Well shes not a Thea, or and Eloise, or a Romilly. Help!!

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Silent lurker for about three months, but never posted before.

Four days ago I gave birth to our gorgeous DD. She really is a glorious little babe! Inbetween waiting for the whole world to fall out of my fanjo, for, despite the 12 stitches that feels like what is going to happen, salt baths and twice hourly breastfeeding sessions, we need to think of a name for our beautiful girl.

From 21 weeks, we thought I was giving birth to a Thea Eloise, but she is definitely not. Neither is she a Romilly Alice. Or a Madeleine. Ditto Phoebe. confused

She is however, a glorious little babe, have I mentioned that already? All pouty lips, button nose, dark hair and big blue eyes. swoon And despite being a breast milk ninja, she has stolen our hearts already.

I have a strong suspicion she could be a Polly Alice, but DP is concerned that mil some people may think its a silly, indulgent name. (Not mil bashing, for the most part, she is great, but a dreadful snob!)

So, what I need from you are your best suggestions for a beautifully vintage, old fashioned or even slightly twee name. Out of the top twenty would be the ideal remit, but not a deal breaker.

Thank you so much in advance smile

Haahoooo Tue 13-May-14 19:23:01

Iris
Josephine
Chloe
Vivienne

Just some ideas. She sounds gorgeous!

...and apologies for the typos!

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:25:20

Polly is gorgeous. Not sure it goes with Alice though. What about polly Elouise?

flippetygibbet Tue 13-May-14 19:26:25

I like Polly and Alice smile so would go for it ..

Used to work with a v v senior manager who was Polly (think it was short for Penelope in her case) although historically its a shortening of Mary...
so not silly or indulgent! (she was a tough cookie but lovely )

an option could be Peggy (short for margaret)

orangepudding Tue 13-May-14 19:26:58

Congratulations!

Violet
Elizabeth
Francesca
Juliet

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:27:05

Primrose

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:27:31

Maggie

barnet Tue 13-May-14 19:28:13

Vivienne
Lucille
Rita
Ramona

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:28:36

I love:

Dorothy
Evangeline
Mabel
Doris
Elsie
Dulcie is really lovely

makeminea6x Tue 13-May-14 19:29:04

Love Polly

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:29:08

Ohhhh Penelope! That's a good one!

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:30:33

Holly

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 19:30:43

If you say Polly Alice out loud, it sounds like a medical condition. (Sorry, but it does!!) shock

ihaveadirtydog Tue 13-May-14 19:30:47

I love your other names and like polly and Alice but not together.
What about
Clara
Florence
Emma
Matilda

JollyGolightly Tue 13-May-14 19:30:50

Congratulations! Liking your naming vibe. How about;

Thora
Pheobe
Florence /Flossie
Daphne
Millicent
Marigold
Camilla

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 13-May-14 19:32:19

She sounds like a Verity or a Martha or Helena or a Tertia to me.

restandpeace Tue 13-May-14 19:32:24

Lois

barnet Tue 13-May-14 19:33:19

Dorothea

ihaveadirtydog Tue 13-May-14 19:36:16

Poppy?

I do love Romilly-are you sure she's not one?!

LauraChant Tue 13-May-14 19:38:20

I too love Polly and Alice, not so keen on them together but I don't think it is hideous. I think Polly is a great name.

Other ideas - Dorothy (Dolly), Emily, Linnet, Ivy, Betsy

Shockers Tue 13-May-14 19:39:08

Bryony. I'm put in mind of dusky maidens wandering the woodlands, Medieval style when I hear that name.

Or Rowan.

Oooh some lovely ideas!

Florence was a contender before we knew she was a DD, but I was concerned about the popularity. Beatrix was another option. I really like:

Verity
Mabel
Ramona
Violet
Lois (although dnephew is Lewis, so dont think I can)

I also love Kitty (but I'm a Kirsten so probably couldn't?) and Isobel (uber popular I know)

DP loves Gwendoline and Penelope oh and Lola. I have no strong feelings toward Gwendoline, but I like Penelope and Lola.

