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Sorry a name thread but HELP!!!

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helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:01:38

I am 32 weeks pg with second child (no idea of the sex) and am totally at a loss as to what to call it if it's a girl. We have the name Jude Alexander if it's a boy but at the moment these are our favourite girls names. We already have a DD called Grace.

Alana (both mine and DH's favourite but not quite sure if it will "date")
Anna
Esme
Francesca
Alice

Any other traditional but not so common names anyone can give me would be appreciated! (Grace was number 20 when I had DD, now it is number 2 in the Baby name charts and I am fed up of hearing it!)

Thanks!

TheMuppetMuggle Fri 13-Jul-07 20:03:16

I Love Esme i think its beautiful.

And i love Edie to

Have you got any feelings of what you might be having?

Tutter Fri 13-Jul-07 20:04:47

all lovely, imo

francesca marginally less so

another nice traditional name is clara

CalifrauniusFudge Fri 13-Jul-07 20:04:48

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TaylorsMummy Fri 13-Jul-07 20:06:54

esme the best of those,i think

Walnutshell Fri 13-Jul-07 20:06:59

Personally don't think Alana sounds dated - have you checked it out for popularity?

Esme is nice, although is that the name of some animated cow? Not that it should matter of course...

You might feel inspired when she is born, if she is indeed a she.

Jude is nice. But you obviously think that!

berolina Fri 13-Jul-07 20:08:14

Francesca is my favourite of your list, followed by Anna. Don't like Alana, sorry. The others are nice.

hatrickjacqueline Fri 13-Jul-07 20:09:18

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helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:09:28

Fudge you are saying re Alana what I am thinking. Grace is a very timeless name (I think so anyway!) and so are Anna etc whereas Alana is bit more "glamour model" maybe! I still love it though so we will see.

Thanks everyone else, not too sure on Edie and Clara Muppet and Tutter. Thanks anyway!

hatrickjacqueline Fri 13-Jul-07 20:10:25

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helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:11:47

Thing with Francesca is that I would go mad if anyone shortened it to Fran (sorry if anyone is called Fran!) as it reminds me of my rather snobby and unpleasant Great Aunt!

Tutter Fri 13-Jul-07 20:12:40

no, i don't like clara muppet either

not quite traditional enough

MrsScavo Fri 13-Jul-07 20:13:10

Anna, Esme, or Alice.

WikiesWizardWheezes Fri 13-Jul-07 20:14:28

Esme is beautiful. Love it.

Mia is our choice if we have a DD

CalifrauniusFudge Fri 13-Jul-07 20:14:42

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skidoodle Fri 13-Jul-07 20:18:53

Alana to me is not a name I associate with any particular era. It's one of those names that is relatively unusual but not unheard of, you know people recognise it when they hear it but there aren't lots of them.

When I was a kid, if I was upset, my Granny would say to me "what's wrong alana?", as in Ireland it's a general name of affection for children

alana (anglicised versio of) *a leanbh* (translates to English as addressing a) child/baby

which of course you probably know, but it's just a sound that I find really comforting.

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 13-Jul-07 20:21:51

Emma
Sarah
Stephanie
Erica
Alexandra
Nicola
Amanda

helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:23:15

skidoodle I had no idea that is what they say in Ireland! Thanks for that snippet. How sweet! Alana is an irish name (I was surprised) but I like it as it is also a deritative of Helen (obviously my name!).

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 13-Jul-07 20:23:37

Sorry, from your list I like Alice and Anna

Marne Fri 13-Jul-07 20:24:12

I like Esme and Alana

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 13-Jul-07 20:25:08

What about Victoria?

helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:25:11

meant derivative!

alana is the best of them all sorry but dont like any of the others

i like jude thought

helenelisabeth Fri 13-Jul-07 20:27:16

Googly Victoria reminds me too much of the Beckham!

butterbeer Fri 13-Jul-07 20:27:38

I have a friend with a Francesca that she shortens to Cesca.

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