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Strong female name suggestions required

(48 Posts)
benne81 Mon 06-Jun-11 12:27:56

Hi I am keen to give my daughter a strong name that will suit her when she is older. I'm not really very keen on girly flowery names (molly, milly, daisy etc.) but I'm struggling - any suggestions out there?

chaya5738 Mon 06-Jun-11 12:34:49

I am the same as you - don't like also these lilly, milly, holly, molly names that are so fashionable at the moment.

Here are a few I like:

- Meredith
- Roberta
- Miriam
- Antonia
- Simone

nokissymum Mon 06-Jun-11 12:37:44

Victoria!
Bridgette
Anastasia (with Russian pronunciation)

izzybiz Mon 06-Jun-11 12:40:33

Emmeline!

Jezabelle Mon 06-Jun-11 12:42:39

Miranda?

vintageteacups Mon 06-Jun-11 12:45:22

Katherine
Emma
Kate
Alexandra
Angeline
Elizabeth (I would have this- lots of shortenings but lovely in full).
Juliette

smother Mon 06-Jun-11 12:47:48

Martha

hester Mon 06-Jun-11 12:58:25

Ada
Rachel
Aphra
Ruth
Anna
Leah
Josephine

cantpooinpeace Mon 06-Jun-11 13:03:41

Erika

shitmagnet Mon 06-Jun-11 13:03:54

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SkaterGrrrrl Mon 06-Jun-11 13:04:57

Miranda is ace.

Boadicea (!)
Sarah
Helena
Dara
Rhiannon

fairieswearboots Mon 06-Jun-11 13:43:21

Leslie

Cleo

Second vote for Margot

Jean

EnnuiGo Mon 06-Jun-11 13:45:33

Harriet
Genevieve

Blu Mon 06-Jun-11 13:47:05

Nancy

darleneoconnor Mon 06-Jun-11 13:55:49

names ending in consonants (except y) tend to sound quite strong

eg
Carmen, Lauren, Seren, Dawn, Ellen, Eleanor, Taylor, Tyler, Amber, Morgan, Harriet, Juliet, Bridget, Imogen, Rowan, Megan, Tamsin, Austen, Payton, Alison, Vivian, Helen, Joan, Erin, Arran, Blair

also some -e ending names eg

Adrienne, Jane, Athene, Elaine, Adeleide, Brae

spaghettina Mon 06-Jun-11 15:34:57

Dinah
Greta
Ingrid
Livia
Stevie
Vivienne
Daphne
Cara
Rebecca

Hope88 Mon 06-Jun-11 16:14:01

Verity

montmartre Mon 06-Jun-11 16:38:55

Margot
Beatrix
Caroline
Magenta
Nancy
Nina
Rowan

PrincessScrumpy Mon 06-Jun-11 16:49:59

Our dd1 was going to be Poppy or Eve until she was born, for some reason we both felt she needed a stonger name and went for Lydia - really suits her.

valiumbandwitch Mon 06-Jun-11 17:12:45

Love Margot, and Margaret. Also Penelope. I am not crazy about milly molly mandie type names either. Although I do like Nina on montmartre's list. Perhaps because there aren't also minas and linas and dinas and ginas.

minipie Mon 06-Jun-11 19:13:06

Names I think sounds "strong" (some duplications from above):

Rachel
Robyn
Hazel
Holly
Helen
Nina
Tess
Bess
Tamsin
Lauren
Alexa
Hannah
Chloe
Zoe
Tara
Stella
Kate
Ruth

MynameisTerces Mon 06-Jun-11 19:22:46

Josephine after Jo in Little Women

lockets Mon 06-Jun-11 19:23:46

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MrsvWoolf Mon 06-Jun-11 19:26:19

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ILoveDolly Mon 06-Jun-11 19:30:02

This is the best name thread I've seen for ages.

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