Exotic unusual girl names starting with A! Come on people...

(100 Posts)
ScottyDoc Mon 04-Mar-13 22:56:59

Dd 3 due in July. Need something preferably with an A beginning..unusual..exotic...non tacky..

HadMyTwo Mon 04-Mar-13 22:58:45

Alvina (means friend of elves or noble friend male version is Alvin).

Zhx3 Mon 04-Mar-13 22:58:52

Astrid?

armagh Mon 04-Mar-13 23:00:28

Aurelie

fuckwittery Mon 04-Mar-13 23:01:41

Ariadne
Adeline
Arizona

Jagsy Mon 04-Mar-13 23:02:01

Anya

deemented Mon 04-Mar-13 23:03:38

My DD1's middle name is Azariah - i so wish i'd had the guts to have it as a first name.

UnrequitedSkink Mon 04-Mar-13 23:03:47

Anaïs. Pronounced A-na-EES.

UnrequitedSkink Mon 04-Mar-13 23:04:12

Aurelie is gorgeous too.

BeaWheesht Mon 04-Mar-13 23:04:31

Arianne
Amelie
Ailish
Ariadne
Aurelia

BettyStogs Mon 04-Mar-13 23:04:51

Alyssa

BeaWheesht Mon 04-Mar-13 23:04:54

Annalise

Thewhingingdefective Mon 04-Mar-13 23:05:28

How exotic? Pacific rim, or Scottish, Irish etc?

Alba
Aisling
Ailsa
Athwenna
Anastasia
Anya
Aoife
Amabel
Anique

Fallenangle Mon 04-Mar-13 23:06:13

Audrey, Alexis, Asha

Fallenangle Mon 04-Mar-13 23:06:38

Oops Aisha, not Asha

Iwillorderthefood Mon 04-Mar-13 23:07:08

Anusha (pronounced Anoosha)
Aaranya
Archanna

Love Aurelie

saintmerryweather Mon 04-Mar-13 23:09:00

Avelina

Rhubarbgarden Mon 04-Mar-13 23:09:34

Anemone
Anouk
Atalanta

mamalovesmojitos Mon 04-Mar-13 23:09:53

Aurelia
Arianna
Aluna
Aoibhinn

montmartre Mon 04-Mar-13 23:10:13

Astarte

Astrid.

Amethyst.

Annalise.

ScottyDoc Mon 04-Mar-13 23:12:13

Ooh I am liking these grin thankyou

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 04-Mar-13 23:17:00

Allegra.
Adina.
Alina.
Anastasia.
Araminta.

garlicbrain Mon 04-Mar-13 23:19:01

Aileen
Ailsa
Athens or Athena
Amara
Aveline
Artemis

Artemis was a hunter goddess with the power to make people fall in love. I like her! Similar to Cupid only more sexy and dangerous, with better legs.

Aurelia - means golden one.
I love everything about this name

steppemum Mon 04-Mar-13 23:32:21

Alalia (spanish apaprently)

Arianna

Zhx3 Mon 04-Mar-13 23:33:12

Alethea

ProtegeMoi Mon 04-Mar-13 23:36:27

I know a little girl named Amelka, unusual and pretty.

DessieLou Tue 05-Mar-13 02:38:49

Ariella
Alaina

NadiaWadia Tue 05-Mar-13 02:45:24

Anouk. Anoushka.

mathanxiety Tue 05-Mar-13 04:52:20

Angharad ('much beloved' in Welsh)
Aphra
Antonia
Aifric
Agnes
Agatha
Antoinette
Aine
Alastriona
Ailbhe
Aniela

williaminajetfighter Tue 05-Mar-13 05:53:17

Aviana.

Aris.

Aurora. A very cool woman I know.

cuillereasoupe Tue 05-Mar-13 09:49:34

Aris? As in "sitting on your"?! confused

xigris Tue 05-Mar-13 09:55:15

Aurora
Andromeda

telsa Tue 05-Mar-13 10:52:33

Arabella
Adeline
Adriana
Angelique

kelda Tue 05-Mar-13 10:53:54

Amara
Anona

kelda Tue 05-Mar-13 10:55:33

Algunde

kelda Tue 05-Mar-13 10:59:34

Ok maybe not Algunde. But it is unusual!

