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#1 L's Angel

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

As I'm approaching 30 weeks (and finding myself hit by the reality of pregnancy actually resulting in a baby laugh.gif ), I'm starting to think seriously about names for our darling girl. I've got a few ideas, which I'd love to get general opinions on and also perhaps any suggestions you think I might like based on my list.

I like classic names, nothing too popular but I don't want anything too unusual - I don't want her to be one of 5 with the same name in her class but I don't want her to have to spell her name every single time. DH is fairly conservative, but I'm hoping that a balance of classic but uncommon will win him over tongue.gif

Middle name will be Christine in honour of my late MIL, surname starts with A.

So, my list, some more favourite than others but all of which I like smile.gif

Annalise
Ebony
Esther
Freya
Felicity
Genevieve
Heather
Hannah
Imogen
Isla
Ivy
Penelope
Zara
Zoe

Thoughts?
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

You have gorgeous taste in names.
I don't think Ebony has the same classic feel as the others though.
Did you want to be able to shorten the name? You have a couple there that doesn't really work with - Heather especially, though I had a friend named Heather whose parents called her Blossom/Bloss as a nickname instead.
The names that end in an 'a' sound might not work as well with your last name.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

I like Zoe...but then I'm biased wink.gif
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:37 PM

Me too calzo smile.gif

I really like Zara. A name that wound suit both a baby and a lady

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:38 PM



Freya
Felicity
Genevieve
Hannah
Imogen
Isla
Ivy
Penelope
Zara

I took off the ones I don't like as much. I don't dislike any from your list though! They are all lovely, the above are just my favourites (in no particular order).



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

Love, Love, Love the name Isla. If we had a girl, it would be at the very top of my shortlist.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:26 AM

You have great taste in names! I can see why you might be having a tough time coming up with just one! lol

A lot of these names were among the top 100 last year, so definitely on the popular side.

Annalise - Gorgeous. NN potential is good.
Ebony - Lovely. Not much nn potential.
Esther - a bit too old lady for me. I'd prefer Elsie or Edith
Freya - LOVE this name. Not sure it works well with Christine.
Felicity - Another great name! Love the nn Flick.
Genevieve - Might be a bit long with the mn Christine. Lots of nn potential though.
Heather - Too 80's. Especially with Christine.
Hannah - I'm not a fan and I also think this screams 80's when coupled with Christine. Also within top 20 names for TAS last year.
Imogen - Lovely. Doesn't flow as well with Christine. Love the nn Immy.
Isla - Lovely but creeping up in popularity at a rather quick rate. Sounds gorgeous with Christine.
Ivy - Also within top 50. Great name though. I really like Ivy.
Penelope - Less popular than the others. Not as spunky IMP but a good name that would suit a child and an adult.
Zara - Top 50 but nice.
Zoe - Lovely but getting more popular by the year. This was ranked #23 in TAS last year.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

I think with a middle name like Christine you need something 'light' for a first name, like Isla. It's not my favourite name from that list (and so many were on my list that DH vetoed, great taste!) but I think it works the best.

Ivy, Zara and Zoe also work well IMO.

My favourite name from your list is Hannah though <3

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:39 AM

My mum's name is Christine and we did contemplate it for Nina's middle name, it has a nice ring to it wink.gif

I like all your choices but agree with Chritine you need something light/shorter.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:59 AM

Ooh I love a names thread! And on a different note, how is it that we are now at this stage of pregnancy when it seems like just the other day we were discussing POAS! laugh.gif right.. Names!

Annalise - Like it a lot but name will probably be shortened a lot by others.
Ebony - Love this one, this is actually my favourite from your list.
Esther - A bit old fashioned for my liking
Freya - Same, a bit old fashioned for my liking
Felicity - Not really a fan for some reason and really not even sure why?
Genevieve - Like it, haven't heard this name for a while either. Might be a bit long with middle name combo though
Heather - Don't mind it
Hannah - Like it
Imogen - Love it!
Isla - Love it!
Ivy - Love it!
Penelope - Nice name but not one I would use
Zara - It's ok, but I would probably go with Zoe over Zara for some reason
Zoe - Like it

From your list my favourites would probably be Ebony, very closely followed by any of the "I" names you have... They are all so nice I have a hard time picking between them!
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

Annalise- Like it
Ebony- Like it
Esther- Not my taste
Freya- Love it
Felicity- Its ok
Genevieve- Not my taste
Heather- Not my taste
Hannah- Its ok
Imogen- Ok
Isla- Ok
Ivy- ok
Penelope- Not my taste
Zara- Love it
Zoe- Love it

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

Oooh, exciting!

My favourites from your list are Esther, Felicity, Genevieve and Penelope. Annalise, Hannah, Imogen, Isla Zara and Zoe are a bit common for my taste. Heather, Freya, Ebony and Ivy have negative associations for me.

Some suggestions that you might like and may be winners with your husband (from my never to be used girl's list): Cecelia/Celia/Cecily, Elspeth/Elsa/Elsie and Frances.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:05 PM


Annalise - like
Ebony - don't like
Esther - don't like
Freya - like
Felicity - so-so
Genevieve - like
Heather - don't like
Hannah - don't like
Imogen - like
Isla - like
Ivy - like
Penelope - like (but not Penny)
Zara - like
Zoe - so-so

You've chosen some great names! It's so difficult, isn't it?!
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback so far ladies smile.gif Based on current likes & loves, this is how the list is rated (can you tell I work in data & statistics laugh.gif )

1) Isla & Zara
2) Zoe, Ivy, Genevieve & Penelope
3) Freya & Annalise
4) Felicity & Imogen
5) Ebony
6) Esther, Hannah & Penelope
6) Heather

Interesting a few people have suggested Elsie, it's my Nan's name and I love it but DH vetoed it long ago. He felt it was too unusual... That gives you an idea of what I'm dealing with tongue.gif

This is really helpful - please keep it coming smile.gif

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:24 PM



Annalise- Love but not sure I would use with Christine, would only consider if surname was two syllables or less.
Ebony- Love funnily even though this has the same amount of syllables it sounds shorter in my head.
Esther- Love especially with Christine
Freya- Like
Felicity- ok
Genevieve- LOVE, I would use this if we ever have a girl but I don't want the nickname Jenny.
Heather- It's nice but not quite my style
Hannah- Love this, timeless, pretty, makes me think of an intelligent beautiful girl.
Imogen- Love this name but it was 1 on nameberry so far this year.
Isla- this was on our girl list for years but my cousin named his daughter Isla
Ivy- Pretty smile.gif
Penelope- I think precocious when I hear this name sorry.
Zara- Lovely
Zoe- Lovely

I also had an Elsie vetoing husband too, its such a pretty name.
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Daisy
Arabella
Jemima
Heidi
Mara
I went through my name list app on my phone as you had heaps the same as me so just listed those you hadn't. tongue.gif





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