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Elegant, classic, timeless girls names?

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Meggie2110 Wed 18-Aug-10 12:19:35

I want to give my daughter an elegant, timeless name. Names like poppy, maisy etc are adorable but i can't imagine them for a grown woman. I really love the names Emma, Laura and Charlotte but i know so many or there's already one in the family so i'm looking for similar names which are a little bit less common.

CupcakesHay Wed 18-Aug-10 12:23:26

I like Eleanor. I think "royal" names are quite classic and timeless - so Victoria, Charlotte, Eliazabeth, Caroline, Beatrice.

TheDoodler Wed 18-Aug-10 12:23:41

Elizabeth
Lauren
Victoria
Alexandra
Alice
Margaret

Pfishofplight Wed 18-Aug-10 12:23:54

Josephine

RonansMummy Wed 18-Aug-10 12:25:39

I love Elizabeth

magichomes Wed 18-Aug-10 12:28:37

Anything from a Jane Austen novel, with the exception of Fanny!

MollysChambers Wed 18-Aug-10 12:29:39

Is Lauren a classic name?

TheDoodler Wed 18-Aug-10 12:30:41

prob not but was trying to think of an alternative to Laura

Sinkingfeeling Wed 18-Aug-10 12:39:47

Elizabeth
Sarah
Rebecca
Emily
Jane

MollysChambers Wed 18-Aug-10 12:45:34

Ooh I do like Sarah. DH vetoed (think because he used to go out with a Sarah hmm)

Sinkingfeeling Wed 18-Aug-10 12:47:22

Didn't everyone's DH go out with a Sarah though? Mine went out with at least two ...

MarthaQuest Wed 18-Aug-10 12:51:34

Anna

Catherine

Elizabeth

Susannah (not sure whether really qualifies as elegant and timeless, but tis very nice)

notyummy Wed 18-Aug-10 12:53:15

Jane

Lydia. I love Lydia, but DH used to go out with a Lydia so he vetoed.

Eleanor
Cecily
Martha
Harriet
Matilda
Beatrice
Esther
Louisa
Susannah
Josephine

KSal Wed 18-Aug-10 12:54:34

Rachel... veto'd in our house because she is DH's significant ex.
Also Helen

LadyThompson Wed 18-Aug-10 12:54:53

Anne
Helen
Beatrix
Ellen
Victoria
Susannah
Mary
Katharine
Louisa

becaroo Wed 18-Aug-10 12:55:13

Elinor
Olivia
Lydia
Elizabeth
Julia
Anna
Catherine
Rebecca
Lucinda

cece Wed 18-Aug-10 12:57:09

Jane
Sarah
Elizabeth
Louisa
Caroline
Nicole
Victoria
Juliette
Julia
Hannah
Anna
Kate
Pen elope

MollysChambers Wed 18-Aug-10 13:14:03

I think Susannah is both elegant and timeless grin.

poppyknot Wed 18-Aug-10 13:14:34

Georgina, Amelia, Rosalind and all of ProfessorLaytonIMLS's (we have three of those on the family!)

MarthaQuest Wed 18-Aug-10 13:24:56

Georgiana pronounced jor-jane-a?

Cortina Wed 18-Aug-10 13:27:00

Helen
Ruth
Judith
Sally
Rosamond
Caroline
Sarah
Louise
Elizabeth
Celia

Lora69 Wed 18-Aug-10 13:37:53

Ellen stood out to me reading this

ValiumSingleton Wed 18-Aug-10 14:12:58

Are you looking for something classic and fashion-proof?

Juliet - I love this name and I know some adult ones and a tiny one
Rachel - I wonder why this isnt as popular as Hannah
Marianne - very elegant imo
Susannah - I don't think I could guess a Susannah's age
Eleanor - There are young ones but also young adults and my Mum's friend, so it is fashion-proof
Annabel - same feel as Eleanor
Kate - never goes away
Sarah - There aren't many now, it's still pretty. It would be unusual for a baby.

I really like Laure*l* like the plant, but I'm not sure I would say it was timeless. Plant inspired names are popular now.

ValiumSingleton Wed 18-Aug-10 14:13:56

LaureL I mean.

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