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Which girl's name with my stupid surname?

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BabCNesbitt Sun 02-Oct-11 15:01:12

Said stupid surname is 'Mack', and I know it's probably not a fantastic idea to post one's real surname on a message board, but the trouble is that so many female first names (especially two-syllable names ending in 'a') sound vaguely absurd with that surname - like something you'd use to waterproof your roof. With that in mind, this is our shortlist so far:

Elizabeth
Frances
Gretchen
Hannelore
Hester

I like the longer German and English names! Thing is, I'm not crazy about any of these names (although I guess if we gave DD the name, I'd come to love it). All opinions/other suggestions welcome.

NickNacks Sun 02-Oct-11 15:03:26

Charlotte
Katherine
Jennifer

RufousBartleby Sun 02-Oct-11 15:08:43

I think Elizabeth is nice!

You're right, tis not a great surname (although I have heard much worse!)

That being the case, I would go easy on the poor child and leave off with the longer German names (maybe as a middlename?) - unless you're actually living in Germany?

RickGhastley Sun 02-Oct-11 15:08:52

How about

Elisa
Liesel
Lorelei
Sascha
Annaliese/ Annelie
Angelika
Astrid
Frieda

BelleEnd Sun 02-Oct-11 15:09:55

Cara grin

<<not helpful>>

belgo Sun 02-Oct-11 15:11:29

Not so keen on Hannelore. What about Lieselotte?

ChippyMinton Sun 02-Oct-11 15:19:00

Reine

<also not helpful>

BabCNesbitt Sun 02-Oct-11 15:25:40

angry @Belle and Chippy grin My first name isn't too far away from Cara, actually - I had a great time at school. hmm Bloody parents...

Not living in Germany, no, but have just finished a German degree so those types of names are on my mind!

hocuspontas Sun 02-Oct-11 15:27:15

Apple?

Even more unhelpful...

pocketfullofposies Sun 02-Oct-11 15:27:53

I think Mack is quite harsh sounding so on that basis I'd avoid a harsh sounding first name such as Gretchen.

Isn't Amelia german?

bumbums Sun 02-Oct-11 15:28:42

Lizzy (Elizabeth) Mack sounds cool!

fuzzyfeltfox Sun 02-Oct-11 15:37:30

Like Elizabeth, but it will probably get shortened- Lizzie Mack sounds ok though. I think an 'e' ending sounds quite good actually, especially with three syllables e.g. Emily/Emilie, Annelie, Natalie...

Did also think Caroline, but maybe going a bit close to Cara?

fuzzyfeltfox Sun 02-Oct-11 15:38:01

xpost with bumbums

SandStorm Sun 02-Oct-11 15:40:49

I like RickGhastley's idea - Lorelei. Goes really well with your surname and is a great name by itself.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sun 02-Oct-11 15:44:14

Annalise
Katherine
Verity
Hermione

LikeACandleButNotQuite Sun 02-Oct-11 15:45:08

Florence Mack
Charlotte Mack
Ruby Mack
Olivia Mack

All sound good. I love Hester, from your list, but I dont think it sounds great with Mack.

Thumbwitch Sun 02-Oct-11 15:47:23

My first thought was Stevie - suspect strongly it has something to do with Stevie Nicks out of Fleetwood Mac...blush

BabCNesbitt Sun 02-Oct-11 15:48:43

I do rather like the sound of Lizzie Mack, actually... and I suppose it would give her a 'proper' name for CVs and Nobel prize medals grin.

Hocuspontas - ha! Don't think I'm sufficiently film starrish to get away with that, whatever surname we used!

blinkineck Sun 02-Oct-11 15:53:39

Lucy Mack sounds nice imo.

Meteorite Sun 02-Oct-11 15:57:40

Louisa Mack
Victoria Mack
Katherine Mack
Julia Mack
Rowena Mack
Philippa Mack
Jessica Mack
Georgia Mack
Laura Mack

bruffin Sun 02-Oct-11 16:09:23

What about a double barrelled name - it might give it more flow

ie sarah-jane
emma-louise

but probably not milly-may

Stars22 Sun 02-Oct-11 17:29:34

What about Alexandra?

dreamfeeder Sun 02-Oct-11 17:33:40

Francesca Mack?

TheMitfordsMaid Sun 02-Oct-11 17:40:42

How about Lydia Mack?

frutilla Sun 02-Oct-11 17:44:22

I have a friend with this surname. I guess I can't say her first name, but it was glamorous and sounded good. So I'd go for something bond girly like Talisa or Alyssa...

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