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Am having a girl!

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loobylu3 Tue 30-Sep-08 13:21:33

Have just had my 20 weeks scan which confirmed (much to my surprise) that we are having a girl.
We already have:

DD Maia (pn My-a)
DS Lucas

The girls names currently on my shortlist are:

Livia (this isn't just a contraction of Olivia but a name in its own right!)

What do you think of these?

We are looking for something that is not too popular. Although I tend to like traditional names DH prefers v unusual. He is also non British and of Asian descent so any Asian/ slightly multicultural suggestions welcomed or any more British ones too!

Many thx

McDreamy Tue 30-Sep-08 13:25:38

All lovely and many many congratulations! I have my 20 week scan on Monday!!

babyOcho Tue 30-Sep-08 13:26:25

Claudia is nice.

I think that Matilda/Tilly is quite popular.

imaginaryfriend Tue 30-Sep-08 13:27:19

Girls are the best. But I'm biased.

I like Matilda and Eliza the best on your list but they're all lovely.

BabyBaby123 Tue 30-Sep-08 13:27:53


the only one i'm really not keen on from your list is Matilida.

electra Tue 30-Sep-08 13:28:38

Claudia is fab...

MrsMattie Tue 30-Sep-08 13:28:43

Eliza and Livia are my favourites. Congrats!

Nappyzoneneedssleep Tue 30-Sep-08 13:29:05

congratulations awww - i like livia of your pickings.

Fimbo Tue 30-Sep-08 13:29:42

I like Livvy or Libby.

Names not to my particular taste but you might like:-


Anna8888 Tue 30-Sep-08 13:29:50

Livia is one of my all time favourite names and if I had a DD2 she would definitely be called this smile.

loobylu3 Tue 30-Sep-08 14:34:31

Thank you so much for all the instant responses!

lovemybuggy Tue 30-Sep-08 16:07:53

Congrats how lovely grin
Love Claudia, the others are nice too

loobylu3 Tue 30-Sep-08 18:52:29

Any Ops on Phoebe and Scarlett also?

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 30-Sep-08 19:51:51

Congrats on the baby girl! How lovely.
All your names are fab, in fact several are on my list too! MY DD2 was Claudia until she was born then didn't suit it and we chose something else. If this next one is a girl I'll probably use it this time............
The only one I'm not keen on is Matilda (nothing wrong with it but just a bit popular at the mo I think). Wouldn't have thought of Livia but I do like it lots smile

Good luck

ScummyMummy Tue 30-Sep-08 19:52:56

Eliza is a lovely name.

misdee Tue 30-Sep-08 19:53:47

matilda is getting v popular atm.

i have 3 dd's already,


And 4th dd on the way. am a bit stuck for namesmyself. keep changing my mind lol.

loobylu3 Tue 30-Sep-08 19:56:28

I agree about Matilda. I thought of using it 4 years ago when I was pregnany with my son bu it has become so popular since then that it is now lower down my list!

Tortington Tue 30-Sep-08 19:58:20

i love cecily

everyone and his dog is called mathilda

cyteen Tue 30-Sep-08 19:58:22

Eliza is my favourite from your (very nice) list, but maybe another 'a' name might be a bit samey with Maia?

TillyScoutsmum Tue 30-Sep-08 20:01:30

I have a Matilda (so has my dog grin) and a Scarlett. Haven't yet many another of either name

Claudia is top of my list if there is a dd3. Eliza is very pretty as well. Phoebe is pretty but will forever have Friends connotations for me

funkydude Tue 30-Sep-08 20:01:58


TillyScoutsmum Tue 30-Sep-08 20:02:25

and in English .... Haven't yet met another with either name...

MerryMarigold Tue 30-Sep-08 20:03:30

I love Cecily and quite like Livia (altho the poor child will be forever being called Olivia, I'm afraid).

loobylu3 Tue 30-Sep-08 20:17:05

Tilly Scouts mum- we seem to have v similar taste in girl's names.
There are so many beautiful girl's names and I personally feel that I can be a bit more adventurous with a girl's name if you know what I mean!
Now it's just a question of persuading DH to agree to one of them!!

sleepyhead3 Wed 01-Oct-08 12:26:38

I like all your names actually. Eliza would probably be my favourite but you can't go wrong really!

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