Could anyone help me to edit my longlist for girls and turn it into a shortlist?

(94 Posts)
YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 12:52:01

By maybe giving me your favourite ten of these?

Astrid
Julia
Georgia
Sorcha
Seren
Elsie
Amy
Marnie
Harriet
Nina
Clara
Bonnie
Holly
Hazel
Rosalind
Hayley
Kirsty
Cerys
Clover
Annie
Sylvie
Katie
Gwen
Ailsa
Miriam
Natasha
Roisin
Catriona
Nesta
Betty
Susannah
Dorothy
Leonie
Anita
Lucia

Comments and opinions on any you hate or love also very much appreciated!

MerryMarigold Thu 29-Nov-12 09:31:16

I think a few people are struggling with Sorcha as well!

femmeaufoyer Thu 29-Nov-12 09:49:35

Dorothy! Love it. I wanted it for our soon-to-be-born DC2 (if a girl) but DH is not overly keen. We've agreed on Audrey. Not that I'm suggesting you add it to your already long list!

YouCanBe Thu 29-Nov-12 09:50:35

Ah, Surika! Sort of!
The ch is like in loch.

Elsie
Harriet
Clara
Hazel
Rosalind
Annie
Miriam
Betty
Susannah
Dorothy

squareheadcut Thu 29-Nov-12 10:35:29

Lucia's nice

Allalonenow Thu 29-Nov-12 10:51:59

You've chosen some really pretty names and my favorites are:
Astrid
Clara
Rosalind
Sylvie
Nesta
Leonie
Anita
My special favourite is Leonie, as it was the name I would have called my daughter if I had had one.

Pitufina Thu 29-Nov-12 10:59:58

These are the ones I like:
Astrid
Seren
Cerys
Gwen
Roisin
Catriona

YouCanBe Thu 29-Nov-12 11:58:43

Top ten according to Mumsnet so far, I think, is...

Seren and Cerys
Lucia, Susannah, and Miriam
Nina
Rosalind
Astrid
Harriet
And the favourite - Clara

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 29-Nov-12 12:00:31

I love Clara. But only pronounced Klar-ah not Claire-ah. Completely changes my opinion,the latter pronounciation.

lovepigeon Thu 29-Nov-12 15:33:52

top 10 - I think these are all lovely, beautiful names not too fashionable at the moment, feminine without being too cutesy.

Seren
Amy
Nina
Clara
Holly
Hazel
Cerys
Ailsa
Natasha
Lucia

Not keen on:

Marnie (old lady name)
Bonnie
Rosalind
Clover (sounds like a cow)
Nesta (sounds like a brand name or something)
Betty (not intelligent)
Dorothy

StockingFilly Thu 29-Nov-12 16:18:22

Love:
Seren
Sorcha
Roisin (both very Irish though - are you?)
Nina (simple, pretty, classy)
Clara (lovely, classic)
Hazel (under-used, a lovely name)
Susannah (lovely classy name, due a comeback)
Annie / Sylvie both lovely but would use a longer version for birth

The only ones I hate are:
Anita (aeful, not due a comeback any time soon)
Georgia (so popular with teenage age bracket and njust meh)
Marnie: (yuck., soooo cutesy )
Nesta (boys name! Bob Marley etc)
Clover (dogs name)

StockingFilly Thu 29-Nov-12 16:18:33

Birth cert, sorry

PerksOfBeingNorthern Thu 29-Nov-12 18:42:35

Do not like : Gwen, Clover, Clara or Harriet

Like:
Georgia
Seren
Annie
Nina
Hazel
Cerys
Holly
Ailsa

phlebas Sat 01-Dec-12 00:15:24

#1 - Astrid
#2 - Clara

also like - Nina, Rosalind, Annie, Sylvie, Lucia, Susannah

do not like - Anita, Catriona, Ailsa, Clover, Kirsty, Hayley, Bonnie, Georgia

Snazzyfeelingfestive Sat 01-Dec-12 00:22:59

Annie, Amy, Julia and Katie are my favourites. Don't like Nesta.

mathanxiety Sat 01-Dec-12 03:03:39

Have left in the ones I like:

Astrid
Sorcha (pronounced Surr-uh-kha; if any other pronunciation is contemplated then don't do it)
Bonnie
Hazel
Kirsty
Annie
Miriam
Roisín
Leonie

ellargh Sat 01-Dec-12 03:48:25

Georgia & Susannah are lovely. I prefer Savannah to Susannah though if that's an option?

Narked Sat 01-Dec-12 13:35:05

Please don't call her Savannah.

suspiria Sat 01-Dec-12 22:45:12

Astrid
Seren
Marnie
Harriet
Nina
Clara
Rosalind
Sylvie
Miriam
Lucia

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