Classy, beautiful, elegant girls name wanted

(56 Posts)
LibbyLou123 Thu 28-Jul-11 10:47:41

I want a girls name that if nice for a baby but will be something classy, beautiful and elegant when she is older.
I'm really not into 'faddy' kind of names and don't want a really popular one.

Names I like so far include

Harriet
Eliza
Beatrice
Georgia
Elizabeth
Charlotte

Names I would consider but don't like as much as the ones I just listed

Catherine
Louise

Any more suggestions you think I'd like?????

livingonsaladalone Thu 28-Jul-11 10:56:08

Alice
Louisa
Imogen

Offspring Thu 28-Jul-11 10:58:17

Eloise
Rosa
Josephine
Susannah

bagelmonkey Thu 28-Jul-11 10:59:30

Honor
Imogen

ggirl Thu 28-Jul-11 10:59:37

claire
rose
sophia
Helena

Ulysses Thu 28-Jul-11 11:00:19

Anna

MelinaM Thu 28-Jul-11 13:11:46

I'd remove Georgia and Eliza as they are VERY popular!

Georgina would be a lovely alternativesmile

Some more for you:

Alessandra
Alexandra
Catharine
Helena
Ingrid
Jemima
Lavinia
Ophelia
Valentina
Victoria - Vita

BikeRunSki Thu 28-Jul-11 13:13:20

Evelyn
Josephine

supergreenuk Thu 28-Jul-11 13:14:46

Paige

EssieW Thu 28-Jul-11 13:19:52

Susannah
Philippa
Alexandra
Alice
Sarah
Eleanor
Helena
Ellen

eatyourveg Thu 28-Jul-11 13:39:05

Rosamund? Like Charlotte. There are loads of Georgias agree with MelinaM consider Georgina instead.

CaptainNancy Thu 28-Jul-11 13:42:34

Margot
Penelope
Alice

kat2504 Thu 28-Jul-11 15:00:47

I love the name Eleanor, also like Evelyn, Imogen and Beatrice. Not keen on Georgia/Georgina.

princessdave Thu 28-Jul-11 15:04:14

I'm a Louise and I love it (but I hate having Sarah as my middle name as every Sarah I've ever met is Sarah Louise!) Louisa also runs in our family. Eloise is also lovely. Some really nice suggestions here - Eleanor, Imogen, Helena. Oh and Alice is nice too. I'm currently working on DH should we have a girl next month; Elodie. He's breaking but I'm happy to use it as a middle name if he really isn't keen smile

You like a lot of the same names as me!

DD1 is Helena
DD2 is Felicity
If DC3 is a girl, she'll be Miranda.

EldritchCleavage Thu 28-Jul-11 15:25:15

Caroline
Marguerite
Rebecca
Susannah
Catriona

stardustn Thu 28-Jul-11 15:26:58

How do you pronounce Helena msbuggywinkle?

Suncottage Thu 28-Jul-11 15:31:50

Fiona
Emma
Rosalind
Rose
Sarah
Anne

GetOffOfMyCloud Thu 28-Jul-11 15:44:07

stardustn i think (but don't hold me to it) that it's pronounced
He LAY na
so that the "he" is a short sound a bit like the start of the word pen. I knew someone who pronounced it like that but I'm not sure if it would be the same in the UK or not.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 28-Jul-11 15:45:40

Elizabeth
Katherine
Anne
Sophia
Louise

stardustn Thu 28-Jul-11 15:48:24

Thanks GetOffMyCloud smile
It's one of those names that has several pronounciations- Hel-ay-na, Hel-ee-na, HELL-eh-na, (and there are probably even more!) and I was just wondering which one mrsbuggywinkle's dd was smile

GetOffOfMyCloud Thu 28-Jul-11 15:53:31

You're welcome, that's just the version I know though, I think any of them could be considered correct. Actually I'd forgotten about Hel-ee-na rather than Hel-ay-na anyway.

Hel-eh-na here. Thus allowing us to call her Nell!

Pootles2010 Thu 28-Jul-11 16:02:58

I'd add Rebecca - it's quite timeless, and it's number 82 at the moment. Oh and it's my name grin

dancingmummy Thu 28-Jul-11 16:05:04

Amelia!

sybilfaulty Thu 28-Jul-11 16:08:35

Lucy. Works every time. Gorgeous name. Adult or child.

Catherine - maybe not in view of la Middleton, but gorgeous, classic and timeless. Great diminutives.

DD1 is Lucy, DD2 is not Catherine, but nearly was and I wish I had gone with that rather than our eventual choice (which I love but just prefer Catherine 4 years on).

