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Unusual but not weird pretty girl names PLEASE!

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Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 12:52:59

Help me! Totally stuck on a name for our baby (we know she's a girl).

I'd like something unusual but not odd. Love pretty names for girls ending with a 'y' sound. If Lily or Millie were unusual names that's the kind of thing we'd go for.

We also have greek relatives so could use a Greek name but also no ideas here. Love flower names as well but can't find any unusual ones.

Can't have a 'r' sound though - i can say my 'rs' but never comfortable with them. So e.g. 'raphaela' would be out or 'primose' (not that I like primrose anyway but YKWIM).

If you're not already fed up of my list of requirements, can you please please give me some ideas?! Xxxxxxx

hellymelly Tue 24-Jul-12 13:33:05

I love Hebe too. Athena?

Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 13:41:46

There's a few lovely ones but the 'r's' are a problem for me. So Romilly and Cassandra wouldn't work sad

I know an Esme, Amelie and Cecily so also out.

Bonnie I really love but....our surname would make them a laughing stock.

Liberty still current fav, followed by Thea.

MagdalenaAlec Tue 24-Jul-12 13:43:35

Zelie (pronounced ZEE-lee) is on my MN list, it is an old (medieval) form of Soline/Solenn and means "solemn" ( . I find it very pretty and it should work well pretty much everywhere.

Another idea: Isis - as an alternative to Iris, avoiding the "r" sound.

Thea, Thalia are fantastic choices too.

redrubyshoes Tue 24-Jul-12 13:44:19


Pasiphae Tue 24-Jul-12 13:46:16

Thisbe, Ianthe, Xanthe, Cleophee, Cleone, Leonie, Adelie, Zelie/Azelie, Dorothy, Clemency, Delphi, Eulalie, Eugenie, Iphigenie, Ophelie, Octavie, Flavie, Ivy, Ione, Nancy, Sally, Lidie, Elsie, Sidonie, Elodie?

threeleftfeet Tue 24-Jul-12 13:46:27


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threeleftfeet Tue 24-Jul-12 13:46:57

Cross posts Pasiphae!

threeleftfeet Tue 24-Jul-12 13:47:45


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Charleymouse Tue 24-Jul-12 13:50:46

pretty, unusual, ends in a 'y' sound

more unusual flower shrub name

Fillybuster Tue 24-Jul-12 13:51:26

I love Xanthe (and it gives you the 'y' sound at the end)




Antonia (Toni)


PatriciaHolm Tue 24-Jul-12 13:52:04


mandylifeboats Tue 24-Jul-12 13:52:26


lambethlil Tue 24-Jul-12 13:52:30

I've always liked Justine, honest!

rainbowsprite1 Tue 24-Jul-12 13:53:06


banyan Tue 24-Jul-12 13:53:43

Genevieve? Can be shortened to Evie, Vivvie, Vievie as well as Genny/Jenny if you want the y sound.

ShowOfHands Tue 24-Jul-12 13:53:48

I love Josephine and you can use Sephie, Posey, Josie and Phin as nns. All good.

Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 13:53:57

Seriously didn't think i'd get so many good ideas thanks

I now actually have a list!

I like Liberty, Thea, Delphi, Xanthe, Leonie, Flavie and Ottilie.

bucketbetty Tue 24-Jul-12 13:55:33

I love Cecily and Lila and Alberta (gertie or bertie) oh and Betty.

Xiaoxiong Tue 24-Jul-12 13:55:35

How about Zoe? That's relatively uncommon, ends in an -y sound, and it's actually Greek.

threeleftfeet Tue 24-Jul-12 13:56:00

Lottie (short for Charlotte)

Ponders Tue 24-Jul-12 13:56:24


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