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WDYT of these girls names

(41 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Sat 24-Feb-18 21:20:22

What are your thoughts on the following girls names please

Madeline (mad-uh-line)
Raffaela nn Raffie
Elspeth nn Essie or Elsie
Flora nn Florrie
Rosalind nn Rosie

Mum2jenny Sat 24-Feb-18 21:21:32

Like Bethan, Ruth and Rosalind

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 24-Feb-18 21:22:09

Only like Bethan and Madeline.

Remote1candles Sat 24-Feb-18 21:22:42

I like Madelaine and Rosalind, although I knew someone called Rosalind and she was always shortened to Rozzie, which put me off it a bit.

FuckyDucky Sat 24-Feb-18 21:24:14

Raffaela. I know a Raphaela who is also shortened to Raphy, so cute.

Doilooklikeatourist Sat 24-Feb-18 21:25:39

Love Ruth
Rosalind shortened to Roz
And Flora , which doesn’t need shortening

greendale17 Sat 24-Feb-18 21:35:45

Hate Ruth- belongs in the 90s

I like Flora

Linnet Sat 24-Feb-18 21:43:01

Bethan, Ruth, Madeline and Elspeth

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 24-Feb-18 21:46:52

Bethan and Elspeth, in that order. Both very soft names with nice shortened forms.

manicinsomniac Sat 24-Feb-18 21:51:24

Bethan - like it. Much nicer than Beth or Bethany imo
Ruth - it's ok. Very unusual now.
Madeline (mad-uh-line) - really like it but prefer it said 'mad-e-linn'
Raffaela nn Raffie - would you say it 'haff-ay-ella' or 'raff-ee-ella'? I've only known the first (Brazilian name) and am not keen because it reminds me of heifer. The second is okay.
Olive - don't like this at all.
Elspeth nn Essie or Elsie - don't really like Elspeth but like both the nns
Flora nn Florrie - it's ok. Not convinced by Florrie
Rosalind nn Rosie - really like Rosie but prefer Rosanna, Rosalie, Rosaline and Rosemary to Rosalind.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 24-Feb-18 21:52:59

Flora or Bethan

MaryPoppinsStoleMyHandbag Sat 24-Feb-18 21:59:01

I like Bethan.

SuperBeagle Sat 24-Feb-18 22:13:02

I love Madeline.

Like Elsie, but not Elspeth.

SwinginFromTheChandelier Sat 24-Feb-18 22:15:25

Raffie makes me think of neighbours!

Madeline is commonly pronounced mad-eh-lin here.

Rosalin? Prefer Rosalie or Rosanna...

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 24-Feb-18 22:16:35

Bethan & Flora are my favourites.

SwinginFromTheChandelier Sat 24-Feb-18 22:16:58

Raffie actually makes me think of Home and Away blushblushblush

BrazzleDazzleDay Sat 24-Feb-18 22:17:29

I dislike them all, well madelines ok. Can I ask why you felt the need to pronunciate madeline?

Sloppychops Sat 24-Feb-18 22:21:41

I like Bethan and Flora.

C0untDucku1a Sat 24-Feb-18 22:23:09

I like bethan and elspeth.

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 25-Feb-18 07:20:35

Brazzle - as I really like it Mad-uh-line but know alot of people would assume like Madelyn which I'm not as fond of but not overly fussed about correcting people of the pronunciation we use if we were to use it

boomboom1234 Sun 25-Feb-18 07:24:34

Olive and Bethan are my favourites. Lovely names.

Jammycustard Sun 25-Feb-18 07:53:37

I have an Elspeth we call Effie.

Rosalind is nice.

Frazzled2207 Sun 25-Feb-18 09:03:27

Like Bethan, Flora and Rosalind (think
Rosa nn is nicer than Rosie)

I'm Welsh and the problem with Bethan however is that the English can't pronounce it the Welsh way which is so much nicer IMO

Welsh- Beth-an where the a is a proper a like in ant
English - Beth-un

Elfyn Sun 25-Feb-18 09:04:15

I like Olive, Elspeth, Flora and Raffaela.

Afreshcuppateaplease Sun 25-Feb-18 09:07:44

Dont like any blush sorry

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