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!

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

Astrid
Seren
Marnie
Harriet
Nina
Clara
Rosalind
Sylvie
Miriam
Lucia

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

Please don't call her Savannah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birth cert, sorry

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)

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Lucia's nice

Elsie
Harriet
Clara
Hazel
Rosalind
Annie
Miriam
Betty
Susannah
Dorothy

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

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

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!

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

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

YouCanBe Thu 29-Nov-12 08:17:34

Roisin is pronounced Rosheen by the way, hollyw.

flutterb Hmm. I think my current top ten is...
Oh, no, I'm not down to ten yet, I would have to have a proper think first! Haha.

telsa Wed 28-Nov-12 23:43:35

Astrid
Amy
Nina
Clara
Rosalind
Sylvie
Gwen
Miriam
Natasha
Dorothy

these are my faves.

HotHotNot Wed 28-Nov-12 23:41:02

My top 10

Astrid
Nina
Clara
Holly
Hazel
Sylvie
Katie
Roisin
Susannah
Dorothy

They are all different types, I couldn't really narrow down as what suits your family and type of DD is so personal. FWIW I think Sylvie, Susannah, Holly and Roisin are v flowing and feminine. Dorothy, Katie and Clara have an old fashioned but practical, classic feel and Astrid, Nina and Hazel cool, fun but strong names.

manicinsomniac Wed 28-Nov-12 23:15:03

I love:
Astrid, Sorcha, Amy, Cerys, Natasha, Hayley, Susannah

I like:
Julia, Georgia, Seren, Elsie, Clara, Holly, Hazel, Clover, Katie, Ailsa, Miriam

I don't mind:
Marnie, Harriet, Bonnie, Rosalind, Kirsty, Catriona, Nesta, Leonie

I dislike:
Nina, Annie, Sylvie, Gwen, Roisin, Betty, Dorothy, Anita, Lucia

TuftyFinch Wed 28-Nov-12 23:00:50

Gwen and Betty.

Gugglebum Wed 28-Nov-12 22:59:47

Not in order of preference, but this is my top 10 from your list:
Julia
Georgia
Sorcha
Seren
Harriet
Clara
Hazel
Ailsa
Roisin
Lucia
If I narrowed down to five: Georgia, Harriet, Clara, Roisin, Lucia

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