The whole thing feels very strange to me, because we both love love Thea but the minute she was born it just didn't feel right - did anyone else have this? Am I likely to rethink this when she looks less like a miniature (albeit gorgeous) Gollum?

BluebellTuesday Tue 13-May-14 19:42:45

Romey?

Congratulations, by the way.

Was also thinking about Clara.

OublietteBravo Tue 13-May-14 19:44:00

How about Audrey or Josephine?

CruCru Tue 13-May-14 19:45:32

Helena
Cecilia
Clarissa

OublietteBravo Tue 13-May-14 19:46:13

I was going to be called Charlotte (I'm not) - apparently I didn't look like a Charlotte, so you are not alone. I know one Thea (in her 30s) - her sister is Oriel.

DitzyDonkey Tue 13-May-14 19:46:51

Love love love Polly! Some suggestions.....

Cassia
Primrose
Bee
Juno
Fleur
Flora
Hera
Hero
Posy
Saskia
Juniper
Iris
Ivy
Elsie
Hattie

flippetygibbet Tue 13-May-14 19:48:01

There are a lot of Florences and a few Mabels as well..around here but is nice - Kitty could be short for Katharine..and that is v classic with Alice
Katharine Alice - v classic

I think Polly Alice together is not quite right but I like a mix of long and short names and love Violet..

so Penelope Violet - Polly for short...

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 13-May-14 19:48:45

Grace

Audrey was the (dead) cat's name (don't ask)

DP came in before after popping to the garage to buy a family sized bar of Galaxy breastfeeding provisions saying that the girl who served him was called Cecily.

Cecily.

I like it, it kind of sparkles... opinions??

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 13-May-14 19:48:58

In fact, Grace Evangeline

ScarlettlovesRhett Tue 13-May-14 19:49:05

Lavinia
Lavender
Cora
Iris
Violet
Eleanor
Flora
Eve/Evie/Eva
Rosie
Charlotte
Georgia

<phew!>

RabbitSaysWoof Tue 13-May-14 19:50:36

Congratulations!! thanks
Tilly
Bessie
Gabrielle
Olive
Rose

Charlieandlotta Tue 13-May-14 19:50:52

Yy to Clara and Audrey.

Emiline
Pauline nn Paula?

Alice is very nice indeed!

fruitpastille Tue 13-May-14 19:51:09

Nell, could be short for Eleanor or Helena
Rosa

kelda Tue 13-May-14 19:52:07

Congratulations! flowers

Cecily Alice sounds lovely.

florascotia Tue 13-May-14 19:52:14

Many congratulations. She sounds absolutely lovely.

Polly is classic. Can also be short for Paulina, a very under-used name at the moment.

I really like Gwendoline or - similarly medieval - Clarisant (from Arthurian legends).

Mabel was originally Amabel (= loveable), which I prefer.

StrawberryMojito Tue 13-May-14 19:53:09

I like Cecily.

Posy!

Oh my.

I mean...

Oh my...

ihearttc Tue 13-May-14 19:54:13

I love girls names like this (I have 2 boys so have never got the chance to use them!)

Violet
Martha
Matilda
Eleanor (Nell)
Iris
Elsie
Elodie

I actually love Polly but it doesn't really go with Alice.

She sounds absolutely gorgeous btw-congratulations

tryingtocatchthewind Tue 13-May-14 19:54:58

Penelope is fab as is Audrey (but that's our name for the LO I'm cooking so biased).

I also like Polly but not with Alice, doesn't flow very well.

Love Nell or Tess as well, I like short names

everlong Tue 13-May-14 19:55:23

Was just about to say Cecily!

It's lovely.

I love India, Seraphina, Harriet, Alice, Cordelia, Ottilie, Lucinda.

