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raggles Thu 18-Jun-09 10:14:15

Hello! I'm 7 months pregnant with first baby and we have been told it's a girl! But we really can't agree/decide on a name. Here is our short list:
Frankie (would be Francesca so she could choose when she's older - my favourite I think!)
Emily (like it a lot but don't know if it's a bit too sweet for us!)
Amy (I like it, my mum hates it and we see her a lot!)
Will have a good strong surname beginning with B which basically goes with anything.
Any help much appreciated! x

Phoenix Thu 18-Jun-09 10:17:19

IMO forget about anyone else. If you like a name use it, people will get used to whatever name you choose.

My ds probably would have been Amy if he'd been a girl. Like Emily too

funnypeculiar Thu 18-Jun-09 10:18:06

Welcome to mn & congratulations.

Would go with Francesca from your list, like it - a bit unusual but still very spellable, good shortening potential - ticks all my official name boxes grin

And, a word to the wise, we didn't tell anyone what name we choose until the babies were born and named (iykwim) - avoids nightmare situations where you love a name, but MIL hates it, etc etc)

VinegarTits Thu 18-Jun-09 10:21:24

Welcome grin

Frankie is lovely

fizzpops Thu 18-Jun-09 10:25:10

I like all your names but I think Francesca my favourite as slightly more unusual.

ShrimpOnTheBarbie Thu 18-Jun-09 10:29:46

Love Frankie (Francesca)! If only I could persuade my husband, it would be on our short list too.

Emily and Amy are nice too - we must like the same 'type' of names smile

jellybeans Thu 18-Jun-09 10:34:52

I like Amy best. The others are OK but not as nice IMO.

Fimbo Thu 18-Jun-09 10:38:47

I think some names are due a revival like


Kotek Thu 18-Jun-09 10:46:20

Amy - less popular than Emily these days, so not so many in the playground, but still a classic name.

Lizzylou Thu 18-Jun-09 10:48:03

Love the name Amy, also love Francesca.

Congratulations smile

nigglewiggle Thu 18-Jun-09 10:48:07

Francesca is lovely and Frankie is great!

Cadelaide Thu 18-Jun-09 10:51:22

Francesca, others boring.

(I'm being very honest to the point of brutality this morning!)

Deemented Thu 18-Jun-09 11:44:50

I love Francesca, but i'd be different and go with Cesca as a nn.

shootfromthehip Thu 18-Jun-09 11:47:38

Francesca is lovely- and DO keep it to yourself!

screamingabdab Thu 18-Jun-09 11:50:54

I like Francesca too. It works for a baby, child and adult.

Issy123 Thu 18-Jun-09 12:29:20

Francesca is the best one, I know a 4 year old and its shortend to Frankie it suits her and works really well.

BlackEyedDogstar Thu 18-Jun-09 12:59:10

I like Frankie but can't stand Francesca, don't know why.

Love Amy, pretty and quite cool.

MrsMattie Thu 18-Jun-09 14:00:34

Frankie and Francesca are nice. I love Emiy.

Amy - meh.

raggles Thu 18-Jun-09 14:57:41

Thank you for all your thoughts so far - I love Frankie so think I'll work on that one!

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