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Doc got sex wrong - need new name!!

(33 Posts)
igloopiggle Fri 10-Dec-10 19:29:08

Picked out the name Xavier when doc said we were having little boy. Got all excited. Went to new doc yesterday, he had a look and said 'err, you're having a girl' :O
DH thinks we can use Xavier as girls name <tut tut>.

So, thinking about Eva? Or Gabriella? Really like Mia but DH hates it Anyone got any names I can steal? Haha.

Sequins Fri 10-Dec-10 19:29:49


How about Xanthe?

Acanthus Fri 10-Dec-10 19:30:34

Xanthe lovely but only if you wouldn't use Xavier if you had a boy in future.

AllieW Fri 10-Dec-10 19:32:08

I'd have suggested Xanthe too!

Coralie is pretty.

ShoppingDays Fri 10-Dec-10 19:36:31

Gabriella is lovely


fluffles Fri 10-Dec-10 19:39:04

what about maia - nicer than mia i think.
and no, you can't use xavier for a girl imo. though i suppose it depends how you're going to pronounce it.

xaviera is apparently the spanish feminine of xaveir but i've never heard it IRL.

lisad123isasnuttyasaboxoffrogs Fri 10-Dec-10 19:41:36

my cousin is called xanphia

onimolap Fri 10-Dec-10 19:47:02

The feminine of Xavier is Xaviera, but the only one I know of in RL is the Happy Hooker.

Some ideas based on the other names you mentioned: Rafaella, Michaela, Beatrix, Cosima, Amelia, Evadne.

BarbieLovesKen Fri 10-Dec-10 19:59:15

Oh no! dont use Xavier for a girl!!!

My 2 names for a girl (that I cant decide on) are Gabriella and Kate so Gabriella definately gets my vote. Think its stunning. Do you mind nn Gaby though?

mathanxiety Fri 10-Dec-10 20:18:16

No, you really can't use Xavier for a girl.

There's Xenia?

Eva is beautiful.

RememberToPlaywiththeKids Fri 10-Dec-10 21:55:26


MelinaM Fri 10-Dec-10 22:00:42

Xanthe from me too!!! x

PracticallyImperfectInEveryWay Sat 11-Dec-10 00:19:27

LOVE Xanthe (although my DH vetoed ).

Gabriella is beautiful.

DuelingFanio Sat 11-Dec-10 00:21:10


mathanxiety Sat 11-Dec-10 03:18:35


(I love Cosima)

jumpyjack Sat 11-Dec-10 05:45:27

Alethea? Similar feel to Xanthe, but would still allow you to use Xavier for a future DS. And Thea is a great nickname.

Secretwishescometrue Sat 11-Dec-10 11:48:39

Gabriella gets my vote, Eva and Mia are really beautiful but really really popular so she could be one of many in her class iykwim and iv been there tis very annoying being refereed to as your full name all through school... Love some of the other suggestions here though and my one is.... Farrah

SoupDragon Sat 11-Dec-10 11:50:57

From the ones you mention, Gabriella.

euracantha Sat 11-Dec-10 17:10:16

My friends just called hers Alexia,if you like Lexi as a nn

CheerfulYank Sat 11-Dec-10 20:22:00

I know a little girl called Xavia (ZAY-vee-uh), but tbh it always reminds me of labia.

Gabriella is pretty

Takver Sat 11-Dec-10 21:09:03

I know a Zena (short for Alzena), pretty and similar-ish to Xavier.

babynoah Sun 12-Dec-10 17:16:02

Thanks AllieW- Coralie is my name in RL, I love it, always a convo starter. never got mocked at school.

Lexi is sweet aswell. If you name her Alexa and shorten it to Lexi then she has options when she's older. Lexi doesn't sound professional, but is too proper for a little princess.

Gabriella is nice- but is very High School Musical

Firawla Sun 12-Dec-10 19:07:53

I actually think Xaviera would be nice, it is so pretty and probably noone else will have that name
Gabriella is nice too and also love Rafaella which someone else suggested, I think they are all in the same kind of style

Dexterrocks Sun 12-Dec-10 19:09:48

I love Gabriella - love, love, love it!

BelligerentGhoul Sun 12-Dec-10 19:12:03

Xaviera is not nice, imho.

Gabriella is pretty.

Genevieve? Sp? Marianne? Yolande?

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