Pick Cecily though.

TheElectricMayhem Tue 13-May-14 19:55:25

Cecily is lovely. Truly.

Going on from your previous post - considering that you and DH both love Thea, perhaps she's a Theodora?

MummytoMog Tue 13-May-14 19:55:26

Maud. My DD to be is going to have Maud as a middle name. We also liked Edith and Cecily, as well as Constance and Meredith.

I like Merryn and all the names you mention but not keen on Gwendoline.

Dd was going to be called Holly but she didn't look like a Holly and is called Rosie which suited her better.

OublietteBravo Tue 13-May-14 19:55:52

Isn't Posy short for Josephine?

LizzieMint Tue 13-May-14 19:55:57

We had the same - we had pretty much picked a name before DD2 was born, then she was born, we took one look at her and the name went out of the window. Took us a week to come up with another one.

Out of your names, I'd put Romilly and Eloise together and go for Emily. (happens to be my all-time favourite girls name!)

everlong Tue 13-May-14 19:56:12

Posy is gorgeous too.

Ataxlawyer Tue 13-May-14 19:57:27

Congratulations! Polly is lovely but as it is traditionally short for Dorothy, why not pick Dorothy (will sound better in the boardroom when she is older) and call her Polly at home? Dorothy Alice would be lovely.

Ataxlawyer Tue 13-May-14 19:58:00

PS just make sure you avoid Polly Esther

sunnybobs Tue 13-May-14 19:58:07

Oh Posy! I adore that name but my DH vetoed it as he likes long names but it's so beautiful!
What about Clementine, Clara, Margot, Viola?? But I love Posy most

Cecily is lovely. Or you could go with Penelope Alice, and call her Polly for short?

ShoeWhore Tue 13-May-14 19:59:56

Cecily is a really lovely name.

Also like
Iris
Flora
Violet
Florence
Agnes
did I say Iris?

Thank you to all and thanks for the congrats! This wee babe was 4 years in the making, so I suppose we are feeling a certain pressure to get the name 'right' (if that makes sense).

I think at the moment it's between Cecily and Polly. DP still loves Thea, but agrees she doesn't ''look'' like one. I am tempted to leave it for a week and come back to it and start calling her Thea to see if it makes a difference. I am reluctant to give up a name that we both love so much.

Your suggestions were all marvellous and I shall be revisiting them all night again. smile

Charlieandlotta Tue 13-May-14 20:00:15

Haha to Polly Esther.

Sorry missed the bit about Audrey the cat. Strike Audrey then.

Thank you to all and thanks for the congrats! This wee babe was 4 years in the making, so I suppose we are feeling a certain pressure to get the name 'right' (if that makes sense).

I think at the moment it's between Cecily and Polly. DP still loves Thea, but agrees she doesn't ''look'' like one. I am tempted to leave it for a week and come back to it and start calling her Thea to see if it makes a difference. I am reluctant to give up a name that we both love so much.

Your suggestions were all marvellous and I shall be revisiting them all night again. smile

ShoeWhore Tue 13-May-14 20:01:07

Or Beatrice is a beautiful name.

Could she be a Dorothea or a Theadora???

SomeSunnySunday Tue 13-May-14 20:02:03

One of my DSs was going to be Christopher, but didn't look like one at birth, so we named him something else. Although I still really love the name which we gave him, 3 years on he looks perfectly like a Christopher to me (and his mop of dark hair gave way to blond curls).

If you love Thea, I would try it for a few days. There are loads of great suggestions on this thread though, in case it won't stick.

MrsMaturin Tue 13-May-14 20:02:14

I think Cecily would be easier as an adult but Posy is very sweet.

Cecily Alice is yummy.

I always chuck Ada in to threads. I think it's quite fun.

everlong Tue 13-May-14 20:03:06

I think Thea is lovely.

And I do think it suits dark haired girls. I love Madeleine too.

