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Baby name dilemma!!!!!!!

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Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:33:31

As a last resort I have ended up here... my baby girl is due sooo very soon and we haven’t decided on a name for her. My partner loves Sophia but I don’t like it and am not really liking it for a middle name either.
I have - Milly Ella, Milly Isabella or Ella Rose and am completely torn!
Please help 💗

WishUponAStar88 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:35:17

Ella Rose is lovely. Milly Ella rolls into one word a bit!

Snap8TheCat Sat 02-Dec-17 21:35:37

Does your partner like any of those?

calzone Sat 02-Dec-17 21:36:40

Ella Rose is the nicest.

ByThePowerOfRa Sat 02-Dec-17 21:38:11

So you like Milly and Ella and your partner likes Sophia? If neither of you likes each other’s favourites then maybe you need to come up with something totally different. Or draw straws, (ok maybe not)!

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:42:20

Thank you for the quick responses... I’m going out of my mind. I can see what you mean about Milly Ella rolling into one word! My son is called Benjamin so I’m hoping what I pick will go with his name too.
I can’t believe how hard it has been to choose a girls name x

Afridi Sat 02-Dec-17 21:47:39

You could wait until she is born because you may find it easier to decide once you see her.
We had a list of 10 names for our little boy, including names I had always dreamed of, however, when he was born we decided that none of them suited him.
You think you had a dilemma? Our little sprog was without a name for EIGHT weeks! And the more under pressure we became, the harder it was.
We finally went with a name that was not on our list ... a name that we could never imagine we would choose.
So, if I were you, I'd take it easy and enjoy this time and the arrival of your little angel and the right name will come to you when it should

MsDoubtingfire Sat 02-Dec-17 21:50:36

I do think if you both dislike each other’s names then you need to find a different compromise name.

Sophia, Milly and Ella are all nice popular names but that’s not the point, you need a name that makes both of you happy.

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:52:17

Thank you for your lovely response! I can imagine it was a lot of pressure for you as time went by. I was like this with my son, I only decided 100% when he was born, hopefully I will make the right decision in the end 😊
Choosing a name sure is hard work!

KnockMeDown Sat 02-Dec-17 21:53:30

Ella Rose Sophia has a lovely ring to it! ?

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:53:33

My partner does like Ella & Milly... we are just so undecided x

Mrsknackered Sat 02-Dec-17 21:53:43

If you don't like each other's suggestions, what about:


Mrsknackered Sat 02-Dec-17 21:54:48

Personally for me I prefer Milly as there is (slightly) less around. Ella is such a lovely sounding name but it's popularity for the last two decades has put me off greatly.

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:55:02

Her surname will begin with S so I can’t see the Sophia working as a middle name x

oldlaundbooth Sat 02-Dec-17 21:55:25

Ella Rose.

rowtheboats Sat 02-Dec-17 21:56:28

You could stick to a Beatrix Potter theme with names? The style would flow with Benjamin that way. I.e Jemima, Beatrix

VioletCharlotte Sat 02-Dec-17 21:57:07

How about Milly Rose?

skankingpiglet Sat 02-Dec-17 22:04:46

How about Ella Sophia Rose then? Sounds nice and separates the S's of Sophia and your surname.

skankingpiglet Sat 02-Dec-17 22:05:57

Ooo I like rowtheboats suggestion too! Beatrix Rose?

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 22:07:29

I do like Milly Rose.
With the Beatrix Potter theme, I did originally like Lily but I thought it was unbelievably popular!
It’s so hard because I don’t want plain and boring but then I don’t want overly popular x

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Sat 02-Dec-17 22:08:31

Wait until she's born. We took ages to name ours. See what works. Plus, no one uses middle names anyway, so don't get too hung up on that.


VelvetKK Sat 02-Dec-17 22:09:13

Love love love Ella Rose.

I totally agree with Milly Ella running into the same name due to the double L's

PaxUniversalis Sat 02-Dec-17 22:12:39

Ella Rose, definitely.

Chelsea2016 Sat 02-Dec-17 22:18:05

Thank you all... I’m going to sleep on it and see what sounds good in the morning, definitely narrowed it down for me. I guess we’ll have to see what she looks like! By the way, I’m due tomorrow 😱🙊💗

PaxUniversalis Sat 02-Dec-17 22:34:48

All the best!

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