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Bamchic Fri 04-Jan-19 20:22:10

There are so many! How does anyone pick just one?
I need octuplets at least!

Dora,
Dotty,
Ada,
Ivy,
Zara,
Stevie,
Bobbie,
Grace,
Marnie,
Sasha,
Penelope,
Ottilie,
Mathilda,
Iris,
Sarah,
Coral,
Ruby,
April,
Tara,
Poppy,
Nellie,
Lottie,
Millie,
Martha,
Eva
Thea
Nancy
Theadora
Cerys
Vitoria
Catriona
Micheala
Mollie
Rainey
Phillipa/ Pippa

wineandcatsandlego Fri 04-Jan-19 20:28:11

Out of yours, the ones I like the most are Ivy, Marnie, Penny (not Penelope), Martha and Nancy. I hope you manage to pick one you like! smile

Chocolatecake12 Fri 04-Jan-19 20:31:03

Dora would get Dora the explorer all the way through school, Nellie reminds me of Nellie the elephant.
Dotty? As a nn yes. It’s not a name for a grown woman.
Remember a cute baby and young girl will spend most of her life as an adult. Name her accordingly! That might help to shorten your list.

calmsealife Fri 04-Jan-19 20:32:35

I like Cerys or Marnie.

Peachbubble Fri 04-Jan-19 20:36:31

I like Sasha, April, Martha and Cerys

Awrite Fri 04-Jan-19 20:38:48

I like Zara, Sasha and Penny.

MarchInHappiness Fri 04-Jan-19 20:52:21

Sarah, Victoria and Tara seem dated.

Dotty is awful and I'm sure Dotty is a nickname for Dorothy, ditto Lottie and Charlotte.

Bobbie and Stevie are not really proper names for girls, I would even struggle to put those names on a birth certificate for boys. Rainie is also pretty bad.

Millie, Poppy, Eva, Grace and Ruby are nice names but seem a bit meh, all have been done to death for over a decade.

Out of the rest my favourites are Matilda (spell it that way, your DD will have a life time correcting), Zara, Ivy, Molly and Sasha.

BeeYouTiful Fri 04-Jan-19 20:52:35

I like Dotty & Lottie

Dotty Coral has a nice ring smile

dachshundmummyandmummytobe Fri 04-Jan-19 20:54:48

I have an Ottilie Marie. Born in August!
We get so many comments on how unusual her name is but also a lot of people who can't pronounce it!!
Also LOVED Nancy

PersonaNonGarter Fri 04-Jan-19 20:55:59

Sarah, April, Nancy

Galvantula Fri 04-Jan-19 21:02:59

Quick first impressions:

Dora, -like
Dotty, -nope
Ada, -ok
Ivy, -ok
Zara, -nope
Stevie, -boy
Bobbie, -nope
Grace, -super popular
Marnie, -ok
Sasha, -nope
Penelope, -nope
Ottilie, -nope
Mathilda, -nope
Iris, -on
Sarah, -like
Coral, -ok
Ruby, -nope
April, -teenage mutant ninja turtles
Tara, -ok
Poppy, -doggy name
Nellie, -the elephant
Lottie, -nope
Millie, -nope
Martha, -live
Eva -super popular
Thea -ok
Nancy -ok
Theadora -nope
Cerys -like
Vitoria -ok
Catriona -ok
Micheala -nope
Mollie -nope
Rainey -nope
Phillipa/ Pippa -ok

Galvantula Fri 04-Jan-19 21:04:02

Martha - love

Creatureofthenight Fri 04-Jan-19 21:08:33

My favourites from your list are Cerys and Catriona.
Really not keen on Stevie, Bobbie or Dotty.

Blackpanthers Fri 04-Jan-19 21:12:44

Zara, Ottilie, Cerys

KatnissKringle Fri 04-Jan-19 21:14:06

Penelope is the best name on your list! One of my all time favourites.

WhatASmashingBlouse Fri 04-Jan-19 21:30:44

Zara
Grace
Marnie
Ruby
Poppy
Lottie
Millie
Martha,
Thea/Theadora
Cerys
Mollie
Raine

yikesanotherbooboo Fri 04-Jan-19 21:47:08

Dora
Dorothy
Marnie
Nancy
Martha
Matilda
Penelope
Possibly Zara and Ottilie

AdaColeman Fri 04-Jan-19 21:48:25

One way to thin your list out would be to get rid of all the names that are diminutives or nick names, and only put them back in, if you like the full length name, Lottie, Bobbie, Dotty, Nellie etc etc.

Personally, I wouldn't use April for a baby born in August. wink

Check out the lists of most popular names in the last couple of years, to avoid your child being Eva number 7 in the swimming class!

RosaAbsolute Fri 04-Jan-19 21:58:19

Sasha
Ruby
April

I love Ivy but have heard too many recently.

Jessabean Fri 04-Jan-19 21:59:00

Dora, - not keen- makes me think"the explorer"
Dotty, - also not particularly keen as a full name.
Ada,- like
Ivy, - like
Zara, - like
Stevie, - love as a nickname but not sure as a full name for a girl.
Bobbie, - love. For me is more a boys name though might be just as was our top boy name choice.
Grace, - love
Marnie, - not keen.
Sasha, - not keen.
Penelope, - seems quite popular at the moment. Have heard pen and penny as nicknames. Is ok.
Ottilie, - not really keen.
Mathilda, - is ok but would be shortened probs to Matty or Tilly.
Iris, - like.
Sarah, - ok. Bit boring.
Coral, - not keen.
Ruby, - like.
April, - not keen but personal experience of person I think!
Tara, - not keen
Poppy, - love
Nellie, - love
Lottie, - ok
Millie, - like.
Martha, - not keen.
Eva - like but very popular.
Thea - ok
Nancy - not keen.
Theadora - ok.
Cerys - ok. Makes me think Cerys Mathews
Vitoria - not keen
Catriona - ok.
Micheala - bit boring.
Mollie - ok
Rainey - not keen.
Phillipa/ Pippa - love.

Jessabean Fri 04-Jan-19 22:00:24

Is there anything that points you towards some more than others? Eg ability to be shortened or not and popularity?

CIT80 Fri 04-Jan-19 22:01:49

Nellie or Nancy

Bahbahblacksheep Fri 04-Jan-19 22:06:54

Theadora (or Theodora or Dorothea) - then you can chose your favourite nickname from Dotty, Dora or Thea.

MissLanesAmericanCousin Fri 04-Jan-19 22:17:37

Vitoria-Very strong and elegant
Catriona- Very exotic and sensual
Michaela-Very romantic and feminine
Sasha- Very sweet and soft

This is from an American perspective with Latin and European roots.

Good luck and congratulations! smile

TatianaLarina Fri 04-Jan-19 22:20:16

Iris, Nancy, Matilda and Martha, Zara.

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