Florence's sister needs a name!

(70 Posts)
Pleasenomorepeppa Thu 06-Dec-12 17:30:04

I need some help. I'm 36 weeks pg with DD2 & we can't think/agree on a name.
DD1 is called Florence & we're pretty uninspired for this one.
So far we quite like:
Martha
Matilda
Eliza (DH is not keen on this one).
Any comments on these or suggestions would be gratefully received!

IndigoBelle Thu 06-Dec-12 17:36:51

Like Matilda the best

What about Claudia? Rebecca? Alexandra? Tara?

Auberginestripes Thu 06-Dec-12 17:39:20

Audrey. Audrey and Florence. You couldn't get more elegant and classy.

lovemybabyboy Thu 06-Dec-12 18:01:15

I like Matilda, Florence and Matilda sound lovely together.

BikeRunSki Thu 06-Dec-12 18:02:20

I like Martha.
Maude?

PPT Thu 06-Dec-12 18:03:46

Rowan or Charlotte are my favourites!

RayanneGraff Thu 06-Dec-12 19:10:15

Florence and
Cora
Violet
Harriet
Miriam
Rosalie
Iris
Serena
Jemima
Willa
Ottalie
Opal
Hazel
Vivienne
Beatrice

Also like Martha and Eliza, Matilda good too but lots around.

manicinsomniac Thu 06-Dec-12 19:36:47

I love Matilda. One of my very favourite names. Martha is nice too and I don't mind Eliza. They all go well with Florence

I also think Flora goes well with
Annabelle, Beatrice, Charlotte, Delilah, Eloise, Felicity, Georgina, Harriet, Isabelle, Joanna, Katherine, Lucy, Miranda, Natalie, Olivia, Philippa, Rosalind, Sophia, Tabitha, Victoria

smother Thu 06-Dec-12 21:09:02

Matilda and Martha are lovely. quite a few of both around. Eliza also very nice.

What about......
Mary
Iris
Nancy
Violet
Alice
Cecily
Miriam
Marianne

FernandoIsFaster Thu 06-Dec-12 21:19:37

Elizabeth? We have an Elizabeth and if we have another dd she will be a Florence.

WonkyWilly Thu 06-Dec-12 21:28:46

I think you couldn't do much better than Matilda and Florence together, really gorgeous!! How about Tallulah....I know sisters Tallulah and Florence! Jemima and Florence would also be fabulous!

AuntieShirley Thu 06-Dec-12 22:07:53

Matilda and Florence are perfect together. I know loads of Florence's but only a couple of Matilda's.
How about Florence and
Margot
Lilian
Felicity
Madeleine
Polly
Beatrice
Emmeline
Ursula
Xanthe
Theodora
Alice
Helena
Juliet?

Not keen on Martha or Eliza.

Tistheseasontobedramatic Thu 06-Dec-12 22:12:27

I know two sisters named Florence and Georgia.

sleepywombat Fri 07-Dec-12 05:49:20

I lived on a farm with 2 gloucester old spot sows called Florence & Matilda! Nice names though.

The Florences I know have sisters called Imogen, Hannah, Beatrice, Monica.

I think it goes well with Isabel & Catherine too.

Shanghaidiva Fri 07-Dec-12 06:09:04

I like Matilda.
From the suggestions above:
Helena, Isobel, Marianne and Juliet.

FlatCapAndAWhippet Fri 07-Dec-12 06:19:46

Mabel

......my all time favourite ever.

FergusSingsTheBlues Fri 07-Dec-12 06:24:56

Themachine?

Allalonenow Fri 07-Dec-12 06:49:25

Matilda is lovely and goes well with Florence. I don't like Martha or Eliza very much, they sound too harsh to me.
Also, Tilda is a sweet nn.

HDee Fri 07-Dec-12 06:52:53

Robert

Honestly, you and your husband have had 30+ weeks to consider names, are you really going to name your daughter on the advice of strangers from Mumsnet?

I really ought to hide this section of MN...

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfJolly Fri 07-Dec-12 06:56:14

Amelia smile

Matilda is my favourite of your names but on reading the thread title Ivy came to mind.

