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Not feeling inspired on girls names - help!

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CosmicMouse Fri 21-Oct-11 09:41:37

If we have a boy, I think we have his name sussed - Reuben John. I've always loved Reuben, with the nickname Roo. And John was my Dad's name, and he died last year.

But I have a funny feeling this baby will be a girl, so we won't get to use it sad

And girls names I'm struggling with. There's a few we have on a list, but I don't know if any are right.

My favourite at the moment is probably Jemima, but DH is a bit ambivalent.

Other suggestions are:

Thea - but has DD cannot pronounce her "Th" sound yet, it'll drive me nuts if she ends up called "Fee-a"
Tabitha - too catty?
Meredith - not sure on nicknames for that
Esme - just not jumping out at me

Anyone got any suggestions based on these names? DD is Matilda (Tilly) Hope.

PeggyCarter Fri 21-Oct-11 09:48:48

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Fixture Fri 21-Oct-11 11:02:42

Meredith is very nice smile Not so keen on the others, for the reasons you mentioned.

How about Amelia, Juliet, Coralie?

marsiay Fri 21-Oct-11 12:06:10

These are some cute names selected from Babynology:

Alexia, Raina, Gracie, Grace, Isabelle, Olivia, Alyssa

ShroudOfHamsters Fri 21-Oct-11 12:10:53

Josephine nn Posy?

Montsti Fri 21-Oct-11 12:53:40

I love Jemima and Tilly and Jemima sound great together!

BlueChampagne Fri 21-Oct-11 13:01:39

Love Meredith (NN Merry?) but had 2 boys ... like Thea too, and I'm sure the 'ths' will come sooner with more practice (nagging). But would you want same initial as DD1?


CosmicMouse Sat 22-Oct-11 15:11:14

Thanks for your opinions.

Still like Jemima. I think Thea is going to be a no go because of the "Th" thing. It seems to just be a toddler thing with pronunciation, and I don't want to saddle a child with a name they struggle to say. And it'll drive me batty.

Meredith I do like. But I don't like Merry as a nickname, and it sounds a bit weird with Tilly to me. We're a nicknamey sort of a family, IYSWIM. I chose Matilda knowing I loved Tilly just as much.

Any more suggestions along similar lines?

comedaygoday Sat 22-Oct-11 15:34:03

Jemima is lovely. I would avoid Meredith, whilst it's a lovely name, I.wouldn't want two DDs with the same initial. What about Elizabeth nn Lizzie or Betty, Harriet nn Hattie, or Henrietta nn Hetty?

otisreading Sat 22-Oct-11 15:43:04

meredith nn eddi eidy edith

nickelbabe Sat 22-Oct-11 15:46:59

but Tabitha, Meredith, Katherine all have the TH sound.

I do like Jemima
Amelia (Milly)
Tamsin (Tammy)
as suggested already.
Alexandra (Sandy or Alex)
Frances (frankie, Fran or Frannie)
Grace (gracie)

pilates Sat 22-Oct-11 15:54:06

Jemima is lovely, also love Esme (one of my favourites), not keen on the others.

How about Violet, Emmeline or Eliza?

manicinsomniac Sat 22-Oct-11 16:43:13

I like Jemima and Thea.
Esme is ok
Not keen on Meredith or Tabitha at all.

I love Matilda.

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Juliette, Jessamy, Jessica, Tegan, Taylor, Eden, Erin, Macie, Melissa, Mckenzie

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