Name my dd!

(70 Posts)
lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 21:48:55

Dd is due next week and we're still stumped for her name! Help me out mnetters! Here's the criteria:
1. Middle name to be Christina so something that goes with that.
2. We like traditional names so nothing too modern (no Keira-type names). DS is Edward, to give you an idea.
3. Nothing one-syllabled - surname is only one syllable so I think it needs a first name that's more than one syllable to balance it out. Surname begins with P.
4. Names we love but have ruled out because they're already in the family: Alice, Lucy, Elizabeth.
5. Would prefer it not to be a name in the top ten - I love Olivia, Evie etc, but don't want her to be one of five in her class.

I think that's it - please share your ideas! I promise I will update with what we choose!

Christina is sweet. Elizabeth Christina would have been perfect!

Naomi Christina
Gwendoline Christina
Marianne Christina
Penelope Christina (not over fond of this but it does sound right)
Harriet Christina
Rachel Christina
Martha Christina
Verity Christina

LaCucina Mon 01-Apr-13 21:53:53

Martha
Victoria
Florence
Sarah
Laura
Rebecca
Katherine/Katharine/Catherine
Susannah
Felicity
Emily
Jemima
Harriet
Juliet

Jollyb Mon 01-Apr-13 21:55:56

Beatrice

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 01-Apr-13 21:56:03

Mabel
Martha
Jemima
Tabitha

SilverBirdie Mon 01-Apr-13 21:57:10

Edith Christina with possible NN Edie
Elspeth Christina with possible NN Elsie
Hazel Christina
Rosa Christina
Sophie Christina (not sure if that's top ten or not)
Anna Christina

barnet Mon 01-Apr-13 22:00:32

Vivienne Christina

Louise
Marissa
Celeste
Lillian
Mabel
Margaret
Rosalind
Henrietta
Clara
Joanna
Norah

FoxyRevenger Mon 01-Apr-13 22:02:01

Esther Christina

FoxyRevenger Mon 01-Apr-13 22:02:02

Esther Christina

cece Mon 01-Apr-13 22:02:10

Verity
Anna
Una
Alethea
Thea
Helena
Louisa
Penelope nn Penny
Nancy
Audrey
Rosina
Mary
Josephine nn Josie

SanctiMOMious Mon 01-Apr-13 22:02:37

Lydia, that has something of Olivia about it. There are some out there but it's not as popular.

Clara
Annabel
Juliet

I second Susannah, Marianne and Penelope.

Maybe less classic but I love Hazel. That might be too quirky for your taste.

SanctiMOMious Mon 01-Apr-13 22:03:37

Louisa

Rebecca

lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:08:15

Thanks guys. I love loads of these. I've been trying to think of names that don't end in A just because I wasn't sure if that would be too much when Christina ends in A? I love Emilia, but do you think Emilia Christina sounds odd?

Would deffo avoid anything with an 'A' ending tbh.

MacCrackles Mon 01-Apr-13 22:10:43

My first thoughts include:

Harriet Christina P
Catherine Christina P
Helena Christina P
Sarah Christina P
Emily Christina P (although duplicates E from Edward)
Hannah Christina P
Celia Christina P (perhaps a bit of a mouthful but how often would they really be said together? <Ponders>)
Emma Christina P (duplicates again)
Sophie Christina P
Maria Christina P (not so sure about this one)
Amy Christina P
Philippa Christina P
Charlotte Christina P
Josephine Christina P
Alexandra Christina P
Beatrice Christina P
Felicity Christina P
These are just my first thoughts so imagine what my second and third could bring forth wink.

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 01-Apr-13 22:11:03

Xanthe

Or as Christina was Rossetti's sister (he married an Elizabeth and you have ruled that out) but he had a well known affair with Jane Morris - not two syllables I know - and painted her prolifically.

A play on it could of course be Rosamund - Rosalinde or have a look at some of the names of his works. Actually Ophelia was possed by Elizabeth Siddall.

So:

Xanthe (because I like it)
Ophelia because of the connection
Jane because of Rossetti's mistress
Rosamund or Rosalinde because of the name Rosetti

My children sparkle by the way but you have already discounted the girl's name but the two names do go together. grin.

barnet Mon 01-Apr-13 22:11:24

Emilia Christina is very pretty! Nice rhythm to it.

Ikeameatballs Mon 01-Apr-13 22:11:52

Annabel
Verity
Ruth
Harriet
Charlotte

josine32 Mon 01-Apr-13 22:12:13

Mine is going to be called Sophia as name is easy to pronounce in Dutch and English (I'm Dutch and DP is English)

SilverBirdie Mon 01-Apr-13 22:12:17

If you're trying to avoid too popular is Emilia not too similar to the mega popular Amelia?
I was wondering about the A endings but think Anna Christina works really nicely grin probably to so if both names are also three syllable though

lurcherlover Mon 01-Apr-13 22:12:31

Hmm...Beatrice is one I hadn't really considered, but I like it...

amistillsexy Mon 01-Apr-13 22:12:39

Rosie Christina
Poppy Christina
Posie Christina

I've got 3 boys. I'm not going to be able to use these now, so you might as well have them grin

abbyfromoz Mon 01-Apr-13 22:15:26

I once met a little girl called Hester. At first i was a bit shock pardon? But it grew on me. It's quite an old fashioned name. It means 'star' and has variants of Hesther, Esther, Hettie, Ettie...i think it's nice smile

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