Tell me a girls name I have never heard before!!!!!

(289 Posts)
Hyperhelpmum Fri 28-Jun-13 23:24:59

Thats it really! If she was a boy I would have called her Claude/ Casper/ Orlando. All girls names I like are friends daughters so need some I have not heard of!!

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Fri 28-Jun-13 23:25:28

Izabeau

Tortoise Fri 28-Jun-13 23:26:30

My DD1 is Xantia.
Yes it's the name of a car but I don't care!)

JumpingJackSprat Fri 28-Jun-13 23:26:48

If you like claude why not claudia/claudine/claudette?

Ishbel
Yolande

SirBoobAlot Fri 28-Jun-13 23:27:59

Iset
Lavinia
Rosalind
Merryn
Xanthe

itried Fri 28-Jun-13 23:28:42

Delavigne

Coconutty Fri 28-Jun-13 23:29:52

Rosinta, sacara, Cassiopia, Andromedia.

PoppyWearer Fri 28-Jun-13 23:30:23

Parley

NeverBeenToMe Fri 28-Jun-13 23:30:42

Tanis

maarjie Fri 28-Jun-13 23:30:55

Meroe pronounced like Zoe

onedev Fri 28-Jun-13 23:31:38

Seren

Lancelottie Fri 28-Jun-13 23:32:19

Charis

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Jun-13 23:33:01

Arianwen

yellow I met (was sitting on the next table) a little Izbeau in Cardiff last year. She had a sibling with an equally unusual but lovely name. Can't remember what it was to save my life!

Barabajagal Fri 28-Jun-13 23:33:02

Lalage

toomuch2young Fri 28-Jun-13 23:33:41

Tallulah
Persephone
Agnes
Adara
Honor

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Jun-13 23:37:30

Eirlys - ayer-liss emphasis on liss
Efa - air-va (roughly)

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Fri 28-Jun-13 23:38:05

No way! I've never met one. Love the name. DH doesn't and we are having a boy and have a girls name if we have dc2.

PoppyWearer Fri 28-Jun-13 23:39:41

I know a Claudia, Merryn, Seren and a Charis, FWIW.

All lovely names though!

burberryqueen Fri 28-Jun-13 23:39:46

Amabel

chickydoo Fri 28-Jun-13 23:41:18

Merope (Greek)

volvocowgirl Fri 28-Jun-13 23:43:09

Calliope?

colafrosties Fri 28-Jun-13 23:44:24

Maelle

colafrosties Fri 28-Jun-13 23:45:49

Mailys

Ceryn

Elquota Fri 28-Jun-13 23:47:04

Anastasia
Oriana
Indira
Zarina
Serafina
Evelina

HoveringKestrel Fri 28-Jun-13 23:47:51

Sash.

Yes its a (good) European DJ but it has potential.

SingingSands Fri 28-Jun-13 23:48:05

Noa.

badtime Fri 28-Jun-13 23:48:53

Melisande
Dorcas
Leto
Florentina

colafrosties Fri 28-Jun-13 23:49:25

Cainwen

seasalt Fri 28-Jun-13 23:54:49

Kezia

colafrosties Fri 28-Jun-13 23:55:57

Karita

Pancakeflipper Fri 28-Jun-13 23:58:01

Kevina
Derrikina
Christophina
Markina
Harryina

dappledawn Sat 29-Jun-13 00:02:38

Virginity - I jest not! A girl with this name actually went to school with me. Don't know what her parents were thinking, though!!

threefeethighandrising Sat 29-Jun-13 00:03:58

Liisi (Estonian, pronounced Li-see)
Machiko (Japanese, emphasis on the first syllable I think. Beautiful name)
Nia (Welsh, Nee-a)

notanyanymore Sat 29-Jun-13 00:04:40

Evadne

notanyanymore Sat 29-Jun-13 00:04:57

Siri

Ivy12 Sat 29-Jun-13 00:15:42

Brontë

badtime Sat 29-Jun-13 00:16:12

three, all syllables are the same length in Machiko (and in Japanese in general unless indicated otherwise).

Amarys
Karenza
Tierney
Ainsley
Fallon

burberryqueen Sat 29-Jun-13 00:27:16

well i have known a Seren, a Charis AND a Ceinwen and a Nia AND a Dorcas, and even a LALAGE!!
we will have to dig ever deeper for more obscure names....

