Two syllable quirky, vintage, granny-chic style name suggestions please...

(125 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 17:55:31

Any help would be much appreciated, I feel like I need fresh inspiration!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 18:47:34

Some great suggestions

Ivy on the list but dh not on side!

Trixie...love, we have Beatrix on the list
Hettie
Florrie and Flossie I love both but can they be used for anything other than Florence which I love but is very popular!
Posy..great
Opal...great
Eliza is great but I can't have Eli and Eliza can I???

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 18:50:25

LOVE Kitty....I think I may do a whole other thread on that lol, it is moving up very high on the list (but just Kitty, I don't do the full name on the BC thing if I intend on only using the diminutive)

I like lizzie. Mil is Elizabeth nn Libby so I can't use it because she would think its after her (no way would I want her to think I think that much of her)

I think you can put anything on the bc. Who actually knows what's on there other than y and dh?

DBS gran was Maggie-Bella. Was meant to be Margaret Isabella but her father thought it was too posh for the daughter of a farmer.

I also like elspeth!

ChippingInHopHopHop Fri 02-Aug-13 18:51:53

Posy is 'ok' just don't call the next one Pip grin

As a 'heads up' every second newborn I meet at the moment is called Martha.

Pearl

ChippingInHopHopHop Fri 02-Aug-13 18:53:18

...and NO you can't have an Eli and am Eliza!!

Kitty reminds me of the old TV program 'The Sullivans' smile Haven't thought about that in years!

loobywench Fri 02-Aug-13 18:56:30

Lola

garlicagain Fri 02-Aug-13 18:57:18

Ada, Aileen, Ava, Audrey, Amber, Alice, Avril, Adele
Bertha, Bunty, Bunny, Betty, Bessie, Beryl
Candice, Candid, Charys, Constance, Clara
Daisy, Doreen, Daphne
Ena, Eadie, Edna, Ella, Edith, Eileen, Evelyn, Esther, Elsie, Estelle
Farthing, Ffion, Flora
Gertrude, Goldie, Garnet, Gaynor, Greta
Hettie, Hattie, Hester, Harriet, Hazel, Hilda
Ivy, Isis, Iris
Jocelyn, Judy, Jewel
Linda, Lily, Lucy, Lara, Lisbeth, Lorna, Lilith
Maisie, Mabel, Morgan, Mordred, Marnie, Merry
Nancy, Nickel, Netty
Opal, Olive, Odile
Pansy, Poppy, Piper, Paxton
Ruby, Raleigh, Rowan, Rosie, Robin
Stella, Sheila, Sandra, Shirley, Shadow, Summer
Talia, Tandy, Tessa, Thandie, Trudy, Tara, Taylor, Tawny
Vera, Violet, Virtue, Vanda
Wallis, Whitney, Winnie, Wilma
Yolande, Yvonne, Yvette
Zara, Zita, Zoe, Zelda

smile that was fun!

MaryKatharine Fri 02-Aug-13 18:57:45

grin my dd2 is Kitty though in the same way that my Lizzie is Elizabeth, Kitty is Catherine. I do regret not spelling her name, Katherine though.

garlicagain Fri 02-Aug-13 18:58:49

I forgot my aunt Phyllis!
There was a Kitty in the family, too, Chipping smile

charitygirl Fri 02-Aug-13 18:59:18

Marnie is growing on me.

Betty
Gertie
Winnie
Primrose
Peggy
Maude
Sylvie

garlicagain Fri 02-Aug-13 19:02:16

I love Marnie. It manages to be cute and gown-up at once smile

Remembered another aunt - Ida. An Ita and an Etta, too.

Ida
Evelyn
Avelyn
Stella
Iris
Connie
Betty
Morny
Frances

Oh, and Joni and Billie

Eli and Elizabeth is only a problem if you let it, as she'll never be Elizabeth, especially if she's Libby or Lizzie from birth. I do think it's nice to have a "full name" just on the BC but I know lots of people don't think it matters.

Eli and Eliza is a different matter, that's like having a George and Georgina!

I love Elsie by the way. Much prefer it to Elsa and there's a beautiful children's book called "A Spoonful of Jam' with an Elsie in it which I love.

Flossy could conceivably be Felicity?

And, and, Renee.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 19:09:04

Zita, Zelda, Winnie, Tessa , Daphne...all great. Primrose is already on the list!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 19:10:28

Oh ok ok there will be no Eli and Eliza....sad

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 02-Aug-13 19:11:45

I like the suggestion of Felicity with the nn Flossie!

MadCap Fri 02-Aug-13 19:13:40

Hazel

Lamazeroo Fri 02-Aug-13 19:16:08

Hazel
Nellie
Allie
Jessie
Beryl
Della

garlicagain Fri 02-Aug-13 19:17:50

I do like Connie - the Connies I've known have been strong characters - but my aunty Constance was all ramrods and cat's-bums!

I missed out Janet. All my Janets have been truly sterling women & girls smile

intheshed Fri 02-Aug-13 19:18:46

Polly

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