Last ditch desperate attempt to name my 2 week old daughter. Please help...

(210 Posts)
stillunwritten Thu 21-Mar-13 15:37:48

I cannot decide my daughters name, and you would not believe the pressure this is putting me under! Nothing seems to fit her and I am scared I'm going to have to just go with something I'm not entirely happy with just for the sake of choosing. I seem to find fault in every name I come up with- too popular, too bland, not good with surname, a friend has already used it etc.

To give some examples of the types of names I like:
Ellis- doesn't really suit her
Ruby- pretty popular, bit bland?
Ava- v v popular, don't want her to be one of five in get class
Honor- is this cool or frumpy?? Is it an attractive name or hard to live up to?
Reese?

I also like a name my friends daughter is called but am afraid it will piss her off if I use it and it feels like her name if you see what I mean.

I don't want too cute and girly but I do want cool, attractive and maybe a wee bit different.

Any suggestions??

KirstyoffEastenders Thu 21-Mar-13 15:39:21

how about Elliot?

WhatKatyDidnt Thu 21-Mar-13 15:39:54

Zoe?

Supersesame Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:23

I like Honor the most from your list. Its not too cute and girly and not too popular or trendy.
I wouldn't use the friends name.

pansyflimflam Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:28

Esme?

wannabeEostregoddess Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:36

Elsa?

Whats your friends DD called?

cyanarasamba Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:02

Esther
Cora
Constance (Connie)

Timetoask Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:06

Helen
Erin
Molly
Andrea

cyanarasamba Thu 21-Mar-13 15:41:40

Ooh, and how about Maggie?

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:19

I like all those names except Ruby and Reese. Honor is lovely.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:25

Skye
India
Athena
Violet

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:42:38

Megan / Meg?

HappyJoyful Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:33

I like Honor and Cora..
I think you've got 6 weeks - don't feel pressured in slightest. Stand back and relax and enjoy baby.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:38

I also like Cameron for a girl but realise the current PM might put people off this name!

HappyJoyful Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:50

Carly

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:14

Yes Cora is lovely too

ChippyMinton Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:24

Not Reese - too many boys called Rhys.
Ellis (do you watch Greys Anatomy?) - also would cause confusion as to whether she was boy or girl.

Honor is lovely.

ChippyMinton Thu 21-Mar-13 15:45:57

I'd avoid Cameron for the same reason as Reese.

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:46:28

Also like Gaia and Giselle.

MarshmallowFarm Thu 21-Mar-13 15:46:52

Ellis is usually a boy's name?

I know of a few girls called Finlay which seems quite cool ?

Honor is pretty - know of a couple of teenage Honors!

Other suggestions some of which might fit your criteria:

Tess
Maya
Willow
Seren / Serena
Lola
Xanthe
Hermione
Lydia
Morgane
Rowen
Liberty/Libby
Ilana
Violet
Iris
Lila/Leila
Nadia
Abbie
Francesca
Elisa

ParmaViolette Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:01

Honor Ellis and Honor Reese are lovely.

Also second Elliot. Love Elliot Honor and Elliot Reese too.

KirstyoffEastenders Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:05

Cameron? God know, you may as well call her Twat.

I've always thought Chlamydia would be a lovely girl's name though smile

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:39

Iris

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:48:12

Matilda

Ikeameatballs Thu 21-Mar-13 15:49:45

Honor is lovely.

Renee
Polly
Harriet
Vivienne
Flora
Adelaide
Una

bassingtonffrench Thu 21-Mar-13 15:49:55

you sound really stressed! there is no legal requirement for you to name your baby just yet.

If you are stressy about it you might want to go for some more conventional/classic names than you currently are suggesting.

Ellis and Reese both sound masculine, which is fine if you are strong enough to cope with any comments about that, but I'm not sure you sound like you are!

I love Honor, gorgeous.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:03

Honor is beautiful!

My 14 week old would have been Bo if he were a she.

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:23

What is your dd like?

What is your fav girls name?

Is there a women that is/was important to you? Could you that name?

Names I like are:
Wren
Scarlett
Eliza
Elena
Isobel
Tamer
Damson
Robyn
Fern
Thea/Theadora
Maria
Marle
Raine
Gail
Sadie
Alanna
Hope
Brynn
Kacey
Tamsin/Tamsyn

Sallster Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:50

Sally!!

