Thank you for all replies! I'm thinking I'm liking Beatrice - shortened to Bea, and Penelope best at the moment. My mum has told me that Natalia / Isabella / Violet are too "over the top".... what do you think? Ps - I especially love Penelope Charlotte as someone suggested above😃
I think the reason he doesn't like Sybil could be to do with the fawlty towers! Shame as I quite like it as it isn't too common. Mum8 ~ Imogen Millard does sound good... and Beatrice Millard😃 I really need to narrow down my options... are there any that should be eliminated, do you think??
I dislike: - Beatrice - Sybil (agree with your DH on this one - don't see the appeal at all, but that being said, the only Sybil I know is one who used to live above me; she was a chain-smoker and owned an albino ferret)
Others: - Emma - I prefer Emily, but Emma makes a nice break from the current trend of names. It's timeless, easy to spell and pronounce. It's not very popular at the moment, which is always good - Natalia - I don't mind this, but it's very Russian (stands out from your list), and is likely to be shortened to Nat, which is awful. - Imogen - Objectively, this name is lovely and the Shakespearean connection is great, but I just can't make myself love it. I do love Immy as a nickname though.
I like Georgia Violet the most as a combination. Followed by Georgia Penelope.