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blahthisistoohard Mon 29-May-17 11:41:08

Girls name needed with five weeks to go, never wanted to leave it this late but we're finding it very hard.

Would be grateful for thoughts on the below;

1. Martha
2. Elodie
3. Edie
4. Lois

SuperBeagle Mon 29-May-17 11:43:25

I like Martha best, followed by Edie.

Not a fan of Elodie (but love the similar Eloise).

Strongly dislike Lois, which is Family Guy and Malcolm in the Middle to me.

Mothervulva Mon 29-May-17 11:49:21


Sandsnake Mon 29-May-17 11:57:33

Another vote for Martha or Eddie. Lois to me is also Family Guy! Elodie I dislike - norm entirely sure why though.

blahthisistoohard Mon 29-May-17 11:59:20

Do you think Edie is strong enough as a stand alone name?

BikeRunSki Mon 29-May-17 12:01:53

I like them all, but always think that Elodie is too French if you have no French connections; also that Edie is really an abbreviation of Edith.

29Palms Mon 29-May-17 12:05:23

No, I think giving an abbreviated or diminutive name is short-changing them. You are not naming a child, you are naming a person, and should give a name that will suit them at any age.

Mothervulva Mon 29-May-17 12:05:35

I know a couple of Edies that are just Edie. I think it is a name in its own right now, although it's my least favourite of your choices.

blahthisistoohard Mon 29-May-17 12:07:43

Hmm @29Palms that was exactly my concern, but I don't like Edith. We did think Elodie could be shortened to Edie but I guess it will just become Ellie, which although it's a nice name I really don't want sad.

Mothervulva Mon 29-May-17 12:12:07

I think you can shorten Elodie to Edie.
Funnily enough my DH wanted Edith for one of our daughters, but I said no due to not wanting Edie as a shortening.

Thatextrainch Mon 29-May-17 12:16:05

I prefer Lois

29Palms Mon 29-May-17 12:17:31


Probably not to your taste either.

Sophronia Mon 29-May-17 12:25:16

I love Martha, and Lois is ok. Not keen on the other two.

blahthisistoohard Mon 29-May-17 12:26:07

No sorry @29Palms smile, did consider Eden but I don't think it's quite soft enough for my liking (if that makes sense)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 29-May-17 12:57:24

I'd go for Lois, from your list.
Lois Eden.

29Palms Mon 29-May-17 13:02:55

Martha and Lois from your list, then.
I've only ever met one Lois, although it seems to have increasing mentions on here, so may be coming into fashion. I think it's Biblical, like Martha.

Elodie is too frilly for me, and sounds like a chopped-off version of Melody.

smithin Mon 29-May-17 17:05:41

Elodie is lovely

Rockaby Mon 29-May-17 19:17:38

Love Martha. Not mad about any of the others, but Lois and Elodie are ok. Dislike Edie.

Epipgab Mon 29-May-17 22:44:35

I like Edie, not so keen on the others. How about Edana, nn Edie?


blahthisistoohard Mon 29-May-17 23:14:19

So Martha the favourite?

CocoLoco87 Mon 29-May-17 23:29:56

Martha is my fave, then Edie as nn for Edith

Nonameyet1 Tue 30-May-17 08:39:40

I like Lois, it's pretty and not too popular. Love Edie too.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 30-May-17 08:44:31

Martha - really pretty. I only know one
young Martha (3yr old)

Elodie - I want to like it, it looks pretty and has a nice sound, but I just find it a bit meh. Plenty love it though

Edie - I like it as a nickname for Edith but not as a stand-alone name

Lois - pretty in an understated way

Martha is my favourite, followed by Lois

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 30-May-17 14:35:41

Lois or Martha from your list.
Edie in 4th place. Sorry I just think E D when I hear it.

(Eloise as someone mentioned earlier is cool and pretty).

Pemba Tue 30-May-17 14:48:16

Elodie is lovely
Also like Edie (if short for Eden or Edith)
Martha is OK and I know it's popular but somehow it seems a bit dull
Not that keen on Lois somehow

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