I am 39w+5d and we are struggling to come up with any names!!

(26 Posts)
1sttimerdue260816 Wed 24-Aug-16 23:02:39

Hi
I am due on Friday and we don't have a name yet. I am having a girl. We have been calling her freddy (the foetus) since i got pregnant and i can imagine that we will end up calling her freddy if we aren't careful because we are really struggling to come up with any names we actually really like. I don't know if its partly because we are both first time parents and the whole baby appearing is still a bit surreal (not sure if anyone else was the same!).

Names we like a bit are victoria, elizabeth, ada, edith, and evelyn. We don't love any though and i can't imagine calling the baby any of these names.
People keep asking us if we have a name for her yet. Everyone seems convinced that we have chosen a name but are just keeping it secret which is really not the case at all!
Any suggestions from anyone else?
Or do you think it will be easier to name her once she's arrived?

Thanks smile

smudgedlipstick Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:59

We didn't find out what we were having so us to come up with two names! By the one she was born will still us no name.... And a week after she still is no name.... For me personally it helped to see her and give her a name that she suited. Don't worry about it ok much, it's ok not to have a name until you meet her

smudgedlipstick Wed 24-Aug-16 23:05:51

We didn't find out what we were having so had to come up with two names! By the one she was born will still had no name.... And a week after she still had no name.... For me personally it helped to see her and give her a name that she suited. Don't worry about it ok much, it's ok not to have a name until you meet her

smudgedlipstick Wed 24-Aug-16 23:06:03

We didn't find out what we were having so had to come up with two names! By the one she was born will still had no name.... And a week after she still had no name.... For me personally it helped to see her and give her a name that she suited. Don't worry about it ok much, it's ok not to have a name until you meet her

smudgedlipstick Wed 24-Aug-16 23:06:23

Sorry for three posts hmm

sglodion Wed 24-Aug-16 23:07:15

My eldest was a week old before she had a name. I would say don't rush into it though, I felt desperate to give her a name so agreed to my DHs suggestion that I wasn't that fussed on really. It's her now and I love it but at the time we rushed to tell people and I was still unsure but it felt too late to change it.

NotTodaySatan Wed 24-Aug-16 23:10:11

If you're like me, any and all name ideas you had previous to the birth will go out the window as soon as she's born!

From your list I like Ada and Edith.

If you are already calling her Freddy, how about Francesca with Frankie as her nn?

(Although I kinda love Freddy for a girl 😯) Frederica is a mouthful though isn't it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 24-Aug-16 23:40:46

Hopefully she'll name herself. You'll be surprised how many babies do that.
My sister's friend was going to call her ds Joseph, but. She went with Elliot.
She said. As soon as he was born. He just had Elliot written all over him.

Sophronia Wed 24-Aug-16 23:44:21

Winifred or Frederica grin

manicinsomniac Wed 24-Aug-16 23:49:03

Do you love Freddy? You could go with Frederica? or even Freya?

I like Victoria from your list. You seem to like old fashioned, elegant names. How about:

Alexandra, Alice, Anne, Ava, Anastasia, Aurora, Alethea, Beatrice, Charlotte, Cordelia, Cassandra, Christina, Christabel, Cecilia, Cecily, Dorothea, Daphne, Elise, Esme, Florence, Frances, Georgina, Harriet, Henrietta, Harmony, Isabella, Iris, Ivy, Juliette, Julia, Katherine, Kate, Lucinda, Liliana, Lydia, Larissa, Lavinia, Leandra, Millicent, Miranda, Matilda, Margaret, Martha, Mary, Maria, Natalia, Olivia, Pandora, Paloma, Rosemary, Rosalie, Rosamund, Rosalind, Susan, Suzannah, Sylvia, Tabitha, Thalia, Vanessa, Vivienne

AndNowItsSeven Wed 24-Aug-16 23:50:53

My current favourite girls name is Dorothy.

TwoLittleBlooms Wed 24-Aug-16 23:50:53

Ooh Ada and Edith are lovely names [smiles]

Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 23:51:34

Ava and Isla are similar to the names on your list x

calzone Wed 24-Aug-16 23:54:26

Names I like.....

Ava
Bea
Clemency
Dulcie
Imogen
Oriele
Annabel
Belinda
Suzanna

Quasilulu Thu 25-Aug-16 00:14:24

I love the name Frieda. Any good?

blue2014 Thu 25-Aug-16 00:16:26

Ester

age81 Thu 25-Aug-16 00:30:33

What about Teddy?

My next favourite name is Audrey.

Rainbowqueeen Thu 25-Aug-16 00:40:08

Do you like any of the variations of Elizabeth eg Libby, Beth, Bethan?

There's no rule that babies need to have a name before they are born!!! I think it will all come together with the name that seems just right for her once she arrives.

user1471501988 Thu 25-Aug-16 12:12:11

Winifred, I actually think Freddy sounds really sweet.

1sttimerdue260816 Thu 25-Aug-16 21:48:48

thanks for all your comments and suggestions. we are still struggling but I'm going to try not to worry about it quite yet
smile

user1471501988 Thu 25-Aug-16 22:02:33

Ida is a nice name OP.

TurtlesAreAwesome Fri 26-Aug-16 09:45:32

If you like Edith, would you consider Eden or Eleanor?

As for Victoria, in Greek mythology Niki is the goddess of victory, so you may like that. smile

Blahia Fri 26-Aug-16 12:31:12

I was also going to suggest Frida or Frieda with Freddy as a nickname smile (also with a due date on a Friday, Frida is perfect! Haha)

I like Ada and Elizabeth from your list, but as others have said, perhaps she will name herself? Don't stress when people press you for a name, wait to announce it till you're ready smile

Dogolphin Fri 26-Aug-16 18:19:41

Elinor
Kezia
Hannah
Emmaline

HayleyAnn88 Fri 26-Aug-16 19:31:23

We had very similar taste in names to you and settled on Helena for our little girl.

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