Aaaaargh GIRLS name :(

(73 Posts)
BoyMeetsWorld Thu 27-Jun-13 19:37:18

I'm going (possible pregnancy led) bonkers!!!!

I've put so many posts on here, so many shortlists & had to delete the recent (most helpful) one because in my baby brained state I revealed my highly unusual surname.

I just loathe virtually all girls names sad and those I do like, DH detests sad he's French...that's important in our choice.

Please help us pick before baby arrives!!

Current short list = Aurora, Isolde, Jasmine or Juliette. I accept that Juliette is the most mainstream of those & therefore likely to be the favourite but I'm concerned it's becoming popular v fast plus I don't like the fact it means 'little Julie' (has to be the French version). None of our short list names feel 'perfect'.

Also v open to other suggestions I might like based on that short list - please think outside the box!!!

Thank you so much, someone has to be able to figure this out for me!

melesmeles Thu 27-Jun-13 19:42:45

Hmmm... I'm not keen on Juliette and Jasmine. Becoming more common and I think the others are much more imaginative.
Are you looking for French names then?

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 27-Jun-13 19:44:24

Either French (but I've not found any french names I've really clicked with yet) or something that will sound good with our famillies' French accents.

For example, I also like Emerald, Autumn and Delilah...but all sound awful in French

MultipleMama Thu 27-Jun-13 19:46:00

I'm having the same problem!!

But I need to pick 2 girl names (in case twins are girls), I want something Russian and DH is picky. We short listed yesterday and now we're back to square one!

I like Jasmine but I do quite like Isolde!

peanutMD Thu 27-Jun-13 19:52:05

Julianna, Esme, Rene, Celeste, Francesca, Erica.

Sorry if these are all crap but my friend used to be an au pair in France so trying to recall some names.

sleepdodger Thu 27-Jun-13 19:55:34

Claudie
Love it

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 27-Jun-13 19:55:48

I love love love Juliana. But it's one of the names DH has said a definite no to confused Celeste I like the idea of but dont actually like the sound of...

hedgehogpickle Thu 27-Jun-13 20:05:44

Josephine/Josephina - bit old fashioned but could be shortened easily (Jo/Josie) and sounds beautiful with a french accent.

Or Reina. Clementine. Maelys.
Love Isolde out of your short list.

binzle Thu 27-Jun-13 20:06:43

Amelie - please don't slate if "too popular" as my daughters name

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 27-Jun-13 20:14:26

Amelie is a beautiful name - I love the film, so that helps. The "popular" thing is just a matter of personal taste - I think because I was one of many with the same name in all my classes growing up!!! So for me I want something outside of the top 50...possibly even outside the top 100. Which is a shame as we both loved Emilia but then it became very very popular. But your DD's name is lovely smile

Yama Thu 27-Jun-13 20:19:43

One of the teens who helps out at one of dd's clubs is called Joely. It has really grown on me. Maybe because she's lovely.

MollyBerry Thu 27-Jun-13 20:23:15

I love Aurora it's so pretty!

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 27-Jun-13 20:25:55

Aurora is my personal favourite, though I don't think it's v popular on Mumsnet (too Disney apparently confused). DH however only really likes it spelt the French way - Aurore - which I'm far less keen on...

sigh

Coconutty Thu 27-Jun-13 20:25:57

Camille, Penelope and Delphine

Norfolknway Thu 27-Jun-13 20:28:48

Marjorie sounds amazing in a French accent

WLmum Thu 27-Jun-13 20:33:55

Heloise/Eloise
Leonie

I love juliette though, what's wrong with little Julie?

WLmum Thu 27-Jun-13 20:34:20

Margot

AnythingNotEverything Thu 27-Jun-13 20:38:45

If you like Aurora, what about Aurelie?

HenriettaPye Thu 27-Jun-13 20:42:48

Eloise
Jolie/Joli
Karina (means Pure)
Layla

IAteTheCake Thu 27-Jun-13 20:47:35

Elodie
Ottillie
Helene
Noa

??

AmIGoingMad Thu 27-Jun-13 20:48:59

How about Elodie? It's our current front runner!

Zoomania Thu 27-Jun-13 20:49:11

Helene

MustafaCake Thu 27-Jun-13 20:49:50

Ooh, liking Joely a lot.

These sound nice in English and French:

Ines
Elise
Clara
Manon
Anais
Nina
Lana
Chloe
Coralie
Miriam

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 27-Jun-13 20:52:09

Isolde Isolde and Isolde again. It is a stunning name.

Elquota Thu 27-Jun-13 20:53:53

Colette
Elodie
Genevieve
Sophie
Zoe
Sylvie
Stephanie
Emma
Chloe
Louise
Coralie
Cecile
Clara
Marianne
Jennifer
Catherine
Alice
Sarah
Melanie
Melissa
Clementine
Sonia
Victoria
Corinne
Jessica
Sabrina
Anais
Constance
Edith
Gabrielle
Isabelle

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