Meringue33 Sat 29-Jun-13 00:35:01

Columbine

pickledsiblings Sat 29-Jun-13 00:40:12

Saskia

encyclogirl Sat 29-Jun-13 00:41:22

Aoibhinn, pronounced Eveeen.

secretsquirrel1 Sat 29-Jun-13 01:00:26

Dany (sounds like Dainey)
Cuby (sounds like Cube..y)
Tamiko
Derian

Let us know what you go for!!

ScrambledSmegs Sat 29-Jun-13 01:08:55

Aphra (as in Behn)
Calypso or Callisto - sounds similar, different name/myth

threefeethighandrising Sat 29-Jun-13 01:11:17

Thanks badtime smile

ScrambledSmegs Sat 29-Jun-13 01:11:46

Btw Orlanda is very pretty. I know one and it's such a lovely name.

ChimeForChange Sat 29-Jun-13 01:12:15

Elira

LackaDAISYcal Sat 29-Jun-13 01:16:27

Romily? Io? Elara? Nike?

or something off this list

Brugmansia Sat 29-Jun-13 01:27:28

Orlando could be a girl's name too (if based on the book).
I love Aphra, as suggested previously.

littledolly Sat 29-Jun-13 01:28:31

Not sure if you are interested in Irish names, but what about Caoimhe (pronounced Keeva), Blathnaid (Blaanad), or Rionach (reenock)??

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Sat 29-Jun-13 01:29:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

burberryqueen Sat 29-Jun-13 01:30:34

Lasairfhiona

KickapooHigh Sat 29-Jun-13 01:32:33

Cassida

Finnoula

5madthings Sat 29-Jun-13 01:35:34

My dd is a merryn. The year she was born less than 30 babies in the uk were called merryn (some of them boys as it can be a boys name)

Its stayed the same each year since with ouround 30 or less children being called it. So certainly not popular.

sashh Sat 29-Jun-13 02:50:40

Meriel - it means sea sprite and I have only ever met one.

scripsi Sat 29-Jun-13 03:02:14

Meriel and Merryn are really lovely.

How about Delphine?

devonsmummy Sat 29-Jun-13 03:05:32

Cersie (sir- see)
Love this name & have only ever heard it once 30 years ago , one of the girls in a children's home my aunt worked in.

TheseGoToEleven Sat 29-Jun-13 03:10:51

Adia
Faron

Anjou Sat 29-Jun-13 04:49:39

Severine.

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 29-Jun-13 07:32:00

Good topic, watching with interest!

Most unusual name I ever knew personally = Qureimah (pronounced Q-Ray-Ma) she got called Q and it really suited her.

Also perhaps:
Amaryllis
Mayaan
Nevenka
Nuala
Austen
Elizabelle
Lillith
Verena
Tulip

8thplace Sat 29-Jun-13 07:49:31

Angelica
Aurora
Elizabetta

Panzee Sat 29-Jun-13 07:50:45

Alan.

austenozzy Sat 29-Jun-13 07:57:36

i know a lovely little girl called jessamy. also knew a nice lady called lerryn, named after a place in cornwall that was special to her parents.

Ohwhatacrapmasfear Sat 29-Jun-13 07:58:13

Flora

Hyperhelpmum Sat 29-Jun-13 07:59:05

Thank you all, some beautiful and unusual names to consider (not sure about virginity shock! I LoVE Merryn as its one of my best friends names but DH not keen. Also like Florentine, Cirscee? Spelling? Izzabeau though not keen on an Izzy. I had heart set on Willa but DH vetoed sad thanks again though!

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sat 29-Jun-13 08:01:27

Ombeline

baskingseals Sat 29-Jun-13 08:22:02

Katienne

Vashti

Japonica

kelda Sat 29-Jun-13 08:25:09

Leontine
Ottoline
Lemoni

DesertOrchid Sat 29-Jun-13 08:59:47

Hesper
Calanthe (Ca-LAN-thee)
Poppaea
Elunia

amicusapple Sat 29-Jun-13 09:22:04

Syra

MarthasHarbour Sat 29-Jun-13 09:24:14

Zaria

Not like Maria but like Zaaarrria. Never heard of it before until my friend chose the name for her DD. Now it is totally her and i think it is beautiful smile

EstelleGetty Sat 29-Jun-13 09:39:13

I love Severine, Anjou! I'm sure you've heard these before, Hyper, but there's always Ondine ( I know someone called that who goes by Deena), Sanne (pronounced Sanna), Aude, Louison, Francoise (always surprises me this hasn't crossed the pond).

