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Cosycottage4 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:20:52

After much agonising, we've drilled the list for DD2 down to the toll

Cosycottage4 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:22:32

Gah! Pressed post by accident!

We've drilled it down to the following:

DD1 is Naomi

Would love to hear thoughts/feedback!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:24:49

Flora is one of my favourite names.

I like Portia and Annabel.

I dislike Aurelia and Aurora.

GooseberryRoolz Mon 18-Apr-16 20:26:50

Flora and Annabel are beautiful smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 18-Apr-16 20:37:43

Portia is the nicest. Annabel is okay.
The others are awful sorry.

Cocoabutton Mon 18-Apr-16 20:45:46

Flora, Portia, Annabel in that order. The other two sound a bit odd with Naomi.

CaptainAnkles Mon 18-Apr-16 20:49:10

Flora is the nicest name from your list and goes well with Naomi.

mrsschu Mon 18-Apr-16 21:01:23

Annabel - it's fine, not really my taste
Portia - really dislike, it sounds like porcelain, I'd imagine a Portia to be cold and unapproachable
Aurelia - quite nice. I know a 4 year old Aurelia
Aurora - love it
Flora - reminds me of the margarine

Sophronia Mon 18-Apr-16 21:26:24

Flora or Aurelia

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Apr-16 21:29:09


NoCapes Mon 18-Apr-16 21:32:37

A navel just reminds me of that creepy doll, and a very different feel to it than Naomi (if that matters to you atall?)
Not Portia - it is (I know we're not allowed to use this word) but it is very chavvy
I like Aurora but would worry about her struggling to say her R's when she grows up
I really like Aurelia
Flora is nice but just a bit...nice

NoCapes Mon 18-Apr-16 21:33:31

A navel?? Annabel*

Undercooked Mon 18-Apr-16 21:35:14


FluffyPickleMonster Mon 18-Apr-16 21:35:18

Annabel- love love love it, so pretty and feminine
Portia- really don't like it sorry, sounds a bit pretentious
Aurelia- quite like
Aurora- not too fussed
Flora- love it but chose not to put it on my shortlist due to the margarine connection

Ikeameatballs Mon 18-Apr-16 21:35:46

Flora or Portia go best with Naomi.

Cosycottage4 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:39:47

Thanks everyone! Looks like flora is winning so far, though hadn't really considered the margarine connection... confused

FluffyPickleMonster Mon 18-Apr-16 21:52:11

Sorry cosy! It is a beautiful name though.

winewolfhowls Mon 18-Apr-16 22:50:54


JSarah Tue 19-Apr-16 02:06:22


Cocoabutton Tue 19-Apr-16 07:04:07

I don't know if children these days would make the margarine connection, though. It is not the first thing which came to my head as there are so many other brands now.

RaeSkywalker Tue 19-Apr-16 07:06:59


ABitAsleep Tue 19-Apr-16 09:50:55

Annabel - Okay. Seems quite popular right now, not really to my taste.
Portia - Hideous. Just makes me think of a car or a stuck-up private schoolgirl.
Aurelia - Pretty. Reminds me of Love Actually. Not sure it goes with Naomi though?
Aurora - Meh. Seems to be all the rage at the moment, have seem it mentioned quite a lot. Too Disney Princessey for me. Not sure it goes with Naomi?
Flora - Lovely. Pretty and sensible. Suits a child or adult. My favourite of the bunch.

rubberducker Tue 19-Apr-16 10:41:26

I love the name Flora BUT I had a colleague who nearly named his daughter Flora until one of his lad mates made some comment along the lines of "you know what they say about girls called Flora? Easily spread" nudge nudge wink wink. He was horrified and they went for a different name. Clearly the friend was an idiot but the margarine connection should be considered for that reason.

Annabel is lovely but seems to be on the rise popularity wise if that bothers you?

Love Portia.

Itinerary Tue 19-Apr-16 11:44:47

1. Annabel
2. Aurora
3. Aurelia
4. Flora
5. Portia

LadyAntonella Tue 19-Apr-16 12:42:14


Love these^^ (both were on my list for DD1)

Portia - really don't like it. Think it sounds harsh and a bit 80s (sorry)
Aurelia - too flouncy and hard to say in a hurry (I know a little Aurelia and I have to really concentrate when I say her name, which is weird)
Aurora - Not sure what it is I don't like about this - The Sleeping Beauty thing maybe? Not for me anyway.

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