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velveteenbun Mon 12-Oct-09 19:14:06

Please can you tell me what or what sort of person comes to mind with these names as need to whittle down the long lists.

Imogen
Scarlett
Melody
Chantelle
Delilah
Genevieve
Martha
Esmé
Tara
Nancy
Tallul ah
Polly
Jean
Molly

HeadFairy Mon 12-Oct-09 19:15:12

The only ones I like are Genevieve or Tara..

Don't like Chantelle, Melody, Tallulah or Jean at all.

franklymydear Mon 12-Oct-09 19:15:29

Melody - simpering
Chantelle - stupid
Delilah - why, why, why Delilah
Genevieve - really? have you lost your mind?

franklymydear Mon 12-Oct-09 19:16:00

Esmé - if you are not French it screams TWAT

franklymydear Mon 12-Oct-09 19:16:34

not the name, the name is nice

the é

oh looky at me, I have accented my child's name in a continental fashion

PoisonToadstool Mon 12-Oct-09 19:17:56

Imogen - alright
Scarlett - no
Melody - no
Chantelle - no
Delilah - like v much
Genevieve - I like it, don't get what's wrong with it?
Martha - like v much but getting popular I think
Esmé - yes
Tara - ta-ra love - no, too Cilla
Nancy - love it
Tallul ah - NO
Polly - yes
Jean - nice middle name
Molly - nice but popular

Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 12-Oct-09 19:22:15

Sorry, will be honest :

Imogen - posh, a bit twee
Scarlett - I used to like but it's a bit poular now. Would need a big personality to carry off this name
Melody - I like. Feminine
Chantelle - shoud be classy, but is a bit chavvy
Delilah - hmm
Genevieve - good name. Feminine but not twee
Martha - I like this. Suits all ages
Esme - I don't like this, though it's fairly popular here. A bit prissy
Tar - Nice. Popular when I was young, maybe worth a revival
Nancy - Nice
Tallulah - transexual name
Polly - meh
Jean - old fashioned but not yet cool. Cardigans
Molly - my cat's name. Good for a girl, maybe not for a woman ?

Tidey Mon 12-Oct-09 19:22:53

Imogen - bit posh
Melody - Too eighties and floaty
Chantelle - Silly moo off BB
Delilah - Biblical tart
Genevieve - Parents thought Jennifer sounded common
Martha - Scullery maid
Esmé - With an accent? Really?
Nancy - Oompahpah
Tallulah - Weird kiddie Bugsy Malone girl
Polly - Put the kettle on
Jean - Dinnerlady

But I like Scarlett, Molly and Tara. those were my true and honest first thoughts, and I hope I haven't offended you or anyone with DD's with those names.

hairymelons Mon 12-Oct-09 19:25:26

Polly Jean is v cool, as in PJ Harvey. Love Imogen, Martha & Nancy but maybe because friends have chosen these names recently.
Chantelle and Delilah...not good.

francaghostohollywood Mon 12-Oct-09 19:29:35

Imogen - I'm not keen
Scarlett - O'Hara, horrid woman
Melody - it is 80s, but I'm not against it, not sure why
Chantelle - NO!
Delilah - Why, why, why Delilah... a bit Tom Jones
Genevieve - fine if you are french
Martha - I love this name
Esmé - I love Esme.
Tara - Palmer Tomkinson?
Nancy- Fair enough
Tallul ah - It's Maisy's friend
Polly - had a dolly who was sick sick sick. I actually quite like it
Jean - Billy Jean
Molly - I like it.

janeite Mon 12-Oct-09 19:30:23

Imogen - I like this
Scarlett - I used to really like this but have gone off it a bit
Melody - this is one of the hippy/dippy names I first wanted for dd1 and dp hated - now I'm glad we didn't go with it
Chantelle - hate this, sorry
Delilah - nope
Genevieve - pretty but only if you have 'French Connections'
Martha- love it
Esmé -love it
Tara - no opinion really
Nancy - ok
Tallul ah - hate it
Polly - I can't get away from Fawlty Towers with this, sorry
Jean - don't like
Molly - ok

