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#1 TarneeW

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hi All,

When DS2 was born, we had a girls name picked that we loved. I always regretted not using either name for DD, Maya Eve. Only problem is it starts with the same letter as two out of three of my children already. It might be a bit much?!).

That said, we had fallen in love with a few more and we're after some opinions. DH has his favorite as do I....

Maya (prn May-ah)
Eve
Aurora
Imogen

What's your opinion on these names and preference? Any other suggestions in a similar theme - pretty/girlie names?

We haven't even started on boy names yet....
TIA

#2 SarahVandooo

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Ooh I love Mayah and Imogene!! Such lovely girly names!!

We've gone for Wendy Sophia, I've loved it since watching Peter Pan lol

#3 Monroe

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

I love Aurora Eve.

What about Evie?

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

I love Maya and Eve. Don't mind Aurora. Imogen is nice but NMS.

#5 eachschoolholidays

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Imogen is my fav from that list

#6 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Aurora  wub.gif

#7 VJs Mummy

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I love maya from your list could you have maya imogen?

#8 Gudrun

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

I can't pick; all great.

I'd be careful with the combo-ing though if you use just those names (vowel problems).

One that does work very nicely is Imogen Eve.


Other names that might be to your taste:

Aurelia
Octavia
Ottilia
Liv
Fern
Anya
Katya
Jemima
Phoebe
Allegra
Sybilla
Clementine

#9 TarneeW

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Thank you everyone for your thoughts - I appreciate you taking the time to read & comment original.gif

QUOTE (SarahVandooo @ 29/11/2012, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We've gone for Wendy Sophia, I've loved it since watching Peter Pan lol


A lovely choice! It's great when you have a name you really love!


QUOTE (Monroe @ 29/11/2012, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Aurora Eve.

What about Evie?


That's DH's favourite combo! I like Evie but would prefer Eve. I'm sure she'd end up with Evie as a nn though original.gif


QUOTE (Gudrun @ 29/11/2012, 08:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One that does work very nicely is Imogen Eve.


Thank you for your suggestions Gudrun, there are some pretty names there! I really like the above combo after reading it written like that wub.gif

Imogen is probably my least favourite (newest choice) but I'm really liking Imogen Eve original.gif

#10 Bel Rowley

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

I like Eve, Aurora and Imogen, but I only really like Maya pronounced My-a, which I know puts me in a minority around here, but it's what I'm used to and what I prefer.

I wouldn't go for Aurora Eve, it's a little too celestial in vibe for me.

#11 ~shannon~

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

This little one I'm still carrying is probably going to be Imogen Claire... so my vote is for Imogen!

But I do love your other names, particularly Eve (or Evie) and Maya (also prefer it pronounced My-a). Aurora sounds too hippy for me (doesn't pass the doctor test - ie. Doctor Aurora doesn't gel).

Other names on my shortlist are Phoebe, Mila, Ava, Amelia and Chloe.


#12 TarneeW

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (~shannon~ @ 29/11/2012, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This little one I'm still carrying is probably going to be Imogen Claire... so my vote is for Imogen!

Other names on my shortlist are Phoebe, Mila, Ava, Amelia and Chloe.


Imogen Claire is very pretty as are the names on your shortlist! My daughters name is actually Milla. We were tossing up between Milla & Mila at the time...

#13 LittleYellowBirdie

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

I like Maya Eve or Maya Imogen.  But I tend to read it Mah-ya rather than May-ya.

what is your last name?  is it 1 syllable or 2-3 syllables?  I think if your surname is more than 1 syllable, Maya Eve sounds better, IMO.

#14 la di dah

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

In order of preference:

Aurora - I like Aurora a lot. Has a strong mythological background, not sure how it fails the doctor test as per PP, especially not if Evie is passing? My favourite of all of them, but it doesn't really pair with any of the others for MN.

Imogen - Love this name. And it admittedly works better with Eve than Aurora does. Aurora Eve is too night/day for me because Aurora means dawn. I like the Shakespearan aspect and I like the sound.

Eve - I like Eve less than Claire or Jane as far as sleek one-syllable classics, but it's not bad. I vastly prefer it to Eva/Evie/Ava etc. Works best with Imogen.

