Help my poor nameless DD!

(50 Posts)
emsyj Fri 08-Feb-13 11:48:50

DD2 arrived on Tuesday and we still have no name agreed on! Help!!!

Ideally I would like a reasonably unpopular/unusual name, nothing top 100 and nothing too girly.

Names we like are:

Astrid (but worried about shortenings to ass??? Any thoughts?)
Cerys (but have a good friend with this name so is a bit weird to use it)
Sabina (know a child with this name so bit copycat to use it)
Hazel (don't like possible shortening to 'Haze')
Amber (clashes with surname)

I like Lucy but DH doesn't, also Jemima and Tabitha.

DD1 is called Ruth.

We seem to like foreign/Scandinavian/German type names quite a lot so any ideas about those would be fantastic.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. smile

tiredteddy Fri 08-Feb-13 11:51:50

What about Carys?

I really like Hazel from your list too.

havingastress Fri 08-Feb-13 11:55:56

Elin?

Sorry but Amber, Lucy, Jemima and Tabitha sound like animal names to me grin I've known plenty of dogs and cats with those names.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Fri 08-Feb-13 11:56:17

K(C)arina?

as a mix between cerys and sabina?

LadyMargolotta Fri 08-Feb-13 11:57:31

Congratulations!

Hazel is lovely. I've known a few people with the name, and it's never been shortened to Haze. Goes very well with Ruth.

What about Esther?

emsyj Fri 08-Feb-13 11:59:36

I thought Carys was a good compromise, but for some reason DH loves Cerys and hates Carys hmm.

Esther rhymes with our surname LadyMrgolotta grin! It's a shame as I like Hester, but that is one letter away from our surname with a whole lotta rhyming going on!

BellsaRinging Fri 08-Feb-13 12:00:34

Naomi goes well with Ruth and has a similar feel-not scadinavian sounding tho i admit. I love Cerys though.

Selks Fri 08-Feb-13 12:00:37

Edith
Bronya
Thea
Maeve
Tara

Wildwaterfalls Fri 08-Feb-13 12:01:09

Congratulations! I love Astrid!

Similar style:
Ingrid
Sigrid
Elise
Johanna
Lena
Sofia
Karin
Marit
Steffi
Marielle

LadyMargolotta Fri 08-Feb-13 12:02:32

Just noticed you want German/Scandinavian names:

Lotta
Liesel.

dubai71 Fri 08-Feb-13 12:03:26

CONGRATULATIONS smile I agree with Lady Margo as I also know a Hazel and have never known her name to be shortened in any way. It's a lovely name. I also like Cerys and Amber. What about Freya?

CaseyShraeger Fri 08-Feb-13 12:07:16

Cecily
Cecilia
Isolde
Tess
Verity

Badvoc Fri 08-Feb-13 12:09:12

I like Astrid!
Also Freya
Elise
Ester
Mary
Marianne
Elizabeth
?

emsyj Fri 08-Feb-13 12:11:51

I like Marit and Liesl - I like Sofia too but DH doesn't (grrr!)

How weird would you find it if you had a fairly unusual name and a good but not best friend used it for their child?? Maybe we shouldn't dismiss Astrid and Cerys yet.

CaseyShraeger Fri 08-Feb-13 12:12:58

Astrid was on my list last time and is fab. I really don't think you need to worry about the shortening.

MortifiedAdams Fri 08-Feb-13 12:13:47

Innes (In-Ez)
Anouk

Bowlersarm Fri 08-Feb-13 12:15:28

Heidi
Helena
Nancy

Any good?

FossilMum Fri 08-Feb-13 12:20:35

How about Selena or Serena? Bit like Sabrina, but not the same.
I like Astrid but could see it being mucked around with.
Don't think Hazel is likely to be shortened.
Ingrid, Marit, Liesl & Freya suggestions all sound lovely.

confusteling Fri 08-Feb-13 12:20:39

Scandinavian wise, I have lived with (amongst others) - a Nina and a Veroniqua (pronounced Vir-oh-neek-ah) both from abroad. Also know of a Malene (pronounced Mi-lay-na) ...

What about Anelise (Anna Lees) , Ingrid, Engleberta (German name), Dorethea?

ProfanityMere Fri 08-Feb-13 12:22:05

I work with an Astrid, a Lotta, a Greta and a Silke. All German/Scandinavian, all lovely!

Lollybrolly Fri 08-Feb-13 12:24:31

Regina
Carmen
Brigit/Brigitte
Savannah
Allegra
Gabrielle/a
Nina
Saskia
Katrina
Carlota
Elissa
Sacha
Adele
Bianca

Go for Astrid or Hazel

emsyj Fri 08-Feb-13 12:31:41

Thanks for the further suggestions. I like Saskia but is a bit fancy compared with Ruth - DH is doing a bit of work at the moment but when he's finished I am hoping to force a decision. Any further Scandinavian type names welcome, I am keeping Astrid, Hazel and Cerys on the shortlist and will show this to DH in hopes we can add a few more!

lockets Fri 08-Feb-13 12:33:44

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Astley Fri 08-Feb-13 12:36:27

I like Anna-Lena

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