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Christabel? Or Felicity or Rosamund?

(46 Posts)
mrsgboring Tue 19-Aug-08 19:05:44

Please humour me through the two week wait.

We've had a longstanding plan to call a DD Felicity, but it alliterates with DS's name, so I don't know if I can get away with it. Can you have Philip and Felicity?

Now my mind is wandering to Christabel, or Rosamund. Opinions?

I also love Hermione but Harry Potter has done for that one.

Any other suggestions gladly received.

** note to anyone who knows me IRL ** DH and I are fairly defensive and secretive about names, so just don't let on you've seen this.

constancereader Tue 19-Aug-08 19:07:12

Rosamund is nicer than Christobel.
In fact I love it.
Also rate Hermione, at least now everyone can say it.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 19-Aug-08 19:07:55


NotDoingTheHousework Tue 19-Aug-08 19:08:45

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Weegiemum Tue 19-Aug-08 19:10:40

I like Christabel.

Great connotations!

mrsgboring Tue 19-Aug-08 19:15:23

Ooo I like Flick and Phil: that is fab.

I love Christabel, but I feel like we might not be able to get away with it. But I do love the connotations, especially Christabel LaMotte (reading Possession made me decide to study English Lit - if I hadn't, I may not have met DH)

Stars22 Tue 19-Aug-08 19:45:43

Out of the 3 i prefer Felicity.

TwoWindyDays Tue 19-Aug-08 19:46:12


I like Flick and Phil as well

mrsgboring Tue 19-Aug-08 19:57:04

Ah, thank you, TwoWindyDays, I was thinking more pretty Victoriana than grandiose classical (maybe Christabel isn't as pretty as I thought...?)

Am so happy with Flick and Phil though! Now all I have to do is get pregnant [frustrated] (and have a girl, obviously.)

mamabea Tue 19-Aug-08 19:57:52

Love Felicity

ForeverOptimistic Tue 19-Aug-08 19:58:27

I love Christabel & Felicity but I agree that Felicity & Philip are too similar.

JuneBugJen Tue 19-Aug-08 19:59:22

Not sure about Christabel.

mrsgboring Tue 19-Aug-08 20:00:11

Oh I'll just have to have a boy in between then. What shall I call him?

tiredlady Tue 19-Aug-08 20:06:37

Rosamund, definately

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 19-Aug-08 20:21:11

Felicity - don't think it's like Philip at all!
If this bump had been a girl then we'd have had a Philippa and a Felicity!

TarkaLiotta Tue 19-Aug-08 20:30:33

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fizzbuzz Tue 19-Aug-08 20:36:59

I love Christobel, but am ashamed to admit it blush

Christobel Pankhurst great heroine. I think this is why I like it. It is one of my favourite names, but could never have called dd it.....but don't know why!

pointydog Tue 19-Aug-08 20:44:32

hmm, I'm not keen on any of them.

I like Rosa a lot.

PinkyDinkyDooToo Tue 19-Aug-08 20:46:33

Christabel, or Felicity I don't see a problem with that and your DS's name

reginaphilangy Tue 19-Aug-08 20:47:06

I prefer Felicity out of that bunch. Lovely name.

And don't forget, they're not forever going to be known as Phillip and Felicity. They are individuals.

You never know, you could name her Christobel and she could marry Christopher and you'll always regret not calling her Felicity grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 20:48:04

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MrsMattie Tue 19-Aug-08 21:01:48

Rosamund is horrible - cold, upper class, the least nice of all the 'Rose' names.

Christabel - a bit twee.

Felicity - has grown on me loads recently, actually.

Elkat Tue 19-Aug-08 21:11:13

Felicity is the nicest name by far, and I think if you chose something else, you might always regret it. Go with what you feel. I also think that it is more important that you choose the right name for her, not waht fits in with the family. Its only for the first 18 or so years of her life she'll be philip and felicity, once she's married she'll be Felicity and X (insert hubby's name) for the next 60 years! So go with what suits her best. (Oh and they do go fine imho!)

TwoWindyDays Wed 20-Aug-08 08:16:49

I kinda like posh Classical

Victoriana hmm
how about

I still like Flick

Celery Wed 20-Aug-08 08:21:47

I love Christabel, it's my most favourite girls name ever, but dh vitoed it. Could be shortened to Christa, which I also love.

Also love Genevieve.

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