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mummytobeforbabyno1 Fri 02-Dec-16 16:48:03

Help!!

Getting so confused now and can no longer even decide if I actually like what I think I like (if that even makes sense, just herring name stress now) so comments welcome on the below names:

Ada
Alice
Edith
Elena
Emma
Frances
Francesca
Hazel
Julia
Margaret
Maria
Martha
May
Nora
Pearl
Rosa
Ruth
Valerie
Violet

Any alternatives welcome as most of them probably fall under the same style. Don't want anything super popular but at the same time don't want super unusual either.

SpeakNoWords Fri 02-Dec-16 16:52:39

Verity?

sugarplumfairy28 Fri 02-Dec-16 16:53:51

May on it's own I think is very nice, you see all these Lily-may/i/e etc I think just May is refreshing, elegant and suits any age.

Ada would be my second.

SausageSoda Fri 02-Dec-16 16:58:41

My thoughts on your list:

Ada - like
Alice - OK. Bit bland.
Edith - like.
Elena - no
Emma - no
Frances - no
Francesca - no
Hazel - no
Julia - no
Margaret - no
Maria - very 70s/80s IMO
Martha - like
May - OK
Nora - OK
Pearl - OK
Rosa - OK
Ruth - no. Bit bland
Valerie - no. 70s Librarian
Violet - like

Other suggestions you might like are
Iris
Ivy
Meredith
Stella
Sadie
Edie

Quercus3 Fri 02-Dec-16 18:18:42

Ada - beautiful
Alice - lovely but popular in my area
Edith - nice but not my favourite. Edie is sweet
Elena - lovely, and travels well
Emma - classic and less popular now
Frances - love Frances but don't like Fran
Francesca - not keen
Hazel - lovely
Julia - lovely
Margaret - Thatcher
Maria - pretty and uncommon
Martha - popular where I am
May - fabulous!
Nora - like it
Pearl - like it
Rosa - prefer Rose
Ruth - not keen
Valerie - nice but feel people would shorten it to Val which isn't as pretty
Violet - nice but popular

Lovely list!

Suggestions
Ida
Sarah
Cora
Colette
Esther
Louisa
Corinne

Quercus3 Fri 02-Dec-16 18:22:44

Also

Etta
Tessa
Elisa

Favourites from your list are May, Ada and Hazel

talisman101 Fri 02-Dec-16 18:28:07

Julia , may & violet are beautiful some similar suggestions juliet , marla-may & Margot

Sophronia Fri 02-Dec-16 18:55:24

I like Julia, Maria and Ruth best from your list. Underused classics that would be refreshing to hear.

What about...

Anna
Catherine
Caroline
Claudia
Esther
Ellen
Georgina
Genevieve
Harriet
Hannah
Juliet
Josephine
Joanna
Jemima
Judith
Katherine
Lydia
Louisa
Marianne
Margot
Miriam
Mary
Marina
Naomi
Philippa
Rachel
Ramona
Rosalind
Susannah
Sarah
Sylvie
Tess
Vera
Viola
Vivienne
Victoria
Willa

CockneyViv Fri 02-Dec-16 19:16:53

I don't normally bother with these as it takes to long but I'm bored so here goes!

Ada - nice, I know two under two (one is Adaline)
Alice - dull, dull, dull
Edith - Edie is nice
Elena - lovely but Ellie is eugh
Emma - also dull.
Frances - yuk
Francesca - beautiful
Hazel - is becoming more popular
Julia - Roberts eugh
Margaret - Thatcher even worse
Maria - great. Not many Maria's around
Martha - middle class hipster
May - refreshing as a first name. Prefer Mae
Nora - Bone??
Pearl - quite cool
Rosa - pretty
Ruth - nice
Valerie - 50 year old accountant
Violet- lovely but becoming popular

lorelairoryemily Fri 02-Dec-16 19:47:43

Tess?

Pluto30 Fri 02-Dec-16 20:01:55

Ada - Like this. It's a nice change from Ava and works well in a lot of countries.

Alice - Nice, but a bit overdone at the moment.

Edith - I like this with Edie as a nickname. smile

Elena - Like this one, but will have pronunciation issues, be warned! My husband is Scandinavian and where he is this is pronounced Eh-LEE-nah (similar to Alina), but I'd heard it pronounced Eh-LAY-nah and Eh-LEH-nah (like Eleanor) before.

Emma - Sweet, but overdone too.

Frances - Don't like.

Francesca - Don't like.

Hazel - Love this one.

Julia - Love this too.

Margaret - Don't like this.

Maria - Don't like this. It's outdated.

