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justbeenforapromenade Sun 13-Sep-09 17:28:16

Impressions please?

Araminta (Minty for short)
Amethyst
Belle
Bellatrix
Camelia
Daphne
Dahlia
Delphine (Delphi for short)
Dove
Emmeline
Iris
Isadora
Mabel
Minna
Marigold
Magnolia
Pearl
Peridot
Penelope
S eraphine
Sunny
Tabitha
Xanthe
Zora

twirlymum Sun 13-Sep-09 17:30:35

Marigold reminds me of rubber gloves. Dove is a soap.

I know a Tabitha.

Hollyoaks Sun 13-Sep-09 17:32:38

Not a fan of any of them but Bellatrix just sounds mean angry

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sun 13-Sep-09 17:32:57

I like Daphne and Iris. Hate the rest, especially Bellatrix.

Rindercella Sun 13-Sep-09 17:33:32

Araminta (Minty for short) Loathe
Amethyst Loathe
Belle Indifferent
Bellatrix Loathe
Camelia Like (but don't love)
Daphne Loathe
Dahlia Loathe
Delphine (Delphi for short) Like
Dove Loathe
Emmeline Indifferent
Iris Indifferent
Isadora Indifferent
Mabel Loathe
Minna Indifferent
Marigold Loathe
Magnolia Indifferent
Pearl Like
Peridot Loathe
Penelope Indifferent
S eraphine Like
Sunny Loathe
Tabitha Like
Xanthe Indifferent
Zora Loathe

Sorry, I don't love any of them - looks like we have quite different taste in names smile

tammy234 Sun 13-Sep-09 17:58:58

I love Camelia, Daphne, Dahlia, Delphine, Emmeline, Penelope, Seraphine.

I'm indifferent to the rest. They all actually make a welcome change to all the Grace's, Ella's and Olivia's (yawn...).

Good luck with your choice!

Jajas Sun 13-Sep-09 18:04:41

Only one I like is Xanthe, sorry rest are a bit like the contents of a garden.

lilysam Sun 13-Sep-09 18:06:24

Only one i like is Isadora - sorry

TabithaTwitchet Sun 13-Sep-09 18:08:30

Araminta (Minty for short) Dislike
Amethyst Indifferent
Belle Quite like
Bellatrix loathe
Camelia quite like
Daphne quite like
Dahlia Loathe
Delphine (Delphi for short) Quite like
Dove Loathe
Emmeline Loathe
Iris Quite like
Isadora Like
Mabel Loathe
Minna Love
Marigold Indifferent
Magnolia loathe
Pearl Indifferent
Peridot Indifferent
Penelope Like
S eraphine Like
Sunny Loathe
Tabitha Love
Xanthe Indifferent
Zora Loathe

cece Sun 13-Sep-09 18:21:27

Araminta (Minty for short)- no
Amethyst - er no
Belle - OK
Bellatrix - umm a definite no
Camelia - OK if you can cope with the royal connection
Daphne - no!
Dahlia - NO!
Delphine (Delphi for short) - no
Dove - OMG no!
Emmeline - could sort of cope with it but on reflection no...
Iris - nice but very trendy at the moment
Isadora - yes!
Mabel - again quite trendy at the moment
Minna - what? no
Marigold - poor child!
Magnolia - like the paint???????????
Pearl - yes sort of like this in a retro way
Peridot - no
Penelope - now this I like!
S eraphine - no
Sunny - no!
Tabitha - cats name...
Xanthe - no
Zora - no

Sorry not many of your list I like. If you like wierd unusual names how about Perdita (Perdy for short)

ScummyMummy Sun 13-Sep-09 18:22:59

I quite like:
Xanthe
Seraphine
Pearl
Delphine
Iris
Daphne

though wouldn't use them myself as 1st names for various reasons, mainly to do with me being boring. The rest are meh or awful! Hate Tabitha and Araminta in particular.

justbeenforapromenade Sun 13-Sep-09 18:26:53

scummy - the ones I really like are on your list - not so sure about Xanthe, was a bit of a wild card - as are others.

MrsVik Sun 13-Sep-09 18:30:07

Araminta (Minty for short) - loathe - sounds like toothpaste.
Amethyst - indifferent
Belle - love
Bellatrix - loathe
Camelia - love
Daphne - indifferent
Dahlia - love
Delphine (Delphi for short) - love
Dove - loathe
Emmeline - indifferent
Iris - indifferent
Isadora - indifferent
Mabel - loathe
Minna - indifferent
Marigold - loathe
Magnolia - loathe
Pearl - indifferent
Peridot - loathe
Penelope - LOVE!
S eraphine - loathe
Sunny - loathe
Tabitha - love
Xanthe - indifferent
Zora - indifferent

So, I love Belle, Camelia, Dahlia, Delphine, Penelope and Tabitha.

