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Name for DD2

(29 Posts)
CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 19:10:41

DH ultimately vetoed Viola and I unfortunately just don't love Louisa (I know, it's really pretty...). So both of us came up with a new list. I'd love to hear your opinions (you have been so helpful already...). Thank you very much smile

List 1:

List 2:


Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 18-May-17 19:18:14

❤️ Valentina and Caterina.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 18-May-17 19:18:49

Seraphina is also very pretty !

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 19:37:12


Seems like you prefer list 1.
Catarina. Do you think that's maybe too confusing in the UK?

Thank you for taking the time to comment smile

RainbowJack Thu 18-May-17 21:21:11

I like Seraphina, Valentina & Catarina. If I had to choose one list I'd go for Seraphina & Valentina from list 1.

I do like Angelica but it reminds me of the brat from Rugrats too much.

diodati Thu 18-May-17 21:27:57

Cricket, you have wonderful taste!

diodati Thu 18-May-17 21:29:16

My personal favourite is Isidra. Anita is my least favourite, but I don't dislike it.

stephmia Thu 18-May-17 21:30:13

Valentina or Catarina ♥️

buttercup54321 Thu 18-May-17 21:35:01

Gloria Violet

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 21:52:27


Aww thanks smile

Seems like Valentina and Catarina are the most popular. And Seraphina is also pretty popular.

Gloria and Isidra got one positive mention each and Anita is the only name with a somewhat negative "review".

Thank you very much for commenting.

SuperBeagle Thu 18-May-17 22:20:10

I like Seraphina and Valentina, but Valentina will be shortened in the UK and none of the nicknames are very nice (Val? Tina?)

I like Catarina too, but would spell it Caterina. I think Katerina is the most familiar spelling in the UK though.

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 22:37:13


Oh gosh, you're right. I really don't like the nn's for Valentina...

Catarina and Katerina sounds really different to me.
Maybe Katarina?

flibberdy Thu 18-May-17 22:39:43

I love Valentina and I would force the nn Vee or Tina (imo cute for a nn)

Gloria is my least fave.

Viola is lovely, can't believe it's been vetoed. What about Violetta/Violeta?

Joeybee Fri 19-May-17 00:29:29

OMG List #1 - LOVE!!!

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 07:31:07

Tina would work, I guess. But Murphy's law...

Yes, Viola was vetoed. :=/

List one... Ok grin thanks smile

DD's name starts with a C. Would you still use Catarina?

Sophronia Fri 19-May-17 07:34:03

I love Gloria and Isidora

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 19-May-17 08:39:01

Hi Cricket 😄
I think Catarina would be just fine, you do choose some lovely names.
I know of only one Valentina, her nick name is Leni, you don't have to use Val or Tina !

Argeles Fri 19-May-17 08:58:39

Seraphina and Isidra are absolutely beautiful.

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 19-May-17 09:10:12

Do you mean Isadora? That would be beautiful.
I rather like Seraphina, and Valentina is very pretty and unusual here. I once had a pair of very elderly Russian-German sisters as neighbours, called Valentina and Larissa - both lovely names. Not keen on the others on List 2, though I like Katharina spelt like that.

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 09:33:23

Thanks smile! I also really like Isidra ;)
I have the name Isidro on my family tree (which, according to the internet, is from Isidore/Isidoro).

List one is DH's. He's now smug and thinks I should pick one if his suggestions (or better yet, Louisa) grin

Katharina... Hm. Idk. English people will give that a TH, right? Which kind of takes away of the clean "swiftness" (if that makes sense).


Leni is cute. Thanks smile!!

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 09:37:33

If spelled Katharina, how many syllable does it have according to most people in the UK?

So, Ka-ta-REE-nuh, Ka-ta-re-nuh or KA-TREE-nuh?

auntym Fri 19-May-17 12:57:18

I have never seen Katharina but would assume KaTH-a-ree-nah. For me Ka-TREE-nuh would be spelled Catriona. This is a popular name is Scotland and I know a few.

From your lists I think Isidra is lovely and I like the family tree connection too.

auntym Fri 19-May-17 12:58:30

PS Isidra possible nickname Izzy, which I love!

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 13:42:08


I also like Izzy smile

Right... I'd say Ka-ta-REE-nuh. Exactly like Catarina. But Catarina looks prettier imo and there wouldn't be a TH issue... confused

I scratched off Valentina. I think the risk of "Val" is too high....

ALittleMop Fri 19-May-17 13:48:00

GLORIA is awesome

Isadora is nice too

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