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TiffyM Sun 22-Dec-19 14:28:59

How does anyone ever decide on a name confused
Which name below stands out as the best, in your opinion?
Thanks in advance smile


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Winkywoop Sun 22-Dec-19 14:31:04

Elise or Imogen

I don't like Allegra (also autocorrect to allergy!) or Alicia

jent85 Sun 22-Dec-19 14:31:29

I love Freja and Elise 💕
You have a cracking list there though, none I dislike.... not very helpful I know x

DramaAlpaca Sun 22-Dec-19 14:32:49

Saskia or Imogen.

I also quite like Honor, but only spelled that way.

Spied Sun 22-Dec-19 14:35:17

Alicia and Elisa are verging on 'common' imo.
I've also never met a nice Alicia.

TiffyM Sun 22-Dec-19 14:35:26

Thanks jent85 smile that's given me confidence. X

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SE13Mummy Sun 22-Dec-19 14:40:20

Imogen! Lovely name, not overused, straightforward spelling and pronunciation as well as a range of abbreviations e.g. Immy, Imo, Mo, Jen, Jenny.

mondler Sun 22-Dec-19 15:01:52

I love Imogen. We started thinking of names early on, felt like less pressure. As we gotta nearer we had a short list of about 4 which we still liked. In the hospital we had it down to 2 and after he was born we took a few days to decide which suited him best. Good luck xx

custardbear Sun 22-Dec-19 15:03:47

Don't like Inez or Allegra (reminds me if algebra as well as the old car the Austin Allegra, and I also think Vanessa feltz has a daughter with that name too .. all put me off!)

Others are nice - I had Imogen and Saskia on my list for my second child ... he's called Cameron 😆

MikeUniformMike Sun 22-Dec-19 15:10:16

Get it moved to Baby names.

Alicia - I pronounce this Al-isha, rhymes with Patricia. Others say it Alissia, others Aleesha. too complicated
Allegra - lovely
Honour - It's Honor. Watch the surname .
Inez - nice
Elise - not keen. too similar to Elsie. Too many El names. Lotus Elise etc.
Saskia - lovely
Freja - Freya too popular. People will say it as Fredge-a
Imogen - ok. not keen on Immy

NationMcKinley Sun 22-Dec-19 15:13:38

@custardbear the fabulous Vanessa Feltz also has a daughter called Saskia.........

OP I love Imogen and Saskia. I really like Elisa, not so keen on Elise. Congratulations!

karengrayson Sun 22-Dec-19 15:13:57


PlantPotting Sun 22-Dec-19 15:14:31

Imogen is my favourite from your list. It’s underused now in my view, no where near as common as it used to be 10 years ago. This is backed by by the official statistics too but also There’s none in my area around my daughters age (10 months)

PlantPotting Sun 22-Dec-19 15:15:28

Freja is also gorgeous but I’d spell it Freya

Madhatterhouse Sun 22-Dec-19 15:17:28


ThinkPink71 Sun 22-Dec-19 15:18:21

Alicia- love this makes me think of a beautiful tanned child
Allegra- dislike...only because I dont get it
Honour- no
Inez- no
Elise- like this...nice name for a cute girl
Saskia- reminds me of a porn star name...not sure why lol
Freja- Its okay...maybe abit overused?
Imogen- love this...makes me think of a really pretty girl

AryaNoOne Sun 22-Dec-19 15:24:57

I love Alicia but pronounced Alissia not Aleesha and (whichever version you prefer) I think it will often be pronounced “wrong” so it came off our list.

Freja and Imogen are both lovely though I agree with PPs that there are a lot of Freyas.

PlantPotting Sun 22-Dec-19 15:27:09

Imogen has always been one of my very favourite girls’ names and so different to other names ❤️

IVflytrap Sun 22-Dec-19 15:31:15

Honour or Saskia

I have ancestors who spelt their name Honour, but Honor seems to be the more accepted spelling theses days.

bridgetreilly Sun 22-Dec-19 15:34:02

Honor, Imogen or Elise.

I think I like Imogen best of those three.

WildCherryBlossom Sun 22-Dec-19 15:49:48

It's a beautiful list. I prefer the spelling Ines (slightly softer). Imogen is the most popular I think, but still not heavily overused. There are 2 girls called Saskia at my DCs primary school but I think that is probably an unusual concentration as I can't think of any others. I never meet little Allegras and it is beautiful.

Mumma4262 Sun 22-Dec-19 16:10:31

Elise is beautiful.

Rumbelow Sun 22-Dec-19 16:13:54

I love Saskia, Honor (spelt like this) and Inez.

How about Ingrid?

AlpacaGoodnight Sun 22-Dec-19 20:03:09

Saskia or Alicia

Modernhistorybuff Sun 22-Dec-19 22:08:23

Alicia - I like this if it's Alissia but not Aleesha
Allegra - don't like
Honour - like it spelt Honor but not with the u
Inez - not keen
Elise - really not keen
Saskia - lovely
Freja - prefer it spelt Freya
Imogen - lovely

Saskia then Imogen then Honor for me...

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