Strong Female names

(37 Posts)
Chocolatehunter Sat 12-Oct-13 13:47:46

Hi, please help, we're pretty much set on boys names but stuck on girls. I'm looking for something that's strong but feminine but dh is an Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece geek and keeps suggesting names a little bit too out there. Any suggestions?

LadyRochford Sat 12-Oct-13 13:50:43

Artemis? Greek goddess of hunting

MortifiedAdams Sat 12-Oct-13 13:51:08

Stella
Rita
Olive
Freya
Kate
Rebecca

Chocolatehunter Sat 12-Oct-13 13:53:34

Oh and we're Welsh as well so would consider Welsh names. I quite like Rhianydd (Ree-ann-ith) and Alys. Dh likes Hera and Arya

LadyRochford Sat 12-Oct-13 13:56:00

Hera would sound lovely in a welsh accent

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 12-Oct-13 14:05:29

Evelyn
Georgia
Heidi
Harriet
Lydia

Ememem84 Sat 12-Oct-13 14:11:36

Arya.
Nesta
Adriana
Cassandra

Tommy Sat 12-Oct-13 14:12:14

Elizabeth

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 14:15:22

Heledd
Olwen
Catrin
Edith
Helena
Robyn
Bridie

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 14:17:41

Sioned
Siwan
LLinos

vibee Sat 12-Oct-13 14:37:17

Some solid roman ones:

Julia
Poppaea
Augusta
Octavia
Sibyl
Aurelia
Claudia
Helena
Sabina
Diana

I really like Sabina.

vibee Sat 12-Oct-13 14:38:17

Ps isn't Arya from Game of Thrones ;)

manicinsomniac Sat 12-Oct-13 14:39:57

I've never heard of Rhiannyd before but it's gorgeous! One of the nicest names I've ever heard. Love Arya too.

Names I consider strong but feminine:
Anna, Anastasia, Aurelia, Arabella, Beatrice, Bethan, Bronwen, Claudia, Caroline, Charlotte, Constance, Cerys, Emma, Emmeline, Eloise, Erin, Esther, Florence, Grace, Giselle, Harriet, Helena, Isobel, Imogen, Juliet, Josephine, Katelyn, Katherine, Lauren, Lois, Miriam, Madeleine, Miranda, Nicole, Natasha, Philippa, Rhiannon, Robyn, Rachel, Sarah, Suzannah, Sorrell, Tamsin, Victoria, Violet, Yasmin, Ysanne.

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 12-Oct-13 14:43:19

Hera Hera Hera.

Please pretty please.

Was on our list for DC3 who was a boy. [narrows eyes balefully in 3 year old's direction]

SlinkyB Sat 12-Oct-13 14:43:20

You can have the name we'd chosen for a girl if you like (currently expecting ds2, so will never get to use it, sob).

Gwen.

But I also like Arya too.

SlinkyB Sat 12-Oct-13 14:44:04

P.s care to share your boys names? We're stumped! smile

Owllady Sat 12-Oct-13 14:45:40

Penelope

I like the idea of us all being descended through the maternal line to 7 tribes/ 7 women (It has been traced through the female carried mitochondrial DNA) These 7 "daughters of Eve" have each been given a strong female name ... they include Helena, Ursula, Jasmine. I forget the others. But how about Helena ?

Swangirl Sat 12-Oct-13 14:48:33

Athena
Hera (love it)
Helena
Sophia
Freya

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 14:51:36

Olympia
Penelope
Christabel (Pankhurst)
Elizabeth
Xanthe
Diana
Helena

DitsyDonkey Sat 12-Oct-13 15:25:19

Juno

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 12-Oct-13 16:45:16

Love Alys.

Ffion?
Angharad?

Chocolatehunter Sat 12-Oct-13 17:25:23

Oh no, I'm even more confused now, some really great names. Hera, Juno and Helena are currently coming out as great choices. DH is also feeling very happy about this post!

comewinewithmoi Sat 12-Oct-13 17:53:06

Some great names, shame I'm done. need to get a dog

Corygal Sat 12-Oct-13 17:58:14

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