name for first child (girl)!

(33 Posts)
kittenqueen4 Sun 20-Apr-14 16:21:23

Found out we're having a girl - overjoyed but now comes along the endless choice from so many names. I like unusual/uncommon but easily spelt/pronounced names. Have a very bog standard surname which goes with everything. Here are some that I like - opinions please and would welcome other suggestions

Sadie
Claudia
Juliet
Sylvia
Veronica
Arietta
Allegra
Alba
Delila
Elsa
Monica
Lana

RuthlessBaggage Sun 20-Apr-14 16:29:03

I absolutely adore Juliet and therefore refuse to look at the rest of your list grin

I also love Annabel and Annaliese - any good?

MrsRuffdiamond Sun 20-Apr-14 16:35:54

Love Sadie (my mum's name!)

How about Mabel?

OublietteBravo Sun 20-Apr-14 16:42:58

From your list I like Sadie, Juliet and Sylvia.

How about Marianne, Helena, Enid, Frieda, Rachel, Suzanne?

Tuckingfypo Sun 20-Apr-14 16:43:21

The only names I like on your list are Elsa and Lana.

But Elsa is risky because of the association with Frozen.

And Lana is anal spelled backwards hmm

I can freely admit though that I am not a fan of "unusual" names!

Tuckingfypo Sun 20-Apr-14 16:44:40

Just to add, I'm not keen on Delila but I think Lila by itself is a lovely name smile

squoosh Sun 20-Apr-14 17:07:54

Sylvia is my favourite. Love that name.

Sylvia
Juliet
Vanessa

The only ones I am not keen on are Claudia, Arietta and Veronica.

MakeUpVirgin Sun 20-Apr-14 19:18:59

I like Claudia & Juliet.

Camilla
Yvette
Moira
Una
Orla
Yvonne
Coraline
Lydia
Francesca
Nia
Cordelia

kittenqueen4 Sun 20-Apr-14 20:39:57

Thanks so much for the comments and suggestions.

MakeUpVirgin I love Cordelia!

About Juliet - I adore it but I'm imagining endless Romeo and Juliet references ... hmm

Flux700 Sun 20-Apr-14 21:28:23

Sylvie and Delilah and Elsie are lovely

WhereHas1999DissappearedToo Sun 20-Apr-14 23:07:58

My favourites are Sadie, Claudia and Allegra

alita7 Sun 20-Apr-14 23:12:42

I like juliet, alba, delilah, Sadie and allegra in that order.

Ruprekt Sun 20-Apr-14 23:17:11

Romilly

Clemency

Annabel

Ophelia

Oriele

Love Claudia Juliet from your list.

TenMinutesEarly Sun 20-Apr-14 23:17:41

Sadie or Sylvie (not Sylvia)

SimoneThompson Tue 22-Apr-14 15:28:14

I like Juliet because of I'm a Shakespeare buff, but I think if I were naming my kid after a Shakespear character it would be called Ariel or Miranda(The Tempest), but, then again, my middle name is Miranda, so I would think that.

I think Eris is a nice name, after the Greek goddess of Dischord. I have a Siberian Husky called Eris, and she competes in Cruftssmile

MadameJosephine Tue 22-Apr-14 18:21:21

Love Sadie and Claudia. I prefer Julia to Juliet, also love Joanna ( ever notice how an extra 'a' adds the extra poshness factor? I don't like Julie or Joanne but add the 'a' and I love them!)

juneau Tue 22-Apr-14 18:37:34

Delilah (with an 'h')

Driveway Tue 22-Apr-14 19:10:11

Love Juliet Sylvia and Claudia.

Driveway Tue 22-Apr-14 19:10:34

Also I like Elsa but it's too Frozen I'm afraid.

kittenqueen4 Tue 22-Apr-14 23:11:05

juneau oh silly me, thank you! It looks a lot better with the 'h'.

MadameJosephine I like Julia but do think it's just a little bit boring.

I haven't actually seen Frozen (facepalm) so didn't know the character Elsa!! Think I will probably drop that, it's so beautiful though.

Thanks for all the suggestions, feeding these to my DH as I type confused grin !!

Anjou Thu 24-Apr-14 04:06:53

Congratulations OP! Nice short list

Sadie - lovely
Claudia - particularly love 'Cloud-ia' pronunciation.
Juliet - meh
Sylvia - much, much prefer Sylvie
Veronica - Verity is prettier?
Arietta - bit frilly for me
Allegra - lovely
Alba - lovely
Delila - prefer Lila
Elsa - not nice
Monica - not nice
Lana - ok

How about:
Cora
Anika
Annabel
Amber
Cecily
Freya
Ginnie
Ishbel
Juno
Miranda
Sabra
Tabitha
Violet
Zoe

TwigletFiend Thu 24-Apr-14 10:59:25

Jasmine
Eluned
Astrid
Iris
Evelyn/Evie
Sienna

Just some more options. Because you don't have enough already! grin

hungrybadger Fri 25-Apr-14 15:38:54

I only like Claudia from your list.

Other ideas:
Jessica
Lara
Emilia

I'm not a fan of unusual names I'm afraid.

mathanxiety Sun 27-Apr-14 05:40:50

Sadie -- I like but would use Sarah on the BC
Claudia -- nice
Juliet -- love
Sylvia -- like a lot, and also like Sylvie a lot.
Veronica -- like a lot. Also like Vanessa very much.
Arietta -- dislike. Sounds like Harriet with Cockney accent.
Allegra -- dislike. Name of car or allergy meds.
Alba -- dislike
Delila -- like
Elsa -- love - the movie will be old hat before she is two.
Monica -- like a lot
Lana -- Too Hollywood siren for my taste.

So in order from your list, plus suggestions:
Juliet
Elsa
Vanessa
Sylvia/Sylvie
Sadie
Claudia
Delilah
Veronica
Monica

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