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Clara, Cordelia, Tabitha or Eliza

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BabyX Tue 10-Sep-13 03:19:47

Time's up! My due date is just days away and I still can't settle on a name. I think it's going to be one of these. Could I trouble you for a straw poll? I can't call her BabyX forever...


LillyNotOfTheValley Tue 10-Sep-13 03:23:06

Cordelia! Use it please as I already have a DD with an 'ia' name and cannot have another beautiful, strong, classic and a bit quirky, I love it!

AuntyPippaAndUncleHarry Tue 10-Sep-13 05:49:08

Eliza. Superb.

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 10-Sep-13 05:50:38

Cordelia. Two sons here...wasnt allowed to use it for either surprisingly.

superdupermama Tue 10-Sep-13 09:54:20

Eliza, I think. Is there one name you prefer more than the others?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 10-Sep-13 12:10:16

Oh what lovely names, I like all equally except Clara which I don't like, I'm not much help sorry!

ZolaBuddleia Tue 10-Sep-13 12:25:51

I love them all except for Clara. I would think that Cordelia would be the most unusual, go for that!

seagullsid Tue 10-Sep-13 12:28:52

Cordelia here too - the best woman in Shakespeare! smile

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 10-Sep-13 12:30:10

Tabitha or clara smile

InkleWinkle Tue 10-Sep-13 12:36:02

Wow, very rarely see a list of baby names on here & like them all!

Eliza & Clara are my favourites though.

Still18atheart Tue 10-Sep-13 12:38:18

In order of preference imo

1) Clara - LOVE this
2) Eliza - I like but I'd go with Elizabeth and then use Eliza everyday
2) Cordelia - classic lots of nn
3) Tabitha - really don't like this

afrikat Tue 10-Sep-13 12:39:45

Eliza! That will be our name if we are team pink smile

miffybun73 Tue 10-Sep-13 12:40:46


3rdnparty Tue 10-Sep-13 12:46:51

All lovely smile my order of preference


Saffyz Tue 10-Sep-13 18:04:04


YoMamma Tue 10-Sep-13 19:16:21


BabyX Tue 10-Sep-13 22:40:49

Hmm...even spread...just like in my head grin

Spongingbobsunderpants Tue 10-Sep-13 22:46:58

Clara - reminds me of Heidi's best friend from the 80s TV version of Heidi. (Always wanted to have a bedroom with a skylight!)

Cordelia - beautiful Shakespearian name. May sound a bit pompous in the wrong environment thought. Have friend who calls her dd Delia as a result. Love the name Della also.

Eliza - classy but classless name. Smacks of Audrey Hepburn's gracefulness as Doolittle.

Tabitha - the most 'cute' out of all the names, like it shorted to Tabby.

Out of all the names I would have chosen Clara or Eliza.

MadBusLady Tue 10-Sep-13 23:26:07

Cordelia. It's lovely.

Clara and Eliza are less stunning, but nice.

Please not Tabitha!

bail16 Wed 11-Sep-13 01:53:54

What lovely names! Eliza and Tabitha were strong contenders for us (we ended up going with Olive). My sister said to me to imagine which sounded best calling loudly in public, saying sternly, shortened and just felt right when saying the name!
You have 6 weeks to register her, she what she looks like!

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hatsybatsy Wed 11-Sep-13 09:00:00

Clara - I really love this. Unusual. Can't be shortened
Cordelia - no. Don't like the 'delia' sound at the end. would think of mrs smith every time i heard the name!
Tabitha - nope. gets shortened to Tabby which is awful.
Eliza - Quite like this.

ThisIsntOver Thu 12-Sep-13 02:28:36

Eliza is very classic, I love it. Not as "out of the top 100" as the others though.

BrunoMarsBar Thu 12-Sep-13 03:13:18

Clara, Cordelia, Tabitha or Eliza

okay, would rate them thus:

1. Cordelia (but not delia as nn)
2. Clara
3. Eliza
4. Tabitha - sounds feline tbh

That said

1. prefer Cecilia Ophelia or Lydia
2. prefer Clare
3. prefer Elise (Eleez) or Alisa (A-lee-za)

good luck with the birth x

AurorasShoes Thu 12-Sep-13 11:02:27

In order of preference:
1. Cordelia
2. Tabitha
3. Eliza
4. Clara

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