Advanced search

Girls name short list - opinions please

(29 Posts)
Chalkpink Sun 25-Oct-09 18:40:39

We have been told we are having a little girl. The current short list is (in no particular order);


What do people think? Honest opinions welcomed!!

nigglewiggle Sun 25-Oct-09 18:43:35

Genevieve - a bit fussy for my liking

Imogen - Lovely, classy, timeless.

Hermione - Harry Potter and getting quite common popular.

Harriet - Like it, but prefer Imogen.

Anya4 Sun 25-Oct-09 18:44:23

I love Genevieve - was just thinking of it for our dc4. I love the 'vieve' bit....

LilyBolero Sun 25-Oct-09 18:46:28

Genevieve - like it
Imogen - very popular atm, but pretty
Hermione - too Harry Potter
Harriet - lovely, like Hattie as a shortening.

PoppyIsApain Sun 25-Oct-09 18:46:32

I really like Hermione but i agree with the harry potter thing, my dh wont let me use it for them reasons
I like Harriet more than Imogen, there seems to be so many Imogens smile

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Sun 25-Oct-09 18:48:22

I love Harriet and Hermione, like Imogen and don't like Genevieve.

LoveBeingAMummy Sun 25-Oct-09 18:48:51

I prefer Imogen and Harriet. Do you have any other children as saying them together helps. Also any middle names?

piscesmoon Sun 25-Oct-09 19:02:51


jellybeans Sun 25-Oct-09 22:02:36

Genevieve...ok but dislike Immy which I hear as a nn for the one I know
Harriet...dislike, don't like Harri for short (the 2 I know get that)

tilbatilba Sun 25-Oct-09 22:04:15

I love Harriet and Imogen

Plonker Mon 26-Oct-09 00:30:28

I like all of them!!

I can't pick my favourite as they're all lovely, but I guess my least favourite would be Hermione because of the HP link (although I love HP!)

Tortington Mon 26-Oct-09 00:32:39


PumpkinJollster Mon 26-Oct-09 09:59:07

Genevieve - my mum's name. Love it. Her family called her Vieve/Vievey. Friends called her Gen/Genny.
Imogen - nice - not so keen on nns/shortenings tho.
Hermione - ok, HP is first thing that comes to mind.
Harriet - not very keen. Always seems a bit prissy.

southernbelle77 Mon 26-Oct-09 11:44:22

Genevieve - Not to my taste

Imogen - like but growing in popularity if that bothers you

Hermione - Not my taste and Harry Potter even more off putting

Harriet - really like but DH wouldn't let me have it on our list!

Chalkpink Mon 26-Oct-09 17:49:54

Lovebeingamummy. I have 3 other children but dont want to name them for fear of outing myself.

My personal favourite is Genevieve (possibly shortened to Evie) but dh is really anti.
He likes Hermione but then he's a big Harry Potter fan and I'm not. And what do you shorten it to?
Thanks for all the opinions so far.

Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 26-Oct-09 17:52:30

Genevieve - pretty, classy.
Imogen - don't like it - a bit prissy
Hermione - posh and ugly name, IMO
Harriet - can't be objective as I know a very beautifull toddler called Harriet, but Yes

Avendesora Mon 26-Oct-09 19:45:38

Its a great list! Cant really go wrong with any of them, but I would have Harriet with maybe one of the others as a middle name.

hannahsaunt Mon 26-Oct-09 19:56:04

I would have Hermione or Harriet for db4 but since we already have a Harry that would be silly. Love them both.

Like Imogen quite a lot.

Don't like Genevieve.

birdofthenorth Tue 27-Oct-09 17:41:05

REally lovely names but Hermione is too likely to face witch/ broomstick/ magic teasing unfortunately

cloelia Tue 27-Oct-09 19:59:22

Don't go for Genevieve unless you could live with Jenny or Ginny.
Seem to be a lot of Imogens.
No no to Hermione (agree posh and HPotterish)
but Harriet is lovely (as is Hattie)

Valiant1 Fri 30-Oct-09 23:16:24

I love Genevieve Erin it is my dd2 name and i refuse to let any one shorten it. I like it as it is unusuall and havent met many people with the same name. I wanted Hermione but was too potteish Harriet is nice and there are loads of Imogens my friend ahs two girls Hephzibah and Marni.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 30-Oct-09 23:18:15

I like Harriet.

yama Fri 30-Oct-09 23:21:19

I like only Imogen.

What about Evangeline, shortened to Evie?

fizzpops Fri 30-Oct-09 23:28:05

I like them all but can only really imagine having a Genevieve or an Imogen - both out of the running in RL but lovely anyway.

Love Hattie as a nn, and as yama said Evangeline is very pretty.

I do think Hermione is too Potter - will take a few years to die down.

slowreadingprogress Sat 31-Oct-09 00:07:17

Imogen and Harriet are lovely
Genevieve I don't like
If you like really unusual names how about Romilly - can be shortened to Romy
Or Cecile?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: