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Girls shortlist 3 weeks and nameless

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leeds84 Sun 17-Jul-16 15:45:44

We have a 3 week old little girl. She's had a bit of a rocky start but is hopefully on the mend now. However she's still nameless and need help!

Shortlist is as follows

Cecilia /Celie
Willow (I know this is marmite but am very drawn to it especially because the tree is believed to have magical powers - bit ridiculous, but this touched a nerve after her rough start.)

MaelstromOfLunacy Sun 17-Jul-16 15:46:56

I LOVE Willow! It was our other choice for our daughter - she ended up as Thea. Congratulations!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 17-Jul-16 15:49:29

I love Willow. And it seems to hold the most meaning for you.
Yes it might be a Marmite name, but so what.

Dheksta Sun 17-Jul-16 15:58:51


MadameJosephine Sun 17-Jul-16 16:01:17

Iris, gorgeous name

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 17-Jul-16 16:01:49

Also love Willow

Would fit as a middle name for Eleanor or Iris if you didn't want to use it as a first name, but I would go for it

RaeSkywalker Sun 17-Jul-16 16:04:20

Eleanor or Iris.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 17-Jul-16 16:04:34

Willow Cecile would be gorgeous

regularbutpanickingabit Sun 17-Jul-16 16:12:35

Willow sounds perfect for her. Glad she is recovering.

cosmicglittergirl Sun 17-Jul-16 16:14:59

Willow. I don't think it's that marmite. I think a lot of people will like it.

Rowanhart Sun 17-Jul-16 16:15:09

Iris Willow is beautiful.

As is Willow Iris.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sun 17-Jul-16 16:16:21

Eleanor or Willow would be my choice but they are all lovely names

If your heart says Willow then go with that!

Hurricane99 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:24:53

Celia nn Ceci is cute

Pinklily1 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:42:37

They are all lovely. Personally, I don't like Eleanor as much as the others as a first name, but would definitely use it as a middle name.

If Willow has special meaning for you, I say go with that. Willow Iris sounds lovely.

septembersunshine Sun 17-Jul-16 19:11:54

We have an Eleanor Charlotte (known as Ella). You can also have Nell/Ellie etc... So I'm a bit biased but all your names are really lovely. I would go for Eleanor Willow or Iris Eleanor... actually I would be hard pressed to decide. You seem really drawn to Willow!

Elephants25 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:26:41

Willow is my favourite; then Eleanor.

CPtart Sun 17-Jul-16 19:32:27

Eleanor (although it's very popular), in its entirety. No nicknames.
Don't like your other names, sorry.

WellErrr Sun 17-Jul-16 19:34:07

I like Cecilia.

I'm due soon and have almost decided on Cassia (Cassie) which fits in with your list? It's a flower name and very unusual.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 17-Jul-16 19:39:04

Willow is lovely and I really like the whole magic powers meaning too. Congratulations btw! flowers

Swearwolf Sun 17-Jul-16 19:43:09

I love Cecilia!! I really wanted it for dd but wasn't allowed. I think any of them but Eleanor really, she would be one of a great many Ellies which would be a shame when the other three are so lovely.

daisydalrymple Sun 17-Jul-16 19:49:00

I think Willow Eleanor sounds beautiful. Elegant, different, but not too out there. Just googled and Eleanor apparently means shining light or bright one, which seems to go really well with your reasons for choosing Willow too.

Very best wishes to you all and your baby dd. Do let us know what you choose!

DowntonDiva Sun 17-Jul-16 19:50:22

Absolutely love Willow!

leeds84 Mon 18-Jul-16 10:28:55

Thanks everyone! Much less opposition to Willow than I'd thought there might be.

I think we're going to go with it.

Sophronia Mon 18-Jul-16 11:53:36

I love Cecilia and Celia. Willow is great too though.

marblestatue Mon 18-Jul-16 20:24:53

Willow Cecilia

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