You lucky thing.

PrincessOfChina Tue 13-May-14 20:03:09

We have a Romilly. Marvellous name!

Our alternatives were Seren, Aurelia, and Genevieve. I saw Alba today and love that, I also like Cassia.

SomeSunnySunday Tue 13-May-14 20:03:13

Sorry OP, x posted with you. Take your time, it's worth getting right.

Allalonenow Tue 13-May-14 20:03:18

Cecily and Verity are lovely from the pp.

If I'd had a daughter she would have been Leonie.

Can't you give Romilly another try? I really like that from your original names.

thanks

UriGeller Tue 13-May-14 20:04:30

Marcella (can be Cece like Cecily but is a bit more edgy)
Hebe
Hermione

I LOVE Ramona though.

BetterWithCheese Tue 13-May-14 20:05:12

I wish I'd been brave enough to call DD Aurora, would probably have used Rory day-to-day. Incidentally, DD is called one of the names in your initial post and we had about half your names on our shortlist.

Great advice SSS - and MrsMaturin, I really really love Vada (as in My Girl) but DP immediately thinks 'Darth'

smile

Universal Tue 13-May-14 20:06:41

Robin

KleineDracheKokosnuss Tue 13-May-14 20:07:42

I love Cecily. Posy nice for a young girl, but it doesn't pass the 'all rise for Judge XXX' test for me.,

bigchangesaroundhere Tue 13-May-14 20:08:06

Tansy, Alice, Beatrice, Flora, Rosa?

we are so so lucky smile

we are not that bothered about naming her quickly, but everyone seems to be. My mum wants to 'order her a personalised Santa sack' (this is the kind of crazy we deal with on a daily basis smile )

I am not getting there quick enough to reply to you all, so sorry, but I am reading all your posts and loving most of the names!! So thank you.

Anomite Tue 13-May-14 20:08:54

Congratulations!!!
I like;

Elsie
Maisy
Trixie (bit out there I suppose)
Arabella
Delilah

textbook Tue 13-May-14 20:12:09

If it helps, I have a Thea who didn't look like a Thea initially. She definitely looks like one now, so perhaps yours too will grow into the name smile

Also, congratulations thanks

Coconutty Tue 13-May-14 20:12:11

But keen on Polly at all but like Thea.

I love Martha, Pearl, Violet and Seraphina.

MrsMaturin Tue 13-May-14 20:17:28

Dorcas?

Petal7 Tue 13-May-14 20:18:52

Was coming on to say Cecily!
Also...
Ottilie
Isabella (admittedly top 20, but 2 lovely nns!)
Tuppence
Iris
Arabella
Nancy
Lottie
Theodora
Clemency
Matilda
Martha
Isadora
Flora
Sophie

Love Posy too!
Enjoy your little one

Bue Tue 13-May-14 20:19:11

I don't think you should give up on Thea. Babies don't look like anything! I'm worried you'll regret it down the line.

skinnyamericano Tue 13-May-14 20:20:47

I love all of your names, and lots of the ones being suggested.

I will just add Lara, but really don't rush into changing your minds . Thea is a beautiful name and i think you may come back to it. Congratulations !

alita7 Tue 13-May-14 20:27:38

What about Pollyanna Alice?

Or Alexandra/ Alexa? Elizabeth? Arabella? Clara? Just Millie? Harriet? Rebecca? Arwen? Sarah? Cassie? Katrina? Minnie? Rosie? Lydia? Marina?

I like Beatrix!!

I don't like Cecily but I like Cecilia or at a push Cecile?