Hermione?

Lydia?

EugenesAxeChoppedDownANiceTree Fri 07-Dec-12 07:39:57

Well I had a proper think about this one and I think Florence is (especially given the city connotation) a name that suggests refinement, elegance, beauty. A lot of the names mentioned are lovely but just too dowdy or simple next to Florence. Martha is a great name but thanks to the Bible story it conjures up drudgery, so I don't like it so much as a partner.

The name I've seen suggested that I really like as a match is Beatrice, nickname Bea (but pronounced the same way as a Danish friend of mine; Bey-ah, not Bee).

I also like of the suggestions Imogen, Marianne, Juliet, Catherine, Elisabeth, Georgia, Philippa. I will add Elysia and Meredith.

HDee - who is Robert? If it's the OP I'd say no, she's going to name based on her opinion of what suits! There's no harm in asking opinions of strangers for names in the right ballpark, to widen her selection pool. I was named after an elderly lady in the hospital my Mum had me in... random inspiration.

forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 09:31:59

I flipping love Martha. But I also agree with a few upthread - so what about Audrey, Beatrice, Nancy, Cecilia, Iris, Joan, Elizabeth.

To my ear (and this is based on absolutely nothing) Matilda sounds much more modern than Florence, and Eliza more 'flashy' - I like both names but not with Florence.

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 09:44:06

My grandmother was called Florence, her sisters were Dorothy, rose and Elizabeth. I like Rose with Florence.

MyDingaling Fri 07-Dec-12 09:52:45

Florence and Esther

SmallKindnesses Fri 07-Dec-12 09:54:08

Martha, Beatrice, Iris.

And I LOVE Margot.

GW297 Fri 07-Dec-12 09:55:58

Phoebe

redshoes Fri 07-Dec-12 09:56:13

Francesca. Flossie and Frankie

HelpOneAnother Fri 07-Dec-12 10:03:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 10:13:04

HelpOneAnother - I like all those names. Jean always reminds me of watching the prime of miss jean Brodie as a child.

forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 10:47:35

Ooh I love Margo/Margot. Definitely time for bringing that back (I can't with my surname but I think it's beautiful)

telsa Fri 07-Dec-12 11:50:43

Adelaide
Emmeline
Georgina
Hester
Celine
Marianne
Melissa

Ebb Fri 07-Dec-12 12:34:17

I love:

Florence and Matilda
Florence and Beatrice
Florence and Georgia
Florence and Elizabeth
Florence and Isabelle
Florence and Helena

Startail Fri 07-Dec-12 14:38:22

Resisting saying Ermentrude (and showing my age) I think any of the classic similar length names would work. Florence is actually avery pretty name, but coming from a house that only owned a VCR so as to record The Magic Roundabout leaves it's scars.

Eugenie springs to mind and Jenni is a cute NN.

I love Rosalind Rosamund and similar.

Harriet, Ottilie, Rebecca, Isabella, Beatrice, Charlotte, Elizabeth or Bryony spring to mind.

Pleasenomorepeppa Fri 07-Dec-12 15:05:14

Thanks Mumsnet! I really like Margot & Rose. DD's suggestion was Rosie Hermione Grainger!!

amck5700 Fri 07-Dec-12 20:31:15

Henrietta?

Clary Sat 08-Dec-12 00:24:06

I like your three names OP.

Florence was set to be DS2's name (if a girl!)

I also like
Mabel, Agnes, Edith, Constance, Cecily, Harriet.

soundevenfruity Sat 08-Dec-12 00:34:38

Felicity?

LulaBear Sat 08-Dec-12 01:56:00

I think Matilda is a beautiful name

zippey Sat 08-Dec-12 02:28:08

Linda?

sashh Sat 08-Dec-12 03:36:15

Paris, or another place name?

BellaOfTheBalls Sat 08-Dec-12 04:26:16

There are sisters Florence and Hermione at DS2's nursery.

I am actually a Florence but telling you my sisters name would completely out me. grin

zipzap Sat 08-Dec-12 06:17:41

Harriet
Clementine
Hester
Coco
Rosamund

Or if you want to keepan Italianate place name theme - how about:
Venetia

There's also Sienna but I don't like that as much.