What about
Adelaide

SunshineOutdoors Tue 05-Mar-13 11:13:13

Amaya

PistachioTruffle Tue 05-Mar-13 11:17:43

Amina

SilverOldie Tue 05-Mar-13 12:40:26

Alexandria - love Aurelia

rednellie Tue 05-Mar-13 12:45:58

Arianwen. (Welsh)

OlyRoller Tue 05-Mar-13 12:52:53

Anouk

Penguinbeaver Tue 05-Mar-13 12:54:17

Ayana

InkleWinkle Tue 05-Mar-13 13:09:32

Aurelia
Alexandra
Athena
Alexa

almostanotherday Tue 05-Mar-13 13:25:45

Alanah

CruCru Tue 05-Mar-13 17:02:13

Alba

I have always wanted a little girl called Aurelie, bad very sadly I think that most English people would say it 'Orally'... Anoushka is a fab name and has loads of possible nns, love Anouk.

Mum2Pea Tue 05-Mar-13 17:05:01

anahita
ananya
ankita
ashika
anaya

AlfalfaMum Tue 05-Mar-13 17:12:45

My niece is called Amira, Arabic for princess. She calls herself Mimi because she's only 1 smile

Amber
Adele
Allana
And I love Akemi (Japanese).

AThingInYourLife Tue 05-Mar-13 17:17:06

grin @ sitting on your Aris

Alayjoosa

DD1 came up with this for our DD3 but I didn't have the "guts" to use it.

What do you reckon? Might you be tempted for your DD3?

I love that it's so elegant and yet so strong grin

urbanturban Tue 05-Mar-13 17:19:53

Aria?

choccyp1g Tue 05-Mar-13 17:22:46

Amandla
Arwen
Asta
Angelina

elliejjtiny Tue 05-Mar-13 17:24:19

Athaliah
Amiya
Alissia

SoMuchToBits Tue 05-Mar-13 17:27:00

I have cousins called Alynda and Ahkarsha. Or you could go for Aaliyah or Arladyne....

Bumpsadaisie Tue 05-Mar-13 17:27:07

Aspasia

SoMuchToBits Tue 05-Mar-13 17:28:14

Alida
Arline

SoMuchToBits Tue 05-Mar-13 17:30:10

Annalii
Amerie
Alfreda

GW297 Tue 05-Mar-13 17:30:35

Anaya, Ashanti, Allegra

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Mar-13 18:10:08

Alessia
Aubretia

Amaris
Audrina
Amaryllis

abbyfromoz Tue 05-Mar-13 18:30:52

DD's name is Ariana.
We love Aureya or Aurelia... Also Anadine (made up version of Amandine)

Varya Tue 05-Mar-13 18:36:19

Amina
Aurina
Asholi
Antonia
Andriana
Adrianna
Augusta
Anelda

GettingObsessive Tue 05-Mar-13 18:36:31

Aisha can also be spelled Ayesha.

There's a girl at work called Annelie. She's Swedish smile

CheeseStrawWars Tue 05-Mar-13 18:43:15

Azealia

baskingseals Tue 05-Mar-13 20:54:55

Asia

Adrienne

Alicia

iheartmycat Tue 05-Mar-13 22:52:15

Alkelda
Anat

gallicgirl Tue 05-Mar-13 23:03:18

Alys
Ananda
Annalinde

Adhsmum Wed 06-Mar-13 09:46:47

Aamani (it means hope)

pixi2 Wed 06-Mar-13 09:59:09

I love annaliese, nn Anna or annalie, sadly DH didn't.

Annoushka is great too.
Araminta, not very exotic though.

Addie was my grandma's nn. Only select people were given permission to use it. She could be formidable if someone addressed her informally that she was not intimate friends with.
Adrienne

Alligatorpie Wed 06-Mar-13 10:04:14

Alya / Alia
Ariel

I am on this list, rather proud to be thought exotic!! I recently met a Spanish colleague, and she told me "Your name is soooo Spanish!" I had thought it was Italian....but am sadly not that exotic myself, being boringly English. however, I think it suits me....Antonia.

