View Poll Results: Iris, Enid, Gwen or Maeve?

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  • Iris

    37 54.41%
  • Enid

    11 16.18%
  • Gwen

    15 22.06%
  • Maeve

    32 47.06%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Iris, Enid, Gwen or Maeve?

    To my delight, my other half has become more opinionated about names for future children lately. Iris, Enid, Gwen and Maeve are all names I love and have suggested over the years among a slew of others, and these seem to be the four we can both agree on. I'd long considered Maeve our frontrunner for a girl, but now Iris, Enid and Gwen have also come up as contenders and my OH likes them just as much as Maeve.

    Some middle names that we particularly like are:

    Iris Gwendolen (might use the nickname Iggy sometimes)
    Enid Rosemary
    Gwen Isadora
    Maeve Isadora

    I'm curious to hear your thoughts. Do you have a clear favourite of the four? What do you think of our middle name ideas?
    Last edited by dechen; September 9th, 2019 at 03:23 AM.
    On my mind:

    Juno Marigold
    * Fern * Twila * Maude * Opal *

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Iris got my vote, but I also like Maeve and both Iris Gwendolen & Maeve Isadora are beautiful combos.
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  3. #3
    The only one I really don’t care for is Enid, but I like the rest - especially Iris!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    What a lovely list!
    I love Maeve Isadora and Enid Rosemary!
    Sarai Matilda|Cherith Eliza|Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty
    Trying out...
    Cove Harriet|Everett Louisa|Forrest Alaia|Keaton Sophie
    Fox Eulalia|Sylvan Phillipa|Tate Isabella|Rory Winona

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    I like them all, but Enid would take some bravery to pull off, I think. It's still pretty dusty. Iris, Gwen and Maeve are all so lovely. I would look into the popularity of each in your area, and see if that sways you. Iris Gwendolen also gives you Gwen, so that might be a top contender.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2016
    I LOVE these! The only one I wouldn't use is Gwen, but only because I prefer it as a nickname for Gwendolyn/other Gwen-names.

    I gave some love to Enid in the poll, because I know it's not particularly liked by most, but I think it's great, and I love its meaning.

    I love all the combos! Rosemary is also one of my favorite names. I like Maeve Isadora more than Gwen Isadora, but maybe you'd like Josephine, Matilda, Amaryllis, Ophelia, Beatrix, or Cordelia as alternative middle names? Gwen Amaryllis is my favorite, and I also like Gwen Ophelia and Gwen Cordelia quite a bit.
    Last edited by yellowplums; September 9th, 2019 at 09:51 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    New England
    Enid and Gwen are so cute!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Love Iris and Maeve !
    Hazel Jane 2017 / Margot Brynn 2019

    Husband approved: Tucker Ross and Rowan Maxwell

    Dreaming about: Iris Wren, Vivian Renee, Blythe Alexandra, Daphne Briar, Gwendolyn Bell, Piper Ophelia, Juliet Greer, Phoebe Adele, Lana Beatrix

    Alternatives: Jude, Flynn, Jasper, Tristan, Dashiell, Wilder

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    London, England
    Maeve Isadora, hands down! I'm neutral on Iris and as much as I like old fashioned names, Enid and Gwen are just a little too clunky for me.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    It seems to me that you keep coming back to or comparing the other names with Maeve.
    All are lovely options; I really like Maeve and Enid!
    ~Joan/Joanie, Winifred/Winry, Heidi~
    Evangeline | Alma | Felicity | Mae | Alice | Dorothy | Ingrid | Margaery | Elizabeth/Zella | Bernadette

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    William | Hugh | Herschel | Ian | Barnaby | Hugo | Lawrence | Rowan | Donovan | Xavier

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