A name like Alice?

(77 Posts)
smother Fri 22-Oct-10 15:09:07

I love Alice but I can't use it because of issues with our surname... so I was wondering if people could suggest similar sounding names? many thanks!

poppyknot Fri 22-Oct-10 15:10:40

Elise (or wouild this be too simiar?)

Eloise
Alicia
Elsie
Alexa

hellooo Fri 22-Oct-10 15:11:52

I always think Jessica is a name like Alice, but it doesn't sound anything like it.

So I'm probably no help hmm

Um, how like Alice do you want it to sound - like Janice? Or like similar letter at the beginning and similar number of sylabbles like Anna?

abr1de Fri 22-Oct-10 15:13:12

Alyssa
Elyssa

smother Fri 22-Oct-10 15:14:15

thanks v much Poppyknot - like Elsie a lot.

The name doesn't have to sound the same as Alice but more have the same feeling and be the same sort of name, if you know what I mean.

What sort of image/associations does the name Alice conjure up?

smother Fri 22-Oct-10 15:15:21

helloooo I really love Jess too.

minipie Fri 22-Oct-10 15:18:36

I think of Alice as a simple non frilly very English name. Slightly medieval/olde English perhaps. So how about these with a similar "feel":

Tamsin
Cecily
Clare
Eleanor
Marian

Minione Fri 22-Oct-10 15:19:18

Elsie
Eliza
Florence
Hannah
Sophie

sharbie Fri 22-Oct-10 15:22:04

dd is alice mary - i wanted something simple yet pretty and classic

christabell Fri 22-Oct-10 15:30:57

Beatrice
Emily
Ellen

ValiumSkeleton Fri 22-Oct-10 15:32:23

Juliet

smother Fri 22-Oct-10 15:40:52

I like some of these suggestions... but none as much as Alice sad.... hopefully the right name will come along soon!

Sunlightdances Fri 22-Oct-10 15:44:12

Sarah
Laura
Rebecca
Rachel

I think of these as simple classic names.

Leah?

Eleanor?
Celia?
Laura?

Simple but classic.

smother Fri 22-Oct-10 15:53:18

I agree, Alice is simple and classic. But I also think of it as prettier than some of the other names suggested here which sound a bit more 'solid' (not in a bad way).

It's hard to describe, but I like the prettiness and simplicity of Alice (it kind of sparkles to me when I say it) and I can't think of another name like it! .... I'm probably not making much sense but it's hard to describe as I say.

Please keep the suggestions coming, it is helping!

EssieW Fri 22-Oct-10 15:54:03

I have an Alice.

Other names we considered were Ellen, Eleanor, Lucy and Rebecca

EssieW Fri 22-Oct-10 15:55:29

And we would have considered Laura but friends already have one.

Also like Katherine which I think is similar feel to Alice.

Anna also lovely

crumpetsolo Fri 22-Oct-10 15:58:23

We are (probably) having an Alice. Other names we like are -

Juliet, Thea, Isobel, Harriet, Madeleine, Camilla, Annabel, Imogen, Clara.

Hope you find something that sparkles.

sharbie Fri 22-Oct-10 16:03:22

i know i know olivia - that was my 2nd choice but didn't go with ds name

expectingno3 Fri 22-Oct-10 16:11:16

Emily
Sophie
Rose
Grace

I do know what you mean, I have an Alice, and there wasn't a single other girl's name we agreed on!

vinvinoveritas Fri 22-Oct-10 16:42:28

Lucy
Sophie
Sophia
Emily
Emilia
Charlotte
Julia

upahill Fri 22-Oct-10 16:43:01

I loved the name Alice but it is spoiled by that parody of the song 'Livin' next door to Alice' Now everytime there is an Alice around you can garentee that some middle aged oaf will shout 'Alice?... Who the f..k is Alice!'

Totally rubbished the name.

tummytickler Fri 22-Oct-10 16:43:50

Iris?

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