LittlePandaBear Sat 08-Dec-12 08:36:55

I know of sisters Florence and Hadley, if you were after a completely different vibe!

Hulababy Sat 08-Dec-12 08:38:36

I really like Martha and Matilda and think both sound nice with Florence.

I know a child called Florence and her sister is Ophelia.

toomuchchristmaspudding Sat 08-Dec-12 08:38:38

How about Florence & Fleur? I guess they mean the same thing, but I think they sound nice together.

Lavinia?

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Sat 08-Dec-12 21:27:58

My great aunts were Florence, Mabel and Edith!

juule Sat 08-Dec-12 21:29:53

Love Lavinia smile

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Sat 08-Dec-12 21:30:45

Claudia is lovely. I like Eliza and Martha but not matilda

TheSecondComing Sat 08-Dec-12 21:30:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pitufina Sat 08-Dec-12 21:31:19

Matilda is nice. Maybe Elizabeth instead of Eliza?

elvisola Sat 08-Dec-12 21:32:42

I know siblings called Florence and Darcey

Skiffen Sat 08-Dec-12 21:32:46

I know sisters Florence &:

Imogen
Alexandra
Olivia

SanityClause Sat 08-Dec-12 21:33:51

My grandmother's sister was Florence. She was Ruth, and they had a cousin called Silvia.

Of the three, I loooove Sylvia.

herethereandeverywhere Sat 08-Dec-12 23:57:03

Ha! Loving these comments. My DD1 is Florence and DD2 is Matilda Martha! (I'm inadvertently a mumsnet cliche!)

I had loads of lovely comments about DD2's name. Oh and if there was ever a DD3 <hopeful, maybe, one day> I'd like her to be Audrey. And DD2 was nearly Meredith (LOVE this!) but DH wasn't sure.

Not sure if that's helpful or not? smile

yellowsubmarine53 Sun 09-Dec-12 00:12:50

I know sisters called Florence and Rose. Names work really well together and separately.

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sun 09-Dec-12 00:14:33

I know a Florence, her sister is called Joyce, they go together nicely i think.

goralka Sun 09-Dec-12 00:18:43

Joanna then you will have Flo and Jo

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 09-Dec-12 00:23:39

My Florence's sister is called Scarlett and her middle name is Ottilie.
We like them!

amck5700 Sun 09-Dec-12 00:25:55

Florence & Vanessa

Startail Sun 09-Dec-12 01:03:11

My youngest cousin is Rosie (Rosemary on her BC, but always Rosie).

I wasn't sure about it when she was born and I was 15, but it has really grown on me. It has a timeless charm that Lily, poppy and Daisy probably don't have.

It certainly goes well with Florence.

Geranium3 Sun 09-Dec-12 16:19:08

marigold
eleanor
daisy
vivienne

buttercrumble Sun 09-Dec-12 16:21:42

Annie or Violet...

3boysgirlontheway Sun 09-Dec-12 17:00:03

Primrose. My Florence wont have a sister but, if she did I would consider Primrose for her.

yellowsubmarine53 Sun 09-Dec-12 17:41:40

Iris or Viola?

PieEyedAndLairySanta Sun 09-Dec-12 17:56:01

My great gran and her sisters were, including some middle names:

Florence
Nancy
Jessie
Emily
Alice
Beatrice
Ethel
Rose
Violet and Hepzibah grin

mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 19:28:21

Annabel
Antonia
Constance or Constanza
Cornelia
Christabel
Genevieve
Vivienne
Katherine
Stella
Hazel
Helena
Leonora
Laurel
Lyra
Evelyn
Melisande
Rosalind
Linnea
Tess or Tessa
Penelope
Madeleine
Honor

Some lovely names on this thread.
Of the names you have in mind, OP, I like Matilda and I think it goes really well with Florence. I like Eliza but I think Elizabeth goes better with Florence. I'm not keen on Martha at all.

mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 19:30:56

PieEyed, isn't it amazing how up to date those names look? Maybe with the exception of Ethel.
I know a little Hephzibah.

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