Help me find a retro-ish name!

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Not Jean grin

I'm 6 weeks pregnant with DC2. Just playing around with names smile

If baby is a boy he will most likely be Frank after my granda.

A girl is more difficult! DD is Cassie and we love her name. Not on the dreaded top 40 list but wacky not wacky either.

I like straightforward, pretty but non-flowery names with a retro feel.

I love Betty (and Betsy) but stupidly named the dog that not anticipating any more babies!

What do we think of my current favourite, Cherry? Not to everyone's taste I know but I'm in love with it right now grin.

I also like Dulcie, Violet, Maggie (my father would disown me for Thatcher) and Ivy and I like Dahlia but DP doesn't.

Any ideas?

EarlGreyCuppa Fri 29-Nov-13 11:34:08

How about:

Merle
Lillian (Lily)
Pearl
Kitty
Edith
Cordelia

I like Maggie too, despite thatcher connotations hmm

HyvaPaiva Fri 29-Nov-13 11:35:10

Margot rather than Maggie perhaps?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 29-Nov-13 11:35:16

Not Cherry or Dahlia

What about a 60s name like Karen, Sally, Susan, Jane, Deborah??

Merle - I don't like. Sounds too masculine.
Lillian (Lily) - Like Lillian. Lily is too popular. Although this is DD's choice!
Pearl - Love it!
Kitty - Not keen and DD is named after a relative called Catherine so too samey.
Edith - do not like.
Cordelia - too posh!

Maggie is lovely. Hmm.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 29-Nov-13 11:36:54

Marjorie?

Don't like Margot.

Really don't like any of those Middle - too drab.

LittleMissRed Fri 29-Nov-13 11:39:11

I love Dulcie and Violet.
What about Bette?
Belle/Bella
Phoebe
Mabel I love
Lydia
Annabel
Jess

Ooooh thanks Little! Mabel is another on our list! Forgot that one. I love it!

Bette is too close to the puppy and I don't like any of the others.

Kantha Fri 29-Nov-13 11:42:51

Shirley
Sylvie
Irene
Eileen
Annie
Ginette

Love Annie.

That's a definite contender!

Sidge Fri 29-Nov-13 11:44:24

Frances or Francesca (Frankie/Franny)
Nancy
Cleo

Edie
Dora
Dolly
Dinah

Dolly is amazing - do I have the nerve?! grin

Sidge - I love Frankie for a girl and my Mum is Frances so that's a good suggestion. Thank you smile

Enb76 Fri 29-Nov-13 11:48:25

Nancy
Martha
Sandra
Dawn
Valerie
Andrea
Penny
Phyllis
Audrey

Not keen on any of those Enb but thanks for having a go smile

They're very 70's. My taste is more 50's kitsch and movie stars.

Hmmmm, the little old ladies in my Scottish dance class include:

Phyllis
Jean
Vivian
Sadie
Lucy
Daphne
Agnes
Elma

And from my own family tree, I always loved Cora and Aphra

Another one I've remembered. Marnie. I love that.

Kantha Fri 29-Nov-13 11:51:12

Miriam (Mim)

Love your list Melanie!

What awesomely named old ladies!

LittleMissRed Fri 29-Nov-13 11:53:30

Ooh, Frankie for a girl is fab!
Bonnie
Doris
Peggy
Dorothy/Dotty

BillyBanter Fri 29-Nov-13 11:57:10

Thelma
Bibi
Gloria
Gigi
Marlene
Betsy
Peggy
Jessie
Lana
Ava
Ginger!

I love Peggy. Also like Lana but DP not keen.

Ava is a definite no. Every single baby girl here is either Ave/Eva/Evie or Isla confused

MrsBungleScare Fri 29-Nov-13 12:02:42

Love marnie.

I'm not really sure what retro is but my contribution is wren.

nf1morethanjustlumpsandbumps Fri 29-Nov-13 12:03:45

I love Annie and DH loves Penny

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