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#1 lorywhol

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

We are down to two names -

Alana Jean
Tara Kathleen

DD1 is Teresa Marie

Our surname sounds like Hooley.

Jean and Kathleen are DH's two significant family members (a grandmother and an aunt). Teresa was named after my mum.

Your thoughts??? Other names we considered were Lillian and Margaret.

Edited by lorywhol, 23 January 2013 - 05:47 AM.

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:49 AM


#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I prefer Tara Kathleen, but I think Tara is a little close to Teresa sad.gif.

#4 BeakyHoneyButt

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

Tara Jean ??

#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 23/01/2013, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Tara Kathleen, but I think Tara is a little close to Teresa sad.gif.

My thoughts exactly.

#6 Eirinn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

I love Alana, it's on my list.

#7 Plaxy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 23/01/2013, 05:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Tara Kathleen, but I think Tara is a little close to Teresa sad.gif.

I also think this!

#8 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

I love Alana!

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

I love Alana.

#10 BadCat

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 AM


#11 B.feral3

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

I really like Alana Jean. I like Jean as a first name too.

#12 pippityroo

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I prefer Alana.

#13 little lion

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

I like Tara better than Alana. But I'd also like Margaret Jean with the nickname of Maggie.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

what about Kara Jean or Cara Jean -

Tara and Teresa are very similar.  Tara is nice though


Lara Kathleen
Lara Jean
Mara Kathleen
Mara Jean
Norah Jean

#15 vanessa71

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

I prefer Tara over Alana, but wouldn't use Tara when I already have a Teresa.

#16 Gudrun

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

I much prefer Tara to Alana but agree with everyone that Tara and Teresa are too close for siblings.

Alana Jean works perfectly as a combo and sits very nicely with big sister's name.   And you like it!

Other combos:

Lillian Jean
Lillian Margaret
Kathleen Tara

#17 eigne

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 23/01/2013, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Tara over Alana, but wouldn't use Tara when I already have a Teresa.

I was going to say this too.

#18 la di dah

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

I'd use Zara/Lara/Mara over Tara. I'm probably affected by how many Teresas I know go by Tessa but it seems reeeeal close.

I like Alana.

Also I would like to put in a tiny shy bid for Kathleen as a FN, which is very retro but stands out a bit amongst Katherines and assorted spellings of Caitlin, while still offering up Kitty/Kate/Kay etc. as nicknames. I'm maybe the only living fan of Kay on new babies but there we are.

#19 Z-girls rock

Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 23/01/2013, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Tara Kathleen, but I think Tara is a little close to Teresa sad.gif .

me too!

I love the name Zara.

I really like Lara.

I also like Kay.

I feel like I have been no help at all.

#20 Clarial

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Tara Kathleen is my pick of the two. Tara is pretty and uncommon in my view

#21 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

I'm another who prefers Tara but there is no way I'd even think about considering it as a first name with a Teresa already.

Can you have Alana Kathleen? I think that sounds better than Alana Jean.

I do love Lillian though.

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 23 January 2013 - 03:41 PM.


Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Oh I love Lillian.

If it HAD to be one of the other then Alana.

#23 ~shannon~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:27 PM


#24 feralangel

Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Love Lillian (DD1's middle name - also a family name).
Like Margaret (or rather, Maggie).
Not keen on the others.

#25 lorywhol

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

I don't think I have really thought about the Teresa / Tara combo. Will have to discuss with DH.


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