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My girl shortlist wdyt?

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curlyaqa Thu 18-Sep-08 22:49:50

just to help narrow down


seeker Thu 18-Sep-08 22:53:05

Martha. Wonderful name.

Califrau Thu 18-Sep-08 22:53:08

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FairLadyRantALot Thu 18-Sep-08 22:53:43

Kitty- really like
Martha- don't like and getting far far far to common, I think
Verity- don't like
Lyra- not sure about tis one
Helena- really like
Molly- don't like at all, sorry
Eliza- love
Celeste- love
Pippa- don't like at all
Rita- yuk, sorry
Ellen- tis o.k. I suppose, but boring, imo

EyeballsintheSky Thu 18-Sep-08 22:54:25

Love Verity but DH hates it.
Love Helena but it's my boss's name so I wasn't going there!

moondog Thu 18-Sep-08 22:54:31

Rita is cool.

thisisyesterday Thu 18-Sep-08 22:54:53

my faves are:


muggglewump Thu 18-Sep-08 22:55:01


Hassled Thu 18-Sep-08 22:55:24

Don't like Verity - too Head Girlish. A bit iffy about Celeste, Pippa and Rita. Like all the rest but Helena would be No1. Martha No2.

Reginaphilangy Thu 18-Sep-08 22:55:42

Ok, here is my opinion:

Kitty - lovely. love it as a nn for Katherine too.
Martha - really don't like this.
Verity - don't like at all.
Lyra - looks too much like lycra.
Helena - pretty.
Molly - very cute.
Eliza - its ok. love Elizabeth.
Celeste - its ok.
Pippa - cute.
Rita - awful.
Ellen - lovely.

My favourites from your list are Kitty, Molly and Helena/Ellen.

My least favourites are Rita, Verity, Lyra and Marth.


harpomarx Thu 18-Sep-08 22:56:06

you are not allowed to have rita.

it is on my list and no one else was supposed to like it angry

(that means I like it....)

hatrick Thu 18-Sep-08 22:56:54

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Ellbell Thu 18-Sep-08 22:57:04

In order of preference:


Might vary a bit depending on surname (e.g. I really like Celeste but it doesn't go with my dh's surname - would just sound ridiculous!).

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 18-Sep-08 22:58:15

My votes would be for

Kitty (but only if you put Catherine on the birth certificate, as Kitty to me is a name only for a baby)
Pippa (ditto with Philippa. I just can't imagine the Rt Hon Pippa, Foreign Secretary)

HRHMamazon Thu 18-Sep-08 22:58:43

Kitty - ok
Martha - love it
Verity - bit like your trying too hard
Lyra - no
Helena - like
Molly - like but popular at the mo
Eliza - love
Celeste - love
Pippa - i like it
Rita - nice
Ellen - like it but i just see the comdeien

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 23:02:59

Kitty - not keen
Martha - lovely
Verity - lovely
Lyr - not too bad
Helena - OK
Molly - too many around here
Eliza - like it
Celeste - I really like it, would have had it for DD, except it sort of reminded me of incest. Sorry. blush
Pippa - not keen
Rita - OK, it was my g'mas name, but I wouldn't give it to my DD.
Ellen - OK

mamazee Thu 18-Sep-08 23:05:09

i know loads of mollys and marthas.
eliza is very lovely.
pippa too horsey
verity and celeste remind me of names for the pill.
ritas nice...haven't heard that for ages.

goodasgold Thu 18-Sep-08 23:09:30

Rita is the one I like.

Janni Thu 18-Sep-08 23:13:46

Eliza, Helena, Martha, Ellen, would be my preferred order of choice.

mrswoolf Fri 19-Sep-08 11:10:38

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Spidermama Fri 19-Sep-08 11:15:36

Great shortlist.

No to Pippa, Ellen and Verity.

Maybe to Kitty, Martha, Helena, Molly.

Big yes to Eliza, Celeste.

Biggest yes of all to Lyra.

ForeverOptimistic Fri 19-Sep-08 11:16:09

Kitty - Very nice but I think I would prefer as a nn for Katharine.
Martha - Lovely
Verity - Like
Lyra - Don't like because it makes me think of tights.
Helena - Very nice
Molly - Like
Eliza - Very nice
Celeste - Too French although I am not averse to using foreign names, I prefer Cecily which has the same sort of sound to it.
Pippa - Quite like.
Rita - Too many Fifty somethings with this name.
Ellen - Don't like. Ellie and Ella are prettier.

Martha, Helena & Eliza are my favourites.

NotDoingTheHousework Fri 19-Sep-08 11:18:01

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thumbwitch Fri 19-Sep-08 11:20:28

Kitty - ok but it's a bit twee
Martha - ok
Verity - no
Lyra - ok
Helena - yes
Molly - yes
Eliza - prefer Elizabeth
Celeste - yes
Pippa - yes
Rita - no
Ellen - ok

PuppyMonkey Fri 19-Sep-08 11:20:45

Like Kitty and Eliza - tres sweet!

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