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??

redpanda13 Thu 13-Sep-12 20:23:46

Ellida
Vivienne
Aria

Snog Thu 13-Sep-12 19:55:05

Faye
Ariel
Erin
Cobweb

Celeste?

I love all these names.

How about...
Araminta
Estella
Ariel
Helena

kweggie Thu 13-Sep-12 19:41:06

eithne- means 'little fire'

thepeoplesprincess Thu 13-Sep-12 19:32:48

Phaedra? Seraphina? Isolde?

I have both a Persephone and an Ophelia, and those are of the same ilk.

Camille
Marcelle - that's mine!
Celandine

mumzy Wed 05-Jan-11 22:44:21

Guinevere seems to tick all the OP's boxes

daisysden Wed 05-Jan-11 22:28:44

We say Ay-la but much to her annoyance though lots of people do say Eye-la. We wanted to use the name for our firstborn 24 years ago but he was a boy and he was followed by 2 more brothers but finally 14 years ago we had our girl! Strangely enough, she looks just how I imagined her from the books. Tall willowy and blonde. She is also a mad tomboy and always climbing trees and throwing herself around getting injured, not at all girly, just like her namesake! So if you want a girly girl, good luck!

In her entire life, she has only known 1 other Ayla (who was also named after the books) so it's nice and unusual too. x

jungleboogie Wed 05-Jan-11 22:13:33

Aria!
I nearly used this for my DD, but wasn't brave enough.
Could also be Ariana if you prefer something longer.
Elodie?

sophielouise Wed 05-Jan-11 21:33:05

oooh Daisysden that is one of my favourite books too! DH and I both loved it and love that name. She is the best character ever! I'm interested to know how you pronounce it - is it Ay-la or Eye-la?

OsbegaEthewulf Wed 05-Jan-11 18:48:07

Jonquil
Marilla
Tansy
Dorcas

daisysden Wed 05-Jan-11 18:41:20

My daughter is called Ayla, it was taken from a series of books by author Jean M Auel called 'The Earth Children'. There was a film made of one of the books called 'Clan of the Cave bear' starring Daryl Hannah as Ayla.

I think the name is simple and pretty and have since been told that in Turkey it stands for 'the moon' or 'moonlight' which to me only makes it more appealling!!!

Good luck anyway and if you have already had your liitle one...congrats!! x

tiptoptally Tue 28-Dec-10 02:11:22

PS - I do love Jessamine, but for some reason it makes me think of margarine? :-(

tiptoptally Tue 28-Dec-10 02:10:42

Louisa
Maisy
Tamsin
Amara
Serena

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

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

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...

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

Marina's great- use that.

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

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

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"!!

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

Kerensa

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

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

Niobe definately. DD was going to be called this.

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

Iona
Maya
Gabrielle

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

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

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