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Is there a female 'Sam' name that is not Samantha?

(35 Posts)
Truckdriver Tue 24-May-11 20:27:24

Ok not even preggers but I love the name Sam, we have a DD and want a 2nd LO so if it is a boy will be Samual. But if it is a girl would love to still have Sam but not keen on Samantha (too many memories of girls I did not like a school called Samantha).

So interested if anyone can think if a Sam name for a girl not Samantha.

Hope that makes sense!

JeanLouiseFinch Tue 24-May-11 20:29:33

Sameena is a lovely name.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Tue 24-May-11 20:29:40

There's an actress in 'Corrie' called Samia, I think.

RickGhastley Tue 24-May-11 20:32:42


rachel234 Tue 24-May-11 20:57:08

Samara is very nice imo. Nicer than Samantha even.

alexandriana Tue 24-May-11 21:01:52


ok so some of those were made up

freesias Tue 24-May-11 21:08:11

samara is lovely means watched over or protected by god

samuela ?

Truckdriver Tue 24-May-11 21:11:31

Good suggestions

alex - some of your suggestions made me laugh - Samosa hmm

LawrieMarlow Tue 24-May-11 21:38:06

Samaris I think (although may have made it up)

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 24-May-11 21:44:05

Samaris? Sounds like a cruise missile.....

SilkStalkings Tue 24-May-11 21:49:57


SugarLemons Tue 24-May-11 22:18:22

Sambucka from waterloo road

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 24-May-11 22:20:45

There's a Samia in DS's class (SAM-ee-a not Sam-EE-a). She gets called Sammy by her mum. I like it.

RunsWithScissors Tue 24-May-11 22:24:14

I really wanted to use samara, but DH wouldnt go for it, ended up with Samantha. Luckily I have no bad associations with the name :-)

Chipotle Tue 24-May-11 22:28:02

If it's a boy are you aware the conventional spelling is Samuel not Samual. As for girls all I can think of is Samia, Sahara and Samara.

SloganLogan Tue 24-May-11 23:14:21


SloganLogan Tue 24-May-11 23:50:45

... or SamCam grin

MelinaM Wed 25-May-11 00:46:50

Samala / Samale /Sammala

winkle2 Wed 25-May-11 15:07:37

lol @ samosa and samcam!! love samia....

WiiUnfit Wed 25-May-11 19:35:45

grin Sambuca... SugarLemons beat me to it!

pointydog Wed 25-May-11 19:53:30

Simone? AT a push

freesias Wed 25-May-11 20:26:46

possibly give her three names with initials S A M nn sam
Susannah Alice May for example it's along shot but could work if you really have your heart set on Sam

EvilTwins Wed 25-May-11 20:29:25

I teach a very sweet girl whose given name is Sammy.

HonestyBox Wed 25-May-11 20:33:44


Fimbo Wed 25-May-11 20:34:28

Or you could go American like Sammy-Jo, Sammy-Lou etc

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