Our (not so) short list - girls

So, here's our list. I thought it might be easier to put the girls and boys names on separate threads, so I'll start with girls. I'd love to hear your opinions on these names- if there are any nicknames you like, if some of them sound a little too old fashioned, if you think they're likely to skyrocket in popularity anytime soon, or anything else you'd like to say. We live in the US, so names like Florence and Georgia aren't nearly as popular here as they are across the pond. We'd like to avoid anything trendy, but for the most part I think we're good. If youd like to suggest any new names, I'd be happy to hear them! Any other questions just ask! Thanks a ton in advance :)

•Agnes

•Alice

•Beatrice 

•Dorothy 

•Edith 

•Eloise

•Evelyn- I may have overreacted a bit about the popularity of this one, I don't think its likely she'll be one of 3 in her class, but with this being the exception, we'd like to avoid something in the top 100. What do you think? Is Evelyn too popular?

•Florence

•Genevieve

•Georgia

•Iris

•Lucia

•Mabel

•Matilda

•Marie

•Nora

•Rosalie

•Ruby

•Vera

•Vivian

•Willa

Replies

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By mk
December 10, 2013 10:36 PM

My favorite name is Genevieve. I also like Lucia, Iris, Florence, and Beatrice. Nora seems very popular to me; I know several Noras and no Evelyns.

My least favorites are Edith and Dorothy, but to be fair more for personal reasons than the names themselves.

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December 10, 2013 10:43 PM

My twin daughters are named Lucy (not Lucia) and Nora. They're two years old. Since their birth, I have encountered several other little Lucys and four other little Noras. It's distressing when you think you are being original and find out a bunch of other people had the same idea. Before I named my Nora, the only one I knew was my great-grandmother (for whom she is named). Still, in terms of overall popularity, I doubt any of the names on your list are going to become Emily or Sophia or Madison, you know? 

I am actually expecting baby #4, and several of your girl names are on our list! You have wonderful taste, I think. :-)

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By JuBo
December 18, 2013 4:51 PM

I live in the southern US, and I know children under 3 years old with the names Evelyn, Georgia, and Nora. Of those, I'd say Evelyn is the most popular because I've heard it mentioned on the most lists of local expecting parents. I love Eloise, Genevieve, and Iris.

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December 18, 2013 6:15 PM

You have some great options! My favorites are Alice, Matilda, Nora, Rosealie, and Vivian.  I think Nora's popularity is very regional (as is the case with a lot of names) so I'd check out the rankings for your state/area on that front.  I don't like Evelyn as much as the others and as far as popularity, I would (again) check into your local rankings.  A few that still seem slightly "old fashioned" without the revived feel of Alice and Nora are Agnes, Dorothy, Edith, Iriis, and Mabel.  Beatrice is not my personal style but I would also beware of it increasing in popularity next year when the first of the "Divergent" series movies is released.  The other names are also just not my personal style but I don't see them as too old fashioned or too popular.  Good luck!