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Portia plus?

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Cortina Fri 16-Oct-09 11:57:10

Thoughts on:

Portia
Ambrose
Cleo
Marnie
Rafaella
Evangeline

NancyBotwin Fri 16-Oct-09 12:04:13

Is Ambrose for a boy or girl? - thought it was a boys name but all your other names are girls??

I like Portia but think people will think it's Porsche...

In fact I don't dislike any of them but would possibly depend on your surname - the longer names would sound good with a single syllable surname

pollydianasmummy Fri 16-Oct-09 12:06:02

love cleo

Cortina Fri 16-Oct-09 12:15:05

Yes Ambrose for a boy.

Thanks so far. How common is Rafaella? I don't know any.

flowerybeanbag Fri 16-Oct-09 12:22:24

Portia sounds v posh to me, sorry
Like Cleo, Marnie and Evangeline
Rafaella I'd go for only if you have some Italian roots somewhere
Don't like Ambrose

doubleexpresso Fri 16-Oct-09 13:18:08

Marnie is really great. Evangeline is sweet, would probably get shortened to Evie. Not keen on any of the others.

skyward Fri 16-Oct-09 14:02:42

Seriously dislike Portia - sounds pretentious at best and Porsche at worst. Sorry. Like Evangeline though.

ButtercupWafflehead Fri 16-Oct-09 14:07:13

I really liked Portia until I looked up what it meant... it's "Pig". hmm

bellissima Fri 16-Oct-09 14:50:51

Portia just makes me think of Porsche (and A Fish Called Wanda).

Really like Marnie though - pretty.

liliputlady Fri 16-Oct-09 16:20:30

Like Evangeline. Wasn't she the lady the Dad married in Nanny Mcphee?

mathanxiety Fri 16-Oct-09 17:37:04

I don't really like Marnie, but the rest are nice. A lot depends on the surname, though.

HerHonesty Fri 16-Oct-09 19:05:17

portia always reminds me of a fish called wanda! not really keen on the others either sorry.

bronze Fri 16-Oct-09 19:07:29

One of my good friends is Raffaela and shes lovely so it makes me think its a lovely name
Not so keen on the others

pointyhat Fri 16-Oct-09 19:15:43

I really quite like Marnie.

Feierabend Fri 16-Oct-09 19:19:59

Yup as bronze says the spelling is Raffaela. No go unless you're Italian.

Cleo is lovely, as is Marnie.

CaroJo Fri 16-Oct-09 19:49:51

I love Portia. makes me think of Shakespeare..

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