Long,decadent,unusua l middle name for Flora...

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Give me some of your favourite long middle names please,something special,maybe a guilty pleasure that you'd not dare use grin

After my battles with boys names I just want to enjoy forming a really brilliant girls name,
We seem to have settled on Flora,it seems 'right' somehow.

flowers

YonilyDevotedToYou Mon 14-Oct-13 19:45:35

Persephone
Hermione
Cordelia
Penelope
Andromeda

Am I on the right lines?

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 19:46:37

Berengaria

DramaAlpaca Mon 14-Oct-13 19:47:30

Flora Clementine

bundaberg Mon 14-Oct-13 19:48:34

Anastasia

Yes, you're on the right lines! grin

Amrapaali Mon 14-Oct-13 19:49:33

Seraphina

MoreThanWords Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:03

Evangelina

Seraphina
Gabriella

VerucaInTheNutRoom Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:15

Evangeline

DitsyDonkey Mon 14-Oct-13 19:51:03

Pommeline

Iseeall Mon 14-Oct-13 19:51:24

Venetia
Adelaide
Bathsheba
Angelina

froggers1 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:52:12

Annaliese, Gabrielle, Evangeline, Christina....

Stropzilla Mon 14-Oct-13 19:52:58

Persephone
Phaedra
Cassandra

EddieVeddersfoxymop Mon 14-Oct-13 19:53:41

Arabella

Bowlersarm Mon 14-Oct-13 19:55:03

Alexandria
Elizabeth
Genevieve
Jennifer

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 19:55:09

Jezebel
Delilah
Salome
Lilith

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 14-Oct-13 19:55:20

Fauna.

I'll get my coat.....

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 19:56:08

Demelza

StainlessSteelBegonia Mon 14-Oct-13 19:56:37

Oh, just pick a muse!

Calliope
Clio
Erato
Euterpe
Melpomene
Polyhymnia
Terpsichore
Thalia
Urania

MillyONaire Mon 14-Oct-13 19:57:07

Came on to say Persephone but see I've been pipped to the post
So how about Araminta, Calpurnia, Arabella.....

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Oct-13 19:57:12

Arabella
Allegra
Georgiana
Alessandra
Vivienne

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 19:58:44

Clarissa
Cressida
Araceli
Cecilia
Araminta (is that a name?)
Arabella

onlysettleforbutterflies Mon 14-Oct-13 19:59:52

I love persephone after hearing it on here.

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 20:00:29

Milly it must be smile

Flora Calliope

Flora Persephone

Flora Clementine

Flora Demelza

Are all going on the list!

Keep them coming please,I'd really love to fall 'In-Love-At-First-Sight' with a combination...

Scheherazade

and I was at uni with a Loveday

Leo35 Mon 14-Oct-13 20:02:38

Dorothea. I love it - but will never get the chance to use it. Not as flowery as some of the other suggestions, which are fab!

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 20:03:05

Delphine
Tabatha

Rhubarbgarden Mon 14-Oct-13 20:03:07

Marjolaine

Squiffyagain Mon 14-Oct-13 20:03:28

If i were being that luxuriant I would go for three names - Flora Antigone Pandora.

She can then have nicknames of Dora, Tiggy, Tigger and Flo

moreyear Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:04

Artemisia.

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:11

Adelina

Nessalina Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:46

Serendipity smile

MortifiedAdams Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:50

Fabienne
Minerva
Rapunzel grin

BetteDavis01 Mon 14-Oct-13 20:06:11

Lavinia

Rhubarbgarden Mon 14-Oct-13 20:07:39

Marguerite

MissPlumBroughtALadder Mon 14-Oct-13 20:07:53

Esmeralda
Evangeline
Dieudonnee

MissPlumBroughtALadder Mon 14-Oct-13 20:08:20

Bellarosa

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 20:08:22

Have we had Jocasta?

LauraChant Mon 14-Oct-13 20:08:26

Jessamine

Oh

Flora Jessamine...that's beautiful...

LineRunner Mon 14-Oct-13 20:09:56

Loralei

AlfalfaMum Mon 14-Oct-13 20:09:58

Perdita (I'm enjoying this!)

Good Alfalfa grin so am I!

