If someone gave you 7 seconds to name...

(104 Posts)
Cate29 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:06:48

...a confident, successful young woman, what would you name her?
I have completely pinched this idea from an earlier thread about naming a baby girl who was handed to you - but it's easy to think of cute baby girl names!

MintyyAeroEgg Tue 02-Apr-13 16:09:41

Rebecca

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 02-Apr-13 16:09:41

Sigourney

GoatsHaveStrangeEyes Tue 02-Apr-13 16:10:38

Catherine

Helen.....no idea why confused

MortifiedAdams Tue 02-Apr-13 16:11:54

Stella

lockets Tue 02-Apr-13 16:12:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LizzieVereker Tue 02-Apr-13 16:13:35

Rowena

baskingseals Tue 02-Apr-13 16:15:44

Lois

Emma. Alice. Sarah. Megan.

Cate29 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:17:39

Interesting! I added Felicity to my list thinking that I was considering a grown up dd, but when I think about it properly, it does seem cutesy/little girl-y.

chickydoo Tue 02-Apr-13 16:17:44

Cordelia

bigbluebump Tue 02-Apr-13 16:21:19

Antonia

MumOfTheMoos Tue 02-Apr-13 16:22:17

Eva

I know it's very popular but it's such a lovely name - so strong, attractive and womanly

forgetmenots Tue 02-Apr-13 16:22:31

Same as my little girls names I'm afraid. Orla. Martha.

cece Tue 02-Apr-13 16:23:20

Anna

Willow36 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:23:37

Abigail.

TSSDNCOP Tue 02-Apr-13 16:26:54

Eleanor

almapudden Tue 02-Apr-13 16:30:10

Margot

Allegra, Elizabeth, Julia

Theas18 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:33:15

Thea ;)

I do think it's great that we are all picking our girls names as that's what we can see working in the future. I won't name my youngest as that will out me. My Thea is exactly what you are looking for - a grown up name from a grown up person (sniffle how can I have a grown up?)

ciavula Tue 02-Apr-13 16:34:55

Frances

CostaTen Tue 02-Apr-13 16:35:08

Charlotte

MakingAnotherList Tue 02-Apr-13 16:36:00

Felicity was the first name I thought of.

Assajjventress Tue 02-Apr-13 16:38:28

Alexandra

missymoo you clearly have excellent and considered taste.
My very own confident and successful young woman shares your view smile

Trazzletoes Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:07

Alison

Startail Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:22

Emma, Claire, Rachel, Hannah, Sarah, Catherine, Carol (I hope beyond hope), Debbie, Joanna. That's what my grown up brownies and the at university and beyond oldest siblings I can think of are called.

In the future successful confident young women will be called Alice, Charlotte, Lily, Daisy, Molly, Megan, Emily, Amelia, Isabelle, Libby, Esme and Briony.

skratta Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:57

Susannah

Startail Tue 02-Apr-13 16:46:53

It's not the name that matters, it's coming from homes that value education and making the most of what life offered that maters.

TwllBach Tue 02-Apr-13 16:47:39

Faith.

Alexandra.

CurrerBell Tue 02-Apr-13 16:48:14

Charlotte, Eleanor, Elizabeth

curryeater Tue 02-Apr-13 16:52:14

Great idea. Lots of people said when we named dd1 "what a great name! She could do anything." As opposed to all the Ellies and Rosies I suppose (ducks and runs for cover from all the mothers of Ellies and Rosies)

drinkyourmilk Tue 02-Apr-13 16:53:11

Alice

Brices Tue 02-Apr-13 16:54:18

Otterlie

Sarah

JohnSnowsTie Tue 02-Apr-13 16:56:00

Constance.

grin norks

Its funny really, I have a Hannah, a Katy and an Abbie but I wouldn't consider them grown up names, or those of confident successful women.

To me they are little girl names suited to kids who like dancing and singing and digging and climbing. I can't imagine a time when I will ever accept them as 'grown up' names.

To me Helen seems like such a grown up name (again I don't know why, I only had 7 seconds to think) but to people who have little 'Helens' they probably feel the same way as I do.

ExcuseTypos Tue 02-Apr-13 16:59:43

Abigail, Hannah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 17:00:25

Petra, Saoirse (sp?)

I'm wanting to go for a G but not sure what it is... not Greta or Geraldine or Genevieve...

Anna, Catherine, Honor, Elizabeth

Really, a 20-something is probably Emily, Zoe, Jessica or Sophie, from recent experience!

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 17:03:40

Giselle or Estelle perhaps?

Nobody has EVER met a nasty Helen {biased}
When she was little she liked reading and writing and thinking
Now she is bigger, she is just the same smile

StellaNova Tue 02-Apr-13 17:48:39

Marianne for some reason. Not a name I ever considered, although I ended up with sons anyway, but was first I thought of.

jellybeans Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:49

Matilda

seeker Tue 02-Apr-13 17:58:36

Margaret (Maggie)
Constance( Connie)
Helen ( Nell)
Catherine (Kate)

cuillereasoupe Tue 02-Apr-13 17:59:29

Ursula.

InkleWinkle Tue 02-Apr-13 18:07:25

Alexa

TheYamiOfYolk Tue 02-Apr-13 18:09:54

Allegra

orderinformation Tue 02-Apr-13 18:14:38

Jessica

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 18:15:36

Chloe?

