Which name do you prefer for a girl?

(84 Posts)
Jnl90 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:10:08


We are currently struggling to agree on a name for our baby girl who is due in 9 weeks.

We know we want a rare name as our son already has this and do seem to prefer 2 syllable names.

Between both our lists these are the names we have so far:


Be great to get your opinions on these or also your ideas too as the only one we currently kind of agree on is Marcie.


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Littlepoppet1 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:12:44

Marcie or Orla for me. Really don’t like the other 2.

Flymetothestars Sun 06-Sep-20 17:13:46

Marcie is lovely. How about Marnie

RowboatsinDisguise Sun 06-Sep-20 17:14:32

I like Orla or Nelly. Have you considered Nella? I love that.

popcorndiva Sun 06-Sep-20 17:16:21


Others are not great. Nelly will get 'Nelly the elephant' throughout her life

krj2608 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:20:28

Orla it's beautiful x

SeanCailleach Sun 06-Sep-20 17:21:08

Nelly is lovely and people will make fun of absolutely anything.

But those aren't rare op, they're very trendy.


M0mmyneedswine Sun 06-Sep-20 17:27:43

The only 1 i like is marcie

Brighterthansunflowers Sun 06-Sep-20 17:32:02

Minnie and Nelly don’t feel like complete names, especially Minnie. Minnie is overly twee and makes me think Mouse and also a twee name for female private parts. I can’t imagine a Minnie as any age except very young child.

I like Marcie and Orla, they feel like real names that will be suitable for a baby, child, teenager and adult.

BingoGo Sun 06-Sep-20 17:37:53

Not keen on any of them sorry.

What about

Odile13 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:40:43

I like Marcie and Orla. Marcie is my favourite. I’m not keen on the others.

badg3r Sun 06-Sep-20 17:40:57

What about Marcella or Marsilea, nn marcie?

mamaoffourdc Sun 06-Sep-20 17:43:50

I like Nella too

Spidey66 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:45:05

I like Orla best.

My friends 18 year old is called Nelly. (After nelly Furtado. She said she’s never heard any elephant reference strangely.

Chocolatecake12 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:47:03

Out of your list I prefer Marcie
Or how about Missy?

Oneandabean Sun 06-Sep-20 18:27:19

I like Orla, we had it as an option until my dyslexic brother read it as Oral 🙈 it’s not that rare though, there’s a lot of them popping up everywhere.
Not a fan of the others. I do like Nell rather than Nelly though.

seriousandloyal Sun 06-Sep-20 18:38:05


chubbyhotchoc Sun 06-Sep-20 19:18:16

Marcie or Orla. Not keen on the others. Definitely not Nelly.
What about Della?

CorvusPurpureus Sun 06-Sep-20 19:48:47

Apart from Orla, they're all diminutives.

DramaAlpaca Sun 06-Sep-20 19:51:19

Orla is very nice. Marcie is OK but doesn't sound complete.

I very much dislike Minnie and Nelly, and as a pp says they are both diminutives.

CorvusPurpureus Sun 06-Sep-20 19:53:53

Sorry hit post too soon!

I'd have loved a Minnie short for Minerva, but I do think it's better to have a full 'formal' name. Just in case she becomes PM or whatever. It's an old fashioned view I know, & all 3 of my dc go by their nicknames/diminutives in every day life, but they all have suitably formal full names.

So eg Nelly is cute, but I'd put Eleanor on her birth certificate.

MikeUniformMike Sun 06-Sep-20 20:10:23

Marcie - different, a bit harsh sounding
Orla - a bit bland
Minnie - like it
Nelly - the elephant


Mommabear20 Sun 06-Sep-20 20:12:01

Orla is lovely 😊

StrumpersPlunkett Sun 06-Sep-20 20:15:42

not Minnie or Nelly - use those for nick names but not on birth certificate

reginafalange2020 Sun 06-Sep-20 20:17:18


I'd definitely avoid Minnie

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