help with girls names please!

(19 Posts)
crumbs12 Wed 04-Nov-15 14:42:53

Hello
Comments / opinions on our shortlist please smile
Also any further suggestions based on the kind of names we like?
Flora
Cora
Annabel, nickname Bel
Mila
Marla
Alana
Carey
Names we like but can't use:
Iris - our surname starts with S
Nancy - c sound clashes with surname
Thanks so much in advance!

AnnaD2 Wed 04-Nov-15 15:30:28

We've just had a Clover although I also had Flora, Carey/Carrie on my list. Others I liked were
Zara
Maggie
Vera
Faith
Audrey
Ivy

crumbs12 Wed 04-Nov-15 16:09:58

Ooh I really like Audrey...

IoraRua Wed 04-Nov-15 16:37:00

Elena, Juliet, Cara, Mara, Aoife, Etta, Clodagh (klow-dah), Liana, Sophia, Ada, Marina, Greta, Liliana, Cassia, Ariana?

I like Mila, Marla, Carey, Alanna. Not a fan of Annabel.

elor11 Wed 04-Nov-15 17:59:04

From list I like Flora and Annabell, and maybe Marla, Alana.
Martha, Eliza, Bethan, Orla

Narp Wed 04-Nov-15 18:01:58

Like Mara and Alana

Audrey is lovely too

Don't like Flora or Cora

Suggest:

Leah
Lyra
Carrie
Bonnie
Serena
Anita

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 04-Nov-15 18:20:13

We have a spider named Cora. grin. Great name.
Marla is very pretty
Flora is horrible sorry.
Love Annabelle. But not Bel. I much prefer Anna
Alana is okay but s bit meh
Don't like Carey.

Other suggestions.
Vivienne
Victoria
Meridith
Merryn
Astrid
Catherine

crumbs12 Wed 04-Nov-15 20:39:04

Thanks for the feedback! I like Juliet and Vivienne but DH is a bit meh about them.
Others are nice names but nothing jumps out.
We can't really have anything with a 'th' sound in the first name as it appears in our surname and would just be too much of a mouthful.
Keep the suggestions coming, really helpful!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-Nov-15 20:44:23

I'm not keen on Cora....but love, love, love Flora. I also love Dora.

Suggestions:

Freya
Marnie
Tessa

pilates Wed 04-Nov-15 21:06:02

Alana is the only one I like.

crumbs12 Wed 04-Nov-15 21:35:11

Marnie I like. Freya rejected by DH sad
Tessa is too many s's with our surname...
Glad there is some love for flora. What would be the nicknames for flora? Not so keen on flo...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-Nov-15 21:37:23

Flora is so easy to say I don't think it would have a nickname. Florrie? But that almost takes longer to say.

ashesandfire Wed 04-Nov-15 21:55:33

I love Cora and Flora.
Marla is really awful sorry.
How about Clara? Lara, Lyra, Mirabel, Ariana, Louisa, Anya.

autumnmoon Wed 04-Nov-15 22:20:47

Like Cora or Alana best from your list.

What about
Carla
Marley
Cassie
Connie
Lara

I think Carla is particularly lovely - met a little girl a while back with this name and thought it sounded very refreshing!

crumbs12 Wed 04-Nov-15 22:38:27

Ooh some lovely suggestions there. Anya has been on and off the list a fair bit and I do like Lara but we have a Luke already and therefore would be a bit close to Star Wars!
Carla is a sweet name but feels a bit dated to me.
Clara I like but something is holding me back there
Take your point Through about a possible nickname for Flora..

reuset Wed 04-Nov-15 22:41:19

Flora - lovely. The one I know is occasionally, if at all, shortened to Flor
Cora - ok
Annabel, nickname Bel - nice, fine
Mila - meh
Marla - no
Alana - ok
Carey - awful

Tirfarthoin Wed 04-Nov-15 22:41:53

Ciara would go with you list and is lovely or Orla

manicinsomniac Thu 05-Nov-15 16:38:36

Flora - it's ok. Would probably use Florence and shorten.
Cora - it's ok. Much prefer Cara
Annabel, nickname Bel - really like Annabel but not Bel.
Mila - love it
Marla - love it but have only come across it spelled Mala which I like even better (poss only because it's the name of one of my best friends though!)
Alana - really like it
Carey - never come across. I don't think I'm keen.

Other ideas:
Arwen, Aphra, Alba, Aria, Ayla, Aya, Avril, April, Ariel, Amber, Autumn, Bronte, Brodie, Briar, Carys, Cerys, Cleo, Coco, Casey, Dana, Darcey, Dulcie, Eden, Erin, Effie, Enya, Edie, Esme, Elodie, Fallon, Ffion, Giselle, Gracie, Hana, Hallie, Hayley, Harley, Hadley, Iris, Iona, India, Jocelyn, Josie, Kayla, Kyra, Kyah, Kiki, Livia, Lilia, Lana, Lyla, Leona, Mika, Nia, Nyah, Nina, Nadia, Piper, Polly, Quinn, Rosa, Ruby, Ria, Sadie, Sorrel, Saffron, Saskia, Thea, Tara, Tansy, Verity, Willow, Zia

crumbs12 Fri 06-Nov-15 13:41:19

I like Orla and Lana, thanks will add to my list.
Bel doesn't seem to be a popular nn for annabel. Is it the spelling (does Belle have a nicer look to it?) or we quite like Annie, any opinions on that?

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