Feminine, unusual, ethereal girl's names- any ideas?

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sleepyhead3 Sun 15-Aug-10 10:12:43

I would like some ideas for girl's names that are not too commonly used, feminine but not feminissima if that makes sense!

Am looking for something light and slightly exotic sounding.

I have a few ideas so far:

Adela
Jessamine
Marguerite
Juniper
Vivienne
Marina
Camilla

Any opinions or other ideas??

frogs Sun 15-Aug-10 20:44:26

Have you read Cold Comfort Farm?

Be warned.

grin

sleepyhead3 Sun 15-Aug-10 20:54:21

frogs- I haven't read Cold Comfort Farm. Can you explain please?

DinahRod Sun 15-Aug-10 22:16:38

Searches thread for Sleepyhead wanting to name child Seth or Ada Doom.

febe Sun 15-Aug-10 22:42:10

mines a meadow.

mamas12 Sun 15-Aug-10 22:45:55

What about

Freya
Faye
Fearne

You can tell I'm all about the Faeries

sleepyhead3 Mon 16-Aug-10 10:17:35

I googled Cold Comfort Farm

Psammead Mon 16-Aug-10 10:21:53

I do like Juniper.

frogs Mon 16-Aug-10 10:24:27

Re Cold Comfort Farm -- the message is that etherealness ends in tears, and robust common sense wins the day. It's a lovely book, everyone should have read it.

The girl in question is called Elfine, iirc.

Just watch out for the sukebind. grin

teta Mon 16-Aug-10 10:26:16

My daughter's called Carissa.We have only met one Carissa in 6 years[but i am not sure how ethereal a name it is!]

AT1137 Mon 16-Aug-10 10:53:56

Vivienne is beautiful and timeless. Adela I think may sadly get Ella as a nick name and Ella is v. popular. Vivienne has a certain charm to it and is very elegant(IMO).

MarthaQuest Mon 16-Aug-10 10:59:36

Melusine

it's the name of a beautiful water witch IIRC

can't get more feyly feminie and eldritch than that!

sleepyhead3 Mon 16-Aug-10 19:52:19

frogs- will have to look it up!

Hopefully, you can have a feminine name and common sense too!

shubiedoo Mon 16-Aug-10 19:56:31

I love Seraphina and Alyssia.

DorotheaPlenticlew Mon 16-Aug-10 20:03:26

Why ethereal, OP? Just curious... I can think of a lot of things I hope dd will be, but that ain't one of 'em (and rofl at the memory of reading Cold Comfort Farm).

thedollyridesout Mon 16-Aug-10 20:08:19

Serina/Serena?

zenoushka Tue 17-Aug-10 01:42:05

I really like Jessamine, Vivienne and Adela.

Another suggestions: Ariana.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 17-Aug-10 01:58:56

Selena is nice.
Honeysuckle
Artemis
Linnet
Lark

sleepyhead3 Tue 17-Aug-10 13:19:55

dorothea- I'm not sure I hope a DD would be ethereal herself- I just like feminine, slightly delicate names.

Some of the suggestions eg Seraphina are much too girly and airy fairy for me though!

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 17-Aug-10 19:36:36

Alithea
Persephone
Hero
Antigone
Beatrice
Kerenza
Demelza

mathanxiety Tue 17-Aug-10 20:00:04

Laurel
Daphne
Hazel
Elsa
Astrid
Aurelia
Sylvia or Sylvie
Cynthia
Aphra
Giselle
Eilidh
Marsaili
Aveline
Avery
Helena
Leonora
Athena
Charis

mathanxiety Tue 17-Aug-10 20:12:12

Chantal
Pearl
Calista

violethill Tue 17-Aug-10 20:48:01

Aeriel

Bellepink Tue 17-Aug-10 21:07:59

I absolutely LOVE Jessamine from your list.

It's really unusual but so pretty. Jess or Jessie is stronger yet still feminine if she prefers when growing up. It's also a good alternative to Jasmine which is lovely but becoming more popular these days, or Jessica, which is also very nice but probably over-done at the moment.

So Jessamine would be at the top of list, then Camilla, (I also love Cam as a nn). Adela, then Vivienne next but although stylish and pretty I wouldn't say Vivienne is that light and Viv is not as feminine as Jess, Cam or Delle as a nn. I would say no to Marguerite, Marinan and Definitely No to Juniper! <what are you thinking!>

redshoes Tue 17-Aug-10 21:21:20

Seraphina
Ophelia
Delphine

Atlasive Tue 17-Aug-10 21:50:53

Celeste
Marianne
Estelle
Serena
Georgiana
Viola
Anneliese
Miriam
Sylvia
Rowena
Anastasia
Cara
Larissa
Penelope
Clementine
Amanda
Alexandria
Leonie

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