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?

I don't like Iris but thank you Nata smile.

Now that I think about it, I don't really like names that begin with vowels or overly vowel-y names.

Nataleejah Sun 05-Jan-14 10:37:00

My MIL is Iris

I had a dream last night that I gave birth to a baby girl and called her Cherry Frances (my mum is Frances).

grin

Ooooh loads more posts! Thank you all!

I'm still in love with Cherry. I like your cherry blossom comment Skifra Its my favourite plant. The house I grew up in had a huge one right outside the living room window smile and I have a big cherry blossom print my my bedroom wall.

Dulcie is still up there too. Have gone right off Marnie though.

Of all the new suggestions I like Minnie (but that damn mouse!), Kitty (which is a no go as Cassie is named after a Catherine), Dottie, Cleo and Pearl.

Billy I think Emerald is pretty fabulous actually but DP snorted his tea when I mentioned it [anger] grin.

I just know that now with all these beautiful girl's names in my arsenal it's going to be a boy grin.

TheLittleFriend Fri 03-Jan-14 14:20:52

I know a Lorelie ('ee' sound at the end), slightly different to Lorelai so maybe dp would prefer? Her nn is Laurie smile

beckylouise91 Fri 03-Jan-14 13:43:15

I have a short list of names which I love some of them are quite modern but I must admit the more olde worldy names I am slightly more in favour of ....

Thoughts on Elsie for a girl?
And Freddy for a boy?

Find out what I'm having hopefully Jan 17th and I feel once I know B/G I'll have more of an intuition towards a definite name as it's all a bit up in the air atm!!

Some people wait to see they're baby before naming it but I personally think one name suits all, your baby makes the name it's own it's the one who has to live with it for the rest of their life!!

Skrifa Fri 03-Jan-14 03:42:05

Out of Cherry, Dulcie and Marnie, I would go for Cherry. I think it ages best and is more beautiful- cherry blossom etc;

squoosh Fri 03-Jan-14 01:44:12

I've just noticed that some of mine are repeats! Don't be cross.

squoosh Fri 03-Jan-14 01:31:51

Lucille (Cece)
Judy
Candy
Hedy
Dorothy (Dottie)
Loretta
Harlow
Bebe
Billie
Sally
Cleo

freerangeeggs Fri 03-Jan-14 00:48:00

Ooh I like your list. Cassie is gorgeous too - Cassie and Frank are great together!

Perla
Polly
Sylvie
Biba
Jeannie
Nellie
Bess/Bessy

Applefallingfromthetree2 Thu 02-Jan-14 23:02:37

40's/50'sinspired
Wendy
Linda
Susie
Arline
Mary
Carol
Dottie/Dorothy
Barbara
Joan
Christine/Chrissie
Pauline
Teresa
Joy
Patricia/Patti
Jane/Janie
June
Elaine

haveyourselfashandy Thu 02-Jan-14 22:46:22

I also love the name Cookie too.

haveyourselfashandy Thu 02-Jan-14 22:44:26

Love Cherry,also like Annie,Winnie and Peggy.

JimmieBimmie Wed 01-Jan-14 19:09:47

Maimie
Bibi
Dusty

JustAnotherChristmasBauble Wed 01-Jan-14 11:42:54

I adore Dulcie! And (in my mind) goes quite well with Cassie

telsa Wed 01-Jan-14 11:37:30

Gilda

janey68 Wed 01-Jan-14 11:00:26

Dora
Hetty
Romy
Lila
Lulu
Lola
Zosie
Emmie (Emmeline)
Ruby
Tess
Stella
Lorna
April
Vida
Mirabel

... Not sure they all fit the retro bill, but these sprung to mind

kiki88 Tue 31-Dec-13 22:42:17

also Edna

kiki88 Tue 31-Dec-13 22:36:38

love betsy, mia, marnie, marcie, pearl, eimear, aoife (eefa), caoimhe (keeva). adore arthur but oh half and mil hate it. also like patrick

fluffaduck Sun 01-Dec-13 21:49:31

Lucille
Ginger
Cary
Cyd
Loretta
Elsa
Dana
Ruth
Greta
Hattie
Carmen
Madeleine
Elenor

Gloria
Doris
Vivienne

BillyBanter Sun 01-Dec-13 21:28:14

Emerald.

BeigeBuffet Sun 01-Dec-13 21:27:20

I love some of your names, Marnie, Mable, Kitty and Penny are all fab.

How about Minnie?

miffybun73 Sun 01-Dec-13 18:36:59

Felicity
Celia
Belinda
Penelope
Daphne

lemonpoppyseed Sun 01-Dec-13 15:20:00

Sorry if this has already been suggested (there are so many names on this page!), but I like Edie.

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