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Haribosmummy Wed 24-Jun-09 20:22:47

OK, tell me what girls you think I should be thinking of?

I have a Harry (Harrison) so would like something that 'matches' that IYSWIM.

Our shortlist (OK, my shortlist which I have repeated over and over mentioned to DH) is:

Imogen (but I don't like Immy and DH doesn't like Genny)
India (but shortened to Indy might make people think I have a Harrison Ford issue!)
Amelia (but popular????)
Emily

PLEASE offer any / all suggestions!!

thankyou!

HM

Tidey Wed 24-Jun-09 20:27:30

I like Emily and Amelia best from your list. Are you that concerned about how popular names are? According to a site I've just found, Emily was 4th most popular last year, Amelia 11th, Imogen 40th. I can't see India anywhere in the top fifty.

I think you have to go for a name you love and sounds right rather than how unusual it is. You might go off the name in a few weeks/months/years and wish you had chosen something else.

Thunderduck Wed 24-Jun-09 20:28:00

Why not just call her by the full version e.g Imogen?Why does she need a nickname?

stillstanding Wed 24-Jun-09 20:28:35

I like all of them! Emily and Amelia probably my favourits.

Boys2mam Wed 24-Jun-09 20:29:44

LOVE Imogen & India

My own are....

Mia
Thea

(not intended for them to rhyme)

lockets Wed 24-Jun-09 20:34:12

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dizzydixies Wed 24-Jun-09 20:40:59

Imogen could be Mimi if you liked that? does it need to be shortened though, its a lovely name smile

others could be

Celeste
Penelope nn Nell
Cecilia nn Cece
Nancy
Nina
Georgia
Jemima nn Jem
Nicole nn Nico
Verity
Marianne

dizzydixies Wed 24-Jun-09 20:43:00

Claudia is lovely too
Camille nn Millie or Mimi
Beatrice nn Bea
Phoebe nn Bea
Florence nn Floss
Josephine nn josie or Posey

Boys2mam Wed 24-Jun-09 20:46:51

Oh mine aren't called Mia and Thea (just had myself a chuckle at that!), they're on my wishlist for DC3, who will be a girl (not yet conceived, still trying to bully persuade DP).

grin

janeite Wed 24-Jun-09 20:51:49

Imogen is nice enough but Immy and Genny both v silly sounding imho.

I don't like India.

Emily is nice and classic and not heard as much nowadays.

Amelia is okay.

I like:
Clover
Violet
Elinor
Esme
Beatrice
Daisy

dizzydixies Wed 24-Jun-09 20:55:53

janeite where we are there are loads of Emily's - not surprisingly as its a lovely name smile

Bonneville Wed 24-Jun-09 21:31:57

Why does Genny sound silly? I am assuming it is pronounced the same as Jenny/Jennie.

Haribosmummy Wed 24-Jun-09 21:33:54

Yes - Genny as Jenny..

There are loads of Emilys around here too...
(not that that really matters - Harry isn't exactly uncommon!!

Scorpette Wed 24-Jun-09 21:58:11

Go for broke and turn India into Indiana wink

angrypixie Wed 24-Jun-09 22:15:27

No more Emilys....I implore you!

I know 11 oldest 18 and youngest 7 months.

Haribosmummy Wed 24-Jun-09 22:32:10

scorpette No. .... grin

angrypixie - Done! smile

What about Zara???

jellybeans Wed 24-Jun-09 22:37:32

My fave is Imogen. Also like

Mia
Tia
Brooke
Skye
Leonie
Leona
Iona
Eva
Evie
Kyla
Bryony

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