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??

sleepyhead3 Tue 17-Aug-10 23:02:14

bellepink- your post made me laugh! Maybe Juniper is a bit daft!

I can see what you are saying about Vivienne actually. Perhaps it is the spelling (enne) that makes it look so feminine but actually it is a strong sounding name.

Thank you so much to everyone for their fantastic suggestions!!

GuntherMcKilocodie Wed 18-Aug-10 12:32:50

Augusta
Allegra

Really remind me of arts and crafts/ Virginia Woolf etc-ethereal yet achingly cool

BarmyArmy Wed 18-Aug-10 15:30:53

Persephone - one of my best friends at school/uni has that name.

missmoocher Sat 06-Nov-10 00:07:31

Hi, I am really pleased that people have said "Xanthe" . I first heard this name some 13 years ago, I was taking my son to school, this little blonde curly haired girl ran past, she was angel-like, and stunning, Whilst helping my son(Dax :17yrs now), in the cloakroom, I noticed her Name: XANTHE.

Fell in love with it instantly!!!

And my Xanthe age 5yrs, she ironicly has the same blonde curly hair and big blue eyes.

XANTHE; (Greek) Pron: Zanthee ;

Means : Yellow, Fair hair.

My other kids names are:

DAX: (German or Yorkshire) ??????

MISSY: (American)

chipmonkey Sat 06-Nov-10 00:53:18

Elva
Rosalind
Emmeline

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sat 06-Nov-10 08:49:04

I love the name Xanthe, top of my list at the mo. Slight worry is DS is Ethan, does that make too many th's?!

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sat 06-Nov-10 08:49:57

also blonde is the last colour a child of ours will be - any shade of brown from mousey to almost black, redheads in both our families but no blondes...does that matter?

Xanthe is the best girls name wink no it doesn't matter re the hair, my DS is very very blonde, and DD is too for now - but she is only three weeks and v different skin tone to him so we'll see...

Ophelia was what I was going to say and has already been said.

MaryMungo Tue 16-Nov-10 15:48:10

Circe
Niobe
Eileithyia
Tisiphone
Bianna
Arethusa
Eirene
Psyche

Suncottage Tue 16-Nov-10 15:54:05

Tanith - it means 'Moon Goodess'

Meonia - it means 'The One' pronounced May-on-ire (end bit rhymes with wire)

thumbwitch Tue 16-Nov-10 15:55:16

Ariel
Ophelia
Giselle
Elissa
Arianna
Cléone
Aeolia
Alethea (al-uh-THEE-ah)
Cecily

Suncottage Tue 16-Nov-10 16:22:06

Lucia/Lucinda

Penelope

Araminta

Phamie

Shauna

anoknockingmyhousedown Tue 16-Nov-10 16:29:13

Zavora (or Xavora if you prefer).

Adela and Marguerite I like from your list.

DELHI Tue 16-Nov-10 16:52:14

Elvira ( like the ghost wife in Blythe Spirit)

lilyliz Tue 16-Nov-10 16:58:26

love Eloise,makes me think of the song ,I lovedPaul and Barry Ryan.

poshsinglemum Fri 19-Nov-10 22:45:58

Iona
Maya
Gabrielle

poshsinglemum Fri 19-Nov-10 22:46:58

Niobe definately. DD was going to be called this.

zukiecat Sat 20-Nov-10 18:20:53

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thell Sat 20-Nov-10 20:05:12

Kerensa

Fluffydogmummy Tue 23-Nov-10 13:43:32

Felicity

I called my daughter Felicity and people are always saying what a nice name it is.

She's Felicity Laura.

Although they do say "the good life"!!

lilly13 Wed 24-Nov-10 22:34:38

Vivien
Margarita
Victoria
Alevtina
Orelia
Gabriella
Isabella
Daria
Anastassia
Ariana
Cecilia
Larissa
Claudia

darleneconnor Wed 01-Dec-10 10:40:22

Marina's great- use that.

chelleyve Tue 21-Dec-10 16:03:06

Merrique - etheral and yet strong... DH has vetoed this (along with many other names!) but I love it...

AllieW Tue 21-Dec-10 16:07:21

Just discovered Nesia - a Hebrew name meaning miracle of God.

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