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.

FetaCheeny Wed 10-Jul-13 22:59:36

Bloody iphone!!
India - lovely
Indie - cool
Juno - nice
Luna - like
Lyra - Lycra
Meadow - bit too hippy
Quinn - no
Wren - dislike
Zelda - quite like

Zinnia?

Wbdn28 Thu 11-Jul-13 09:45:24

I like Beatrice, Lyra, Meadow, Wren.

Cassia
Summer
Indira
Xanthe
Violet
Louisa
Skye
Zara
Miranda
Aster
Jasmine
Alexandra
Coralie
Iona

zoetstoffen Thu 11-Jul-13 10:07:59

Thank you for all the extra suggestions - the list must reflect our tastes quite well then as many of them (Tilda, Xanthe, Seren, Merryn, and Vashti in particular) are names I love that my husband didn't like so much. I love Seren in particular, though husband preferred Serendipity which I think might be a bit much.

Cambria has been our favourite since the beginning, and is the name we use to refer to "baby girl", but it does seem to be poorly received on mumsnet in particular (I posted a thread about it before and many people seemed to think she would get confused for a cheese).

If we used India, we'd be calling her Indie day-to-day as a nickname, but I'm not entirely convinced on Indie as a proper name for a woman rather than a child? And I'm worried though that India might be a bit middle class aspirational though, which is fine if you can pull it off but I'm very much not that sort.

Harper I love but may have to reluctantly leave to the Beckhams. I also fear it would be mangled very easily in my accent (Haa-Pah!) I also worry that Wren looks prettier written down than spoken out loud, would she end up saying Wren-with-a-W lots? Ren and Wren sound the same when I say them.

This feels much harder to get right then than it was the first time round ...

Champagnebubble Thu 11-Jul-13 13:56:05

I might be unique but I like Cambria! I don't like the usual names though, I like names with personality!

Champagnebubble Thu 11-Jul-13 13:57:04

I like Arya too grin.

Laquila Thu 11-Jul-13 14:11:56

OP I think you and I have slightly (but not entirely!) overlapping taste in girls' names.

From your list I love Beatrice, Astrid, Luna and Wren. Zelda for me immediately makes me think "Legend of", Harper is too strong a connection to the Beckhams, sadly, and Arya is too GoT. Lyra is lovely and has I think outgrown it's Philip Pullman associations.

I'll also throw our current favourites into the mix for you: Corin, Delphine and Auden.

TenthMuse I love most of your suggestions, btw.

Laquila Thu 11-Jul-13 14:21:34

I meant to say - I think Cambria is a very pretty name but I do think it might induce a bit of confusion ("Did you say Cumbria?? Etc etc")

MiniPenguinMaker Thu 11-Jul-13 14:36:28

I love your name list! My favourites, in terms of going well with Kester, are Beatrice and Cambria.

Some other names that I like - and I think we might have slightly similar taste - are Lena, Linnea, Merle, Isis, Veda, Seren, Anouk, Tamar, Marina... ?

Wbdn28 Thu 11-Jul-13 14:53:07

Cambria reminds me of cambric (a cotton fabric).

Still18atheart Thu 11-Jul-13 15:23:06

Arwen - Quite like it
Arya - it's ok but not sure how to pronounce it
Astrid - no
Beatrice - quite like it but it's aquite a common baby name where I'm from
Cambria - to similar to Cumbria
Harper - Beckhams
India - Like it
Indie - indie rock nn for India sooo...
Juno - quite like it
Luna - Lovegood
Lyra - Lycra
Meadow - too earth mother/ hippy for my taste
Quinn - Glee
Wren - a bird
Zelda - Just no, computer game

Onetwo34 Thu 11-Jul-13 20:24:23

I love Meadow and Wren, Lyra is great, Astrid great. Maybe Astrid sounds too similar to Kester though.

Arya is definitely faddy. I don't really like Cambria, sorry!
Juno and Arwen are Ok.

williaminajetfighter Thu 11-Jul-13 21:18:05

I like Wren.

Cambria just too much like Cumbria

ELR Thu 11-Jul-13 22:16:52

I like Wren.

MustafaCake Thu 11-Jul-13 22:26:13

Only like Astrid from your list I'm afraid.

Cambria sounds made up and she will get called Cumbria.

CarriMarie Fri 12-Jul-13 11:57:31

Luna, Quinn or Wren go with Kester, or how about Ayla.

thegreylady Fri 12-Jul-13 12:12:22

I think of Quinn as a boy's name.I love Astrid and Arwen from the list.Seren is beautiful too.Fwiw [nothing smile ] Kester is one of my favourite boys' names.

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