Opinions Needed

My husband and I are expecting our first child, due sometime in early [name]March[/name], and have just learned that it is going to be a girl! I am so excited but also daunted because my list of potential girls names is about a mile long. Here is a shortened list of potentials, and any opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.


What a great list! I can see why you’re having trouble narrowing them down!

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - this is a beautiful name, but for me it still associates with the steamy movie that came out in the 70s (I think?). Maybe time for a revival though.
[name]Liliana[/name] - I love [name]Liliana[/name] more and more now because my original favourite ([name]Lily[/name]) is so popular. Unfortunately, if you used the [name]Lily[/name] nn she’d have to go to school with lots of other Lilys.
[name]Thea[/name] - [name]How[/name] are you pronouncing? Thee-a, [name]Thay[/name]-a, Tee-a? This has grown on me a lot, and I think it’s very elegant and has a great history.
[name]Clara[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Clara[/name]. Such a pretty, happy name.
[name]Rosalie[/name] - Also lovely, esp love the [name]Rosie[/name] nn.
[name]Alina[/name] - Not one of my favourites.
[name]Belle[/name] - [name]How[/name] I do love [name]Belle[/name]. I just hope it doesn’t get too popular with the Twilight [name]Bella[/name] association.
[name]Cecilia[/name] - A lovely elegant name. I also like [name]Cecily[/name].
[name]Gemma[/name] - My parents have a dog called [name]Gemma[/name], which annoys me because now I couldn’t use it and I think it’s such a lovely name!
[name]Aurora[/name] - Another gorgeous name. [name]Love[/name] the [name]Rory[/name] nn.
[name]Annabel[/name] - This is quite an up and coming name. It’s so simple and pretty and fresher for me than the more popular [name]Isabel[/name] and [name]Arabella[/name].
[name]Genevieve[/name] - Another favourite of mine. Nothing about this name I don’t like.
[name]Margot[/name] - Again, a favourite. I also love [name]Marguerite[/name].
[name]Phoebe[/name] - Such a happy name, and I think is ready for revival.
[name]Coralie[/name] - I am not a fan of [name]Cora[/name]- names. Sorry!
[name]Juliet[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! Very popular where I am (the UK) which has put me off, but it used to be one of my favourites.
[name]Francesca[/name] - I prefer [name]Frances[/name].
[name]Arabella[/name] - I like, but prefer [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - Like [name]Thea[/name] for me, elegant and classical
[name]Isla[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Isla[/name], but for me, it has risen way too fast recently.

It’s hard to pick because you have so many of my favourites here, but I’m going to vote for [name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Belle[/name] (because that way I get to pick two!) followed by [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Margot[/name].

These are lovely names!! I [name]LOVE[/name]…


The only ones I’m not wild about are…



[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Coralie[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Emmanuelle[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Georgia[/name]

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - this one actually feels “boyish” to me
[name]Liliana[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! But its #150 on the SSA baby name list, and [name]Lily[/name] is #24 :frowning:
[name]Thea[/name] - The many various pronunciations puts me off to this name
[name]Clara[/name] - A lot of people really like this name, but I only think of Aunt [name]Clara[/name] in “Bewitched”
[name]Rosalie[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Rosie[/name] are gorgeous and totally underused as a first name
[name]Alina[/name] - hmm…I don’t really like this one at all, but I don’t know why…I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Aria[/name], though :slight_smile:
[name]Belle[/name] - Not a fan, I know a LOT of dogs named “[name]Belle[/name]”
[name]Cecilia[/name] - a lot of other nameberry folk love this name, I can’t get passed how it sounds when I say it with my slight lisp…just awful :confused:
[name]Gemma[/name] - I really liked this one at first, but for some reason the more I say it the less I like it…and I don’t know why
[name]Aurora[/name] - this was my all time favorite name when I was a little girl (its sleeping beauty!) The nn [name]Rory[/name] is really cute, too. Not too popular (at #228), but it seems to be rising steadily
[name]Annabel[/name] - another name that nameberry loves that I’m not completly on board with…I don’t dislike it at all, but I think its a little to…fru-fru?
[name]Genevieve[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! But for some reason I can’t picture myself actually using it for my daughter…I’m weird…
[name]Margot[/name] - not my style…I actually see “maggot” when I look at this name…dropping the “t” might help me
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! So cute and so underused. I think its because of “Friends”, but that was 5 yrs ago…I think we should move on and use this name!
[name]Coralie[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! I love all the “[name]Cora[/name]” names :slight_smile:
[name]Juliet[/name] - Amazing!
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]Every[/name] little [name]Georgia[/name] I meet makes me love this name more and more…its still only #312 on the SSA list :slight_smile:
[name]Francesca[/name] - ditto to [name]Genevieve[/name]'s comments
[name]Arabella[/name] - ditto to [name]Annabel[/name]'s comments
[name]Helena[/name] - the nn [name]Lena[/name] makes me adore this name
[name]Isla[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name], love, love! I think its popularity will be steadily rising over the next few years, but I don’t see it becoming the next “[name]Emma[/name]”