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:51:34

No bias there at all then Sallster? grin

FriggFRIGG Thu 21-Mar-13 15:51:49

Okay,here goes,bit of a mixed bag and apologies for doubles;

Isabeau

Luna

Ophelia

Azalea

Bonnie

Ezma

Scout

Beatrice

Margo

Nancy

Elsie

Sylvie

Ottilie

Ottoline

Coralie

Sadie

Farrah

Myrtle

Mildred

Fern

Clara

Clementine

Lavinia

Phyllis

Emmeline

Vita

Betsy

Nell

Mara

Eliza

Hera

Etta

Sukie

Odette

Nancy

Tabitha

Juniper

Mabel

Merryn

Elvira

Agatha

Norah

Tanith

Doris

Nancy

Esther

Audrey

Enid

Agnes

Mildred

Thora

Maud

Ariadne

Artemis

Romilly

Hebe

Mabel

Beatrice

Elsa/Elsie

Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse)

Mavie

Fionnuala

Delphi

Audra

Aldith

Meriel

Blythe

Celeste

Clytie/Klytie (nymph in love with sun god,means lovely one)

Idonea

Osanna

Elfreida

Affery

Alma

Floggingmolly Thu 21-Mar-13 15:52:25

Is Damson a name or a fruit?

FriedSprout Thu 21-Mar-13 15:53:16

I Like Honor from your list

Or how about: Martha
Abigail (Abbie)
Constance (Connie)
Eileen
Celeste

Congratulations by w way smile

OwnedByACockerSpaniel Thu 21-Mar-13 15:53:28

Roxanne I always feel is an awsome name, Roxy for short and Anne can also be used in later life. Yes it's attached to being a prostitute, but I always found women named Roxy have a great and powerful personality, fun loving but a statement name I feel.

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:55:05

Frigg I LOVE your list.

whatsleep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:55:48

If you like Ava but find it to be too popular how about Eva instead. Or make it a double barrelled name I.e Ava-marie?

FaresPlease Thu 21-Mar-13 15:56:37

Honor is gorgeous - quite unusual, but it will become her own. We have a Madeleine, and while people found it unusual to start with, it soon just became 'her' (still get all manner of strange spellings though! - but I'm not all precious about it and it doesn't bother me).

Also love Connie and Maggie from among the suggestions above. Elliot is lovely but I think she'd just get called Ellie.

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:56:38

Nia
Rhowanne/Rowann
Trudy/Tru
Bliss
Blossom
Wade

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:59:07

Iona

FaresPlease Thu 21-Mar-13 15:59:52

Oooh, loving Clementine too. You'd need to be brave to pick it, but it's so pretty!

flossy101 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:00:19

Love Honor and don't know anyone with this name.

What's your friends dds name?
How often do you see her?
Unless it was a close friend I.e see weekly I wouldn't be put off

InkleWinkle Thu 21-Mar-13 16:02:21

Alexa?

enormouse Thu 21-Mar-13 16:03:07

If DS had been a girl we shortlisted, Evelyn, Ava, Esther and Renee. Esther and Renee are family names on DPs side. I think Honor and Ava off your list are lovely, op.

ksrwr Thu 21-Mar-13 16:06:44

you can have my spare girls name
beth

but i also like
nancy

good luck, and dont worry, give her a couple of middle names and you can call her those if the main first name doesn't work out ;-)

Magdala
Margot
Margeruite
Megan
Melinda

NowPlayingZone Thu 21-Mar-13 16:17:00

Love ruby.

Strong yet feminine names IMO :
Ramona
Claudia
Clara
Juliette
Estelle
Anya
Antonia
Harriet
Joanna
Helena
Sasha
Violet
Sylvie
Serena

Hope you find the perfect name soon x

Exhaustipated Thu 21-Mar-13 16:23:22

Love Honor!

Other ideas:

Constance
Iris
Hazel
Pearl
Viola
Xanthe
Orla
Lois
Anna
Nina
Selina
Rosa

chocoflump Thu 21-Mar-13 16:28:44

I have a little baby Ruby!! Love the name, we sometimes call her Ruby Roo or Rubilina Ballerina! gringrin

I love Honor on your list, very pretty

ZolaBuddleia Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:42

Bess?
Avery if you like Ellis?

Love Honor too. On my list for mythical future DD.

ATouchOfStuffing Thu 21-Mar-13 16:30:30

Annabelle
Emily
Clara
Sophie
Frances
Alexandra

LeggaDAISYcal Thu 21-Mar-13 16:34:24

Go with Honor, it's lovely smile

I have a Cameron KirstyoffEastenders angry Mind you, he is a pre-teen, which pretty much makes him a bit of a twat at times grin

RooneyMara Thu 21-Mar-13 16:36:11

what's your favourite book? piece of music...childhood story...

think back to the nmaes of characters, authors, composers.

something must stand out.

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Mar-13 16:42:59

Hate Honor - sounds like "on her". Also honour killing associations. Honour is over-rated.

Constance, Grace, Felicity, Verity, Hope, Blythe, Faith are much nicer 'virtue' names, imo.

PrincessOfChina Thu 21-Mar-13 16:47:13

Are you American? Why would you spell it Honor and not Honour? I quite like it otherwise.

