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whirliebird Thu 05-Jan-17 13:31:02

We're having trouble narrowing down our short list. This is baby no.4 (we have 2 girls and a boy already) and for the first time we actually have a boys name ready, we never struggle with girls names...except this time, ha ha! Any help/preferences/other suggestions appreciated :-)
So far we have:


RenovatingHouseWithKids Thu 05-Jan-17 13:59:09

I really like Alice, Seren and Violet. I'm not sure how you pronounce Eilidh and I find Ellen a bit boring but still nice. Good luck!

RenovatingHouseWithKids Thu 05-Jan-17 14:00:00

Meant to say actually I really love Seren. If it weren't for the fact I already have two beginning with S then Seren would be my top choice!

TWOBANANAS Thu 05-Jan-17 14:00:40

Violet is beautiful

whirliebird Thu 05-Jan-17 14:20:32

Thank you :-) Ellen is my least fav and I'm swithering between Eilidh (Ay-Lee) and Seren being my fav. My 2 girls have A names so I even thought on Ava (was on my list last time) but that's maybe too much? My boy has a J name but I can't think of any J names for girls I like :-/

Lovelongweekends Thu 05-Jan-17 14:23:27

Love Seren - I have three dds and would have loved to have used it but dh vetoed it every time!

SausageSoda Thu 05-Jan-17 14:26:08

I really like Seren & Violet from your list. Ellen and Eilidh are my least favourites - don't like at all.

Sophronia Thu 05-Jan-17 14:29:06

Ellen is my favourite, it's an underused classic.

reuset Thu 05-Jan-17 14:45:45

Alice especially, then Violet. Both lovely.

AlwaysTeaTime Thu 05-Jan-17 15:38:12

Eilidh is aboslutely gorgeous, one of my absolute favourite names, but depending on where you are pronunciation can be an issue. Also like seren but not as pretty IMO.

J names:

Plus al the classic Joanne/Josephine/Judith etc....

Go for Eilidh!

whirliebird Thu 05-Jan-17 15:57:51

Ooo, thank you for the J's @AlwaysTeaTime I'm in Scotland so pronunciation of Eilidh is no problem :-)

Paddingtonthebear Thu 05-Jan-17 17:15:14

Elin? Welsh/Swedish variant on Ellen/Helen.

caffelatte100 Thu 05-Jan-17 21:46:00

I think three girls all having an a name would be lovely!

1horatio Thu 05-Jan-17 23:26:07

I like Alice, Seren and Eilidh.
Violet sounds very violent imo... and I don't like Ellen.

But Elin is simply gorgeous. It's also used in Scandinavia, btw smile

Pluto30 Thu 05-Jan-17 23:34:51

Violet is my favourite, followed by Alice.

I don't like Ellen, and Eilidh makes me want to say "eyelid", even though I know it's not pronounced like that.

Seren is okay, but makes me think of Soren which is a popular boys name in Scandinavia.

HistoriaTrixie Thu 05-Jan-17 23:45:15

Eilidh and Seren are both lovely! There's also Aisling and Rowan, if it's used for girls there (am in US). I know a couple of Rowans, both girls.

kel12345 Thu 05-Jan-17 23:47:47

I like violet.
We were team yellow, and we found picking a boys name easy and were decided at 5 months. But I was in the birth centre in active labour in the pool and my husband and I were still debating a girls name (the 1 name I liked no one else did, even my husband). The midwife found it so funny than we were set on a boys name so early but still debating a girls name.

Yika Thu 05-Jan-17 23:51:58

Ellen is my favourite by far.

A couple of J names:

ScarletSienna Thu 05-Jan-17 23:56:05

I love Ellen! I know none yet it's a lovely classic.

whirliebird Fri 06-Jan-17 05:58:49

I like the spelling 'Elin' too but apparently it's pronounced differently to 'Ellen'?

We've always been team yellow and always struggled with boys names...yet this time round we've had a boys name from day one, ha ha!
Thank you for all your suggestions so far, it really does help to get other people's opinions :-) xxx

Paddingtonthebear Fri 06-Jan-17 08:35:22

Some places pronounce Elin as "Eeee-lin" and some pronounce it as "El-Lin"

Jooni Fri 06-Jan-17 13:18:28

Ellen and Violet are beautiful.

I don't think you should worry about the initial - just pick a name you like. A, A, J, and S for example is really not a big deal.

How about:


Branleuse Fri 06-Jan-17 13:19:04

theyre all nice

Womble75 Fri 06-Jan-17 13:23:30

Seren was one of my choices if DC2 was a girl. Also had :

I'm expecting a boy so can't use them - boys are so much harder!

Cakingbad Fri 06-Jan-17 13:23:38

I like all your names but Ellen is my favourite. Maybe because of Ellen Ripley. What about Sigourney?

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