Not 'girly' girls names. Might as well call her Geoff...

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OkayHazel Sat 12-Jan-13 03:25:36

Help! I can think of loads of boys names, and could name about 12 sons given the chance, but I'm really struggling with girls names and am hoping for suggestions to add to my list.

I really like girls names with harder sounds. Lots of consonants rather than vowels and nothing too long - probably two syllables tops. This means nothing girly, cutesy, flowery, overly pretty (Aurelias, Olivias, Florences), ending in I, IE, Y, IA (you get the gist).

The general trend is one or two syllables, ending in En or El (or other 'finite') sounds. Nothing too popular would be fab, but I insist on using a 'real' name and not an improper noun as a baby name. Any nationality is fine by me - open to ideas. (Though Greek mythology probably won't suit me either).

Names I do like include:

Hazel
Bronwyn
Jude
Merle
Morgan
Olive
Violet (Probably bucks the trend, but I like the hard 'let' sound at the end)

I've also noticed that I really I like unisex names, but only for girls. The more masculine/androgynous the name for my baby girl the better. Any suggestions would be very welcome as I've not come across many yet.

At this point in time I'm so frustrated, Geoff is really seeming like a good idea - maybe choose something a little more appropriate with your help smile

Thanks and good luck naming your babies too!

DessieLou Sat 12-Jan-13 03:35:56

I really like hazel from your list and violet. How about Peyton, Cameron, fifer, morven, christie, Harriet? I know of a little girl called Everest which I think is a good strong name.

DessieLou Sat 12-Jan-13 03:37:23

Oh and I heard of a Terran the other day which I really like. will keep thinking! :-)

OkayHazel Sat 12-Jan-13 03:40:12

Love Cameron from your suggestions Dessie.

Not so sure about Everest though - not sure I like the idea of my child being synonymous with the world's most difficult challenge!

deleted203 Sat 12-Jan-13 03:45:03

Georgie?
Rowan?
Lesley?
Frankie?
Stevie?
Alex?
Brogan?
Cameron?
Casey?
Drew?
Marley?
Mackenzie?
Maddison?
Robin?
Riley?
Sidney?
Tyler?

(appreciate a lot of these are maybe to 'eee' on the end but it's late and I'm knackered). Shall we just go with Geoff? grin

Charlie
Laurel
Estelle
Rachel
Gabrielle
Elle

Eden
Gwen
Helen
Hayden
Lauren

DessieLou Sat 12-Jan-13 03:56:54

Hmmm, rather like Cameron myself, may stick that on the future child list! Stella, Esther, Blythe?

OkayHazel Sat 12-Jan-13 03:58:43

Geoff it is I think sowornout!

Probably right, not very keen on the 'eeee' endings. Likewise, names ending in 'elle' are far too girl for my taste. Don't want boring and safe either - which is what Rachel, Lauren and Helen are to me - very used, and very typically female.

Big fan of Haydn (how I would prefer to spell it) but knew a horrid child growing up.

Drew and Gwen are growing on me. Like the W.

OkayHazel Sat 12-Jan-13 04:00:37

Dessie Blythe is brilliant!

Stellan is very near the top of my boys list, but can't warm to Stella for some reason. I blame How I Met Your Mother.

TobyLerone Sat 12-Jan-13 04:09:17

Jane
Bethan
Jesse
Erin
Meg

GeeinItLaldy Sat 12-Jan-13 04:10:09

Alex
Juno
Megan
Zara / Cara
Vivienne
Cora
Frances
Fiona
Judith

You're right. This is difficult. And Geoff does have quite a nice ring to it...

Emandlu Sat 12-Jan-13 04:12:16

Petra
Sara
Peta

ThinkAboutItOnBoxingDay Sat 12-Jan-13 04:16:39

Eleanor?

Megan?

Morag? (not sure on spelling but you seem to quite like welsh names)

Rosalind?
Regan?
Hero?
beatrice?

Getting into a Shakesperean swing here...

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 04:17:13

Bronwen and Hazel are both beautiful. What about Heather?

Ellen
Erica
Erin
Elsa
Elspeth
Iona

are all names which I think do not sound cutesy or girly.

Rowan
Robyn
Rae
Linden
Elizabeth
Kristen
Blaise
Pearl
Iris
Simone
Justine
Ruth

DessieLou Sat 12-Jan-13 04:18:54

I've always loved Blythe but doesn't sound right with out surname so I'll be very pleased of you use it! I LOVE stellan for a boy.

OkayHazel Sat 12-Jan-13 04:31:30

BoxingDay I do like Welsh names!

Ones so far that are either already on my extended list, or have just been added to it include:

Vivienne
Morag
Blaise
Pearl
Iris

Loving that Linden and Regan have been suggested - I specialised in the American presidency during my degree - pretty sure those will get vetoed though!

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 04:32:34

Lois

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 04:42:52

Delyth and Lilith are nice too.

Lorna
Morwenna
Sage
Rose
Sapphire
Isis
Delphine
Della
Cleo
Carmen
Imogen
Juliet
Raine

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 04:46:24

Marianne
Esther

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 04:48:58

Oh, and of course who could forget the beeeoootiful Downton names, Sybil and Edith?

GeordieCherry Sat 12-Jan-13 04:50:28

Norah
Scarlett

MidnightMasquerader Sat 12-Jan-13 05:09:06

Just for the record, I would assume Haydn was pronounce Hi-din, as in the composer.

I love the name Merryn, but suspect it might be too feminine for your tastes.

sashh Sat 12-Jan-13 05:38:00

Helen
Maud
James - has occasionally been used for a girl
Peta (pronounce Peter - Australian name)
Karen
Ethel

George - you could put Georgina on the birth certificate if you want 'propper'.

Evelyn - is that too girly?

Bethan
Meryl
Carol
Lauren

googietheegg Sat 12-Jan-13 05:58:47

Alex
Jodie
Demelza
Tara
Astrid

Lamazeroo Sat 12-Jan-13 06:05:54

Hadley
Hollis
Anwen
Pip
Rowan
Grace
Henrietta
Kim

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