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Annie456 Mon 13-Jun-11 11:36:59

Hi All,
I've got about 10 weeks to go and although we have had a favourite girls name for a few weeks now (Rose) I would like to have a few more contenders to make a list. We both really like short names and wondered if anyone had any suggestions for 1 syllable or 2 syllable (but still short) names. We're fairly traditional in our tastes and due to me having a long name that no one can spell I'm keen on choosing a girls name that doesn't need spelling out to everyone!!
Thanks!

tummytickler Mon 13-Jun-11 11:47:49

Jean
Jane
Margot
Mary
Leah
Grace
Alice
Joan
Kate
Nell
Dora
Fleur
Clare
Sarah
Maud
Ula
Thea
Ivy
Nella
Betty

lindy100 Mon 13-Jun-11 12:42:15

Eve. My DD1. Rose is DC2's potential name (depending on sex - 10 weeks to go!).

I think Rose is a lovely name and like short names so they an't be changed by other people who don't appreciate how flippin' lovely the names we've chosen are.

Tuggy Mon 13-Jun-11 12:50:54

Beth
Laura
Ava
lucy
Anna
Hannah
Freya
Rosie
Penny

telsa Mon 13-Jun-11 12:54:34

Minna
Marie
Lucy
Judy
Faye
Hope
Lilly
Belle
Bree
Gwen
Joyce
Joy
Ruth

SenoritaViva Mon 13-Jun-11 12:56:46

Polly
Holly
Emily
August (is that when you're due?)
Tracy (always have the is it with an e spelling)
Ann
Orla
Karen
Louise
Fran
Jess
Ruth
Lily
Daisy
Poppy

Please note these aren't all to my taste but friends' names I could think of...

babychoochoo Mon 13-Jun-11 21:39:50

Ella
Molly
Jenna
Evie
Kate
Eva
Luci
Isla
Orla
Amy

topazmcgonagall Mon 13-Jun-11 23:03:22

I like Rose and

Eve
Jane
Grace
Hope
Nell

Awomancalledhorse Mon 13-Jun-11 23:08:09

Ida
Eva
Lena
Una
Zara/Sara
Zoe (had to come up with one that didn't end in 'A')!

Annie456 Tue 14-Jun-11 10:50:55

Thanks for all the suggestions...
We both like Eve but too many V's in our surname for that one to work.
I like Kate but think there will be a few of those this year!
I like Grace too...but still prefer Rose.
I'm a big fan of Martha but DH hates it.
This is too hard!

Any more 2 syllable suggestions (traditional and no ambiguous spellings?)

MissingMySleep Tue 14-Jun-11 10:52:09

May

randomimposter Tue 14-Jun-11 11:18:19

Of those already mentioned love Hope, Nell and Rosy/Rosa (rather than Rose).

Also love Clara, Lara, Tara (not all together obviously!), Iris.

But my absolute fave which you may have as I've got bugger all chance of using it is Tess.

Annie456 Tue 14-Jun-11 11:56:34

Tess is cute - what would it be short for (other than Tessa?)
Clara is nice too, will suggest those to DH.

Not keen on any of the Rose variations - I like Rosanna but DH can't get past the US chat show host, Rosanne!

harassedinherpants Tue 14-Jun-11 14:16:14

My dd is Libby, and I also had Lydia on my list.

I love Rose, so pretty.

randomimposter Tue 14-Jun-11 14:27:29

annie, for ages I agonised over a long name for Tess, as am not wild about Tessa or Theresa/Teresa or Contessa hmm. Esther has been suggested which I like but think is a bit tenuous to link to Tess. And upto now have been firmly in the "you need a long name for BC and future options" camp. But I love Tess so much that I think I would just go Tess. Simple, classic and suits all ages IMO (which is often my issshooo with needing a longer name as often the diminutives can be quite young).

Shame about DH and Roseanne, as Rosanna is one of my faves, as so many NN choices.

jammiedodger11 Wed 15-Jun-11 19:27:15

How about Emma?

Annie456 Thu 16-Jun-11 07:48:37

Ah we both really like Emma but it is ridiculously close to my nn that it would sound daft together. Huge shame!!

nicolamumof3 Thu 16-Jun-11 10:29:04

we have isla on our shortlist

RickGhastley Thu 16-Jun-11 18:16:51

Niamh/ Nieve
Lara
Lana
Liesel
Elise
Anya
Maeve
Cara
Anais

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