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#1 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

I'm only about 7.5 weeks pregnant, but already thinking about names!
I have 2 daughters and think this one will probably be another girl.
I'm looking for names that go well with my 2 DD's names: Madeleine Joan and Eleanor Josephine.

DH and I have 3 on our list, (I had loads more but he vetoed them! grrr).

Rosemary
Charlotte and
Genevieve.

Middle name is possibly Patricia, depending on first name.

#2 emlis22

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

I like Rosemary from your list, and Rosemary Patricia is a great match with your other girls' names (which I love btw).

I also like Rosalind and Rosamund if these take your fancy.

#3 la di dah

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

None of them are ugly but I ADORE Rosemary.

I like Genevieve and NN Gen, and for similar reasons I also like Imogen and Ginevra.

Conversely, I think Charlotte is pretty but I'm not huge on either Charlie OR Lottie. And its also very very popular compared to the other two. Not an auto-dealbreaker for me but not a plus.

#4 Tyfle Hour

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

I love Genevieve and Rosemary almost equally, slightly favour Genevieve but only slightly.  Both are fabulous. wub.gif

Charlotte I like but is a lot more commonly used at the moment, so would steer clear of that.  Loads of them at my DDs' school, etc.

#5 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Yes, I think Charlotte is only on the list as it's a name we both like... But I dont' think we'd ever use it. In DD's day care there are 2 Charlotte's in each room.
But then again, there is also another Eleanor at her day care too! hehe.

Rosemary is our top pick... I love Genevieve but DH is only liking it. I'm just wondering if I'm brave enough to go with Rosemary or not. I've had some pretty bad reactions to it IRL.

#6 chickendrumstick

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Genevieve is my favourite name ever, I love the nickname Evie from it too.
Not sure if your girls have nicknames but they may be Maddie, Ellie and Evie then?
I also like Rosemary with the nn Rosie. Actually, I really like Rose just on it's own as well.

Other ideas:
Harriet
Samantha
Elisabeth
Penelope
Esther
Celeste
Callista
Adelaide
Leonora

#7 la di dah

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Romy is my absolute favourite nickname for Rosemary, followed by Rory.

#8 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

DH and I both love Rose, but your surname starts with S and it just runs into our surname.

Yes, the girls are Maddie and Ellie, so this one will have a nickname too, Rosemary would be Rosie. But not really sure about Genevieve...

#9 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

I vote Rosemary, but there's no bad choice here.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

I love Rosemary and Charlotte.

#11 Plaxy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

What lovely names you have! I agree there are no bad choices there. My favourites are Rosemary and Genevieve. Other NNs for Genevieve could be Vivi, Vevi, Vivette, Vevette (these are used in France I think).
As Rosemary is uncommon for little ones at the moment I'm sure you would get surprised reactions, but it will certainly grow on people!

#12 Bellefin

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

If Rose doesn't work how about Rosalie, Rosa or another variant? There is also Gwendolyn or Scarlett as alternatives. Celeste is a nice suggestion.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

Not sure what you are asking as you seem set with 3 lovely options that all fit well.

I think I would go for Rosemary as well.   Caroline would fit too.

I would go for Vivi for NN to Genevieve

#14 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 01/12/2012, 01:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure what you are asking as you seem set with 3 lovely options that all fit well.


I was looking for opinions on them and some suggestions for other names as I'm not 100% on any of them. Girls names stump me...

#15 ~damons-mum~

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

Madeleine, Eleanor & Amelia

Madeleine, Eleanor & Natalia

Madeleine, Eleanor & Lucille

Madeleine, Eleanor & Beatrice

Madeleine, Eleanor & Bernadette

Madeleine, Eleanor & Therese

Madeleine, Eleanor & Penelope


#16 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Madeleine Joan, Eleanor Josephine and:

Charlotte (love)
Genevieve (love)

Celeste
Harriet
Olive
Clare
Kate
Francesca



#17 Mrs Lannister

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Elizabeth
Jillian
Juliet

I'm not a big fan of Rosemary but I like Romany nn Rome/Romy

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

genieve

#19 la di dah

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (me3922 @ 01/12/2012, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not a big fan of Rosemary but I like Romany nn Rome/Romy


I have to say Romany weirds me out as a given name. Am I the only one?  unsure.gif




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