Cannot choose. Please help!

[name]Hi[/name]! I cannot choose between [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Rose[/name], and [name]Florence[/name]. I have gone back and forth between the three to no avail.
Which one is your favorite and why? Please!!

Also, please do not tell me to use one as a middle name or combine the names. I already have middle names, and I
prefer these names alone as a first name.

Not crazy about any of them, but they’re not my style. My fave of the lot s [name]Florence[/name]. It has a nice classic feel and would suit a little girl with a cute nickname or a grown woman.

I much prefer [name]Lydia[/name] to [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Florence[/name]. [name]Both[/name] of the others seem rather outdated to me, but I feel like [name]Lydia[/name] is timeless and will always be lovely and pretty.

1 [name]Florence[/name] - I love this vintage name and I think it goes well with the boys names of [name]Thomas[/name] and [name]Nathan[/name] in your signature.
2 [name]Rose[/name] - short, simple and sweet. It’s great to hear it as a first name rather than in the middle spot for a change.
3 [name]Lydia[/name] - ok but I always think of the irritable [name]Bennet[/name] sister in “Pride and Prejudice” and it kind of turns me off the name.

[name]Rose[/name]! I am plum giddy that you are considering this for a first name. It’s gorgeous! I love [name]Rose[/name] as a stand-alone first name. So many people use it as a mn, but I think it deserves some love in the fn spot - classic, under-used and yet familiar, and the cute nn choice of [name]Rosie[/name] if you decide to go that route.

I do like [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Florence[/name], too, but [name]Lydia[/name] has become so common now that it has lost something to me. [name]Florence[/name] is pretty, but it doesn’t have that classic feel to me, and I don’t care for the nn options.

[name]Florence[/name] is definitely my favourite. It’s so pretty and elegant, while I feel [name]Lydia[/name] is just old sounding and outdated. [name]Rose[/name] is pretty but I think its just a nice nickname. I prefer [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Rosaline[/name], or Rosabel.

[name]Florence[/name]! I love [name]Florence[/name]. Although [name]Lydia[/name] is also very beautiful, its popularity bothers me. I hear the name often and that somehow makes it less stunning after a while. [name]Rose[/name] is very sweet, but doesn’t have that special something that [name]Florence[/name] does.
[name]Florence[/name] sounds smart, kind, classy and sweet. I would love to meet a [name]Florence[/name].

[name]Lydia[/name]! I love [name]Lydia[/name], and the nn [name]Lydie[/name] makes me just about swoon. :slight_smile:

[name]Rose[/name] is okay, but personally, I just don’t see the appeal. Most [name]Rose[/name]- names seem overrated to me. :confused:

[name]Florence[/name] is nice, but it feels a bit old-fashioned and frumpy to me. I like [name]Flora[/name] more, but I love [name]Fleur[/name]. If [name]Florence[/name] was [name]Fleur[/name], that might get my vote instead… :slight_smile:

Good luck!

[name]Florence[/name]! Although, I’m even more partial to sweet [name]Flora[/name]. [name]Lydia[/name] would be my next pick, although I can’t shake the [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Bennett[/name] association. [name]Rose[/name] is somewhat boring to me.

[name]Florence[/name] sounds outdated. I think [name]Lydia[/name] is a pretty name and [name]Lydie[/name] is a darling nickname, but if you are concerned about a name being too popular it may not be the best choice. [name]Rose[/name] is pretty and unexpected.

Of the three I much prefer [name]Lydia[/name], cute for a little girl and solid for a grown woman. The other two are fine names although I think [name]Florence[/name] is prone more to unfortunate nicknames like [name]Flo[/name] or heaven forbid [name]Flossie[/name]. [name]Rose[/name] is nice but lacks a certain snap as a first name in my opinion.

My ordering would be:

  1. [name]Rose[/name]: classic, classic, classic. I prefer it to the longer [name]Rosamund[/name]/[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Rosemary[/name]/etc.
  2. [name]Lydia[/name]: I go back and forth on this one. I do think it’s the trendiest of the names you’ve listed.
  3. [name]Florence[/name]: Dislike the nn [name]Flora[/name] (too medical/scientific feeling). I think I’m less into this name because it’s a city name. [name]Just[/name] not a fan of that.

[name]Florence[/name] is best. [name]Lydia[/name]'s are often divorced frustrated ladies. and [name]Rose[/name] can be found in retcoms

All of those names are beautiful. [name]Lydia[/name] is in my own top 3 girl’s name’s anyway so I vote that one. To me, it’s not at all popular (I live in New Zealand) but a really timeless name that ages well. [name]Rose[/name] is gorgeous too and like some of the other berries, I would like to see [name]Rose[/name] used in the fn instead of mn for a change. [name]Rose[/name] is actually my middle name so I’m a little biased with that one. [name]Florence[/name] is beautiful too but just not really my style!

[name]Lydia[/name] hands down for me. There’s something really beautiful and fresh about it. I think it’s really timeless yet underused and would fit someone of any age. My second choice would be [name]Rose[/name] which I find really pretty but I think it’s rather…dated/stuffy. I imagine someone rather pampered or someone my grandmother’s age. [name]Florence[/name] is just a name I’ve never loved. It’s extremely dated to me. I can only see this on women over the age of 80 and I don’t think it’s ready for a comeback. Also [name]Flo[/name] is an awful nickname with lots of “aunt flo” jokes.