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Sat 29-Jun-13 09:54:20

Athena
Titania
Xena

kelda Sat 29-Jun-13 09:58:22

Zilla
Sanne is usually short fro Susanne.

georgettemagritte Sat 29-Jun-13 10:48:26

Linnet
Lenten
Lettice
Richenda
Azalene

bluebean Sat 29-Jun-13 10:51:45

Adelie

SageBush Sat 29-Jun-13 10:56:45

Leda
Acacia
Lettice

Clargo55 Sat 29-Jun-13 10:58:25

How about a Cornish name?
Lamorna
Lowenna
Keren

Zoomania Sat 29-Jun-13 10:59:36

Iliana

Clargo55 Sat 29-Jun-13 11:00:00

Or a place name
Adelaide
Geneva

herecomesthsun Sat 29-Jun-13 11:03:01

Gwendoliona (from Malory, I think that's the spelling)

Charmian? - from Shakespeare

Livia/ Flavia - Roman

Loveday- cornish

Kezia/ Demelza / Tamar

MrsFrederickWentworth Sat 29-Jun-13 11:09:50

Genevra
Allegra
Danae
Persephone
Benedicta
Benetta
Venetia
Merran
Mally
Nel
Laurentia
Eustochium
Xenia
Philomela
Philomena
Phyllis
Phillida
Nan
Annette
Ysabel
Isabella
Ishbel
Ursula
Ghislaine
Giselle
Mellicent
Mildred
Muriel
Murielle
Edith
Edith
Frideswide
Bertha
Maude
Pascale
Thomasina
Europa
Thalia

badtime Sat 29-Jun-13 14:50:07

Amancay (prn. Aman-KYE [with aman rhyming with alan))
Gráinne (prn. Gronya or Grawnya)
Sonal
Fauna
Zora

Sanjifair Sat 29-Jun-13 15:00:00

Farryl

ISuggestYouGoBackThere Sat 29-Jun-13 15:05:47

Paisley
Yvolia pronounced ee vo lee a
Rucia pronounced ru chee a
Willora pronounced will oar a

badtime Sat 29-Jun-13 15:06:01

Berengaria
Daralis
Beata
Edelina
Sela
Igraine

I vote for Kezia (as mentioned by cola above) - pronounced Kuhn-z aye-ah) - it's a family name for us and DD1's middle name.

A (French) friend just called their DD Zélie which I think is beautiful. V old fashioned and unusual in France too.

Soz meant pronounced Kuh-zaye-uh

Movingout Sat 29-Jun-13 15:20:52

Sheherazade

YoniMontana Sat 29-Jun-13 15:25:18

Kendra
Williamina

ZenGardener Sat 29-Jun-13 15:27:54

I know a little girl called Anon. At first I was shocked but it has really grown on me now.

YoniMatopoeia Sat 29-Jun-13 15:40:53

I once knew a Glumdalclitch

Nick name Glummy.

Would love to know where she is now.

TeamJesse Sat 29-Jun-13 15:43:09

Maple

Quenelle.

OutsMeCompletely Sat 29-Jun-13 15:56:49

Seeseana, Finetta, Socorro, Mercedes, Esperanza (Espy for short), Katya, Chandra, Merwyn, Zaranne (pronunced "SUH-ran"), Catalina.

Meglet Sat 29-Jun-13 16:21:36

Igraine.

She was King Arthurs mother IIRC.

ZumbaZara Sat 29-Jun-13 16:29:26

Tian
Pronounced tea-ann

Theas18 Sat 29-Jun-13 16:30:54

Jonquil

RalphtheTimid Sat 29-Jun-13 18:00:33

Hagar

RedlipsAndSlippers Sat 29-Jun-13 18:13:09

Tagan
Cerys
Amelia
Roo

Oubliette0292 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:14:57

Juniper, Cleona, Hebe, Ingebourg, Shelby, Takako (and I think Claude can be used as both a boys name and a girls name)

PipkinsPal Sat 29-Jun-13 18:19:25

Maybelle
Demelza

ShowOfHands Sat 29-Jun-13 18:21:35

Aphra
Jessamy
Mirabel
Romilly
Willow
Seraphina
Clara
Ines
Artemis

You'll have heard of them all but just thought I'd suggest them as you have similar taste to me (considered Orlando and Caspar for ds and Willa for dd) so thought I'd just tell you some of my favourite names.

LineRunner Sat 29-Jun-13 18:23:23

Loskel
Sebren
Frokille
Dantilly

LineRunner Sat 29-Jun-13 18:24:01

Or you just call her Claudie.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sat 29-Jun-13 18:27:48

Tanith and Linnet, pronounced Lynn-et. Love both of these names as they come from favourite books.