ScrambledSmegs Mon 14-Oct-13 20:14:41

Celestine (I think I just made that up)

Calypso. Not that long but awesome

On a tangent, does anyone else think Cymbeline would be a lovely name for a girl, despite the play being a) about a man and b) the story being horrific?

BodyUnknown Mon 14-Oct-13 20:14:54

Love Flora Perdita and Flora Vivienne... I wish I'd thought of either of those three years ago..

Guinevere

Just do not give her Flora "A" without adding something else - to avoid the potentially awkward initials grin

ScrambledSmegs Mon 14-Oct-13 20:15:52

Ooh, Vivienne! Nice. Also Genevieve.

shimmeringinthesun Mon 14-Oct-13 20:17:19

Georgiana ?

Tatiana ?

Celestine is lovely....I'm sure I've heard it before...it must be a name grin

George-names and P-names are out because of our surname.

Not all P-names actually...ignore me...

CordeliaRose Mon 14-Oct-13 20:19:18

Ariadne
Christabelle
Coraline
Desdemona
Helena
Gabrielle
Genevieve
Jocelyn
Juniper
Katerina
Magdalena
Malory
Marianna
Mariella
Rosalinda
Valentina
Violetta

extracrunchy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:20:11

Esmeralda

Flora Ariadne

Flora Coraline

Flora Juniper

Flora violetta

Are all brilliant Cordelia !

Ooh Esmerelda!

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:26:23

You didn't like Nerengaria? sad

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:02

Aaarrrrrghhhh! Berengaria!

Herhonesty Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:38

margarine

Reminds me of the wombles for some reason Bore although I've always liked Jezebel grin

Ermengarde

TwllBach Mon 14-Oct-13 20:31:50

This is a thread that is right up my street grin

I know you have had Jessamine, but what about Jessamy? Only very slightly different but definitely different...

AnotherStitchInTime Mon 14-Oct-13 20:33:14

Cendrillon (cinderella)
Euphemia
Melisande
Mireille
Endellion
Kerenza
Andraste
Guinevere
Amaryllis
Anenome
Iolanthe
Artemisia

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:33:50

That was Great Uncle Bulgaria, Frigg! grin

Oh blush

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:37:44

Jehane
Mercedes
Immaculata
Andromeda

Love Ariadne!

Aria
Claudine
Davinia
Adeline
Grainne
Xanthe
Merida
Mirren
Mara

AbiRoad Mon 14-Oct-13 20:40:56

I think you want to avoid a name ending in a -
it is just too frilly in my view. Clemency? Seraphine? Violet?-Penelope? Christobel? Emmeline? Genevieve? Rosalind?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 14-Oct-13 20:42:13

Genevieve

Artandco Mon 14-Oct-13 20:42:46

Ophelia
Tatiana
Penelope
Riviera
Cecilia
Estella/ estelle
Arabella

I love Flora Estelle or Flora Estella Wren ( or alternate third short middle name)

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:43:03

Shulameth.
Bathsheba
Hepzibah

Oh, how I longed to, but didn't dare.

Probably names ending in 'a' not really a good idea. But they are all so nice.

Perdita?

Hepzibah is fab grin

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:45:39

Dolores? What a great name that is.

devonsmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:45:41

Rosetta
Arabella
Araminta
Hethrine
Gypsophila
Lavinia
Tatiana
Victoriana
Zulika

devonsmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:46:02

Adelaide

WonderWomanInAOnesie Mon 14-Oct-13 20:46:08

As much as I am looking forward to hearing your baby's name FRIGG , I shall also be most disappointed at the end if your epic baby name threads!

I have no suggestions, but I love Jessamine, Adeline, Ariadne, Juniper and Antigone! All sound lovely with Flora, which I love also.

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:46:31

I think you should make it the first name though. Go on. You know you want to.

scratchandsniff Mon 14-Oct-13 20:46:40

I'm voting for Persephone too

grin blush

Ooh wren is lovely.

pygmy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:03

Flora Juniper
Flora Primrose

CordeliaRose Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:15

Why, thank you FRIGG grin
I love, love, love Baby names threads!

