Help us pare down our girls' list :) (Vote please?)

See the results of this poll: Which girls’ names do you prefer?

Respondents: 122 (This poll is closed)

  • Juliette Catherine: 17 (14%)
  • Zo” Claire: 16 (13%)
  • Eliza Faith: 29 (24%)
  • Anna Gabrielle: 16 (13%)
  • Norah Esther: 11 (9%)
  • Colette Victoria: 10 (8%)
  • Isabelle Joy: 11 (9%)
  • Lyla Claire: 12 (10%)

[name]Juliette[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] - I think [name]Juliet[/name] is so girly it doesn’t need any extra frills. It will also be misspelled frequently.

[name]Zo[/name]” [name]Claire[/name] - Not one of my favorites, but a nice name.

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Faith[/name] - Ditto

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] - [name]Anna[/name] is a good name that’s popular enough to be recognizable and familiar, but not one of three Annas in the class

[name]Norah[/name] [name]Esther[/name] - [name]Norah[/name] can stand on its own, or you could use [name]Eleanor[/name]. [name]Eleanor[/name] of [name]Aquitaine[/name] was the most influential woman in the Middle Ages, a worthy nn.

[name]Colette[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] - I think I might actually change my vote to this name.

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name] - Same as [name]Juliet[/name]. [name]Isabel[/name] is frilly enough without the extra letters.

[name]Lyla[/name] [name]Claire[/name] - Take a look at popularity charts and combine [name]Lilly[/name]/[name]Lillian[/name]/[name]Lillie[/name]/[name]Layla[/name]/[name]Leila[/name]/[name]Laila[/name]/[name]Lila[/name]/[name]Lyla[/name]/[name]Lilah[/name]/[name]Lola[/name]. You’re little girl will have 3 other [name]LaLa[/name] friends.

[name]Norah[/name] [name]Claire[/name] would be lovely!

I voted for [name]Juliet[/name], [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Zoe[/name]. [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] is lovely, and would be great with a one syllable last name. However, I would pair a longer name with [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Zoe[/name] rather than [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Faith[/name], because they seem abrupt with a one-syllable last name.

[name]How[/name] about…
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Colette[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Isabelle[/name] or [name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] or [name]Elizabeth[/name]

[name]Fay[/name], you caught me! I gravitate toward French spellings because they look “right” to me for some reason. Perhaps I just need to get over it. :wink:

Thanks for your suggestions and your vote!

[name]Juliette[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] - I voted for this one. [name]Juliette[/name] is beautiful, and [name]Catherine[/name] is such a classic, but I am not sure about their flow together. [name]How[/name] about [name]Juliette[/name] [name]Esther[/name]?
[name]Zo[/name]” [name]Claire[/name] - for some reason, [name]Zoe[/name] seems a little dated to me, and partnered with [name]Claire[/name] somewhat … not plain, more average.
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Faith[/name] - I voted for this one. I adore the vintage, feminine, accessible [name]Eliza[/name], and although I am not so keen on [name]Faith[/name], the name as a whole flows brilliant.
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] - I adore [name]Anna[/name], and would have voted for this, too. I am not so keen on [name]Gabrielle[/name], though, and it is very popular at the moment. [name]How[/name] about [name]Anna[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Anna[/name] [name]Juliette[/name], [name]Anna[/name] [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Anna[/name] [name]Colette[/name] and maybe even [name]Anna[/name] [name]Faith[/name]?
[name]Norah[/name] [name]Esther[/name] - I voted for this one. [name]Both[/name] are absolutely beautiful vintage choices. My only problem with the name is that the vowel ending of [name]Norah[/name] and beginning of [name]Esther[/name] make them hard to say together. Then again, how often do you say both your first and middle name? You could try [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Esther[/name], though, nn [name]Nora/name.
[name]Colette[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] - [name]Victoria[/name] is beautiful and [name]Colette[/name] is sweet, if a little dated. I’m not so sure about the flow, though … [name]How[/name] about [name]Colette[/name] [name]Anna[/name] or [name]Colette[/name] [name]Esther[/name]?
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name] - [name]Isabelle[/name] is a lovely name and [name]Joy[/name] is nice, but I would personally be put off this one by the immense popularity of [name]Isabelle[/name]. You may like [name]Mirabelle[/name] or [name]Arabella[/name] as alternatives.
[name]Lyla[/name] [name]Claire[/name] - [name]Lyla[/name] is pretty, and flows well with [name]Claire[/name], however [name]Lila[/name], [name]Lily[/name] and related names are definitely set to rise in popularity, so I personally would avoid this one, too.

Good luck!

You’re right, it would! I hadn’t paired those two up yet. Thanks!

Ooh, I love [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Colette[/name], [name]Zoe[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name], and [name]Zoe[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] from your suggestions. Thanks very much!


[name]Do[/name] you mind if I play with these a bit? Ideally, with a one-syllable surname, I like a three-syllable first name and a two-syllable middle name. But, obviously that doesn’t always work out! Here are names I’d recommend, and I’m substituting “Nicks” for your surname…

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Colette[/name] “Nicks”
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Nora[/name] “Nicks”
[name]Annora[/name] [name]Colette[/name] “Nicks” [[name]Anna[/name], [name]Nora[/name], or [name]Annie[/name]!]

And, what about [name]Julia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] instead of [name]Juliette[/name]? I love [name]Julia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] “Nicks,” myself. [name]Julia[/name] [name]Zoe[/name] is darling, too!

Take care!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Colette[/name] is a lovely suggestion! Also, both people outside Nameberry and on this thread have cautioned me about [name]Lyla[/name], due to its popularity and popular “sisters””I’m considering striking it altogether. I’ve added several of your suggestions to my list. Thanks again!

[name]Hi[/name], [name]Lemon[/name]! Play with them all you like! :slight_smile: I especially love [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Colette[/name] from your suggestions. About [name]Julia[/name]/[name]Juliette[/name]–we were thinking of ways to name our potential daughter after our mothers, [name]Julie[/name] and [name]Cathy[/name] (those are the full names, not nicknames), without actually using those names. [name]Do[/name] you see a better way to do this? I like [name]Julia[/name] just fine, but I don’t love it. And thanks for your thoughts; you’re great at this!

[name]Juliette[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] - Too much of a mouthful.

[name]Zo[/name]” [name]Claire[/name] - Not bad, but not loving it either.

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Faith[/name] - They don’t sound very well together. I would instead go with [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (Murree).

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] - This is lovely but I think I’d love [name]Anna[/name] [name]Gabriella[/name] even more. It sounds more poetic. And maybe I’d even hyphenate it to become a first name: [name]Anna[/name]-[name]Gabriella[/name]

[name]Norah[/name] [name]Esther[/name] - Not a fan of [name]Esther[/name] at all. I would pair [name]Norah[/name] with [name]Claire[/name], actually. [name]Norah[/name] [name]Claire[/name] has a nice ring to it.

[name]Colette[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] - Too heavy, imho.

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name] - This is my favourite combination by far. It flows beautifully and is just so pretty in type.

[name]Lyla[/name] [name]Claire[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this one too- its unusual and pretty together.

You have a lot of lovely names on your list. [name]Eliza[/name] is probably my favorite. I like [name]Colette[/name] but I think I like [name]Cosette[/name] a bit better. I also think that [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Colette[/name] flows better than [name]Colette[/name] [name]Victoria[/name].

I voted for [name]Anna[/name], then [name]Eliza[/name]. But I would go with
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Claire[/name] or [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]!

Wow. This is hard. Too many great names. I like [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] the best.