Maya - No matter how you say it, I'm tired of Maya/Mia/Mya/Maia. And they all blend together in my head so my feeling is, fair or unfair, that I know roughly 406 girls by this name. I would prefer just May/Mae, or Maeve. Aurora Maeve would be really pretty.

#15 Tarantara

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Aurora is a beautiful name original.gif

I'm not as taken with your other choices.

Thinking of other pretty names (pretty to me):
Annabelle
Bethany
Eleanor
Fiona
Josephine
Rosalind


#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

I love Maya, and it sounds lovely with the MN Eve. Imogen is quite nice butnot as nice as Maya.

I'm not a fan of Aurora at all. DD has these Disney Princess books and I always stumble over the pronunciation of Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty ones. I can hear how Aurora sounds in my head but I can't get my tongue around it.

#17 Therese

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

I really like Imogen original.gif

#18 WithSprinkles

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

Love Eve.

Although I don't mind Aurora, it does remind me of Sleeping Beauty (not sure if this would be an issue for you or not). It's a bit of a tricky name for little kids to say with the two "r" sounds (though this shouldn't be an issue for too long - I just know a friend's son called Rory would get frustrated when people couldn't understand what his name was when he said Worwy.. but he grew out of it!!)

Imogen I'm not a huge fan of but don't know why. Imogen Eve does flow well though.

Quite like Maya but wouldn't use it myself as I would get sick of people asking how to pronounce it or saying it wrong. Though if you regret not using it before, I'd go ahead and use it this time!

Love the suggestion of Maeve.

Other suggestions for pretty names:

Penelope (nn Penny or Ellie)
Eliza
Grace
Emily
Delilah (Lila)
Mia
Lucy
Emma
Juliet
Lydia
Alexandra (Ally)
Leila
Alice
Adele
Amy
Phillipa/Pippa

Good luck original.gif

#19 TarneeW

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Thanks again everyone for your feedback!

QUOTE (Zoskie @ 30/11/2012, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what is your last name?  is it 1 syllable or 2-3 syllables?  I think if your surname is more than 1 syllable, Maya Eve sounds better, IMO.


It's 2 syllables and Maya Eve does sound lovely with it original.gif


QUOTE (la di dah @ 30/11/2012, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would prefer just May/Mae, or Maeve. Aurora Maeve would be really pretty.


Yes, I do love Maeve. DH thinks it's terrible sad.gif

QUOTE (VanillaIcecream @ 30/11/2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Although I don't mind Aurora, it does remind me of Sleeping Beauty (not sure if this would be an issue for you or not). It's a bit of a tricky name for little kids to say with the two "r" sounds (though this shouldn't be an issue for too long - I just know a friend's son called Rory would get frustrated when people couldn't understand what his name was when he said Worwy.. but he grew out of it!!)

Good luck original.gif


Thank you for your suggestions! As frustrating as it probably was for your friends son, I think that is very cute and I could just imagine a little kids attempt at pronunciation original.gif

I also do agrees that Aurora is slightly tricky... I don't know why but it is. That's why we went with Milla over Mila. For some reason at the time people were having trouble pronouncing it....

#20 Plaxy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

I prefer Maya pronounced My-a, just because I'm used to it that way I guess, and I wouldn't use Maya if I also had a Milla.

Aurora, Eve and Imogen are all good. I really like Imogen Eve.

others?

Ivy
Victoria
Erica
Rowena
Gretchen
Aria
Norah
Genevieve

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

eve
imogen

#22 ChickyMumma

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

My vote is for Imogen

#23 TarneeW

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thanks again for your thoughts.... Anyone else?  original.gif

#24 ~Peaches~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

I really love Imogen, Maya and Eve from your list. We must have similar taste as DD1's mn is Imogen, DD2 is Ivy, and if we have a 3rd daughter she will most likely be Maya. We like Maya Violet or Maya Juliet, but I think Maya Eve is really lovely!

With your DD's name though I would pick Imogen or Eve, as Milla and Maya are a bit similar sounding to me. I think Imogen Eve is beautiful. I'm also a big fan of Ivy obviously if that's an option wink.gif
I don't think you can go wrong with any of your choices original.gif

#25 cbmummy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

I love Eve out of that lot. They are all very pretty though

Good luck x




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