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manicinsomniac Sat 14-May-16 22:25:36

Not my baby/name list, it's a friends. So feel free to be as honest as you like, I can filter out any overly harsh feedback! grin

Friend would particularly like opinions and first associations with the following:

Alternative ideas welcome.
She already has Ellis (boy) and Maddie (Madeleine)

CanadaMoose Sun 15-May-16 00:03:25

Claire is nice. I prefer Clare, Clara, or Claren.
Georgina is not something that I would consider, as in my home country it is a "silly" name.
Hannah is sweet, but quite soft. I can't picture shouting her at the park.
Laura is annoying and obsessed with horses. This is a personal association.
Erin is dull.
Saskia is cute.
I love Ramona.
Kirsty is awful. Kristy is fine.

BoboBunnyH0p Sun 15-May-16 09:18:05

Claire, lovely and very under used I know several but they are all between 30-40years.
Georgina, OK but I prefer Georgia.
Hannah nice but the Hanrahan I've come across are soft, quietly spoken lacked confidence.
Erin, like it but quite popular.
Saskia sound strong and confident.
Romona I immediately think Romona the moaner, sorry.
Kirtsy, not a fan.

notsureaboutthis1992 Sun 15-May-16 09:35:40

Saskia and Erin are my favourites! Not keen on Claire or Kirsty

SorenaJ Sun 15-May-16 15:42:16

I really like Hannah, Laura and Erin. The other ones not so much.

albertcampionscat Sun 15-May-16 16:11:10

Kirsty is great.

Sgoinneal Sun 15-May-16 16:15:19

Claire - due a comeback. Nice French connection with Madeleine. Also like Clara.
Georgina - not keen.
Hannah - ok, prefer Anna.
Laura - not keen. Prefer Lauren.
Erin - ok
Saskia - dislike, sounds harsh
Ramona - not keen.
Kirsty - ok. Prefer Kirsten.

IoraRua Sun 15-May-16 16:15:40

Claire - meh. Unusual for this generation though.
Hannah - bland as fuck
Georgina - it's alright
Laura - also bland
Erin - a name for wannabe Irish Americans
Saskia - nice but definitely seen as uber poncey where I am (Dublin...dunno about the UK).
Kirsty - lovely
Ramona - nice

manicinsomniac Sun 15-May-16 16:25:02

Thanks for the thoughts.

Definitely no clear consensus; though perhaps Claire is the most popular and Hannah the least.

Winterbiscuit Sun 15-May-16 16:41:27

That's a great list smile

Claire - like, due a comeback, and these days makes a change from Clara
Georgina - lovely name, underused
Hannah - like
Laura - like
Erin - dislike
Saskia - dislike
Ramona - too moany
Kirsty - OK, prefer Kirsten


septembersunshine Sun 15-May-16 16:58:13

No to Claire from me. So dull and uninspired. It sounds heavy and flat. Clara is lovely, full of an old time charm. Erin is quite hard sounding. Hannah is nice but I prefer Anna (which is very similar sounding) then you could have the nickname is Annie for a tiny/toddler/little girl Anna. Georgina is ok, although I prefer Nina (I am thinking of the Gina ending of the name I think).

nectarini1983 Sun 15-May-16 17:04:34

I dislike all apart from Saskia ..The others are very 80s / old school imo and names that probably became unpopular for a reason.

nectarini1983 Sun 15-May-16 17:07:50

Been meaning to say maniac what a fantastic contribution you always make to people's name dilemmas. I picked my 4 week old daughter's names from a couple of your lists - thank you!! X

nectarini1983 Sun 15-May-16 17:08:26

Manic....not maniac ha!! (Sleep deprived!) X

manicinsomniac Sun 15-May-16 17:26:21

Aw, thanks nectarini - I am obsessed with names and lists. Love them. (hence my over involvement with what friends call their kids grin )

(seriously - when I was about 12/13 I chose a book of Baby Names as a school prize. What the poor man handing out the prizes thought as this year 8 child walked across the stage to shake his hand and take the book I dread to think! shock )

nectarini1983 Sun 15-May-16 17:29:26

You're very welcome - it's clearly your specialist subject! Perhaps a career as a baby naming consultant! Xx

1horatio Sun 15-May-16 17:59:19

Claire: I prefer Clara.
Georgina: Very nice.
Hannah: Lovely!!
Laura: Isn't it a bit bland...?
Saskia: Reminds me of something nasty. But I'm an expat from a German speaking country, so that's probably not an issue for native English speakers.
Ramona: Sweet. For personal "cow-names related reasons" (the animal, not annoying people) not something I'd chose, but that's just me...

YorkieDorkie Sun 15-May-16 19:35:17

Claire - I always think of Claire from steps!
Georgina - shortens to George or Gina which I dislike equally.
Hannah - lovely and underrated.
Laura - also lovely.
Erin - not many about!
Saskia - mehhh.
Ramona - interesting.
Kirsty - mehhh.

Sophronia Sun 15-May-16 22:23:44

I like Ramona best

Mumandmummer Mon 16-May-16 09:17:44

What about Lara rather than Laura?

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