Alternative to Martha?

(34 Posts)
massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 10:12:00

Got boy name sorted
Girl was going to be Martha but one of my best friends is having a baby before me and Martha is also her fav. So what else might I like? Strong but pretty. Quite like Thea?

smother Mon 04-Feb-13 10:12:39

Or....

Kate
Alice
Tabitha
Rosa
Anna
Esther
Beatrice
Matilda

smother Sun 03-Feb-13 21:51:34

Bethan - nn Beth

Tessa is the sister of a little Martha I know...

Littlecherublegs Sun 03-Feb-13 21:36:57

Sorry for any repeats...

Cara
Matilda
Elsie
Ava
Betsy
Isla
Anya
Beatrice
Cora
Evie
Georgia
Ivy
Lilian
Mia
Heidi
Seren
Willow

DessieLou Sun 03-Feb-13 21:31:08

I was going to suggest Una! I know a little Una, she is gorgeous. Also know a Marsha. Or how about Margot? Gutted that your friend likes the same name! Hopefully she has a boy!:-)

ENormaSnob Sun 03-Feb-13 20:29:27

Martha is my no1 name for dc4.

Also on the list is...

Alice
Octavia
Iris
Violet

abbeynationall Sun 03-Feb-13 12:14:51

Faith -sounds really pretty and elegant
Eleanor - love this one best

whatsleep Sun 03-Feb-13 11:56:38

Constance, shortened to Connie?

abbeynationall Sun 03-Feb-13 11:53:56

Hillary

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 03-Feb-13 11:46:31

Dd1 is Martha I think it's a lovely name that suits a little girl a teen and an adult aswell.
Dd2 was harder to find name that me and dh both loved as much as Martha.
On our list was
Hazel
Francesca
Stella
Darcey

In the end we went with Darcey which I think is quite different from Martha but we loved it. Is fairly common now though I think.

Other names I liked but dh didn't:
Hattie
Violet
Thea/Theodora

massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 11:32:07

Thanks all... Given us lots to mull over.

CheeseStrawWars Sun 03-Feb-13 11:26:35

Mabel?
Maisie?
Mara?
Or, more out there, Amaranth?

CarriMarie Sun 03-Feb-13 11:23:25

Phoebe or Matilda.

SanityClause Sun 03-Feb-13 11:19:31

I really like Una.

I have two DDs, and now that I will have no more, I wish I had called one of them Sylvia. (Not because of Sylvia Plath, but because when I was a child, it sounded to me like silver, so it sounds to me like a frosty morning looks.)

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 03-Feb-13 11:16:39

I always felt Hannah was very similar to Martha.

massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 11:11:23

Thanks everyone. Like you say who knows what little people will come out! Just good to have a top 3 rather than a favourite for me. So Martha def still in the running!

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Feb-13 10:52:58

Alice
Eleanor
Helena

annach Sun 03-Feb-13 10:49:15

Eliza
Matilda (Tilda)
Zelda
Klara
Katia
Ruth (Ruthie)
Esther

I love Thea but it feels like half a name (sorry.) I'd go for dorothea and call her Thea.

forgetmenots Sun 03-Feb-13 10:47:29

I agree about not having the same name OP - but it looks like you're giving up on two of your favourites (and there are no actual babies yet with these names! As you say there may be a run of boys, including yours!)

Maybe your friend won't use Martha for the same reasons if you see what I mean!

bbface Sun 03-Feb-13 10:47:12

Hands of Juliet. That is mine! Love. Love. Love. It.

Due to give birth end of this month and our baby will be called Juliet Rose

baskingseals Sun 03-Feb-13 10:47:11

i like Una.

what about Iona?

Lois?

massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 10:41:26

I wouldn't want them to be called the same name. We are life long friends, see each other all the time, god mothers etc, kids will grow up closely together so if hers is a Martha I'd like to find a name I like equally as much.

ZenNudist Sun 03-Feb-13 10:36:03

Why dont you stick with the name if its what you and dh chose independently of your friend's input? It's a lifelong choice, your friends daughters name has very little long term impact on.

massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 10:35:32

The trouble with Orla is that my other best friend had always wanted that name for any daughters she has.
OH likes Una but I'm not sure that's not a bit out there?

massagegirl Sun 03-Feb-13 10:33:54

I said to her it was the only one we could agree on. I'd feel a bit mean saying anymore. You never know she might have a boy! Then that would be sorted but think I need to have some goud alternatives.

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