A nice girls name not ending in "a" or "ie"/" ;y" sound...

(55 Posts)
MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 11:56:20

Can anyone suggest any?

I would like a name that is not cutsie if having a girl. I find the "ie"/"y" ending names too twee. dd1 does have a name ending in "a" but I would like something different.

The only names I can think of are either too old fashioned (Margaret/Ruth/Rachel etc), names of a friend's child so taken (Imogen/Abigail), my daughter's middle name (Katherine) or no good because I can't name my child after the Queen (Elizabeth)!

insancerre Fri 23-Aug-13 11:58:09

Grace
Violet

badtime Fri 23-Aug-13 12:01:11

Helen
Elinor/Eleanor
Susan
Jane
Robin/Robyn
Constance
Faith
Iris
Violet
Carmen
Mirabel

There are so many! What style do you like?

JeanPaget Fri 23-Aug-13 12:01:49

Claire
Louise
Jennifer
Judith
Roisin
Gabrielle
Morag
Lindsay

Bonsoir Fri 23-Aug-13 12:03:44

Violet
Fleur
Annabel
Roxane

Iwaswatchingthat Fri 23-Aug-13 12:04:36

Isabel/annabell

Alice

Kate

Jess

Sarah

Beatrice

For what it is worth I think Ruth is really nice.

HowlerMonkey Fri 23-Aug-13 12:10:10

Miriam/Mariam
Joan/Joanne
Zeinab (Arabic)
Caroline
Coraline (!)
Megan
Saffron
Rose
Xanthe
Persephone
Roisin (pronounced Ra-sheen)
Claire

Not all to my taste but you might like them!

Katienne
Rosalind
Lilith
Corinne

Eve
Grace
Anne
Jane
Helen
Susan
Isabel
Rosamond
Juliet
Abigail
Eloise
Faith
Edith
Mabel
Harriet
Louise
Eleanor
Nicole
Vivienne

Chopsypie Fri 23-Aug-13 12:21:12

Alexis (biased here!)

bootsycollins Fri 23-Aug-13 12:22:22

I love Ruth.

Harriet
Caroline
Tess
Margot
Olive
Siobhan
Sian
Kristy
Kirsten
Juliet
Kim
Kay
Denise
Michelle
Paige
Stephanie

I'm not crazy about all of the names I've suggested, it's hard to think of names not ending in a vowel sound. I really do love Ruth though wink

bootsycollins Fri 23-Aug-13 12:27:56

Gretchen
Tamsin
Megan
Enid
Erin
Lauren
Kathleen
Susan
Karen
Joanne
Cerys

cupcakeicing Fri 23-Aug-13 12:28:06

Ruth is a beautiful name which suits every age.

Eleanor
Esther
Joy

MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 12:32:08

Sorry - did not mean to have a go at Ruth - it's because it was my grandmother's name that I see it as old. I can see that with fresh eyes/ears it wouldn't sound so old!

Thanks for all the ideas!

MortifiedAdams Fri 23-Aug-13 12:34:45

I have a Meg.

Dd2 if I ever have one will be either Olive or Juliet.

MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 12:36:12

I like Vivienne and also Beatrice. Maybe I'm quite pretentious!

I really like Abigail, but it's taken in my family. A very good friend has a daughter called Mariam, otherwise I would love that too!

MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 12:37:00

PS (again) what to people think of Clemence or Clementine?

Iwaswatchingthat Fri 23-Aug-13 13:06:32

Oooooo very happy you like Beatrice!

Not keen on either Clemence or clementine - sorry. Makes me think of satsumas.

bootsycollins Fri 23-Aug-13 13:09:31

I love Clementine, she was my aunties cat grin

emsyj Fri 23-Aug-13 14:21:50

I have a Ruth and a Hazel - I love Celeste/Celestine, Astrid, Beatrice, Elizabeth. Not keen on Clemence or Clementine - also on the satsuma team there.

Lots of people suggested Margot for DD1, but it's my mum's name so wouldn't use it - quite like it tho. I like Marianne, Esther, Hester, Seren, Sarah, Cerys, Frances, Lauren... There are quite a lot of non-a/ie/y girls' names when you get going thinking about it, I think all our possible names were in this category.

Celestine and Astrid are my favourites (other than DD1 & DD2's names obviously smile).

bootsycollins Fri 23-Aug-13 14:46:59

Hazel! There's another classic. Dd has a lovely friend called Hazel, she's tall and beautiful, kind and intelligent and a really nice girl.

