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Pick your favourite from my shortlist

(52 Posts)
wineapotamus Thu 26-Jan-17 19:04:56

Dd1 due in 5 weeks.
Shortlist is
Elinor (Nell)
Beatrix (Bea or Trixie)
Estella (Tess)
Middle names will be Anwen Rose.
I also love love love Polly but it rhymes with my husband's name so he is vetoing. I wish he'd change his mind.
Which is your favourite? Be honest I can take it!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 26-Jan-17 19:31:25

I love Estella (Tess).
Estella Anwen Rose, is beautiful.

Dontrocktheboat Thu 26-Jan-17 19:42:13

They are all lovely though don't see how Estella shortens to Tess....

Probably my least favourite would be Elinor as it is quite popular and shortens to Ellie. Favourite is Vita - pretty and different.

17caterpillars1mouse Thu 26-Jan-17 19:42:54


ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 26-Jan-17 19:43:35


<can't think of a boys name which rhymes with Polly>

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 26-Jan-17 19:44:18


Cakingbad Thu 26-Jan-17 19:45:20


loopylulu80 Thu 26-Jan-17 19:46:36

I like Beatrix but it would give you the initials BAR so depends on the surname. Don't switch the middle names as then you'll have BRA!

SixthSenseless Thu 26-Jan-17 19:48:18

Elinor Anwen sounds like a tongue twister/ hard to say, but I love Nell /Nellie.

Cosmicglitterpug Thu 26-Jan-17 19:53:22



I have a friend who has a partner called Olly and a daughter called Molly.

TempsPerdu Thu 26-Jan-17 19:56:34

These are all gorgeous OP! Think I'd go for either Estella or Vita, although they feel quite different in style to me.

workshyfop Thu 26-Jan-17 19:57:01


wineapotamus Thu 26-Jan-17 19:57:45

10 points to cosmic!
Do they get ridiculed because of the rhyming? I'm guessing not. Dh is being very definite about it. Grrr.

BroomstickOfLove Thu 26-Jan-17 19:59:43

I like Vita and Beatrix.

DD once belinged to a club with a Polly, a Molly, an Olly, a Holly and five other children.

NuffSaidSam Thu 26-Jan-17 20:01:41

I like Eleanor best, I love Nell as a nn.

Quite like Vita although it makes me think of margarine for some reason?!

Beatrix is nice and I love Bea. Trixie is awful unless the baby is a cat or a dog. Or a pole dancer.

Really don't like Estella.

Anwen Rose are lovely middle names.

strawberrypenguin Thu 26-Jan-17 20:04:13

Elinor. Lovely and classic with good shortening options

Aquamarine1029 Thu 26-Jan-17 20:13:39

I love Elinor but not the spelling. It seems like you're trying to hard to make it modern whenEleanor is a classic and doesn't need improvement.

BikeRunSki Thu 26-Jan-17 20:17:56

I would have called DD this, but she already had a cousin called Eleanor.

TDmoocher Thu 26-Jan-17 20:27:18

Estella but as per pp, I don't understand how you get Tess as a nn. confused

Tylee Thu 26-Jan-17 20:28:59

I love all these names.

MarilynWhirlwindRocks Thu 26-Jan-17 20:55:19


Lovely. Unusual in a good way.

Joeybee Thu 26-Jan-17 21:05:36

OMG Estella is beautiful!!!!
Not a fan of Vita (theres a brand in Australia called that).
Beatrix is okay, love the Beatrix Potter association, but don't think this name flows as well with the middle names you've chosen. Estella really does though.

Sophronia Thu 26-Jan-17 21:38:54

Estella Anwen Rose

Cosmicglitterpug Thu 26-Jan-17 21:51:55

Do they get ridiculed because of the rhyming? I don't think so generally. A couple of people were surprised then got over it.

wineapotamus Thu 26-Jan-17 21:56:25

That's what I think too, but he is adamant that it's a no go. I'm sad because I think my indecision over the final 4 indicates that none of them are THE name, whereas I feel like Polly is. Maybe he could change his name!

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