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Wildwaterfalls Wed 31-Oct-12 19:41:57

I love the name Josephine, but can't have it for a (potential) next DD. I particularly like the -phine ending.

Any other suggestions? For some reason I don't like Delphine

Thank you!

manicinsomniac Wed 31-Oct-12 20:31:43

Seraphine is the only one I can think of but it's a bit out there!

Jacqueline is similar? or Valentine? Clementine? Kathleen? Christine?

Otherwise, names in a similar (long, classically old fashioned) style could be:
Anastasia, Arabella, Annabella, Beatrice, Cassandra, Dorothea, Eleanora, Elizabeth, Eloisa, Francesca, Florence, Georgina, Henrietta, Isabella, Julianna, Katherine, Liliana, Louisa, Madeleine, Miranda, Matilda, Margaret, Natalia, Natasha, Ophelia, Octavia, Penelope, Philippa, Rebecca, Rowena, Sophia, Tabitha, Victoria, Veronica

squoosh Wed 31-Oct-12 20:33:29

Not tonight.

Mollydoggerson Wed 31-Oct-12 20:35:30

Kitty Alice.

DottieRose Wed 31-Oct-12 20:38:27

Pommeline Ottiline

joanofarchitrave Wed 31-Oct-12 20:38:52

There aren't many, are there?


Pasiphae Thu 01-Nov-12 12:50:54

No other phine but other ine:
Eglantine, Celandine, Capucine, Philomene, Mazarine, Coline, Claudine, Appoline, Eponine, Anatoline, Albertine, Honorine, Celestine, Alphonsine, Victorine, Amandine, Cymbeline, Emmeline, Jeromine, Justine, Valentine?

Wildwaterfalls Thu 01-Nov-12 13:43:53

Thanks! Some interesting suggestions. What a unique name Josephine is sad

Quite like Emmeline but it feels quite long even though Josephine is just as long confused

Sophie is nice too, but I don't like nn 'Soph'... Plus I prefer to pronounce it SophIE (emphasis on second syllable) which could cause confusion.

messtins Thu 01-Nov-12 14:50:49

How about Sophia then? Would lend itself to the pronunciation you prefer and there are lots of non-Soph NNs. I had a friend called Sophia and nobody ever called her Soph, it would be Fi or Fifi.

zillyzilly Thu 01-Nov-12 14:53:05

Squoosh you are on form! Quite a lot of French names in Pasi's post; I've got a feeling there might be some obscure French --phines.

releasethehounds Thu 01-Nov-12 14:55:18

I love Josephine - it's DD1's middle name which I took from my Aunt. However, DD hates it!

MacMac123 Thu 01-Nov-12 22:05:55

Funkier than Josephine and sounds similar

joanofarchitrave Sun 04-Nov-12 16:46:48


saskia87 Sun 04-Nov-12 17:44:20


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