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - nope, maybe as a MN
[name]Liliana[/name] - prefer straight-up [name]Lily[/name], honestly
[name]Thea[/name] - don’t care for
[name]Clara[/name] - cute
[name]Rosalie[/name] - MN?
[name]Alina[/name] - don’t care for
[name]Belle[/name] - babyish, use a full name then call her this?
[name]Cecilia[/name] - cute, [name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] is pretty :slight_smile:
[name]Gemma[/name] - don’t care for
[name]Aurora[/name] - cute, different
[name]Annabel[/name] - like [name]Anneliese[/name] better
[name]Genevieve[/name] - nice, like as MN
[name]Margot[/name] - don’t care for
[name]Phoebe[/name] - MN?
[name]Coralie[/name] - MN?
[name]Juliet[/name] - MN, love for this purpose
[name]Georgia[/name] - like [name]Georgiana[/name] better
[name]Francesca[/name] - don’t care for
[name]Arabella[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name], [name]Arabella[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - cute, classy
[name]Isla[/name] - cute, getting popular, like [name]Ivy[/name] as alternative

[name]Hope[/name] this helps! I love [name]Arabella[/name] - want to use it on a future daughter!

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - Not a fan sorry, although I love the ‘elle’ ending. I like [name]Noelle[/name], [name]Annabelle[/name] etc, just not this.
[name]Liliana[/name] - I like this although I prefer [name]Lily[/name], of course that would probably be the NN wouldn’t it?
[name]Thea[/name] -I do like this but i seems incomplete to me. Is there a longer version?
[name]Clara[/name] - Seems a little old to me sorry.
[name]Rosalie[/name] - Same as above.
[name]Alina[/name] - This is nice although I prefer [name]Alana[/name], or better still [name]Elena[/name].
[name]Belle[/name] - As an ending, I love it, [name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Isabelle[/name] etc, but hate it on its own.
[name]Cecilia[/name] - This is really pretty. But what would be NN? [name]Lia[/name]??
[name]Gemma[/name] - Too over-used for me but pretty nonetheless.
[name]Aurora[/name] - Too girls and princessy (sleeping beauty) for my style but agaian, it’s nice.
[name]Annabel[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it as [name]Annabelle[/name].
[name]Genevieve[/name] - Too old sorry. I know it’s getting trendy in [name]America[/name] and places, but here, it’s till old.
[name]Margot[/name] - Same as above
[name]Phoebe[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it love it love it!
[name]Coralie[/name] - Not my style, sorry. Like [name]Cora[/name] though.
[name]Juliet[/name] - Old again.
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]Just[/name] ahte it! [name]Don[/name]'t know why, it’s irrational but I do!
[name]Francesca[/name] - This is nice. [name]Love[/name] NN [name]Frankie[/name] too!
[name]Arabella[/name] - Nice, I actually prefer to [name]Annabelle[/name].
[name]Helena[/name] - Old again
[name]Isla[/name] - Getting popular but personally don’t see the appeal.

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - not my style plus I see it more as a boys name.
[name]Liliana[/name] - very pretty :slight_smile:
[name]Thea[/name] - I guess I’m also confused as to which way to pronounce this. It’s okay but not a favorite.
[name]Clara[/name] - very pretty. I also like [name]Clarice[/name] and and [name]Cara[/name].
[name]Rosalie[/name] - Gorgeous.
[name]Alina[/name] - I like this name a lot and think I like it as [name]Elina[/name] better.
[name]Belle[/name] - There are lots of [name]Bella[/name]'s out there but [name]Belle[/name] is soft and sweet. [name]Elle[/name] is another name I like.
[name]Cecilia[/name] - This is a great name.
[name]Gemma[/name] - I want to love this name but only like it a lot.
[name]Aurora[/name] - love this name but it’s a personal tongue twister for me. The nn [name]Rory[/name] is super cute.
[name]Annabel[/name] - love it.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - love it.
[name]Margot[/name] - love it spelled this way and [name]Margo[/name].
[name]Phoebe[/name] - love it.
[name]Coralie[/name] - love it.
[name]Juliet[/name] - love it again, sorry I’m not much help.
[name]Georgia[/name] - spunky and I love it.
[name]Francesca[/name] - ditto.
[name]Arabella[/name] - it’s okay I like some of you other names better.
[name]Helena[/name] - as heh-lay-nah it’s a favorite of mine that I wont be able to use.
[name]Isla[/name] - short and pretty.