janeite Sun 13-Sep-09 18:30:15

Araminta (Minty for short) - nope
Amethyst - nope
Belle - I like it but as a shortening of Isobel
Bellatrix - awful but Bella or Beatrice both lovely
Camelia - no
Daphne - no
Dahlia - okayish
Delphine (Delphi for short)- yes
Dove - as a middle name i could live with it
Emmeline - not bad
Iris - ok
Isadora - love it
Mabel - hate it
Minna - awful
Marigold -hideous
Magnolia - worse than hideous
Pearl - ok
Peridot - silly
Penelope - ok
S eraphine - nope
Sunny - god no
Tabitha - cat
Xanthe - only if you have Greek links
Zora - awful

Sorry, I don't like many of them but I love Isadora.

bellissima Sun 13-Sep-09 18:31:25

Like Pearl (one of DD2's middle names). Also like Minna - (Swedish?). But NB - there is a body of opinion on the site that regards anything starting with 'min' or 'fan' as pertaining to rude bits.

ScummyMummy Sun 13-Sep-09 19:04:02



I went to school with a v beautiful girl named Xanthe, though.

AvadaKedavra Sun 13-Sep-09 19:07:48

Araminta (Minty for short)- indifferent
Amethyst - loathe
Belle - loathe
Bellatrix - dear gosh no!
Camelia - stick another L in and love
Daphne - love
Dahlia - love
Delphine (Delphi for short) - loathe
Dove - loathe
Emmeline - love
Iris -love
Isadora - loathe
Mabel - love
Minna -indifferent
Marigold - indifferent
Magnolia - loathe
Pearl - indifferent
Peridot - loathe
Penelope - love
S eraphine - love Seraphina more
Sunny - indifferent
Tabitha - love
Xanthe - love
Zora -loathe

HTH

Clary Sun 13-Sep-09 19:14:29

I really luuurve Mabel which is odd as I am not at all keen on many of the others hmm

Emmeline is nice but would be Emmy (= Emily/Amelia/Emilia, v popular)

Iris is nice as well.

Really don't like Dove or Sunny, sorry.

justbeenforapromenade Sun 13-Sep-09 19:18:22

oops yes, avada, Camellia it is...and I'm usually such a scrupulous speller blush

8oreighty Sun 13-Sep-09 19:21:23

Love Emmeline.
Dove?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heated Sun 13-Sep-09 19:22:39

Araminta (Minty for short) - Love
Amethyst - Loathe - too frou-frou
Belle - Indiff, so often misnamed
Bellatrix - Ha ha, Harry Potter - NO
Camelia - Indiff - twee, much prefer Camille
Daphne - Indiff
Dahlia - Indiff to it possums
Delphine (Delphi for short) - only like Delphi
Dove - Loathe - Might as well call her Imperial Leather
Emmeline - Loathe - twee
Iris - Love
Isadora - Love
Mabel - Love
Minna - Loathe, just insert the 'G'
Marigold - Loathe - gloves
Magnolia - Loathe - both the film & the colour of walls
Pearl - Loathe
Peridot - Love
Penelope - Indiff
Seraphine - Indiff
Sunny - Loathe, worst of the lot
Tabitha - Love
Xanthe - Loathe
Zora - Loathe

Nancy66 Sun 13-Sep-09 19:24:08

I love Tabitha

iris indifferent.

Rest: loathe loathe loathe.

HigherThanAWombat Sun 13-Sep-09 19:27:15

I love Emmeline. Penelope is nice. I don't like the others

RetroMum1 Sun 13-Sep-09 19:28:31

Araminta (Minty for short)- Loathe
Amethyst - loathe
Belle - indifferent
Bellatrix - prefer to the above
Camelia - ndifferent
Daphne - loathe
Dahlia - like
Delphine (Delphi for short)- Delphine donkey peppa pig!
Dove - loathe
Emmeline - Love
Iris - Lovw
Isadora - Indifferent
Mabel - Love
Minna - Love
Marigold - Loathe
Magnolia - Loathe
Pearl - Loathe
Peridot - Loathe
Penelope - Indifferent
S eraphine - Indifferent
Sunny - A boys name to me
Tabitha - Love
Xanthe - Loathe
Zora - loathe

melpomene Sun 13-Sep-09 19:33:54

Araminta (Minty for short) - indifferent
Amethyst - loathe
Belle - indifferent
Bellatrix - loathe, doesn't even sound like a proper name
Camelia - love
Daphne - indifferent
Dahlia - indifferent
Delphine (Delphi for short) - love
Dove - loathe
Emmeline - love
Iris - love
Isadora - indifferent
Mabel - loathe
Minna - loathe
Marigold - loathe, makes me think of rubber gloves
Magnolia - loathe, just makes me think of cream-coloured walls
Pearl - love, my favourite from this list
Peridot - loathe
Penelope - love
S eraphine - indifferent
Sunny - cute on a little girl or for a nickname, but loathe as a proper name for an adult
Tabitha - love
Xanthe - love
Zora - loathe, much prefer Zola

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