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Nearly due date and still undecided girls name

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letsallhaveanap Wed 13-Jun-18 22:52:44

Please give your opinions on our list!

I like:

Husband likes:

We both like:

SodTheGreenfly Wed 13-Jun-18 22:53:42

I know a lovely Leonora

Emelene Wed 13-Jun-18 22:54:45

I like Leonora too. smile

MiddleMoffat Wed 13-Jun-18 22:58:13

Lux is a soap.
Aurora - disney princess
Topaz - hippy

Don't name a daughter Autumn/September unless born in them

Leonara best of the bunch.

Sophronia Wed 13-Jun-18 23:05:10

I love Ariadne.

MollyHuaCha Wed 13-Jun-18 23:08:04

Autumn - nice
September - no
Fuschia - no
Lux - no
Iolanthe -nice, but she will have to spell it to everyone
Sylvia - nice
Iseult - no
Magdalena - lovely
Svetlana - ok
Ariadne - lovely
Topaz - no
Astrid - lovely

Daisy - nice
Sapphire - no
Posy - ok
Aurora - ok
Ingrid - nice

Isolde - nice
Nico - the only Nico I have known was a boy
Leonora - nice

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Jun-18 23:08:35

Autumn - it's a bit seasonal
September - no. Back to school.
Fuschia - I think it's spelt Fuchsia.
Lux - bar of soap. Middle name for Dee perhaps?
Iolanthe - not sure
Sylvia - horrible. 1970s barmaid nmae
Iseult - not sure how to say it
Magdalena - ok, sounds a bit east european
Svetlana - ok, sounds a bit east european
Ariadne - not sure, a bit Agatha Christie
Topaz - Stripper?
Astrid - yes but popular

Husband likes:
Daisy - yes
Sapphire - no
Posy - yes
Aurora - yes but not if you cant say r
Ingrid - love it

We both like:
Isolde - yes
Nico - yes
Leonora - ok

RedDwarves Wed 13-Jun-18 23:15:36

Magdalena is the only name on your list which I like. Some of them are frankly batshit (September, Fuchsia - which you've spelt incorrectly btw, Lux, Svetlana, Topaz).

Like Daisy from your husband's list. Posy is nice, but only as a shortening for Josephine.

Like Leonora from your mutual list.

letsallhaveanap Wed 13-Jun-18 23:18:31

mikeuniform haha yes cant use Fuchsia if I cant even spell it at this early stage!!
And how did you know I cant say 'r'!!! That was my objection to that name as its my husbands favourite but I often say 'w' instead of 'r' especially when cross or stressed...

people are liking Ariadne and Leonora the best so far I see!

never heard of Lux soap!

letsallhaveanap Wed 13-Jun-18 23:21:48

I admit September is a bit out there.... but Svetlana, Fuchsia and Topaz are in reasonably common usage arent they?

Ive always loved the name September because it was the name of a princess in a story I loved as a child.... but yes, my family and husband would agree with you that its too much

TroubledLichen Wed 13-Jun-18 23:24:27

From your mutual list (you may as well discount anything that only one of you likes) I like Isolde and Leonora. Isolde would be my top choice. Nico is a lovely name for a sexy Italian man but is just down right bizarre for a baby girl.

PixelAteMe Wed 13-Jun-18 23:24:41

I like Leonora best.

Ariadne sounds a bit harsh to me, how about Ariane or Ariana instead?

TatianaLarina Wed 13-Jun-18 23:25:00

Iseult and Aurora wIn hands down.

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Jun-18 23:28:19

I quite like Fuchsia (pron Fewsha) but the flower was named after a botanist called Fuchs, which I think is pronounced something like Fooks. Dahlia is a possible alternative and probably not at all 'out there' but could be Dahl-ya or Dale-ya.

letsallhaveanap Wed 13-Jun-18 23:33:25

Dahlia sounds lovely but sadly reminds me of the beheaded hollywood prostitute so dont think I could name my daughter that!

My husband chose Nico after the female singer and I thought it was pretty too.

I do very much like Isolde and so does husband... but I worry how it would be shortened and it also sort of rhymes with my sons name....

letsallhaveanap Wed 13-Jun-18 23:34:45

Re the separate lists... they arent things we actively dislike, they are names we would consider but do not prefer... we didnt include anything either of us actually disliked and vetoed

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Jun-18 23:37:13

Oh dear. Don't use it.
I'd go with Nico.

maybejane Thu 14-Jun-18 07:39:40

The only name from those lists that I don't dislike incredibly is Sylvia. And, even that is a bit dated. Along the lines of Sapphire, what about Safia/Safiyah/Sofia? All very pretty names. Also, what about Elena (el-ay-na) instead of Magdalena? Elena would be gorgeous.

Stringofpearls Thu 14-Jun-18 08:05:22

I like Sylvia and Ariadne, Ariadne was in our top 3 for our little girl. The only Nico I've ever known was a boy so that could be confusing for some, but I guess that's only the same as with names like Alex or Jessie.

LeeMiller Thu 14-Jun-18 08:06:53

Nico's real name was Christa, she was given the stage name Nico by a photographer (after a man he had a crush on) precisely because it was androgynous. She also had a rather messy life - heroin addiction, anti-semitism/racism, a tragic death - I love her music but it's not an association I'd choose for a child. I agree most people would assume she's a boy (my husband has a foreign name that is mistaken for a similar girl's name in the UK - don't underestimate how annoying this gets!).

I do think Nico would make a nice nickname - like Coco.

I like Leonora and Magdalena - elegant and grown-up, with a lot of nn potential.

QueenOfMyWorld Thu 14-Jun-18 08:10:48

Svetlana sounds like a Russian call girl..Aurora is nice and Nico nice too

RedDwarves Thu 14-Jun-18 08:22:52

Nico was a known racist and anti-Semite, so I wouldn't be too quick to name a child after her.

Svetlana is only in "common" usage in Slavic countries and, even then, it's considered outdated now.

I've never come across a person called Fuchsia or Topaz.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 14-Jun-18 08:48:57

Ariadne is lovely !
I also love Daisy, Posy is a very cute nick name for Josephine.

Cosmoa Thu 14-Jun-18 09:50:37

How about Nika? Pronounced Nee-ka

Butterflyrosebud Thu 14-Jun-18 10:06:37


Not on your lists but I think Ivy/ Iris are lovely too.

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