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thunderhappenswhenitrains Sun 21-Feb-21 12:10:38

Feel free to add any we may not have thought of:

1. Lara
2. Nina
3. Polly
4. May


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FortunesFave Sun 21-Feb-21 12:33:28

Oh I like them all! I think I like Lara and Nina best....May is nice but not that keen. Polly not sure on due to "Put the kettle on" and Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders....what about Rose? Do you like that?

Fivemoreminutes1 Sun 21-Feb-21 12:38:56

I like Lara and Nina best.

KirstenBlest Sun 21-Feb-21 13:35:06

May is the only one I don't like - I much prefer Mary. Polly is the one I'd be most likely to use. Lara and Nina are nice but not really 'me'.

MintGreenLife Sun 21-Feb-21 13:38:18

Lara is my fav ☺️

Cotswoldmama Sun 21-Feb-21 13:39:02

Love Nina and Lara, really don't like polly or may.

Eaststreet Sun 21-Feb-21 14:31:27

Nina and Lara are my favourite.
Don’t like Polly or May.

Peachbubble Sun 21-Feb-21 15:07:31

I like Lara and Polly, not keen on the others.

DarkDarkNight Sun 21-Feb-21 15:17:13

I was going to use Nina if I had had a girl so I’m biased but that’s the one I like. Lara is also beautiful, and seems to be getting more popular.

SummaLuvin Sun 21-Feb-21 15:20:53

I think they're really boring. I won't bother suggesting any other as I just don't think we have similar taste...

Synchrony Sun 21-Feb-21 15:21:22

Nina and polly my favourites.

Nell96 Sun 21-Feb-21 15:29:37

I like your list a lot. Thoughts -

Lara - pretty, but least favourite - feels quite similar to a lot of other names - Lyra, Lola, Leila etc.
Nina - love, reminds me of Nina Simone. My daughter is named Nia, which I prefer
Polly - like, was on my list, but a bit put off my all the children's songs
May - beautiful, unusual as a first name.

Other suggestions - Iris, Fern, Faye, Hazel, Nell, Iona, Sylvia / Sylvie, Ada

iluvpickles Sun 21-Feb-21 15:45:29

Lara is lovely. Out of the others my preference would be Nina, May then Polly.

Hahaha88 Sun 21-Feb-21 16:10:41

Lara would be my favourite off that list. I dislike May, I'm from an era where it's a very common middle name though.
Other suggestions:

Goostacean Sun 21-Feb-21 16:17:12

Love Nina (my favourite girl’s name), like Lara, May is growing on me as I think about it. Don’t like Polly, twee. Quite a few women I know who would seem ridiculous as “Polly”s, IMO.

How about Ines, Cara, Clara, Marina?

Whatsyourflava Sun 21-Feb-21 16:43:24

Love Polly and Lara

How about Holly Willa Martha

partyatthepalace Sun 21-Feb-21 17:25:42

Polly - love, underused, but would put Mary or Margaret on birth cert to give her choices
Lara - like but will mix in w all the Lola/Lyras
May - OK
Not a Nina fan, too diminutive

Other thoughts - Anna, Robin, Lois, Ines, Liv (Scandie meaning life), Aislinn (Ash-lin), Ffion, Seren, Iris, Laurel, Ivy, Thora, Zoe, Circe, Freya, Caitlin, Oona

KirstenBlest Sun 21-Feb-21 18:06:15

I think Polly has been a standalone name for long enough to not need Mary on the BC,and it would raise a lot of WTF type comments.

As for putting Margaret - just why? Completely ridiculous.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 21-Feb-21 18:08:05

Love Lara

Dora or Nora

LiqueurPleaseRoger Sun 21-Feb-21 18:17:54

1. Lara - Initial thought it Croft - a big character to live up to. Otherwise an attractive sounding name. Do you like Cara and Tara?
2. Nina - I like this though don't love it. I think of neenawneenaw and then there is the fabulous Nina Simone.
3. Polly - The meaning is sad. Lovely sweet sound though and currently underused. I also like Holly.
4. May - Fine.

BallsToYouSue Sun 21-Feb-21 18:27:46

1. Lara - not keen. Agree there are too many similar names around, Lyra and Elara in particular
2. Nina - don't like. Never have liked it. Not sure why... just don't like the sound.
3. Polly - used to love this, but have really gone off it lately. Again, not sure why!
4. May - my favourite from your list. Heavily used as a middle name, but not very often as a first name ime. I'd go with this, definitely.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 21-Feb-21 19:50:39

Gorgeous - I love all of those except Polly (which always sounds too nicknamey for me). I actually find a hard to chose a favourite of the other 3 as all are on my list - maybe May since it is quite uncommon as a first name now, while still sounding classic and has pretty nature vibes to boot (but I love romantic Lara and quirky but elegant Nina too!).

Other similar names on my list - Mara, Cara, Cora, Theia (pronounced Thay -ah), Laura, Maia, Gaia, Anna, Anya, Eve and Maeve.

Ijustlikedthename Sun 21-Feb-21 20:15:25

Like Nina and Polly

Firebird83 Mon 22-Feb-21 23:26:27

Lara or Nina

DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Feb-21 23:33:41

I love Polly. Despite the 'y' ending it sounds strong to me and not cutesy.

May is nice, used as a middle name too much but would be a sweet, pretty first name.

Lara has an elegant, international feel to me.

Nina I'm not so keen on, it's a bit insubstantial somehow.

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