Whittling down the options for baby girl

(41 Posts)
zoetstoffen Wed 10-Jul-13 09:03:43

New baby girl is due shortly, and we're still unsure as to what to call her. DC1 is Kester so we're looking for something to complement that too. Our current shortlist looks like this:

Arwen
Arya
Astrid
Beatrice
Cambria
Harper
India
Indie
Juno
Luna
Lyra
Meadow
Quinn
Wren
Zelda

I appreciate there are a few 'marmite' names on there, would welcome any comments and suggestions in the same vein.

Littlecherublegs Wed 10-Jul-13 09:24:33

I only really like Lyra and Beatrice from your list.

Really dislike Zelda & Cambria, and the Beckham connection would put me off Harper.

Other suggestions:
Bronwen
Anya
Summer / Autumn / Winter
Layla
Willow
Skylar
Fearne
Iris
Starla
Thea
Ayanna
Skye

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 10-Jul-13 09:25:42

Love Beatrice, the rest are hideous.

gillywillywoo Wed 10-Jul-13 09:30:53

So I'm guessing you like game of thrones, Harry potter and ... Zelda? Lol grin

gillywillywoo Wed 10-Jul-13 09:31:43

And Juno?
And maybe the band coheed and cambria? grin

gillywillywoo Wed 10-Jul-13 09:32:30

I really like Astrid by the way... Sounds nice with Kester as well smile

gillywillywoo Wed 10-Jul-13 09:35:43

I'm assuming you are actually into Zelda... ? Did you ever play final fantasy?
Always liked the name Aeris from FFVII.

ohcrappola Wed 10-Jul-13 09:36:04

India
Indie
Juno
Luna

all nice

Dancealot Wed 10-Jul-13 09:40:51

Love Kester and i think names not also ending in an er/a sound go best. From your list Wren is my favourite by a long way.

zoetstoffen Wed 10-Jul-13 09:41:55

The main reason I'm undecided on Arya is the GoT connection, it's a lovely name but wondering if it'll be a bit faddy as she's one of the few on there with a not-particularly outlandish name!

I've never read or seen Harry Potter. Are some of those popular names from that, I don't particularly want anything that'll have people thinking of Harry Potter quotes.

cheekbyjowl Wed 10-Jul-13 09:46:38

quinn and kester sound nice together. lyra is pretty as is beatrice. zelda does have the scott fitzgerald link but also fairy fountain so might avoid it

BreakfastInTheMed Wed 10-Jul-13 10:04:07

From your list I love Astrid and Beatrice (both of these are on my list smile) and dislike the others

gillywillywoo Wed 10-Jul-13 10:07:53

Hi Zoe!

Luna is from Harry potter... I have a friend with a dog called Luna due to HP and another friend with a cat called Luna due to HP!
That might put you off although i think its a lovely name! smile

Arya is lovely too (and an awesome character in GoT) but I think it might become very popular.

BetterDaze Wed 10-Jul-13 11:12:41

I think from your list Arwen, Juno, Luna and Lyra are lovely and go well with Kester. Also liked pps suggestions of Anya and Willow.

brackengirl Wed 10-Jul-13 12:24:25

I like Beatrice and Indie from your list.
What about Lark, I taught one once and she was such a lovely girl, since then I have always loved the name. DH wouldn't even consider it.

Vashti

TenthMuse Wed 10-Jul-13 13:59:38

Like these:
Astrid - beautiful, my favourite, nn Asti is very cute.
Arwen - very pretty, if a bit LOTR
Meadow - if you're sure you can get away with it!
Wren - nice, but possibly works best as mn

Actually really like most of your choices in theory, but as you say some of them are quite 'marmite', and others are very closely linked to particular characters or people (Juno, Zelda, Harper). Suspect Arya and Juno in particular will be faddy.

Suggestions in a similar vein:
Merryn
Marin
Elowen
Blythe
Rowan
Clover
Vita
Anya
Zinnia
Lilac
Clio

Astrid is my favourite from your list also, think it goes really well with Kester.

Others to consider maybe

Olwen
Aspen
Tilda
Xanthe
Mabel

PearlyWhites Wed 10-Jul-13 18:35:13

Like Beatrice and Juno that's all

BettyBi0 Wed 10-Jul-13 18:38:34

I like Juno, Wren and Quinn best. Kester is a great name too btw

GlitzPig Wed 10-Jul-13 18:46:47

Arwen-very LOTR
Arya-Not keen-only a n away from Aryan
Astrid-love this
Beatrice-love this, but seems very popular
Cambria-sounds like a car 'I've traded this in for a Ford Cambria!'
Harper-Beckhams
India-Katie Hopkins
Indie-not convinced this is a name
Juno-pretty
Luna-nice, but very Harry Potter
Lyra-nice, but very Philip Pullman
Meadow-not convinced this is a name
Quinn-very American
Wren-not convinced this is a name
Zelda-doesn't seem to fit with the rest of your choices!

Kester is Gaelic, so maybe a Gaelic girls name? Bronte is lovely, Anwen is similar to Arwen and Seren (Welsh) is really beautiful.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 10-Jul-13 19:06:43

I love Wren and Astrid.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 10-Jul-13 19:07:10

Can I suggest Linnet as another nice bird name?

KLou1105 Wed 10-Jul-13 22:33:36

Quinn immediately stands out to me goes perfectly with kester imo. Also like Lyra x

FetaCheeny Wed 10-Jul-13 22:57:15

Arwen - ok
Arya - nice
Astrid - dislike
Beatrice - dislike
Cambria - horrible
Harper - seven
India - l
Indie
Juno
Luna
Lyra
Meadow
Quinn
Wren
Zelda

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