Heghine

pronounced Hay-ghee-nay with emphasis on last syllable

Isatdownandwept Sat 29-Jun-13 18:37:05

Antigone. Tiggy or tigger for short.

Mamafratelli Sat 29-Jun-13 18:37:05

Phine short for Josephine pronounced fina

MrsEricBana Sat 29-Jun-13 18:37:26

Name in our family but never met another one is Kindrie (shortened to Kinny). I also love Celeste.

Mamafratelli Sat 29-Jun-13 18:37:27

Hattie

DiamondDoris Sat 29-Jun-13 18:38:48

Edurne, Nakane, Yosune, Oihana, Olatz, Nerea... pronounced phonetically, Basque girls' names.

SoulTrain Sat 29-Jun-13 18:39:43

Sabine

SummerMyArse Sat 29-Jun-13 18:40:25

I know an Apolline, Petronille, Aline, Ly-Lan...

Zynia41 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:40:28

Fraoch (irish for heather and pronounced FRAYoch)
Siún (short for Siobhan pronounced shoon)

PicardyThird Sat 29-Jun-13 18:41:43

Some German ones (or at least ones I have heard of in Germany):

Maren (long 'a')
Wiebke (veeb-ka)
Enie (eh-nee-a)
Hermine (German form of Hermione)
Katinka
Madita (think this is from an Astrid Lindgren book)

PicardyThird Sat 29-Jun-13 18:42:16

Oh, the db of a friend of mine had a Minna recently. V pretty.

apatchylass Sat 29-Jun-13 18:43:25

Ghislaine

Eulalia

Laetitia

Btw - what's wrong with Claude for a girl? It's a great girl's name. V chic.

hawkmcqueen Sat 29-Jun-13 18:44:26

Angharad - knew one can't remember origin
Zaria - I was really surprised to see this mentioned already! I just came across it the other day and thought it was fab, means sunrise I think

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 29-Jun-13 18:45:14

Gavenna. I believe it's Spanish.

yegodsandlittlefishes Sat 29-Jun-13 18:50:34

Emmerdale
Lucifia
Zera
Normatrice
Isambara
Claudzilla

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 29-Jun-13 18:50:45

Roswitha. Pronounced Rosveeta. Vetoed by DH.

Donki Sat 29-Jun-13 18:59:19

Heulwyn
Ibtissam
Zayna

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 29-Jun-13 18:59:26

Angharad is welsh. I knew one too nn Harry

invicta Sat 29-Jun-13 19:03:02

Eluned ( Elle -Lynn -ned) welsh
Rowena
Tamara
Sylvia
Posy
Cassandra
Cassie
Lynette
Lynn
Lyn
Mikaela
Marina
Karina

Perris

Loolah Sat 29-Jun-13 19:13:20

Derryn
Kaidee
Kelis
Soraya

GoodtoBetter Sat 29-Jun-13 19:24:50

Ainhara....Ainhoa...Amaya...Amalia

fancyanother Sat 29-Jun-13 19:30:58

Salette
Cassia
Xanthe

Littlecherublegs Sat 29-Jun-13 20:25:14

Sorelle
Ayanna
Sharnel
Afa
Asa
Lillia
Merry
Merryn
Cassia

TwoPeasOnePod Sat 29-Jun-13 20:31:17

Tamara

TwoPeasOnePod Sat 29-Jun-13 20:31:49

Perryn

louisianablue2000 Sat 29-Jun-13 20:39:20

Some Scandinavian names: Sigrid, Berit, Britta, Fenja.

Just found Fenja and think it is seriously fab, DS was nearly Frida but I think Fenja would have topped it.

louisianablue2000 Sat 29-Jun-13 20:41:51

Should point out, DS would have been Frida IF HE WAS A GIRL. I blame the beaujolais.

clippityclop Sat 29-Jun-13 20:44:01

Voirrey.
Rosaria.
Amalie.
Adrienne.

AnneElliott Sat 29-Jun-13 20:44:50

Aletta
Aisling ( Ashleen)

EstelleGetty Sat 29-Jun-13 20:56:49

Yy to the poster who suggested Ghislaine.

And Garance is great too. Miuccia after Miuccia Prada - amazing, creative, intellectual woman.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 29-Jun-13 20:59:51

Hespera

Corygal Sat 29-Jun-13 20:59:54

Eunice - a thread the other day held loads of views from MNetters saying they'd never heard of it.