My favourite is Esme I think but I do love Martha - actually scrap that - I like Martha more.

tummytickler Mon 12-Oct-09 19:32:00

My first thought was also PJ Harvey (no bad thing - she is fab!).
Jean is my favourite form this list, it is in the top 3 of our list! I also love Polly, and Nancy is nice too.
Not keen on the others, possibly Tallulah s OK, but i find there are more of these than the plainer names like Nancy or Polly! But Lulu is a sweet nn.

stuffitllllama Mon 12-Oct-09 19:37:05

Imogen -- lovely, not attention seeking
Scarlett -- "Cawtnay"
Melody -- bit precious
Chantelle -- "Cawtnay"
Delilah -- it's ok despite Tom Jones
Genevieve -- Harrogate posh, mother wears labels
Martha -- hippy parents
Esmé -- older mother looking for different-sounding name without being attention seeking
Tara -- rabumdeeay
Nancy -- beautiful
Tallulah -- or savannah? take your pick -- grim
Polly -- no
Jean -- no
Molly -- everywhere

frankly your bullshit detector has been on fine form recently

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 12-Oct-09 19:39:14

Imogen - Annoying welsh girl off Big Brother
Scarlett - It probably would have been a bit "bratty" (as in O'Hara) but its my dsd's name and she's lovely so I like the name now
Melody - Horribly 80's
Chantelle - Thick reality tv contestant
Delilah - Why, why, why Delilah...Tom Jones
Genevieve - I like it - Gen nice nn
Martha - Really like it
Esmé - Its ok without the accent but a bit poncey with
Tara - lovely - makes me think of a willowy redhead for some reason ?
Nancy- Oliver - not bad though
Tallul ah - Jessie Wallace dd and Maisy's duck friend
Polly - Fawlty Towers - still like it though
Jean - Middle aged/old woman.
Molly - Quite sweet but a little bit dull

ConFuschias Mon 12-Oct-09 19:50:38

Imogen - nice, sweet child
Scarlett - child of parents who like to think of themselves as alternative, but aren't
Melody - Asian child
Chantelle - chav child
Delilah - feel sorry for child
Genevieve - nice, sweet child
Martha - child of New Labour middle class parents
Esmé - foreign child
Tara - meh.
Nancy - woman of 50+
Tallulah - - chav child
Polly - quite sweet child
Jean - woman of 50+
Molly - unoriginal

maureehair Mon 12-Oct-09 20:07:52

Imogen - stubbs, nice
Scarlett - o hara, bold, popular
Melody - 80s mel
Chantelle - chav
Delilah - nope
Genevieve - what's wrong with plain old Jennifer
Martha - servant, dr who
Esmé - super trendy becoming popular
Tara - meh
Nancy - nice
Tallul ah - lower class, see Chantelle
Polly - pretty
Jean - cleaning lady
Molly - maid, dog's name

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Mon 12-Oct-09 20:12:17

Imogen -like the full version but can't abide Immie (2 that I know)
Scarlett - lovely
Melody - nice but dim
Chantelle -NO
Delilah -No
Genevieve - like it
Martha - like it
Esmé - love it
Tara - tpt.. No
Nancy - cute for a girl not sure about as a grown up
Tallul ah - not for me
Polly - love it
Jean - my very boring great aunt
Molly - same as nancy

tummytickler Mon 12-Oct-09 20:12:55

Gosh - the Tallulahs here are really posh!

