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

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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??

stillunwritten Sun 24-Mar-13 09:09:36

Thanks again for all your input. You have all been very helpful. Sadly, nothing yet feels quite right ( obviously my problem ) and I'm feeling pretty gutted about all this now. I never imagined choosing a name could be so difficult for anyone. I have been expecting something to just click bit it hasn't.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sun 24-Mar-13 09:17:55

I really like Dylan for a girl.

The thing with names, as far as my experience went with my DC, was that it took a while for the name to feel right, certainly needed to use it for them for a while before it really clicked as being their names. So my advice would be to pick something you like, start to use it, and then before you know it, you wont be able to separate the sound of the name from the thought of your DD.

My dds name just clicked, but my boys didn't,I was like you and just settled on the one we could agree on, he did it though and I love it now, you have six weeks after registering when you can change it too.good luck.

ThreeMenFromCarntyne Sun 24-Mar-13 10:06:14

Okay,here are some thers I like, hope one clicks.

Juliet

Erica

Grace

Emily

Rose

Mirrin

Beth

Cattiet Sun 24-Mar-13 11:47:55

Am voting for cora

cakehappy Sun 24-Mar-13 11:56:04

Preggers, and if I have a girl these are my names

Darcie

Georgie / Georgia

Priscilla (nicknamed Pri)

Hope that helps! Dont feel too bad, you will find the right namesmile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 24-Mar-13 12:03:27

There is still time and you can reconsider. Someone I know read cast and production names after tv programmes and spotted The One.

I am sure you have racked your brain and tried all the following:
A favourite film with an appealing character, an actress you like? An athlete or artist?
Perhaps you can recollect a song or a book you loved.

BangOn Sun 24-Mar-13 16:08:04

i wouldn't pur Honor & Iris together in that order, although i like them both separately. Sounds like the answer to the question 'where does she put her contact lenses?' - 'on her iris'.

In fact i'd stay away from any 'object' middle names.

We have an Honor Charlotte. She's nearly 10 so I am obv a trendsetter! Everyone comments on it saying how lovely it is and we've only come across one other so far though that looks set to change. And I think Honor Iris sounds lovely, really. I think you have a clear winner here!

Pudgy2011 Sun 24-Mar-13 16:22:38

stillunwritten are you me? We have very similar taste in girls name and guess what was number one of our list? Dylan grin

DH and I really loved it, others on my our list were Darcy (love love love it!), Harper, Alannah, Noelle and Ellis.

We ended up with a DS but should we be blessed with a DD next time I reckon we would still love to use Dylan for a girl. Darcy doesn't go very well with our surname unfortunately.

I hope you've managed to decide on a name for your baby and you're enjoying those gorgeous cuddles.

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