HPonEverything Thu 28-Jul-11 16:08:47

Julia
Verity

I love Helena and Felicity as mentioned above

JanMorrow Thu 28-Jul-11 16:09:33

Arabella,
Cassandra,
Victoria
Verity

Vera,
Elenor,
Judith

MissusO Thu 28-Jul-11 16:40:25

I've got a Claudia and a Helena (like MrsBuggyWinkle) pn Hel-eh-na and nn Nellie

gazzalw Thu 28-Jul-11 16:41:44

Charlotte
Amelia
Freya
Olivia
Alexandra
Virginia

scarlettlips Thu 28-Jul-11 16:45:36

Another vote for Susannah...also I'm throwing Caroline and Philippa into the ring.

Very pleased that at least one of you thinks my DD's name is classy, beautiful, elegant grin grin

princessdave Thu 28-Jul-11 16:45:54

I'd second Rebecca (my sister) and Lucy as well!

minimuffin Thu 28-Jul-11 16:56:16

(Oooh I like your names msbuggywinkle) Well I've just had DS3 and am destined never to have a daughter so you can have my girls names FWIW!

Helena (pronounced Helen with an 'a' on the end) which we were going to shorten to Nell

Anna

Lucia

Cecily

Another which I liked but DH didn't so much is Emmeline

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 28-Jul-11 16:57:48

Rachel
Sarah
Suzannah
Penelope
Stephanie

exoticfruits Thu 28-Jul-11 17:02:13

I love yours, except for Beatrice, and I prefer Georgina to Georgia and Louisa to Louise.

Also like

Sarah
Rosamund
Rosalind
Hannah
Susannah
Eleanor
Rebecca
Olivia
Victoria
Verity
Caroline
Catherine or Katherine
Alice
Emily
Emma

stigofthelump Thu 28-Jul-11 19:56:28

What about Laura, it is timeless, classy and elegant (and my dd1s name so I am a tad biasedgrin)

Greenwing Thu 28-Jul-11 20:00:53

When I read your title the first names that jumped into my head were Elizabeth and Katherine/Catherine.
I might add Anna, Kate and Maria/Marianne/Mary.

All gorgeous IMO.

Greenwing Thu 28-Jul-11 20:01:34

Oh yes - and Sara or Sarah (especially from Sara Crewe in 'A Little Princess' one of my favourite books as a child.)

InstantAtom Thu 28-Jul-11 20:40:21

Cecilia
Violet
Clementine
Grace
Diana
Rowena
Christina
Alberta
Anastasia
Zara
Florence
Henrietta
Angela
Abigail
Jane
Alexandrina
Sophie
Frances
Constance
Margaret
Margeurite
Dorothea

scarlettlips Thu 28-Jul-11 20:59:09

Angelica just popped into my mind.

Stunning name IMO!

everlong Thu 28-Jul-11 21:01:52

Juliet.

spottyock Thu 28-Jul-11 21:02:59

Alice and Honor. Honor is our daughter's middle name.

BabesandJugs Thu 28-Jul-11 23:27:17

Georgia (biased lol)
Susannah
Felicity

Rebecca
Kate
Eleanor
Martha
Josephine
Tabitha
Beatrice

CocktailQueen Thu 28-Jul-11 23:41:20

Rebecca
Rosanna
Phoebe
Ella

Sequin1 Fri 29-Jul-11 11:53:23

How about Lois?

muminthemiddle Fri 29-Jul-11 12:11:41

Well Ithought of Emma first.
How about Araminta- leading on from another thread.
Arabelle
clarabel
or anything that ends in "bel" is classy.

alliwant Fri 29-Jul-11 20:45:41

What about Erin?

sunshinejanuary Fri 29-Jul-11 21:20:53

Charlotte and Amelia are very popular round this neck of the woods.

I think you might get a lot out of looking at a list of female names from Shakespeare! Although, possibily some are quite sad heroines and the namesake might not be appropriate?

We loved Harriet, but weirdly felt that we somehow couldn't see ourselves with a child with that name!

Reesie Sun 31-Jul-11 22:33:53

Florence - definately my fav dd1's middle name so I am biased (wish I had given it to her as a first name!)

Unlurked Sun 31-Jul-11 22:38:31

Lydia
Miriam
Francesca

WheelsOnTheBike Sun 31-Jul-11 22:48:55

Juliet
Caroline

bloombloombell Mon 01-Aug-11 10:00:44

Clara
Martha
Alice
Rose
Evelyn
Lucy
Emilie

GodKeepsGiving Sun 21-Aug-11 09:04:53

Naomi.

DesertOrchid Sun 21-Aug-11 09:38:06

Jennifer

also second Laura.

What about Helen? Not often used these days, very old name, name of the most beautiful woman in the world (supposedly)... Has the adv

DesertOrchid Sun 21-Aug-11 09:39:39

antage of being both elegant and strong sounding, would suit a lot of different types of person.

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