
Lily Jean
Jessica Lily

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:14:38

Jessica Lily

Lily Jean

Coldtoeswarmheart Wed 06-Apr-16 21:14:57

They're all OK. I would use Ella as a short version of something else though, like Eleanor.

Itinerary Wed 06-Apr-16 21:21:12

I like

Emilia Jean
Lily Jade
Jessica Lily

Ella is my least favourite as it sounds like the end of a name rather than a full name.

mrsschu Wed 06-Apr-16 21:45:39

In order of preference:
Lily - love it
Emilia (so much nicer than Amelia)
Ella (although not too keen)
Jessica (sounds very dated to me)

For what it's worth I know adults with all of these names and I think they work great for all ages.

Sophronia Wed 06-Apr-16 21:54:23

Jessica Jean or Ella Jean

manicinsomniac Thu 07-Apr-16 00:31:57

I have a Jessica so I'm biased (it's not dated, btw, it's been top 10 for the last few years).
Ella is lovely too
Lily is pretty
Not keen on the mealy sound in Emilia

I wouldn't normally do alliteration but I actually really like Jessica Jade

NadiaWadia Thu 07-Apr-16 00:40:58

Jessica is lovely, although some may say dated, I'd say it's more of a classic.

The others are all pretty but a bit over-popular at the moment.

Summ3r Thu 07-Apr-16 18:33:43

I like them all Jessica or Ella r my top two there

Narp Fri 08-Apr-16 12:42:49

Jessica is by far my favourite

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 08-Apr-16 12:46:28

Really like them all apart from Jade, which is naff. It stands out like a sore thumb in your list.

ABitAsleep Fri 08-Apr-16 12:53:01

Lily - Beautiful, but very popular at the moment.
Emilia - Lovely, suitable for a child or grown up. However its becoming more popular at the moment.
Jessica - Boring (It's my name, i can say that) Been in the top ten forever, there are hundreds of Jessica's of every age running around out there and i can't tell you how much it sucks to be refered to as one of the Jessica's when you are in a school with 20 others.
Ella - Don't like at all. Sounds very babyish
Jean - Very old fashioned.
Jade - Not very nice in my opinion, the only one i have every known was a horrible girl and a troublemaker.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 08-Apr-16 13:14:28

Emilia Jean is what I'd choose from your list.

Meeep Fri 08-Apr-16 13:15:27

Jessica Jean.

septembersunshine Fri 08-Apr-16 14:45:31

We have an Ella (we call her that but her full name is Eleanor). You could always have Gabriella with Ella as a nn?

Jessica sounds quite dated to me. What about Megan? Meg is a sweet nn.

Umm.. and Lily is there twice on your list a first name and suggested middle name. I think you like this one the most! I like it, it's sweet and classic.

iyamehooru Fri 08-Apr-16 14:48:04

all nice but the spelling of emillia will cause lifelong mis spellings.

Indecisiveness Fri 08-Apr-16 15:02:06

Emilia.

Not keen on the others, sorry.

LaceyLee Fri 08-Apr-16 16:02:04

Love Lily Jean smile

Scattymere Fri 08-Apr-16 16:24:01

abitasleep also my sisters name, she is 28 and she adores it, and we dont know any Jessica s directly/in our circle of friends. I was always jealous of her name and lots of my boyfriends (and DH!) said its their favourite name on a girl/woman.

So I love Jessica... then Lilly.

Ella is everywhere at the moment so has lost any appeal to me.

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