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Agatha vs. Agnes

My husband REALLY REALLY likes Agatha and has Agnes as a close second. I’m not 100% sold on EITHER name. What do you all think? Too old fashioned or would an Agatha toddling around preschool be a cutie with a unique un-Madyson/Kaitlyn type ordinary name?

The Top Baby Name is...

Agatha

74%

Agnes

26%

Poll created: Jun 13, 2007
Total Votes: 133

Comments

too old fashioned
posted by zion-pro-namer :: Jun 13, 2007 09:16 PM | report
Agatha is not my favorite name, but is MUCH better than Agatha! Agatha would be best with a mn that is more up to date. Agatha Rose, Agatha Lillian, Agatha Payton.
posted by guest :: Jun 13, 2007 09:17 PM | report
Sorry, my above post I meant Agatha is not my fav. but is Much better than AGNES!
posted by guest :: Jun 13, 2007 09:18 PM | report
I don’t like either of these...especially not Agnes.
posted by guest :: Jun 13, 2007 09:24 PM | report
I’m not really fond of either of these names, partly because they are way too old fashioned. But I voted for Agnes because you could nickname her Nessie. I know a Nessie (nn for Vanessa). Agatha doesn’t have a good nn. Good luck! I know your husband likes these names, but what are your preferences? (you should have some say - after all pregnancy and labor are not easy!)
posted by guest :: Jun 13, 2007 09:33 PM | report
Agatha is a great name that I think will be making a comeback in about 10 years. You’ll be at the head of the wave!
posted by guest :: Jun 13, 2007 10:15 PM | report
I am not really fond of either name. If I had to pick I would pick Agnes.
posted by =) :: Jun 13, 2007 10:16 PM | report
I definitely say Agatha!! I think it’s cute in an old-fashioned way, like Lucy and Eleanor, which are making comebacks!! and for a cute nickname, there is always Aggie
posted by Dani :: Jun 13, 2007 11:31 PM | report
agatha.
posted by guest :: Jun 14, 2007 12:08 AM | report
What if you had Agatha as a middle name? Maddylyn Agatha, Rosaline Agatha...? Or you could try to come up with an Agatha spin off like Aggie, Addie... good luck!
posted by guest :: Jun 14, 2007 12:34 AM | report
I really don’t care for either name, but I love the nn Aggie for Agatha.
posted by Cim :: Jun 14, 2007 01:01 AM | report
Sound like witch names
posted by guest :: Jun 14, 2007 01:02 AM | report
if you’re still unsure of a name...try this site www.allnewbabynames.com i love it! :) good luck.
posted by guest :: Jun 14, 2007 11:01 PM | report

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