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Mysecretumbrella Wed 10-Aug-11 22:14:17

We already have DD Eleanor (which we have persisted in pronouncing EleaNOR despite nobody else doing so... but that's a whole other thread).

Now expecting DC2 and would love some inspiration for names. I'll stuck to girls for now even though we have no idea of sex yet.

I love Charlotte but DH not keen. Also love Olivia. Like Catherine but fear that will be over-used atm and also like Elizabeth but not keen on the alliteration.

So can any of you clever name gurus come up with anything similar?

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Aug-11 22:17:32

Isla
Iris
Martha
Alice
Isobel

Anthony
James
Jacob
Frederick
Adam

blowthewindsoutherly Wed 10-Aug-11 22:19:52

Amelia

Madeleine

Mysecretumbrella Wed 10-Aug-11 22:25:51

Thanks!

Like Martha and Madeleine a lot but close friends have used them recently.

Already have Amelia and Isobel in extended family.

Not so keen on "shorter" names like Isla.

Mysecretumbrella Wed 10-Aug-11 22:27:31

Of the boys' names. I like Frederick the best, in fact love it and it has a family connection too. Will suggest it to DH tonight!

SaffronCake Wed 10-Aug-11 22:31:26

I love Eleanor with Olivia, but it is top of the chart currently.

I can only think of Alexandra or Anabel that haven't been said yet.

tiptoptally Wed 10-Aug-11 23:04:03

Jennifer?
Josephine?
Margot?

NadiaWadia Wed 10-Aug-11 23:05:01

Marianne

MelinaM Wed 10-Aug-11 23:08:46

Alexandra from me too, lovely namesmile

Some more for you:

Alessandra
Anastasia - Anna
Artemis
Aurelia
Beatrice
Cosima
Francesca
Georgina
Harriet
Ingrid
Jemima
Josephine
Louisa
Marguerite
Natasha
Ophelia
Orithyia
Rebekah
Seraphina
Stephanie
Tabitha
Victoria

NadiaWadia Wed 10-Aug-11 23:09:09

or Lydia, Christina, Sophia, Louisa or Caroline

GlaikitFizzog Wed 10-Aug-11 23:10:17

I was coming on to suggest Charlotte!!

Longer names
Persephone
Victoria
Stephanie
Philippa

Boys names
Theodore
Sebastian
Joshua
George

How else would you pronounce Eleanor? Elena??confused

Mysecretumbrella Thu 11-Aug-11 06:31:22

Oh, lots to consider there, thanks! Nit sure any really grab me though... I do like Harriet but not really any of the others. Picky I know! I do like Olivia and need to decide whether it being top of popularity list is an issue for me.

Thanks so much everyone!

NattersAndMutters Thu 11-Aug-11 11:22:43

Another strong queenly name would be good - several have already been mentioned, but there's also Matilda, Margaret and Caroline.

Bandwithering Thu 11-Aug-11 11:24:20

Marianne
Susan
Jane
Lydia
Mary

Bandwithering Thu 11-Aug-11 11:25:38

Harriet is an ugly sound.. huh arry utt. terrible.

What about Juliet?

mich54321 Thu 11-Aug-11 13:53:54

I seem to like the same names as you - Eleanor was on my list, with Olivia, Sophia, Isobel, Elizabeth, Lydia. If you like Catherine - you could try Kathryn as an alternative spelling with nn Kate/Katie as a child. I do like Eleanor and Olivia as sibling names though.

pilates Thu 11-Aug-11 18:19:21

Constance
Claudia
Cerys
Clarice
Jessica
Lily

NorfolkNChance Thu 11-Aug-11 18:22:58

I am an Eleanor and my sister is Jane

Rhubarbgarden Thu 11-Aug-11 19:19:34

Naomi
Cecily
Augusta

EverythingsNotRosie Thu 11-Aug-11 20:07:26

Your thread title made me think Abigail. No idea why, but worth a thought?

JWIM Fri 12-Aug-11 10:11:50

We have an Imogen Hope and the alternative for her was Eleanor Grace - decision made during elective section in conversation with doctor assisting female surgeon!

InstantAtom Fri 12-Aug-11 10:29:00

Miriam
Anneliese (Annie)
Carina
Felicity
Talia
Aurora
Serena
Penelope
Marina
Xanthe
Christabel
Rowena
Alexandria
Frances
Coralie

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