Unusual/strong/pretty names for girls?

(63 Posts)
missmaybe Fri 12-Apr-13 12:15:49

Any suggestions on pretty but 'strong' names for girls? The ones I really like so far are:

Maya
Isis
Beatrice
Eve
Veda
Merle
Lena
Gabrielle

... but I'm not sure I've found 'the' name yet. I quite like the idea of a name with a Hebrew root but as you can see my list is wide-ranging in terms of origin! Inspiration would be much appreciated!

Boudica

hf128219 Fri 12-Apr-13 12:16:50

Hero

JumpingJackSprat Fri 12-Apr-13 12:17:53

Claudia

WinkyWinkola Fri 12-Apr-13 12:23:35

Tabitha
Ophelia
Naomi
Hepzibah
Imogen
Delilah

tethersend Fri 12-Apr-13 12:24:16

Seren

BedHanger Fri 12-Apr-13 12:25:30

Margot
Marnie

MoonHare Fri 12-Apr-13 12:48:54

Ursula

bdbfan Fri 12-Apr-13 12:51:41

Zara
Serena

burcham12 Fri 12-Apr-13 12:51:41

Merryn.
Miranda.
Both gorgeous.

AnAirOfHope Fri 12-Apr-13 12:53:02

Wren
Elena
Alanna
Catlin
Eliza
Hattie

I like Maya from your list.

missmaybe Fri 12-Apr-13 12:54:50

Ooh, food for thought here. Thank you all. I like a lot of these names, but I particularly like

Miranda
Delilah (although, that song...)

Any more ideas gratefully accepted too!

JennyPiccolo Fri 12-Apr-13 12:57:33

Vivienne
Vita
Erica

I loved all of these names but DP hated them

belfastbigmillie Fri 12-Apr-13 12:58:01

Constance
Thora
Allegra
Artemis

All DD names we thought of but I only have boys! (not 'only' in that sense smile)

Marissa
Mabel
Anastasia (tasia)
Greer
Rhiannon
Vanessa
Tamar

KittenOfDoom Fri 12-Apr-13 13:10:14

Mercy

smother Fri 12-Apr-13 13:11:16

Miriam
Saskia
Thea
Martha
Iona

smother Fri 12-Apr-13 13:12:57

and Helena

Ophelia (biased)
Delphine
Tamsin
Portia
Seraphina
Georgette
Callista
Juliet
Helena
Karensa

acceptableinthe80s Fri 12-Apr-13 13:17:58

Lena was one of my girls names too (had a boy!) And Matilda or Tilly.

missmaybe Fri 12-Apr-13 13:28:04

Ooh yes, these are great. smother I particularly like your ideas! Adding these to my maybe list (though do keep em coming as I still don't think a front runner has emerged...) smile

Callista
Saskia
Iona
Miriam
Tamar
Vita

Jojay Fri 12-Apr-13 13:30:51

Lara

ChompieMum Fri 12-Apr-13 13:31:38

Audrey.
Elodie
Violet

DebsMorgan Fri 12-Apr-13 13:37:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Allegra
Astrid
Estella
Annouska
Athena
Hera

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