Jump to content

Help us choose between top three!

  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#1 Feral Nelly

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

DD1 is Abigail Jean.

DD2 is due in a few months and our top three names are:

Alice Catherine (not sure about usint two 'A' names but I love this! Though am slightly turned off by the fact that it is a Twilight character...)

Eva Catherine (too popular? I don't mind top 50 popular but don't want top 10 popular, if that makes sense?)

Emmeline Cate (not sure I am brave enough to use this. Love Emma but have a close friend is Emma and it would feel weird using it.)

So, which would you pick from our list and do you have any other suggestions?

#2 MGB

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

I love the name Alice and will be using it for this baby if it's a girl.

The other names are also beautiful but Alice would be my pick.

#3 rosie28

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

I love Emmeline Cate. I agree that Eva is too common, and two A names would bother me...also, the nickname Emma is lovely by itself.

#4 Caseymay

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

They are all beautiful and I don't think you can go wrong with any of those choices. I love the name Emme which would make a gorgeous nickname for Emmeline.

I think Eva or Emmeline go better with your DD1's name. Good luck choosing!

#5 greypink

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

I think they are all lovely but my personal favourite is Emmeline <3

#6 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

With Abigail I'd go Emmeline.

#7 emlis22

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

Emmeline Cate is my pick.

#8 little lion

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

Emmeline Cate for sure!

#9 Plaxy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

All good names, but if popularity is worrying you then Eva/Evie/Eve added together from NSW 2011 figures totals around the same as Charlotte, ie top 10. All the Eve versions and Alice are among the names gaining popularity at the moment.

Separate from popularity though, I would still choose Emmeline Cate!

#10 Banana Pancakes

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

Do you plan to abbreviate their names? Because Abby and Emme sounds a little funny. If you were Id go for Alice  original.gif

#11 Wyrmbait

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

my vote goes for Emmeline Cate

Original, sounds great.
Only problem is she will have to spell it to everyone, she will get used to it.

#12 BlueUnicorn

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Can you go Catherine Alice?  

Alice and Emmeline are pretty, I love Cate as well.

#13 Bel Rowley

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

I love all three names, but with Abigail I think Emmeline is great.


Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

I love love love Alice, but definitely wouldn't use another A name.

Eva is pretty.

Emmeline is okay, but I do love Emily.

And Kate is gorgeous, spelt with a K, definitely.

#15 Ianthe

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

They are all lovely names but I would go with Emmeline.

#16 la di dah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

I love Alice but I also wondered if like BlueUnicorn says:

QUOTE (BlueUnicorn @ 05/12/2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you go Catherine Alice?

I don't really like Cate standalone, but I like Catherine a lot. Alice is probably my favourite but I'd mind a MN initial match less than FN iykwim.

#17 amesv

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

Love Eva and I think it's goes really well with Abigail too.

#18 ~polly~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

Emmeline Cate with Emma for short

I also like Catherine Alice but Catherine is going to become really popular cos of Catherine (Kate) Middleton

How about Madeline Cate? but then you could end up with maddy and abby..

#19 Gudrun

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Wow that's a choice challenge!   All great.   How to pick?

I actually think Abigail and Alice is a lovely sibset and the same initial thing is kinda nice here, definitely not a negative for me.  And Alice Catherine is without a doubt a swoon combo.

Eva goes less well for me.

Emmeline is a gorgeous name and is perfect with Abigail.   I'm not sold on the Cate bit however which leaves Alice Catherine in front.

Emmeline Clare?
Emmeline Eve?

I'm thinking Alice Catherine is just too good to pass up original.gif   Yep, that one!

#20 José

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'd go with emmeline. It's just beautiful. My next choice would be Eva.

#21 Feral Nelly

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

Thanks everyone for your input.

Not sure it has helped much though lol!

My husband's favourite is Emmeline and I have a different favourite on a weekly basis. Guess we might have to wait and she what she looks like.

I do love Madeline too but it has been vetoed (as has Zoe). mad.gif

#22 The Awesome One

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Alice Catherine (because Alice is such a classic name it doesn't make me think of Twilight at all, and it sounds so completely different to Abigail that having the two A names wouldn't bother me either)

#23 la di dah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (Pippa26 @ 05/12/2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Emmeline Cate with Emma for short

I also like Catherine Alice but Catherine is going to become really popular cos of Catherine (Kate) Middleton

How about Madeline Cate? but then you could end up with maddy and abby..

Catherine is less popular than Madeline, so I'm confused.

#24 Natttmumm

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

I like Emmeline. I also love Emily as another suggestion.

What about Emilia?

Alice i like and the double A wouldnt worry me although DH wont let me do a double L with our kids.

#25 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (rosie28 @ 05/12/2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Emmeline Cate. I agree that Eva is too common, and two A names would bother me...also, the nickname Emma is lovely by itself.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.