MadBusLady Sat 29-Jun-13 21:00:34

Athenais (umlaut over the i, sorry, can't be bothered to work out how to do it!)

Afrodizzywonders Sat 29-Jun-13 21:04:59

Silka

AWimbaWay Sat 29-Jun-13 21:08:44

You mention Cirscee Hyperhelpmum, I don't know if you've watched the film 'My Neighbour Totoro' but there is a little girl character called Satsuki, Pronunciation, Sá-ts-kí which I like.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 29-Jun-13 21:15:58

I must be getting old, some of these names are just ridiculous. does anybody think about the poor child and how pretentious and laughable they sound. Do you all live in the South?

Nonotthatagain Sat 29-Jun-13 21:16:54

Matya

MadBusLady Sat 29-Jun-13 21:22:05

morethanpotatoprints, the OP asked for names she had never heard before. Not names we all think should be more popular, or names we're all imminently planning on giving our children, or a name she can use right this minute because she's at the Registry Office and it's deadline day. Hard to see how to fulfil the brief of the thread without coming up with some pretty out-there names.

MummyPig24 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:28:09

Idris
Tirion
Dorcas
Medrina
Wilhelmina
Xanthe
Tierne
Fallon
Fawn
Jerrica
Moss
Hebe

ODearMe Sat 29-Jun-13 21:28:47

Tamar

Merewen (Meh-ruh-wen)

Beulah

Azalea

Elvira

Tanith

Mildri (means mild and lovely in old Norse)

Klytie (means lovely one,name of a nymph in love with a sun god)

Paccia (pash-ee-ah,meaning Peace,will be DC3's mn if its a girl!)

MerryOl Sat 29-Jun-13 21:40:08

There's the once fashionable Russian name Ninel - Lenin spelled backwards grin. I guess Ninelle would make a more feminine version in English.

MustafaCake Sat 29-Jun-13 21:42:37

Tansy
Attia
Zooey
Seraphina
Colette
Blythe
Bay
Dahlia
Taryn
Louella

Tingo Sat 29-Jun-13 21:47:00

Silhouette
Chisako

Idonea
Osanna
Elfreida
Affery
Yula
Emmeline
Farrah
Finnuala
Sadie
Sukie
Hera
Audra
Aldith
Meriel
Mavie

Mollydoggerson Sat 29-Jun-13 21:54:58

Rishla

RaspberrySchnapps Sat 29-Jun-13 22:05:24

Thomasina
Mitzy
Maeve
Angharad
Dora
Fleur

if you like Willa, how about Wilhelmina then you can shorten to that, or to Mina.

Onetwo34 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:08:08

Anwen
Carina
Wren
Zilpha

mikkii Sat 29-Jun-13 22:17:08

Romana
Luisa (DD2)
Alessandra
Maria Del Mar

stopprocrastinating Sat 29-Jun-13 22:26:13

Delysia

SoftSheen Sat 29-Jun-13 22:28:20

Talitha
Oriana
Majella
Ilyana
Linnet
Aurelie
Violetta
Soline
Romy
Aphra
Geula

ninah Sat 29-Jun-13 22:30:32

Dyson

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 29-Jun-13 22:43:32

Ginevera
Philomel
Auden
Lulea
Morgaine

StuntNun Sat 29-Jun-13 22:45:24

Tryphena
Taryn

ninah Sat 29-Jun-13 22:46:47

Germolene
Philadelphia

greencolorpack Sat 29-Jun-13 22:52:59

Emare, pronounced Emma-ray.

It's from French Romance stories.

Daffodil.

Embrun.

maarjie Sat 29-Jun-13 22:54:01

Minnifer

Soshain

greencolorpack Sat 29-Jun-13 22:54:11

Emare, pronounced Emma-ray.

It's from French Romance stories.

Daffodil.

