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Girls names opinion/help wanted!

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southernbelle77 Wed 26-Aug-09 20:34:08

Here is the list as it stands at the moment. We've not really discussed what we like the best etc but just trying to compile names we like! Opinions on these and any other suggestions welcome. We have a short surname if that matters (not that it really does to me!)

Charlotte
Eleanor
Erin
Jenna
Lara
Leah
Sophia
Zara

MrsMattie Wed 26-Aug-09 20:37:48

I like Zara and Leah very much. I'm a fan of two syllable names.

Sophia and Lara are quite nice.

Eleanor and Charlotte are nice but too plain for my liking.

I really don't like Erin (fake Irish) or Jenna (horrible).

Ella / Ellen / Eliza / Eva?
Xia
Soraya
Sariah
Liana

janeite Wed 26-Aug-09 20:39:59

I like Charlotte and Eleanor a lot (though prefer Austen's Elinor spelling). Sophia is okay. I don't much like the others.

lljkk Wed 26-Aug-09 20:40:49

They are all quite nice, imo .

LilRedWG Wed 26-Aug-09 20:41:25

Charlotte - like
Eleanor - love
Erin - okay
Jenna - like
Lara - nah
Leah - nah
Sophia - like
Zara - okay

weegiemum Wed 26-Aug-09 20:41:37

I like CHarlotte, Eleanor, Erin.

Not so keen on the others.

Leda Wed 26-Aug-09 20:42:32

Lara is lovely.

MrsMattie Wed 26-Aug-09 20:44:35

Laura?

bodiddly Wed 26-Aug-09 20:46:37

I like Charlotte and Sophia out of your list!

ReneRusso Wed 26-Aug-09 20:51:21

My favourites are Lara, Sophia and Eleanor.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 26-Aug-09 20:55:09

Charlotte
Eleanor
Erin
Jenna
Lara
Leah
Sophia
Zara

The ones I like best are Eleanor, Leah and Sophia. There are so many Charlottes around here that I'm bored by the name, nice as it is.

How about

Leonora
Beatrice
Rowena
Miranda
Matilda
Henrietta

which are in a similar kind of vein?

Thunderduck Wed 26-Aug-09 21:11:33

I love Charlotte,Eleanor,Erin and Sophia.

malung Wed 26-Aug-09 21:30:28

Leonora is a really, truly lovely name. Old and established yet very underused so rarely heard.
It just sounds sooo beautiful when said outloud.smile

southernbelle77 Thu 27-Aug-09 07:08:26

Thanks for all your replies! My favourites don't appear to be hated so that's good!!

Not too keen on any of the suggestions made (sorry blush ). Knew a Leonora once and she was so incredibly annoying that it has tarnished the name for me! Also, I know DH wouldn't go for any of them either!

Was saying the names to myself last night along side our surname and think I have ruled out Jenna and Erin as it doesn't sound 'right'! Also, as much as I like Lara, DH said something about it which makes me think he wouldn't like it with our surname!

So, any other suggestions?!

Sibble Thu 27-Aug-09 07:12:20

Cecily????????? I love it anyway grin

bellissima Thu 27-Aug-09 08:53:04

Leonora just trying too hard. It's that extra syllable. Like Charlotte, Eleanor, Sophia. Others seem a bit curt to me (and Zara a shop). Lilian(ne)?

Hulababy Thu 27-Aug-09 09:02:43

I prefer Sophia from OP.

I prefer Eleonora to Eleanor.

ilovepeppapig Thu 27-Aug-09 09:23:31

alyssia ?
olivia?
Lucy?
rebecca?
victoria?
Alicia?

FWIW i like leah and charlotte

ilovepeppapig Thu 27-Aug-09 09:24:08

sorry should be Alyssa

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Thu 27-Aug-09 09:52:15

Charlotte - love it
Eleanor - like it
Erin - don't like it
Jenna - have you thought of Jenny?
Lara - Love it
Leah - don't like it
Sophia - Love it
Zara - don't like it.

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Thu 27-Aug-09 11:36:05

Oh god - did I kill this thread?

southernbelle77 Thu 27-Aug-09 16:32:56

Interesting to see everyones opinions!

alyssia - don't like
olivia - like but know too many
Lucy - as above
rebecca- don't mind it but not for us
victoria - no
Alicia - do like and will add to the list!

Cecily - not for me

southernbelle77 Fri 28-Aug-09 09:13:35

Anyone else??

piscesmoon Fri 28-Aug-09 09:21:30

Charlotte-lovely
Eleanor-lovely
Erin-only if Irish
Jenna-no
Lara-OK
Leah-NO
Sophia-I never know which way people are going to pronounce it and you could be in for a lifetime of people getting it wrong.
Zara -I love Sarah-never keen on Zara.

How about
Elizabeth
Eliza
Susannah
Rosalind
Caroline
Katherine or Catherine
Zoe

thesecondcoming Fri 28-Aug-09 09:40:54

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