YellowStripe Tue 13-May-14 20:30:19

Adeline
Felicity
Marnie
Elodie
Unity

MexicanSpringtime Tue 13-May-14 20:30:51

Eleanor is my favourite name of the moment and I think goes with dark hair and blue eyes.
Ruth is also a long-time favourite and means true friend, which in my experience the Ruths of this world are.

stripedtortoise Tue 13-May-14 20:35:58

I Love Polly Alice. Could you do Alice as a first name instead if you're wobbly about Polly? ;)

Spottybra Tue 13-May-14 20:40:19

Keep Thea, its lovely. Or Theodora.
Polly Alice initials give a job. PA.
Alicia is nice.

How about Sabrina? Serena? Audrey? Ruby? Amelia?

walesybird70 Tue 13-May-14 20:45:58

I met a really elegant lady last week who had long wavy dark brown hair and pretty blue eyes and she was called Violet. As soon as you said what baby looks like I thought of this lady.

burgatroyd Tue 13-May-14 20:51:44

Met a baby Annie and I thought that was lovely!

Annie, just Annie!

burgatroyd Tue 13-May-14 21:05:16

Posy, Petula, Hester, Suki, Betsy, Julie, Margo

burgatroyd Tue 13-May-14 21:07:20

Agree with Bye. Don't give up on fave name. Babies grow into name.

Marking my place.

ThisBitchIsResting Tue 13-May-14 21:13:26

Beautiful names for what sounds like a beautiful baby, congratulations. Don't stew on it too long, I agree babies grow into their names! Just pick one you love and she will become it. And think of your poor mother needing to sort her Santa sack grin

Darmok Tue 13-May-14 21:19:50

Lola Gwen
Rowan Penelope
Congratulations on your beautiful DD.

oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 21:21:14

How does anyone ever pick a girls name, their all so beautiful!!

Romilly was so nice, totally original, loved that x

NCFTTB Tue 13-May-14 21:28:31

Thea Eloise is just beautiful! Don't discount it just yet.

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Tue 13-May-14 21:35:52

Congratulations OP your DD sounds gorgeous

If you liked Vada, maybe Vida? (we had it on our list as a form of David) or Vita (which I assume means life)

I love love Romilly.
Lorelei (though I don't think I can spell it!)
Genevieve
Clementine
Marianne
Mariella
Althea
Meg
Fleur
Jemima
Freya
Sacha
Alexa

TheWorldAccordingToJC Tue 13-May-14 21:38:03

How are you pronouncing thea?

miffybun73 Tue 13-May-14 21:39:41

Tess ?

Navybluetutu Tue 13-May-14 21:43:15

Congratulations! Are you sure she won't grow into a Romilly or a Thea, or did I mention Romilly? Both gorgeous names, and haven't come across a Romilly. Take your time and go with your gut, she will become whatever name you decide. X

crumpet Tue 13-May-14 21:45:40

Friends were convinced for months that a Thomas was going to be born, but as soon as he was they realised that he was not a Thomas , but another name entirely. Hope this reassures you!

devoncreamtea Tue 13-May-14 21:46:10

Congrats! This happened to me - I thought I had an Isabel (11 yrs ago now) and she was actually a Meg.

Love Romilly - give it a minute?!! And Polly is sweet but not with Alice perhaps.

What about Tess/a, Anna, Maeve, Iris, Genevieve, Tabitha,

My middle name is Gwendolyn, quite like the spelling.

Kitty is lovely, don't think it matters that you're Kirsten, not obvious nn.

Polly works perfectly well in the boardroom. And I should know smile

Not Polly Anna though or Alice.

And yes op - my mother always wanted a Polly but my older sister didn't look like one so the name waited for me. I've always loved my name.

morethanacondiment Tue 13-May-14 21:47:41

Congratulations! And what lovely names you're thinking about smile we nearly had a Thea last summer, but then she had dark hair and I was sure Thea was blonde and sunny, so she became Rosa instead (and is Posey most of the time, from Rosa-Posa).
Your sweet-sounding girl sounds like a Pearl to me?
Enjoy choosing!

