Views on our girls name list.

(25 Posts)
Fedupofplaystation Mon 14-Apr-14 20:08:42

DH and I really can't agree on names for a girl. A boy will be Henry. We have an Eliza.

This is my list:

Clara
Adeline
Emmeline
Rosa
Anya
Thea
Ada
Marnie
Rosalie
Celia
Delia
Rosalind
Cordelia

DH has promised me his list later.
Any views? Favourites?

Thank you.

SilveryMoon Mon 14-Apr-14 20:12:25

I like Rosalind, Thea and Clara from your list.

I also like Elsa, Gretchen, Evangeline and Rose.

MissUumellmahaye Mon 14-Apr-14 20:12:47

My favourites are:

Emmeline (although I'd worry about the popularity of Emma)
Rosa
Marnie
Celia

Nunyabiz Mon 14-Apr-14 20:13:12

Lovely list smile
Favourites are Thea (I also love Theodora)
And Adeline (v good friends name her mum is French and love how she says it 'Ahd leeeen!')

ComradePlexiglass Mon 14-Apr-14 20:22:50

Rosa is my favourite.

Martorana Mon 14-Apr-14 20:27:51

Henry, Eliza and Rose,
Henry, Eliza and Clare.
Henry, Eliza and Clemency.
Henry, Eliza and Jane.

magentasurprise Mon 14-Apr-14 21:13:56

Eliza and Henry are both lovely but a bit 'My Fair Lady' together (not a major problem but thought I would point it out).

Your list is lovely.

Clara- v nice
Adeline- love this
Emmeline- love this too but ? two Es
Rosa- love this
Anya- okay
Thea- fine
Ada- fine
Marnie- not keen
Rosalie- v pretty
Celia- love this
Delia- fine
Rosalind-lovely
Cordelia- v nice

With Eliza, I particularly like: Rosa, Rosalind, Celia and Cordelia.

Viviennemary Mon 14-Apr-14 21:16:25

From your list I like these best

Rosalie
Rosa
Celia
Cordelia

In that order.

Allalonenow Mon 14-Apr-14 21:21:35

Adeline Celia and Cordelia are my favourites from your list.

Not at all keen on Marnie or Ada.

vehiclesandanimals Mon 14-Apr-14 22:38:21

Your list is spookily similar to mine! I also have, which you don't, Caroline, Louisa, Josephine, Felicity, Serena.

I can't be any help at all, as my list just gets longer, not shorter. But I think your list is fab. I do love Anya, which I can't have as a relative has used it.

RyvitaSesame Mon 14-Apr-14 22:40:13

Clara, Anya, Thea, Celia are the nicest.

Delia is lovely too actually if you can forget the lezzbeaaavin you incident.

Theas18 Mon 14-Apr-14 22:53:08

Thea ;) Clara and Celia. Know girls in teens/20s with all these names .All lovely with Eliza

(Only caveat being that my friends dad could never say Clara - her dd- as he had odd weak "l"s so it was more a glottal Cara )

adaloveslace Mon 14-Apr-14 23:19:10

Great list! I have a Rosa (who is very proud of her name) and currently expecting DD2, who currently looks likely to be an Eliza.

Emmeline was my frontrunner for ages and ages, but I couldn't get past the worry that she would spend her life going "no, not Emily..." "no, it's actually Emme-LEEN" etc. Rosa and Eliza are such lovely, straightforward names by comparison - our Rosa has lived in three countries without meeting any confusion over her name (or many other Rosas).

From your list, I really like Celia (though prefer Cecelia) and Ada.

I also love:
Adelaide - I loved Adeline for a bit too but ruled it out because of line/leen confusion
Francesca - can't use but love
Valentina
Florence
Juliet
Julia
Anouk

Good luck. Lots of lovely names to pick from.

manicinsomniac Tue 15-Apr-14 10:27:48

Clara - lovely. Also like Cara?
Adeline - it's ok, not that keen
Emmeline - quite like it
Rosa - quite like it. Think Rosie is nicer.
Anya - love it
Thea - love it
Ada - dislike
Marnie - not keen
Rosalie - not keen
Celia - really dislike this, it sounds very dated
Delia - ditto to Celia
Rosalind - not keen
Cordelia - quite like it but very fancy. Would you shorten? Cordy??

Definitely Anya or Thea for me.

Moonshine1 Tue 15-Apr-14 12:31:20

I like Rosa and Thea best from your list.

Choccyhobnob Tue 15-Apr-14 14:33:20

Clara - lovely, my favourite girls name (but doesn't go with surname sad )
Adeline - not keen
Emmeline - not keen
Rosa - like it but thinking it is too similar to your dd name with the 'za' at the end?
Anya - ok
Thea - ok
Ada - ok
Marnie - never used to like this but actually growing on me and sounds nice with Eliza.
Rosalie - not keen
Celia - reminds me of coeliac disease
Delia - Smith
Rosalind - not keen
Cordelia - not keen

Sorry that seems a bit negative doesn't it! Think we just like different types of names!

squoosh Tue 15-Apr-14 15:07:38

Clara - like
Adeline - too frilly
Emmeline - too frilly
Rosa - like (always think it's a good feminist name)
Anya - nah
Thea - love!
Ada - Yes, if she's born wearing a pinny and with a fag hanging from her mouth
Marnie - love
Rosalie - too frilly
Celia - too frumpy
Delia - too linked to THAT Delia
Rosalind - too frilly
Cordelia - too frilly

pilates Tue 15-Apr-14 16:29:43

Rosa and Eliza sound great, also like Henry.

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 15-Apr-14 16:32:30

Emmeline and Rosa are the bestest ones imo.

Sundaedelight Tue 15-Apr-14 18:07:57

Henry, Eliza and Rosalind.

Dizzywhore Tue 15-Apr-14 18:09:21

Thea x

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 16-Apr-14 01:36:32

Clara - love it
Adeline - ok, Michelle prefer Adelaide though
Emmeline - not a fan, too close to Emily
Rosa - like, but don't think it goes with Eliza
Anya - really like
Thea - really don't like, I think it's dull sorry
Ada - ok
Marnie - quite like, think it goes best with Eliza
Rosalie - really like
Celia - quite like
Delia - smith
Rosalind - ok
Cordelia - not a fan, forever think of Buffy!

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 16-Apr-14 01:36:58

*much prefer Adelaide

traininthedistance Thu 17-Apr-14 01:31:40

Rosalind or Cordelia for me! Eliza and Cordelia go perfectly together.

nasara Thu 17-Apr-14 22:53:47

I have an Eliza and also really like Rosa for another dd, but wasn't sure if the similar sound at the end (the -za) would be a bit clunky, as a few pp have also mentioned. What do you think, OP?

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