Elliot
Harper
Seren
Romilly
Aurelia
Hope

Mockingcurl Thu 21-Mar-13 16:47:41

Clemency ( Clemmie).
I love Honor though.

stillunwritten Thu 21-Mar-13 16:47:54

Wow, what a lot of replies in a short space of time! thank you. A couple of things- yes am starting to get a bit stressed about this as I get constant messages from people wanting to know her name, people in every shop I go into asking me, midwives, health visitors, family, friends and folk referring to her as "baby no name" which in my post natal over sensitive hormonal state is not nice to hear.

One of her middle names will be Iris, so that is already used. I actually really like boyish names for girls and I know Ellis is used as a girls name- I had no idea Elliot was though, I'm not so keen on that though. The more feminine alternative to Ellis I thought of is Elise but dp not keen on this... I love Taylor, but dp thinks its tacky. Also like Lola, dp doesn't- notice a theme emerging here? Both like Sofia but I reall dont like Sophie and feel it would inevitably be shortened to this- no offence to anyone called sophie btw (sorry).

I cant decide if i think Honor is pretty and stylish or too old fashioned.

chocoflump Thu 21-Mar-13 16:48:08

Harper is gorgeous

NightLark Thu 21-Mar-13 16:51:37

Honor is lovely.
My 2 spares were Lara and Tamar...

Vashti
Tamsin
Meryl
Rhiannon
Meredith
Rosanne
Corinna

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Mar-13 16:53:33

Take "Baby no-name" and turn it into a name/story to tell her when she's older about how she was named - Noelle? Or other "no" name?

ATouchOfStuffing Thu 21-Mar-13 16:53:39

Theo as a girls name?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 21-Mar-13 16:56:03

There are some really gorgeous names on here. Rosa, Honor, Ramona and Margot are all slightly wild and unusual.

I like Roxana/Roseanna and LOVE Ada as well (much better than Ava!) and reminds me of the great female scholar Ada Lovelace who invented computer programming. Speaking of which Aphra is a pretty cool name too.

almostanotherday Thu 21-Mar-13 16:56:34

Ellise or Ellissa

smile

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 21-Mar-13 16:57:22

Honor is def the good side of old-lady. Just be careful in case your surname is Plate or similar...

recall Thu 21-Mar-13 16:59:00

Elspeth

RooneyMara Thu 21-Mar-13 16:59:36

Deanna

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 17:04:11

Piper?

Honor is quite nice and unusual. Unless your surname is Oak or Killing or something.

How about Nora? Darcy? Logan? Rowan?

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 17:07:26

I know a girl called Jamie which I like but not sure what it's short for.

TheRedQueen Thu 21-Mar-13 17:08:05

Ruth?
Miriam?

Also like Juliet and Estelle as mentioned somewhere above.

yawningbear Thu 21-Mar-13 17:08:20

Scout?

wedontplaywithelectrics Thu 21-Mar-13 17:09:51

Honor
Honor
Honor
All the way! :-)

dopeysheep Thu 21-Mar-13 17:13:22

Jessica Alba's daughter is called Honor. The other one is Haven.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 21-Mar-13 17:24:41

Honor is beautiful.

mum47 Thu 21-Mar-13 17:28:55

Ellis is more commonly a boy's name - not that this should put you off but might bother you if it causes confusion.

Honor is lovely, and a bit unusual. Ava and Ruby are lovely too, think they are both quite popular at the mo if tht would bother you.

Ikeameatballs has given you a lovely list. I really like Polly and Harriet.

mum47 Thu 21-Mar-13 17:30:51

Oops meant to highlight Ikeameatballs, not stike her out!

What about Thea?

If it helps, I have taught lots of Sophias/Sofia/Safia and they never get shrotened to Sophie

BeeBopDingALing Thu 21-Mar-13 17:36:36

Really like Honor, great name.

nooka Thu 21-Mar-13 17:39:20

Honor is rather stylish I think. For some reason I don't associate it with the virtue. Perhaps that's because I've always rather liked Honor Blackman.

wannabeEostregoddess Thu 21-Mar-13 17:39:28

DD2 is Sophia and (ok shes only 4 months) but it doesnt get shortened to sophie. I have never heard of that at all.

justonemorethread Thu 21-Mar-13 17:51:30

Hi, don't know why but looking at your list
Stella
Jumped in to mi mind.

Poppins27 Thu 21-Mar-13 17:52:48

My favourite boy/girls name that didn't get the approval of Dp was Dillan/Dylan. Love it!!

But other names I also really like (we argued over wink) are:
Betsy
Elsie - although seen your other half doesn't either
Eliza
Lottie
Bonnie
Nancy
India
Hattie
Frankie
Lucy

Sod the name and enjoy your Dd. and if its any help, if a friend of mine wanted to use my Dd's name forgot her own baby I'd be flattered rather than anything else?!

