Classic, strong but elegant girls names

(62 Posts)
emmyloo2 Tue 12-Feb-13 07:41:22

Ok, give me your best strong, classic, elegant, timeless girl's names. Preferably nothing to frilly, too cutesy or too long. Some examples of what I like are Alice, Margaret, Ruth, Elizabeth, Alison (family name) and Audrey. My DH likes Rose and won't open his mind to other options. I have a DS George and I want a short, old fashioned strong name like this, but I am having a girl.

I am really starting to get quite annoyed with DH because he won't agree that my suggestions are fabulous! shock.

All suggestions gratefull received because I feel like I am going around in circles and I thought naming a girl would be easy!

happyhorse Tue 12-Feb-13 11:53:19

Margot

Rose is lovely though

Pasiphae Tue 12-Feb-13 11:56:51

Hermione, Veronica, Harriet, Juliet, Josephine, Lucinda, Lucille, Beatrice?

movamum Tue 12-Feb-13 12:00:48

I love Joanna, it is an old fashioned name, a Bible name in fact, with a lovely meaning.

SuckingDiesel Tue 12-Feb-13 12:03:56

Genevieve.

jkklpu Tue 12-Feb-13 12:04:57

Olivia
Marianne
Constance
Grace
Faith (or others on this theme)
Alex(andra)

Squeakygate Tue 12-Feb-13 12:16:23

Jane
Ruth
Rachel
Rebecca

Emilythornesbff Tue 12-Feb-13 13:36:38

Grace
Rose
Eve (my total fave but dh has vetoed)
Charlotte
Jane

Emilythornesbff Tue 12-Feb-13 13:37:16

Ooh, Harriet's nice too
And juliet

emmyloo2 Tue 12-Feb-13 22:20:35

Thanks everyone - great suggestions. I like Lucille (never thought of that one), Camilla, Helena. Juliet was on the list some time ago but seemed to drop off. I am not sure about it......

WhiteHairReally Tue 12-Feb-13 22:59:05

Maud
Edith
Frances
Mary

Strong, straightforward, non frilly.

iheartmycat Tue 12-Feb-13 23:29:12

Melanie
Monica
Alannah
Joanna
Keren
Julia
Paula
Bernadette

iheartmycat Wed 13-Feb-13 01:17:46

Deborah, Caroline, Lorna, Francesca, Maria, Mairead?

FactuallyI Wed 13-Feb-13 01:22:55

Matilda?

EsmeWatson Wed 13-Feb-13 02:07:52

Eliza Catherine = perfect!

worm77daisy Wed 13-Feb-13 03:38:31

Jocelyn
Felicity
Emma
Charlotte
Kate
Megan
Gemma
Jennifer

emmyloo2 Wed 13-Feb-13 03:42:49

Esme - Eliza is one I have thought about before. I love this.

MusicalEndorphins Wed 13-Feb-13 03:54:37

Ava
Annabelle (and call her Anna, the name you both like as a nickname)
Amelia
Sophia
Alexandra
Lauren

CheerfulYank Wed 13-Feb-13 04:01:34

I love Margaret, it's what I'm calling my bump. smile

I like Frances too.

claraschu Wed 13-Feb-13 04:21:42

What about Anya?

VictorAndBarry Wed 13-Feb-13 05:04:50

Emily?

emmyloo2 Wed 13-Feb-13 05:17:56

Cheerful Yank - are you calling your daughter this? I am so jealous. It's my favourite but I am yet to convince DH. I am working on it.

Alexandra is a great suggestion. DH likes this.

CheerfulYank Wed 13-Feb-13 05:39:59

I think so! We would probably go with Maggie for a nickname though as I am Megan, so Meg would be too similar. I'm worried Megan and Maggie are too close already. sad But I love Margaret so much!

Imaginethat Wed 13-Feb-13 06:00:10

Anna
Sarah
Elizabeth

BellsaRinging Wed 13-Feb-13 06:12:53

Mary.
Eve/Eva.

MiaowTheCat Wed 13-Feb-13 09:26:32

Anna was what DD1 was going to be called, until a very random 8am conversation in bed one morning where we discussed something else - and she decided to arrive that day so obviously preferred that suggested name.

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