elegant girls names

(51 Posts)
DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:31:29

My SIL has just found out she is having a girl but is really stuck for names. They want something elegant that will suit dd at all ages and something that isn't overly popular/trendy. Some names she likes but can't use are...

Madeleine
Caroline
Susannah
Francesca
Charlotte
Annabelle

Any suggestions for her? Thanks. smile

MrsHuxtable Sat 26-Jan-13 22:18:14

Susannah!

I'd love to use that name but know of one who's a bitch. sad

MrsHuxtable Sat 26-Jan-13 22:18:46

Oh sorry, just saw she can't use it.

racingheart Sat 26-Jan-13 22:20:51

Go for names from Shakespeare?

Beatrice
Rosalind
Hero
Helena
Miranda
Jessica
Portia
Olivia
Cressida
Juliet
Cordelia
Luciana
Adriana
Octavia
Constance
Marina
Hermione

etc

jkklpu Sat 26-Jan-13 22:21:43

Margaux
Vivien
Odile
Marianne
Verity

amck5700 Sat 26-Jan-13 22:58:20

Lillian Ruth
Harriet Anne
Henrietta Anne
Persephone Anne

Susannah is brilliant.

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 03:16:02

some fantastic suggestions, I will pass them all on. I've just thought of Joanna...do you think it fits the bill?

TheWave Sun 27-Jan-13 13:49:46

Celia
Phoebe

MrsHuxtable Sun 27-Jan-13 14:42:25

Also JOSEPHINE!

Sadly I can't use it either as a close friend named her DD it.

Lovely, elegant name!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Jan-13 19:20:19

How about Coraline if Caroline is not allowed?

I'm currently loving Marjolaine.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Jan-13 19:21:41

i love claudia and francesca

Viviennemary Sun 27-Jan-13 19:25:12

Camilla
Rosamund
Georgiana
Clarissa
Vanessa
Venetia
Marguerite

Are all quite elegant I think.

DisappointedHorse Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:30

Hilary. I love this and am a little sad that I'll never get to use it!

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:43:56

Thanks everyone! Current list...
Josephine (good work mrshuxtable!)
Camille/camilla (she's a bit worried about the parker-Bowles connection though)

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:48:13

Sorry, posted too early! Also on the list...
Gabriella
Carys
Rebecca(not sure on this one.)

More thoughts in these and new suggestions welcome. Thank you oh wise mumsnetters! grin

lostinindia Sun 27-Jan-13 20:02:23

Audrey.

CountBapula Sun 27-Jan-13 20:04:56

Daphne
Penelope
Sophia
Lara

Gabriella is my fave gild name, and Kitty but Kitty not very elegant IMO

DanceYourselfDizzyBaby Sun 27-Jan-13 20:05:54

Ginevra. I used to have a friend called Ginevra who was terribly elegant and beautiful.

bodiddly Sun 27-Jan-13 20:06:26

Clementine
Antonia
Giselle
Valentina

DieWilde13 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:09:56

Camilla
Victoria
Florence
Helena
Philippa
Josephine
Ellen
Florentine
Mara/Lara

AyeOopMoose Sun 27-Jan-13 20:11:16

Cordelia
Miranda
Hermione

(These were my favourites if it hadn't been for our ridiculously long surname!)

Really like Josephine too.

racingheart Sun 27-Jan-13 21:02:05

Serena?

Love Gabriella.

WhereMyMilk Sun 27-Jan-13 21:07:08

Eleanor Rose
Hermionie Grace
Rosalind Alice

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:20:09

Elegant names are classic names so

Anastasia
Alexandra
Caroline
Catherine
Cecilia
Claudia
Cosima
Elizabeth
Francesca
Frederica
Helena
Josephine
Margaret
Theodora
Vivienne

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