Help! Girls' names inspiration needed

(21 Posts)
Runandbecome Wed 10-Jun-15 19:26:45

Hello, we are trying to decide a shortlist of girls names, due later this summer. We like names that are pretty, strong, unusual but not weird, biblical/saints names good too.

Examples of names we like are:
Jemima (nn ?? Other than Jem? Mimi?)
Claudia (nn Claudie)
Hermione (nn Minnie or Mimi)
Lucinda (nn Lucy)

Also like Chloe and Evie but too popular to make the list.

Help! TIA.

TempsPerdu Wed 10-Jun-15 19:51:20

A few ideas...

Tabitha
Miriam
Susannah
Francesca
Cordelia
Ariadne
Adelaide
Helena
Miranda
Lucia
Martha
Naomi
Juliet

I like Claudia best from your list.

timelyreminder Wed 10-Jun-15 20:07:36

Olivia
Cara
Josephine
Louisa
Georgia
Zara
Harriet
Andrea
Miriam
Rowena
Felicity
Katherine

TakeMeToTheMilk Wed 10-Jun-15 20:29:25

Bess

manicinsomniac Wed 10-Jun-15 20:42:43

I love Jemima from your list. Also quite like Claudia and Hermione but not keen on Lucinda.

Aurelia, Arabella, Araminta, Alexandria, Antonia, Antigone, Alicia, Angelina, Angelica, Adrielle, Beatrice, Bernadette, Bianca, Cassandra, Clarissa, Cornelia, Cressida, Carolina, Christabel, Christina, Catriona, Desdemona, Dorothea, Delilah, Emmeline, Emiliana, Eleanora, Eloise, Elspeth, Evangeline, Erica, Esther, Florence, Fenella, Fabia, Felicia, Fernanda, Georgina, Gabrielle, Gabriella, Genevieve, Giovanna, Hannah, Henrietta, Harmony, Honor, Isadora, Irena, Joanna, Jocelyn, Jacqueline, Juliette, Julia, Julianna, Lilianna, Lydia, Larissa, Leandra, Lorelai, Leona, Livia, Madeleine, Marianna, Maria, Natalia, Natasha, Nadia, Ophelia, Octavia, Ottilie, Philippa, Pandora, Paloma, Persephone, Rebecca, Rhiannon, Romilly, Seraphina, Saskia, Serena, Victoria, Vanessa, Veronica, Vivienne, Xanthe

Love Claudia and Hermione.

Runandbecome Wed 10-Jun-15 21:12:25

Thanks so far, some great food for thought! (Includes my name and my sister's name too so those are out!)
Keep them coming if you have any more ideas.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 10-Jun-15 21:16:41

Marina nn Marnie was on our list.

Suzanna, Suzy
Rosanna, Rosie, Anna
Isabella, izzy, Bella

Other ideas:

Claudette
Cassandra
Naomi
Lucretia
Melissa
Isadora
Julia
Rachel

Sophronia Wed 10-Jun-15 23:24:42

Camilla
Isidora
Juliet
Cordelia
Viola
Mirabelle
Allegra
Susanna
Lydia
Marianne
Octavia
Esther
Cassia
Jerusha
Clemency
Magalie
Georgina
Harriet
Jacinta
Leonora
Celeste
Thalia
Aurelia
Lysandra
Evadne
Sidonie
Josephine
Hestia
Adelaide
Liviana
Constance
Augusta
Ramona
Antigone
Larissa
Emmeline
Carlotta
Elodie
Zinnia
Genevra
Ariadne
Christabel
Demetria
Amalia
Rowena

LumpyCustard69 Thu 11-Jun-15 13:12:28

Alyssa (Lissy/Ally)
Athelia (Athy/Ellie)
Tamsin (Taz/Tammy)
Naraya
Annalise/Annalisa (Anna/Lissy?Lisa)
Charlotte (Charlie/Lottie)

I'm gutted to be having a boythis time, as there's so many girl's names I love, and not one single boy's name I even really like !!

PallasCat Thu 11-Jun-15 15:00:44

Bethan/Bethany
Violet
Mara
Marla
Miranda (nn Mimi too)
Tamara
Calista
Athena
Saffron
Iris
Katja/Katya
Elspeth

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Thu 11-Jun-15 15:09:21

I love Jemima and Claudia. Hate Hermione, sorry.

Saskia?

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Thu 11-Jun-15 15:09:42

And, I love Lucinda.

BlueChampagne Thu 11-Jun-15 20:57:57

Vashti (Biblical)
Julyan
Leah
Ruth
Zoe

getbusyliving Thu 11-Jun-15 22:11:18

A random selection

Jennifer
Monica
Cecilia
Angelica
Clara
Nadine
Martine
Mary
Kirsten
Christiana
Antonette
Brigitte
Danielle
Caroline
Julia
Irene
Pippa
Caitlin
Eloise
Laura
Samantha
Jessica
Lila
Regina
Joely
Anatascia
Michaela
Annemarie
Rachel
Clemency
Faith

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 11-Jun-15 22:20:15

Amaris/Amarys
Kezia
Fallon
Greer
Tierney
Tamar
Kerenza
Melody

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Thu 11-Jun-15 22:25:22

I have a Jemima. Tis a great name smile She's mostly known as Mimy, although we had intended her nn to be Mima and I think she'll grow into a Mima as Mimy becomes a bit "babyish".

SayExcuseMe Thu 11-Jun-15 22:30:20

Eleanor
Josephine
Mary
Anna
Joan
Penelope
Rebecca
Holly
Bethany
Imogen
Araminta
Jessica
Sadie
Madeleine
Florence
Cordelia
Samantha
Theresa
Sophia
Lucia
Fiona
Miranda

lexie3 Thu 11-Jun-15 22:43:27

My DD4's name is Claudia, and i also love Jemima. My other DD's names and some other names that were on my list are -

Camilla
Isobel (nn Izzie)
Sadie
Heidi
Freya
Amber
Scarlett
Olivia (Too popular though!)
Josephine (nn Josie)
Phoebe
Talia
Amelia (Also very popular)
Meredith (It would've been DD1 or DD2's name had my DH not hated it)
Alexia
Addison (nn Addie)
Sienna
Elle
Emiliana
Nadia
Victoria
Jasmine
Fleur
Aurelia/Aurelie

Hope this helps!!

Rivercam Thu 11-Jun-15 22:48:07

Jennifer
Kathleen
Georgina
Eleanor
Samantha
Abigail
Thomasina
Mikaela
Stephanie
Christina
Harriet

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