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Girls shortlist

(24 Posts)
NameyMcChangeRae Mon 12-Mar-18 21:19:10

Just found out I’m preggers with number 2!
Have a 3 year old called Lily.
Lily’s always been my favourite girls name and I love it. I like how it’s an old name, but not fusty, and how it means purity and light. Popularity doesn’t bother me, obviously!

If it’s a boy, it’ll be Henry.

For a girl, we can’t agree. I like:

Anna
Martha
Charlotte
Iona

DH likes

Frances
Olivia

Thoughts?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:22:58

I love Anna Martha and particularly Iona.

I think you need to discount Olivia in case Lily and Livy.

mondler Mon 12-Mar-18 21:31:04

Congrats! I love Martha and Charlotte. I think both would work well with Lily too.

badg3r Mon 12-Mar-18 21:36:57

Anna all the way.
Prefer Marta to Martha.

thiskittenbarks Mon 12-Mar-18 21:37:55

Anna and Charlotte are great as is Frances. The others are nice but not quite so classic. Depends what you want. Olivia is a lovely name but almost every baby girl I know who's been born recently has been called Olivia- I know you said popularity doesn't bother you though!

NameyMcChangeRae Mon 12-Mar-18 21:41:06

I’m not a fan of Olivia, so that ones off the list!
I quite like Frances, it’s got the old vibe I’m looking for. Not sure about the shortening s though. DH LOVES it, because he’s a film geek and loves Frances McDormand, and likes Nirvana.

Any suggestions for other names I might like?

FadingSomewhereInHollywood Mon 12-Mar-18 21:48:36

Harriet?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 12-Mar-18 21:48:57

Lily and Anna.
Olivia is very pretty. However I know 2 siblings Lily and Olivia and I've always found it a weird combination. They sound too alike, probably because they've both got the li sound in them.

PinkLemonade4 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:50:32

I would go with Anna or Iona.

Martha and Frances are very wet names.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 12-Mar-18 21:52:41

Other suggestions.
Rose. Sarah. Kate. Clara. Alice. Megan. Maude. Mabel. Emma. Eva. Julia. Ava.
Daisy. Heidi. Alex. Erin.

NameyMcChangeRae Mon 12-Mar-18 21:53:47

I love Emma, actually..

ChildFreeWeek Mon 12-Mar-18 22:03:39

Iona, but I'm biased.

If I had another DD I'd choose Ophelia.

Joeybee Mon 12-Mar-18 22:06:16

Anna - Nice, simple, classic...but a bit boring.
Martha - Like this name, it's old fashioned but not clunky and it's a name that could grow with a child.
Charlotte - For me too popular, but if popularity isn't an issue for you, then this is an ace name. Lots of nickname potential, it's a classic name that won't go out of style.
Iona - I like this, it's different, but not weird! Iona and Lily go well together too.
Frances - Very plain and boring and dated.
Olivia - Waaaaay too popular.

AhWoof Mon 12-Mar-18 22:09:00

I know a family with 3 children - sounds like they have the same taste in names as you! They have Lily, Henry and Phoebe.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 22:09:24

Love Frances, Martha and Emma.

Afternoon Mon 12-Mar-18 22:12:22

Grace
Clara
Julia
Thea
Marnie
Faye
Rosa
Georgia
Sarah

MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Mar-18 22:22:41

Anna - Yes
Martha - fine
Charlotte - fine
Iona - no, especially if your surname is also a noun. Iona Carr, Iona Wood...

Frances - yes but will be misspelt as Francis, and will be shortened to Fran or Fanny.
Olivia - yes but it's very popular.

Of the names listed, I'd choose Anna.

eitherneither Mon 12-Mar-18 22:32:39

Vivienne
Valerie
Iris (although can you have two flowers?)

Fran is lovely as a nn for Frances

AnyaMoondial Tue 13-Mar-18 05:15:37

Anna and Emma are both great.

Jane?

MiniAlphaBravo Tue 13-Mar-18 06:39:48

You have better tast than your dp smile I like all your names. Other vintage sounding names you might like
Pearl
Ada
Alice
Bonnie

NameChangeDestroyer Tue 13-Mar-18 07:55:46

Iona but it depends on the surname

ForeverHopeful21 Tue 13-Mar-18 16:41:49

I know you said popularity doesn't bother you but I'm a pregnancy massage therapist and the two most common names I hear over and over are Olivia and Charlotte.

How about Alice, Meredith, Claudia, Susanna??

LoveInTokyo Tue 13-Mar-18 19:34:03

I love Anna.

Clara or Rosa?

Smoliver Tue 13-Mar-18 19:45:44

I like Anna, Martha and Frances. Nice, classic names that would go well with Lily.

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