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  1. Oh my gosh - I LOVE Ophelia. So, so, so much. ...

    Oh my gosh - I LOVE Ophelia. So, so, so much. Have you considered Cordelia as well? Another Shakespeare heroine with some very positive connotations. From your list and with your surname the...
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    Well, obviously I'm biased on this one! Although...

    Well, obviously I'm biased on this one! Although my Tilly is a derivation of a longer name... I must say that I do like the option of being able to retreat to my long name in certain situations but...
  3. You should look at the Mabinogion for Welsh...

    You should look at the Mabinogion for Welsh inspiration: Arianrhod and Rhiannon are both lovely and 'Dylan' comes from the stories as well. I'm also a huge fan of Greek names... so, so pretty and...
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    Thanks giinkies. All in all, I think that Vivian...

    Thanks giinkies. All in all, I think that Vivian is going to be the goer for us. Oh's grandmother passed away last year (at the age of 94!!) so this baby wouldn't be living in her name shadow as...
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    I'm a huge Yeats fan and would have called this...

    I'm a huge Yeats fan and would have called this baby Iseult or Maude very, very happily because they're great names but also because of the Gonnes influence on Yeats' poetry (it was the topic of my...
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    Lawsonhaley - I didn't think you were being...

    Lawsonhaley - I didn't think you were being harsh! And I'm a teacher so do have to deal with this sort of thing frequently, which is probs why I'm more concerned about it than my husband who doesn't...
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    Hmmm... It's not actually a kre8tiv spelling as...

    Hmmm... It's not actually a kre8tiv spelling as it dates from the 12th century in Cornwall but the fact that you think it is speaks volumes Lawsonhaley! Thanks for your feedback Ashthedreamer -...
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    Here are some vintage names that stand out for me...

    Here are some vintage names that stand out for me as being suitable companions to Ellie:

    Flora
    Rose/Rosa
    Martha
    Clara
    Iona

    And some 'cuter' options:
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    Alternative spelling to Vivian...

    Hello all,

    We think we've now finally settled on Vivian if this little one - due in TWO WEEKS!! - turns out to be a girl... Neither of us feels that the Vivienne spelling is right for us so we're...
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    Generally I'm not a fan of double firsts but I'm...

    Generally I'm not a fan of double firsts but I'm really drawn to the idea with 'Ruby'. If you're keen to stick to a single syllable second part then Faye or Grace or Jane would be the obvious routes...
  11. Thread: Mary

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    Mary Clementine is beautiful. I also like Mary...

    Mary Clementine is beautiful. I also like Mary Blossom which seems popular so far with pps ^^ but I think that it sounds more like a double-barrelled first. Which isn't necessarily a problem but...
  12. Hmmm... With Jasper and Brooklyn I think that...

    Hmmm... With Jasper and Brooklyn I think that Lauryn goes best from your list, although I prefer both Lauren and Laurel for a little girl; Laurel Jody would, IMO, be a great combo. Your husband's...
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    I have a strong preference for Iseult over...

    I have a strong preference for Iseult over Dearbhla. That's not because I don't like the latter but I adore the former... And I think that it gives you pretty much carte blanche when it comes to...
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    Poll: I think that Georgina and Magnolia make for a...

    I think that Georgina and Magnolia make for a magnificent sibset, but given free rein I would have chosen Georgina Delphine as a combo. I love the nn Della but am also put off the name by the...
  15. Thread: the finale!

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    You and I are choosing from the same page if the...

    You and I are choosing from the same page if the name book - Wilfred is right at the top of our list if we have a boy and is one of two left in contention along with Rufus.

    I LOVE Ida. It's...
  16. From your own list, Sadie and Nora/Eliza sit most...

    From your own list, Sadie and Nora/Eliza sit most comfortably with me. I would also suggest:

    Iona
    Clara
    Frances
    Livia
    and Zara

    I love both Charlotte and Penelope but agree with pp that they...
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    Great choice! I also like nn Augie so he'd have a...

    Great choice! I also like nn Augie so he'd have a choice of nns when he's older...
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    If be wary of Bryn because overall it would be v...

    If be wary of Bryn because overall it would be v similar to Brunhild! That's just my opinion though... Of your suggestions Willow is my favourite. I would also think about Leonie, Leonore and Linnea...
  19. Thanks again everyone - you're all being so...

    Thanks again everyone - you're all being so helpful! Skyesime you've got my taste down to a 't' - I adore Henrietta and if I were naming on my own both she and Ophelia would be firmly wedged towards...
  20. Thread: Noah

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    I would switch and go with Rupert Noah but only...

    I would switch and go with Rupert Noah but only because I know 3 Noahs under 5 and have a penchant for Ru- starting names. Noah is GORGEOUS though and was a the top of my boy's list when I was a...
  21. Thread: Indigo

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    Have you thought about Inigo?

    Have you thought about Inigo?
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    I have loved it since I was a teenager. I worked...

    I have loved it since I was a teenager. I worked in a little boutique shop with a lovely old woman called Iris, and it makes me think of Iris Murdoch. When I was about 16 I was pretty convinced...
  23. Lexiem, these are all great ideas (indeed, I...

    Lexiem, these are all great ideas (indeed, I spent a fruitless day trying to talk my husband into Amaryllis which is a Lily that grows very happily in the part of the country that I'm from) but the...
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    Lilian Abigail Heather certainly runs together...

    Lilian Abigail Heather certainly runs together most comfortably for me and I definitely prefer the nn Lily over Abbie/Abby. I guess you need to think that to 95% of people that your daughter meets,...
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    I think that if you're set on McKinzley then pp...

    I think that if you're set on McKinzley then pp is right and that a simple, single-syllable middle name works best - to my ear, Grace seems like the best option from your list. I would also consider...
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