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Names like Maureen, names like Daphne...

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TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 20:23:17

Like Maureen, can't use it, like Daphne DH hates it.
What names are like those, but not those?

Can't really use names ending in -a due to surname.

PercyFilth Sat 20-Aug-11 20:37:48

Delphine. Aileen. Kathleen. Doreen.

mrswoodentop Sat 20-Aug-11 20:45:30

My mum is a Maureen ,she hates it !The family always stress the second syllable rather than the first

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 21:30:05

Mm, I was thinking Eileen.

I guess I'm after Scottish or Ancient Greek names really aren't I? grin

mrswoodentop Sat 20-Aug-11 21:53:52

Delphine
Lorna
Elspeth
Ellen
Daphne

bibbitybobbityhat Sat 20-Aug-11 21:55:04

Dorothy.

Love Daphne too.

If ds had been a dd he would have been Daphne or Dorothy.

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 21:56:11

Oh yes, I love Dorothy! I suspect that's already been rejecting by DH once though.

Elspeth is nice too.

LaRagazzaInglese Sat 20-Aug-11 22:10:32

Gwyneth
Jean
Mary
Sally

kangers Sat 20-Aug-11 22:15:15

Margaret
Ivy
Iris
Estelle
Edith

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:15:51

Meurial - sp?

Ethel

Mavis

Janet

Joan

Jean

Lillian

Pamela

Eileen

Brenda

Vivian

Ann

Margery

Dulcie

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:16:36

Nora

June

Pearl

Gwen

Kathleen

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 22:17:07

Love all of those kangers! And they've also already been vetoed.

Really like Mary, but DS name makes that a no-go.

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:18:51

Edna

Irene

Mildred

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:20:26

Shirley

Gloria

wearenotamused Sat 20-Aug-11 22:20:55

Kathleen Delphine
Moira Audrey
Colleen Colette
Noreen Theresa
Megan Aileene
Phoebe
Fiona

wearenotamused Sat 20-Aug-11 22:21:34

Sorry - all individual names, it messed up.

birdofthenorth Sat 20-Aug-11 22:22:06

Mabel?
Maude?

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 22:22:14

This is good stuff ladies, thank you.

I'm off to bed, but keep it coming. grin

MayDayChild Sat 20-Aug-11 22:23:28

Nancy
Doroles (sp) nn dotty
Betty

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:24:14

Olive

Cora

Myrtle

Effie

Alma

kangers Sat 20-Aug-11 22:24:37

love pearl
what about bridget?

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Aug-11 22:24:50

My very favorite is Martha. smile

lollystix Sat 20-Aug-11 22:42:52

Eilidh
Aishligh
Aileen
Edmee (old scots for esme)
Elspeth good too
Irene(but I really wouldn't!)

plinkplonk Sun 21-Aug-11 21:22:29

Morna or Maura
Audrey
Also like Lorna

emmanumber3 Sun 21-Aug-11 23:19:50

Delphi. Someone posted in the last week or so asking if MN thought that Delphi was a proper name. TBH I'd never heard of it before but now I love it - and therefore suggest it to you as an alternative for Daphne smile.

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