Jump to content

Opinions on girls names


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 parker22

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Hi everyone, I would love to get your opinion on our top 5 girls names for little one due in 6 weeks.      
  • Charlotte
  • Hayley
  • Angela
  • April
  • Charlee or Charley
Middle name is Jean (family name). Last name is Parker. We both love nicknames that come from some of the names, whats a nickname for april? Looking forward to hearing your opinions.

Edited by parker22, 23 January 2013 - 07:37 PM.


#2 Mrs Lannister

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

I would pick Hayley then Charlotte

#3 Life'sJuggle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

April by a long shot.  April Jean Parker works for me, nice!


#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

In order
Charlotte
April
Hayley
Angela (but if this were Angelica it would be my top pick)
Despise Charley.

#5 Mille-Mille

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

From your list I like April and Hayley.
Charlotte is nice, but far to popular atm.

#6 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hayley and April would be my top two.
Charley my least favourite.

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Charlotte- lovely, and the pick of the list but if you nickname her Charlie is would be a bit weird with your surname
Hayley- ok, but a bit dated
Angela- ditto Hayley
April- ditto Hayley
Charlee or Charley- dislike, but I wouldn't use it with the surname Parket

So Charlotte without the nickname Charlie is my pick or if you're going to use Charlie then I'd go with Hayley, Angela or April, none is really better than another of those.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Charlotte - ok,  very popular though
Hayley - nice
Angela - pretty- goes best with surname
April - ok
Charlee or Charley - sorry don't like especially with the surname

what about April Jeanette or Jeanetta, Jeanelle, Jeanine, Jeanna,

other mn for April

Charlotte
Charlize
Charlene
Lea
Monique
Bethany
Candice
Dominique
Elizabeth
Katherine
Kathleen
Jacqueline
Caroline
Lauren
Naomi

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

[*]Charlotte - nice,  very popular
[*]Hayley - nice
[*]Angela - goes best with surname
[*]April - nice
[*]Charlee or Charley  - sorry don't like,  I don't think goes well with surnmane
[/list]Middle name is Jean (family name). Last name is Parker.

mn for April

Jeanine
Jeanette
Jeanna
Jeanelle
Jeanice
Bethany
Candice
Charlize
Estelle
Naomi
Celeste
Elizabeth
Catherine
Kathleen
Genevieve
Vivienne
Jacqueline
Caroline
Lauren
Maeve


#10 ~Peaches~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I like Charlotte and Hayley.

#11 parker22

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for everyone's feedback- my husband has just thrown in 2 other options
Rachel or Matilda!

So options now
Charlotte
April
Angela
Hayley
Charlee
Matilda
Rachel

#12 Party of 5

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I would choose either Angela Jean or Matilda Jean.


#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Charlotte - too popular,  nice though
April - nice
Angela - love best
Hayley - nice
Matilda - ok
Rachel - nice

don't like Charley/Charlee though



#14 dimensionk

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Charlotte - love, but very popular
Hayley - like
Angela - dislike, especially NN Ange
April - don't mind
Charlee or Charley - like, but spelling looks off

#15 dimensionk

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Matilda - love
Rachel - don't like, prefer Sarah from that era

#16 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Go with Matilda, Matilda, Matilda!

#17 MooGuru

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

I knew an April, nickname was Rilla. When we played sport the chant would be GoRilla!  Which we thought was pretty cool. She also used to get called May a bit too, in keeping with calling redheads bluey, brunettes blondie etc.

#18 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I like Charlotte and Angela. I wouldn't use Charley as a standalone name, and I'm not a huge fan of Hayley or April.

Just saw the edit, not sure how I missed it. I quite like Rachel, but not as much as Charlotte or Angela. I really dislike Matilda and think it's by far the worst on your list.

Edited by Dabri, 23 January 2013 - 08:06 PM.


#19 LittleRB

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

I like Angela. It goes well with Parker and Jean. It has a nice nickname (Ange).

The other names don't have nice nicknames... unless you want people calling your kid char, hay or ape!!

Second choice (with a big margin) would be Rachel.

#20 la di dah

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (LittleRB @ 23/01/2013, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Angela. It goes well with Parker and Jean. It has a nice nickname (Ange).