BagOfBats Tue 13-May-14 21:53:43

I wouldn't worry too much about the name not suiting thing- I was really unsure about our (previously loved) DS's name- it just felt like such a huge decision and I wanted to be sure!! So we practiced calling him by his name for 48 hours before we told anyone and once we'd said it for a day or so he was never going to be anything else. But it feels like a big pressure to get it right, doesn't it?!

Fwiw, thea is beautiful, as is Cecily. Ds1 goes to nursery with a Cecily and they call her ceci ("sessy") which I think is just delicious!

Congratulations btw, she sounds divine.

Solasum Tue 13-May-14 21:53:49

Alda

Blueuggboots Tue 13-May-14 21:54:55

What about Celeste? (I know one and she is a dr of English)

Scotslasslivinginfrance Tue 13-May-14 22:05:16

Maude
Delphine
Violette
Cecily

I do also really like Thea and Romilly...

Our DD was nameless for days and days...

funnyoldonion Tue 13-May-14 22:34:40

Our daughter didn't look like the name she was supposed to have so we called her something else, then 4 months later when she looked nothing like a bright red fuzzy newborn we officially changed her name to what it was meant to be!

People just become they're names and I always think it's hard to call a newborn baby by their name at first too, we called both our girls 'the baby' for a few weeks or other cute nicknames so I think you should stick with Thea, don't live to regret it x

funnyoldonion Tue 13-May-14 22:35:40

*their

Ps I love the way you write, LOL'd several times reading this x congrats in gorgeous baby girl x

Paq Tue 13-May-14 22:39:15

Cecily is lovely.

I also love Louisa, and the nn's associated.

Congratulations thanks

Lizlette Tue 13-May-14 22:42:52

I know a Pauline who uses Polly as a nickname-would that work?

Constance/Connie?

Our DD was Bean for best part of her first week because I was so used to calling her that when I was pregnant that no 'proper' name felt right. Drove the families mad, not knowing what we were calling her!

PepperMallow Tue 13-May-14 22:44:17

I'd also suggest waiting and 'trying out' Thea. My DC didn't really look like the names we'd spent months agonising over, infact DC2 looked completely like another name. We stuck with the original names though and I'm so glad we did.

DuckyMoDuckyMoMo Tue 13-May-14 22:48:59

Whatever you do don't pick josephene/josephene it's unusually but I hate it it's my name lol

adaloveslace Tue 13-May-14 22:55:08

Since you've mentioned Polly, Posy and Kitty, I suspect the problem is that Thea doesn't seem cute or scrunchy enough at the moment for your gorgeous little bundle. But she will grow up to more than a gorgeous little bundle and you might regret giving up on Thea. Having said that, I am partial to a bit of Polly.

If Thea is a definite no, how about something grown up with the option of a scrunchy nickname for now? eg
Romilly - Romy
Thalia - Tallie
Emmeline - Mimi

The Romilly I know has a sister Saskia, which is lovely too (Kiki?)

NorksEnormous Tue 13-May-14 22:57:42

How about penny?

Pasithea Tue 13-May-14 23:09:20

Wendy. Shortened from Gwendoline.

everlong Tue 13-May-14 23:18:06

Good lord not Wendy.

Pasithea Tue 13-May-14 23:25:39

Why not ?
I also like Bronte, Emma. Emily, Maddison , Bracken

Tranquilitybaby Tue 13-May-14 23:28:05

Polly Alice is lovely but I love Romilly too.

How about Rose?

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 13-May-14 23:31:11

two more contenders for tou

Sabine (beenie when little) which I just adore

Flora

TheFowlAndThePussycat Tue 13-May-14 23:43:05

We have a Thea, who is 5. Until she was about 2 I didn't feel her name suited her, but now it is just perfect. I think it is just one of those names that are quite 'grown up ' which is great for later life but a bit strange for a tiny child. She was (and still often is) Boo (or 'the Boo' for some reason) to us at home.

Is a bit like Florence or Anastasia - great names, but a bit much for the baby stage!

