Hannah and such the like

(20 Posts)
Preposteroushypothesis Wed 15-May-13 15:57:09

Hi there, I am expecting DC2 and for a girl our favourite/only name for a girl is Hannah. We also liked Grace but someone we know has just named their baby Grace so we don't want it now, also I don't think that one syllable names flow very well with our surname (double barrelled both 2 syllables each).

So if I like Hannah, what else could you suggest? I would like to have a list of 2 or 3 names for each sex then choose when the baby arrives. I like names that are not so common that they will be one of several in their class but also not way out there names!

elmerelephant Wed 15-May-13 16:03:38

My DD is Hannah Caitlin, she s now 19, I called her Hannah, because I liked Anna , but my DH didnt

Springforward Wed 15-May-13 16:08:06

Rebecca
Isobel
Ruth
Eleanor
Lucy

(These are my favourite girl's names, along with Hannah!)

Hannah is timeless, unfrilly, and Biblical.

So:

Ruth
Naomi
Martha

MadBusLady Wed 15-May-13 16:19:42

Equivalent (I think) boys:

Peter
Jacob
James
Saul
Henry
Nathan

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 15-May-13 16:53:44

Phoebe
Rachel
Isaac
Joseph

Agree Martha, Nathan and Henry sound great.

TallulahBetty Wed 15-May-13 19:15:08

Holly?

LadyMacbethWasMisunderstood Wed 15-May-13 19:25:09

My Hannah is now 12. It is a lovely name.
Middle name Flora.

My Grace is 8. Middle name Daisy.

I also love
Clara
Clarissa
Hope
Naomi
Leah
Bellen
Orla
Heidi
Miranda
Miriam
Lydia

These were all on my short/long list.

forgetmenots Wed 15-May-13 19:40:33

Katherine
Laura
Martha
Orla
Anna
Rachel

forgetmenots Wed 15-May-13 19:41:23

Oops pressed send!

Also:

Sarah
Lucy
Florence
Frances

yellowbutton2 Thu 16-May-13 07:47:48

Alice
Lucy
Charlotte

raisah Thu 16-May-13 21:56:34

Eloise
Vivienne
Catherine
Christina
Juliet
Anna
Zara
Alice
Amber
Anya

Sanjifair Fri 17-May-13 21:02:19

Susannah, Alanna, arianna, brianna, rosanna

Wheredidmyyouthgo Fri 17-May-13 21:14:07

I have a Hannah, I love the name! Love love love it!

My name, and the names of my two sisters, are listed above, as is the name we were going to call DD had she been a boy!

NowPlayingZone Sat 18-May-13 18:54:26

Helena, Emily, Lauren, Philippa, Hayley, Olivia, Abigail, Sophie, verity, Elisabeth, Faye, Faith, Gabrielle, Ellen

SoulTrain Sat 18-May-13 20:31:04

Just call her Hannah! It's a wonderful name and I would have totally used it if my sister wasn't called it. It's everything I would want for a name for a girl, strong, feminine, classic. Do it!

Or call her Nancy - my name! smile

manicinsomniac Brazil Mon 20-May-13 15:28:07

I love the name Hannah.

I put it in the same 'camp' as (sorry for any repeats):
Abigail, Anna, Alice, Bethany, Bryony, Charlotte, Claire, Chloe, Danielle, Emma, Emily, Eleanor, Erin, Esther, Francesca, Georgia, Hayleigh, Isabel, Imogen, Jessica, Jennifer, Joanna, Jasmine, Katie, Kathryn, Laura, Lauren, Leah, Madeleine, Melissa, Maria, Natalie, Natasha, Olivia, Philippa, Rebecca, Rachel, Ruth, Rhiannon, Sarah, Samantha, Sophie, Stephanie, Tessa, Tamsin, Victoria, Vanessa, Zoe.

Littlecherublegs Mon 20-May-13 18:23:59

The Hannah's I know have siblings called:
Oliver
Sarah
Samuel
Charlotte

Also think these are along the same lines:
Emily
Carolyn
Victoria
Bethany

Jacob
Matthew
Adam
Daniel

whippetwoman Mon 20-May-13 19:23:12

How about Hannelie? It's really pretty and unusual but not weird. I am so gutted not to have a Hannelie - DC3 was a boy. A lovely lady where I work is called this and I told her how much I love her name and how I haven't come across it. She's from South Africa and says it's fairly popular there.

Preposteroushypothesis Mon 20-May-13 20:20:20

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Some lovely ideas there!

Hannelli is definitely South African, my DP is from SA and we know at least 4 of them!

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