The other names don't have nice nicknames... unless you want people calling your kid char, hay or ape!!

Second choice (with a big margin) would be Rachel.


I think Charlie or Lottie for Charlotte, and Rilla for April are nice.

I like Rae for Rachel too.

I would not use Charlee by itself at all but I don't mind it as a short form of Charlotte (or Charlene, if anyone is still naming babies Charlene...)

If every third woman in my family wasn't named Rachel I would consider that myself. I don't really want to use it myself because of that, but I like it.

#21 imamumto3

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (MooGuru @ 23/01/2013, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I knew an April, nickname was Rilla. When we played sport the chant would be GoRilla!  Which we thought was pretty cool. She also used to get called May a bit too, in keeping with calling redheads bluey, brunettes blondie etc.

love Rilla, that's what I was going to suggest

#22 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I love Charlotte from your list!



#23 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

Charlotte- Love, but very popular nowadays. I would use the nickname Lottie
April- Pretty, the only April I know was called 'Ape' as a nickname haha
Angela- Not a fan, I prefer Angelique or Angelica
Hayley- Like, but not a favourite
Charlee- Only like Charlee as a nickname for Charlotte and wouldn't use with your surname
Matilda- My favourite! I love the name Matilda original.gif
Rachel- Rachel is kind of a 'meh' name for me

#24 Astrocyte

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Charlotte- love but definitely popular
April- like
Angela- dont like sorry
Hayley- like
Charlee- I like it spelt Charlie though
Matilda- love
Rachel- like


#25 CG123

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Maybe I've been living under a rock... But what's wrong with Charlie Parker?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

POLL: Which expert do you want to talk to?

Take our super quick poll to let us know what kind of expert you'd like to talk to.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

What's your family's illness curse?

I'm a firm believer that every family has their 'curse' : the illness that plagues them but seems to bypass other families.

Bride shaves her head at wedding to pay tribute to ill husband

The idea of shaving your head at your wedding would sound terrifying to many brides - however this woman did it, and for the most heartbreaking reason.

When do you stop swearing around a baby?

You don't really want your baby's first word to be the f-word. So when do you stop talking freely around them?

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Mum left fuming after being forced to dump 15 litres of breast milk at airport

Aviation officials at London's Heathrow Airport forced a nursing mother to dump nearly four gallons (nearly 15 litres) of breast milk.

Health authorities lost track of complaints about controversial midwife

New Zealand hospital bosses were warned about a childbirth educator's controversial and dangerous teachings 10 years ago, but it appears nothing was done.

Would you pay someone to name your baby?

"If you are getting somebody who really knows the evidence, then I'll say it's worth every penny, whether its $500 or $5000."

How much exercise is okay when you’re breastfeeding?

After having each of my babies, I was keen to get back into exercising. Following lots of back pain during pregnancy that restricted my movement, once those babies were out I couldn't wait to move properly again.

Pre-conception health tips for men

As it turns out, conceiving a baby isn't just about fertility and women's health.

Can you spot the 11 dangers to your baby?

Some are difficult to see at first glance, but they can be dangerous to our little loved ones.

Toddler survives near drowning, wakes up with ability to speak

It was moving day for the Holiday family from West Seattle. The family of four were moving just a few houses down the street, and both homes were a hive of activity.

Amniotic fluid embolism and blood clots in pregnancy

Two types of embolism that can occur include amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE, or clots in the blood).

Little girl's dream comes true when she meets garbage man

She always wanted to meet her bin man, who drives by her house and honks at her each time.

What to expect when you go from two to four

Elyce and her husband had a four-year-old and a two-year-old - both boys - when they received the news they were expecting twin sons.

The latest news on treating and trying to prevent eczema

Eczema is a disease which affects up to one in four children under the age of two in Australia. (SPONSORED)

What's new so far: prams & strollers of 2016

It's time to round up the new prams of 2016; here's your guide to what's new and improved in the pram world.

Baby's death leads to warnings over portacot mattresses

The death of a baby whose head got stuck between a foam mattress and a cot side has prompted a public safety caution.

The grandmother offering a safe haven for babies in need

Like most people, Catherine Lucre is left heartbroken when she hears news that a baby has been abandoned or killed.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
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.