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scampiandchips1 Mon 30-Oct-17 16:20:16

Have a girl due in January. We both LOVE Margot however only how it sounds, not how it’s written, wouldn’t want to go with Margo or Margaux either. Unfortunately it just looks to harsh with our surname and every time I see it written down I think of maggot!

Can you lovely people think of any similar names?? We like more traditional old fashioned names

Thanks in advance!

RedPandaMama Mon 30-Oct-17 16:26:46

I love Margot too but don't like it written down. We went with Florence for our DD but also discussed Alice, Eleanor, Clarice, Emilia, Emma, Elizabeth, Katherine, Laura, Phoebe, Dorothy/Dorothea and Heather.

Anatidae Mon 30-Oct-17 16:27:42

Margot is lovely.

Margareta?

RedPandaMama Mon 30-Oct-17 16:27:47

Could always go with Margaret or Marjorie and have Margot/Maggie/Mary as nicknames? smile

IVflytrap Mon 30-Oct-17 16:41:46

I agree that Margaret, with Margo(t) as a nickname would work nicely. If that's not for you, how about:

Pearl
Mabel
Maeve
Vivien
Iris
June
Lucy
Thea
Nicole
Beatrix
Daphne
Clara

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 30-Oct-17 16:47:42

Martha

MadisonAvenue Mon 30-Oct-17 16:52:18

I think Margot is a really harsh sounding name. My mother in law is Margaret and she grew up with 'Maggots' as a nickname.

I love the suggestion of Martha.

Notalitigator Mon 30-Oct-17 16:53:54

I'm not a fan of it tbh but I think these names are in a similar vein

Greta
Edith/Edie
Adeline/Ada/Ida
Martha
Frances

AnyaMoondial Mon 30-Oct-17 16:57:39

Helen
Jane

scampiandchips1 Mon 30-Oct-17 18:15:20

Margaret and Martha are good shouts, will speak to DH about them, thanks

Some lovely suggestions on here. It’s sooo hard choosing a name! Really stressing me out!

Anatidae Mon 30-Oct-17 18:16:02

Mhairi?
Meab?

sonlypuppyfat Mon 30-Oct-17 18:17:10

I think margot is lovely very classy

QueenInTheNorth26 Mon 30-Oct-17 18:18:43

My auntie is called Marguerite (Mar-gur-eat). She goes by Margo.

scampiandchips1 Mon 30-Oct-17 18:20:19

Marguerite is nice. Is your Auntie British?

scampiandchips1 Mon 30-Oct-17 18:25:08

Do you think Margaret is too old fashioned? I can’t imagine a little baby called Margaret! Is it a common name still?

scampiandchips1 Mon 30-Oct-17 18:25:55

And what are all your thoughts on spelling it Margo? Looks like Mango but that’s better than Maggot I guess!

megletthesecond Mon 30-Oct-17 18:26:45

Yes. Fab name.

bridgetreilly Mon 30-Oct-17 18:45:44

Margot is much more elegant than Margo. I think it's a lovely name.

Chaffinch4 Mon 30-Oct-17 19:07:38

Magdalene?
Esther?
Dora?
May?
Mauve?

Chaffinch4 Mon 30-Oct-17 19:08:09

That last one should be Maeve!

blueskyinmarch Mon 30-Oct-17 19:15:56

My DD (age 19) has a friend called Margot. They call her Madge. Just warning you!

icantgetnosleep5 Mon 30-Oct-17 20:05:15

Olive, Bernadette , Evangeline , Alba.. I like old fashioned names (search google for nun names)!
I actually have a Margot, who was originally Astoria, but we changed it down the line ! I wasn't a huge fan of how it was written either , but I'm glad I went with the 'proper/authentic ' spelling now
Good luck ! smile

Excusemyfrench Mon 30-Oct-17 21:48:02

In France we spell it Margaux. Maybe that helps? X

MollyHuaCha Mon 30-Oct-17 21:50:00

Love Margot.

Also Margaux, Margaret and Marguerita

flyingpigsinclover Mon 30-Oct-17 21:51:35

Marguerite?

I love Margot.

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