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Having my first girl but can't agree on a name!

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Herewegoagain1990 · 27/08/2022 22:09

I'm new here! I'm expecting my third child in December and we are super excited because we are having a girl, we already have two lovely boys Oliver and Alfie. We cannot agree on a name and it's driving me insane! We know the middle name will be after my Mum's middle name Christine. Anyway so far our list is ; Ava, Sophie, Abigail, Lily, Grace. My favourite is Ava! What do you think? 💗

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Mumofgirls2017 · 27/08/2022 22:11

I like Ava best too! Also like Lily

Cantchoosename · 27/08/2022 22:16

I like Lily and Ava the best out of those names too

Floomobal · 27/08/2022 22:19

I don’t think Ava and Oliver sound very good together. Too samey. Same with Sophie and Alfie.

I like Lily the best. But if Oliver is an Ollie, I don’t like Ollie and Lily together… haha

Its hard with 3 names that need to sound good together

nokitchen · 27/08/2022 22:20


arb123 · 27/08/2022 22:21

Ava but I'm biased as my 11 month old DD is called that ☺️

averythinline · 27/08/2022 22:25

Ava sems a bit short compared to the boys names but is ok.. they are quite classic/old style so how about


Margaret (Peggy)

Herewegoagain1990 · 27/08/2022 22:26

It is really difficult. My husband chose the boys names and I wasn't initially keen on Alfie but it suits him perfectly! My husband has always liked lily but someone put me off it so that's why Ava is my new favourite

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noclothesinbed · 27/08/2022 22:28

Georgia sprung to mind with your boys names

pimlicoanna · 27/08/2022 22:35

I love Ava

Squashedraddish · 27/08/2022 22:36

Lily is my favourite on your list

I also like Megan with the names you have

Herewegoagain1990 · 27/08/2022 22:37

Almost forgot I did have Evelyn, Harriet and Hazel on there!

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Pemba · 27/08/2022 23:09

There are SO many Avas at the moment. It's fine, but everywhere, and I prefer Eva really.

From your list I love Sophie and Abigail, proper names and Sophie is so gorgeous. Yes it's been popular for about 30+ years but that's for a reason!

But they're all nice names really.

Snugglemonkey · 27/08/2022 23:28

I like all of your names, but they are mostly very popular. There are so many Ava's. It would put me off, but obviously if you love it, that won't matter. I think Harriet and Hazel are beautiful but also more unique.

Awwlookatmybabyspider · 27/08/2022 23:30

Abigail. It also means her father's joy.

J0y · 27/08/2022 23:33

I'd go for Grace or Lily.

You have Oliver and Alfie so Ava just seems to blend in with those names. No new consonants.

Namechange192727171 · 27/08/2022 23:38

I have a Grace and love her name ❤️

I think Sophie goes best with your boys names.

pawkins · 27/08/2022 23:40

All the names you like are in the same vein. Go with the name you prefer - Ava.

Kanaloa · 27/08/2022 23:47

Aww they’re all lovely. My personal favourite is Abigail but if I was choosing I’d have to cut Ava & Abigail - having their own initial was one of my criteria for choosing my kids’ names. Then I’d probably choose Sophie because I think it’s really pretty, but I also like both Lily & Grace! I’d maybe even have Sophie Grace Christine or Lily Grace Christine.

Pieceofpurplesky · 28/08/2022 00:45

Harriet Christine

caringcarer · 28/08/2022 00:51

I love the name Harriet. I have taught 3 Harriet's and all have been lovely girls really kind and nice.

Facecream · 28/08/2022 01:22

I really don’t like Lily (sorry OP!). I just think of Lily Allen.
I had a Grace so obviously love that.
Have a Lydia (one of her middle names is Christine after a DGP).
Ava and Evie have been popular for a while- for a reason.
Just like Rosie, Molly etc.
Ida is more unusual, as is Ada.
Not that anyone has to choose the more unpopular names!!
I can imagine an Edie Christine better than Ava Christine..
Or .. like my DD’s middle names Julianne Christine.

DaisyJoy1 · 28/08/2022 05:37

Ava - I think it's too matchy with Oliver
Sophie - Same about Alfie - Sophie and Alfie is too cutesy together and Sophie is a bit boring
Abigail - it's fine but nothing special
Lily - Like a PP said, Ollie and Lily would also be a bit too matchy
Grace - This is the nicest and goes well with both Oliver and Alfie. I also think it's nice to have children's names all starting with a different letter.

I'd definitely choose Grace. Or from your other updated names, Hazel. Oliver, Alfie and Hazel is a very sweet combination and Hazel is a bit different and more interesting than the other girl names which are very, very popular.

DaisyJoy1 · 28/08/2022 05:38

Harriet is also very nice and less overdone than the others.

MassiveSalad22 · 28/08/2022 05:40

Ah congrats 😊 we just had our third, a girl after 2 boys too. It’s so nice and the boys are obsessed.

I always LOVED Ava and was thinking the other day we should have just used it. The popularity put me off but I don’t know any in real life yet. Have loved it for about 15 years! Oh well I love dd’s name too.

MassiveSalad22 · 28/08/2022 05:41

Oh I didn’t see your update!! Has to be Hazel imo!!

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