we are torn... please help us decide...I'm driving myself and everyone else nuts :)

See the results of this poll: Your favourite of the four below?

Respondents: 149 (This poll is closed)

  • Aurora Valentine : 63 (42%)
  • Matilda Valentine : 58 (39%)
  • Aurora Bluebelle : 10 (7%)
  • Matilda Bluebelle: 18 (12%)

I voted for [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] (like everyone else so far, I see) although I actually slightly prefer the name [name]Aurora[/name]. But I don’t like the nn [name]Aura[/name] and I also feel a bit wobbly on [name]Aurora[/name] since the tragedy there. So, because of this moment in history, I’d pick the lovely [name]Matilda[/name], with the caveat that I much prefer [name]Tillie[/name] to the comparatively pedestrian [name]Mattie[/name] as a nn. [name]Just[/name] SO many Maddys around over the past few decades that to me using that nn undercuts the whimsy and fun it seems you’re after.

And [name]Valentine[/name] vs [name]Bluebelle[/name], what can I say? [name]Valentine[/name] is a great middle name with both your choices and [name]Bluebelle[/name] is cute but…just not as deep and gorgeous!

[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name] is the cutest and softest sounding.

This are all fun and pretty choices! I think [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] is a good name, but I don’t care for the repeated sounds in the two names. I think [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] sounds better. [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Bluebelle[/name] seems like too much of a nature name. [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bluebelle[/name] is really cute and lovely. I like the name [name]Aurora[/name] better though, so I voted for [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name].

I think that bluebell is a wonderful guilty pleasure name but unfortunately it doesn’t have the as good of a rhythm in my opinion with [name]Aurora[/name] and [name]Matilda[/name] as [name]Valentine[/name] does. I chose [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] because I [name]LOVE[/name] the nickname [name]Aura[/name] but I don’t particularly like and of [name]Matilda[/name]'s common nicknames.

I voted [name]Matilda[/name] valentine.

[name]Bluebell[/name] is just too cutesy for me and eventually your baby will grow up and I feel valentine is better for an adult.

I was really torn myself between [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] & [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bluebelle[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are just such gorgeous names! I slightly prefer the name [name]Aurora[/name] over [name]Matilda[/name] but really dislike the nickname [name]Aura[/name] but love the nickname [name]Tilda[/name]/[name]Tillie[/name]. I also really love both middle names. [name]Valentine[/name] is just so beautiful yet so is [name]Bluebell[/name] but it will be too cutey for her as she grows older. So I voted [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name]. :slight_smile:

I voted for [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name]. [name]Bluebell[/name] is just so flippin’ cute! I’d also vote for [name]Matilda[/name] over [name]Aurora[/name] any day because I feel like it’s just slightly more substantial.

[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] is vintage and whimsical so it gets my vote!

Definitely [name]Matilda[/name]! If you love [name]Bluebelle[/name], have you thought of using [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Blue[/name] or [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Belle[/name], instead?

Definitely [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name], and I agree that [name]Tillie[/name] is the better nn to go with, but I prefer the full name [name]Matilda[/name].

[name]Valentine[/name] is much more flexible age-wise: sweet when she’s little and it’s [name]Valentine[/name]'s [name]Day[/name] but also strong and mature for when she’s older. [name]Bluebell/name is one of those overly cutesy names I can’t imagine on a person, even in the middle. I love the way the L sound ties [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Valentine[/name] together, and [name]Tillie[/name] would be so sweet! I like [name]Aurora[/name], too, though.

Thank you everyone for the feedback! Its been really helpful…Any other votes or opinions to help us decide… the poll has been very close and I’m still a little torn between first names…I just love both which I guess is a good thing :slight_smile: [name]Poll[/name] and feedback have definately helped me feel confident with mn choice…Thanks Berries!

I vote for [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name]. [name]Matilda[/name] is a name I have always loved ever since I was younger, but [name]Aurora[/name] is still a nice name.

Thank you everyone for the feedback! Its been really helpful…Any other votes or opinions to help us decide… the poll has been very close and I’m still a little torn between first names…I just love both which I guess is a good thing :slight_smile: [name]Poll[/name] and feedback have definately helped me feel confident with mn choice…Thanks Berries!

Definitely [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bluebelle[/name]! So sweet and lovely - I’m a huge fan of this combo!

[name]Matilda[/name] is such a beautiful name! I love it has always been on my list when we were to name our daughters. (never used it though). [name]Aurora[/name] is too many R’s to me… As someone else said [name]Matilda[/name] sounds vintage and whimsical :slight_smile:

I voted [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] becasue a) it sounds better to me and b) if she doesnt turn out to be a girly girl when shes older i cant imagine her liking the middle name [name]Bluebelle[/name]. i mean yes it is cute and has a princessy feel to it but a 18 year old average girl isnt going to want [name]Bluebelle[/name] as her mn.

[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] got my vote - a great dash of whimsy, but not too much that it lacks in strength or class.

I voted [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Valentine[/name].

[name]Matilda[/name] is too popular here (Australia), and for the middles, [name]Bluebelle[/name] is a bit too whimsical for my liking.