'Noun' Names

(50 Posts)
thepartysover Thu 11-Apr-13 14:32:51

We really love Scout for a girl but it doesn't fit the surname at all. I like the idea of a noun as a name but I'm drawing a blank - bar flower names which I'm not keen on. Any thoughts? We also liked Sailor but I we have changed our minds about that too!

jackeroo Thu 11-Apr-13 14:38:11

I love Scout - have two friends with daughters called Scout (both in Sydney). Both were fans of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Not sure about Sailor... It's not a noun but I also love Brett for a girl...

ghislaine Thu 11-Apr-13 14:44:23

Nature names - Rain, Rainbow, River, Skye?
All the 'virtue' names - Patience, Hope, Mercy etc.
Stone names - Opal, Ruby, Beryl, Diamond etc
Months - April, May, June, also January or Octavia
Musical names - Melody, Harmony, Cadence, Aria

I've heard of girls named Hunter. I think Myleene Klass named her daughter Hero.

Gimmeechocolate Thu 11-Apr-13 14:46:14

Not my thing but how about

Echo
River
Summer
Skye
Hope
Saffron
Pearl
Raine
Autumn
Willow
Faith
Serenity
Star
Bunny

thepartysover Thu 11-Apr-13 19:34:27

Ooh, some of these are great, thanks all. Opal is actually on our list, but again I'm not sure if it fits with the surname (which is Childs).

LentilAsAnything Thu 11-Apr-13 20:10:22

Sailor and Scout are both utterly wonderful. Even with Childs, IMO.

Here are some more ideas. I've included a few flowery type names that aren't as obvious as Rose/Lily/Iris.

Amity
Archer
Amethyst
Apple
August
Aven
Aster
Acacia
Aria
Arbor
Acacia
Aurora
Autumn
Azalea
Aspen
Amber

Brook
Blossom
Birdie
Bloom

Clarity
Coral
Carol
Clover
Calla
Crystal
Cameo
Calico
Charis
Cadence

Dawn

Ember
Eve
Emerald
Epiphany
Echo
Eden

Fern
Forest
Foster
Fox
Fleur
Fable
Flora

Grace
Ginger
Garnet

Harper
Honor
Haven
Hazel
Holly
Harmony
Hope

Ivy

Jessamine
Joy
June
Jade
Juniper
Jewel

Kestrel

Lark
Lavender
Luna
Laurel

Mercy
Mason
Marigold
Magnolia
Merit
Minuet
Meadow
March
Merit
Maple
Melody
Marina

Pepper
Paisley
Phoenix
Pearl
Patience
Plum

Ruby
River
Rain
Reverie

Sapphire
Star
Stella
Sonnet
Scout
Story
Sage
Sterling
Summer
Scout
Saffron
Sunshine
Starling

Winter
Willow
Wren

Zinnia

thepartysover Fri 12-Apr-13 07:38:05

LentilAsAnything - this is amazing, thanks so much! thanks

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 10:54:11

No problem! I love a lot of these myself.

Pixieonthemoor Fri 12-Apr-13 15:42:20

Wow Lentil - what a fab list!! There are some absolute corkers there! I esp like Epiphany (nn Pippi?), Archer, Aster, Emerald, Clover and Willow. How about Cora (nn Corky)? I think you have to be careful that, with a surname Childs, she doesn't sound too hippyish. When she is a high court judge/brain surgeon/vet, it needs to fit!!

fussychica Fri 12-Apr-13 16:08:28

DS (20) has friends called Evie, Eden, Jade, Summer, Skye so they have been quite popular for sometime. But the best of all is Fathom - now that IS unusual (or was there a Gladiator with that name?). Anyway I rather like it.

thepartysover Fri 12-Apr-13 16:23:07

Pixieonthemoor - totally agree about the hippyish thing. It's a bit of a tricky one!

Really value the suggestions here. I feel like I've read every name in the universe at the moment...

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 16:25:23

Thanks, Pixie <adds the name Pixie to the name list!> I really like noun for name names too. smile
I love Amity (but will never use as my name begins with A), Cadence and Calypso (oops, doesn't put this one on the above list. Won't use as DH's name starts with C), Ember (have a friend with one of these!), Echo, Fable, Honor, Jewel, Phoenix, Reverie, Scout and Sailor. I haven't got a DD but if I do, she's getting a word name. DS has a word name, I absolutely love that it is Scrabble-acceptable! grin

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 16:27:43

OP, Scout and Sailor are both really utterly fabulous, IMHO, and your surname is fine with a slightly hippy first name. I would love to know what you go for in the end, if you feel like sharing, please update! smile

thepartysover Fri 12-Apr-13 17:47:02

Lentil - I certainly will! We've got another 5 weeks before the baby's due but I'll endeavour to post then.

Bowlersarm Fri 12-Apr-13 17:53:22

Scout would be fine with your surname. Better i think than a name like Summer I.e. "a summer child". Go for Scout!

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 17:58:01

Thanks! Looking forward to your announcement. Good luck with the birth, and the last few weeks of your pregnancy.

VeryObviousBeforeNameChange Fri 12-Apr-13 18:00:33

oohh! i like loads of them lentil!

MortifiedAdams Fri 12-Apr-13 18:03:37

I know a LO whos MN is Lentil grin

Olive
Rain
Fern
Autumn

thepartysover Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:12

You lot are brilliant. Scout now top of the list thanks

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:25

VO, might you use one?

Mortified, wow! Unusual! A straight-forward first name? What are the parents like?

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:59

Yay for Scout, I really love it! smile
Are you having a middle name?

thepartysover Fri 12-Apr-13 18:06:02

Thanks Lentil. It seems to have gone faster this time but these last few weeks aren't half dragging on. Ready to have a baby now!

LentilAsAnything Fri 12-Apr-13 18:16:38

Your baby will be here in good time!
Does your first child have a noun name?

MortifiedAdams Fri 12-Apr-13 18:35:39

Lentil they arent even lentil-weavery. Totally bog standard first name, just called the bump Lentil (as it looked in the first scan), and it stuck. Say the name was Annie, LO is known to everyone as Annie Lentil grin

KittenOfDoom Fri 12-Apr-13 19:51:07

What about

Tent
Woggle
Bobajob

Scout is a name for a dog or a pony. Poor little girls whose stupid parents call them such an ugly inappropriate name.angry It was just a nickname in TKAM, the girl's name was Jean Louise.

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