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Please vote for your favourite name (and save our marriage)

(130 Posts)
Jeepers Sat 15-Aug-09 21:59:50

The choices are:


All votes gratefully received. Thinking behind your choice also appreciated.
<anticipation builds>

beanieb Sat 15-Aug-09 22:06:55

I like Eve and Iris. Really like Iris.

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 15-Aug-09 22:07:57

1 - Alice
2 - Eve
3 - Lucy
4 - Iris

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 15-Aug-09 22:09:19

oh sorry, you wanted reasons

1 - my lovely old auntie was called Alice
2 - it's nicer than lucy and Iris
3 - It's nicer than Iris
4 - I think it's quite an ugly, harsh name.

cazboldy Sat 15-Aug-09 22:09:23


There are 3 Eve/Evies starting in reception when we go back

hester Sat 15-Aug-09 22:09:28

They're all very pretty. I would probably vote:

1- iris
2 - Lucy
3 - Eve
4 - Alice

Complete opposite to Hecate, then!

hatwoman Sat 15-Aug-09 22:10:25

1. Iris
2. Lucy
3. Alice
4/no vote Eve

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 15-Aug-09 22:10:34

grin You're just being Difficult, aren't you

LaurieFairyCake Sat 15-Aug-09 22:10:41

They are all lovely

we favour Eve and Iris

cece Sat 15-Aug-09 22:10:56

1. Eve
2. Alice
3. Iris/Lucy

5inthebed Sat 15-Aug-09 22:13:16

In order of preference

1. Eve - adore this name, was on my list if ds3 was a girl
2.Alice - Sounds right, whatever her age
3.Iris - Not many about
4. Lucy - Loads of them about

hatwoman Sat 15-Aug-09 22:13:30


Iris, Lucy and Alice all pass the pretty but serious adult test.
Lucy and Alice are timeless. (Iris is quite of the moment).
Eve is too popular

Tommy Sat 15-Aug-09 22:13:55

1 Eve - lovely, classic, biblical etc
2 Lucy - classic, traditional
3 Iris - flowers are always nice (!), there is a nice lady called Iris at our church who saves things (like free posters etc from the paper) for my DSs and I like the fact that the nme is becomning popular again
4 Alice - don't like it, never have


Mummywhereisyourwillie Sat 15-Aug-09 22:14:40

1. Alice - pretty name

2. Lucy - sounds pretty

3&4. Iris and Eve. Eve - seem to be lots around - quite 'of the moment' and I prefer classical names. Iris has bad connotations only because a relative is very ill with Alzheimer’s and that is her name - so totally irrelevant reason for you.

differentID Sat 15-Aug-09 22:15:16


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plonker Sat 15-Aug-09 22:15:48

Today my thinking is this (it changes constantly, lol):

My favourite is Lucy. Beautiful name - timeless, classic (and of course I have a lovely one myself grin)

Iris - I really like. Different without being unusual. Very pretty.

Eve - I'm just not keen on this name. There is a huge influx of Eve's/Evie's atm and although it's an ok name, I'm just not a fan.

Alice is ok.

Good luck smile

Vikelm Sat 15-Aug-09 22:16:19

Alice - pretty name, ages well.

Eve - A bit popular maybe, but for good reason.

Lucy - Sounds a bit like a nickname - in my opinion not as strong sounding as the others on the list.

Iris - reminds me of eyes. Don't really like this name much.

Good luck!

zippy539 Sat 15-Aug-09 22:16:26

Iris - just like it.
Alice - like it too.
Eve - a lovely name but loads of them in these parts.
Lucy - always sounds like a spoilt brat to me (sorry!)

lilacpink Sat 15-Aug-09 22:18:20

If my DH had agreed, I'd have gone with Iris. My favourite flower

logi Sat 15-Aug-09 22:20:50

eve (prefer evie) very pretty and alice is sweet .

Paolosgirl Sat 15-Aug-09 22:21:49

1. Eve - just love it

2. Lucy - Another fave

3. Alice - like also, but not as much

4. Iris - a bit to twee and old-ladyish for me

Sidge Sat 15-Aug-09 22:23:15

1. Lucy - pretty, feminine, not overused round here. Lends itself to some sweet nicknames for a younger child eg Lulu.
2. Alice - nice but a little bland.
3. Eve - pretty name but very overused lately.
4. Iris - not keen, not sure why as it's not an awful name it just seems very dull and middle aged to me - there are other flower names I prefer.

pamelat Sat 15-Aug-09 22:24:42

1 - Iris (one of my very favourite names)
2 - Eve (loce it but over used?)
3 - Alice (bit prim)
4 - Lucy

pooka Sat 15-Aug-09 22:26:24

1. Lucy. Timeless, classless (i.e. doesn't rbing to mind any stereotype to me. Not that many around here. I.e. only 2 in the whole of dd's primary school of 400+ pupils.
2. Eve. Pretty. Not especially common round here. OK.
3. Iris. Though has an edge to it IMO.
4. Alice. Boring. Bit horsey.

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