The bold and the beautiful...

(31 Posts)
lchats Sat 02-Nov-13 22:12:26

So our dd1 has a rather unusual/bold name that we love (Briar) however struggling to 'match' it with a name for dd2. We like Margaret but is it too traditional (however beautiful) that it sounds odd with dd1?

Caip Sun 03-Nov-13 11:19:41

Tess? (D'urbervilles)

Rhubarbgarden Sun 03-Nov-13 10:57:26

Margot?

Littlecherublegs Sun 03-Nov-13 09:48:55

Agree that Margaret and Briar don't really 'match'.
I like the suggestion of Rowan.

Harper
Raven
Lilith
Piper
Ophelia
Indigo
Estelle
Pandora
Raine
Autumn
Iris
Sage
Ariel
Clover
Flora

5madthings Sun 03-Nov-13 09:42:39

lots of lovely suggestions already.

my dd is a merryn smile it is unusual and we get lots of commemts on how unusual and lovely it is smile

lots of the other names memtioned were also on our list.

Merrylegs Sun 03-Nov-13 09:38:36

Miranda. It's an M name. Literary.

skybluedaze Sun 03-Nov-13 09:38:14

Astrid
Stella
Vita
Lena

Pooka Sun 03-Nov-13 09:33:59

Jude

Merryn is lovely, and there are lots of other lovely unusual cornish names too -
Kerenza,
Loveday,
Demelza
Tamsi/yn

Wombmates Sun 03-Nov-13 09:23:47

If it's any help, I know a Briar and a Fable who are twins and would be about 7-8 now smile

Although when I told my mum at the time, she said, ''What are they, babies or woodland nymphs?''

But then, my mother thinks the name ''Lola'' (my current favourite) is too 'out there'.... hmm

lchats Sun 03-Nov-13 09:08:26

Seen if village in Cornwall - nice link

lchats Sun 03-Nov-13 09:03:44

Ooh 2468 what's the west country connection? Our surname ends in a 'un' sound so not the best flow - but do love Merryn!

lchats Sun 03-Nov-13 09:01:41

Kind of agree rhubarb but it's more the earlier point made that one girl will wonder why she has the 'plain' name and the other why she has the 'strange' name smile

I like marguerite but it's too long and slightly fussy for our surname sad

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 03-Nov-13 09:00:21

Paloma

2468Motorway Sun 03-Nov-13 08:59:46

Merryn esp if you have West Country connections

comewinewithmoi Sun 03-Nov-13 08:57:24

Margaret ..yuk. Maggie nice

Rhubarbgarden Sun 03-Nov-13 08:51:04

Agree with the suggestion of Marguerite. It 'goes' better with Briar if that's bothering you (personally I don't give a rat's arse about matching names of siblings) and is quite simply a beautiful name.

lchats Sun 03-Nov-13 08:43:22

As I suspected... Obviously do love nature names, but prefer not to go with a theme, ideally looking for a name that is either historical, from literature, classic but underused or considered different... also long surname so not too many syllables :/

ThePitOfStupid Sun 03-Nov-13 08:16:29

Marguerite
Megan
Magnolia

MarysDressSways Sun 03-Nov-13 08:08:08

I don't think they go either. Something more nature like would go better. Maybe a flower name? Or something like the below.

Daisy
Rosemary
Hebe
Iris
Ivy
Willow or Willa
Violet
Indigo
Juniper
Cressida.

Kantha Sun 03-Nov-13 07:47:05

Agree with Fifi.

Maggie doesn't fit either. Sorry.

What about:
Hazel
Seren
Skyler (although you will be taken for a 'Breaking Bad' fan at the moment, but that will pass)

Fifibluebell Sun 03-Nov-13 07:39:54

I don't think briar and Margaret are a good combo think Margaret will be jealous of her sisters name forever

lchats Sun 03-Nov-13 06:46:36

No need to apologise Squoosh one persons dowdy is another persons beauty, I think we would use maggie if that sits better? It's the matching point u make that is my concern!

AndYouCanDance Sun 03-Nov-13 05:30:46

I think Margaret is beautiful.

SavoyCabbage Sun 03-Nov-13 05:26:44

Violet.

squoosh Sun 03-Nov-13 04:52:05

I think it sounds like an odd pairing. If I met a Briar and Margaret I'd assume the parents had wildly different tastes and got to name a child each.

Also, I don't think Margaret is even a little bit beautiful. It yells 'dowdy' to me. Sorry.

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