Embrun.

greencolorpack Sat 29-Jun-13 22:54:37

Sorry my computer played up there.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 29-Jun-13 23:12:17

Veruca, vaseline, germaloids canneston, Andrexia, Rizla,

burberryqueen Sat 29-Jun-13 23:15:09

Canesta
Jiffa
Cillitbangia
Ducketta

Most unusual I've come across
Riva (reeva)
Lyra
Aria
Tyreena
Nairne
Peridot (Perdy)
Blaize
Velvet
Amethyst

LesAnimaux Sat 29-Jun-13 23:22:46

Sorcha

Tatiana

Miriam

Ottilie

Genevieve

Orla

Peony

Hebe

elQuintoConyo Sat 29-Jun-13 23:27:21

Damaris
Maribel
Sibella
Mar (from Maria del Mar = Maria of the sea)
Lamorna
Princess Consuela Banana Hammock

** one of the above might be a joke grin

MortifiedAdams Sat 29-Jun-13 23:29:34

Ember
Sorcha
Fabienne
Zooey

LesAnimaux Sat 29-Jun-13 23:38:47

morethanpotatoprints I spoke to a small child recently who was adamant she was going to stay with her Aunty Vaseline. Or it could have been Aunty Fast Lane, but I decided it was more likely Vaseline. confused

rockybalboa Sat 29-Jun-13 23:49:12

Tansy
Raiya

tothesea Sat 29-Jun-13 23:59:46

Bea..pronounced Baya
Marella

Lc1979 Sun 30-Jun-13 02:32:41

Beulah

Homebird8 Sun 30-Jun-13 02:39:43

Jerrica

Alanna1 Sun 30-Jun-13 02:52:58

You could look at this:
http://names.darkgreener.com/

Sparrow8 Sun 30-Jun-13 03:09:11

Cinzia (pronounced chinsia)
Sirrien
Cora
Yanka
Riya
Jacinta
Emmy
Shae

PictureMeInThese Sun 30-Jun-13 03:19:47

Eskarina.
Keturah.

Onetwo34 Sun 30-Jun-13 04:38:43

Pia
Pinar
Peta
Pabla

Onetwo34 Sun 30-Jun-13 04:48:28

Malina
Milena
Mirele
Mavra
Megumi

SugarMouse1 Sun 30-Jun-13 04:50:21

Nasturtium

Geranium

Tansy

jidelgin Sun 30-Jun-13 05:30:11

Majella? so pretty and Laine is a personal fave smile or something like Mozart's wife she had a lyrical handle like Constanze (a less lazy person would google it! )

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 06:46:37

Titanilla

PipkinsPal Sun 30-Jun-13 09:07:29

Emerald
Tanzi
Galena
Rhea
Jocasta
Pandora

hollyisalovelyname Sun 30-Jun-13 09:12:47

Gobnait grin
Darerca

tungthai Sun 30-Jun-13 09:40:38

Caritha.

sashh Sun 30-Jun-13 10:26:22

Be careful with Cersie, one of the game of thrones characters is Cersei Lanister, not a nice character.

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 12:56:04

Mirza

burberryqueen Sun 30-Jun-13 12:59:03

Thrushella

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 13:00:03

burberry tell me you made that up.
<boak>

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 13:01:06

Yenda

Sidonia

Florentina
Hebe

burberryqueen Sun 30-Jun-13 13:11:38

grin yes

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 13:18:06

burberry good . That would have been horrible! grin

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 17:52:40

I used to know a Zora nn Zorka. she was quirky and sweet and smart!

Pleasenomorepeppa Sun 30-Jun-13 18:08:27

Mailli. Pronounced May-Lee. It's Cornish for Mary/Molly.
Loveday.
Jenna.
Karenza.
Isolde.
Morwenna.
Telwyn.
Tamsyn.
I like Cornish names grin.

kelda Sun 30-Jun-13 18:31:59

I've just seen Anon mentioned.

Anona is much nicer and a real name.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 30-Jun-13 18:35:38

Aileen
Eileen
Kathleen
Maureen

Meringue33 Sun 30-Jun-13 19:03:34

Malaika

It means Angel in Swahili

Loveday.

Vernie.

NonnoMum Sun 30-Jun-13 19:14:04

Barbara
Linda
Carole

LineRunner Sun 30-Jun-13 19:23:25

Barbarella

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 30-Jun-13 19:24:11

Sheelagh
Sheila
Doreen

bouncingbelle Sun 30-Jun-13 19:29:28

Ethni
Kaylana
Tammilee

Love Orlanda!

twinklyfingers Sun 30-Jun-13 20:16:41

Milayna
Verity
Coreen

LesAnimaux Sun 30-Jun-13 20:44:28

Terra

Mallory

Joany

Jolene

Joley

Candice

Pansy

amessagetoyouYoni Sun 30-Jun-13 20:52:29

Sorcha (Surrica) - Irish, lovely
Bahia
Yara - famous Lebanese pop star, pretty name
Esti / Austine / Nahia / Mataine (means 'love') - all Basque names
Alyena (as in Pillars of the Earth - lovely)

amazingmumof6 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:56:19

Aurora (it means Dawn)

ProphetOfDoom Sun 30-Jun-13 21:00:53

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LadyMacbethWasMisunderstood Sun 30-Jun-13 21:34:56

Elowenn. - Cornish. Little elm tree.

