Quaint girls name

(47 Posts)
YummyMummybee Fri 04-Oct-13 22:28:33

Hi we thought we had agreed on a girls name after a close family member, however as this family member constantly undermines me, is disrepectful to me & hubby,etc so we have decided to reconsider our first choice. To be honest I wasnt totally mad on it but as it is hubbys relative he would have liked to honour her but her behavious over the past couple of years has made him think twice.

Our dd is Molly & we both love quaint old fashioned names. Possible suggestions are Florence, Tilly, Esme, Alice, Daisy & Poppy etc. Please suggest some more along the same lines.

Plus maybe a little advice on how to u-turn with this family member who assumes the next girl will be named after her. We mentioned in the past we would like to honour her by doing so but her treatment of us in recent years has been terrible so now we are choosing a name we both love.

SatinSandals Sat 05-Oct-13 07:42:17

Firstly, don't tell anyone before you name her and then just say that she didn't look like a ........... and you had both fallen in love with the name........ Then change the subject, there is no need to justify further.
Harriet
Lucy
Abigail
Isobel
Anna
Verity
Susannah
Juliet

BartBaby Sat 05-Oct-13 07:53:30

I love Tilly, Alice, Esme, Poppy, Abigail and Isobel. All very pretty names and all go with Molly

Could you maybe use the relatives name as a middle name, that way you are still technically honouring them, without having to actually using the name very often.

Hilary?

Iwaswatchingthat Sat 05-Oct-13 07:58:34

Emily? Nn Emmy

weblette Sat 05-Oct-13 08:01:56

Jemima?

Somethingyesterday Sat 05-Oct-13 08:03:15

Do you mean really quaint?

Emmeline, Maud, Agnes.

All lovely imo and not too mainstream. Agree you could use the unpleasant relative's name as a middle (or even third) name.

BinarySolo Sat 05-Oct-13 08:03:20

I had an aunt Ethel who was known as Etty. Her sisters were Fanny (Fay), Muriel, Grace and Nelly (Nell). I think they're all very pretty names.

southeastdweller Sat 05-Oct-13 08:04:15

Edith

limegreenpickle Sat 05-Oct-13 12:39:38

Myrtle
Dulcie
Daphne
Clementine
Eve
Marjorie
Flora

night1971 Sat 05-Oct-13 12:40:36

Elspeth

Does this relative have a middle name or is there a name that is associated with her name that you could use as a middle name?

Name suggestions

Bessie
Cora

Mabel?

Brandnewmamma Sat 05-Oct-13 13:18:34

Mary
Elsie

Somethingyesterday Sat 05-Oct-13 13:19:55

Oh, Molly and Mabel would be gorgeous! Are you ultra, ultra cool?

midwifeandmum Sat 05-Oct-13 13:20:22

Beth
Emily
Emma
Abigail
Grace

happyhorse Sat 05-Oct-13 13:20:38

Esther

SatinSandals Sat 05-Oct-13 13:46:07

Don't have two M's because post will be difficult when they are older.

3boysgirlontheway Sat 05-Oct-13 21:25:11

Constance, nn Connie. I almost want another baby just to use it myself.

everlong Sat 05-Oct-13 21:40:29

Felicity
Cecily
Esme

weaselinthenight Sat 05-Oct-13 22:02:30

Dora. I know a lot of people are put off by 'the Explorer', but I think it's just lovely - for a little girl and for a grown up. Also love Bessie as suggested by fanjodisfunction - straight out of the Faraway Tree :-)

LauraChant Sat 05-Oct-13 23:05:28

Clover
Phyllis
Ivy
Violet

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 05-Oct-13 23:35:27

Dorcas

HasItStartedYet Sun 06-Oct-13 14:03:36

Clara
Martha

KLou1105 Sun 06-Oct-13 16:21:54

Elsie
Nora
Martha
Rosa
Eleanor
Grace
Cora
Evelyn
Nancy
Ruby
polly

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