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#1 is Imogen, #2 is... (girl)... ? Help!

(24 Posts)
AmeliaR Sun 30-Aug-09 20:26:53

Our 3 year old is called Imogen. Have a list of names for the one on the way (only a few weeks to go!!)... which do you prefer...


Which is your favourite?

neolara Sun 30-Aug-09 20:29:32

Oh, am expecting number 3 any minute and my husband and I were just today saying how much we liked Imogen. And we have a Lara already.

I really like Lara (obviously) and also Maddie. Like Isobel too, but there are loads and loads and loads of them round here.

AmeliaR Sun 30-Aug-09 20:31:20

No way!?!!! That's such a coincidence. Maybe it's fate then and I should choose Lara

MrsVik Sun 30-Aug-09 20:51:16

I think Isobel is a little close to Imogen, maybe? Maddie I'm not keen on, I'd go for Lara or Susannah, my favorite being Susannah

Good luck with the birth!!

Sidge Sun 30-Aug-09 21:06:49

Susannah is lovely.

Lara is nice but I prefer Clara.

boodleboot Sun 30-Aug-09 21:08:20

Lara is is Susannah...

Andthentherewerethree Sun 30-Aug-09 21:09:58

lara for sure!

imogen is on my list oif names for number 4 due in a few weeks.

my sisters dd is lara and its a lvoely name.

MaggieLeo Sun 30-Aug-09 21:12:54

I'd go for Susannah/Susie
or Leonora/Lara

I think Lara is too modest next to Imogen. dykwim? Leonora and Imogen better matched.

Isobel would be too Miss I XXXXXs. Very popular too. Maddie just not keen.

MaggieLeo Sun 30-Aug-09 21:13:27

Sidge, yes, Clara. Clara and Imogen go better too.

tummytickler Sun 30-Aug-09 21:13:41

Oh Susannah - it is soooo lovely and underused and Susie is really cute on a lo!

AmeliaR Sun 30-Aug-09 21:14:58

Looks like Lara is becoming a favourite!!

AmeliaR Sun 30-Aug-09 21:16:05

Hadn't thought of Susie. Now you've got me thinking. Will run that by the DH

owlandpussycat Sun 30-Aug-09 21:16:48

When I looked I thought it needed a 3 syllable name like (only cos it was the first one I thought of) Allegra- but not nec. Allegra. Anyway Susannah fits perfectly is what I'm trying to say

mathanxiety Sun 30-Aug-09 21:19:10

I always wanted a Lara or Clara (much prefer to Claire), but I love Susannah too. There are too many Isobels and Isabellas. Plenty of Maddies where I live too.

TiggyR Sun 30-Aug-09 21:20:55

I think Lara is very pretty, timeless, and not over-used or trendy.

jellybeans Sun 30-Aug-09 21:49:03

Maddie OK
Isobel Far far too popular
Lara fab name
Susannah OK but not keen on Sue/Susie

I like Lara best, like Cara also.

dogofpoints Sun 30-Aug-09 22:01:23

Isobel is lovely but doesn't go with Imogen

Maddie is lovely, my favourite
Lara is lovely too
Don;t like Susannah

frakkinpannikinAGRIPPA Mon 31-Aug-09 00:21:55

Imogen and Lara sound beautiful together. As do Imogen and Leonora.

Don't like Susannah personally.

Imogen and Isobel - too popular and too many Is.

Imogen and Maddie I don't like but Imogen and Madeleine are fine. I suppose it depends if you shorten your Imogen to Immie and then have Immie and Maddie...

upamountain Mon 31-Aug-09 00:30:26

I've always liked Lara because of Doctor Zhivago connection - she was actually Larissa if you would like a longer version of the name which is also a lovely name.

AmeliaR Mon 31-Aug-09 12:28:46

Loads of great thoughts above, thank you everyone. I think Lara is up there at the number 1 spot for us now. Will let you know what we decide when she's finally here

jkklpu Mon 31-Aug-09 20:23:58

I have friends with a Lara and Imogen, too
was going to say Larissa as well though prefer Lara

TwoPersephone Tue 01-Sep-09 09:06:33

Imogen and Susan

Firawla Thu 03-Sep-09 13:59:37


NadiaWadia Thu 03-Sep-09 15:24:34

All beautiful names.

My favourites are Susannah and Isobel. Athough as you already have an Imogen it would perhaps be best to avoid having 2 kids with the same initial? Susannah had the advantage of having lots of possible short forms, Susan, Susy, Suky (really cute for a little one) or Sue.

Lara is very nice though.

As is Maddie although I would officially name her Madeleine so she can have the choice when she's a High Court Judge - but let her be known informally as Maddie/Maddy.
There is a sad connecton though of course (McCann).

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