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Opinions on my shortlist of girls names, please ..

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honestlyandtruly Fri 04-Sep-09 10:41:30

We're trying to come up with a girl's name for DC2 and can't seem to find one that we both really love. Can I ask for your thoughts on the two names that we agree on:

Susannah Mary
Louisa Joan

If a DS, he will be Louis Michael.

We also quite like Matilda (too popular?) and Tabitha (DD1 is Jemima so a bit too Beatrix Potter).

Middle names are all family names. We have a two syllable surname beginning with L.

Grateful for your thoughts, any other suggestions welcome.

cyteen Fri 04-Sep-09 10:43:52

Susannah Mary is lovely (I might be a bit biased though).

listenglisten Fri 04-Sep-09 10:45:16

I prefer Louisa Joan

OrangeAnge Fri 04-Sep-09 10:53:35

I quite like alliteration in names so Louisa L... could be really nice. I think Louisa or Matilda go well with Jemima too.

LouMacca Fri 04-Sep-09 11:19:06

I think Jemima and Matilda would be lovely. Don't know any Matilda's (Tilly is lovely too)

Matilda Mary is lovely.

daisyj Fri 04-Sep-09 11:22:47

Adore Matilda, and don't know any Matildas either. It would go with either middle name, too. Louisa is very pretty and I prefer it to Susannah.

anniemac Fri 04-Sep-09 12:05:29

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honestlyandtruly Fri 04-Sep-09 13:01:30

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Matilda is back on the shortlist but we're still undecided between the three names. I like them all, it's so hard to choose.

LouMacca Fri 04-Sep-09 13:35:35

honestly - i think when you have the baby you may have a better idea - sometimes the name you've chosen just doesn't suit iymwim smile

MaggieVirgo Fri 04-Sep-09 13:36:59

Susie and Jemima lovely.

Matilda quite ugly. NOt sure why it's popular.

winnybella Fri 04-Sep-09 13:41:57

Susannah Mary is lovely.
Matilda is great, almost called my DD that.
I like Louisa, not crazy about Joan.

NadiaWadia Fri 04-Sep-09 16:28:08

Louisa is very nice.

But Susannah is BEAUTIFUL. Love this name and its not overused at the moment.

Mary's nice as a middle name for either. Not paricularly keen on Joan though - have you considered Jane?

Doozie Fri 04-Sep-09 17:15:05

Absolutely Louisa Mary - it is beautiful and classic.

Matilda is definitely not ugly.

jellybeans Fri 04-Sep-09 18:27:48

Louisa Joan LIKE IT ALOT

Louis Michael LIKE IT

Matilda OK


yama Fri 04-Sep-09 18:30:37

Susannah Mary. Definitely.

(Is Joan a family name?)

differentID Fri 04-Sep-09 18:31:59

Like both combos, but really like Louisa Mary.

honestlyandtruly Sat 05-Sep-09 04:34:24

Yama - Joan was my late grandmother's name, Mary is my mum's middle name. I personally prefer Mary to Joan but would have liked to have used a name from my dad's side of the family.

Opinions seem to be split between Susannah, Louisa and Matilda - but at least no-one seems to dislike any of them smile.

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