Any help appreciated!!

(33 Posts)
Razzdazz Wed 07-Aug-13 10:03:21

All through my pregnancy (now 31w) our baby girl was going to be called Flora. Now I have been given a section date for 36w and am just not sure any more!!
Would love some feedback on the following names:
Flora
Martha
Petra
Anya
Middle name to be Mary.

If it helps at all my other children are called:
James
Erica
Samuel

Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply grin

Razzdazz Fri 09-Aug-13 07:20:54

Thanks everyone, Mary is my mums name but everyone calls her may and originally that was the choice of second name. Then in my hormonal madness I realised that all my other children had a saints name either as first or middle and dc4 would be the only one without!! Should I go back to may??
I am leaning more towards Flora I must admit.

kiwik Fri 09-Aug-13 02:02:45

I love Flora and Petra, not fussed on either Anya or Martha.
I also love the name Mary, which is very underused.

I like Martha best, but not with Mary.
Don't like Petra.
Anya is nice and perhaps 'works' better with Mary than Martha does.

exoticfruits Thu 08-Aug-13 22:29:51

I like Martha best- all OK except Petra but I don't think that any go with Mary- you need a longer name if you are going to use it.

Well, against the majority I vote for Petra, it is a strong name like Erica. Flora a close second because of the flower connection and....I like it better. A bit irrational maybe but it is just happier sounding than the other two.

Ihatepeas Thu 08-Aug-13 21:29:22

Love love love Petra, Anya and Flora. Really dislike Martha (sorry)
I think if you've had you're heart set on Flora then she should be Flora. It's a beautiful name and goes well with your other children's names.

RobinV Thu 08-Aug-13 12:09:40

Flora is very pretty though it does make me think a bit of margarine... have you considered Petrina - the diminutive of Petra? x

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 08-Aug-13 11:55:51

Sounds like you are pleased that Flora is proving popular, and would be disappointed if it wasn't, so I'd say you've made your choice already! I really like Martha too but Flora is also lovely.

Caip Thu 08-Aug-13 10:05:38

I love Flora best, Martha's really nice but there are more of them than Floras

Razzdazz Thu 08-Aug-13 09:58:49

Thanks so much for all your input x

PinkGlove Wed 07-Aug-13 20:26:02

LOVE Martha, but then I'm bias - it's my nieces name. Love Flora too.

Flora or Matha are both lovely. Petra is a dog and Anya sounds like a medical condition grin

Rhubarbgarden Wed 07-Aug-13 19:35:00

Flora! I love it. Knocks spots off the others.

Saffyz Wed 07-Aug-13 18:24:55

Anya

KateCroydon Wed 07-Aug-13 16:44:20

Petra. 'rose-red city half as old as time'

Coconutty Wed 07-Aug-13 13:43:55

I've just sung it and see what you mean! blush

Razzdazz Wed 07-Aug-13 13:38:24

Flora seems to be coming out on top grin

MortifiedAdams Wed 07-Aug-13 13:00:02

Coconutty grin it is Mother Mary. But Martha Mary sounds very very close to it.

Sleepyfergus Wed 07-Aug-13 12:46:43

And if do go for Martha, you need to get this book. It's adorable!!

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1405249110

Was dd1s fave book for bloody ages a while.

Coconutty Wed 07-Aug-13 12:20:18

I always thought the song was Mother Mary comes to me, is it really Martha?!

I like the name Martha best or even Marsha.

toobreathless Wed 07-Aug-13 12:18:17

LOVE Flora & prefer it to your other options.

Feelslikea1sttimer Wed 07-Aug-13 12:13:24

We have chosen Martha Elizabeth as our name (that could all change)

I love Flora, but we have friends with a little girl named Flora and they did get a couple of hmm faces when they announced it.

I do think all your names are lovely Anya Mary works well

Good Luck

Sleepyfergus Wed 07-Aug-13 12:11:08

I have 2 DDs with 'a' endings and it sounds fine, so don't let that put you off. I do like Flora and it doesn't scream butter at me in the slightest. I like all your options in fact. Congrats and all the best for the birth!

driftwoodsands Wed 07-Aug-13 12:06:23

Martha stands out as really fitting in well with your other children's names. It's very sweet. I see Martha as dark haired, whilst Flora has lighter coloured hair, so perhaps wait and see what she looks like!

Razzdazz Wed 07-Aug-13 11:58:48

It does appear that I have a thing for 'a' ending names grin

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