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#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 Bomber girl

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?




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