DD2 is due in 4 weeks. It took me ages to get used to DD1 name, and wasn't at all sure that I liked it for several months (even used to get it mixed up with a similar sounding name )
I'm finding it even harder to choose another girls name this time, and want to get it right. DH is very good at deciding on names that he doesn't like, but is as indecisive as me when it comes to choosing one that he does.
I need your help MNers! What do you think of these:
Genevieve, Roxanne, Olivia, Elsie are "ok" but not stunning and have their own ie Genevieve - nobody will be able to spell it and she'll be spelling it out forever, "No, G-E-N not J-E-N"....; Roxanne - name of trampy soap character and a bit of a "bad girl's" name; Olivia - nice but everywhere ATM; Elsie - flimsy name that will suit a little girl for 10 mins but seems unfinished and a bit of a nn, much prefer Elsa, Ella or Elise.
Maxine- dislike- sounds dated and not v feminine Roxanne-dislike- as above Hazel- nice Zoe- not keen on this but nothing wrong with it Genevieve- gorgeous- on my list too Jasmine- pretty Olivia- v pretty name but v popular Dahlia- pretty Ivy- love this Elsie- love this too.
Thanks everyone for your input - this has been really helpful. We're living in Australia at the moment so wasn't aware of some of the negative associations with soap characters etc. A return to the UK may be on the cards though, so it's good to have an idea how names will go down there.
Thirtysomething - thanks for alternative suggestions. I like Coralie and Edie (also like Elisa, but neice is Elizabeth so a bit similar).
Am a bit relieved that my list didn't get completely ripped to shreds !