Sister for Frida

(56 Posts)
TheBeanpole Wed 31-Aug-16 14:22:03

DD1 is Frida (which we know is a bit of a marmite name, but we love it and it suits her very well).

DD2 due any day and we can't quite find something we like as much.

Current front-runners are:
Dorothy (Dora for short, probably)
Nell (just Nell, not short for anything)
We both like Aphra but think it sounds too much like Frida? Possibly as a middle name.
Ivy was near the top of the list but DP went right off it when he saw how popular it was getting.

I also like Edme - a family name and I haven't heard of any others, but think she will basically just get called Esme all the time.

Any thoughts on the above or other ideas. We quite like granny-ish names, as you might be able to tell...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 31-Aug-16 16:07:06

Is it pronounced Free-da. My Nan was a Freda short for Winifred.
Out of your suggestions. I quite like Nell.
Other suggestions
Elsie
Kitty
Josie
Ivy
May
Mary
Annie
Sarah
Betsy
Jane
Dottie
Ada

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 31-Aug-16 16:19:48

I'm not keen on Nell.

Dorothy is okay and Dora is a cute nickname.

mrsclooneytoyou Wed 31-Aug-16 16:20:42

Love your choices. Also like

Thelma
Tabitha
Margot
Mabel
Faye
Joy

EllenDegenerate Wed 31-Aug-16 17:47:04

Agnes

SorenaJ Wed 31-Aug-16 17:48:27

Clara
Astrid
Alma
Freya
Nora
Ellen
Agnes

Mojito6 Wed 31-Aug-16 17:49:18

Edith

Jooni Wed 31-Aug-16 18:07:02

Dorothy/Dora and Nell are both sweet.

How about Greta? Margot? Bridget? Ingrid? Maeve?

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 31-Aug-16 18:11:42

Dorothy is my favourite.

GastonsPomPomWrath Wed 31-Aug-16 18:14:43

Miriam
Sylvie
Ada
Blythe

LotsOfDots Wed 31-Aug-16 18:17:30

I opened the thread to say Dorothy! I also like Nell.

Edme will as you say be misread as Esme (autocorrect tried to change it as well!) it also makes me thing of those edamame beans!

LotsOfDots Wed 31-Aug-16 18:18:26

I also love Mabel.

barnet Wed 31-Aug-16 18:20:54

Nell is lovely.
Also Estelle.

ample Wed 31-Aug-16 18:32:17

Nell. It's perfect.
I quite like the name Della since I came across it in a film but I would avoid a name or nickname ending with the same 'a' sound as her sister. Just my own personal preference.

I know sisters named Hayley and Bailey. Some think it's twee cute but no, just no.

sillyoldfool Wed 31-Aug-16 18:34:25

Greta?
Ida?

user1471560343 Wed 31-Aug-16 18:43:01

Vera
Nora
Ruth
Elsa
Martha

SueTrinder Wed 31-Aug-16 19:18:18

DS would have been Frida if he'd been a girl. Of your list I really love Aphra, I actually work with one at the moment and she's fab.

Other names we thought about: Ingrid, Elsa, Erika, Gudrun, Ola, Freya, Birgitta, Greta, Sigrid.

Hoolit Wed 31-Aug-16 19:33:30

Nell is lovely.
How about

Florence
Cora
Rose
Violet

Artandco Wed 31-Aug-16 19:36:53

Is Frida pronounced the same as Frieda? Or is Frida 'frid-a'?

Margot or Nora or Rita

Kokox314 Wed 31-Aug-16 19:37:46

Greta
Hazel
Margo
Lois

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 31-Aug-16 19:46:28

Out of your list I prefer Aphra and Ivy. Otherwise

Alba
Maud
Peggy
Doris

Blahia Wed 31-Aug-16 19:54:18

LOVE Frida (also my preferred spelling!)

Also like Nell and Aphra, so how about:

Anaïs
Millicent (Mille/ Milly)
Petra
Anouk
Ingrid
Lola
Emmy
Ivy
Roberta
Wilma
Dusty
Elma
Elva
Seren
Björk
Paloma
Elise
Petra
Pearl
Estelle
Ida
Aida
Isolde
?

JanuaryJuniper Wed 31-Aug-16 20:48:54

My dd is called Aphra Birdie Scout.....it's rare to hear people suggesting it smile Frida is lovely.

Other names I just love are...

Juno
Indie
Junia
Greta
Fleur
Wren
Maude
Mabel

Surf25 Wed 31-Aug-16 21:03:55

Marta
Daphne
Sadie

JanuaryJuniper Wed 31-Aug-16 21:07:50

Oh love the suggestion of Daphne!

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