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Final 5 girl names

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Summerbluues Sat 13-Aug-16 21:56:18

Finally narrowed it down.


Our problem with Emilia is that she will constantly be correcting people that it isn't Amelia. And with Amelia being so popular at the moment, I fear anyone (even pronouncing the EM) would just hear Amelia. What are people's thoughts on this?

Also issue with Lana as pointed out by a friend is what it spells backwards..she thinks kids will pick up on this although I had never thought of it until she mentioned it!

Thanks everyone smile

GloriaHotcakes Sat 13-Aug-16 21:59:35

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Lilacpink40 Sat 13-Aug-16 21:59:49

I think Holly is pretty and you're not worried about that name?

mirrorballs Sat 13-Aug-16 22:04:05

And the award for funniest typo goes to Gloriahotcakesgrin

Emilia is my favourite out of those

BikeRunSki Sat 13-Aug-16 22:08:45

I think Gloria write that deliberately mirrorballs, to illustrate what the OP had alluded to, as Lana spelt backwards.

I love Anna, it's a perfect name.

Wayfarersonbaby Sat 13-Aug-16 22:11:10

Anna is perfect - classic, pretty, simple yet unusual.

NameChange30 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:11:15

"I think Anal would be a no, sorry."


Well that's more entertainment than I've had on these boards for a long time grin

Emma is the best. Beautiful and classic.
Holly is my next fave.
Anna is boring.
Emilia... meh. Not nice enough to make up for the Amelia confusion.
Lana is a bit of a wild card on your list. I'm not a fan.

Have you picked a middle name?

blueskyinmarch Sat 13-Aug-16 22:13:01

The first four are all lovely names. I do not like the name Lana at all. I don't think it has any redeeming qualities. Maybe it is just me though.

Summerbluues Sat 13-Aug-16 22:17:23

thanks everyone!

NameChange30 middle name will almost definitely be Kate but possibly Katherine.

I agree Lana is a bit of a wildcard, it's just always been a favourite of mine since I was quite young. DH suggested we change the spelling to Lanna or perhaps Alana and use Lana as he thinks the backwards thing will be an issue. I'll wait and see what other reactions I get!

EllenDegenerate Sat 13-Aug-16 22:35:43

My dog is called Lana (short for Svetlana) she's a huskita and has no anal tendencies that we're currently aware of.

I'm not keen on Emilia, Emma or Anna. They're quite bland. Holly is ok.

DramaAlpaca Sat 13-Aug-16 22:40:25

I like Anna & Emma best, both are beautiful classic names and go really well with Kate or Katherine for a middle name.

Emilia is lovely, but I agree that the confusion with Amelia would be annoying.

allthatnonsense Sat 13-Aug-16 22:44:12

Anna or Emma

MrsGsnow18 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:51:48

I know of two Emilia's and everyone says their names properly ( parents just really emphasised the E from the start) one mum actually really really says E-me-lia when pronouncing.
It does sound very different to Amelia in my opinion.
I much prefer it to Amelia.

ifcatscouldtalk Sat 13-Aug-16 22:51:53

Anna or Emma. I like classic names that aren't fussy and flowery. Only my personal opinion. Really hard deciding on a name.

0pti0na1 Sat 13-Aug-16 23:10:19

I like Holly and Emelia.

BeastofCraggyIsland Sun 14-Aug-16 00:45:52

I think they're all lovely, although Lana less so than the others. The 'anal' thing would definitely be picked up on at school.

NickiFury Sun 14-Aug-16 00:48:28

Emma. Such a pretty name. Was a real contender for dd.

manicinsomniac Sun 14-Aug-16 02:50:04

I taught a 12 year old Lana once and never heard of any problems with kids saying it backwards. I like it but much prefer Lara or Lyra.

I like Anna and Holly too.

Sophronia Sun 14-Aug-16 06:44:09

Anna Katherine or Emma Katherine

Pemba Sun 14-Aug-16 07:32:59

Anna is lovely, a classic and timeless name, which is popular internationally.
In second place I really like Lana, but the backwards thing could be a problem?
In third place Emma is pretty, if slightly dull.

Emilia OK, but will be confused with Amelia (which is nicer anyway)

Holly OK but a bit dull and overused in recent years - wouldn't most Hollies be in their late teens and 20s now?

ArmyInRed Sun 14-Aug-16 07:43:49

Anna is my fave from that list.

DerelictMyBalls Sun 14-Aug-16 11:16:54

Lana is lovely. How about Lara?

MiriAmmerman Sun 14-Aug-16 11:44:08

I love Emilia but DP isn't keen philistine
I think Emilia Katherine would be beautiful. I also like Anna, and Lana (I prefer Alana though, and it avoids the anal thing),
Really not keen on Emma or Holly - I find them both very bland.

Friolero Sun 14-Aug-16 11:50:14

I like Emilia best but agree with you about the Amelia confusion. That might put me off.

Anna is lovely too.

WiFiFoFum Sun 14-Aug-16 11:51:39

Prefer Lara to Lana

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