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A alternative to Charlotte...


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#1 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Hi Everyone

I love the name Charlotte (DH agrees too, which is great) and we would very much like to use it, however due to the popularity, I am a little reluctant.

The two middle names we plan to use are Lesley Alice. Could I please ask for suggestions of another first name?

Thank You
Baire

#2 Zanbam

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

If one of the reasons you like Charlotte is because of the nn Charlie and you want a unisex nn then you could consider:

Georgia - Georgie
Francis - Frankie
Samara/Samantha - Sam

I like all of these but I know that they are not to everyone's taste.

#3 Gudrun

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

If you like Lottie as NN it makes it less common. Love Lottie,/Lotte/Lotta, love Charlotte.

Alice Lesley is lovely or Alice Lesley Charlotte.

#4 seaside_feral

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think Charlotte is a beautiful name & I would use it regardless of the popularity.

What about Scarlett? Similar sound and not as popular, to me though it's also not quite as pretty!!

Other alternatives which are similar to Charlotte:
Clara
Carlotta
Charlize


#5 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thank you Zanbam, I do not specifically like the name Charlotte because of a unisex nickname. My step brother has a daughter named Georgia, so that is out, really. Francis (though I would spell it Frances) & Samara are good suggestions, though original.gif

#6 Feral_Pooks

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I've never met a Charlotte. Lots and lots of babies lately. And not a Charlotte among them. I think it depends on where you live, coz they aren't around here.

Use it! Classic, lovely.

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

What about Scarlett Lesley Alice?

More suggestions:
Victoria Lesley Alice
Jemima Lesley Alice
Susannah Lesley Alice
Eliza Lesley Alice
Louisa Lesley Alice
Juliette Lesley Alice
Harriet Lesley Alice
Claudette Lesley Alice
Claudia Lesley Alice
Nicola Lesley Alice
Francesca Lesley Alice
Henrietta Lesley Alice

#8 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 11/01/2013, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you like Lottie as NN it makes it less common. Love Lottie,/Lotte/Lotta, love Charlotte.

Alice Lesley is lovely or Alice Lesley Charlotte.



Thats true, Lottie as a nn could be a good idea original.gif Alice Lesley Charlotte is very pretty too. I like that.

I do like Clara, Seaside_shells, it is a little too simillar to my own name however...

#9 Zanbam

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE (Baire @ 11/01/2013, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you Zanbam, I do not specifically like the name Charlotte because of a unisex nickname. My step brother has a daughter named Georgia, so that is out, really. Francis (though I would spell it Frances) & Samara are good suggestions, though original.gif



Oops, yep I spelt it the boy way!

I also agree with a pp that if you really love it then go for it regardless, I think in a classroom being one of three Charlottes, Sophias, whatever is popular at the time, is a bit of a pain but not nearly as painful as having a name that no one can pronounce or spell. Believe me after correcting people multiple times to be told "that's an unusual name, is it short for something?" gets pretty tiresome!

#10 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 11/01/2013, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about Scarlett Lesley Alice?

More suggestions:
Victoria Lesley Alice
Jemima Lesley Alice
Susannah Lesley Alice
Eliza Lesley Alice
Louisa Lesley Alice
Juliette Lesley Alice
Harriet Lesley Alice
Claudette Lesley Alice
Claudia Lesley Alice
Nicola Lesley Alice
Francesca Lesley Alice
Henrietta Lesley Alice



Some great suggestions here too, I love Jemima, DH does not, however, he related it to Jemima Puddleduck!
I wonder if he would like Henriette, hmm.

I know Pooks_ I do not know any either, it is just that "Charlotte" appears in all the top baby names lists and whilst I do not want it to bother me, should she have a classmate etc with the same name, I expect as soon as it happened (if I course it did) I would perhaps be regretful of my choice, which is basically for life...

#11 Turn left

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Regardless of if Charlotte is popular on paper (top 10 names etc)  or not, doesn't mean that your child will be in the same class at school with 3 others with the same name, or that you will know many others who have the same name.  

I have two girls (both with VERY popular top 5 names.  One has been in the top two names for years).  They have never been in the same class at school, kindy, childcare etc with another child with the same name.  In fact, there are no other kids with the same name in my childs year levels at their school, and we only know one other girl with the same name as one of them.

If you love it use it.  I don't know any Charlotte's, but I do know a young girl called Alice (which is lovely).

