Well shes not a Thea, or and Eloise, or a Romilly. Help!!

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Silent lurker for about three months, but never posted before.

Four days ago I gave birth to our gorgeous DD. She really is a glorious little babe! Inbetween waiting for the whole world to fall out of my fanjo, for, despite the 12 stitches that feels like what is going to happen, salt baths and twice hourly breastfeeding sessions, we need to think of a name for our beautiful girl.

From 21 weeks, we thought I was giving birth to a Thea Eloise, but she is definitely not. Neither is she a Romilly Alice. Or a Madeleine. Ditto Phoebe. confused

She is however, a glorious little babe, have I mentioned that already? All pouty lips, button nose, dark hair and big blue eyes. swoon And despite being a breast milk ninja, she has stolen our hearts already.

I have a strong suspicion she could be a Polly Alice, but DP is concerned that mil some people may think its a silly, indulgent name. (Not mil bashing, for the most part, she is great, but a dreadful snob!)

So, what I need from you are your best suggestions for a beautifully vintage, old fashioned or even slightly twee name. Out of the top twenty would be the ideal remit, but not a deal breaker.

Thank you so much in advance smile

Haahoooo Tue 13-May-14 19:23:01

Iris
Josephine
Chloe
Vivienne

Just some ideas. She sounds gorgeous!

...and apologies for the typos!

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:25:20

Polly is gorgeous. Not sure it goes with Alice though. What about polly Elouise?

flippetygibbet Tue 13-May-14 19:26:25

I like Polly and Alice smile so would go for it ..

Used to work with a v v senior manager who was Polly (think it was short for Penelope in her case) although historically its a shortening of Mary...
so not silly or indulgent! (she was a tough cookie but lovely )

an option could be Peggy (short for margaret)

orangepudding Tue 13-May-14 19:26:58

Congratulations!

Violet
Elizabeth
Francesca
Juliet

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:27:05

Primrose

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:27:31

Maggie

barnet Tue 13-May-14 19:28:13

Vivienne
Lucille
Rita
Ramona

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:28:36

I love:

Dorothy
Evangeline
Mabel
Doris
Elsie
Dulcie is really lovely

makeminea6x Tue 13-May-14 19:29:04

Love Polly

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:29:08

Ohhhh Penelope! That's a good one!

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:30:33

Holly

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:30:43

If you say Polly Alice out loud, it sounds like a medical condition. (Sorry, but it does!!) shock

ihaveadirtydog Tue 13-May-14 19:30:47

I love your other names and like polly and Alice but not together.
What about
Clara
Florence
Emma
Matilda

JollyGolightly Tue 13-May-14 19:30:50

Congratulations! Liking your naming vibe. How about;

Thora
Pheobe
Florence /Flossie
Daphne
Millicent
Marigold
Camilla

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 13-May-14 19:32:19

She sounds like a Verity or a Martha or Helena or a Tertia to me.

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:32:24

Lois

barnet Tue 13-May-14 19:33:19

Dorothea

ihaveadirtydog Tue 13-May-14 19:36:16

Poppy?

I do love Romilly-are you sure she's not one?!

LauraChant Tue 13-May-14 19:38:20

I too love Polly and Alice, not so keen on them together but I don't think it is hideous. I think Polly is a great name.

Other ideas - Dorothy (Dolly), Emily, Linnet, Ivy, Betsy

Shockers Tue 13-May-14 19:39:08

Bryony. I'm put in mind of dusky maidens wandering the woodlands, Medieval style when I hear that name.

Or Rowan.

Oooh some lovely ideas!

Florence was a contender before we knew she was a DD, but I was concerned about the popularity. Beatrix was another option. I really like:

Verity
Mabel
Ramona
Violet
Lois (although dnephew is Lewis, so dont think I can)

I also love Kitty (but I'm a Kirsten so probably couldn't?) and Isobel (uber popular I know)

DP loves Gwendoline and Penelope oh and Lola. I have no strong feelings toward Gwendoline, but I like Penelope and Lola.

The whole thing feels very strange to me, because we both love love Thea but the minute she was born it just didn't feel right - did anyone else have this? Am I likely to rethink this when she looks less like a miniature (albeit gorgeous) Gollum?

BluebellTuesday Tue 13-May-14 19:42:45

Romey?

Congratulations, by the way.

Was also thinking about Clara.

OublietteBravo Tue 13-May-14 19:44:00

How about Audrey or Josephine?

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