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philbee Sun 27-Jan-13 21:36:46

SIL has just told us her friend's childrens' names which are a bit odd taken together and I'm worried maybe ours are too. Don't want to tell family because of the opinions but after a check, please. DD is Polly, and DC2 will be George if a boy and Mabel if a girl. Middle initials P.B., surname begins with D. Anything odd / funny there?

TwinTum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:40:22

I think Mabel is really quite a different type of name from Polly. Not sure that matters though.

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:48:14

I think Polly and Mabel sound great together. I'm not a massive Mabel fan. I know a teenage Mabel who now goes by Vanessa or Nessa - she didn't like her name.

philbee Sun 27-Jan-13 21:51:54

Thanks. Hmm. Any other suggestions? Quite like old fashionedy, but not too girly.

Sasparillo Sun 27-Jan-13 21:57:09

I prefer Martha to Mabel, I'm not a fan of Mabel or Ethel at all, sorry. I also love Elsie at the mo too xx

philbee Sun 27-Jan-13 21:59:36

We know someone who's just had a Martha, so that's out really. Would be odd. And I think DH doesn't like it. We has Vivien, which I loved, but I posted on here about the initials, V.D. and got a fairly horrified response grin. I feel like with Mabel she could change it a bit, call herself May or something. No? Oh dear. I don't want to saddle the child with a horrible name!

TheWave Sun 27-Jan-13 22:03:04

I love Polly, not so keen on Mabel.


amck5700 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:07:55

I really like Mabel if that evens it out.

Polly and Dolly would be a bit odd, but can't see anything strange in the names you've chosen.

Alternatives to Mabel could be Meryl (Merril) or Marianne

PenelopePisstop Sun 27-Jan-13 22:30:49

I like Mabel and it goes fine with Polly.

Love George, perfect all through life.

DessieLou Mon 28-Jan-13 01:47:16

I like mabel! Like you say she could be may if she wanted. What about iris, Marsha, ivy, Elsa, Maggie, olive, nell, Ruthie?

Freddiethefirefly Mon 28-Jan-13 08:12:42

I love the name Polly and George. I am not keen on Mabel.

What about Sarah? I think it goes well with Polly.....

Or Marni?

Mellymog Mon 28-Jan-13 08:16:31

I like Mabel,

What about Lydia if you like old fashioned?

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:20:24

Yep love Lydia

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:21:13

Although Lydia sounds like a sexy siren compared to Polly so maybe not the best match

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:21:46

What about something like Tess or Anna?

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 08:31:50

Phoebe sounds great with Polly (Pol and Feebs!)

Mellymog Mon 28-Jan-13 12:06:17

This is all sounding very Jane Austen, I like it. Such a shame I'm having a boy.

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 12:32:42

Polly and Tess would be lovely. I like that a lot.

everlong Mon 28-Jan-13 13:29:00

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mama2bebe Mon 28-Jan-13 13:32:24

Mirabelle is great

philbee Mon 28-Jan-13 17:33:29

Thank you all. I think we've been through most of the suggestions and either they're names of close family or friends, or DH has vetoed them! Polly and Tess sounds a bit like Porgy and Bess to me, and Polly and Ivy (which we considered) like Holly and Ivy. It's a bleedin minefield!

amck5700 Mon 28-Jan-13 17:39:00


still like Mabel though smile

delilah88 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:17:12

What about Mary?
Or Sally?
I think that would go well.
Or Ellen.

Ham69 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:22:42

Love Polly and Mabel, beautiful names and I think they sound great together.
Also like;
Polly and Harriet
Polly and Eliza
Polly and Beatrice
Polly and Clara

delilah88 Mon 28-Jan-13 19:08:28

Or Polly and Suzanne! Then you could have 'polly put the kettle on / Suki take it off again'...

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