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Lydia or Imogen?

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fourplusonemore Thu 09-Aug-18 21:42:23

Due our third DD in three weeks and I'm still having a hard time deciding on a name between DH and I. We have two DD's with names ending in an 'ah' sound. Would Lydia be too matchy? What's your favourite?

DramaAlpaca Thu 09-Aug-18 21:44:20

I like Lydia slightly better, but with two 'ah' ending names already I'd go with Imogen.

MorrisDancingViv Thu 09-Aug-18 21:46:45


Justkeeprollingalong Thu 09-Aug-18 21:48:24

Imogen. Imie for short.

Redsharks Thu 09-Aug-18 21:56:24

I love the name Lydia and would stick to the pattern now IMO. My mum gave all 3 of her children "ee" sounding names- all end in a "y" and it works well; imagining your children were say, Paula, Nina and Lydia, I think it sounds lovely!

Cariadxx Thu 09-Aug-18 21:58:14

I love Imogen.... It's on our list. Hate Lydia due to a bully at school being called that

Glumglowworm Thu 09-Aug-18 22:00:23

Both lovely but I prefer Imogen especially with your other names

OnlyFoolsnMothers Thu 09-Aug-18 22:09:01

Like both but Imogen is the more common (common popular)

Jollyholliday Thu 09-Aug-18 22:11:08

Lydia is much prettier

Gates Thu 09-Aug-18 22:25:35

Lydia x

fourplusonemore Thu 09-Aug-18 22:32:06

Lydia Elise (two syllable surname) or Lydia Jayne (two syllable surname)?

I prefer Lydia to Imogen only because I don't like names ending with an 'ee' sound and Immie would become the defacto nickname. With Lydia it could be Lydie but it's less likely.

moredoll Thu 09-Aug-18 23:06:00


TatianaLarina Thu 09-Aug-18 23:34:50

The Imogen I know is Imo. I’ve always loved the name.

Don’t like Lydia, it’s dowdy. It would be hard to be a cool Lydia.

Sophronia Fri 10-Aug-18 00:16:09


sohorrible Fri 10-Aug-18 00:24:11

Lydia is much nicer.

By "ah" ending, do you mean "uh" ending?

Because it would sound weird (or just unbearably posh) if you were pronouncing Lydia as "Lydiah"

OlennasWimple Fri 10-Aug-18 00:27:02

Imogen Elise gets my vote

fourplusonemore Fri 10-Aug-18 00:29:38

Definitely 'uh' ending. Names ending with a.

AdaColeman Fri 10-Aug-18 00:31:19

Both lovely, but Imogen is my favourite.

Pemba Fri 10-Aug-18 02:20:11

Lydia is far from 'dowdy'. It's an elegant, romantic name, often associated with the Regency era (Jane Austen times).

I love Imogen too though.

FoofFighter Fri 10-Aug-18 03:37:27

All I can think of is Aunt Lydia from The Handmaids Tale.

kenandbarbie Fri 10-Aug-18 04:56:44

Lydia. I had imogen on my shortlist but at the seaside this weekend and everyone is shouting Imogen to their kids!

flumpybear Fri 10-Aug-18 05:43:14

Imogen is lovely. Lydia reminds me of four weddings and a funeral hmm

flumpybear Fri 10-Aug-18 05:44:02

Oh and nn for Lydia - lydz which isn't great

wetsnow Fri 10-Aug-18 06:14:27

I have a Lydia. She gets called Lydz.. but its cute on her. I love her name.
Also love Imogen.. cant go wrong with either. Maybe wait till shes born see which name suits her more?

Raines100 Fri 10-Aug-18 06:17:18

Lydia by a country mile. It's a beautiful name. There are Immies everywhere these days.

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