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Daughter still has no name!

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Tomfunsnumber1trolley Thu 28-Jul-16 18:43:22

DD1 was born on Sunday and still has no name. The more I concentrate on naming her the more confused and unsure I am! DH has decided I can have the final say, tbh I'm annoyed with him as if he'd discussed this sensibly whilst I was pregnant we'd have a name by now.

On the shortlist is:

Saoirse (DH is Irish and DS also has an Irish name)

Which do people like the best? I'm not putting it to the MN vote but feel like I'm going around in circles and can't imagine her called any of these names! Not asking family for feedback, my mum is far too nosy and MIL actually sent a list of suggestions earlier on today! Thanks

MessyBun247 Thu 28-Jul-16 18:45:24


MidnightVelvettheSixth Thu 28-Jul-16 18:46:15

I'd avoid the Irish one if you are not in Ireland as she will have a lifetime of saying 'no, not Say Horsey' to people when its written down.

I like Kitty & its not on your list but Thea, can be pronounced Thea to rhyme with ear or Thea to rhyme with sayer.

StrawberrytallCake Thu 28-Jul-16 18:46:26


Can't say Isadora without singing Wizadora.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 28-Jul-16 18:47:16

I love Kitty, one of my favourite names.

I also love Isadora who could be Izzie or Dora if liked

Beanzmeanzcoffee Thu 28-Jul-16 18:48:04

I love Isadora. Unusual but not weird. Hmm but bare in mind Dora (the explorer) and finding dory. Wouldn't bother me though.
Saoirse is lovely but uncommon outside or Ireland-I think she'd have a lifetime of explaining it to people.

margaritasbythesea Thu 28-Jul-16 18:49:38

I love Cecily. Very pretty.

datingbarb Thu 28-Jul-16 18:51:12

I like Isodora and kitty the best! Sorry I think Saoirse is such a harsh/ hard name for a young girl

Coconutty Thu 28-Jul-16 18:53:09

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Gracey79 Thu 28-Jul-16 18:54:58

Cecily smile

Strokethefurrywall Thu 28-Jul-16 18:55:01

Saoirse is my absolute favorite and was top of my list for DS2.

So so pretty!

whatsagoodusername Thu 28-Jul-16 18:55:58


FreeFromHarm Thu 28-Jul-16 18:58:18

Cecily or cecille

NoCapes Thu 28-Jul-16 19:01:03


Allalonenow Thu 28-Jul-16 19:01:21

Cecily is just lovely, cool classic, not over used.

I like Isadora too, but not keen on Isa or Dora as nn.

Kitty is cute as a nn for Katherine but not keen on it otherwise.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 28-Jul-16 19:01:22


2nds Thu 28-Jul-16 19:02:11

Midnight I've heard many different pronunciations of Saoirse, say horsey has never been one of them. It is a difficult one to pronounce though for a lot of people!

Mozismyhero Thu 28-Jul-16 19:03:53

I was the same with my DS2. In the end we gave our DS1 the final say (out of 2 choices) Am still not 100% with our final choice to be honest although I couldn't imagine him being anything else now.
I like Kitty from your list but would register as Katherine so she can use the more formal name in the future if she wanted to. Lots of variations with Katherine too (Kate/Kathy/Kitty).

Tomfunsnumber1trolley Thu 28-Jul-16 19:04:32

Thanks for all the replies. I do like Thea and it was on my list when I was pregnant with DS. It does seem to have become more popular in the the last few years. I like Xanthe too but don't want to add more names to the mix as DH did this this morning and my head can't cope. I will suggest it to him when he comes home though.

MidnightVelvettheSixth Thu 28-Jul-16 19:04:38

I was trying to be phonetic with it 2 smile its pronounced Seersha isn't it?

DavidPuddy Thu 28-Jul-16 19:07:02

How about Yolande?

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Thu 28-Jul-16 19:07:20

I only really like Saoirse from your list.

The others would sound rather odd with an Irish sibling name.

Oh and Congratulations 👶💐💐

DavidPuddy Thu 28-Jul-16 19:09:20

Sorry, just seen you don't want new suggestions. Of your list I like Kitty if it is derived from Katherine.

babyblabber Thu 28-Jul-16 19:10:49

Saoirse is gorgeous, as is the meaning. It's easy to say once you know so she wouldn't have to tell people more than once!

Raines100 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:29:58

Saoirse is stunning, and I would give the English a bit more credit. I'm sure we can cope with it grin

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