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Please tell me what you think of these names!

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islalily Wed 13-Jul-16 21:17:46

Even though I am not pregnant yet, DH and I are planning to start trying for a baby soon and we are (informally) starting to talk about baby names.

While we both immediately agreed on a name for a potential DS (so that is sorted!), we have a never-ending list of names we like for a potential DD. So please, mumsnetters, tell me which ones of these names you like the best!

I would love to hear other people's point of view on this list of names we put together. Any comment is welcome! Many thanks!


NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 13-Jul-16 21:19:27

I love Cora, Emma, Juno and Ella.

Best of luck!

akorda Wed 13-Jul-16 21:24:38

I love Emma and Adele. Quite like Cora and Hazel

Raines100 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:06:31

I like Mila, Adele, Hope and Cora. Also like Emma and Ella, but they're more popular.
The others are not my bag.

Liz09 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:06:33

I like:
Harper (but it might be a bit trendy?)
Adele (would be worried that people will assume she's named after Adele though)
Mae (prefer May)

Don't like:
Rumi (too male poet)
Nami (love Naomi though)

EchidnaPorcupine Wed 13-Jul-16 22:13:04

If you were a friend of mine telling me your new baby girl name I would be genuinely 'oh that's lovely' at all of those excepting Gea - not sure how to pronounce it but any way I can come up with sounds weird to me. Gaia would be alright, if very hippy.

Sophronia Wed 13-Jul-16 23:31:35

I like Juno, Agnes, Emma, Ella, Adele and Alma.

adagio Thu 14-Jul-16 15:58:04

Love Juno, but wasn't quite brave enough to go for it myself

Meeep Thu 14-Jul-16 16:12:13

Don't like Nami or Mae.

My favourites are Alma and Hope.
I also really like Rumi, Hazel, and Emma.

The rest I don't really have any strong feelings about but Nala makes me think of the Lion King!

What is the boy name?

LackOfAdhesiveDucks Thu 14-Jul-16 16:52:24

I like Emma, Ella, Juno and Hope. I also really like Harper but I think it has a different 'feel' from your other names.

islalily Thu 14-Jul-16 17:18:42

Thank you all for your inputs! Very much appreciated!!!

So, so far the general consus leans towards Emma, Cora, Juno, Adele.

The boy name is Milo! Needless to say, we really like short names grin

EmmaWoodlouse Thu 14-Jul-16 17:21:40

Like: Emma, Adele, Hope

OK: Mila, Hazel, Agnes (don't like the extra s though!), Ella, Mae, Alma

Don't like: Rumi, Juno, Gea (though for some reason I think it looks a lot prettier as Gia), Harper, Nami, June (only because of a very bad association though), Cora, Nala

islalily Thu 14-Jul-16 17:24:50

emma Gea means "Earth" in ancient Greek. In English it would be pronounced as Gee-a.

I really like it because of its meaning!

RiverTam Thu 14-Jul-16 17:28:10

I think that would normally be spelt Gaia, pronounced Guy-aah.

The only one I really don't like is Alma. Or Agness with 2s', Agnes is nice though.

florascotianew Thu 14-Jul-16 19:04:59

River Tam is right

The Ancient Greek name for the Mother Earth goddess is Gaia (Guy-aah) or Gaea (Gay-aah), not Gea.
The Ancient Greek for Earth is 'ge' (gay or geh). The name Ge or Gi was sometimes used as the name for the goddess, as well, but not Gea.

ChipAndDale Thu 14-Jul-16 19:41:42

Mila - don't like
Rumi - hate
Juno - hate
Gea - hate
Hazel - like
Harper - like
Agness - hate
Emma - like
Nami - hate
Ella - love
Adele - like
Mae - like
June - like
Alma - hate
Hope - love
Cora - don't like
Nala - don't like

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 14-Jul-16 19:45:05

Came across a little Rhua today which I really liked, might fit your brief.

islalily Thu 14-Jul-16 20:02:49

river oopps, I confused Italian and Greek.

Gea in Italian is a name that originates from the Greek γη - γης.

Gaia exists in Italian as well, but Gea is a more arcaic form I believe. The meaning is the same, similar to May/ Mae in English.

islalily Thu 14-Jul-16 20:06:43

I also love Italian for Agness, which is Agnese. I think it is too hard to pronounce for English speakers though, so I am not sure I would use it.

mzS1990 Thu 14-Jul-16 20:14:23

I like hazel and Cora

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