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granolacrayons · 11/05/2022 17:29

These are the potential girls' names on our shortlist. Which ones do you dislike/like?

Eliza
Xanthe
Anya
Iris
Sadie
Claudia
Naomi
Serena
Josephine

For your favourite, please can you suggest a middle name?

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Clairejay34 · 11/05/2022 17:50

I love Anya and Eliza...I think Jane or Jade would be lovely as a middle name with both of these names.

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dollymuchymuchness · 11/05/2022 17:51

Eliza and Sadie ❤️

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Twizbe · 11/05/2022 17:52

Best is Eliza short for Elizabeth.

The rest aren't my cup of tea.

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Ginandslippers · 11/05/2022 17:54

The only one I don't like is Naomi, we have 2 in our extended family who each pronounce it differently and I can never remember which prefers which.

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helpmum2003 · 11/05/2022 17:54

Favourites are Eliza and Claudia. Not keen on Sadie and Josephine.

Eliza Juliet
Claudia Charlotte

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Musmerian · 11/05/2022 17:55

Xanthe - which would have been DS’s name if he’d been a girl and Iris.

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bettbburg · 11/05/2022 17:56

Like

Xanthe
Anya

Meh

Eliza
Claudia
Naomi

dislike

Iris
Sadie
Serena
Josephine

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MargaritasOnMe · 11/05/2022 18:02

I love Serena, Anya and Xanthe.
I don't mind Eliza, Claudia and Sadie.
I really dislike the others - especially Josephine.
I'd go for a middle name along the lines of Elizabeth, Catherine, Victoria. Something classic.

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DogsAndGin · 11/05/2022 18:04

Eliza 6/10 nice
Xanthe 3/10 complicated
Anya 4/10 nice if you’re scandi
Iris 1/10 dreary
Sadie 1/10 dog name
Claudia 6/10 nice
Naomi 5/10 nice but dated
Serena 8/10 my fave of your list
Josephine 3/10 dreary

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 18:06

Eliza - muck prefer Elizabeth 7
Xanthe - ok 5
Anya - ok, much prefer Anna 4
Iris - love the flower but not mad on the name 3
Serena - ok, but I know a few and only one in Serena, the others have different spellings 6
Josephine - ok but too long 1

if the names Anna and Elizabeth were on the list they'd probably be in equal first place

Rejected:
Sadie - not keen
Claudia - not keen
Naomi - not keen

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 18:06

much not muck

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ThroughThickAndThin01 · 11/05/2022 18:07

Love Sadie

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Aquaticshark11 · 11/05/2022 18:19

I like Eliza, Anya and Sadie. Some middle name suggestions:

Eliza Maeve
Eliza Charlotte
Eliza Catherine
Eliza Annabel
Eliza Ruby

Anya Faye
Anya Isabel
Anya Paige
Anya Jade
Anya Elizabeth

Sadie Willow
Sadie Olivia
Sadie Rosanna
Sadie Lyla
Sadie Emilia

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Oizys · 11/05/2022 18:20

Josephine
Claudia
iris

all beautiful

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MissPocket · 11/05/2022 18:21

I love Serena and Sadie. I know a Sadie with middle name Elizabeth.

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Madamecastafiore · 11/05/2022 18:22

Claudia is beautiful, love Claudie as a NN.

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quietnightmare · 11/05/2022 18:27

Eliza - 8/10 lovely
Xanthe - 0/10 doesn't spell or sound nice
Anya - 7/10 - cute they will call her Ann
Iris - 0/10 - too old fashioned
Sadie - 4/10 - dont like but don't hate
Claudia - 6/10 - claud ?
Naomi - 6/10 - nay ?
Serena - 5/10 - thinks of gossip girl
Josephine - 2/10 - don't like jo

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Buttons294749 · 11/05/2022 20:18

I love claudia but round my way there's a lot of clowdia pronoumciations vs how i think english people pronounce it clawdia

Serena and eliza also nice

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SerenaVanDerWoodsenHumphrey · 11/05/2022 20:21

Serena is my favourite, obviously. When I think about it, all the Serenas I know IRL have "significant" middle names - for example: Serena Rosalie (after her godmother), Serena Maria (after the virgin Mary), or Serena Xxxxx where Xxxxx is a family name like the mother's or grandmother's first or middle or original surname. (Serena Cecilia is very nice if your baby's grandmother is Cecilia.)

I think the middle name is influenced by the surname/last name the child will use, so hard to suggest without an idea of that - but generally with Serena I'd avoid a middle starting with A - or anything with a very prominent r or eee or n sound.

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TabithaTittlemouse · 11/05/2022 20:23

Eliza- nice
Xanthe- no
Anya- no
Iris- love
Sadie- no
Claudia- my favourite
Naomi- no
Serena- no
Josephine- no

Claudia Iris or Claudia Eliza

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 20:29

Instead of Claudia would you consider Claudine. No Cloud/Clawd pronunciation issue

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KayEmAy · 11/05/2022 20:39

Eliza - 7/10 - really like this name, only ranked lower because of how common it is these days

Xanthe - 7/10 - nice but spending a lifetime of spelling and pronouncing

Anya - 10/10 FAVORITE! Super underrated and has the benefits of being lovely in just about every language

Iris - 5/10 lovely but just not my style

Sadie 7/10 - Cute, not too popular

Claudia 4/10 - this may be personal influence but I've never met a nice Claudia lol

Naomi - 9/10 - Love this name! It's not too common and there is one primary spelling

Serena - 8/10 - Super pretty, really like it!

Josephine - 7/10 - Nice, REALLY like the nicknames that come with it! I only went with 7 because for those nicknames I would go with Josette <3

mn ideas

Anya Amelie
Anya Harlow
Anya Eloise
Anya Wynn

Naomi Celeste
Naomi Celine
Naomi Vega
Naomi Violet
Naomi Noelle

Xanthe Esme
Xanthe Rosamund
Xanthe Ada

Serena Bailey
Serena Sutton
Serena Luna
Serena Harlow
Serena Hazel
Serena Beatrix
Serena Piper

Sadie Paige
Sadie Noa
Sadie Austen (as in Jane Austen)
Sadie Claire

Iris Marine
Iris Genevieve
Iris Eve
Iris Odette

Eliza Eden
Eliza James
Eliza Annalise
Eliza Emerson
Eliza Dove

Claudia Reese
Claudia Celeste nn Cici if she wants
Claudia Cosette
Claudia Nicolette

Josephine June
Josephine Amalia
Josephine Simone
Josephine Fleur
Josephine Lily
Josephine Elena


Other combo ideas based on your list -
Mia Madalyn
Talia Wren
Octavia Annemarie
Davina Dove
Bonnie Eloise
Bay Violet
Malia Jade
Raven Rose
Katarina Amalia
Kit Cassidy
Annika Rae

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WinterCarlisle · 11/05/2022 20:44

LOVE Naomi - my favourite girl’s name
Anya is a very close second

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collieresponder88 · 11/05/2022 20:56

I don't like any of them but serena made me think of sienna which I think is lovely

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Canadagoosegoose · 11/05/2022 21:24

Eliza - dislike, frumpy, old-fashioned
Xanthe - meh
Anya - ok, but dull
Iris - love
Sadie - ok, but feels more like a nn
Claudia - quite nice
Naomi - really like
Serena - really like
Josephine - like

Seraphine / Seraphina, Seren, Sabrina, Ada, Daphne

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