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Eliza, Lucy, Imogen or Sophie?


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#1 obscure

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

I'd love some help selecting from these four lovely names. I'm at the stage where I've put too much thought into this decision and now I can't think clearly at all! These are my hesitations with each name:

Eliza and Imogen - I'm not a huge fan of "Liza" or "Immy" as nicknames but I love the names in full.

Lucy - a close friend has named their dog this and it's basically a member of their family

Sophie - very popular especially when Sophia and Sofia are so similar.

Any feedback will be gratefully received! Thankfully I already have a boy's name sorted.

Thank you  biggrin.gif

#2 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

I have a clear preference for Eliza original.gif My DD gets her name mostly in full or I call her Ellie sometimes.

#3 fancie

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:38 PM



I like Imogen best

then

Lucy (I prefer Lucinda with Lucy as a nickname)

I don't like Eliza (don't know why) or Sophie (reminds me of soapy!)


#4 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Wow! FOUR great names OP.

That doesn't happen very often on EB.

MY favourite from those would be:

Eliza. Suits both a little girl and a grown woman.

Lucy is great, but maybe a bit cutesy for an adult?

Imogen I love, but have seen the spelling butchered that puts me off.

Sophie is pretty, but I prefer Sophia.



#5 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

They're all lovely names. Not sure if it helps but I'd rank them in this order:
Imogen
Sophie (or Sophia if you'd like a less popular name)
Eliza (or Elise or Eloise)
Lucy (or Lucinda or Lucia so it's not the same name as the dog!)


I guess with nicknames you can tell people your preferences when the child is young, but once they're in school their friends may make up anything!

Edited - to fix iPhone formatting

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 05 January 2013 - 02:43 PM.


#6 Peevish

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Eliza or Lucy.

#7 FiFo

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

I love Sophie...
FWIW I would have no issue using Lucy, even though there is a dog with that name. The child is going to out live the dog...

Good luck with the decision

#8 baddmammajamma

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Eliza gets my vote.

Classic, feminine, not overly popular, and so pretty!

My 13-year-old niece Eliza gets called Eliza. Just tell people that your daughter's name is Eliza.

#9 No girls here

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

All lovely names but Eliza is my favourite

#10 vanessa71

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Lucy is easily my favourite.


#11 Excentrique Feral

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

My DD's name is Imogen. She does not like to be called Immy. I tried it once and got told off.  laugh.gif

She has had a couple of daycare carers and one teacher so far call her Immy but she didn't seem to mind. By all her family and friends though she is Imogen.

DH hates 'Immy', but hasn't been bothered by the occasional teacher using it.

So I wouldn't put the nickname thing into the equation to much, you can be firm to people about it, and your child will probably do the same.

#12 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

I like Imogen but I harbour the secret notion I could use Gen/Genny instead of Immy. Possibly unfounded? Imogen itself is gorgeous though.

Second pick would be Eliza. I love Eliza.

I've liked Lucys - one of my favourite people was a Lucy - but I don't love the name. And I don't like Sophie at all.

#13 ~damons-mum~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

My clear favourite is Imogen. Imogen Sophie would be a very cute name.

#14 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Eliza  wub.gif

#15 Flutter Bug

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Eliza - classic, feminine and a little bit spunky. I love it. The winner by far for me!

#16 PinkAce

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Imogen is my favourite, then
SophieElizaLucy

#17 Elemenopee

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

I like Eliza or Lucy.

#18 Gudrun

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

All great names and yes I would drop Sophie because of the popularity thing.

Your concerns with the others I just don't share.  

I would regard Imogen as pretty popular.   Eliza probably not as common as Lucy?

Which fits best with surname or sibling?

#19 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I like Eliza the best and I'd just make people call her by her full name. I have a 3 syllable name and it's never been shortened.

#20 MummyIHK

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

They are all beautiful names however my favourite by far is Imogen.  I suggested this name but DH wasn't as keen as me, oh well I am not sure my son would have appreciated being called Imogen anyway  wink.gif

#21 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

I don't like any of them but if I had to pick it would be Lucy or Eliza

I much prefer Elisabeth or Elise to Eliza, prefer Lucinda, Lucia or Lucille to Lucy, adore Sophia but dislike Sophie and just do not warm to Imogen particularly the nick name Immy.

Edited by Sunnycat, 05 January 2013 - 04:35 PM.


#22 Little.One

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Imogen
Eliza nn Ellie
Lucy

Sophie is too soft and plain. I'd prefer Sophia over that but even then the above three names are much nicer!

#23 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

All nice names but I prefer Elizabeth to Eliza and Lucinda to Lucy.

#24 vintage.blue

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

My favourite is Sophie, then Lucy, then Eliza. I'm not too keen on Imogen.

#25 Astrocyte

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

All are lovely names. I love the name Sophie and Lucy. Imogene is nice as well.




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