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myweeangel Wed 07-Sep-11 23:15:20

Got a boy's name picked (we think). Got lots of time left but just thinking about a girl's name. Got DD, Olivia, and would like something charming and elegant to go with it. Love old lady cool names like Molly and Maisie but two friends' snatched these already. Any more ideas? Thought of Isobel, Anna, Emily, Hannah, but would love lots of like-minded suggestions!

mrswoodentop Wed 07-Sep-11 23:21:26

Beatrice
Ava
Florence
Hester
Alice

smother Wed 07-Sep-11 23:22:52

Molly, Maisie, Isobel, Anna, Emily, Hannah are not old lady cool names!!!! They are sweet-little-girl-everywhere names!!

For old lady cool I would think more along the lines of....

Agnes, Pearl, Martha, Maud, Iris, Jean.... erm, these are just the first obviousl ones that spring to mind, sure there's many more cooler ones but tis a little late for my brain cell!

good luck! and congratulations! what's your boy's name? old man cool??

hester Wed 07-Sep-11 23:23:46

Ada, Bertha, Matilda, Agatha?

MelinaM Wed 07-Sep-11 23:24:10

Agatha
Audrey
Beatrix
Cicely
Clara
Cora
Elsie
Greta
Helena ..Nell
Ingrid
Iris
Lavinia
Mabel
Marguerite ...Maggie
Martha
May
Myrtle ...yes I know, but I love it!!
Olive
Pearl
Ruth
Theodora
Vita

kitya Wed 07-Sep-11 23:25:21

Enid, Maude and, my favourite, Nancy.

RunsWithScissors Wed 07-Sep-11 23:26:14

Maeve
Nora
Sophia
Florence

GlaikitFizzog Wed 07-Sep-11 23:28:30

Gertie
Agnes
Edith
Jemima
Phylis
Nora
Dorothea
Mary
Stella
Betty/Bette
Maud
Minerva
Jean
Vera
Ada
Ina
Margo

myweeangel Wed 07-Sep-11 23:30:38

smother maybe I like the idea of doing old lady cool but am just a sweet simple tasted girl after all! smile Do LOVE Iris though.
Boy's name Noah - loved it before it got trendy and love it's biblical meaning and resonance. Olivia means peace ie olive branch and noah means rest - would love my house to be filled with peace and rest....
Thankyou MelinaM for Audrey, Greta and Martha, all sound just what I'm looking for. Now to get hubby onside.

hester Wed 07-Sep-11 23:33:18

Some fantastic names on here. It has made me want another girl...

Hester is, of course, cooler than cool. But my favourites on here so far are Ada, Stella, Edith, Cora, Myrtle and Anna.

Oh, and how about Sadie, Violet, Jenny?

MelinaM Wed 07-Sep-11 23:34:07

Absolutely love Marthasmile

Sinkingfeeling Wed 07-Sep-11 23:35:18

Audrey
Cora
Dorothea
Harriet
Elsie
Evelyn
Lillian
Violet
Olive
Mary
Esme
Mabel
Ellen
Ruby
Rose
Iris

pippibluestocking Wed 07-Sep-11 23:40:14

Nell

Gluttondressedaslamb Wed 07-Sep-11 23:41:16

Martha - love this one, nn Marty
Cecily
Elspeth - nn Elsie
Agatha
Miriam
Salome - nn Sally

myweeangel Wed 07-Sep-11 23:44:52

Ellen, Violet, Rose and Elsie lovely too. Thanks Sinkingfeeling!

substantiallycompromised Wed 07-Sep-11 23:46:26

Maude
Hester
Winnie

kitya Wed 07-Sep-11 23:49:33

Flo and Kitty.

mathanxiety Thu 08-Sep-11 03:31:45

Greta is gorgeous.

Moodykat Thu 08-Sep-11 03:40:06

My great grandmother was called Constance (Connie) and that was my girls name. Not that we'll have one now!

CountBapula Thu 08-Sep-11 04:41:18

<continues to fly flag for Daphne on MN>

smile

lockets Thu 08-Sep-11 08:13:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RebelFromTheWaistDown Thu 08-Sep-11 09:14:40

Peggy
Kathleen
Edna
Sylvia
Patricia
Lois
Sheila
Hilda
Phyllis
Joan
Norma

DessieLou Thu 08-Sep-11 10:11:03

Sylvie, Aubrey, Eliza, Marsha, Elsa, Pippa, Nellie...and of course Dessie!

BuntyPenfold Thu 08-Sep-11 10:11:18

Lots of Marthas here though.

I like Hilary and Margot.

Kayano Thu 08-Sep-11 10:23:32

Edie

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