Madeline (love both though!)
1. Georgia. This is one of the recent additions to my name list, and it's quickly become one of my favourite names. I like it more than Georgiana, which I used to love. It's more modern, yet it has an edgy, vintage feel as well.
2. Rose. This is a lovely, subtle, feminine name. I prefer it as a first name than a middle though, as it's not very common in the first name slot.
3. Persephone. One of my top GP names! I wouldn't use it because of the pronunciation difficulties - it sounds beautiful, but it would probably be mispronounced as purse-uh-phone, which doesn't sound pretty at all. It's a wonderful, substantial name though.
4. Madeline. A classic which combines well with almost any other name. I love it as both a first or a middle name. I prefer the spelling Madeleine though.
5. Clara. I didn't choose this one, but only because I love Madeline a tiny bit more! It's still a beautiful, delicate, traditional name.
1. Shannon. It doesn't feel nearly as classy, feminine or elegant as the other names.
2. Eloise. I've never liked the sound of this name, even though it's similar in style to a lot of my favourite names. Maybe because it's similar to Louise, which is my middle name, and I've always found it plain.
3. Nora. I usually love old fashioned names, but I just can't get on board with Nora. It feels very heavy to me, and I find it difficult to imagine on a child. I also think the spelling Norah looks more complete if it's a full name, though Nora works as a nickname for something like Eleanora.
4. Hannah. I find this name quite plain, probably because it's so popular where I live. I know loads of Hannahs, so to me the name has lost a lot of its personality.
5. Yvonne. It's not a bad name exactly, but it feels very dated. I know a woman named Yvonne who's middle aged, so I tend to associate it with that age group. Also, she has a twin sister named Yvette, so it always makes me think of ridiculously matchy names for siblings!