Jump to content

Not loving my girls names


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 melzy02

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

So I posted a while ago asking for help and ummm we are still undecided! Baby number 2 is due next month and we have our boys names which I love love love.

Patrick, Henry or Hugo and will most likely be Patrick as that is both of our favourites with the middle name Francis.

For girls we have a list but I just don't love them like I love our boys names.

Ivy - kind of going off Ivy?
Eleanor
Harriet - I love but DH hates
Eloise
Iris
Isla
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN

and again the middle name will be Frances

We have a William Jack

oh and that spelling is correct for the male and female version of Frances right? I read somewhere that it is Francis with an i for him and Frances with an e for her?


#2 jazzann

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

i love love love harriet my dh hated it as well but i ended up with a harry. what about frances as a first name nn frankie. out of your list my next fav would be eleanor then matilda nn tilly. good luck

#3 Melthestar

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Matilda is a beautiful name. I have a friend who's little girl is named this. They call her Tilly for short.

#4 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Love Eleanor.  Francis/boy Frances/girl looks about right to me.

#5 la di dah

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

Yes you're right it's Frances for girls and Francis for boys.

I'm fond of Francie as a NN for Frances for a girl if you wanted to use it up front.

Matilda I like Tillie and Matty both, but I associate Matty more with Martha for my own weird family reasons. I like Tillie a lot - sometimes more than Matilda.  ph34r.gif

I love Ivy a lot, I want to use it myself. But I like a number of little names like that, Ada and so on. I also like Iris a lot, but I like Ivy more I think.

#6 Candyley

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

I like all of your names OP, my friend has a Matilda and their NN for her is Milly.

#7 Tarantara

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

Eleanor is my favourite from your list.

Not a fan of Ivy, really.

Iris Frances has a tricky rhythm which I don't really like. I usually prefer a different number of syllables or at least a different emphasis on the syllables, even though middle names are rarely used.

Eloise, Harriet, Isla and Matilda are all nice.

I think that Eleanor would go best with William too original.gif

#8 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Definately Frances with an 'e' for a girl, a columnist in the Sunday Mail in Brisbane named Frances wrotea whole column a couple of weeks ago on how everyone spells her name incorrectly with an 'I' all the time and she mentioned thar 'e' is the girls spelling.

Matilda Frances and Isla Frances sound good. Harriet Fances doesn't flow very well.

Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 17 December 2012 - 10:14 PM.


#9 tres-chic

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I love your boys' names too OP, especially Patrick. (We had William Jack on our list too).

I love Eleanor Frances, or Frances as a FN. I really like the NN Nell too.

Good luck!

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Ivy - ok,  prefer Violet
Eleanor, nice
Harriet - sorry don't like what about Juliet
Eloise - love it
Iris - ok
Isla - ok
Matilda - nice nn Tilly,  Matty

others

Ruby
Nora
Elora
Lenore
Lenora
Vivette
Bridget
Suzette

I think Patrick and William go great

#11 Gudrun

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Frances Catherine
Lydia Frances
Celia Frances
Cecilia Frances
Clara Frances
Juliet Frances
Julia Frances
Erica Frances
Anna Frances
Naomi Frances
Miriam Frances
Annabel Frances
Louisa Frances
Caroline Frances
Frances Caroline
Helena Frances
Stephanie Frances
Heather Frances
Edwina Frances

Edited by Gudrun, 18 December 2012 - 12:23 AM.


#12 Dowager fancie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:30 PM



Eleanor Frances
is the standout name for me.




#13 becstar101

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

I love Eleanor.

WHat about henrietta if Harriet is a problem?

Other girls names: Elizabeth, Victoria, Cassandra, Clara, genevieve, Miranda have a similar feel and work with Frances and William.



#14 Feral Nina

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

Personally? Frances for a first name with Frankie as the nn.A friend who after 10 years of infertility finally had her darling Frankie Charlotte on Friday so the name is extra special for me.
Frances Eloise is divine!

#15 FiveAus

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

I've never really understood the attraction with Harriet, to me it's a singularly ugly name. Not keen on Iris either, probably because the only Iris I know is a 92 year old harridan.

