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something like Alice, Elizabeth, Dorothy...

(44 Posts)
WouldYouLikeMilkWithThat Thu 04-Nov-10 21:24:20

Right, I give in, I need help!

We're having no problem choosing boys names for imminent no 2, but for some reason we're really struggling with girls names. We have a short list -

Alice (DH says no, because of that stupid who the fuck is Alice song hmm )
Dorothy
Penelope
Elizabeth

and while we like them all, there isn't one that is definitely the right name, which was the case for DD1.

We quite like literary references so that would be nice, but not essential.

Any more suggestions gratefully received in case the right name is out there, just not popped into our heads yet!

smother Thu 04-Nov-10 21:36:00

Oh ignore that silly song! Go with Alice! If not, others that spring to mind are:

Elsa
Eliza
Doris
Iris
Martha
Melissa
Virginia
Clara

smother Thu 04-Nov-10 21:36:49

p.s. what's DD1's name?

PlonkerGuyOnTopOfTheBommy Thu 04-Nov-10 21:39:27

Katherine
Florence
Annabel
Harriet
Lucy
Beatrice

reddaisy Thu 04-Nov-10 21:42:45

Lydia - from Pride and Prejudice
Dora - I love, love, love this name but most RL people think I am crazy for liking it

cece Thu 04-Nov-10 21:43:38

Audrey
Verity

WouldYouLikeMilkWithThat Thu 04-Nov-10 21:44:42

DD1 is Charlotte. I like Clara, but not keen on same first initials so it's ruled out. I like Harriet too, but don't think it scans well with Charlotte i think it's the 'et' sound at the end.

smother Thu 04-Nov-10 21:52:20

That's helpful. What about

Rebecca
Josephine
Marianne

Have to say that I think Elizabeth would work really well too.

reddaisy Thu 04-Nov-10 21:55:19

I think Charlotte and Alice go really well together. Badger your DH - that bloody song was ages ago.

cazzybabs Thu 04-Nov-10 21:55:24

Verity - my new favourite name for dd5 (which will never ever happen ) or Grace or Isabelle

Vine Thu 04-Nov-10 21:55:47

Dorothy is awful.

Marianne
Miriam
Sarah
Thea
Violet
Helen
Hannah

reddaisy Thu 04-Nov-10 21:59:56

Ooh I second Isabelle if Alice is a no go. Or Sophie. As Charlotte and Sophie go together in my opinion. Both classy.

WouldYouLikeMilkWithThat Thu 04-Nov-10 22:14:32

Isabelle/Isobel is out, as I have a thing about names with too many different spellings.

Hannah, Sophie, Helen, Rebecca are out as we have close friends or relatives with those names, like them all though.

Violet is out, for the same reason as Harriet.

I like Verity, not sure what DH will think of it.

Marianne I dislike, I have person association with it that is not good!

Alice is my favourite, but DH is not for shifting.

YouNeverCanTell Thu 04-Nov-10 22:21:59

Penelope is lovely. Dorothy is my mother's middle name and she hates it so much she hardly ever admits to it! There are a lot of Alice's around but it's a lovely name. Elizabeth is a very good name: so many abbreviations - Libby, Beth being two of the nicest. I'd probably go for Elizabeth and use Beth as nn, or Penelope. (How do you feel about Penny and Pen?) What about Rachel?

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Thu 04-Nov-10 22:31:06

If those are your favourite names (all gorgeous btw) you need to dig out some film stars from the 1920s to 1950s.

Irene
Rosalind
Nancy
Constance
Diana
Doris
Audrey
Katharine
Hedy
Jennifer
Lisabeth
Judy
Grace
Greta
Paulette

HTH

expectingno3 Thu 04-Nov-10 22:34:45

Abigail?

FrameyMcFrame Thu 04-Nov-10 22:36:59

My DD is Alice and I love the name.
She likes her name a lot too (she's 9 now)

Komondor Thu 04-Nov-10 22:46:58

Penelope (Penny) and Elizabeth (Libby) are beautiful names. I'm afraid I don't like Dorothy (Dot / Wizard of Oz) at all.

Other suggestions:

Caroline (Carrie)
Catherine (Kitty)
Elinor
Charlotte (Lottie)
Lucy
Lydia
Georgiana (Georgie)
Frances
Isabella (Bella)
Louisa
Maria
Julia
Harriet
Augusta

Sorry for the nn suggestions, they are just my fave nn's for above names.

Komondor Thu 04-Nov-10 22:50:33

Just read some of your other comments, sorry, so that rules out Isabella and Charlotte.

I love DD1's name.

I missed to include Alexandra (Lexi) and Philippa (Pippa) in my list.

HelenaRose Thu 04-Nov-10 23:02:33

We have very similar taste in names, so here's my not-so-shortlist:

Sophie
Lucy
Elizabeth
Tess(a)
Alice
Eleanor (etc.)
Beatrice / Beatrix
Georgina
Felicity
Josie

mathanxiety Thu 04-Nov-10 23:34:27

Rachel
Vanessa
Daphne
Antonia
Astrid
Lara
Letitia
Tamsin/ Thomasina

flopsy1974 Fri 05-Nov-10 09:03:54

Alice is my daughters middle name and we love it. Elizabeth is also lovely.

SevenAgainstThebes Fri 05-Nov-10 09:28:07

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lilly13 Fri 05-Nov-10 09:37:00

I love Alice, Amanda, Charlotte, Emilia and Francis out of Aglo-Saxon names.

I also love the following names of Greek/Russia origin and may or may not work for you:

Valentina, Elpida, Tamara, Daria, Karina, Constandina, Larissa, Xenia and Margarita.

Hedwig3 Fri 05-Nov-10 12:03:30

I LOVE Dorothy and Penelope smile

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