Polly
Poppy
Penny
Peggy
Primrose

Middle names:

Alice
Kate
Rose
Joy

Incidentally my DD who is 9mo is now known by a nn which has nothing to do with her real name whatsoever.

Vijac Tue 13-May-14 23:56:24

I love Thea and agree that she will grow into it, it's just not such a cutesy baby name like polly. I like Theodora and Lola too. I don't think Florence is popular, I've never met one! Another idea is Heidi.

Dovahkiin Wed 14-May-14 00:26:01

Rosalie

Graciejoylove8 Wed 14-May-14 01:38:04

She sounds beautiful!
With pouty lips and dark hair
I'd choose.
Ruby Valentine
Or
Remy Valentine

Alice is sweet too.

MammyH95 Wed 14-May-14 01:44:14

What about Ava? I know its not an old fashioned name, but still lovely! Lilly-Rose? Alexis? Jasmine?

MammyH95 Wed 14-May-14 01:45:23

I dont mean that its not old fashiomed, the name Ava, just that its not very uncommon these days...congrats on having your little girl smile

MammyH95 Wed 14-May-14 01:46:29

Olivia?

ILoveCoreyHaim Wed 14-May-14 01:48:18

Ethne

ILoveCoreyHaim Wed 14-May-14 01:56:40

I also have a Romilly smile

peggyblackett Wed 14-May-14 04:30:54

We almost had a Romilly, love the name.

I adore Ramona, and what about Rosalind?

Benchmark Wed 14-May-14 08:24:07

I much prefer Thea to Polly.
I love Posy

Daisy
Hazel
Mabel
Martha
I like Cecily, but I think you might regret not using Thea.

BumpNGrind Wed 14-May-14 08:38:57

How about Aubrey or Emmeline? Emmeline Alice sounds lovely to me.

PunkAssMoFo Wed 14-May-14 09:08:15

Live Josephine (nn's josie or posy)
If u used Dorothea nn's could be thea, dotty or dolly
Romilly & cecilia are lovely too.

The other suggestions I think suit your description:
Ramona
Clara
Juliette
Corinne
Helena
Margot
Margarette (daisy or maggie)
Nancy
Sylvie
Dolores (dolly)
Cora (means dark warrior)
Selena
Melody
Elodie

alita7 Wed 14-May-14 09:28:40

oooh valentina?

Gemerama Wed 14-May-14 09:58:22

How about if you used Romilly, but nn Millie- would that suit your gorgeous little babe more?

Wow, this thread has grown and grown. Thank you all for the gorgeous names you have suggested. I think because our girl was so long in the making and will be an only child we have over thought this and got really stressed about it.

To the poster who suggested that perhaps Thea wasn't 'cutesy' enough, I think you were absolutely right! Thea is such a grown up name.

I have been calling her Button since we found out I was pg and have been since she was born. We took her out in her pram today (literally just half a mile walk in the sunshine) and were stopped by a little old lady who asked what her name was. Without thinking I said 'Thea'. The lady said was a gorgeous name it was and how much it suited her. Ridiculously, this seems to have made our minds up.

However, we have added an extra MN to honour our mothers who both have the same name - Jane.

So we are the proud parents to a (Drumroll) Thea Eloise Jane .....

I am beaming as I type that. It is definitely the name for our little Button.

Sorry to seem so indecisive and once again thank you to all... the names suggested have made me wish I could have ten more! smile

On another note, I got a five (count them) hour stretch of sleep last night and feel like a brand new woman!

BumpNGrind Wed 14-May-14 13:36:51

Welcome to the world Thea Eloise Jane, I hope you have a very happy and healthy life as clearly you already have parents who are absolutely in love with you.

Absolutely beautiful name now go and get her registered before you change your mind

funnyoldonion Wed 14-May-14 13:38:14

Congrats, it's beautiful you won't regret it, Cecily was a whim that you would have regretted I bet! Loving the full name x

morethanacondiment Wed 14-May-14 13:39:04

Beautiful!

moobaloo Wed 14-May-14 13:44:34

Fab name!!

