Please come and whittle down my long list of girls names.

(99 Posts)
thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 21:30:32

Artemis/Art/Missy
April
Astrid
Beatrice/Bea
Delphi
Edith
Esme
Farrah
Hadley
Hester/Hettie
Inez
Iris
Kit/Kitty
Nyx
Ora
Polly
Renee
Romy
Sylvie
Tabitha
Theodora/Thea/Teddy

Yup, there's 21!

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 17-Aug-13 22:30:24

Hester/Hetty was first on our girls names list. We had boys!

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:36:47

Inez/Ines same thing.

DoItTooJulia Sat 17-Aug-13 22:37:53

Sadly I'm not Cornish, not likely to have another baby, and even if I did, I don't seem to grow girls, so it's a complete fantasy.

But I love it!

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:38:44

I'm in Devon, we don't do Cornish wink

I think polly is a bit.....twee. Love Hester and Sylvie.
I was always going to call my little girl emmeline, emmie for short.

Maryz Sat 17-Aug-13 22:48:25

I saw a post with a list like that once. The op put up a long list, and every poster was allowed to cross one name out. She promised she would go with the last name standing.

I was very pissed off a tad disappointed when she didn't come back and tell us that she had done what she was asked.

fwiw, I would cross out Nyx because of the vampire books.

HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 22:49:09

I've just looked up some Devonian names for you.

How about.....

Alice
Matilda
Agnes
Emma
Gunilda/Gunilde/Gunnilda
Margery
Wimar/Wimarc/Wymarc/Wymarcha
Sara/Sarah
Amice/Amicia
Avice/Avicia
Beatrice
Christiana/Christina/Cristiana/Cristina
Denise
Joan
Cecilia/Cecily
Gillian
Isabel/Isabella
Clarica/Clarice/Claricia
Emelota
Eva
Helen
Mabel
Margaret
Sibyl/Sybil
Alina
Constance/Custance
Edelota
Edith
Julian/Juliana
Katherine
Maisenta
Scolastica
Seilda
Agatha
Albreda
Ascelina
Ascelota
Auwenilda
Cenota
Clementia
Eda
Edelina
Elena
Eustachia
Gillota
Goda
Gundreda
Heloise
Hodierna
Idonea
Imeina
Isolda
Mariota
Olive
Oresia
Osanna
Pelagia
Petronilla
Philippa
Roesia
Rosamund
Rose
Sabina
Susan
Swanekil/Swanekilda
Theophania

HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 22:50:00

grin

Iris. Definitely.

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:51:02

yeah that helps!

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:53:14

ok, the shortlist is now,

Edith/Edie
Esme
Hester/Hettie
Iris
Polly
Sylvie

Iris.

LottieJenkins Sat 17-Aug-13 22:55:14

Wilf's Grandma is called Edith. I love that name!

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:55:23

I really really like Iris, DH is taking a bit of convincing as he thinks it's an old lady's name.

Tut!

tinypumpkin Sat 17-Aug-13 22:57:52

I manage with Ophelia just fine thanks! It works here.

HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 22:57:56

Iris sounds less old lady-ish to me than Hester, Polly and Edith.

But I do think you are over looking Gunilda from my list....

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:58:38

there's time exit. Iris she will be.

Iris Polly (lastname-o)?

bootsycollins Sat 17-Aug-13 22:59:03

I love Inez, Sylvie and Farrah from your list.

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 22:59:24

gunilda sounds like something you might say when first coming out of a coma

PinkGlove Sat 17-Aug-13 23:02:06

Love Beatrice/Bea, Esme, Iris, Kitty, Polly, Sylvie, Tabitha, Thea

Nice list!

jennifersofia Sat 17-Aug-13 23:05:01

Astrid, Beatrice, Kit, Theodora, Hester

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Sat 17-Aug-13 23:06:40

Astrid, Renee, Kitty my top three

Clary Sat 17-Aug-13 23:07:01

Of your list my favourites are Beatrice, Edith grin, Iris.

The others are either ones I am not a fan of especially or somewhat out there - Nyx and Ora would raise a few eyebrows round my way.

<reads on> Oh I see your shorter list included 2 or mine and you have now gone for Iris! Lovely choice.

thatwasadaftidea Sat 17-Aug-13 23:10:22

well i'm not really at the point of having a final choice. am ridiculously early on in pregnancy and have no idea if having a boy or girl. I have two boys, I woke up this morning in a state of fear that I don't like ANY girls names.
by bedtime tonight I'm down to 6 contenders. so that feels a lot better.

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