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comments on my list for a girl

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raindropsonroses · 17/06/2008 02:13

Poppy
Eleanor
Freya
Keira
Isla
Madeleine
Georgia
Amy
Phoebe

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twosofar · 17/06/2008 07:26

I quite like Freya and Phoebe
Amy is too overused for my taste
While they are all quite 'nice', none of them are really grabbing me

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littleboyblue · 17/06/2008 07:27

I love Poppy, Freya and Phoebe.

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piratecat · 17/06/2008 07:30

i like all the names, but they are all very common in dd's school.

I can think of two of most of the ones on your list, and thats only in year 1!!

I think more trad names are coming back tbh.

saying that, out of them all I like Isla, Georgia, Phoebe, as more unusual.

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AbbeyA · 17/06/2008 07:31

I love Eleanor. Quite like Amy, Phoebe and Freya.Madeleine,Georgia and Poppy OK. Not at all keen on Keira or Isla.

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NorthernLurker · 17/06/2008 07:32

I like Freya and Madeleine. Can't stand Georgia (sorry any mums of Georgia out there) and think Poppy not a suitable name for a grown woman though lovely on a little girl (apologies also to the many outraged 40 something poppies reading this)

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Eddas · 17/06/2008 07:36

at that comment NL you've never said that before!!

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belgo · 17/06/2008 07:41

I agree with NL that Poppy is very pretty for a little girl, but not for a grown woman. But I do like Georgia and all the other names, except Phoebe, which I dislike.

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NorthernLurker · 17/06/2008 07:46

Hi Eddas - which comment?

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Eddas · 17/06/2008 07:50

the one re hating georgia! sorry, got a bit defensive personal opinion which is why i normally steer clear of name threads. anyway, will disappear now as i'm being silly

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sweetkitty · 17/06/2008 07:51

They are all nice names, I prefer Eleanor and Freya.

Depends on your surname as well.

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NorthernLurker · 17/06/2008 07:52

sorry to offend - I get a bit feisty on name threads I think and don't connect them to people. Georgias are lovely of course - I just don't care for the name in theory iyswim.

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belgo · 17/06/2008 08:02

I don't think there's anything wrong with saying you dislike a name, or even can't stand a name. That's simply personal taste, and we can't all possibly have the same taste can we? There really isn't anything offensive about that.

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Eddas · 17/06/2008 08:05

i think i took more offense than usual as NL is on my PN thread. anyway i know i got a bit too shirty, what can i say, it's early

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belgo · 17/06/2008 08:06

Eddas - if it makes you feel better, I like the name Georgia

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spareparts · 17/06/2008 08:07

Eleanor & Freya are my favourites.

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TodayToday · 17/06/2008 09:40

How about Polly? I think it suits an adult better than Poppy but sounds nice for a little girl too.

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AbbeyA · 17/06/2008 11:56

I prefer Polly to Poppy.

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jellybeans · 17/06/2008 11:59

Poppy - don't like
Eleanor -OK
Freya -OK-
Keira -love this one
Isla - OK
Madeleine -OK
Georgia- OK
Amy- love it
Phoebe -OK

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henrys7thwife · 17/06/2008 12:02

I loooooooooooove Isla ;) as it's our first girl's name. I also like Poppy but OH is too wishy-washy about it. Also looooooooove Eleanor ;) 2nd DD name. Madeleine is okay, but couldn't ever stop thinking of Madeleine McCann now. Really don't like Freya.

Don't like Keira, Georgia is one of our family names but too overused for us, hate Amy, it's the name of thousands of 30-year-old American women having enjoyed raging popularity there in the 70's, and not a fan of Phoebe either.

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Bucharest · 17/06/2008 12:11

Poppy-Is very girly, if that is what you're looking for...I do like it, but am not sure I can imagine an adult one.
Eleanor- A classic. Beautiful and simple
Freya-Dated now I think. There was a whole run of these in the 90s.
Keira- Too celeb, people will assume you chose it for the actress
Isla-dislike the sound
Madeleine- Nice, was growing in popularity up until the sad events of last year...now a bit untouchable for that reason (which I find absurd)
Georgia- I like this, but maybe also a bit 90s? I imagine there are lots of 16 yr old Georgias.
Amy- ditto Georgia and Freya
Phoebe- very now.

Eleanor is my favourite.

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ducknineteen · 17/06/2008 14:05

I like
Eleanor
Isla
Madeleine

Not to keen on freya, my friend is a freya and spent all her time in high school going 'no its not free-ya... no its not friar... its FREYA!!'
although i think its more commonly known now

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