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We need help with our shortlist

(36 Posts)
Petitemoi Fri 10-Feb-17 10:59:57

We are expecting dd1. Will you please help us with our short list?

We quite like Scandi names. I am Norwegian-born and DH is half English half Swedish. We are also both British citizens and settled here but visit family in Scandinavia frequently.

In order of our my current preference:

1 Stella
2 Hilda
3 Selma
4 Vera
5 Elisa

Would you mind rating these names to help narrow it down?

I appreciate these are not popular or common names in Britain but would they work here? Thank you for your help. cake

wigglesrock Fri 10-Feb-17 11:20:28

Stella is one of my absolute favourite names ever, my husband didn't like it all so it never made any list for ours grin. So it's my run away favourite.

1. Stella
2. Elisa (although I prefer Elise)
3. Selma

Way down the list would be Vera and even further down the list would be Hilda.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 10-Feb-17 11:22:04

I love Stella too.

BaymaxismyHero Fri 10-Feb-17 11:23:43

Really like Stella! Not keen on the others.

Pogolphin Fri 10-Feb-17 11:33:27

Stella and Elisa (really dislike the others).

Loyly Fri 10-Feb-17 11:36:16

Stella is the only one I like.

marmitecheesetoast Fri 10-Feb-17 11:45:39

I actually really love Hilda! Followed by Stella then Elisa.

Hassled Fri 10-Feb-17 11:50:38

Stella and Elisa are both great names.
I had a Great Aunt Hilda who ate broken glass for breakfast, so that name is forever associated with formidable old bats.
Selma - not sure. It makes me think of Selma, Alabama and the civil rights march. Vera - it is a nice name but for someone in their 70s.

Jooni Fri 10-Feb-17 12:10:13

I really like Vera. Stella is nice and not too uncommon here so would fit in well. Elisa is nice but a bit bland IMO. Selma and Hilda sound a bit too old and clunky.

reuset Fri 10-Feb-17 12:11:12

Stella then Vera. Maybe Hilda.

Sophronia Fri 10-Feb-17 12:52:01

I like Vera and Hilda

ExpectoPatronummmm Fri 10-Feb-17 12:53:10

All old lady names
The type of old lady who smokes 300 fags a day

Ordinarily Fri 10-Feb-17 12:57:02

Stella and Elisa are both nice.

Myu5ername Fri 10-Feb-17 13:02:28

Love Stella, it was on my list.
Second choice Elisa

BackforGood Fri 10-Feb-17 13:05:34

I think they would all work in England, as they are all easy to pronounce if you see them written down, and spell if you hear them.

Vera and Hilda both come into what I would think of as "old lady names", which, if the raft of Mabels, Ediths, Ivys, etc that are happening at the moment, almost certainly means they will become very fashionable soon if they are not already so.

Purplebluebird Fri 10-Feb-17 13:16:56

1 Stella
2 Hilda
5 Elisa

I like these smile I'm Norwegian!

ThereIsIron Fri 10-Feb-17 13:30:45

1 Stella
2 Hilda
3 Selma
4 Vera
5 Elisa

OpalTree Fri 10-Feb-17 13:33:02

I like Stella and Elisa. Maybe Elisa more.

MrsBungle Fri 10-Feb-17 13:34:30

Stella or Elisa for me.

anonbecauseiwanna Fri 10-Feb-17 13:40:02

In order of my preference...


anonbecauseiwanna Fri 10-Feb-17 13:40:47

Stella makes me think of beer blush

strawberrypenguin Fri 10-Feb-17 13:41:50

Stella then Vera

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 10-Feb-17 13:57:47

All lovely names!

I really do think I like them all, but Stella, Vera and Elisa are my favourites.

I knew a Swedish Ebba at uni. I always thought it was a lovely name.

DramaAlpaca Fri 10-Feb-17 14:19:00

Elisa & Stella are lovely.

The others are unappealing granny names to me.

mum2be2boys Fri 10-Feb-17 15:30:09

I like Elisa and Stella. I'm not keen on the others on your list I'm afraid, but they would work in the UK.

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