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TheKurgan Tue 26-May-09 12:27:56

Hello, I'm sure we'll change our minds many times between now and then, but at the moment we both like:

Claudia
Lorelei
Marnie
Juliet

Any preferences/rabid dislikes?! Don't feel you have to be kind! wink Thank you!

Thunderduck Tue 26-May-09 12:29:01

I love Claudia. Juliet is ok. I don't like the others.

PolkSaladLucie Tue 26-May-09 12:30:39

Love Claudia - it's very elegant. For me, Lorelei is a bit American Stripper, but that might be what you're going for grin.

Marnie is cute and Juliet is a bit dull, but nice.

They don't seem similar in style to me. Do you have other children?

lljkk Tue 26-May-09 12:52:25

They are all fine by me, I would think they are all quite similar in style. I like Claudia best.

MrsMattie Tue 26-May-09 13:18:24

Juliet is my outright favourite.

Personally not keen on Claudia. It's quite a cold, Germanic sounding name to my ears.

Marnie - NO. Yuck.

Lorelei is sweet.

ByTheSea Tue 26-May-09 13:22:04

I like them all except Lorelei.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Tue 26-May-09 13:24:07

I love Juliet, quite like Claudia, not at all keen on Marnie, and Lorelei is a rock.

castille Tue 26-May-09 13:28:30

Claudia I quite like. Juliet is ok. But I really don't like the other two.

tootyflooty Tue 26-May-09 13:40:12

not overly keen on any of them,but if I had to pick one it would be Juliet, as I quite like jude as a shortened name. Are these all that are on your short list? how do they fit with your surname?

sockmonster Tue 26-May-09 13:41:41

Claudia- my favourite
Lorelei- stripper?
Marnie- cute name, but will people think you are too fond of Armani?
Juliet- so dull. I prefer Juliette,if you have to use it, Juliet seems a bit stifled.

So I prefer Claudia, it has the most ageless style. Marnie is OK. I hate Lorelei and I hate Juliet, but love Julia.

dizzydixies Tue 26-May-09 14:09:56

I love Claudia, its just a shame about the meaning

Lorelei - not to my taste
Marnie - ok
Juliet - not so much but like Julia

TheKurgan Tue 26-May-09 14:14:02

Thanks for the comments so far, very illuminating! To answer your questions, this will be our first child; we have quite a long list of names but I didn't want to inflict that on you, so these are my current faves; and yes all of them go well with our surname!

dizzydixies Tue 26-May-09 14:28:20

inflict away, nothing we like more than a long list of names grin

all 3 of my girls have 3 each blush

LadyPinkofPinkerton Tue 26-May-09 14:32:19

I like all of them except Juliet

lowrib Tue 26-May-09 14:33:31

Lorelei is a great name

qumquat Tue 26-May-09 15:04:55

I love Lorelei, I thought it was the woman who sat on the rock, rather than the rock itself? My hazy memory is that she is Germanic legend's version of the sirens, she sat brushing her hair on the rock by the Rhine looking generally irresistible and lured sailors to their death. Pretty cool story for a name I reckon!

lechatnoir Tue 26-May-09 16:10:00

Lorelei sounds very american stripper to me regardless of the meaning wink
Claudia - ok prefer Claudine
Marnie - really like
Juliet - bit boring

TheKurgan Tue 26-May-09 16:39:19

Confusing! Lorelei seems to be a marmite name as does Marnie (though at least Marnie gets to keep her clothes on!)

MrsMattie Tue 26-May-09 16:43:53

Hmmm, see, I would have said Marnie was a stripper name. Or an American beauty pageant contestant's name, at least smile

'My name is Marnie and I want world peace'...etc

PremenstrualChickens Mon 08-Jun-09 12:31:20

My name is Marnie, and I am sick of having to spell it grin I am not a stripper ;) Oh, and can I say that accent affects how pleasant the name sounds? My Irish DH says my name beautifully, my essex family shorten it to <shudder> Marn. To me, that particular noise has always made me think of someone who's been lobotomised grunting.

othersideofchannel Mon 08-Jun-09 13:00:16

Claudia - shame about the meaning - couldn't use it for that reason.

Lorelei - having seen the Lorelei on the river Rhine, I can't imagine it for a girl...

Marnie - lovely

Juliet - sounds a little 'dated'

Nancy66 Mon 08-Jun-09 13:07:11

Claudia - great name, good choice

Lorelei- bit twee.

Marnie - makes me think of the Hitchcock film. not keen

Juliet - too like Julie.

hulabula Mon 08-Jun-09 13:14:12

Claudia - means 'lame' or 'disabled' - which is a shame as it is a nice name...

Lorelei- not sure how you'd pronounce it, but could be nice

Marnie - like it very much

Juliet - not that keen on this one.

Arewenearlythereyet2009 Mon 08-Jun-09 15:17:19

I definitely like Juliet the best from these. Maybe check out the meanings for these names to see which one you like the best? You can search for names by meaning over at http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ Good luck x

cyteen Mon 08-Jun-09 15:24:15

Love Marnie and Claudia, Juliet is okay, Lorelei - no.

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