NotYoMomma Fri 23-Aug-13 14:47:57

Hettienne

NotYoMomma Fri 23-Aug-13 14:48:07

eden

AndyMurraysBalls Fri 23-Aug-13 14:53:32

Rachel
Esther
Ruth

My favourites.

MrsDibble Fri 23-Aug-13 14:56:32

A do like Astrid, but my husband doesn't.

Seren is nice. Iris is pretty too - reminds me of my favourite perfume!

I like Frances but it is (pretty much) my name.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

somewheresomehow Fri 23-Aug-13 14:56:39

Jade (my dd middle name)
Eleanor

VenusRising Fri 23-Aug-13 14:58:31

Brigitte
Juliet
Rosamund
Rasalind
Violet
Richelle

VenusRising Fri 23-Aug-13 14:58:59

Rosalind, sorry!

brightnearly Fri 23-Aug-13 15:07:00

I love the name Esther! Also Sulamith

wordfactory Fri 23-Aug-13 15:11:10

DD has friends called Charlotte, Rosaline and Belle...

noodlebum Fri 23-Aug-13 15:16:22

Evelyn
Evangeline
Jasmine
Danielle
Addison
Madison
Madeline
Bernadette
Jeanette
Meredith
Faye
Shannon
Bridget
Merryn
Gwen
Willow
Caitlin
Pearl
Heather
Charlotte
Amber

Phew, think that'll do for now!

emsyj Fri 23-Aug-13 16:56:45

Ooooh love Pearl and Amber too!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 23-Aug-13 18:50:10

Louis
Lorne
Margaret
Christina - I know it ends i "a" but it's not cutesy
Joy
Hope

We had Juliet, Kate, Scarlett, Xanthe, Iris, Imogen and Isabel on our list for DD (who ended up being Maggie, which although it end in "ie" I don't think of as very cutesy!)

sleepingbeautiful Sat 24-Aug-13 04:22:00

Florence
Cecile
Julianne
Ottelyn
Genevieve
Grace
Madeleine
Arianne
Leah
Bronwyn
Jacqueline
Adele
Justine
Josephine
Lavender
Autumn
Fern
Anais
Edith
Elowen

MummyBeerest Sat 24-Aug-13 05:27:13

Scarlett (--not biased at all--) or Charlotte are great choices.

Bear in mind she may inherit a nn ending in y or ie though...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 24-Aug-13 18:27:48

Americas

I love Maggie

My mythical Girl Child would be Margaret - nn Maggie/Peggy

Hannah
Rachael
Rebecca
Sarah
Rosalind

calilark Sat 24-Aug-13 22:55:55

I have a Tess. If we have another girl, she will be Hazel.

tillyo Sat 24-Aug-13 22:57:06

Heard a little girl Willow today and really liked that x

itried Sat 24-Aug-13 22:59:49

Dorcas

Thanks Jamie

We also considered River and Autumn as tight contenders

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:50:29

Alice
Rachel
Juliet
Josephine
Isabel
Joanne
Louise
Merryn
Meredith
Bethani
Gillian
Tess
Katherine
Isis
Lorelli
May
Ellen
Helen
Laura
Lauren

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:51:36

Alice
Rachel
Juliet
Josephine
Isabel
Joanne
Louise
Merryn
Meredith
Bethani
Gillian
Tess
Katherine
Isis
Lorelli
May
Ellen
Helen
Laura
Lauren

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 06:52:11

Oops, sorry

Claire

salvadory Sun 25-Aug-13 07:03:55

Sarah, Rose, Maeve, iris, eve, Penelope, Vivienne, daphne, Imogen, lois, celeste, Margot, Jennifer, carys, Simone, Helen, genevieve, Mary.

MrsDibble Wed 28-Aug-13 19:24:29

Thanks everyone - my favourite of all the suggestions is definitely Vivienne, and DH likes it too.

Will probably have a boy now...

Maud2011 Wed 28-Aug-13 20:44:31

Marion/Marian
Elspeth
Isabel

Yay! smile

Teapot13 Thu 29-Aug-13 04:48:12

Lillian?

telsa Thu 29-Aug-13 07:45:38

Well Vivian goes both ways!

JennyPiccolo Thu 29-Aug-13 07:50:23

So jealous. I loved Vivienne for my dd but dp hated it.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 29-Aug-13 07:56:23

Denise
Simone
Fern
Ingrid
Satine

wouldratherbeonthebeach Thu 29-Aug-13 07:56:49

Pearl is my favourite
Isabel?
Beth?
Danielle?

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