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Girl's name ending in "er" - nobody say Harper!

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mynameiselisaday Fri 30-Sep-11 16:57:45

DH, inspired by the lovely weather, suddenly wants to name DD (due Monday) either India or Summer... I disagree.

However I can see that Summer goes well with our rather tricky last name by dint of the "er" ending, so am willing to consider any other "er" ending names. Trouble is can only think of 3 - Jennifer, Esther, Heather - all of which are already in use for close family/friends.

Don't like the more american variations like Harper, Rumer, even without the celebrity aspect. Any more suggestions/ammunition please?

EdithWeston Fri 30-Sep-11 17:15:02

Hester, ummmm - will keep thinking...

SootySweepandSue Fri 30-Sep-11 17:19:08

Amber orange like summer...

EdithWeston Fri 30-Sep-11 17:32:40

Demeter.

Sometimes the "er" sound is written other ways - like Brunnhilde. Would you consider other spellings?

GetOrfMo1Land Fri 30-Sep-11 17:34:54

Vesper
Demeter

frutilla Fri 30-Sep-11 17:38:25

Rumer
Parker

But don't names ending in "a" also sound like "er" eg Rosa....not much diff from Roser. Maybe you could change the ending of an "a" name to suit!

frutilla Fri 30-Sep-11 17:41:47

Sorry, just saw t\you don't like US types.

Lavender, Amber, Silver, Skyler

cat64 Fri 30-Sep-11 17:44:46

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zipzap Fri 30-Sep-11 17:45:44

Another vote for Hester, I think it's a lovely girl's name.

3littlefrogs Fri 30-Sep-11 17:52:18

Jennifer

NoHunIntended Fri 30-Sep-11 17:56:55

Juniper.

EdithWeston Fri 30-Sep-11 17:57:16

Pushing it a bit, how about Fleur?

NoHunIntended Fri 30-Sep-11 17:58:04

Also see here.

2blessed2bstressed Fri 30-Sep-11 18:04:11

Emer. I would've called ds's that!

Kayano Fri 30-Sep-11 18:11:04

Aiofe

RhinoKey Fri 30-Sep-11 18:15:40

Ginger
(at a push) Miranda

fluffles Fri 30-Sep-11 18:16:03

eleanor?

PotteringAlong Fri 30-Sep-11 18:17:12

In terms of sound, how about Flora?

ohnoshedittant Fri 30-Sep-11 18:19:33

I'd pronounce Summer 'sum-uh', not 'sum-errr' and same for Jennifer, Esther, Heather etc

If you'd pronounce it that way as well the you could use 'er' 'a' 'ah' 'ia' they can all make that sound.

Olivia
Mia
Tia
Sarah
Farah
Anna
Rhianna
Nala
Nisha
Thea
Rita
etc etc

DimDimmy Fri 30-Sep-11 18:29:08

With the 'a' I like Louisa or Amanda- sound like er (was thinking they were till I wrote them downblush)

zippy539 Fri 30-Sep-11 18:32:14

Emer (or Eimhear) - Irish. Pronounced Eeeee -mer.

DamselWithADulcimer Fri 30-Sep-11 18:34:41

Another vote for Hester. Please, please, please, please don't call her Parker. That has to be the worst name of all time ever.

shineypenny Fri 30-Sep-11 18:39:57

Genever

SouthernandCross Fri 30-Sep-11 18:43:15

Heather?

maybunny Fri 30-Sep-11 19:14:25

Freya - sounds like the err sound but bot spelt that way!

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