One syllable girl's name?

(40 Posts)
angrytree Fri 18-Jan-13 09:34:34

Help please finding a one-syllable girl's name to go with a three-syllable first name?

Sorry I don't want to give the first name away, but let's pretend it's Marilyn, since I think the same middle names would go (same intonation, 'vibe', ends in the same letter). Rose would work really well, but it's a bit popular at the mo, despite being a lovely name.

Anne, Jane, Niamh, Fleur, Dee, Eve

Brooke, Dawn

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 09:38:25

Anne
Claire
May
Jo
Bea
Eve
Fay
Gail
Kate
Leigh
Rae
Sue

Anne
Jane
May/Mai
June
Bette

Struggling to think of any more.

Dd has 3 syllables and is similar to Marilyn. Her 1st middle name is Jane.

ClaraBean Fri 18-Jan-13 09:39:06

Joy, Faith, Hope, Kate, Pearl, Nell, Jean, Fleur, Anne, Belle, Claire, June, Eve, Fran, Bess, Tess, Star, Jill, Maude, Liv?

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 09:41:52

Faye, Joy, Jaye/Jane, Belle, Leigh, Kay..it's harder than it looks, this!

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 09:47:01

Gwen
Jude
Liz
Deb

Really scraping the barrell now smile

angrytree Fri 18-Jan-13 09:50:32

It is hard, isn't it LesBO?! I've only managed to come up with about three on my own.

Trouble is a lot of these names are short for something, and I'd prefer to use a 'whole' name, iykwim.

Interestingly no-one's suggested my name yet, which would actually fit the bill perfectly!

AnaisB Fri 18-Jan-13 09:51:52

Maeve
Blythe

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 09:52:08

Ooh, I've never been LesBO before grin. BOF is fine. In fact, try that for an idea grin.

angrytree Fri 18-Jan-13 09:53:46

Hee hee! Sorry!! I didn't spot the capital F!

angrytree Fri 18-Jan-13 09:56:44

Kate, Jean/Joan would work well, and I really love the name Maud/e.

I'd really like to use a family name, but all the women in our families, apart from me, have long flowery names that just don't work.

MrsBungleBear Fri 18-Jan-13 09:56:48

My friends baby.is called wren.

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 10:29:55

Then why don't you use your name if it works, it's nice when the middle name has a family connection. I only have boys and my OH refused to use his in the middle or as a first name. I agree with the first name but it would have been nice as a middle. Their middle names are from other family members.

Are there any male family names or maiden names that would work?

monica77798 Fri 18-Jan-13 10:34:36

Jane is always a good middle name. If your name is good and sounds right then maybe that is the perfect option.

angrytree Fri 18-Jan-13 10:45:27

I'd feel a bit weird about using my own name somehow! But it does work... hmmm.

Family maiden names are out, unfortunately, because the second middle name will be my surname, so I don't want her to have two surnames as middle names iyswim.

Also just realised I really can't use my name, since she would then have my full name as her middle names!

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:00:27

Ah - yes, that would be a bit odd!

Do any of the female family names have a nice shortened version, but again, you'd want to avoid anyone with your suname as that would be odd too smile

What about your OH does his name have a nice female version?

There are quite a lot of short 2 syllable names that might still work.
Lily
Clara
Sophie
Amy
Amber

insanityscratching Fri 18-Jan-13 11:03:17

Ruth,
Beth,
Kate,

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 18-Jan-13 19:23:33

I know it's popular but Grace is my all time favourite name.

But others I have heard which I like are...

Elle

Joy

Neve (or Irish spelling- Niamh)

Beth

Eve (NN Evie)

Rose

Skye

Pearl

I have a Meg (first name).

Also like
Nell
Tess
Liv
Dot

Sian
Mair
Kate
Lee
Fleur
Rae
Belle

Not very inspiring sorry! I like Rose best.

SunbathingintheRain Fri 18-Jan-13 19:54:33

Fern
Hope

LittleDonkin Fri 18-Jan-13 19:58:45

Joan
Eve
Ann
Kate
Sam
Pearl

Yika Sat 19-Jan-13 00:10:51

Jess
Drew
Elle
Lise

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