I share an office with an Angelique....how exotic is that! grin

armagh Wed 06-Mar-13 17:14:12

Love Annelise, Annalisa and Annalie, Annick

garlicbrain Wed 06-Mar-13 22:25:37

Haha, Antonia/fedup, my name only appears on these threads as 'awful' and 'tacky'! Regards to Angelique - you're both blessed with lovely names smile

cuillereasoupe Thu 07-Mar-13 08:59:05

Isn't Anadine a painkiller?

BBQshapes Thu 07-Mar-13 09:45:34

Not sure if these are repeats, but...

Amaya (complete bias here)
Anya
Arna
Anika
Alisha
Aayesha

ReeRee1 Thu 07-Mar-13 10:38:17

Afric (popular in Ireland)
Aphra
Astrid

Tallyra Thu 07-Mar-13 10:41:58

Aoife
Anya

WormCanner Thu 07-Mar-13 16:25:33

I once saw a gravestone of a lady called Armorel Athalinda, which i think is an awesome name.

kelda Thu 07-Mar-13 16:28:42

Augustina

MerylStrop Thu 07-Mar-13 16:29:29

Astrid or Ariadne both ROCK

MerylStrop Thu 07-Mar-13 16:30:31

oh and I know a ricking Angelika (wiht a hard "g")

NorbertDentressangle Thu 07-Mar-13 16:32:07

Ariadne
Arrietty
Astrid
Autumn
Adrienne

CheeseStrawWars Fri 08-Mar-13 14:18:08

Astraea

AlfalfaMum Fri 08-Mar-13 16:50:37

I have another:
Aroa, it's Spanish (or at least the woman I know is) and I think it means butterfly?

mathanxiety Sat 09-Mar-13 05:19:33

Saw Astera on another thread and thought it was lovely. A version of Esther.

Arantxa -- Basque name

Jacksmania Sat 09-Mar-13 06:24:01

I have one of the names on this thread (though not spelled the same), and having gone through life with it, and been laughed at, made fun of and had the piss taken over my name, would trade it in a heartbeat for something slightly less exotic and unsual.

The irony is that my mum ran my name past her group of friends (no MN in those days grin) and apparently the verdict was "you may love it but she'll hate you for it one day".
I certainly don't hate my lovely mum but I do wish she'd listened to her friends.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 09-Mar-13 09:15:57

Artemis
Arianwen
Ananya
Aurelia

Do tell us what you pick!

Blackforestdonuts Sat 09-Mar-13 11:08:32

I also like Aurelia or Adeline or Artemis

nectarini1983 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:27:23

Amber
Anala
Amerie
Atlanta
Aaliyah
Amira
Amaya

Whyriskit Sat 09-Mar-13 20:31:36

Aila
Annis
Avis

balia Sat 09-Mar-13 20:37:58

Love Aurelia (Love actually?) and Alicia is my mum's name but be prepared for it to be mis-spelled forever. Also have a very dear friend called Adrienne, nick-name Ren, which I think is lovely.

Rowlers Sat 09-Mar-13 20:48:02

My mum had a friend called Apollonia (at least I think that's how you spell it.)
I always liked it but the lady in question hated it and called herself Lon instead.

garlicbrain Sat 09-Mar-13 21:36:45

I worked with a Greek girl called Androula. I'm not that sure about the name itself - it sounds like a galaxy? - but Androula was just brilliant: beautiful, intelligent, funny and nice. You know how it is; I like the name because I liked the person!

garlicbrain Sat 09-Mar-13 21:37:03

Thinking about galaxies - Andromeda!

survivingwinter Sat 09-Mar-13 21:52:27

I love A names! DD has one (on here!) which naturally I love but also really like these names - sorry if already mentioned:

Anys
Anastasia
Adele

bouncysmiley Sat 09-Mar-13 22:07:20

Aria

blue22 Sun 10-Mar-13 14:55:31

Anneliesa, Alana and Annelie are beautiful. Also like Arianna but didn't Imogen of Ryan Giggs 'fame' call her baby that?

ljcooper3 Sun 10-Mar-13 15:06:33

My friends little one is named Aubany

MammaCici Mon 11-Mar-13 10:15:18

My niece is called Ailbhe - an Irish name pronounced Alva.
Alva is a Swedish name.

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