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 17:53:07

Harley
Harper
Sam - Samantha
Sonny-Sunny
Quinn

justonemorethread Thu 21-Mar-13 17:54:42

Oh, and
Julia

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 17:55:42

Shauny female form of shawn
Roberta Robby
Bobby
Sandy
Bo
Shay/cha/chi
Lexxi

VerySmallSqueak Thu 21-Mar-13 17:57:28

Honor is just lovely.smile

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 17:58:03

Hadley

Dottiespots Thu 21-Mar-13 17:58:22

I like Jemima, Chloe, Briony, Milly

perplexedpirate Thu 21-Mar-13 18:01:32

Honor is lovely smile

CheerfulYank Thu 21-Mar-13 18:08:31

Love Honor.

Also Avery, less popular than Ava.

Bonnefoi Thu 21-Mar-13 18:10:12

Melisande, Elis for short? Or Mel or Mellie would also be for short, maybe?

nellyjelly Thu 21-Mar-13 18:11:57

Nancy or Phoebe

Melissakitkat Thu 21-Mar-13 18:12:32

Tabitha, daisy, rose, Mabel, Florence, fleur, breanna, arianna, saffron, phoebe, anoushka, primrose

ladymia Thu 21-Mar-13 18:13:10

How about Alice instead of Ellis?

Melissakitkat Thu 21-Mar-13 18:13:45

Harriet

Ivy

Ada

(though with both I would suggest another middle name before Iris)

Catherine Iris

Miranda Iris

Melissakitkat Thu 21-Mar-13 18:17:59

Finula

ZumbaZara Thu 21-Mar-13 18:30:40

Audrey

Lotkinsgonecurly Thu 21-Mar-13 18:33:03

Phyllis

wiltingfast Thu 21-Mar-13 18:45:24

Teagan

Paris?

But love Honor! Go for it!

wigglesrock Thu 21-Mar-13 18:46:24

I have a Sofia, she's almost 8, never been shortened to anything other than Fia. I love Honor btw

Frikadellen Thu 21-Mar-13 19:02:49

Rhea or Verity?

Honor is a good name imo I do adore Sophia and I have never known one who was shortened to Sophie

MustafaCake Thu 21-Mar-13 19:07:50

Honor is gorgeous, it was on our list for DC2 who turned out to be a boy.

If it helps, the rest of the list was

Nyree
Astrid
Annaliese
Celeste
Claudia
Nancy
Estelle
Anya

PearlyWhites Thu 21-Mar-13 19:07:59

Honor, I love it

MustafaCake Thu 21-Mar-13 19:13:31

Oh and also:

Marnie
Nina

Dottiespots Thu 21-Mar-13 19:15:31

Honor Blackman.....lovely british actress....was watching her today in The Upper Hand.

lottieandmia Thu 21-Mar-13 19:18:25

Honor is a lovely name. I've been in your position OP! I found that other people couldn't believe I hadn't named my baby but none of the names I liked when I was pregnant suited her. I was going to call her Clio or Jemima - I had to think of something else and ended up choosing a popular name because I felt it fitted her.

bridgetsmum Thu 21-Mar-13 19:22:19

Bridget grin

SeventiesBush Thu 21-Mar-13 19:25:29

I like Honor too. Timeless.

Also - Margot, Stella, Miriam, Aubrey.

heidihole Thu 21-Mar-13 19:26:48

If it helps, I have never known a Sophie shortened to Sophie

EssieW Thu 21-Mar-13 19:28:37

Honor is lovely (and by far the favourite of your list).

We know 1 Sofia. She is definitely just Sofia

OrWellyAnn Thu 21-Mar-13 19:32:00

Anya.
Romilly.
Erin.
indigo.
Noa.
Robyn.

BeeBopDingALing Thu 21-Mar-13 19:32:02

My friends name is Sophia and most people don't even know it as she is known as Sophie, or Soph most of the time.

Nice name list MustafaCake, you have great taste.

INeverSaidThat Thu 21-Mar-13 19:32:13

Honor is lovely

MrsDimples Thu 21-Mar-13 19:38:13

Honor.

DialsMavis Thu 21-Mar-13 19:39:57

I adore Honor/Honour, it is a name I have never considered before. Really lovely

MmeThenardier Thu 21-Mar-13 19:41:18

I know a Sofia. It is never shortened. Certainly not to Sophie which is just a different name. I would no more shorten David to Dan. It's pretty and you agree on it which is clearly part of the problem. Have Sofia!

Or Olive. I like this.

Honor is lovely.

But i have a Lily and Lola so what do i know grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Thu 21-Mar-13 19:48:36

Faith?

deb9 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:00:05

grace, elliana, ellie anne, rebecca, amie, jessica, isabella, olivia, paige, bethany, lauren, connie,

poorpaws Thu 21-Mar-13 20:02:54

For a more unusal name than Honor what about Ondra. I know a lady with this name and she is very beautiful and her name really suits her. Id never heard of it before the Ondra I know (not sure if it might be spelt Hondra but pronounced Ondra).