California, nn Cali

Morwenna
Morven
Loveday
Samara
Aelith

luscus Mon 01-Jul-13 15:40:17

Clemency

TeaCuresEverything Mon 08-Jul-13 21:48:43

Eris

rob99 Mon 08-Jul-13 21:51:16

Carpet

NooMyx Mon 08-Jul-13 22:21:18

Alma
Aino
Venla
Elina
Henna
Maisa
Meri
Ilona
Inka
Kaisa
Kia
Linnea
Minea
Nea

ZolaBuddleia Tue 09-Jul-13 15:53:19

Dammit! I was going to suggest Beulah.

<narrowed eyed stare at FRIGG, who has freakishly similar naming tastes - are you actually INSIDE MY BRAAAAAIIIIIN?>

ChocChaffinch Tue 09-Jul-13 15:57:30

Verity
Chenoa - Native American for snowbird app.

ChocChaffinch Tue 09-Jul-13 16:01:09

Embeth

Lavinia

Lilianne /Lilian

Torrance grin

Ivy

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Jul-13 16:08:33

Solange
Lorellei
Gaia
Marla
Thomasin
Meriell

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Jul-13 16:09:37

Beata
Hadley

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Jul-13 16:10:58

Katinka
Larissa

Yes Zola yes I am...

<evil grin>

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Jul-13 18:56:27

Lisanne

gillywillywoo Tue 09-Jul-13 18:59:59

Chickennugget

Wahla Tue 09-Jul-13 19:26:59

Sati - Saah-tee

ProtegeMoi Tue 09-Jul-13 19:44:33

Malgorzetta
Lillith
Lyra
Cecile

thegreylady Tue 09-Jul-13 20:19:47

Perdita
Effie
Lorelei
Dalila

InViennaWeWerePoetry Tue 09-Jul-13 20:28:12

Rozalija. Rose-allie-uh. That spelling is Slovenian/Serbian, but you can spell it Rosalia which is Portuguese originally I think.

Winterfel Tue 09-Jul-13 20:29:10

Zillah

Adah

Euphemia

Ilona

GampyWabbit Tue 09-Jul-13 22:53:38

Iona

Nyah

Saskia

GampyWabbit Tue 09-Jul-13 22:57:44

I also know a young girl called Adastra.

BakingBunty Wed 10-Jul-13 21:00:53

Amity
Willa

Rhubarbgarden Wed 10-Jul-13 21:30:31

Nerina. I knew a lovely one years ago and have never met another.

raisah Fri 12-Jul-13 14:45:28

Zerene
Sadeqa
Zinnia
Tahmena
Tasmin

ChristineDaae Sat 13-Jul-13 22:19:17

Loving this thread!

PestoSwimissimos Sat 13-Jul-13 22:20:53

Agapanthus

PestoSwimissimos Sat 13-Jul-13 22:25:52

Ruan

ds is Claude, even if ds had been a dd would still have been Claude. love it.
There was a French queen by the name, had a pie/tart named after her.

PestoSwimissimos Sat 13-Jul-13 22:39:54

Banoffi - nn Noffi

Tubemole1 Sat 13-Jul-13 22:45:52

A colleague at work is called Taieesh. She's of afro-carribean heritage.

Another colleague is called Farida, we call her Freda.

Pumpkinsquid Sun 14-Jul-13 11:38:33

If I ever have another daughter she will be Medea, i think its stunning.

twinklestar2 Sun 14-Jul-13 22:36:07

Kindra
Mahisha
Jaia
Mahi

SGJ Sun 14-Jul-13 23:27:52

Only ever met one of each of the following:
Lisette
Myra
Aine (pr. 'Aunya')
Charyl
Aderryn
Aeryn

Most unusual (AKA stupidest) name ever goes to 'La-a', which is apparently pronounced 'LaDasha'

mathanxiety Mon 15-Jul-13 04:46:38

Corazon (Spanish - 'heart')
Xochitl (Mexican flower name)
Eirene (Greek 'peace')
Theoni/Theone (Greek 'godly')
Arantxa (Basque 'thornbush')
Pernilla (Swedish name, short for Petronilla)
Dinah (Hebrew name that you never, ever hear)
Esperanza (Spanish 'hope')
Enda (Irish name that is pretty much unisex)
Elfrieda/ Frieda
Eliska (Czech pet form of Elizabeth)
Lida (short for Ludmila)
Philomene
Melisande
Damaris

