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jojo001 Sun 21-Jun-09 22:02:15

Hi
I am having a C section baby girl on wed and still have not decided on a name. Our ideas are:

Alice
Elizabeth
Madeliene
Mia
Sophie

But we are open to other ideas as we are not set on any of them.

Is Alice a bit boring and old fashioned?

Thought if went with Elizabeth could shorten it to 'libby'.

Like Madeliene but worry about the Madeliene McCann link.

Not sure on Mia as never know wether to say it as mea or mya - if that makes sense.

Like Sophie but worried it is very popular - noticed there are 2 Sophie's in my son tumble tots class. Also partner and his ex had a dog called Sophie! - Not sure if I should let this put me off.

Really appreciate ideas and thoughts.

We did like Molly and Milly but realised don't go with surname which is a McEwan.

Thanks
jo

janeite Sun 21-Jun-09 22:09:29

Alice is lovely.

jugglingwoman Sun 21-Jun-09 22:10:37

Alice is old fashioned but also a classic and very pretty.

Elizabeth I always feel is a bit formal but I think Libby if fun and I do quite like names you can shortern or lengthen.

Madeliene always sounds a bit posh to me and she'd definitely end up being Maddie which may or may not annoy you.

Mia is nice and a little different.

And Sophie is a beautiful name but if you like it and aren't sure, go 'exotic' and maybe call her Sophia?

And I don't know whether Milly or Molly wouldn't go (plus remember unless it's bully worthy it won't worry her and when she gets married it'll change anyway)!!

Good luck!

jugglingwoman Sun 21-Jun-09 22:10:44

Alice is old fashioned but also a classic and very pretty.

Elizabeth I always feel is a bit formal but I think Libby if fun and I do quite like names you can shortern or lengthen.

Madeliene always sounds a bit posh to me and she'd definitely end up being Maddie which may or may not annoy you.

Mia is nice and a little different.

And Sophie is a beautiful name but if you like it and aren't sure, go 'exotic' and maybe call her Sophia?

And I don't know whether Milly or Molly wouldn't go (plus remember unless it's bully worthy it won't worry her and when she gets married it'll change anyway)!!

Good luck!

jugglingwoman Sun 21-Jun-09 22:10:46

Alice is old fashioned but also a classic and very pretty.

Elizabeth I always feel is a bit formal but I think Libby if fun and I do quite like names you can shortern or lengthen.

Madeliene always sounds a bit posh to me and she'd definitely end up being Maddie which may or may not annoy you.

Mia is nice and a little different.

And Sophie is a beautiful name but if you like it and aren't sure, go 'exotic' and maybe call her Sophia?

And I don't know whether Milly or Molly wouldn't go (plus remember unless it's bully worthy it won't worry her and when she gets married it'll change anyway)!!

Good luck!

jugglingwoman Sun 21-Jun-09 22:11:02

Alice is old fashioned but also a classic and very pretty.

Elizabeth I always feel is a bit formal but I think Libby if fun and I do quite like names you can shortern or lengthen.

Madeliene always sounds a bit posh to me and she'd definitely end up being Maddie which may or may not annoy you.

Mia is nice and a little different.

And Sophie is a beautiful name but if you like it and aren't sure, go 'exotic' and maybe call her Sophia?

And I don't know whether Milly or Molly wouldn't go (plus remember unless it's bully worthy it won't worry her and when she gets married it'll change anyway)!!

Good luck!

jugglingwoman Sun 21-Jun-09 22:11:34

Oh dear. What happened there?

Sorry! blush

MrsHappy Sun 21-Jun-09 22:13:12

I like Alice, Sophie and Elizabeth. All are classic and lovely. If they are popular it is for a reason.

Isn't Madeliene spelled Madeleine?

Mia is also pretty popular, BTW.

jojo001 Sun 21-Jun-09 22:13:33

LOL - thanks for your thoughts. We just thought Molly McEuan sounds too like Molly Malone!

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janeite Sun 21-Jun-09 22:15:38

I agree with you that M M doesn't sound great.

nigglewiggle Sun 21-Jun-09 22:16:20

I thought it was spelled Madeleine?

Anyway, I really love Alice and it would be my third DD's name, if I have one!

Elizabeth is lovely and classic and adaptable as juggling said (many times wink).

Mia and Sophie are inoffensive, but a bit dull.

GossipMonger Sun 21-Jun-09 22:18:18

Eliza is a pretty nn for Elizabeth.

LovelyDear Sun 21-Jun-09 22:18:37

we have a million mias/mayas etc in our class. i can never pronounce them right way.

jojo001 Sun 21-Jun-09 22:19:01

yes sorry spelling wrong - typing too quick.

FagashLil Sun 21-Jun-09 22:21:27

Love Elizabeth
Mia Sophie and Madeleine very popular where I am (also hate Maddy)

How about Alison?

jojo001 Sun 21-Jun-09 22:22:54

Thanks
Not keen on Alison at all - don't think it sounds very girly.

JennyTaylier Sun 21-Jun-09 22:30:32

Alice is beautiful & goes well with your surname.

As do Molly & Milly imo.

Madeleine will always be associated with Madeleine McCann, sadly.

FagashLil Sun 21-Jun-09 22:32:42

Fair enough smile
Sophia? not as popular as Sophie but very pretty imo

lockets Sun 21-Jun-09 22:34:39

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RachieB Sun 21-Jun-09 23:48:15

Alice is lovely

Kotek Mon 22-Jun-09 12:58:02

all nice, but sophie/sophia is most popular where i live - there are at least 2-3 girls with this name in each playground we go to around here and there were 2 in my son's nursery class. if that's not an issue go for it.

M M is fine in my view also.

ILoveBanksy Mon 22-Jun-09 13:00:17

I like Mia the best or Elizabeth (Lizzy) as I think this would sound great with your surname.

Cies Mon 22-Jun-09 13:05:22

I love Alice and Elizabeth.

Madeleine is fine.

IMO Sophie is a bit ordinary, and Mia is a bit "now" (it also means "mine" as in "It's mine, not yours" in Spanish which puts me off a bit).

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