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

FossilMum Mon 11-Feb-13 12:06:04

Hazel Joy sounds lovely. Congratulations!

LadyMargolotta Mon 11-Feb-13 07:03:53

Congratulations on the birth of Hazel! It's a great namesmile

Hazel is lovely.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sun 10-Feb-13 21:51:23

Congratulations!!!! Beautiful name smile

dancemom Sun 10-Feb-13 20:27:59

I was going to suggest Kerys instead of Cerys but congrats on your choice!

Bowlersarm Sun 10-Feb-13 20:27:06

Lovely. Congrats on your choice

emsyj Sun 10-Feb-13 20:22:00

For anyone still interested, we have decided on Hazel smile. With the middle name Joy, after my DSis.

Thanks for all the alternative suggestions - lots of them I liked very much, but DH very very hard to convince - feeling grateful to have made a decision at last!

thanks

lucywiltshire Fri 08-Feb-13 20:41:23

Hope? Goes well with Ruth although not Scandinavian! If we have a girl in two weeks she will be Hope and second name either Leonora, Senara or Kinvara.

emsyj Fri 08-Feb-13 20:29:28

Interestingly, a lot of the names that have been suggested were already on my 'long' list! grin

So far DH is still gunning for Cerys. I am struggling to come up with anything that I like better that DH also likes, but will keep you posted of the final decision.

I do still very much like Hazel too, although DD2 is starting to look a little bit like a Cerys.... smile

Oooh how about Martha or Marta. I know a beautiful Martha or is it too girly?

I have a Hazel, so I'm biased, but I love the name and have never considered shortening it to haze. She does, however, get called hazelnut but I'm sure we'll phase that out before she's old enough to know about it!

Trude true-duh
Minka
Celia
Ava
Enid

RubyGrace17 Fri 08-Feb-13 19:40:37

Do you like Iris? That's what came to my head when I read your original list smile
That would go nicely with Ruth.

Good luck in deciding!

Ruby

CPtart Fri 08-Feb-13 19:07:49

Natalie
Alicia
Erin
Erica
Louisa
Josephine
Georgina

mrstowers Fri 08-Feb-13 18:38:16

Inge/Inga

Vashti

thegreylady Fri 08-Feb-13 14:32:16

Maya
Tone[pronounced a bit like turner] my Norwegian friend has a daughter called this-her granddaughter is Signe [seena]

Iggity Fri 08-Feb-13 14:11:55

Ines
Insa
Gry
Elise
Christiane
Cornelia
Cordula
Lotte
Charlotte
Tessa
Birgit

TenthMuse Fri 08-Feb-13 13:48:16

I really like Astrid. I know a lovely (not remotely Scandinavian) one who's about four now and goes by Asti. As a teacher, I've only ever come across two Hazels, both of whom went by their full names (and both of whom were among the politest, best behaved children I've ever taught, so only positive associations there!). Of your choices, I'd definitely go with either one of those two, or Tabitha.

formerpank Fri 08-Feb-13 13:31:49

Love Astrid and also Ingrid of the Germanic names. Just discovered dh's grandmother (Ukrainian) was Aniela, which I think is beautiful but unlikely ever to have a dd myself sad

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 13:24:32

Nyree
Fallon
Tierney
Stella
Heather

JaneLane Fri 08-Feb-13 13:09:20

Scandinavian names:
Anja
Annelie
Britt
Carin
Carolina
Christa
Dagmar
Elin
Else
Freja
Greta
Hanna
Heidi
Hilda
Inga
Ingrid
Jonna
Karin(e)
Katja
Lena
Lisbet
Lotte
Magda
Malin
Maren
Mari
Marit
Marta
Milla
Nea
Nora
Petra
Pia
Renate
Sanna
Sofie
Sylvia
Thea
Thora
Tilda
Tyra
Viola
Vivi

Nature names:
Eden
Fern
Iris
Laurel
Coral
Ivy
Holly
Zinnia
Iona
Cara
Ailsa
Briony
Olive
Calla
Briar
Flora
Linden
Wren

Welsh names (if you like Cerys) :
Alis
Anwen
Bethan
Bron
Cadi
Catrin
Ceri
Deryn
Efa
Elen
Eleri
Elin
Enid
Ffion
Gwen
Lowri
Mari
Megan
Meredith
Morwen
Nia
Olwen
Rhian
Sian
Tegan

Latin/Ancient Roman names (as you like Sabina):
Alba
Antonia
Augusta
Aurelia
Cassia
Fabia
Julia
Livia
Marcia
Octavia
Porcia
Tatiana
Valentina
Vita

HighJinx Fri 08-Feb-13 12:39:18

Cerys is lovely and goes well with Ruth too.

I wouldn't give a second thought to it being a friend's name. I think it would BU of her to feel annoyed that you had chosen 'her' name. It doesn't belong to her.

If you really love the name then go for it.

Wereonourway Fri 08-Feb-13 12:37:22

Lovely Scandinavian name I heard when nannying for a Norwegian family was Mille. Pronounced Mee-la. My nannying charge was called Mina.

I like miller for a girl too. Congratulations and good luck deciding

Gwennan Fri 08-Feb-13 12:36:37

Congratulations!

If you like Astrid & Cerys, perhaps you'll like:
Imogen
Alice
Bess
Mavis
Carys
Frances
Ingrid
Charis
Lois
Nerys
Agnes
Augusta
Iris
Florence
Constance
Louisa
Bethan

If you like nature names like Hazel and Amber, perhaps you'll like:
Rose
Aurora
Dahlia
Calla
Delphine
Linnea
Violet
Peony
Jasmine
Fern
Heather
Laurel
Zinnia
Holly
Daisy
Olive
Willow
Scarlett
Ivy
Ruby
Poppy

If you like Sabina, perhaps you'll like:
Sabrina
Susannah
Serena
Celia
Stella
Angelica
Cecilia
Cecily
Beatrice
Lucinda
Hannah
Joanna
Lydia
Claudia
Fiona
Alexandra
Ophelia

If you like Ruth, Tabitha and Jemima, perhaps you'll also like:
Anna
Dinah
Judith
Naomi
Eleanor
Martha
Sarah
Miriam
Phoebe
Rachel

If you like Lucy, perhaps you'll like:
Emily
Sophie
Amy
Audrey
Zoe
Luna
Charlotte
Juliet
Georgia
Sadie

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