a few girl names

(14 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Sun 23-Oct-16 20:29:20

Not pregnant currently just looking for opinions....

Madeline (prn. Mad-uh-line)
Norah
Matilda
Emmeline
Olive
Tallulah
Adelaide
Esmee
Zara
Elspeth
Thomasina
Aleydis
Clothilde
Thisbe
Ottilie
Margot
Bronwen
Benjamina
Rosalind

Our daughter has an old fashioned, unusual name (think not too 500) hence why alot of the names aren't ones you hear every day

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Oct-16 21:09:55

Love Elspeth, Emmeline, Olive and Matilda.
I'm afraid I don't like the rest, but someone will be along soon, who does.

BarInSpace Sun 23-Oct-16 22:13:28

I like these:

Emmeline
Tallulah
Zara
Elspeth
Rosalind

RaingodswithZippos Sun 23-Oct-16 22:18:57

I haven't heard Thisbe for years. My nan's next door neighbour was Thisbe, or Thiz for short.

I think most of these are really pretty - I imagine they would suit a very delicate fey sort of girl.

Thetruthfairy Sun 23-Oct-16 23:07:43

Very, very similar name style to me.
We had Norah and Emmeline on our shortlist. We also considered Cora, Clara, Maggie and Edith x

RebelandaStunner Mon 24-Oct-16 08:10:24

I have a friend called Elspeth and I really like it but everyone calls her Beth which to me is a different name and less unusual.
I like
Zara
Esmee (but prefer it spelt Esme)

Pluto30 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:32:26

Madeline (prn. Mad-uh-line) - 10/10. Love the spelling and pronunciation.

Norah - 5/10. Prefer the spelling Nora, but not that fussed either way.

Matilda - 8/10. Love. Gets two points taken off for the nicknames Tilly and Tilda, which I hate.

Emmeline - 2/10. Too fussy and overdone for me. I like Emily and don't mind Emma and Emmy though, funnily enough.

Olive - 9/10. Love. Would've considered this if it went with my surname.

Tallulah - 1/10. Reminds me a duck, for some reason (I assume there was a duck character named Tallulah at some point, otherwise Christ knows where I got this association from).

Adelaide - 1/10. City in Australia, also known as the murder capital of the world.

Esmee - 7/10. Like this, but prefer it spelt Esme.

Zara - 2/10. Not keen. Overpriced, ill-fitting clothes come to mind. I also just prefer Sarah for a similar name.

Elspeth - 1/10. Hate, sorry.

Thomasina - 9/10. I actually love this. I know a girl with this as her middle name and always thought it was awesome. May only work if there's Italian heritage though.

Aleydis - 1/10. No idea how to pronounce this.

Clothilde - 1/10. All I see is "clot".

Thisbe - 1/10. Horrible.

Ottilie - 1/10. Otters.

Margot - 1/10. Just sounds ugly, IMO.

Bronwen - 1/10. Old lady name. My grandmother has about three friends named Bronwen/Bronwyn and they all get Bron/Bronny for short (awful).

Benjamina - 1/10. Would think this was made up, if it isn't.

Rosalind - 1/10. Knew a weird Amish-like lady named this once. She got Roz for short.

Sgoinneal Mon 24-Oct-16 10:37:59

Like Madeline, Norah, Olive, Elspeth, Matilda, Rosalind. Love Margot.

Rosaline? (Roz-uh-line)
Edith
Cora
Martha
Greta

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 24-Oct-16 16:16:32

Love Elspeth. Beautiful. (Only problem is it potentially becomes another Ellie.)

Really like:
Madeline
Norah
Esme (rather than Esmee)
Zara
Margot
Rosalind

Great list!

Nonameyet1 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:41:40

Madeline - Yes
Norah - Batty?
Matilda - Yes
Emmeline - not heard of it but don't love it or hate it
Olive - Not for me
Talulah - No
Adelaide - like
Esme - ok
Zara - yes
Elspeth - like the name but tricky to pronounce
Thomasina
Aleydis
Clothilde
Thisbe
Ottilie - yes
Margot - nope
Bronwen - yes
Benjamina - loved the one on the bake off
Rosalind - yes

Haven't heard of the ones I didn't comment on.

SorenaJ Tue 25-Oct-16 21:43:15

Love Norah, Matilda, Bronwen and Rosalind

Yawninghippo Wed 26-Oct-16 09:01:31

Love Benjamina and my daughter's middle name is Thomasina.

ample Wed 26-Oct-16 09:23:16

Elspeth, Margot & Rosalind. All three are timeless classics.

Esmee, Matilda & Ottilie are (to me) becoming common. There's too much 'try' in them.

Oysterbabe Wed 26-Oct-16 10:32:43

What about Coraline?

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