Unusual but not weird pretty girl names PLEASE!

(157 Posts)
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

Clearlymisunderstood Thu 25-Jul-13 22:58:35


HappyJustToBe Thu 25-Jul-13 22:56:32

Find - birthday drinks grin

HappyJustToBe Thu 25-Jul-13 22:55:46

Hoping to fine out what you chose, OP!

neverlookback Thu 25-Jul-13 22:47:51

I have a willow! She's beautiful!
Also love

chocoholic05 Thu 25-Jul-13 22:41:36


hurricanemum Thu 25-Jul-13 22:38:31

Tansy is an unusual but pretty IMO flower name

UnrequitedSkink Sun 21-Jul-13 20:57:14

I wonder what she actually used in the end? OP - WHAT DID YOU GO FOR?!?!

MortifiedAdams Sun 21-Jul-13 19:43:08

I have a Meg, which I think is rare and pretty and a bit cool.

Next dd (if the bump is a girl), will be Olive.

worm77daisy Sun 21-Jul-13 19:39:17


Turniptwirl Sun 21-Jul-13 19:31:07

This thread is a year old, OPs dd will already be named I'm sure!

intheshed Sun 21-Jul-13 17:40:40





JulesJules Sun 21-Jul-13 13:30:57

Both my dds names have been suggested!

I love Leonie, have known two - one I was at school with who pronounced it Lee-on-ee, and one I knew at university who pronounced it Lay-on-ee. I was at school with a Leanda, although I think it's usually Leandra (also Greek)


ThirtyLove Sun 21-Jul-13 13:00:40

Lydia? (My DD2 is a Lydia so am a bit loathe to suggest it lol). It's Greek in origin, unusual but not wacky.

I think we like similar types of names!

Hobblethwaite Sun 21-Jul-13 12:58:04


XXMerganaXX Sun 21-Jul-13 12:41:31


jollydiane Thu 26-Jul-12 21:38:39


sununu Thu 26-Jul-12 21:27:45

Nepheli (rhymes with Ellie) I think is a really pretty Greek name (meaning cloud)

hubbahubster Thu 26-Jul-12 21:22:56


Best flower name ever and unusual to boot!

TabloidTart Thu 26-Jul-12 21:01:16


BulletProofMum Thu 26-Jul-12 19:33:58


PeshwariNaan Thu 26-Jul-12 19:29:30

I love Ivy.

HolofernesesHead Thu 26-Jul-12 17:03:47

Oh yes! I read that a long time ago. It's a very good book!

redrubyshoes Thu 26-Jul-12 16:51:10

Fernanda Grey was the main character in one of my favourite books - Frost in May by Antonia White.

HolofernesesHead Thu 26-Jul-12 16:46:09

That's quite unusual, isn't it, Ruby? In my mind the associations are with Ferdinand and Isabelle (Spanish monarchs of Way Back When), and the equally historically important song by by Abba.

redrubyshoes Thu 26-Jul-12 16:38:21


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