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Harriet or Hannah

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PastramiAndRye Sat 10-Feb-18 17:57:42

Baby #3 is due in a few weeks and we're sorted for a boy's name. Our surname is one syllable.

DD1 has the same name as Prince George's sister and DD2 is the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.

If we have a third DD, which do you prefer: Harriet or Hannah?

theboud Sat 10-Feb-18 17:58:12


VioletCharlotte Sat 10-Feb-18 17:59:00

I prefer Hannah.

floriad Sat 10-Feb-18 18:01:54

I love the name of your younger daughter wink (yes, I'm biased.)
Hannah is one of DH's favourite names / he'd love to name the baby (if female) Hannah.

Idk, they're both nice. smile !

floriad Sat 10-Feb-18 18:02:36

I think I prefer Hannah.

PastramiAndRye Sat 10-Feb-18 18:03:49

This is my problem, @floriad! I absolutely love DD2's name and I'm struggling to find a name I like as much.

Redpramlady Sat 10-Feb-18 18:08:08

I think Hannah goes better, but I do love Harriet
Both lovely!

floriad Sat 10-Feb-18 18:10:55


Similar names according to nameberry:

Adelaide, Alice, Annabel, Celia, Cecilia, Clara, Cora, Cordelia, Cornelia, Dahlia, Daphne, Eleanor, Eliza, Genevieve, Georgiana, Helena, Imogen. Josephine, Juliet, Lavender, Louise, Louisa, Marguerite, Paloma, Violet, Rose.

Louisa is lovely imo.

PastramiAndRye Sat 10-Feb-18 18:17:25

Quite a few of those names DH vetoed eg Cordelia, Celia, Annabel, Helena.

A few we had to discount due to family/friends: Eliza, Alice Juliet.

If DH wasn't involved in the naming, another girl would probably be Rosalind!

daisypond Sat 10-Feb-18 18:17:53

I prefer Hannah by a long way. Would you consider Anna as an alternative? I like that even more.

PastramiAndRye Sat 10-Feb-18 18:18:57

I like Anna too but it's close to a friend and a family member.

Brokenbiscuit Sat 10-Feb-18 18:20:20

They're both lovely names. I wanted to call dd Hannah at one point, but DH vetoed it. Harriet is rather nice as well - and might work better with a one-syllable surname?

LoveB Sat 10-Feb-18 18:24:08


uncoolnn Sat 10-Feb-18 18:24:11

Hannah. But I am biased wink

user1459464195 Sat 10-Feb-18 18:33:34

Hannah. For me, Harriet is too similar to your DD1's name.

flybabyfly Sat 10-Feb-18 18:35:37

Hannah is lovely.

Jammycustard Sat 10-Feb-18 18:37:45

I know sisters Harriet and Charlotte. Sounds good I think.

handonhip Sat 10-Feb-18 18:40:27


VioletCharlotte Sat 10-Feb-18 18:42:10

Charlotte, Flora and...


Sorry, you weren't looking for suggestions, but I like thinking of girls names! (I've got 2 boys)

PistFump Sat 10-Feb-18 18:42:14

Hannah - but I am very biased!!

Jenijena Sat 10-Feb-18 18:42:25

Hannah is my girls name of choice... but I’ve had two boys (and really struggled naming them in comparison).

Clarabumps Sat 10-Feb-18 18:45:27


Clarabumps Sat 10-Feb-18 18:47:35

I also love your younger daughters name.

ManagedTeaCups Sat 10-Feb-18 18:48:56


FeedtheTree Sat 10-Feb-18 18:51:31

I like them both, but I prefer Hannah. There's something a bit sharp edged about the sound of Harriet (like harried, meaning stressed) which slightly puts me off. Hannah is just gorgeous in every way, though.


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