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:41

Primrose is totally fabulous.

devonsmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:47

Chrysanthemum
Hibiscus
Lavender
Marigold
Maybe a bit of floral overkill?

Passmethecrisps Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:50

Can I just say that I am utterly in love with Persephone? I had never heard of it until MN and now, because of DD's name it is out of bounds. But I frigging love it!!

I love Flora Juniper.

Herhonesty Mon 14-Oct-13 20:50:25

spread

Passmethecrisps Mon 14-Oct-13 20:50:42

Oh! Pipped by flora primrose!

Gah! Another potential imaginary DD2 name lost

PaulMuadDib Mon 14-Oct-13 20:50:48

Bathsheba
Roxanne

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:13

Maybe I live in a really poncy neighbourhood, but Persephone strikes me as fairly middle of the road.

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:52

Marigold is also adorable. A little baby Goldie.

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:52:40

Nefertiti.

Fauna?

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:53:35

I've got it
Brunhilde. Has to be.

TheHouseCleaner Mon 14-Oct-13 20:54:38

Flora Berendina

Flora Annaliese

Flora Miranda

Flora Hortense

Flora Ianthe

Passmethecrisps Mon 14-Oct-13 20:55:05

Really nkf?

That's amazing! I really do love it. I think I need a relationship thread to get me over it actually. How long do you get before a baby's name is stuck?

Joking. Obvs

Taffeta Mon 14-Oct-13 20:55:27

Iolanthe

PatriciaHolm Mon 14-Oct-13 20:55:31

Tzipora

cupcakeicing Mon 14-Oct-13 20:55:44

Atalanta
Euphemia

nkf Mon 14-Oct-13 20:57:18

Atalanta has it. What a glorious name to have. I wish I was called Atalanta.

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 14-Oct-13 20:58:58

Flora Joy and some one upthread said Flora Davinia (now that has style wink.

devonsmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 21:01:58

Eugenie
Trixibelle
Chantilly

Ooh, that was me married! I said davinia! I usually get ignored on name threads!

devonsmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 21:05:46

Amaryllis
Marguerite
Hyacinth
Gardenia
Camellia

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 14-Oct-13 21:10:33

Not many people say Davinia GlaikitFizzog - now would you like me to bow or curtsey. It's a lovely name though isn't it.

Passmethecrisps Mon 14-Oct-13 21:12:31

My vote is for marguerite.

No one is changing my mind

sparrowfart23 Mon 14-Oct-13 21:13:19

A second for Anneliese and Celestine! My favourite long name is Dulcinea, but agree with Abiroad that you might want to avoid another name ending in a. It depends on your surname - e.g. Flora Dulcinea Dunn works but Flora Dulcinea Peterson doesn't IMO - need a good rhythm to it IYSWIM.

Ooh I like Ariadne too!

Mogz Mon 14-Oct-13 21:16:44

Oh Amaryllis is beautiful. I'd be stealing that except it sounds terrible with our surname. I knew I should have bullied DH in to taking my name.

How about Flora Severine, Flora Ceridwen, Flora Cecily, Flora Evangeline, Flora Oriel, Flora Talitha, Flora Betany

Just a small dip will do married! I know/knew a lovely davinia. She lived next door to my grandma and always had tales of her exotic childhood in India (I think, may have been Malaysia now I think about it) and how she would get an elephant to school. I don't know how much of it was true, but they we brilliant stories!

So many lovely names,I not sure of my favourite,but DP is rather keen on Flora Juniper smile

Rhubarbgarden Mon 14-Oct-13 22:24:00

Mariamne

MortifiedAdams Mon 14-Oct-13 22:24:08

Flora Cora Aurora Dora Laura grin

Glad you have found a FN you love - ive read a few of your name threads and know you had a bit.of a mare finding something. Its a lovely name.

YukonHo Mon 14-Oct-13 22:26:56

Araminta

SunshineMMum Mon 14-Oct-13 22:30:06

2nd vote for Genevieve.

nonmifairidere Mon 14-Oct-13 22:40:34

Anfauna

looki Tue 15-Oct-13 07:58:11

I know a Celestine in her 30s, it's definitely a real name!!!

Thanks Mort I has been tricky....I just hope it is a girl because we still haven't sorted a boys name! (Whole other threads dedicated to that and still nothing!)

