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Mia or Grace?

37 replies

charliechops85 · 12/04/2022 10:18

What are your thoughts on the following and which do you like the best?

Mia Elizabeth
Grace Elizabeth

Thank you!

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ANUsernam · 15/04/2022 02:23

Mia lovely name.

Grace is a bit too sexist (one of those names which expects women to be good and kind and 'ladylike')/ religious for me

user1492757084 · 15/04/2022 04:28

Grace Elizabeth is the best.

MsTSwift · 15/04/2022 04:51

Mia is quite a weak sounding name and to me is “missing in action” acronym.

Grace is ok but really over used and both my dds have a dreadful Grace. in their lives who are both far from graceful which has killed that name for me.

spearmynt · 15/04/2022 06:15


Mumofgirls2017 · 15/04/2022 07:21


pilates · 15/04/2022 07:30

Grace Elizabeth

17caterpillars1mouse · 15/04/2022 08:34

Both lovely and both popular

I think I would go with Mia but it would be a close call. See which one fits her better, you'll know when you meet her :)

Merryclaire · 16/04/2022 07:40

Grace is a lovely, elegant name. Mia is pretty but can’t help but imagine someone a bit precious and entitled!
I do sort of agree with avoiding a name that’s at the top of the name charts though as they won’t feel unique if there’s 2 others in their class with the same name. I remember at primary school the teacher assigning numbers - Gemma 1 and Gemma 2!

Peppapig7262662 · 16/04/2022 07:43

Grace, I have one though and I am completely biased!

starynight21 · 17/04/2022 08:11

I prefer Grace and I wanted to call my baby this but I had a boy.

My husbands friend used it for his daughter so I was a bit unsure but as it’s so popular I think I may still use it for second child if it’s a girl.

My alternative was Gracie?

peaceinourtime · 17/04/2022 10:39

Of the two Grace for sure, Mia each time I hear it seems about 16 years out of date along with Ava.

daylights12345 · 17/04/2022 10:40

Definitely Mia! Beautiful name. Grace is very overdone

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