It's a girl! Shortlist decided but just can't choose.

(61 Posts)
BooStar Fri 24-May-13 08:46:31

We finally have a shortlist of 3 names for our little girl due in a few weeks:

India
Claudia
Merryn

Middle name is most likely going to be Fay (my mother's name)

I really love all of them but my reservations are:
India - a bit too leftfield?
Claudia - a bit harsh/stuffy?
Merryn - a bit plain?

These are only little niggles so really struggling to choose!
I just need some opinions! No holds barred smile

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 24-May-13 08:54:26

Merryn is a beautiful name. I'm not keen on the others.

Congratulations!

They are all nice, but Merryn is my favourite.

whyno Fri 24-May-13 09:00:28

Claudia for me. Beautiful and underused.

Won't be harsh or stuffy unless your family is which I'm assuming not since you're concerned about it.

BikeRunSki Fri 24-May-13 09:01:04

Merry is my favourite by far.

Thisisanoutrage Fri 24-May-13 09:02:10

Merryn for me too.

BreasticlesNTesticles Fri 24-May-13 09:05:38

I have a Claudia - so clearly my favourite!

They are all quite different types of names though imo. Just an observation smile

xigris Fri 24-May-13 09:05:42

I like them all! Fab names <helpful> grin

Succoria Fri 24-May-13 09:08:16

Ooh lovely names, you have great taste!
I think Claudia is my favourite, then Merryn, then India. But it's very close because they're all nice.

Fairylea Fri 24-May-13 09:10:43

Merryn. Not keen on India, sorry.

squiddle Fri 24-May-13 09:12:53

I love Merryn, like Claudia and find India a bit irritating.

boatclub Fri 24-May-13 09:16:46

I love Claudia and think it will sound best with Fay. Wishing you a happy birth smile

mumbaisapphire Fri 24-May-13 09:19:17

I have a Claudia right now asleep in my arms. I don't find it stuffy or harsh at all. If anything I was drawn to it because it feels like such a luxurious name if that makes sense! I also love India too but DP struck that one off the list early on. Merryn is pretty as well.

mumbaisapphire Fri 24-May-13 09:21:26

Forgot to say, why not just wait and see which name she suits when she arrives. It's easier when they are here to put a name to a face I found. You have a short list so just try them out. Sometimes it is obvious.

IKnowWhat Fri 24-May-13 09:23:13

I love Merryn the most, closely followed by Claudia.

I am not too keen on India though. I don't think it's leftfield. (Leftfield can be good smile )

Linguaphile Fri 24-May-13 11:04:48

I really like Claudia. Pretty and underused. Only possible hang-up for me is the meaning, but presumably you're not too worried about that.

Startail Fri 24-May-13 11:18:16

Merryn, then Claudia, but I think you'll know when you meet her.

My little dainty DD1 would have made a perfect Merryn, but not a Claudia. Claudia would have suited DD2.

I like India, but it has to feel right to you. We're to middle of the road for an India.

Littlecherublegs Fri 24-May-13 11:46:58

In order of preference:

Merryn
Claudia
India

Though it's a close call between the first two!

Elquota Fri 24-May-13 11:52:04

Another vote for Merryn.

shez29 Fri 24-May-13 12:09:30

I love india.

JojoMags Fri 24-May-13 12:58:09

Not India. The other two are gorgeous. Probably Claudia for me.

LentilAsAnything Fri 24-May-13 13:08:54

What about Indiana, instead of India?
I like Merryn, and also Meredith.

justhayley Fri 24-May-13 13:13:07

I love India.
But agree with what others have said - keep all 3 for when she's born and see what suits

Merryn is my fave of the choices too.

Timetoask Fri 24-May-13 13:15:27

India is a country!!!

Claudia is lovely.

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