I like a lot of these suggestions,I need to go back through for a second look. smile

Esmerelda
Makepeace grin

MortifiedAdams Tue 15-Oct-13 11:41:14

Loveday

Amethyst

Lottystar Tue 15-Oct-13 14:18:05

What pretty names, I love flowery and unusual girls names smile A few more suggestions to throw in the mix:

Cecily
Bernadette
Johanna
Honeysuckle
Isolde
Lucienne
Noelle
Beatrix
Darcy
Giselle
Drew
Esme

Sthingmustbescaringthemaway Tue 15-Oct-13 14:27:29

How did I miss this? No-one ever wants decadence on Mnet.thlshock

Flora Elizaveta.

Thumbwitch Tue 15-Oct-13 14:29:04

Oh Evangeline was the first thing I thought when I saw your thread title but I see it hasn't "chinged" for you, so will think some more.

Flora Delphinia
Flora Columbine
Flora Mirabelle

Inglori0us Tue 15-Oct-13 14:55:41

Emmeline
Madeleine
Leandri

All names I love and DH hates.

supafish Tue 15-Oct-13 14:57:23

Flora christabella

baskingseals Tue 15-Oct-13 15:08:10

Japonica

Christobel

Delilah

Thomasina

Jonquil

Flora Juniper
Flora Primrose
Flora Persephone
Flora Ariadne
Flora Violetta
Flora Celestine
Flora Calliope
Flora Serephina

Are my most favourites...any more ideas? Or shall I start whittling? grin

Emmeline, Angelique, Delphine

3boysgirlontheway Thu 17-Oct-13 03:24:25

Give her two, our Florence has 2. She is Florence Beatrice Primrose.

LeoandBoosmum Thu 17-Oct-13 03:51:09

Eponine

Genevieve

Madeleina

Constanza

Valentina

Mariella

Adriana

Carita

Benedetta

Prunella

Emmeline

Artandco Thu 17-Oct-13 07:01:38

Epiphany

Cosima

Mutteroo Fri 18-Oct-13 02:33:55

Cressida, Peridot, Rosalie (really warme to his now) & another vote for Juniper, Jessamine & Delilah.

Bearandcub Fri 18-Oct-13 02:36:17

Hepzibah

thegreylady Fri 18-Oct-13 08:47:14

Briony
Venetia
Rosamund ( means rose of the world)
Rosalind
Jessamy
Honeysuckle

Sthingmustbescaringthemaway Fri 18-Oct-13 10:02:07

I think what people are really saying is "pick a Chalet School book, open it and stick in a pin." Easy.thlgrin

grin

CordeliaRose Fri 18-Oct-13 19:23:15

Have you started whittling yet, Frigg? grin

NomDeClavier Fri 18-Oct-13 19:30:47

I love Flora Celestine and Flora Jessamine. I think the -one balances the -ra nicely (if that makes sense). On the basis I'd also pick Seraphine over Seraphina.

Don't Flora Japonica, Flora Juniper Flora Primroase and Flora Honeysuckle etc sound rather like Latin plant names?

Question on Gardener's Question Time.

" I planted a Flora Japonica against a SE facing wall three years ago. It has grown new foliage each year but has not yet flowered. What should I do?"

shootingstar1234 Sun 27-Oct-13 00:25:13

Flora Delphine was the first thing I thought of. It just sounds right somehow. Love Flora btw smile

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Sun 27-Oct-13 00:37:28

I loved persephone initially for Dd but couldnt get over the name meaning and origins so that hended up being a no go! Hermione is a lovley name though!

Flora Juniper
Flora Primrose
Flora Persephone
Flora Ariadne
Flora Celestine
Flora Calliope
Flora Mabel
Flora Beatrice

Are all still in the running after many vetoes from DP...we've also decided to go overboard like we did with DD1 and give two MN...so more ideas please! thanks

(Someone up thread said their DD's name was Florence Beatrice Primrose which is utterly beautiful,something like that would be wonderful grin )

FiveExclamations Mon 28-Oct-13 17:38:58

How about:

Vivienne
Violetta
Despoine
Rosmerta

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