#12 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

You are very right, it is a name I have always loved. So I perhaps really should just get over it being popular ("on paper") I had thought/hope that with a little EB input, I might find another name I could love (& convince DH of) as much instead. Perhaps that is not going to happen. Charlotte Lesley Alice, I love it!

#13 Gudrun

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Lydia
Caroline
Claudette
Genevieve
Christabel
Lucette
Lucille
Lucienne
Marcelle
Celeste
Cosette
Corinne

#14 WithSprinkles

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

I guess you have to weigh up which you would regret more: If you don't use it and there ends up being no Charlottes in her class OR if you do use it and she is one of a few.

I absolutely love the name Charlotte but I really do know what you mean about being put off by its popularity (and having your child referred to as Charlotte A or Charlotte B).

I also really like the name Alice, could you use that as a first name instead? Although I'm guessing it may be a relatives name so there might be issues about that!!

Other suggestions:

- Elizabeth/Eliza
- Amy
- Emily
- Lila
- Adele
- Emma
- Amelia
- Annie
- Stella
- Claire
- Rebecca

#15 myhandfull

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 11/01/2013, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about Scarlett Lesley Alice?

More suggestions:
Victoria Lesley Alice
Jemima Lesley Alice
Susannah Lesley Alice
Eliza Lesley Alice
Louisa Lesley Alice
Juliette Lesley Alice
Harriet Lesley Alice
Claudette Lesley Alice
Claudia Lesley Alice
Nicola Lesley Alice
Francesca Lesley Alice
Henrietta Lesley Alice


Susannah Lesley Alice is lovely!
Annabelle Lesley Alice
Arabella Lesley Alice
Bethany
Catherine Lesley Alice
Jocelyn Lesley Alice
Willow Lesley Alice

.... still like Susannah.  So pretty.  GL with the name.

#16 MoonPie

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

We are having the same problem with the name Charlotte. It ticks all the boxes except the popularity one. Alternatives for us:

Alice
Claudia
Rosie
Phoebe
Elisabeth

#17 la di dah

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

I'm extremely fond of the related name Caroline. It is not exactly New And Shocking, but its not nearly as popular as Charlotte.

Caroline Lesley Alice
Catherine Lesley Alice
Cordelia Lesley Alice
Sabrina Lesley Alice
Simone Lesley Alice
Selena Lesley Alice
Annabel Lesley Alice
Mara Lesley Alice
Violet Lesley Alice
Dinah Lesley Alice

#18 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Yep, I need to have a think about it, as to what I would be more disppointed by...

It is tough.

Some lovely reccomendations as alternatives. I particularly like Jocelyn, I wonder if my DH would. I am failry sure he will be saying to me something along the lines of, "you have loved Charlotte as a name, forever, you were always going to name your daughter Charlotte, I like it too, why are you considereing a different name instead..."

Thank you very much for your input, everyone original.gif

#19 Gudrun

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I think I'd be looking at


Charlotte Lesley Alice, NN Lottie

or

Alice Lesley Charlotte

#20 Baire

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

I do very much like Lottie as a nickname original.gif

#21 vanessa71

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I love the name Charlotte too and used it as DD's middle name. I also quite like Carlotta, which is similar (a variation), but not at all popular.

You could still use Lottie as a NN.


#22 Oriental lily

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

I love Scarlette.
Less popular than charlotte.

It's my imaginary fourth daughters name.

DH is being 'difficult' about the idea.

But it is my bargining  piece if he can ever convince me to try for a fourth...

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Charlotte is lovely and would you regret not using it

some similar

Caroline
Cara
Carla
Carlotta
Carlene
Carly
Charlene
Charlize
Carlyn
Lieselotte
Carolina

#24 amandamac

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

My DD is Louisa Charlotte, both family names. I know two Louisa's; one a neighbour's daughter. One a sibling of my DS's classmate. It doesn't make me love Louisa any less for my Louisa. For the record, I have so far not come across any Charlottes in my DD's daycare or DS's classes. I have occasionally out in the world.

Same deal with my son's name Oliver. He has had other Oliver's in his daycare and school classes but I still love it for him.

We weren't fussed by popularity. We selected names based on heritage and family connections.

#25 abena

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

We named our daughter Charlotte, and I was much the same as you and worried about its popularity. We went with it anyway, and I'm glad we did. We don't know any other Charlotte's. There hasn't been one at playgroup, preschool or when she started school last year.




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