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Opinions on our girls names please!

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jinglebellmel Sat 11-Feb-17 10:19:52

Hello, would love some opinions on our girls names, or suggestions of anything else you think we might like.

Shortlist is -

Isobel (dh choice, I like it but aware it's pretty popular)
Imogen
Matilda

Thanks

WineCheeseSleep Sat 11-Feb-17 11:09:11

I do like Isobel but as you say it's really popular, I think that might put me off.

Matilda is sweet but I love Imogen best, that was on our short list.

How do you feel about the likely shortenings so Izzy, Tilly and Immy?

averythinline Sat 11-Feb-17 11:13:30

Isobel nice but v popular know 2 izzies and 1 bel (think only chosen as so many izzies)

Like Imogen but not so keen on Immy .....Matilda favourite of 3 as like Tilly although I also know a 'tilda and a Mattie so slightly more scope for nn smile

averythinline Sat 11-Feb-17 11:19:29

Suggestions; Martha, Alice, Elizabeth ?

InfinityPlusOne Sat 11-Feb-17 11:21:24

They are all nice but my favourite is Imogen.

CheeseCakeSunflowers Sat 11-Feb-17 11:21:43

I like Isobel and Matilda, not so keen on Imogen. Suggestion Annabel.

Nospringflower Sat 11-Feb-17 11:28:31

Not keen on Isobel or Imogen. Matilda is nice.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 11-Feb-17 11:29:59

Isobel/Izzy in general is way over used right now.
I like Imogen best and Matilda is also nice (though the shortening Tilly isn't)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 11-Feb-17 11:45:36

I like Isobel best, but do like Matilda and Imogen.
Isla
Heather
Rosabel
Monica

Ordinarily Sat 11-Feb-17 12:39:33

Imogen. I also like Isobel, but it's super-popular at the moment. Not keen on Matilda.

Julia
Josephine
Louisa
Emmeline
Greta
Olivia
Jennifer
Iona
Serena
Jasmine
Aurora

NapQueen Sat 11-Feb-17 12:40:11

Matilda is my favourite.

PunkAssMoFo Sat 11-Feb-17 14:11:57

I know of more under 6's called Matilda ATM. It's not a name I care for.

Isobel or Imogen are much nicer.

Mirabel
Marielle
Tamsin
Alicia
Romilly

Would my suggestions if you're looking for something less popular.

Sophronia Sat 11-Feb-17 15:57:09

I love Isobel and Matilda, not keen on Imogen.

Cecily
Annabel
Esme
Julia
Adelaide
Emmeline
Rosalind
Genevieve
Evangeline
Louisa
Ismay
Marianne
Susannah
Amabel
Dorothy
Clemence
Beatrice
Honor
Constance
Mirabelle
Vivienne
Imanie
Edith
Jessamine
Annie
Florence
Astrid
Clara
Eliza
Martha
Hannah
Margot
Pearl
Harriet
Isadora
Josephine
Lucia
Madeleine
Philippa
Rosamund
Tabitha
Ramona

Juveniledelinquent Sat 11-Feb-17 15:58:52

I like Isobel. I don't like Imogen, it just doesn't sound pretty to me. I know loads of Matilda's and they are all called Tilly, which I hate.

MrsNuckyThompson Sat 11-Feb-17 16:12:46

I love Imogen and wanted it but DH really not keen. Isobel done to death I think as was Matilda a few years ago although it is a pretty name.

AnnetteKertan Sat 11-Feb-17 16:13:05

The spelling of Isobel isn't actually that common. Isabelle/Isabel are more popular.

Imogen and Matilda are also pretty popular.

If you like these then you might like

Tabitha
Olivia
Florence
Lucy
Rosie

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 11-Feb-17 16:31:04

1) Matilda (so cute and like Mattie and Tilda)
2) Imogen
3) Isobel

They're all lovely names. I know a few Imogens and Matildas, but seem to meet hundreds of little Isobel / Isabelle / Isabellas where I live. It depends how much that bothers you and also how popular the name is where you live.

BertrandRussell Sat 11-Feb-17 16:33:07

I love Imogen. Ds has a friend who shortens it to Imo, which I also like.

jinglebellmel Sat 11-Feb-17 19:36:11

Thanks for all of your opinions and suggestions, lots to look through.

Love Martha and Tabitha but dh isn't keen.

I agree about Isobel, lovely name and in its self isn't too popular, but once you add up all the variants I think there will be lots of little 'izzies' about. I don't mind a reasonably popular name, but think this one might be a little too popular for me.

Imogen, I love, but not so keen on the shortenings.

Matilda also love, but not keen on Tilly - think I'd use Mattie as a shortening.

jinglebellmel Sat 11-Feb-17 19:38:05

Didn't realise Matilda had been so popular recently, I only know of one, but perhaps I don't know the right age group of children to have noticed it.

Daisypopslop Sat 11-Feb-17 19:53:39

All nice names.
Isobel and variants are very popular and have been for a while. Isault? Mirabel?
Matilda Lovely, similar are maybe Jemima or Tabitha
Imogen I know 5 Imogen's stangly so must be popular at the moment. Megan always seems similar.

SuperBeagle Sat 11-Feb-17 19:59:10

I love Matilda. With the nickname Mattie.

Imogen is nice. I like Immy more than I like Imogen though. blush

I don't like Isobel.

Chocolatecake12 Sat 11-Feb-17 20:34:24

Imogen is pretty as is Matilda.
How about jemima?

AdaColeman Sat 11-Feb-17 20:37:52

Isobel is far too popular, Matilda and Imogen are lovely but Imogen is my favourite by a long way.

HeteronormativeHaybales Sat 11-Feb-17 22:47:04

I like them all. Imogen is becoming pretty popular and I think will date more than the others. Isobel is less popular than Isabelle/Isabella and a very pretty spelling. Matilda is my favourite of the three - pretty but strong, very international, has a fab meaning, lots of potential shortenings (Tilda being my favourite).

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