LoveBeingAMummy Mon 12-Oct-09 20:14:54

Imogen - imo (nickname not in my opionon)
Scarlett - love this name, o hara, my niece
Melody - hippy chick cool
Chantelle - big brther, chav
Delilah - my, my, my delilah
Genevieve - old scary lady
Martha - river phonix;s girlfriend
Esmé - nice, tradtinal
Tara - someone i worked with very nice
Nancy -my gran,
Tallul ah - my name is tallulah from busgy malone
Polly - nice girl name
Jean - old lady from work, everyeons aunty
Molly - little girl with curly hair - no idea why!

belcantwait Mon 12-Oct-09 20:16:56

like Scarlett, genevieve and martha. nancy also ok i think.

colditz Mon 12-Oct-09 20:18:05

Imogen - normal
Scarlett - o Hara
Melody - will get called Mel
Chantelle - fishwifey
Delilah - "So before I come to break down the doorrrr"
Genevieve - will get called jenny
MArtha - ok. Ish.
Esme - will be called Esmy by people who cannot help them,selves
tara - the name of a prostitute I know
Nancy - the name of the prostitute in Oliver Twist
tallulah - Dippy type name
Polly - Sounds like someone's maid
jean - Ick.
Molly - I like

francaghostohollywood Mon 12-Oct-09 20:21:36

<<LOvebeingamummy, I'm impressed, I thought I was the only one remembering that RP had a girlfriend named Martha smile>>

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Mon 12-Oct-09 20:22:58

Ok, you did ask.

(Disclaimer: All this is tongue in cheek but nevertheless these are my reactions)

Imogen - Future captain of the hockey team.
Scarlett - Future lead in the school play.
Melody - Dad was a wannabe rock legend but never got the breaks. Briefly achieves fame in a girl band but career is over by the time she's 22.
Chantelle - In the same girl band as Melody.
Delilah - Spoilt and temperamental child, regularly throws tantrums in Tesco.
Genevieve - Very quiet girl with blonde ringlets.
Martha - Coolest girl in the school. Becomes a Cabinet Minister.
Esmé - Fearless spinster who sails around the globe and wins a Nobel prize.
Tara - Charming girl who runs her own stables.
Nancy - Very clever girl who invents something groundbreaking and makes a fortune from it.
Tallulah - in the girl band with Melody and Chantelle.
Polly - Rather ditsy and never really grows up.
Jean - Very sensible woman who combines being a Brown Owl with running an accountancy form.
Molly - Amiable girl who becomes a primary school teacher.

sugardumpling Mon 12-Oct-09 20:32:28

Imogen-Stubbs, quite nice though
Scarlett-O'Hara, no.
Melody-sweet
Chantelle-vacant blond bird with large (fake) tits. So no on so many levels
Delilah- why why why? too Tom Jones
Genevieve-very medieval,but quite lovely
Martha-I like
Esme-I like
Tara-the name of a dog I know
Nancy-cute
Tallulah-Again Bugsy Malone, but I like.
Polly-Parrot
Jean-that nutty bird off Eastenders, and most people I know Nans name
Molly-like

CuppaTeaJanice Mon 12-Oct-09 20:40:18

Imogen - Classically beautiful, good at art. Wears red every day.
Scarlett - Blonde and a bit princessy and spoilt by her pushy mum.
Melody - From a large, hippyish, musical family who all live together in a large farmhouse.
Chantelle - lives in a tower block, wears her hair in a Croydon facelift.
Delilah - her mum shagged Tom Jones after he picked up her knickers that she threw at him. Delilah's always been embarrassed about this and is quite shy and studious
Genevieve - A bit mysterious, but a bit bossy too
Martha - Size 22 and quite matronly. Wears hair in a bun. Likes making chutney.
Esmé - The sort of girl who seems really sweet and innocent but is actually a bit of a bike. Smokes roll-ups.
Tara - Rides her own pony. Has quite a nasal voice.
Nancy - A very sensible girl. Wants to be a nurse and always helps her mother. Very polite.
Tallulah - Too rich for her own good. Lives in a house with parquet floor throughout.
Polly - Plain-looking girl. Good at science. Likes collecting rubbers and bookmarks.
Jean - 60th birthday next year. Husband called Kenneth (not Ken) and 3 grown up daughters. Member of the horticultural society
Molly - Very, very long hair. Popular, but only with the strange kids. Walks with a bounce.

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