Recognisable but under used girls' names

(122 Posts)
babyblabber Tue 01-Nov-16 10:19:43

Looking for a pretty girl's name for potential DD3.

I'd love a name that's recognisable, easy to spell and pronounce but not hugely used (wouldn't everyone?!). Examples that come to mind (but not names i would use) are Sienna, Imogen, Soleil, Cleo, Elise, Juliet, Elena, Valentina.

I love Penelope which seems popular on here but certainly wouldn't be where I live, but DH not having it!

Any ideas?

AppleCanoe Tue 01-Nov-16 10:22:37

Lydia and Mary are two that come to mind

instantly Tue 01-Nov-16 10:31:39

Caroline
Audrey
Primrose

Zhabr Tue 01-Nov-16 10:33:40

Solange
Lyse
Alissa
Sylvia
Esther
Beatrice
Larissa
Sadie

namechange7711 Tue 01-Nov-16 10:37:40

Names from the 70s are not hugely used at the moment:

Rachel
Laura
Alison
Michelle
Nicola/Nicole
Lisa
Joanna
Sarah
Beverley
Ruth
Jane
Helen / Helena

Backhometothenorth Tue 01-Nov-16 10:38:49

Mabel
Esther
Miriam

(My shortlist for my now 8 week old daughtersmile)

Lancelottie Tue 01-Nov-16 10:41:11

Helen
Frances
Judith

ClaudiaWankleman Tue 01-Nov-16 10:43:32

Since when was Soleil an easy name for the DC/ receptionist/ call centre worker/ doctor to spell?

eddiemairswife Tue 01-Nov-16 10:43:48

Josephine

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 01-Nov-16 10:51:58

Colette
Carmen
Camilla
Cressida
Anais
Tanya
Thalia
Verity

babyblabber Tue 01-Nov-16 10:55:05

Lovely names so far, keep them coming!

I don't think Soleil is hard to pronounce/spell!

Couflan Tue 01-Nov-16 10:59:58

Amanda

instantly Tue 01-Nov-16 12:23:24

Ooh not Amanda! I'm just watching the Netflix documentary about Amanda Knox!

WhilkandMisky Tue 01-Nov-16 12:30:47

Jemima, Estelle, Eliza, Gabriella

neonrainbow Tue 01-Nov-16 12:34:03

Claudia

Artandco Tue 01-Nov-16 12:38:19

Estelle
Nora
Saskia
Daphne
Theodora
Pearl
Natalia

ImSoVeryTired Tue 01-Nov-16 12:49:12

If you don't want popular don't go for Imogen. That seems really popular and I'm sure it's been in the top 50 girls names for a few years.
I'm afraid I also think Soleil would fox some people (more so than the others).
Louise
Gemma
Catherine
Felicity
Suzette
Erin
Sara (not pronounced Sarah)
Lucy
Sian
Jessica
Hannah
It's not that I particularly like these but they are names of girls at my school, so likely to be out of fashion now.

alloutofnameideas Tue 01-Nov-16 12:50:41

I have a Millicent. I've never met another!!

littlemissM92 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:50:41

Nora x

Sweets101 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:52:28

Love Miriam.
Heidi
Susanna
Jessamy
Maria
Mariah
Marianne

CostaAddict Tue 01-Nov-16 12:52:28

Grace
Norah
Elena

My shortlist if I ever get a girl grin

MumboNumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:53:44

Clara
Stephanie
Rebecca

I LOVE the names on this thread (and have one of them :D)

bec54 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:54:07

Rose / Rosie
Emma
Anna
Hannah
Molly
Frankie???

MumboNumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:55:09

Abigail
Rosemary
Francesca

MumboNumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 12:55:17

Alicia

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