ScrambledSmegs Thu 21-Mar-13 20:08:09

Eden

Love Honor, beautiful name.

ScrambledSmegs Thu 21-Mar-13 20:08:50

Or how about Orlanda? Feminine version of Orlando.

katkoala Thu 21-Mar-13 20:10:36

boyish names for girls...
Andi
Jamie
Stevie
Lou
Morgan
Dani
Jo
not sure any would work with Iris. ..

comelywenchlywoo Thu 21-Mar-13 20:34:00

I'm not pregnant or ttc, but I shall steal Honor. It's beautiful! Do come back and let us know what you choose OP!

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 21-Mar-13 20:53:11

I already said Honor further up thread but I'm just telling you I know a Sofia that's always just Sofia and a Sophia that gets called Soph's by her siblings.

Still hoping you choose Honor smile

Please let us know.

Ainsley?
Logan
Grey
Eden

goingdownhill Thu 21-Mar-13 21:48:04

Go for Honor, it is my dd1's name. She is 4 and a feisty little tomboy. I love her name and have never regretted it for a second. She is my 3rd DC so we know a lot of small children. We have never met or heard of another through all schools/nursery/clubs etc.

I think Ava is lovely but extremely popular.

I also love Ariadne, Evangeline and Aurelia if any of those help. smile

ShrewveTuesday Thu 21-Mar-13 21:54:53

Honor is beautiful and stylish. I also like Ellis from your list. Some other good suggestions here - I like Margot/Margaux.

But don't let other people pressure you into naming her before you're ready. My DD was unnamed for ten days because I wanted to get it right, and I think I really did in the end smile (went with my first instinct eventually!) You have up to four weeks before you need to register her.

Wineandchoccy Thu 21-Mar-13 21:55:44

My great grandma was Honor Josephine and I am Josephine Honor! I like Josephine but love Honor.

iheartmycat Thu 21-Mar-13 21:57:50

I think honor is gorgeous! My friends gran was called this but always known as Norah???

What about
Maya
Tams in
Tirian
Mallory
Clara
Lara
Siobhan
Sinead

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 22:12:30

Ashlyn it means vision of beauty grin
Ashley
Alex
Sidney
Lake
Joann/Joleen/Joey/Jode
Georgia/Georgina
Erica
Jamie
Edwina?
Edna/Eddie
Frankie/Fancessca/Frances

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 22:17:28

Claudia
Leigh pn like Lee
Donna nn Donny
Michaella/Micky

Zoomania Thu 21-Mar-13 22:28:24

How about Elizabeth? You can then take all the time you want deciding which of the many versions you want to call her...lilibet, Lizzie, lily, Eliza, Beth, etc etc

Classy timeless and names that suit little girls and women !

Lyftiduft Thu 21-Mar-13 22:37:30

Clara
Netta
Saskia
Dana
Shona

I've taught Shaunie, Chrissie, Jamie, Taylor - all girls

olivertheoctopus Thu 21-Mar-13 22:44:05

Oh I'd go for Honor, gorgeous name!

BlueBowTie Thu 21-Mar-13 22:54:15

Frances?
Thea?
Honor is nice too though!

WinkyWinkola Thu 21-Mar-13 23:01:17

Honor is lovely.

Tabitha
Isadora
Babette
Lotta
Theodora
Amaryllis

thegreylady Thu 21-Mar-13 23:03:02

I think her name is Honor Iris smile

mrstowers Thu 21-Mar-13 23:10:27

Why not just call her Iris?

OrangeLily Thu 21-Mar-13 23:14:58

Honor is gorgeous!

I love Petra and no-one else in the world seems to but there's my offering!

Kneedeepindaisies Thu 21-Mar-13 23:30:46

Honor and Iris are lovely. As is Sofia. I also like Phoebe, Elin and Viva but the last one might be a bit "Up your Viva"

MidnightMasquerader Thu 21-Mar-13 23:34:31

Honor is fabulous.

Seems like a no-brainer to me. smile

anonymosity Thu 21-Mar-13 23:43:12

I like Honor, Iris, Elin.

WhiteHairReally Thu 21-Mar-13 23:56:11

Peta
Frances
Edith
Helena
Ursula
Erica
Grayling

Good Luck OP. Enjoy these precious early weeks with your baby.

wiltingfast Fri 22-Mar-13 00:00:32

Ok another name you might like is

Calla

My mum's friend was calla and I've never met another.

WafflyVersatile Fri 22-Mar-13 01:14:45

Noah ( I heard someone say '....daughter called Noah' today)
Laurie
Erin
Cassia

raisah Fri 22-Mar-13 01:55:09

I like Honor not v popular & beautiful.
Ruby popular - Diamond & Pearl as alternatives
. Ellis/ Elliot male name
No Reese

Serena
Anya
Eleanor
Jennifer
Carolyn
Rosalyn
Rosa
Lydia
Lucinda
Eloise
Eliza

nellyjelly Fri 22-Mar-13 06:47:20

Female Noa doesn't have the h at end.