My favorites from your list are -

[name]Juliet[/name] or [name]Juliana[/name] or [name]Julianne[/name]

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] – love it, I associate it with the exquisite French actress, [name]Emmanuelle[/name] Beart
[name]Liliana[/name] – to frilly a take on [name]Lily[/name], and too popular for my taste
[name]Thea[/name] – how do you pronounce it?
[name]Clara[/name] – lovely, classic, perfect all-around name
[name]Rosalie[/name] – too cutesy for my taste
[name]Alina[/name] – prefer [name]Alisa[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Alicia[/name], [name]Elaine[/name], [name]Elaina[/name], [name]Alaina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] – too trendy & Disney for my taste
[name]Cecilia[/name] – very pretty, lots of great variations, [name]Celia[/name], etc.
[name]Gemma[/name] – growing on me …
[name]Aurora[/name] – love this name, but always find it hard to say. a mouthful, maybe that’s just me
[name]Annabel[/name] – prefer [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Anne[/name]. Sounds cutsified, if that makes any sense.
[name]Genevieve[/name] – used to like but now feel like it is an old-lady name. A bit stuffy & pretentious sounding to me. Also seems like a bit of a [name]Jennifer[/name] come-back.
[name]Margot[/name] – lovely, associate this name with ballerina [name]Margot[/name] Fonteyn
[name]Phoebe[/name] – on the fence about it, still associate it with “Friends”
[name]Coralie[/name] – gorgeous
[name]Juliet[/name] – on the fence about this one. Does this name “mature” well? Perfect for a little girl.
[name]Georgia[/name] – beautiful
[name]Francesca[/name] – beautiful if you stay away from “[name]Fran[/name]”. Like “[name]Francie[/name]”
[name]Arabella[/name] – this name is growing on me
[name]Helena[/name] – adore this name
[name]Isla[/name] – pretty but trendy?

Of your list, I would put the following at the top:


My favourites are [name]Isla[/name], [name]Francesca[/name] and [name]Aurora[/name].

I will star the ones I like and love:

I love so many of these names! :slight_smile:

[name]Emmanuelle[/name]: I think this is gorgeous, but some may associate it with the soft-porn movie, [name]Emmanuelle[/name].
[name]Liliana[/name]: I think this is lovely, too.
[name]Thea[/name]: I love this, too, but it’s pronounced like thay-uh, thee-uh, and tay-uh, so pronunciation issues may arise.
[name]Clara[/name]: I love it!
[name]Rosalie[/name]: This, too!
[name]Alina[/name]: I prefer some of your other names…
[name]Belle[/name]: I love this as a middle name…
[name]Cecilia[/name]: I love this and [name]Celia[/name].
[name]Gemma[/name]: Very pretty, but it may be confused with [name]Jenna[/name].
[name]Aurora[/name]: I think this is beautiful.
[name]Annabel[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Genevieve[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Margot[/name]: I do think it’s pretty, but I prefer some of your others…
[name]Phoebe[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Coralie[/name]: I prefer [name]Cora[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], and [name]Rosalie[/name].
[name]Juliet[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Georgia[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Francesca[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Arabella[/name]: Very pretty…
[name]Helena[/name]: I love this, too, but it’s pronounced hel-len-uh, heh-[name]LAY[/name]-nuh, and heh-[name]LEE[/name]-nuh, so pronunciation issues may arise.
[name]Isla[/name]: I like some of your other names more.

[name]Annabel[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Juliet[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], and [name]Rosalie[/name] are my favorites from your list, but love too many to count! :slight_smile:

[name]Just[/name] for fun:

[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Simone[/name]

[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Mireille[/name] (meer-AY)
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Simone[/name]

[name]Georgia[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] - not so much, knew a very strange [name]Thea[/name] when I was younger
[name]Clara[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] - like but not as much as classic [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alina[/name] - I like [name]Elina[/name]…
[name]Belle[/name] - like but probably as a mn or nn
[name]Cecilia[/name] - this one has just never caught on for me.
[name]Gemma[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] - like a lot plus there is the boyish nn [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] - like, maybe you [name]Belle[/name] as a nn for this?
[name]Genevieve[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name], also love the band [name]Margot[/name] and the Nuclear So and So’s
[name]Phoebe[/name] - never been a fan, probs for the same reason as [name]Thea[/name]
[name]Coralie[/name] - hmmm haven’t warmed up to this one yet
[name]Juliet[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] - like
[name]Francesca[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name] - like
[name]Helena[/name] - [name]Love[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] - [name]Love[/name]

So my favourites from you list:

[name]Emmanuelle[/name] nn [name]Emme[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] nn [name]Meg[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] nn Jools
[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Frankie[/name]

Good [name]Luck[/name]:slight_smile:

My favorites on your list are:

My favorites from your list are…


My personal favs that I would use are [name]Georgia[/name], [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Emmanuelle[/name]. Good luck and congrats!