Can you suggest girls names based on DH and I's opposing lists?

(27 Posts)
nevergoogle Tue 22-Oct-13 17:18:49

I like
Iris
Polly
Artemis

DH likes
Adelaide
Nuala
Thalia

Any suggestions on what we might both like?

Thanks.

Coupon Tue 22-Oct-13 17:42:30

Aurora
Coralie
Tara
Georgia
Natasha
Holly
Isabel

pencilsharpener Tue 22-Oct-13 18:02:05

I wouldn't say they are opposing lists. They are all relatively uncommon, strong-sounding names, several with a hint of a foreign country about them. I'm sure you'll find something you both like. How about:

Anastasia
Anoushka
Saskia
Ariadne
Orla
Erin
Ines
Tara
Imogen
Sienna
Nina
Cerys
Freya

nevergoogle Tue 22-Oct-13 18:59:24

i like ines, but already have a nephew called innes.

Freya was on our list for DS1 had he been a girl, but now used by a friend.

Orlaith was one we liked too.

good suggestions.

Leeds2 Tue 22-Oct-13 19:01:23

Caris.

telsa Tue 22-Oct-13 20:14:45

Anais
Carla
Cosima
Seraphine
Eira

Thenumberjacksareontheirway Tue 22-Oct-13 20:20:04

Penelope
Cora
Ottalie
Ophelia
Iona
Francesca
Isis
Daphne
Selina
Eliza
Juno
Corrina
Maya
Vita
Vienna

I agree they're not opposing lists! smile

nevergoogle Tue 22-Oct-13 20:45:28

thanks for the suggestions.

i'm going to propose orlaith when DH gets home.

mathanxiety Thu 24-Oct-13 06:39:32

Sally
Isobel
Laila
Lara
Lyra
Saskia
Finola
Nola
Nora
Linnea

Anri Sun 27-Oct-13 02:43:38

Penelope could have Polly or Nella (not quite Nuala, but similar in sound) as nicknames. It's also Greek like Iris and Demeter but with the same sing-songy, vintage quality as Adelaide.

Iona
Ariadne
Ileana
Perla
Delphine
Adela
Pallas
Amandine
Calliope

squoosh Sun 27-Oct-13 02:45:57

Where the hell is all this Nuala love coming from? It's freaking me out.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 27-Oct-13 02:53:35

Alice
Selena
Charlotte
Olivia
Grace
Violet
Rose
Lina
Amelia
Ivy

mathanxiety Sun 27-Oct-13 03:28:16

What's next Squoosh -- Deirdre?

elcranko Sun 27-Oct-13 08:51:45

Aoife
Imogen
Ivy

Littlecherublegs Sun 27-Oct-13 10:43:44

Thea
Octavia
Orla
Elodie
Seraphine
Cordelia
Blythe
Daphne
Saffron
Anastasia

fussychica England Sun 27-Oct-13 19:04:10

Laurel
Oleander

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Oct-13 22:30:41

Nerina
Esther

joanofarchitrave Sun 27-Oct-13 22:34:51

Nerissa
Roisin
Oriane

MaryZombie Sun 27-Oct-13 22:40:03

Nuala - show him this

Thalia - mention Percy Jackson

Orlaith - please just use Orla. The extra ith will cause all sorts of problems (from difficulty with making home-made necklaces to correcting every form). Orla is lovely - but it is Irish, so she will constantly be asked if she is Irish. btw, the correct spelling is actually Órfhlaith, which is a bit of a mouthful.

I like Delphine, Maya (or I prefer Maia) and Lyra too.

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:54:41

You both have good taste in names, although I prefer Fionnuala to Nuala.

Irish?

Aoife
Etaine
Maeve
Caoimhe
Sorcha
Una

Your other names have quite a Victorian ring to them, sp:

Tess
Nell
Nora
Esther
Pearl
Selma
Lydia
Estelle
Genevieve
Lucille
Miriam

Retroformica Fri 01-Nov-13 06:03:48

Madeleine
Matilda

Retroformica Fri 01-Nov-13 06:04:22

Edna
Ida

nevergoogle Fri 01-Nov-13 10:32:45

lots of lovely suggestions, thanks.

i really like madeleine, esther, thea, penelope.

madaeleine already used by friends so think that's out.

nevergoogle Fri 01-Nov-13 10:33:30

another one we actually agree on is hester.

LadyFlumpalot Fri 01-Nov-13 10:38:36

Fenella
Tabitha (REALLY wanted this for DD, got vetoed by DH)
Claudine
Sashia
Ysabelle?

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