elegant girls names

(51 Posts)
DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:31:29

My SIL has just found out she is having a girl but is really stuck for names. They want something elegant that will suit dd at all ages and something that isn't overly popular/trendy. Some names she likes but can't use are...

Madeleine
Caroline
Susannah
Francesca
Charlotte
Annabelle

Any suggestions for her? Thanks. smile

DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:33:21

forgot to say, middle name will be Anne (family name) or Ruth if Anne doesn't sound right. Ta.

WhatKatyDidnt Sat 26-Jan-13 19:36:47

Alice
Juliet
Rosalind
?

Passmethecrisps Sat 26-Jan-13 19:38:31

A name particularly close to my heart is Penelope. Penelope Ruth sounds nice

DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:41:56

Ooooh, Penelope Ruth is good...may steal that for myself! grin

Bagofmashings Sat 26-Jan-13 19:44:54

Alexandra Ruth
Emily Anne

DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:51:46

Alexandra is another one she loves but her sister has an Alexander. You're definately on the right lines though. Gabriella is currently the only one on the maybe list!

carolinecordery Sat 26-Jan-13 19:54:49

Genevieve?

Mellymog Sat 26-Jan-13 19:58:15

Jocelyn?

Passmethecrisps Sat 26-Jan-13 19:59:22

I'm telling dessielou!

Wigeon Sat 26-Jan-13 20:00:01

Catherine? Lots of nickname possibilities she'd like.

Passmethecrisps Sat 26-Jan-13 20:00:19

Melissa?

Wigeon Sat 26-Jan-13 20:00:21

*if she'd like.

WickWackThurso Sat 26-Jan-13 20:00:39

Cassandra
Camilla
Helena
Persephone
Evangaline

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 26-Jan-13 20:06:29

We had a similar criteria we went with one on your list OP but here are some others we considered.

Felicity
Eleanor
Camille
Henrietta
Harriet

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 26-Jan-13 20:08:36

Oh we also considered Florence as was Great Granny's name

baskingseals Sat 26-Jan-13 20:16:21

Honor

Miranda

Cecelia

Diana

Constance - perhaps with the nickname Coco

Marianne

Margot

Fabienne

Solero Sat 26-Jan-13 20:20:24

We have a Jennifer Grace, not sure whether you'd class it as elegant but she was the only Jennifer they had on the list when we registered her birth so it seems not so mainstream anymore.

hf128219 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:21:10

Hero Eva

Jac1978 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:58:43

Isabella
Sophia
Olivia
Ava
Isla
Grace
Freya
Abigail
Megan
Sienna
Florence
Martha
Faith
Erin
Matilda
Eliza - my fave!

HouseOfBears Sat 26-Jan-13 21:33:17

Lucinda
Rosanna
Rosalie
Emmeline
Claudia
Serena
Beatrice

EddieVeddersfoxymop Sat 26-Jan-13 21:34:10

I have an Abigail <although she lacks a little in elegance at the moment> grin

Lollybrolly Sat 26-Jan-13 21:46:25

Selina
Elizabeth
Lucy/Lucinda
Cecelia
Grace
Octavia
Otteline
Elodie
Henrietta
Jessica
Alice
Freya
Rosa
Regina
Frances
Cressida
Clarissa
Vanessa

BouncyPenguin Sat 26-Jan-13 21:57:15

Annie Ruth
Vivienne Ruth
Magdalene Anne
Milena Ruth
Romily Anne
Verity Anne
Victoria Ruth
Patricia Ruth
Fiona Ruth
Trinity Anne
Gretchen Ruth
Margaret Anne

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Sat 26-Jan-13 22:07:55

Mirabelle?

MrsHuxtable Sat 26-Jan-13 22:18:14

Susannah!

I'd love to use that name but know of one who's a bitch. sad

MrsHuxtable Sat 26-Jan-13 22:18:46

Oh sorry, just saw she can't use it.

racingheart Sat 26-Jan-13 22:20:51

Go for names from Shakespeare?

Beatrice
Rosalind
Hero
Helena
Miranda
Jessica
Portia
Olivia
Cressida
Juliet
Cordelia
Luciana
Adriana
Octavia
Constance
Marina
Hermione

etc

jkklpu Sat 26-Jan-13 22:21:43

Margaux
Vivien
Odile
Marianne
Verity

amck5700 Sat 26-Jan-13 22:58:20

Lillian Ruth
Harriet Anne
Henrietta Anne
Persephone Anne

Susannah is brilliant.

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 03:16:02

some fantastic suggestions, I will pass them all on. I've just thought of Joanna...do you think it fits the bill?

TheWave Sun 27-Jan-13 13:49:46

Celia
Phoebe

MrsHuxtable Sun 27-Jan-13 14:42:25

Also JOSEPHINE!

Sadly I can't use it either as a close friend named her DD it.

Lovely, elegant name!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Jan-13 19:20:19

How about Coraline if Caroline is not allowed?

I'm currently loving Marjolaine.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Jan-13 19:21:41

i love claudia and francesca

Viviennemary Sun 27-Jan-13 19:25:12

Camilla
Rosamund
Georgiana
Clarissa
Vanessa
Venetia
Marguerite

Are all quite elegant I think.

DisappointedHorse Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:30

Hilary. I love this and am a little sad that I'll never get to use it!

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:43:56

Thanks everyone! Current list...
Josephine (good work mrshuxtable!)
Camille/camilla (she's a bit worried about the parker-Bowles connection though)

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:48:13

Sorry, posted too early! Also on the list...
Gabriella
Carys
Rebecca(not sure on this one.)

More thoughts in these and new suggestions welcome. Thank you oh wise mumsnetters! grin

lostinindia Sun 27-Jan-13 20:02:23

Audrey.

CountBapula Sun 27-Jan-13 20:04:56

Daphne
Penelope
Sophia
Lara

Gabriella is my fave gild name, and Kitty but Kitty not very elegant IMO

DanceYourselfDizzyBaby Sun 27-Jan-13 20:05:54

Ginevra. I used to have a friend called Ginevra who was terribly elegant and beautiful.

bodiddly Sun 27-Jan-13 20:06:26

Clementine
Antonia
Giselle
Valentina

DieWilde13 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:09:56

Camilla
Victoria
Florence
Helena
Philippa
Josephine
Ellen
Florentine
Mara/Lara

AyeOopMoose Sun 27-Jan-13 20:11:16

Cordelia
Miranda
Hermione

(These were my favourites if it hadn't been for our ridiculously long surname!)

Really like Josephine too.

racingheart Sun 27-Jan-13 21:02:05

Serena?

Love Gabriella.

WhereMyMilk Sun 27-Jan-13 21:07:08

Eleanor Rose
Hermionie Grace
Rosalind Alice

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:20:09

Elegant names are classic names so

Anastasia
Alexandra
Caroline
Catherine
Cecilia
Claudia
Cosima
Elizabeth
Francesca
Frederica
Helena
Josephine
Margaret
Theodora
Vivienne

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:56:07

Forgot Georgina - still "love" Georgina!

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