Baby girl due in 3 days, still no name. Help!

(102 Posts)
aufaniae Mon 08-Apr-13 11:46:56

I'm struggling to find "the one". Ideally I'd like something which goes with DS's name, which we love. DS's name is:

- Celtic (our DCs have have strong Scottish & Welsh heritage, and also Irish if you go a bit further back).

- pre-Christian

- has an interesting story attached

- is not a top-100 name

DD's name doesn't have to meet all (or any!) of those criteria, but it'd be nice if it did.

Probably totally outing myself as a hippy at heart! But I have this image of her as a windswept, independent young girl standing on a hill, out in the elements, leaning into the wind (no idea where this image came from, but it's persisted in my head while pregnant). I also had a dream in which her name was Estelle, and also Star. I wouldn't use either of these in RL, but the meaning star is nice.

Back to reality, we had a 4D scan. She looks like her brother - very full lips. When I saw her the word "rosebud" pupped into my mind, although this is not something I'd use in RL.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

I love Mairi (or Mhairi) and that was our choice if we'd had a girl - Kirsty was in the running too.

You also get the Varry pronounciation with the Mhairi spelling although I do know people who have used Varry or Vari as well.

wigglesrock Mon 08-Apr-13 15:30:39

What about Roise - fada over the o.

The 2 pronunciations I know are : Row sha and Rocha if that makes sense smile

It's not my cup of tea, I always think Rocha John Rocha, but it's lovely when you hear it and is a variant of Roisin.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 17:14:15

Stella? Doesn't necessarily fit your criteria, but beautiful.

Slippysnow Mon 08-Apr-13 17:17:04

your description led me to the main character of Brave- Merida. Fiesty and a great role model for girls.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 17:18:40

Angharad
Branwen

catsrus Mon 08-Apr-13 17:18:59

Ruth?

catsrus Mon 08-Apr-13 17:20:36

ooops posted too soon

Ruth
Rachel
Maya
Rani
Molly (good old Irish name there!)

Frikadellen Mon 08-Apr-13 17:20:51

What about Alena ? It means light or sun and a rosebud needs both to flourish.

I dont think it is celtic but Stella on its own if you dont like Estella(I btw think that is beautiful)

Coconutty Mon 08-Apr-13 17:21:48

Mahrie, Marie?

Marnie?

chipmonkey Mon 08-Apr-13 17:29:29

Iseult?
Bláithín ( prounounced Blaw-heen and means little flower
Blaithnaid ( Pronounced Blonnad and also means flower)

chipmonkey Mon 08-Apr-13 17:30:34

Béibhinn ( pronounced Bay-vin and means sweet voice)

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 18:11:30

Iona?

Aine (awn-yee)
Olwen
Rhiannon
Rosmerta
Sequana
Grainne (graw-nya)
Iona
Nuala
Orlaith
Andras (Ahn-dras)
Astrea
Electra
Hester
Hestia
Celeste
Eliana
Danika
Izarra
Sureya
Rheia
Selene
Theia

Stateofgrace Mon 08-Apr-13 19:22:51

Elowen?

It's Cornish and means Elm Tree and is simply wonderful and ethereal imo.

Elowen Rosa or Rosalie?

Good luck!

Mirren
Merryn
Mara
I have a welsh friend Ceri (Kerry)

DessieLou Mon 08-Apr-13 19:44:42

If you wanted a snow name how about Neve or even better Neva?
Mot sure if these meet any of your criteria but what about Elara or Ariella?

nectarini1983 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:28:25

I like Nia and Maia of your choices.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 08-Apr-13 20:34:18

Some very pretty names and several I'd never heard of. <Makes furtive notes for future girl's name threads>.

KathySeldon Mon 08-Apr-13 20:41:11

Eirwen
Cora
Connie
Storm
Flora
Tessa

KathySeldon Mon 08-Apr-13 20:45:00

Orla
Oona
Edliogh (sp? pronounced Ay-lee)

Eilidh is what I think you mean kathy! grin

KathySeldon Mon 08-Apr-13 20:54:57

Yes! That's it!! Thank you!

thermalsinapril Mon 08-Apr-13 20:55:25

60 girls names meaning "star" or with a star connection

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/search/0/star

thermalsinapril Mon 08-Apr-13 20:55:36
Spookey80 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:57:47

How about nova?

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