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Marks out of 10 for these 5 girls names please!

(68 Posts)
pinktimesone Fri 10-Oct-08 10:13:48

Really like 'ia' ending names for DD as I think they sound feminine. Can you put a comment next to each, I don't want anything too popular, including any potential nicknames, but as it's my first, I don't know what is. I know different names sounds better depending on where you live, I'm in SW London. Thanks!


RubyRioja Fri 10-Oct-08 10:14:52

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RubySlippers Fri 10-Oct-08 10:15:57

they are all lovely names

Claudia is on my <<mythical>> girls list

Mylittlebubble Fri 10-Oct-08 10:24:38

8/10 popular at mo
7/10 not my cup of tea
7/10 reminds me of that girl on telly with big fringe! winklemen

MamaG Fri 10-Oct-08 10:26:03

I like all of them

Olivia is DD's middle name

I wanted Claudia for this baby but its a boy

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 10-Oct-08 10:27:32

Sophia - 8/10
Olivia - 5/10
Alicia - 4/10
Natalia - 7/10
Claudia - 10/10

ForeverOptimistic Fri 10-Oct-08 10:28:23

Sophia 8/10
Olivia 8/10
Alicia 8/10
Natalia 3/10
Claudia 5/10.

MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 10:29:25

Sophia, Olivia, Alicia - 5/10 - pretty names, but way too popular for my personal liking

Claudia - 3/10 - not keen

Natalia - 5/10 - meh

Gobbledigook Fri 10-Oct-08 10:29:51

Sophia - 1
Olivia - 8
Alicia - 1
Natalia - 1
Claudia - 8

That's how much I like them, not how popular they are.

I only know an Olivia out of all of those.

ForeverOptimistic Fri 10-Oct-08 10:30:47

You specifically said that you don't want anything too popular so I would forget Olivia if I were you. It was the most popular girls name in 2006 and there are 5 Olivia's in ds's nursery class. I have come across countless at various groups we go to, we have 2 in our street and both dh and I have an Olivia in our immediate families. It is a very nice name though!

OrmIrian Fri 10-Oct-08 10:31:12

Claudia - 7ish.

Don't much like the others. Too many 'ia' endings.

lilibet Fri 10-Oct-08 10:32:40

How are you pronouncing Alicia?

I went to school with one and she was always
Alice - ia

But now I keep hearing it pronounced Al - ee - sha.

lilibet Fri 10-Oct-08 10:33:55

Oh, and if you want an 'ia' ending that is lovely but not too common, have you thought of Julia?

MorticiaAnnSpookington Fri 10-Oct-08 10:35:40

Sophia 9/10
Olivia 5/10
Alicia 6/10 if pronounced Alissia
Natalia 2/10
Claudia 8/10 as I now love Claudia Winkleman

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:36:33

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annasmami Fri 10-Oct-08 10:38:15

They are all pretty names.

Unfortunately the meaning of Claudia has always put me off that one... (derived from Latin claudus meaning "lame, crippled").

And Olivia and Sophia are perhaps becoming a little popular for my liking, so of your list I would choose Alicia.

Troutpout Fri 10-Oct-08 10:39:47

They are all nice
But Claudia stands out as far nicest imo
Have come across children with all the names apart from Claudia too.

seeker Fri 10-Oct-08 10:39:56

Like them all except Natalia. Be careful with Alicia - it's a lovely name, but the pronounciation seems to be slipping twards Aleesha - which I think (sorry) is horrid!

berolina Fri 10-Oct-08 10:45:25

Sophia and Natalia - 9. ds1 would have been Sophia had he been a girl. Natalia especially lovely if she is due around Christmas time.

Olivia, Alicia and Claudia - 7. Olivia is very popular. The sudden apparent popularity of Claudia confounds me - over here in Germany it's still seen as a very 60s/70s name.

BlackEyedDog Fri 10-Oct-08 10:46:55

out of these Claudia is my favorite 9/10

otherwise I love and prefer to the ia's


Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 10:49:42

Sophia 10
Olivia 9
Alicia 2
Natalia 4
Claudia 8

Wavedancer Fri 10-Oct-08 10:58:30

I'm in SW London too.

Sophia - 9/10 - love this name, it would have been our first choice if we were having a girl
Olivia - 6/10 - pretty name but very popular, I believe
Alicia / Natalia - 3/10 - don't know why, but these 2 sound a bit 'snobby' to me
Claudia - 2/10 - just don't like this one, sorry

scarletlilybug Fri 10-Oct-08 11:04:02

Maybe it depends where you live, but Olivia and Claudia are pretty popular in my rae atm.

If you call her Alicia, you might well find she's always being called "Aleesha" (not the ee-a sound on the end in what I mean).

Prefer Sophia of the last two although Natalia is ok.

Another vote here for Julia.
Or Georgia (although I guess that's another popular one at the moment)?
Or Victoria?

LouMacca Fri 10-Oct-08 11:06:34

Sophia 9
Olivia 9

Alicia 7

Natalia 2
Claudia 2

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