Martha - Love this, still trying to convince my husband to go for this one.

May - Like this.

Nora - Like this too.

Pearl - Very harsh sounding as a first name, IMO. But it makes a nice middle name.

Rosa - Don't like this.

Ruth - Quite nice.

Valerie - Don't like this.

Violet - Lovely, but very popular.

How do you feel about Olive?

ViewBasket Fri 02-Dec-16 21:27:58

I like these:

Ada
Emma
Frances
Julia
Maria
May
Pearl
Ruth
Valerie
Violet

How about:

Juliet
Vanessa
Grace
Emily
Harriet
Natasha
Melissa
Claire
Ivy
Lucy
Seren
Estella
Rowena
Christina
Rachel
Olivia
Susannah

user1480713432 Fri 02-Dec-16 21:30:39

how about Francesca. its classy and timeless name meaning freedom

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 03-Dec-16 05:45:13

These are my favourites from your list:
Francesca
Margaret
Martha
Nora
Rosa (but prefer Rosanna)

Yika Sat 03-Dec-16 05:56:44

A lovely list of names, you can't go wrong. My favourites would be Elena, Emma or Maria.

Some other suggestions:
Flora
Vanessa
Olga
Tamsin

NurseRosie Sat 03-Dec-16 06:02:24

I like these from your list:
Ada
Alice
Elena
Emma
Francesca
Hazel
Martha
May
Nora
Rosa
Violet

I also like:
Caitlyn
Elsie
Elsa
Eliza
Heidi
Lilia
Polly
Sophia
Tessa.

MollyHuaCha Sat 03-Dec-16 06:34:52

From your list I like these a lot:

Alice
Edith
Emma
Francesca
Julia
Martha
Ruth
Violet

Have fun choosing!

marmiteandcheeseplease Sat 03-Dec-16 06:39:08

I love the name Ada (biased as one of my DDs names), though something I only realised after my DD was born was that people will forever confuse it with the more popular "Ava" hmm.

I also love Edith, Elena, Martha and Ruth. Rest of the names are nice, though I'm not keen on Valerie, Nora or Pearl.

Bear2014 Sat 03-Dec-16 07:09:48

Ada - yes. Could have Adeline nn Ada
Alice - yes
Edith - yes
Elena - no. Eleanor, yes.
Emma - bit boring
Frances - yes
Francesca - yes
Hazel - ok
Julia - yes
Margaret - no way. Thatcher.
Maria - a bit catholic
Martha - ok
May - ok
Nora - i like this, but a bit marmite
Pearl - no
Rosa - yes, Rosanna/Rosamund/Rosalind
Ruth - no
Valerie - no
Violet - ok

How about Florence, Iris, Ivy, Elizabeth, Cora, Mabel, Vivienne?

busyrascal Sat 03-Dec-16 07:30:17

Ada - meh
Alice - pretty but a little dated?
Edith - a bit old lady-ish
Elena - will be misspelt
Emma - dated?
Frances - nn Fran?
Francesca - I prefer this to Frances
Hazel - love
Julia - a bit middle-aged?
Margaret - due a comeback in a decade I reckon
Maria - if you have Spanish/ Italian roots
Martha - love
May - like
Nora - no
Pearl - nice but quite fashionable
Rosa - love
Ruth - dated?
Valerie - no
Violet - ok

capercaillie Sat 03-Dec-16 07:43:24

From your list, I like Alice, Martha, Julia and Ruth

Prefer Helena or Ellen to Elena.

BadToTheBone Sat 03-Dec-16 07:59:59

Ada. - Nice
Alice - Bland
Edith - Love
Elena - Ok
Emma - too 60/70's for me, know loads
Frances - Ok
Francesca - Have never liked it
Hazel - Rabbit
Julia - Same as Emma
Margaret - Don't like
Maria - 60's attempt at exotic
Martha - Nice
May - Like
Nora - Like
Pearl - Like
Rosa - Same as Maria
Ruth - Same as Emma and Julia
Valerie - Don't like
Violet - too twee for me

Allovertheworld16 Sat 03-Dec-16 08:32:56

I only like Francesca from your list. Don't mind Emma or Martha.

Really don't like names like Ada, Pearl or Edith or Margaret. Too old-fashioned.

mummytobeforbabyno1 Sat 03-Dec-16 08:49:18

Thanks all!! I'm surprised at how many people like and can definitely see my favourites are coming out top for most people so that's good x

Baseballcupcakes Sat 03-Dec-16 08:52:08

From your list I love Alice, Edith, Martha and Valerie.

Others you may like: Ivy, Mabel, Verity, Cara, Elizabeth.

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