PrincessRagnhild Fri 22-Mar-13 09:00:07

Rowena

I wonder if all these suggestions are just confusing the op more smile Go with Honor Iris! (American spelling of Honour looks much prettier as a name IMO)

almostanotherday Fri 22-Mar-13 09:39:29

Ellissa Iris

smile

stillunwritten Fri 22-Mar-13 11:43:13

Poppins27 I LOVE Dylan for a girl and this was my original choice!! Just worried a wee bit that people would be narrow minded about it as its such a common boys name. However most ppl i mentioned it to surprised me by saying they loved it, i just wasn't sure it was really her though. I am sure I will be slated for that on here though!

Sooo, a lot of votes for Honor!! My only concerns are...is it v old fashioned? Is it an attractive name or slightly severe, and is it (forgive me) a bit posh? I ask this because we are definitely not posh and a lot of the other names suggested such as clementine, evangaline etc are what I would describe as very posh. No offence meant btw. Can you tell I am very very fussy?? And v indecisive- not a great combo!

goingdownhill Fri 22-Mar-13 12:56:44

We are completely working class, DH is Army and I am a SAHM. Our current posting is in an area that could only be described as deprived. Honor goes to nursery and in honesty her name does stand out as she is in a class of unique spellings, surnames as first names and the very popular names that you hear everywhere. It does not bother me at all. We have had no negative comments though I know I have friends that do not like her name at all.

I think if you truly love a name you don't care a bit what other people think. If you are unsure maybe it is not the one for you.

Good luck with your decision, naming someone is a massive decision. smile

haveapear Fri 22-Mar-13 13:11:35

I like honor but wonder if the name you prefer already used by a friend would be your first choice. Friendships come and go you may not even know her in a few years. Would it be worth asking whether she minded?

It's a really hard choice but once you have chosen it will be fine.

I have an Elspeth btw pressured by Dh and I wasn't completely convinced but love it now. She is known as Elsie though smile

Another one I haven't seen suggested Georgina, Georgia or georgie.

haveapear Fri 22-Mar-13 13:12:45

Oh another one I've come across is sidnie for a girl - that may not be how you spell it .

NowPlayingZone Fri 22-Mar-13 13:25:30

haveapear I think you've cracked it!

Given everything you've said op, I think your daughter shield be called sidnie/Sydney grin

NowPlayingZone Fri 22-Mar-13 13:25:47

*should

curiousgeorgie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:06:51

I think Dylan is lovely. Not too popular but a really great name. Love it for a girl!

ZolaBuddleia Fri 22-Mar-13 14:12:36

Isn't it Cydney, as in Cyd Charisse?

Honor, Stella, Iris and Miriam are all on my mythical DD list...

AnAirOfHope Fri 22-Mar-13 14:37:42

I like Dylan is was Nicole Kiddmans charater in Charlies Angels film very cute and tomboyish name. If you like it and it suits het use it.

Another name idea is Charlotte shortened to Charlie.

Reene

Jackson/Jackline/Jac

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Mar-13 15:56:07

Going back to page 1, Zoe is very nice and underused imo. Second to that, I'd say Honor is unusual and elegant. If you want a unisex name, how about

Pagan
Cassidy
Morgan
and as mentioned here on page 7, Sydney

MimiSunshine Fri 22-Mar-13 16:04:52

Go for Dylan, I have always loved it for a girl as well. Don't know why, I like Elliot for a girl but I see you're not so much a fan.
Dylan Iris I can see becoming Dilly as an affectionate nn (although pre planning that is a no no on here) and its that cute for when she's a baby.
Stop doubting yourself and try calling her Honor for a bit (if you like it) and then Dylan and see how you feel

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 22-Mar-13 16:40:44

Dylan Iris is a very cool name. As is Honor Iris. Try them, call her one or the other to yourself when you're feeding her late at night etc - see how you feel.

halecromp Fri 22-Mar-13 17:26:10

Elise?

Poppins27 Fri 22-Mar-13 17:36:45

Wahoo...Someone likes my name!! Haha

I really love it and just imagine a little girl with a great character, and Dilly is too lovely!! (Hadn't thought of that as a nn).

I do like Honor too, but don't love it.

But it really is a personal opinion, go with your gut instinct and like someone said previously, try both until one becomes a natural favourite.

I actually didn't like my Dd's name when pregnant, I had my heart set on a name that she just didn't suit when I met her. We couldn't decide for a few days but Lottie just fit, and I love it now!! No name is universally loved by all, but if you smile when you say it and imagine your Daughter then I reckon you've cracked it grin

AnAirOfHope Fri 22-Mar-13 18:26:18

Kennady
Regan

Please let us know what you chose.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 22-Mar-13 18:36:57

Dylan is cute.

