Girls names with a bit of attitude

(132 Posts)
Valentina2110 Mon 04-Apr-11 15:42:13

I'm looking for names which aren't too typically girly and suggest a damsel in distress i.e Pansy, Poppy, Gabriella etc...these are all very nice but just aren't for me....according to me dh I'm looking for names with a bit of "spunk". We already have a Ben(Benjamin) and a Harry...oh and it's twin girls!! So i need two names

Mousesmummy Mon 04-Apr-11 15:46:27

Roberta ( nn Bobbie )

Valentina2110 Mon 04-Apr-11 15:49:22

Our cat is called Bob....i don't think i could do that :L

HaggisNeepsnTatties Mon 04-Apr-11 15:51:42

Dave.....grin

olympialimpet Mon 04-Apr-11 15:53:09

Gretchen & Zara?

blueberrymoon Mon 04-Apr-11 15:53:54

Mimi? The one I know is a little madam.

Harriet and Matilda?
Phoebe and Robyn?
Imogen and Amelia?

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Apr-11 15:56:54

Beatrix
Nancy
Zelda

Have you looked at film/fiction heroines? Eg Scarlett (O'Hara), Esme (Weatherwax), Lyra (Belacqua),

Generally powerful or bad girl female names:
Eve
Cleo
Lilith
Lola
Seren (Welsh for star)

Or unisex nicknames or surname names:
Alex
Reese
Cassidy
Gibson (like the guitars)

notanumber Mon 04-Apr-11 15:57:11

Ramona. I love this name. I can't imagine a Ramona takin' no shit from nobody.

Valentina2110 Mon 04-Apr-11 15:58:11

I really like Phoebe and Matilda...going on the shortlist

BikeRunSki Brazil Mon 04-Apr-11 15:59:04

How about named after powerful women?

Rosa and Emmeline ? (Parks and Pankhurst)

Boudacia and Margaret!

superv1xen Mon 04-Apr-11 15:59:53

i LOVE the name ramona! i think if i had another girl that would be her name

also love cassidy.

and think they both have "attitude"

Also, how about Layla?

purepurple Mon 04-Apr-11 16:00:34

Keeley
Ashley
Imogen
Phoebe
Scarlett
Alice
Anastasia
Alicia
Alexia
Victoria
Eryn
Isla
Ava
Mia
Shera

notanumber Mon 04-Apr-11 16:01:28

Oooh, I just saw that you're having twins (you're brave!)

So....Ramona and Esther.

Or, y'know, Ramona and some other name. But Ramona, definitely Ramona. Look, if you don't call one of 'em Ramona I'm going to be really cross, ok?

<considers removing coil solely to have a daughter called Ramona>
<suspects this is a poor reason>

Olivia2410 Mon 04-Apr-11 16:01:50

I love Lyra but Sophie Dhal stole it Isla is gorgeous

BettyGrable Mon 04-Apr-11 16:04:42

Names that can be shrotened to 'boy' nicknames, e.g. Alex, Charlie, Andi, Sam, Mattie, George, Jo etc?

I love Harriet (and nn Hattie)

Anais
Maeve
Tess
Greta
Pippa
Saffron
Ruth
Edith
Seren
Ellen
Charis
Olive

Domesticbodess Mon 04-Apr-11 16:05:55

Alexis
Georgia/Georgina
Kate
Jess
Rachel
Annie
are all quite tough names IME

darleneconnor Mon 04-Apr-11 16:06:55

Do you mind unisex/american/surname names?

Xena
Alex
Astrid
Sam
Saxon
Saskia
Jamie
Radley
Riley
Mackenzie
Phoenix
Eliott
Amber

Valentina2110 Mon 04-Apr-11 16:11:23

I love Pippa as a nn for Philipa...Ruth is going on the shortlist as is Georgia, Tess and Annie

Olivia I had a Lyra before Miss Dahl so you have my permission to use itwink. I also wanted a girlpower name so it was perfect.

Pippa's a bit pony club isn't it? And Tess of the D'Urbervilles was a bit of a tragic victim of cirumstances rather than an aspirational heroine.

Well I have a 2yr old Harriet (Hattie) and she has attitude! I would love a Zara and an Agnes too.

In a similar vein to Ramona, I've only ever met hard-as-nails Rhonas.

Also, these are all quite 'robust' names IMO:
Nina
Clara
Erica
Georgia
Lola
Nancy
Tegan
Imogen
Erin
Eliza
Freya
Tara
Tessa

Also Nora or Dora (obviously only use one or ther other!)

Or Alicia? Thinking Mallory Towers here.

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