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Girls' names - short shortlist

(20 Posts)
pushpaw Sat 15-Oct-11 09:24:26

What do you think of these girls' names? I would particularly like to know if they are popular or getting popular because my DS has a name in the top 20 and would prefer something more unusual (but not wankily so).


Surname is the same as well known animal behaviourist Dr Roger M......

Any other suggestions welcome.

scaevola Sat 15-Oct-11 09:27:02

I like Lydia best.

There are several girls called Nancy round here (despite the slang vocabulary word), and Celeste just makes me think of the ship!

AnaisB Sat 15-Oct-11 09:27:08

I've discussed them all with DH as potential names for a DD so obvioussly I like them. I'm not sure whether they're becoming more popular, but I doubt any of them are near top 20.

GuillotinedMaryLacey Sat 15-Oct-11 09:42:34

Lydia was on our list and it's just gone out of the top 100 this year. Not keen on your other two.

nancerama Sat 15-Oct-11 09:46:22

I'm a Nancy. Wasn't keen as a kid because you could never get tat with my name on it. I love it now because I rarely meet another one, unless I go to the US.

I tried desperately to give DS and unusual but not crazy name and failed miserably - there are 4 others of the same name and the same age as him in a 1/4 mile radius of our house.

scaevola Sat 15-Oct-11 09:49:38

You asked for suggestions: other names which have a similar "feel" (to me at least!) include:

Sylvia, Lissa, Mireille, Cheryl, Faye, Celia, Cecily, Felicity, Michelle, Selima, Renata, Nerissa?

Fixture Sat 15-Oct-11 10:10:28

I like Lydia and Celeste. Not keen on Nancy.

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pushpaw Sat 15-Oct-11 10:20:11

Thanks for the replies.

nancerama I really don't want to make the same error as I did with DS. As much as I love his name (Alexander), they are EVERYWHERE.

Scaevola Thanks for suggestions - I like Celia and Cecily but DH has close family of his generation with those names. Mireille is nice, not keen on the other ones. Funnily enough my mum suggested Nerissa.

I did like Matilda but I think that is getting trendy.

Fixture Sat 15-Oct-11 10:34:43

Coralie, Annabel/Annie, Estella, Natalie, Lucy, Juliet, Talia, Aurora, Violet, Ivy, Bethany, Nina, Clementine, Corinne, Larissa/Lara, Miriam, Abigail, Leah, Alma, Georgia, Daisy, Megan

pilates Sat 15-Oct-11 10:38:50

Lydia would be my choice.

How about Emmeline, Clara, Clarice, Constance, Violet, Esme, Claudia, Phoebe, Beatrice.

pommedechocolat Sat 15-Oct-11 10:39:20

Celine, Melissa, Thea

1oredscarf Sat 15-Oct-11 11:41:06

Lydia by far the best.

LetThereBeRock Sat 15-Oct-11 11:57:45

Celeste is beautiful.That's my favourite by far.

Then Lydia.

I don't like Nancy.

pushpaw Sat 15-Oct-11 12:31:33

Phoebe is a good one, I will add it to the list. Also Molly?

Ihavewelliesbutitssunny Sat 15-Oct-11 17:14:35

I like Lydia the best, not keen on Celeste (reminds me of Daphne and Celeste [cringe]). Quite like Nancy but I think it lacks substance a bit and is may become a name of its time. What about Naomi?

Jawbreaker Sat 15-Oct-11 18:21:35

Nice names.

My personal favourite is Lydia, but they are all lovely.

Cecile, Cecilia, Cecily?


frutilla Sat 15-Oct-11 18:27:19

Can't bear Lydia, always reminds me of liver or my mum saying 'i'm livid" which she used to do a lot growing up....that's my phobia though.

Like the other two.

Other names those remind me of


oohlaalaa Mon 17-Oct-11 17:48:04

I like Nancy.

I think Mary, goes nicely with your surname.

dearheart Mon 17-Oct-11 19:41:53

I love Lydia - and don't know any.

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