Or...
Edie
Roberta
Erin
Raine
Lainey
Meg

TheRealFellatio Fri 22-Mar-13 18:39:30

Honor is beautiful, cool, elegant, not over-used or common. Perfect. Have Honor.smile

Ailsa

Megsdaughter Fri 22-Mar-13 20:17:35

My cousin has just named her new DD Sawyer Marie, I love it smile

josiejay Fri 22-Mar-13 20:26:07

How about

Rowan
Robyn
Addison

BabyHMummy Fri 22-Mar-13 22:17:03

if you really like the name your friend has used then talk to her and ask her. we don't know what flavour we are having yet but we have a name if it is a girl. It is the same as my friend's little girl although her daughter is 5 and when i spoke to her she cried (happy tears) that we were thinking of using the same name.

Happilymarried155 Fri 22-Mar-13 22:24:40

Honour is nice. What about Peta?

Cocodale Fri 22-Mar-13 22:32:28

Honor is beautiful x

MrsHoolie Fri 22-Mar-13 22:40:48

Honor.....great name.

I like Robyn too not that it's on your list

billylollypop Fri 22-Mar-13 22:51:10

Freya
Bronwyn
Bronte
Milly

Tranquilitybaby Fri 22-Mar-13 23:38:26

Love Honor, beautiful. Let us know what you decide x

springmum11 Sat 23-Mar-13 00:40:17

I think Honor is lovely too.

seeker Sat 23-Mar-13 00:44:40

Please don't give her a boy's name.

EldritchCleavage Sat 23-Mar-13 00:47:20

Honor is great, and I've never known a Sophia shortened to Sophie.
But what about Noa? It is common as a girl's name in Israel I think, though not here.

nooka Sat 23-Mar-13 05:46:53

My aunt is a Sophia known as Sophy. That might well be her choice though (I didn't even know she was really a Sophia until I heard her complain about having her name spelled Sophie).

NotInMyDay Sat 23-Mar-13 06:05:15

Sofia is beautiful. It takes just as much effort to say Sophie so it won't be shortened to that. Louisa isn't shortened to Louise is it?

It'll probably be the diminutive Sof by her friends.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sat 23-Mar-13 08:11:00

Dylan is fabulous!

ThreeMenFromCarntyne Sat 23-Mar-13 08:26:45

Lydia

Erica

Freya

Jennifer

Gingerandcocoa Sat 23-Mar-13 08:34:58

Emilia?
Georgia?
Cecilia?

Flojobunny Sat 23-Mar-13 08:42:15

Don't like Honor at all. Just think of the nursery rhyme Jack Horner.
Don't like Dylan, it'd get shortened to Dill.
Girl/boy names I like:
Robyn, Alex, Shaun, Billie, Harrie.
Girls names I love:
Matilda, Sky, Sophia.

stillunwritten Sat 23-Mar-13 08:56:26

Thanks everyone for all the replies!

Goingdownhill you are so right if you love a name you don't worry what people think, but unfortunately it's in my nature that I'm a bit perfectionist about this, it's more me finding potential faults than worrying what other people think as really what I name my child means very little to anyone else. I actually hate being like this because there is no perfect name really so I just have to go with something.

I see that Jessica Albas daughter is called Honor Marie. I think this sounds lovely as the second name softens the first and they go really well together. My problem is I have committed to family names as middle names. I think Honor iris sounds a bit too old fashioned to be honest but iris is very important to my dp. To have something softer I would need 3 middle names ( other one is anne) Who says all their names together though in reality?

Sorry am kind of boring myself now guys.

I still love Dylan. It's Drew Barrymore that was called it in Charlie's angels- my concern is you may have to be a drew Barrymore to carry it off. Have to say nn dilly hadn't occurred to me and I'm not mad keen on that.

Anyway as far as I am aware she needs to be registered by this Friday so I'm gonna have to get over my overanalysis and just pick something. I just want to get that "yes, that's it" feeling if you know what I mean (and for do to say something more enthusiastic than "yeah that's ok" to every suggestion).

Phewf! Thanks for listening anyone who's still awake x

ZolaBuddleia Sat 23-Mar-13 09:03:40

You're right, nobody ever says all the names together, so if you like Honor and it sounds good with your surname I'd go for it. To me Honor is a different flavour to Iris, Iris is vintagey granny chic and Honor is more classic.
FWIW I find Honor to be a soft sound, not severe at all, for me names like Agnes are severe.
Good luck OP, I had terrible worries about DD's name and changed it at 3 months...

goingdownhill Sat 23-Mar-13 09:08:41

Honestly I think you should go with Dylan. She is your daughter and I think that is the name you love. Even if initially a few people raise eyebrows who cares? Soon nobody will imagine her as anything else because she will just become her name. People will love it because they will associate it with her.