Charlieandlotta Wed 14-May-14 13:47:32

Frida?

Charlieandlotta Wed 14-May-14 13:49:12

Oh, you chose a great name! Congratulations on your lovely baby!

Allalonenow Wed 14-May-14 13:57:29

Ooh that's lovely thanks

UriGeller Wed 14-May-14 14:08:11

Gorgeous name. Congratulations!

Our DD has quite a grown up name but we've managed to condense it into a silly little nickname she can be embarrassed about when she's older. Mostly we call her Sausage though grin

emmeline7725 Wed 14-May-14 14:38:22

I have a beautiful Thea Florence asleep in my arms right now. It's a lovely name. Congratulations on your baby girl.

adaloveslace Wed 14-May-14 14:42:21

Fabulous choice, OP! Enjoy beautiful Thea Eloise Jane. (Now please start a new thread explaining how you managed that five hours sleep.)

restandpeace Wed 14-May-14 14:50:03

Lovely names, fab idea throwing Jane in there. You are obviously deeply in love with Button, well donex

GrassIsSinging Wed 14-May-14 14:56:30

Congratulations!

Polly is good, but not with Alice.

Or:

Elodie
Darcy
Otillie

everlong Wed 14-May-14 15:02:50

Lovely lovely name.

devoncreamtea Wed 14-May-14 15:07:02

Congratulations on the perfect name for you lovely girl!

LoveVintage Wed 14-May-14 15:08:50

Thea Eloise Jane is absolutely beautiful. Having read your thread, I broke into a big smile when I saw that is what you have chosen.

Enjoy your gorgeous Thea (and your sleep!) smile

Hurrah! A name! Three names!

And all lovely.

Any chance of a photo?

minipie Wed 14-May-14 15:17:17

Congratulations! So glad you went with your first loved name.

We have an 18 mo Eloise, she has had a completely unrelated nn till now (like your "Button") and is just about growing into Eloise now.

Picture of Thea on my profile now if you are interested - she's being registered on Friday so excited

Thank you once again all for your wishes - it's been great to read all the messages! Now the fun begins, I guess ....

smile

everlong Wed 14-May-14 18:16:12

Can't see photo.

Always love to see a new baby smile

minipie Wed 14-May-14 18:23:26

can't see a pic sad

bet she's gorgeous though smile

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 14-May-14 18:49:46

i need to know please...is you Thea a Tia, teya or Theea? i know all 3.

TheFowlAndThePussycat Wed 14-May-14 19:41:59

I'm so glad you went for Thea, it's such a great name !

No photo visible.

<sulks>

photo there now?

smile

Oh my!

Yes.

Sigh.

smile

restandpeace Wed 14-May-14 21:45:19

Ahh shes edible!

everlong Wed 14-May-14 21:47:14

Aaaaawwwwwwww!

Thea is GORGEOUS.

Coconutty Wed 14-May-14 21:51:03

Aah she's gorgeous. I want one!

thank you so much, Ladies.

I'm off to give her the bedtime feed now and hope I get another five hours smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 14-May-14 22:06:15

I've just stumbled upon this lovely thread!

Your dd is a very lucky little girl to have parents who obviously adore her.

Her name is beautiful.

I cannot see her photo - it's not public apparently, but I have an image of you all in my head - the perfect little family all off to sleep for 5 (+) hours.

Congratulations.

Xx

My 14 year old has just reluctantly brought her phone down.

Enjoy the innocence.

She is lovely.

Your DD of course.

AppleSnapple Wed 14-May-14 22:14:19

Maybe number 2 can be Cecily!
Well done, gorgeous name

massagegirl Thu 15-May-14 10:03:43

I have a Thea. Great name! Congratulations.

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