Strong girls name - please no Ava, Eva, Edie, Isla, Bella, Milly, Lilly, Molly arrgh!

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Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 15:22:53

Don´t know if DC3 is a boy or girl yet. 2 ds are called Louis & Oscar, so if its a girl, I want a strong, cool name.
Not keen at all on overly girly names Bella, Billy, Milly, Zilly, Bella, Mella, Molly, Lilly, Mia, Maya...you know what I mean! Beautiful for some, just not for me...
So far I like Mimi (family reasons), Clara (my husband is Spanish) and Indie.
Any other clever MN suggestions?

rootypig Tue 11-Jun-13 16:22:55

Anna - such a beautiful, strong name

magentastardust Tue 11-Jun-13 16:23:52

Well I would put both Mimi and Clara very much along side your girly name examples upthread! We have a Mia and she gets called Mimi.

I think Clara is a lovely name. What about Esme or Eliza or Zoe or Zara or Hannah or Megan?

LeaveIt Tue 11-Jun-13 16:23:56

Judith

MerryMarigold Tue 11-Jun-13 16:24:21

Mimi is a very girly name (It is also my dd's nn!).

I like:
Claudia
Tamsin
Charis (Grace in Greek - pron with hard K)
Meredith
Kristen

celestialsquirrels Tue 11-Jun-13 16:24:32

Esme

I think Virginia is incredibly cool but nobody uses it any more

chickydoo Tue 11-Jun-13 16:24:58

Antonia
Cordelia
Elfrieda

MustafaCake Tue 11-Jun-13 16:26:09

Love

Nina
Astrid
Stella
Anneliese
Seren
Manon
Nancy
Nell
Pearl
Merle

MustafaCake Tue 11-Jun-13 16:27:07

Oh and our girls name for DC2 (a boy!) was Celeste, love that!

Notnowcato Tue 11-Jun-13 16:28:28

Love Manon.

Helena? Anita?

JoinTheDots Tue 11-Jun-13 16:28:28

Love Clara, also like Alana, Scarlett, Mariella and Caelin at the moment for what I would consider strong names (all subjective of course)

Roxie, Indie and Mimi all seem twee and girly to me I'm afraid, not particularly cool or strong. India is better.

Ingrid
Astrid
Rachel
Stella
Kirsten
Scout
Erin
Jennifer
Alicia

CPtart Tue 11-Jun-13 16:33:56

Natalie
Erin
Erica
Esther
Louisa
Elizabeth
Rosanne

laverneandshirl Tue 11-Jun-13 16:34:49

Dave

Sorry, not sure where the Roxy came from in my post. I meant Clara.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 11-Jun-13 16:37:58

Not keen on Mimi or Roxy personally, they fall well into the group of cute frilly names to me. Don't hate those names - one of our two has a name which is borderline for that - but you specifically said you didn't want it.

For strong, I would look for names that don't end in an ie/y or an a sound. Although some do and still sound strong to me.

My ideas, off the top of my head:

Meredith
Miriam
Margaret
Cordelia
Emmeline
Vivienne
Virginia
Juliet/Julie
Helen
Agnes

SignoraStronza Tue 11-Jun-13 16:40:53

Aurora

LuckyLuckyMe Tue 11-Jun-13 16:41:03

Beryl

ItsallFeegle Tue 11-Jun-13 16:43:43

Thomasina nn Tommi

notasaint Tue 11-Jun-13 16:43:54

Greek goddesses are cool and powerful. I like Hera and Artemis.

If you want strong and self sufficient, avoid all names that are diminutive of boys' names as they sound like they come second to the boys (thinking Henrietta, Georgina, Geraldine, Charlotte) even though some are lovely.

Also what about more modern names, that used to be surnames, like Cameron (as in Diaz)?

Jocasta
Josephine
Ignatia
Persephone

Wallison Tue 11-Jun-13 16:50:12

Hermione could also reasonably be shortened to Mimi, couldn't it? Always think of that as a strong but feminine name. Womanly, rather than girly.

Joskar Tue 11-Jun-13 16:53:17

Hester
Edith
Beatrice
Margaret (Meg, Maggie etc)
Elizabeth (Beth, Betty, Eliza etc)
Rachel

But then I like really old fashioned names.

Hecate, Mignon, Storm and Vashti are terrible ideas.

Roxanne is one of my best friends and she has had a life blighted with folk singing "that" song at her.

Lorna

Mimi sounds like a poodle (I do like poodles though).

Wallison Tue 11-Jun-13 16:53:57

Or how about Thalia, if we're going Greek influenced?

I really like Cordelia and Juliet. Used to know a very cool woman called Juliet and much prefer it to Julie.

Theas18 Tue 11-Jun-13 16:54:12

Clara is brilliant. To go with the spanish element Maria is great too.

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