Right then fuckers... Names

(53 Posts)
benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:33:27

Ok our daughter will be born in a couple weeks and we're struggling for a name.
My fat lazy husband doesnt like Alice (which I love) because our niece (same surname) is called Alyssa. Fair enough point perhaps...

So give me some clues. I prefer "normal" names, none of this Lily-Rosie or Gracie-Mae double barrelled trendy gash, just give me a nice normal name that isnt too old fashioned her schoolfriends will be taking the piss but not too cutesy that at age 65 she sounds like a sideshow act.

Suggestions ladies please...

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Thu 24-Jan-13 21:35:59

Grace
Madeleine
Josie
Caroline
Scarlett

And today I fell in love with the name Maude

meditrina Thu 24-Jan-13 21:36:17

Emma, Elspeth, Fiona, Hannah, Lucy, Frederica, Georgette, Kaye, Susannah?

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Thu 24-Jan-13 21:39:24

Emily
Eleanor
Catherine
Annie
Naomi
Ruth
Margaret
Anna
Sophia
Rosemary
Dorothy
Imogen
Felicity
Charlotte
Emma
Matilda
Lucy

What does your husband suggest?

Hassled Thu 24-Jan-13 21:39:34

Clarice. Way more girls should be called Clarice. Why I didn't call DD Clarice is beyond me.

coldcupoftea Thu 24-Jan-13 21:39:48

Rebecca
Tess
Charlotte
Martha
Matilda
Iris
Rose

all names in a similar vein to Alice, in my mind anyway!

brambleking Thu 24-Jan-13 21:40:02

Florence, Beatrice, Luella, Iona, Scarlet, Ruby, Connie, Pippa, Jemima, Kitty, Georgia, Lydia, Harriet, Isla, Ellie, Tabitha, Violet, Ameilia.

MineOrk Thu 24-Jan-13 21:42:53

Helen
Iris
Nancy
Elena
Susan
Betsy

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:46:03

He suggests I stay in the kitchen and far away from Baby Name books....

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:47:49

My husband loves the name Iris. But I'm slightly put off by the fact that this is because it reminds him of the 12 year old prostitute in Taxi Driver.

Lucy, Elizabeth, Sarah, Naomi, Hannah, Emma, Jessica, Amelia, Rachel, Isobel.

YoSaffBridge Thu 24-Jan-13 21:51:02

Iris is really nice, I like that. Instead of Alice you could have Alex? (Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexia etc). Emma, Beatrice, Jessica, Hannah, Emily, Madeleine, Rebecca - all nice normal names.

Is there anything you can give us a steer with? Any names you like?

BouncyPenguin Thu 24-Jan-13 21:51:06

Rachel
Karen
Elizabeth
Louise
Anna
Victoria
Natasha
Sheena
Shirley

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:54:46

I want to call her Alice sad

Men are awkward shits.

Gimme a holla

AntimonySalts Thu 24-Jan-13 21:57:18

I think you should call her Alice. It is not the same as Alyssa. Give your child a name you really, really love. I did, and it still delights me now!

AmandaLF Thu 24-Jan-13 21:57:19

Millie?

MrsDeVere Thu 24-Jan-13 21:57:45

Just call her Alice.
I would.

Call her Alice, it's a great name <biased>

I wanted to call DD2 Verity. DH wouldn't let me, the bastard. I haven't forgiven him. So we called her...Alice smile

amck5700 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:02:06

Evelyn
Mabel
Laura
Vivienne
Vanessa
Celeste
Mary
Margaret
Jennifer
Stella

wizbit93 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:02:41

We have a Louisa Alice smile. Not dated (I don't think so anyway!) and not very many around at all.

amck5700 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:04:10

Alexis - Lexy
Lisa
Annalisa

SminkoPinko Thu 24-Jan-13 22:04:13

Adelaide
Lara
Marianne
Sally
Nancy
Rosa

YoSaffBridge Thu 24-Jan-13 22:05:10

Men are awkward shits. I still haven't really got DH off Douglas for a boy. I would rather leave him then have a son called Douglas grin

Just nod and smile at his suggestions and say you need to meet the baby before deciding and then, when you've just been through labour and he is amazed by and in awe of you, say you really, really think she looks like an Alice.

Fairyloo Thu 24-Jan-13 22:05:57

Sylvie

EssieW Thu 24-Jan-13 22:06:35

I'd go with Alice...The rest below were all on my list which Alice topped...

Ellen
Eleanor or elinor
Susannah
Hannah
Laura

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