A nice girls name not ending in "a" or "ie"/";y" sound...

(55 Posts)
MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 11:56:20

Can anyone suggest any?

I would like a name that is not cutsie if having a girl. I find the "ie"/"y" ending names too twee. dd1 does have a name ending in "a" but I would like something different.

The only names I can think of are either too old fashioned (Margaret/Ruth/Rachel etc), names of a friend's child so taken (Imogen/Abigail), my daughter's middle name (Katherine) or no good because I can't name my child after the Queen (Elizabeth)!

somewheresomehow Fri 23-Aug-13 14:56:39

Jade (my dd middle name)
Eleanor

VenusRising Fri 23-Aug-13 14:58:31

Brigitte
Juliet
Rosamund
Rasalind
Violet
Richelle

VenusRising Fri 23-Aug-13 14:58:59

Rosalind, sorry!

brightnearly Fri 23-Aug-13 15:07:00

I love the name Esther! Also Sulamith

wordfactory Fri 23-Aug-13 15:11:10

DD has friends called Charlotte, Rosaline and Belle...

noodlebum Fri 23-Aug-13 15:16:22

Evelyn
Evangeline
Jasmine
Danielle
Addison
Madison
Madeline
Bernadette
Jeanette
Meredith
Faye
Shannon
Bridget
Merryn
Gwen
Willow
Caitlin
Pearl
Heather
Charlotte
Amber

Phew, think that'll do for now!

emsyj Fri 23-Aug-13 16:56:45

Ooooh love Pearl and Amber too!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 23-Aug-13 18:50:10

Louis
Lorne
Margaret
Christina - I know it ends i "a" but it's not cutesy
Joy
Hope

AmericasTorturedBrow Fri 23-Aug-13 18:59:56

We had Juliet, Kate, Scarlett, Xanthe, Iris, Imogen and Isabel on our list for DD (who ended up being Maggie, which although it end in "ie" I don't think of as very cutesy!)

sleepingbeautiful Sat 24-Aug-13 04:22:00

Florence
Cecile
Julianne
Ottelyn
Genevieve
Grace
Madeleine
Arianne
Leah
Bronwyn
Jacqueline
Adele
Justine
Josephine
Lavender
Autumn
Fern
Anais
Edith
Elowen

MummyBeerest Sat 24-Aug-13 05:27:13

Scarlett (--not biased at all--) or Charlotte are great choices.

Bear in mind she may inherit a nn ending in y or ie though...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 24-Aug-13 18:27:48

Americas

I love Maggie

My mythical Girl Child would be Margaret - nn Maggie/Peggy

MotherOfDragon Sat 24-Aug-13 18:41:14

Hannah
Rachael
Rebecca
Sarah
Rosalind

calilark Sat 24-Aug-13 22:55:55

I have a Tess. If we have another girl, she will be Hazel.

tillyo Sat 24-Aug-13 22:57:06

Heard a little girl Willow today and really liked that x

itried Sat 24-Aug-13 22:59:49

Dorcas

AmericasTorturedBrow Sun 25-Aug-13 06:12:33

Thanks Jamie

AmericasTorturedBrow Sun 25-Aug-13 06:13:10

We also considered River and Autumn as tight contenders

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:50:29

Alice
Rachel
Juliet
Josephine
Isabel
Joanne
Louise
Merryn
Meredith
Bethani
Gillian
Tess
Katherine
Isis
Lorelli
May
Ellen
Helen
Laura
Lauren

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:51:36

Alice
Rachel
Juliet
Josephine
Isabel
Joanne
Louise
Merryn
Meredith
Bethani
Gillian
Tess
Katherine
Isis
Lorelli
May
Ellen
Helen
Laura
Lauren

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:52:11

Oops, sorry

Claire

salvadory Sun 25-Aug-13 07:03:55

Sarah, Rose, Maeve, iris, eve, Penelope, Vivienne, daphne, Imogen, lois, celeste, Margot, Jennifer, carys, Simone, Helen, genevieve, Mary.

MrsDibble Wed 28-Aug-13 19:24:29

Thanks everyone - my favourite of all the suggestions is definitely Vivienne, and DH likes it too.

Will probably have a boy now...

Maud2011 Wed 28-Aug-13 20:44:31

Marion/Marian
Elspeth
Isabel

NormanTheForeman Wed 28-Aug-13 23:28:34

Yay! smile

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