CheerfulYank Mon 15-Jul-13 05:55:06

I went to school with a Saebyn, pr SAY-ben. I've never heard of another. smile

VivaLeBeaver Mon 15-Jul-13 06:36:02

Amel

itried Mon 15-Jul-13 06:42:25

Hepzibah

Meddie
Margot
Morvern
Sabienne
Lark
Lenore
Persis
Winter

TalkativeJim Mon 15-Jul-13 09:43:46

Minka

RalphtheTimid Mon 15-Jul-13 17:59:21

Dymphna

Turniptwirl Tue 16-Jul-13 06:31:36

Lymara
Brogan
Annaleah
Kopano
Channay

telsa Tue 16-Jul-13 11:07:57

Zipporah
Rekba
Crimson
Silka
Augustina

burcham12 Tue 16-Jul-13 13:44:10

Alfia

Rondinella

velvetelvis Tue 16-Jul-13 23:29:29

Talla
Orielle
Zarina
Myla
Amity
Illiana

saya11 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:59:47

tyris

Maud2011 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:05:07

Damaris

DoveDovePigeon Wed 17-Jul-13 19:10:00

Merle - means blackbird in French

MaryRose Wed 17-Jul-13 19:11:54

You've probably heard it before but my DD is India, there aren't many of them and she gets lots of compliments

Lots of names for you:
Abeni, Adora, Amalia, Angela, Arina, Asha, Audra, Audre, Aveline, Bettina, Bithiah, Caelia, Calantha, Cyra, Eartha, Emala, Eveline, Evelina, Freema, Gwendolen, Ida, Irena, Irina, Janet, Janine, Katurah, Kyra, Linnea, Liviana, Lucinda, Makeda, Makena, Malia, Maura, Mercia, Mirabelle, Olivine, Reina, Rena, Renana, Salome, Saudra, Sera, Serah, Signy, Taline, Tandra, Trudy, Whitney, Winifred, Winifreda, Winona, Xylia. Andori, Desta, Dian, Jaimie, Kelley, Kelsey, Meredith, Robin, Sol, Tanis, Wynne, Parker, Marlon. Jubilee

NomDeClavier Thu 18-Jul-13 01:17:34

Iphigenia

frutilla Thu 18-Jul-13 01:37:35

Felice
Vonora
Assia/Cassia
Eden
Fidelia
Zuleika

cafecito Thu 18-Jul-13 02:55:54

I love the name Araceli

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 14:59:02

Claudine Odette celeste

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 14:59:25

Serophine

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 14:59:45

Aurora

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 19-Jul-13 16:07:38

Lyra
Arwen
Dorinda
Amour
Juanita

twinklestar2 Sun 21-Jul-13 11:25:54

Jacintha

Ginevra

naomicd Sun 21-Jul-13 18:47:56

Camryn! Character in a book and I've loved it since

susiedaisy Sun 21-Jul-13 19:01:18

Cressida

Maud2011 Sun 21-Jul-13 19:48:03

Ismay

Ishtar
Zipporah

VelvetStrider Sun 21-Jul-13 20:16:54

Has anyone said Kunti yet?

I found it in one of those 100,000,000,000,000,001 baby names books. No idea if it is pronounced as it looks! grin

Sorcha

Aurelia
Mariella

Talitha
Cordelia

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 22-Jul-13 21:44:35

names from chaucer
Canace
Donegild
Dorigen
Eglantine
Emily
Griselda
Hermengild
Livia
Lucilia
Mabel
May
Pertelote
Sophia
Virginia

Livia is Tony's mum in the Sopranos. Not a great example!

I know a Mabel and a Tallulah (earlier on thread) - they are sisters!

Veryan. Was my best friend until she moved away aged 7 in 1972. sad

lolitabelle Tue 23-Jul-13 12:25:14

Another vote for Lyra, I think it's beautiful. I knew a Lyric once, which is pretty too.

How about Aneira? It's a name that you don't hear very often. My friend's sister was an Aneira (Ann-eye-ra, with enphasis on the eye) and she was either Annie or Neira depending on who was talking to her!

Hyperhelpmum Tue 23-Jul-13 20:40:56

Been in France for two weeks and living that my thread is still going! Thanks all!!!! Great name suggestions! Hope it's helping you others expecting girls!

GW297 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:38:25

Eliya
Clotilde
Zosia

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