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#1 meliboo

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hey ladies

I am due to have a baby girl in a couple months and have shortlisted our names, what do you think of these??

Geneva (top of my list at the moment!)

I want to pick something that is not too common but still classic and pretty!

Thank you

#2 la di dah

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

I like Imani and would rank Genevieve, Guinevere, and Ginevra really high and Geneva as just aiight.

#3 3_for_me

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Geneva all the way

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

I agree with LDD re the preferable similar names.

Eva may not in itself be popular but given its similarity to Ava and Evie (both very popular) then I would avoid it if you want uncommon.

Would thus have to vote fir Imani but put in a plug for Denise instead of Anisah

#5 Amber Spyglass

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

Geneva for sure! You could use Eva for her nickname.

#6 Futureself

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (meliboo @ 23/02/2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to pick something that is not too common but still classic and pretty!

I wouldn't consider your names classic except Eva.
So I vote for Eva or any of Ladidahs alternatives to Geneva

Edited by futureself, 23 February 2012 - 06:09 PM.

#7 Franny Glass

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 23/02/2012, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Imani and would rank Genevieve, Guinevere, and Ginevra really high and Geneva as just aiight.

Same for me. I also quite like Eva.

#8 madmatriarch

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

love Geneva-had it on my list so maybe im biased lol

#9 ~nikki~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

I have never heard of Imani, Is it pronounced I-Marney ?

#10 eachschoolholidays

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

The only one I like is Eva

#11 5gorgeousbabies

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:47 PM


#12 la di dah

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (~nikki~ @ 23/02/2012, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard of Imani, Is it pronounced I-Marney ?

I've usually heard ih-MAH-nee and sometimes eye-MAH-nee. I've known a couple girls by that name. It means "faith."

#13 baddmammajamma

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

I love Geneva, and even more than that, I LOVE Genevieve (not very common) and Geneve. In fact, I made a big push for Geneve when I was pregnant with our daughter, and it was just "too out there" for my husband.

Good luck with your choice!

#14 Pocahontas

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

Eva is my pick.  

I think Genevieve is great too.  Geneva is a big city in Switzerland!

#15 ali27

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

Geneva is lovely. One of my friends from school ( with Swiss parents) was named Geneva, so I automatically think of a tall, willowy blonde!

#16 la di dah

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I prefer Eve/Evanthe/Evangeline to Eva, honestly.

And I think all the little Evies and Avas make it a very popular sound even if Eva itself isn't as popular.

#17 Kay1

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

Geneva is lovely. Like Eva as a nn too.

#18 treefalls

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (meliboo @ 23/02/2012, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am due to have a baby girl in a couple months and have shortlisted our names, what do you think of these??
I want to pick something that is not too common but still classic and pretty!

Geneva (top of my list at the moment!) - I like it. Also like Genevra and Genevieve, but depends if you prefer "classic" to something more individual sounding.
Eva - Beautiful classic name. Much prefer to Ava.
Anisah - Whilst I'm sure this probably sounds lovely, I can't get past anything that vaguely resembles the word 'anus' (I also liked 'Anise' as a name idea but this was the deal breaker for me!!) - Sorry.
Imani - Beautiful. Much more exotic than the others though, in terms of style.

My faves from your shortlist are Geneva (et al) and Imani. Have fun deciding! original.gif

#19 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Eva is gorgeous and definitely my choice by far from that list but I think Geneva is great too. I don't like the others at all.

#20 bubblebear

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

I really like Eva, I don't mind Geneva.

#21 Monroe

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

I love Imani, we were strongly leaning with that for DD2, until we were told we stole it blah blah.

#22 Hence

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

I like both Eva and Geneva

As an alternative, I prefer the spelling of Anysa to your spelling

#23 Bel Rowley

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:05 AM

I like Eva, followed by Imani.

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