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Final four girls names, help us choose!

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Hilochickalo Thu 11-Feb-21 10:29:31

We're expecting DD in spring and having trouble deciding on a final name. Wanted to try and avoid anything that's in the top 20-30 as my name is quite common!

Which do you prefer?

- Erin
- Martha
- Maya (although not sure if the pronunciation will be an issue, I'm thinking to rhyme with fire/liar)
- Nola

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Caramel81 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:31:11

I love Erin the best. Such a lovely name

strawberriesunited Thu 11-Feb-21 10:31:44

Love Nola
About maya, would you consider Mya so people don't get it wrong?

Marshmon Thu 11-Feb-21 10:32:08


PolPotNoodle Thu 11-Feb-21 10:32:42


lbrc84 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:32:52

Not too keen on Erin, Maya reminds me of a polish/ Bulgarian kind of name and Nola makes me think of the Nolan sisters. Martha is quite a pretty name though. That would be my choice

Minty82 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:38:34

Martha. Was our runner-up name for DD, and then DC2 was a boy. Still love it.

Erin feels slightly random unless you have strong links to Ireland? I do quite like it though.

Maya/Maia both fine for the pronunciation you want.

OverTheRainbow88 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:39:16

Martha 🥰

DarcyJack Thu 11-Feb-21 10:43:29

Martha unless Irish then Erin is also good

SorbusAucuparia Thu 11-Feb-21 10:46:00

Martha is lovely.

Parker231 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:46:59


stairway Thu 11-Feb-21 10:50:35


SmeleanorSmellstrop Thu 11-Feb-21 10:50:50


bobby81 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:56:25


Longdistance Thu 11-Feb-21 10:59:04


Hailtomyteeth Thu 11-Feb-21 10:59:41

Wrote a porn about Nola, so I wouldn't use that, but others might.
Don't like Erin.
Maya is naff, over-used, try-hard.
Martha. Hmm. Martha Mary? I'm watching 'Once upon a time' with dgd and I'm a bit keen on the name Mary Margaret.

Redtartanshoes Thu 11-Feb-21 11:01:28


IsadoraQuagmire Thu 11-Feb-21 11:01:48


Tal45 Thu 11-Feb-21 11:02:57

Martha (or Maia if not spelt with the y)

SendARavenToRiverRun Thu 11-Feb-21 11:02:58

Erin. I don't think you'd need Irish links for it.

StealthRoast Thu 11-Feb-21 11:06:29

Erin for me.
I had it when I was pg in 2002/2003 and had a boy. It’s very underused.

Maya sounds harsh to me, Nola sounds made up and Martha sounds really old fashioned.

HideTanner Thu 11-Feb-21 11:11:19

I don't like Erin. I'd go for Maya or Martha. Probably Maya though as Martha is a bit smug.

Nola reminds me of New Orleans. And now I want to go there and have the wildest holiday possible. Sigh.

KatyClaire Thu 11-Feb-21 11:15:04

I looooove Martha. So sweet, traditional, underused, pretty. It’s on my list if I ever have a daughter.

Changeythenamey Thu 11-Feb-21 11:16:26

I like them all! Martha and Erin most. I would probably think Maya was pronounced May-ah rather than My-a (which I would spell Mya). When I see Nola I think New Orleans which isn’t a bad association (I love New Orleans!) so I probably wouldn’t have it as a first name.

THATbasicSNOWFLAKE Thu 11-Feb-21 11:18:32

Erin or Nola

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