Girls names - quirky yet classic but not too "try-hard" ?

(59 Posts)
southlondongirlie Sat 29-Jun-13 21:56:35

Baby girl due in September. Initially I wanted names like Francesca, Tabitha, Theodora, Cecilia... I love them all but DH ruled them all out because they sound "too fussy".

Our shortlist now looks like this:

Etta, Nancy, Pearl - what else might I like?

Surname begins with R.

night1971 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:01:19

Frances

Celia

Hesma?

SandraClegane Sat 29-Jun-13 22:04:24

Hester
Martha
Elsa

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 29-Jun-13 22:04:35

Hester (Hetty), Martha, Cecily, Eliza?

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 29-Jun-13 22:05:07

freaky Sandra grin

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 29-Jun-13 22:05:13

Harriet/Hettie
Elizabeth
Betsy
Georgia/Georgina
Edith

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 29-Jun-13 22:05:22

Nancy

Erin or Eric/ka - (poss nn Rikki)
Ramona if it sounds ok with your surname - some alliterative names sound really cool, some quite cringey.

Other non-frilly girls names I like are Nina, Ruth, Martha, Kate, Zoe

Or you could have Frankie or Thea or Celia - less fussy versions of the names you love

oh, I type so slowly - x posted with everyone!

SizzleSazz Sat 29-Jun-13 22:06:34

Rachel, Nina, Emma, Laura, Kathryn

Littleballofhate Sat 29-Jun-13 22:06:55

I am a Tabitha..I promise it is not fussy at all!
How about Veronica?

Oubliette0292 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:13:16

Helena, Sadie, Esther, Jane, Ruth, Valerie, Mary, Rosalind, Caroline?

NowPlayingZone Sat 29-Jun-13 22:14:31

Clara, Josie, Joanna, Suzanne,

MustafaCake Sat 29-Jun-13 22:15:55

Etta, Nancy and Pearl are 3 excellent names!

Love Nina aswell.

Other non fussy names:

Tess
Astrid
Stella
Audrey
Merle
Laurel
Marnie
Taryn
Quinn
Lois
Meg

SandraClegane Sat 29-Jun-13 22:16:29

Funny - Great minds...

Littleturkish Sat 29-Jun-13 22:17:45

Roisin

Claudia

Laura

savoirfaire Sat 29-Jun-13 22:19:02

I am always amazed at how underused Esther is. Gorgeous name. Not so sure about Hester, although the one I have known was utterly lovely. Not convinced on Pearl but like Nancy and Etta. Would also through in Verity and Honor. Love Ruth too - another underused one IMO.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 29-Jun-13 22:21:41

Esme
Hebe
Ivy
Jennifer
Margot
Ellen
Eleanor

MrsFrederickWentworth Sat 29-Jun-13 22:23:42

Nan
Anna
Alice
Grace
Jeanie/Jean
Pippa
Susan/Susie
Sara
Lisa
Aida
Dora
Flora
Florence
Carol
Carla
Margaret/ Meg/Megan
Merran/Mary/May/Mamie/Maria/Marni
Vera
Vanda/Wanda
Wilma
Hilda
Heidi
Ada
Ava/Eva/Eve
Adele

southlondongirlie Sat 29-Jun-13 22:30:36

Oh wow, so many brilliant suggestions thank you!

I love Betsy, Ramona, Quinn (I wanted Queenie on our list but DH said he would divorce me (haha!) but I just showed him this and he doesn't mind Quinn!) - going on our list - keep 'em coming!

Marnie, Martha, Hester, Erin and Veronica are all lovely but the "r" in them just doesn't sound right with our surname!

southlondongirlie Sat 29-Jun-13 22:31:52

Oooh love Jeanie too!

threefeethighandrising Sat 29-Jun-13 22:42:48

Love Etta!

Jojay Sat 29-Jun-13 22:46:16

Lara
Naomi
Alice
Eve

FoundAChopinLizt Sat 29-Jun-13 22:47:02

Elspeth
Mhairi
Sinead

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