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Opinion on girl names please!

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carmelsundae Fri 26-Aug-16 22:39:44

OH and I really can't decide on a girls name! Have loads if its a boy, but not sure on a girl! Can I have thoughts/opinions on:

Or any other suggestions on names that are similar to that! Thanks!!

Heratnumber7 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:40:36

Cara is my favourite.

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:41:24

Cara is the only one I like.

Seekingmiracles Fri 26-Aug-16 22:44:45

I quite like them all apart from April. Alba is my favourite.

Allalonenow Fri 26-Aug-16 22:49:16

Alba is my favourite.

Cara is my least favourite.

I would only use April for a child born in April.

Penny is OK for a nn for Penelope, Stella is OK but I prefer Estelle.

How about Aphra, which has a similar feel to Alba?

Puremince Fri 26-Aug-16 23:03:32

I think April only works if there is a reason for it, such as an April birthday, or named after a granny. I like the rest.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 26-Aug-16 23:09:40

I'm with Pure on April. It has to have a meaning.
Although it is a gorgeous name.
Alba. Not keen sorry
Cara. Is gorgeous.
Penny. Horrible
Stella Artois
Violet. I really do not get the hype over this name. It's one of the most horrible names out there. Very harsh and very overused.

cheapandcheerful Fri 26-Aug-16 23:15:45

I love Alba and April.

marmitecrumpets Fri 26-Aug-16 23:16:52


AnnaMarlowe Fri 26-Aug-16 23:17:41

Alba is fab.

K8tyjones42 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:19:01

I like Alba
My DD is called Mara unusual but not freaky!

0pti0na1 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:19:10

I like all of them!

Personally I think April is fine for a baby born any time of year, same with Holly, May or June etc.

Alba could get mis-heard as Alma, possibly?

Alba Violet
April Stella
April Cara
Violet Stella
Violet Cara

QueenLizIII Sat 27-Aug-16 01:20:49

I like Cara.

My school friend had a gran named Violet and he jokingly called her Violent.

It sounds almost the same though and it is not a nice sounding name for a little girl. Sounds too much like violent.

Caldini22 Sat 27-Aug-16 01:49:40

I love Stella. Had this on my girls name list but got vetoed.

FayaMAMA Sat 27-Aug-16 02:44:25

Alba - the name I always thought I would name a daughter if I had one. Perfectly beautiful.

Violet - the name I actually gave my daughter. I also believe it is perfectly beautiful.

April - very simple and lovely, but not anything to write home about in my opinion.

Cara - stunning. There are a lot of Cara's where I live, so I personally wouldn't use it, but it has a very quaint feel to it.

Penny - I don't love it on its own. But I really do adore it as a nn for Penelope (and I LOVE the name Penelope). So cute, though.

Stella - my DDs have a friend named Stella and its the 'cutest' name I've ever come across, yet somehow you can imagine it working for them at all ages.

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 27-Aug-16 02:48:10

Cara is lovely.

I'm another one who doesn't get Violet. Must be a marmite name.

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 27-Aug-16 09:27:49


MrsGsnow18 Sat 27-Aug-16 09:44:01

Love Alba!!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 27-Aug-16 10:42:18

April and Violet are the only ones I like (sorry). They are both lovely though smile!

I don't like the others for quite personal reasons which probably aren't relevant to you though grin;

Alba reminds me of a chip shop in Edinburgh.

There was a mum on here a while ago utterly raging that people immediately thought of lager when she told them her daughter was named Stella. She was really angry and upset - it's put me right off the name, which I actually quite liked before.

Cara reminds me of a not all that pleasant girl I know through a friend.

Penny (to me) is a nn. Probably for Penelope (which I really dislike as I find the double p sound a bit 'spitty').

Holly1987 Sat 27-Aug-16 10:58:47

I love the name Violet smile I know some people will find it a bit dated though.

My second favourite from you lost is Cara

RepentAtLeisure Sat 27-Aug-16 13:16:15

Violet and Stella are still v v v popular. Alba makes me think of Jessica Alba, it sounds too surnamey.

I like the suggestion of Estelle actually! You could call her Estelle and use Stella as a nickname. That way if there are 2 or 3 Stella's already in her school class, she won't have to be Stella Capital Letter of Surname.

booellesmum Sat 27-Aug-16 13:23:14

DD has a friend called Ciara - pronounced key-a-ra.

Joinourclub Sat 27-Aug-16 14:43:59

I like Cara best.

BettyOBarley Sat 27-Aug-16 14:46:48

I like Cara (or Ciara / Clara?) and Stella (like the idea of Estelle)

Alba doesn't sound like a girls name to me.

Loyly Sat 27-Aug-16 14:49:02

Alba - To me, it's a place name and I don't like them as first names.
April - Old-fashioned
Cara - Don't like it
Penny - Love
Stella - Love
Violet - Love

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