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)!

wouldratherbeonthebeach Thu 29-Aug-13 07:56:49

Pearl is my favourite
Isabel?
Beth?
Danielle?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 29-Aug-13 07:56:23

Denise
Simone
Fern
Ingrid
Satine

JennyPiccolo Thu 29-Aug-13 07:50:23

So jealous. I loved Vivienne for my dd but dp hated it.

telsa Thu 29-Aug-13 07:45:38

Well Vivian goes both ways!

Teapot13 Thu 29-Aug-13 04:48:12

Lillian?

Yay! smile

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

Marion/Marian
Elspeth
Isabel

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...

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.

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

Oops, sorry

Claire

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 06:50:29

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

We also considered River and Autumn as tight contenders

Thanks Jamie

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

Dorcas

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

Heard a little girl Willow today and really liked that x

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

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

Hannah
Rachael
Rebecca
Sarah
Rosalind

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

Americas

I love Maggie

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

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...

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

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!)

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

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

Ooooh love Pearl and Amber too!

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!

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