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Names we've discussed for DD.....

(39 Posts)
KAEKAE Thu 13-Aug-09 23:17:30

Would be interested to have thoughts on these names please! grin

Amelia....(DH fav)
Tallulah?!? Are we being brave?! lol.
Abigail....DP loves...I am not keen!

Surname is top name as previous post would have been Florence, but that's a no no since it rymes! wink

tummytickler Thu 13-Aug-09 23:21:08

Love Tallulah shortened to Lula - you dont have to be to brave i dont think, as there are a few about, and i know one adult too and she is really lovely.
dd gets called Lula sometimes (she is Pearl - we call her Pearlulah Tallulah hmm - have never been sure how it happened!) - i love it alot though.
Also like Elsie and Daisy.
What about Elsa - i think it is a bit more classic and timeless than Elsie.

Clary Thu 13-Aug-09 23:21:18

All of those are nice names <helpful>

Amelia and Ella are pretty popular (round here) if that matters to you. Elsie probably the most unusual of yr choices and maybe my fave.

I love Florence too but lol @ Florence Lawrence grin

Fimbo Thu 13-Aug-09 23:23:55

I think Amelia Daisy Lawrence would be nice.

Ella & Tallulah Lawrence have too many L's imho.

pointydog Thu 13-Aug-09 23:26:21

Amelia - lovely, gorgeous sound
Poppy - no, frou frou
Daisy - ok but I find it a bit little girly
Tallulah - no, too much
Abigail - ok
Annabella - no, chintzy
Ella - nice
Elsie - still has frumpy connotations

logi Fri 14-Aug-09 00:39:10

i like Daisy,Poppy(just got a new granddaughter called this)and Ella.

GrinnyPig Fri 14-Aug-09 00:43:14

I agree with your DHs choices. I prefer Amelia, but think Abigail sounds better with your surname.

screamingabdab Fri 14-Aug-09 01:38:03

I commented on Poppy on your other thread ....

I also think Daisy is too childish for an adult (sorry)

I like Amelia

I had an idea .. what about Elizabeth, and then you choose the NN of your choice :

Ella, Elsie, or what do you think of Betty ?

nappyaddict Fri 14-Aug-09 01:54:48

I only like Tallulah and Annabella. The others are a bit too popular for me. I like Elspeth and Elsa though.

mathanxiety Fri 14-Aug-09 04:53:27

I agree with the suggestion about avoiding too many L sounds running together; Amelia is the exception. My favourite of your list is Daisy. Amelia and Poppy come in second. Elsie sounds a bit like the charlady, sorry.

gloomysue Fri 14-Aug-09 08:22:04

Tallulah is the best name on your list, the others are all a bit too popular.

piscesmoon Fri 14-Aug-09 08:28:12

Amelia-lovely name
Poppy-fine for a baby but they grow out of it IMO.
Daisy-not keen.
Abigail....Can use Abby for short which is nice
Ella-better if short for something else like Eleanor or Gabriella
Elsie-Dire-my great aunt Elsie always insisted on being called something else and even today very few people know she is Elsie-she keeps it a dark secret!I know another old lady Elsie and she hates it too.

MamaLazarou Fri 14-Aug-09 09:04:07

Amelia - too common
Poppy - too twee
Daisy - see above
Tallulah - a stripper's name
Abigail - quite nice
Annabella - OK
Ella - Sounds unfinished
Elsie - Lovely

changenameruk Fri 14-Aug-09 09:11:18

if it were me:

love amelia and abigail.

poppy, daisy and ella are ok

Pawsandclaws Fri 14-Aug-09 09:18:24

IMO, the names on your list that go well with Lawrence are


The ones which are somewhat of a tongue-twister with Lawrence due to similar sounding components are


Especially Ella, IMO its quite a hard name to match because it seems to run into the second name more than most.

You would have to "announce" your name very distinctly as it sounds like one word ie "Ellalawrence", you would have to permanently make the effort to say ELla ~~~~~ LAWrence, which sounds strained. Amelia, Daisy and Abigail don't have this problem.

The ones which come across as bland are Poppy and Elsie.

jellybeans Fri 14-Aug-09 09:18:36

Amelia...don't like
Poppy....don't like it
Tallulah?!? it
Abigail....OK prefer just Abbi
Annabella...dislike but like Annabelle
Elsie...dislike (abit old lady for me)

TiggyR Fri 14-Aug-09 09:54:33

Amelia - extremely extremely common (as in over-used, not downmarket!)

Ella and Tallulah don't really go well with Laurence - too many L sounds - a bit clumsy.

I love Elsie, and when I was pregnant all three times my top names for a girl were Elsa or Elspeth with a view to using Elsie as a nickname. (oldest child is 16, youngest 10, so you can see I was ahead of my time!) Had three boys so never used them...

Abigail, pretty, classic and goes well with Laurence, but will get shortened to Abbie which is over-popular.

Poppy and Daisy are both lovely, but neither are especially unusual. Maybe that's not an issue for you though.

Annabelle is classic, timeless and pretty like Abigail. If you like those what about Georgina or Francesca? Georgie is lovely for a little girl. Both classic, elegant and pretty and have never become too common, unlike Amelia and Jessica etc.

Stigaloid Fri 14-Aug-09 09:58:02

Ella is a really common name around here (as in everyone is either called Ella, Freya or Isabelle/a) Scarlett is also over-used in these parts

I like Amelia - we are thinking of it for our daughter and calling her Milly for short.

I like Elsa, Tallulah and Abigail

TiggyR Fri 14-Aug-09 10:31:51

Noooo! Step away!!! Millie is SO SO common at the moment! It has derived out of Amelia being really common as well!

Unless of course that really doesn't worry you, but for me it would be the wrost thing ever. I'd rather people hated my child's name than there be four of them in the class.

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 17:12:07

Oooh I really like your list.

Amelia. absolutely beautiful! I think its really classic and pretty. Have a cousin called this and they call her Millie for short which I think is adorable. Lovely. Agree with your smart dh.

Poppy - sorry no. cutsie and all that but a bit sill imo.

Daisy - exactly same sentiments as above.

Tallulah?!? nice. wouldnt pick it personally. dont know really.

Abigail.. lovely but you couldnt pick it over Amelia ifykwim, like abbey though.

Annabella - nice.

Ella - lovely but 10,000,000 around here - has been in the top 5 in central stats for last couple of years but that doesnt really matter on the grand scale of things if you love it.

Elsie - old, old woman who smells like tea.

BarbieLovesKen Fri 14-Aug-09 17:12:44

bit silly blush

HerHonesty Fri 14-Aug-09 17:59:09

i know several amelias and lots of variations (amelie, amalia). whenever i meet another one i just think "not another!.

dont personally like annabella and elsie.

TiggyR Sat 15-Aug-09 10:56:34

That's how I feel too. It's not that it's not a lovely name - it is. But so you really want your child to be the Sharon or Tracey of the future?

SlartyBartFast Sat 15-Aug-09 11:01:17

how about flora?
although apart from tallulah and daisy and poppy i like all your names

SlartyBartFast Sat 15-Aug-09 11:01:29

what aobut Isabella?

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