I am so with you on the middle name saga, my Honor has Juliet as her middle name which I love, but she also has DH's mums name that is awful it is on her birth certificate but we have never used it since, she is not registered in nursery or anywhere else with it. The grandparents will never know.

goingdownhill Sat 23-Mar-13 10:08:56

Ok so my Honor was just walking around with a random stuffed ladybird, I asked her what the ladybirds name was. She looked at me as though I was mad and said she is a girl ladybird called Dylan shock.

I am asking her for next weeks lottery numbers next grin.

Going I'm guessing she's not old enough to read over your shoulder?

CheeseStrawWars Sat 23-Mar-13 10:51:53

Honor Iris sounds like she has something stuck in her eye, to me.

On a more helpful note, there's been a a "Dylan for a girl?" thread here:www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_names/1086862-Dylan-for-a-girl/AllOnOnePage

ASmidgeofMidge Sat 23-Mar-13 10:56:16

Renee? Agree Honor is gorgeous though

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 23-Mar-13 13:37:43

Interesting reading that thread, CheeseStrawWars I wonder what that poster went with?

Going back to your intro, I see you did mention Reese, it wouldn't work as well with Iris as a middle name though...

I hope you will feel pleased with the name you settle on OP agree with others once you announce your baby's name that's who she is! Anyone else can lump it.

Eloise is fabulous, honor is not.

TomDudgeon Sat 23-Mar-13 13:47:09

Another vote for Honor
Unusual but not unknown
The few I've known have all been intelligent strong kind types

ZolaBuddleia Sat 23-Mar-13 13:47:11

Isn't Eloise increasing in popularity though? I love it too.

HansieMom Sat 23-Mar-13 13:56:59

Bree

FleeBee Sat 23-Mar-13 14:12:49

I know someone with a daughter called Dillon pronounced the same as Dylan

iheartmycat Sat 23-Mar-13 15:18:30

I used to love the name Dylan. A friends son is called this - he now gets called 'dildo' by kids at school......put me right off it.

stillunwritten Sun 24-Mar-13 09:09:36

Thanks again for all your input. You have all been very helpful. Sadly, nothing yet feels quite right ( obviously my problem ) and I'm feeling pretty gutted about all this now. I never imagined choosing a name could be so difficult for anyone. I have been expecting something to just click bit it hasn't.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sun 24-Mar-13 09:17:55

I really like Dylan for a girl.

The thing with names, as far as my experience went with my DC, was that it took a while for the name to feel right, certainly needed to use it for them for a while before it really clicked as being their names. So my advice would be to pick something you like, start to use it, and then before you know it, you wont be able to separate the sound of the name from the thought of your DD.

My dds name just clicked, but my boys didn't,I was like you and just settled on the one we could agree on, he did it though and I love it now, you have six weeks after registering when you can change it too.good luck.

ThreeMenFromCarntyne Sun 24-Mar-13 10:06:14

Okay,here are some thers I like, hope one clicks.

Juliet

Erica

Grace

Emily

Rose

Mirrin

Beth

Cattiet Sun 24-Mar-13 11:47:55

Am voting for cora

cakehappy Sun 24-Mar-13 11:56:04

Preggers, and if I have a girl these are my names

Darcie

Georgie / Georgia

Priscilla (nicknamed Pri)

Hope that helps! Dont feel too bad, you will find the right namesmile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 24-Mar-13 12:03:27

There is still time and you can reconsider. Someone I know read cast and production names after tv programmes and spotted The One.

I am sure you have racked your brain and tried all the following:
A favourite film with an appealing character, an actress you like? An athlete or artist?
Perhaps you can recollect a song or a book you loved.

BangOn Sun 24-Mar-13 16:08:04

i wouldn't pur Honor & Iris together in that order, although i like them both separately. Sounds like the answer to the question 'where does she put her contact lenses?' - 'on her iris'.

In fact i'd stay away from any 'object' middle names.

We have an Honor Charlotte. She's nearly 10 so I am obv a trendsetter! Everyone comments on it saying how lovely it is and we've only come across one other so far though that looks set to change. And I think Honor Iris sounds lovely, really. I think you have a clear winner here!

Pudgy2011 Sun 24-Mar-13 16:22:38

stillunwritten are you me? We have very similar taste in girls name and guess what was number one of our list? Dylan grin

DH and I really loved it, others on my our list were Darcy (love love love it!), Harper, Alannah, Noelle and Ellis.

We ended up with a DS but should we be blessed with a DD next time I reckon we would still love to use Dylan for a girl. Darcy doesn't go very well with our surname unfortunately.

I hope you've managed to decide on a name for your baby and you're enjoying those gorgeous cuddles.

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