Mabel

(29 Posts)
PreciousPeach Wed 23-Apr-14 21:40:09

What do you think? Is it getting very popular? I don't think I will ever pick a girls name.....some of my other ideas are....

Hattie
Juno
Astrid
Bea
Clementine
Flora (dh just can't get past the spread, I think this would be my pick otherwise)
Fleur
Florence (but too popular)
Iris (on the rise big time)
Polly
Tessa
Cassia
Kitty

Any other suggestions based on what I like?

A boy would be either Arlo, Cassius, Ezra or Asa!

(Suffering with infertility so I have had too long to decide) sad

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Wed 23-Apr-14 21:49:32

Absolutely adore Mabel. Don't know any.
Also love Juno and Iris.

You have similar taste in names to me so I think they are all great!

zoemaguire Wed 23-Apr-14 21:52:02

Ivy
Martha
Cleo

squoosh Wed 23-Apr-14 21:53:19

Congrats on the pregnancy, you must be delighted!

Hattie - not for me
Juno - love
Astrid - bit harsh and angular
Bea - meh
Clementine - a bit frilly for me
Flora - Scottish maiden aunt
Fleur - bleurgh
Florence - frumpy
Iris - elegant
Polly - so sweet
Tessa - love Tess
Cassia - gorgeous
Kitty - like this too

Mabel is the worst of all though I'd say. Sorry!

CorporateRockWhore Wed 23-Apr-14 21:54:34

Harriet
Esther
Love Astrid though, Tess and Kitty lovely too.

buttercrumble Wed 23-Apr-14 21:56:30

Love Mabel smile

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 23-Apr-14 21:58:13

Love Mabel , fab name.

Graciejoylove8 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:12:12

Mabel, iris and Juno

pud1 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:20:11

I love Mabel. Its my. Dd1 middle name after my great gran. I had very mixed reaction to the name so chickened out of it as a first name. I wish I had bloody ignored the none likers and used it as a first name

LovelyMarchHare Wed 23-Apr-14 22:20:51

I know a Mabel. She's lovely.

smartypants1000 Wed 23-Apr-14 23:17:54

We have a Flora. Only one person's mentioned the spread! Also think Mabel is lovely, it's on our list.

Darmok Wed 23-Apr-14 23:20:24

I know a lovely Mabel, lovely in herself that is. Her name makes me cringe though, sorry.

Ktay Wed 23-Apr-14 23:30:20

It's ace; there are two in dd's class and I've heard it as a middle name a couple of times so there are a few of them about!

ExcuseTypos Wed 23-Apr-14 23:36:00

Love it! When my DDs were born- 20 years ago, it was very much an old lady name(I had a great aunt called Mabel) so I didn't consider it for my DDs. Wish I had though.

It's a lovely sounding name.

gertiegusset Wed 23-Apr-14 23:37:43

Terrible name, my Grannie's name and she loathed it all her life.

Anjou Thu 24-Apr-14 03:36:07

Congratulations OP! Some of the names on your short list are lovely.

Hattie - bit cutesy. Harriet is lovely though.
Juno - lovely, elegant, cool.
Astrid - as above.
Bea - meh.
Clementine - lovely. Clem, not so much.
Flora - dumpy sounding
Fleur - beautiful, but not great with some accents, admittedly.
Florence - ok. Yes, very popular. Nn Flo/Flossie not great.
Iris - beautiful, elegant. I know 3, aged 80, 25 & 7.
Polly - lovely.
Tessa - Tess is gorgeous.
Cassia - too much like Casio.
Kitty - adore.

Mabel is, to my ears, as frumpy, dumpy & clunky as Mavis, Maureen, Doreen, Enid & Doris. Just not in any way a nice sound. Each to their own though!

How about;
Cora/Coraline
Evangeline nn Evan
Lila/Lyra
Sylvie

Anjou Thu 24-Apr-14 03:39:53

Should also have added:
Agatha
Agnes
Edith/Edie
Margot
smile

florascotia Thu 24-Apr-14 18:19:32

I like Mabel. Even better is Amabel (older, as in medieval, version).
Both mean 'loveable', which is great.

Many congratulations.

florascotia Thu 24-Apr-14 18:26:03

Sorry, meant to add:

Hattie -OK but prefer Harriet
Juno - really nice and distinguished
Astrid - not my cup of tea
Bea - fine, but prefer Beatrice/Beatrix
Clementine - really like
Flora (dh just can't get past the spread, I think this would be my pick otherwise) - of course I like it (!) and with recent disapproval of low-fat concoctions, may well be on the way out as a commodity)
Fleur - fine, but prefer Flora
Florence (but too popular) - indeed so
Iris (on the rise big time) - yes again, but pretty
Polly - no strong feelings
Tessa - dislike; prefer Theresa, but not too keen on that
Cassia - fine, though not keen on 'Cash-a' pronounciation
Kitty - very sweet, but would perhaps suggsest whichever version of Catherine/Katharine appeals to you as full name on birth certificate, just in case

usualsuspectt Thu 24-Apr-14 18:35:10

Mabel is awful.

I like Kitty,Bea and Tessa from your list.

flavourflave Thu 24-Apr-14 19:53:44

Mabel too old fashioned but coming back in vogue. Cassia was on my list. Florence very dignified name

maggiethemagpie Thu 24-Apr-14 20:17:58

Hattie - ok, not mad on it
Juno - no
Astrid - no
Bea - ok, would it be short for Beatrix?
Clementine - ok, would you shorten to Clemmie? or Tina?
Flora (dh just can't get past the spread, I think this would be my pick otherwise) - nope, can't get past the spread either
Fleur - no
Florence (but too popular) - yuk
Iris (on the rise big time) - love
Polly - ok
Tessa - quite like it
Cassia - no
Kitty - ok, would usually be a nn for Katherine

maggiethemagpie Thu 24-Apr-14 20:35:47

Forgot to comment on Mabel - I like it, think it will rise in popularity but you could be ahead of the curve

PreciousPeach Thu 24-Apr-14 21:06:55

Wow so many helpful comments, thank you.

Just to clarify Bea would indeed be short fir Beatrix as I like it, however Kitty and Hattie would be just that on the BC!

I think I'm going off Mabel a little.....but still don't have a clue, I like quirky and shortish!

Please keep comments and suggestions coming!

MoonHare Thu 24-Apr-14 21:48:56

Mabel is clunky and ugly sounding.

Quirky and shortish....

Esmé, Anita, Thea, Ursula, Thalia, Anya, Tilly, Frances, Libby, Lydia???

I like Polly, Iris and Tessa from your list.

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