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Opinions on this girls' names shortlist?

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mzq14 Sat 24-Sep-16 14:26:59


We've narrowed our shortlist down to quite a few names, and I'd love some help in deciding! What are your opinions on these girls names?


Beebeeeight Sat 24-Sep-16 14:45:46

Imogen good
Eliza too Doolittle for me
Cassia sounds like Abrams name
Charlotte love this but it's quite popular, hate the nicknames
Claudia classic, solid
Juliet good solid classic name, underused
Eloise I like it but some people might not spell pronounce it correctly which is a pain
Lara love this, classic, underused, easy to spell
Isobel don't like izzy
Annabel there are too many el sounding names these days
Saskia love this
Grace Too trendy, what if she is clumsy?

There is def a trend here for not old fashioned but not trendy names. I wish these names were used more rather than all the Ella's/ Ellie's.

skyyequake Sat 24-Sep-16 14:48:32

I like all of them!

My faves are Juliet, Eloise, Lara and Saskia

MadameJosephine Sat 24-Sep-16 14:53:32

Some lovely names on your list, I like all of them but if i had to choose if go for Juliet

millypop69 Sat 24-Sep-16 14:54:29

Pretty names. As mother of an Isobel I would say don't do it!! Soooooo many Isobel/Isabelle/ Isabella's about. Which of course doesn't matter a great deal, but my husband and I laugh about our 'original' name choices...

KoalaDownUnder Sat 24-Sep-16 15:03:17

Imogen - love, but v popular in uk (?)
Eliza - nice, but not a huge fan
Cassia - love, but would worry about shortening to cassie
Charlotte - lovely but I find it a bit...dull?
Claudia - have always loved this
Juliet - gorgeous
Eloise - like, do not love
Lara - really dislike. I find it harsh and dated.
Isobel - too common, although lovely
Annabel - see Isobel
Saskia - love this. Probably my fave.
Grace - overused

I would go for Saskia, followed by Cassia or Juliet.

I can't get on board with any 'el' names anymore,..just overdone, although many are lovely.

Allalonenow Sat 24-Sep-16 15:05:26

Some lovely names.
Saskia is my favourite by a long way.
Imogen and Heloise are also very pretty.

Not keen on Eliza or Cassia.

Isobel and Annabel have been madly popular recently, so I personally wouldn't use them.

Dontyoulovecalpol Sat 24-Sep-16 15:06:05

Very honest here! -

Imogen- love!
Eliza - don't like sounds like an east end washer woman
Cassia - not sure- never heard this.
Charlotte- nice
Claudia love
Juliet- bit old fashioned
Eloise- love
Lara- not keen- bit lap dancer
Isobel- bit dull
Annabel - nice
Saskia - love
Grace- love

Dazedandconfusedtoomuchpeppa Sat 24-Sep-16 15:08:31

Beautiful names. I think Charlotte, Imogen, Claudia and Annabel are the nicest.

BoboBunnyH0p Sat 24-Sep-16 15:12:34

Imogen, Lara and Juliet get my vote. I'm mum to an Imogen so making sure that you are OK with the nn of Immi (one we used when she was small but when she started school she insisted on Imogen as Immi sounded to much like her best friends name Amy) now she is older her friends call her Iggy or Mog.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sat 24-Sep-16 15:17:00

I love Imogen, Eloise, Saskia and Grace.

I like Isobel, but don't like Izzy as a nickname.

Saskia is my favourite, probably.

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:29:24

I like all of them except Eliza! Particularly like Juliet and Saskia. I think Charlotte works nicely as a middle name, with no possibility of nicknames I'm less fond of.

Sophronia Sat 24-Sep-16 15:46:08

Claudia and Lara are my favourites from the list.

Pepsioften100 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:47:25

I don't like Imogen, Cassia, Saskia or Eloise.
Charlotte, Isobel and Anabel are nice but super popular.
So that leaves Eliza, Claudia, Juliet, Lara and Grace.
Favourite is probably Juliet smile

Cocochoco Sat 24-Sep-16 15:55:51

I would go for Cassia as I've never met one, and I like the nn Cass too.

daisypond Sat 24-Sep-16 16:18:37

Most of the names on your list are quite popular, though lovely. Cassia and Juliet are the only ones I don't know a child called. Juliet is my fave - classic yet not very common.

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 24-Sep-16 17:17:16

Favourites are Cassia, Saskia, Juliet and Lara.
No strong feelings on the others.

RiverTam Sat 24-Sep-16 17:23:37

Favourite is Eloise

BlueChampagne Sat 24-Sep-16 23:45:57

Lara or Juliet for me.

mathanxiety Sun 25-Sep-16 02:52:37

Lara and Juliet here too. I also like Cassia.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 25-Sep-16 10:58:54

In no particular order.

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