Love Matilda, Tilly for short. Very pretty. I can warm to Ivy but like a pp I prefer Violet.

#16 B.feral3

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE
Ivy - kind of going off Ivy?
Eleanor
Harriet - I love but DH hates
Eloise
Iris
Isla
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN


I absolutely LOVE Harriet from your list. William and Harriet though... you will forever be getting William and Harry remarks I think!!

I like Iris a lot. It means rainbow and I think it's just lovely. Eleanor is another good one. Actually so is Eloise. I do prefer Louisa though.

I don't like Isla at all. It's common and a real fad celeb name which will date. Matilda is another that has been dine to death. Not a celeb fad as it's a classical name but certainly overused of late.

#17 jai*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

QUOTE (melzy02 @ 17/12/2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Matilda - but we cant agree on a NN

Do you need to?
My Dad calls me a nn but my mother hates anyone calling me anything other than my full name. No big deal.
I personally love Matty for short. But I like masculine names for girls.

Matlida Frances

#18 Isolabella

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Eleanor and Eloise I love



#19 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I love Harriet but there's no point pushing it if your DH says no.

Iris is growing on me but I agree it doesn't match the MN Frances. (FTR I know two women named Frances and they are both gorgeous, generous people so I have grear associations with that name).

I can't stand Matilda and think that all the NNs are quite generic and meh, so can't help you on that one, and the rest are NMS.

Hopefully if you have a little girl, you'll know what her name is when you see her - soinds strange but it worked for us.

#20 Feral_Pooks

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Eleanor, I love it! William and Eleanor, win.

#21 eachschoolholidays

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

I love Eleanor - in fact it's DD's middle name! People comment on it (positively!) all the time.

#22 Futureself

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

Another vote for Eleanor Frances - absolutely lovely.
I am a huge Harriet fan but if your DH hates it then that takes it off the list as you both need to love it.

Edited by futureself, 18 December 2012 - 07:42 AM.


#23 ubermum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

Eleanor is my favourite of your list. It's the middle name of my little girl born in June.

#24 Bluenomi

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Tell your husband to get some taste and use Harriet  biggrin.gif I'm a biased though, I have a Harriet.

Eleanor and Ivy are both lovely too if you can't get hubby around

#25 Imaginary friend

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

PP has a good point about William and Harry comments if you use Harriet.



My favourite name on your list is Eloise - but Eloise Frances is a lot of s sound, so is Iris Frances so I'd leave them alone.
Eleanor seems a stodgy name to me, dont like it much

Ivy Frances or Matilda Frances go well - I'd vote for one of those.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

Child in suitcase 'could have died eight years ago'

A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

Six-week-old baby found dead, believed stabbed

A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters after cancer tragedy

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Baby Leo's mum excluded from $500K trust 'for her own protection'

Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

Carer investigated over washing machine photo posted 'for a laugh'

She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.

Mum's premature labour nightmare after high tea salmonella outbreak

An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.

The day my son started a fire

Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

Prince George celebrates second birthday

Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

Review: Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram

I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

Why I'm choosing to be a single mother right from the start

I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.

Mother and baby units are a necessity for mental health, not a luxury

I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.

30 French baby names

French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.

New mum's Spanish maternity nightmare

A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.

Preparing Rover to be a good dog with baby

Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?

Company offers to ship working mums' breast milk home

First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.

Prince William speaks of his pride at wife Kate and 'little joy of heaven' Charlotte

The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.

'Glowing' eye saves baby Mason's life

A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life. 

Parenting and decision overload

Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.

Proof that toddlers can't be left unsupervised - ever

Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!

Meet Jeremy Ryan, The Voice contestant with seven kids

If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.

Baby's adorable reaction to wearing glasses for the first time

Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.

Police officer buys supplies for family after mum of six caught shoplifting

When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.

Why pregnant women on antidepressants shouldn’t panic about birth defect claims

The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.

Arrests made over children's birthday party brawl

Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.

Family shares awesome drone baby announcement

Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.

Young warrior Owen defies doctors' predictions

Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old

Advice for dads: when to approach your wife for sex

The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.

I might be fat, but I don't need saving

I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.

The rookie mistakes we make as parents

Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
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.