Last ditch desperate attempt to name my 2 week old daughter. Please help...

(210 Posts)
stillunwritten Thu 21-Mar-13 15:37:48

I cannot decide my daughters name, and you would not believe the pressure this is putting me under! Nothing seems to fit her and I am scared I'm going to have to just go with something I'm not entirely happy with just for the sake of choosing. I seem to find fault in every name I come up with- too popular, too bland, not good with surname, a friend has already used it etc.

To give some examples of the types of names I like:
Ellis- doesn't really suit her
Ruby- pretty popular, bit bland?
Ava- v v popular, don't want her to be one of five in get class
Honor- is this cool or frumpy?? Is it an attractive name or hard to live up to?
Reese?

I also like a name my friends daughter is called but am afraid it will piss her off if I use it and it feels like her name if you see what I mean.

I don't want too cute and girly but I do want cool, attractive and maybe a wee bit different.

Any suggestions??

KirstyoffEastenders Thu 21-Mar-13 15:39:21

how about Elliot?

WhatKatyDidnt Thu 21-Mar-13 15:39:54

Zoe?

Supersesame Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:23

I like Honor the most from your list. Its not too cute and girly and not too popular or trendy.
I wouldn't use the friends name.

pansyflimflam Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:28

Esme?

wannabeEostregoddess Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:36

Elsa?

Whats your friends DD called?

cyanarasamba Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:02

Esther
Cora
Constance (Connie)

Timetoask Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:06

Helen
Erin
Molly
Andrea

cyanarasamba Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:40

Ooh, and how about Maggie?

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:19

I like all those names except Ruby and Reese. Honor is lovely.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:25

Skye
India
Athena
Violet

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:38

Megan / Meg?

HappyJoyful Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:33

I like Honor and Cora..
I think you've got 6 weeks - don't feel pressured in slightest. Stand back and relax and enjoy baby.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:38

I also like Cameron for a girl but realise the current PM might put people off this name!

HappyJoyful Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:50

Carly

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:14

Yes Cora is lovely too

ChippyMinton Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:24

Not Reese - too many boys called Rhys.
Ellis (do you watch Greys Anatomy?) - also would cause confusion as to whether she was boy or girl.

Honor is lovely.

ChippyMinton Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:57

I'd avoid Cameron for the same reason as Reese.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:46:28

Also like Gaia and Giselle.

MarshmallowFarm Thu 21-Mar-13 15:46:52

Ellis is usually a boy's name?

I know of a few girls called Finlay which seems quite cool ?

Honor is pretty - know of a couple of teenage Honors!

Other suggestions some of which might fit your criteria:

Tess
Maya
Willow
Seren / Serena
Lola
Xanthe
Hermione
Lydia
Morgane
Rowen
Liberty/Libby
Ilana
Violet
Iris
Lila/Leila
Nadia
Abbie
Francesca
Elisa

ParmaViolette Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:01

Honor Ellis and Honor Reese are lovely.

Also second Elliot. Love Elliot Honor and Elliot Reese too.

KirstyoffEastenders Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:05

Cameron? God know, you may as well call her Twat.

I've always thought Chlamydia would be a lovely girl's name though smile

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:39

Iris

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:48:12

Matilda

Ikeameatballs Thu 21-Mar-13 15:49:45

Honor is lovely.

Renee
Polly
Harriet
Vivienne
Flora
Adelaide
Una

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