ShootingStarsss Tue 02-Apr-13 18:16:20

Sophia
Victoria
Katie

XBenedict Tue 02-Apr-13 18:16:54

Elizabeth

My daughter's name has been mentioned four times on here and one of her middle names has been mentioned lots of times too.

Her other middle name is Elizabeth, which works too.

Oooh, cross posted with XBenedict!

Artichook Tue 02-Apr-13 18:17:56

Anna

SheepNoisesOff Tue 02-Apr-13 18:19:58

Greta.

MadameJosephine Tue 02-Apr-13 18:22:46

Jennifer

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 02-Apr-13 18:22:48

Kate - because the Kate I know is the most confident & successful (in the face of adversity) person I know.

Polkadotfanatic Tue 02-Apr-13 18:31:59

Zoë - I always always wanted to be called that when I was a child and I still love it now.

Not so much Zooey though - although I know it was a work of literature and how to pronounce it, I always want to pr it Zoo-ie

ahem. As you were.... smile

Bumbolina Tue 02-Apr-13 18:35:50

Susie

TicketyToc Tue 02-Apr-13 18:39:27

Francesca

dashoflime Tue 02-Apr-13 18:41:35

Ruth

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 18:43:38

Genevieve.

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 18:44:57

Yes, Kates are very confident. They are also complete nutters. Every single one I've ever ment. Mostly in a good way, though.

fussychica Tue 02-Apr-13 19:16:09

Alice/Alicia

SanityClause Tue 02-Apr-13 19:20:14

Ramona

smother Tue 02-Apr-13 19:52:56

Kate
Susanna
Rebecca
Francesca
Tabitha

thegreylady Tue 02-Apr-13 19:54:06

Harriet

wigglesrock Tue 02-Apr-13 20:06:10

Anna

EarlGreyTeabag Tue 02-Apr-13 20:09:16

Marianne

Indith Tue 02-Apr-13 20:14:24

Miriam Alice.

It is my unused baby name as dc3 was a boy and there will be no more children smile

CityGal29 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:31:59

Miranda

pigletpower Tue 02-Apr-13 21:45:24

I have a Hattie and a Felicity.Both can go from baby to
Grandma I think!!!

steppemum Tue 02-Apr-13 21:53:04

Indith, that is my dd2's name!!

Adele
Melanie
Kirsten

Littlecherublegs Tue 02-Apr-13 23:39:33

Kathryn

ILikeRed Wed 03-Apr-13 00:23:47

Caroline

out2lunch Wed 03-Apr-13 00:36:03

sarah

sjupes Wed 03-Apr-13 00:42:31

Erin.

It's a lovely name it always makes me think of a strong minded confident young woman smile

Gwennan Wed 03-Apr-13 12:51:54

Caroline

ilikered and gwennan what excellent suggestions smile

Julia

BikeRunSki Wed 03-Apr-13 13:10:52

Louisa

HappyAsEyeAm Wed 03-Apr-13 13:20:23

Elizabeth
Frances
Catherine or Katherine

AphraBehn Wed 03-Apr-13 14:21:33

Another vote for Elizabeth.

Cate29 Wed 03-Apr-13 14:29:40

pigletpower we have remarkably similar tastes!

My name has appeared here, as has the middle name we have chosen. It's funny how perceptions of a name changes over time isn't it?! I love reading your suggestions!

Cate29 Wed 03-Apr-13 14:30:14

The mn will be Elizabeth, btw.

Ohmydarlin Wed 03-Apr-13 22:20:50

Rosalind

everlong Thu 04-Apr-13 09:08:26

Harriet.

ThenWeTakeBerlin Thu 04-Apr-13 09:15:41

Eleanor

Veronica

pigletpower Thu 04-Apr-13 18:52:08

Cate-Thankyou! Our DS is called Dexter Miles[named before that damn TV show!] and I also think they are both strong male names-called him Dexie when little but now he likes Dex!

reastie Thu 04-Apr-13 18:53:20

Miranda, Felicity, Elizabeth

Sophie, Caroline. Lots of names come to mind, but the thing they have in common is that they are from "my generation". Newly popular names and recently revived names don't feel like a confident adult name to me as I associate them with babies and toddlers, but by the time they are adults they will be just right too.

Pudgy2011 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:23:21

Darcy.

Cate29 Fri 05-Apr-13 14:36:23

pigletpower Dexter is a fabulous name!

I love Jennifer, Harriet, Felicity and Tabitha.
Jennifer is a lovely classic name with pretty nns, yet rarely used these days.

Blu Fri 05-Apr-13 14:37:16

Nancy
Harriet
Tabitha

racheael76 Fri 05-Apr-13 19:37:00

ELIZABETH-dont like the nickname liz so would need a few more seconds to change it to the spanish for elizabeth which is isabel/isabelle.x

VICTORIA also springs to mind.i think i picked these names as they mean something special ---a royal baby GIRL connection in july?

MARY

mymatemax Fri 05-Apr-13 19:39:36

Alicia

Mellymog Sat 06-Apr-13 21:39:20

Arrabella

Bowlersarm Sat 06-Apr-13 21:40:21

Anna

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 07-Apr-13 09:09:56

Hermione

Lessthanaballpark Sun 07-Apr-13 09:17:44

Morgan. Casey.

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Sun 07-Apr-13 12:52:32

Athena

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