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Baby girl is 5 days old... We still have a list of 8 names! :(

(45 Posts)
user1489505589 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:40:47

Help! Our current list is:
-Autumn (but will probably get rid of this as she wasn't born in Autumn)
-Gabriella (not sure on the NNs)
-Grace (not sure why I'm not 100% on this)
-Ivy (reminds me of IV?)
-Matilda (same as Gabriella)
-Olivia (so popular)
-Scarlet (not keen on the Scarlett spelling and I know people will always spell it like that, but then we have that with our son's name, so not the end of the world, but her surname will begin with an S, so I'm put off as I'm not keen on alliteration!)
-Violet (would actually probably go for this but our son is Elliot and they feel way too similar?)

Elllicam Tue 14-Mar-17 15:42:05

I like Gabriella or Gabrielle

Pencilvester Tue 14-Mar-17 15:42:15


Gabriella stands out from your list for me. Do you not like Gaby for a diminutive?

Coverup890 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:42:38

I like ivy as its different. There are so many gives named Violet and Grace at my childrens school!

ImYourMama Tue 14-Mar-17 15:43:04


ScarletSienna Tue 14-Mar-17 15:43:09

Have you tried out the names to see which feels most right? A friend of mine did that - a name a day and one really stood out them.

user1489505589 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:43:43

Gabrielle is okay, but for some reason I just prefer Gabriella massively. Gabby/Gabbie is okay, but I'd love to just call her Gabriella but I know I won't keep it up! grin

Suzytwoshoes Tue 14-Mar-17 15:44:13

Oh gosh all nice names but I get the feeling you're not keen enough on any of them.. what do you call her at the moment ? Does she look like any of the names?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:44:20

I was going to write - I like Gabriella. I'd probably abbreviate to Ella.

But having seen your son is Elliott I'd definitely avoid it.

So Olivia.

strawberrypenguin Tue 14-Mar-17 15:45:23

Matilda. It's lovely and classic. Has the option of Tilly or Tilda as nn

user1489505589 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:46:25

ThroughThickAndThin01 yes that's the thing I like Ella if I was to shorten (would prefer not to!) but Elliot and Ella is a no  would the popularity of Olivia put you off?

Suzytwoshoes I began to think maybe I just don't like any of them enough but then thought couldn't think of any name that I like more and looked through 10000 names!

GeekGoddess Tue 14-Mar-17 15:46:45

Do you mean you would want to use a nn, or that you think other people will and don't like the nns for those names?

My DC has a name which could have a nn or two, but we just use the full name and everyone else does too. When they are older they can choose to use a nn if they wish.

From your list Grace and Matilda are my favorites but they are all lovelysmile


user1489505589 Tue 14-Mar-17 15:47:29

GeekGoddess I'd rather not use a NN I wasn't sure if everyone else would smile

HaveCourageAndBeKind Tue 14-Mar-17 15:47:58

I have a friend with a Gabriella - they shorted to Brie which is quite sweet on a 4 year old.

Touchmybum Tue 14-Mar-17 15:50:01

Grace. You've got the "ell" thing in Elliott and Gabriella. Elliott and Matilda - a lot of 'sounds'. Elliott and Grace, trips off the tongue.

What about Evie? Elliott and Evie? Elliott and Martha?

HarleyQuinzel Tue 14-Mar-17 15:50:15

Grace and Matilda, although Grace is obviously very popular so not sure if that puts you off.

What are you thinking with Matilda NN wise? I think you can get away without having one.

GeekGoddess Tue 14-Mar-17 15:54:19

I don't think people would shorten a name when the parents use the full name. Especially in the case of Matilda, it's not as obvious as using Rob for Robert for example. It's never happened to us and I'd quickly correct anyone who tried.

BaymaxismyHero Tue 14-Mar-17 16:28:43

Olivia, but then I'm biased.

MrsGB2225 Tue 14-Mar-17 16:29:55

Matilda. Iris instead of Ivy?

Moodycoo Tue 14-Mar-17 16:31:16

I'd vote for Autumn - I have one and she wasn't born in Autumn either! And surprisingly few people ask me that!

DesertSky Tue 14-Mar-17 16:37:54

Matilda and I also prefer Iris to Ivy

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 14-Mar-17 16:39:19

I also love Gabriella as a full name, but am not keen on Gabby. It's a bit too close to "gobby" for me.

Matilda is nice - possibly as Tilly, Tilda or Matty.

Ivy - love it.

Scarlet - I've never been too keen on the "scar" sound in it. Much like the "sic" in Jessica.

Grace & Olivia would be no-no's for me.

Violet - love it, but I wouldn't use it with Elliot.

Pancaker Tue 14-Mar-17 16:45:42

Scarlet or Ivy

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 14-Mar-17 16:47:17


I like Grace and Elliot together. And Grace doesn't really have any nn's.

Purplebluebird Tue 14-Mar-17 16:48:17

Scarlet or Violet, both fine with Elliot. Grace is also nice, I have a cat called Gracie smile

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