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Help with choosing a girls name with surname - have come to a stop!

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BlueChampagne Mon 26-Nov-12 13:03:42

Meredith Ball sounds good to me.

mathanxiety Sat 24-Nov-12 17:49:13


Knew one in school whose surname was the same as yours. I always thought her name worked well.

Katherine (with nn Kate or Katie) might work.

I think you need a name with at least two syllables and three syllable classic names sound good with *all imo.

Hedwig3 Fri 23-Nov-12 22:17:09


greenants Fri 23-Nov-12 22:10:17

Hi, thanks for the advice so far.

Horatia - I'm not worried about the surname in itself - just choosing the wrong first name to go with it! I would be happy to use Lily B*ll but don't know if it sounds reasonable or not ...

AKissIsNotAContract Fri 23-Nov-12 22:07:37

AKissIsNotAContract Fri 23-Nov-12 22:07:25 here it is.

AKissIsNotAContract Fri 23-Nov-12 22:05:31

If you do a search you'll find someone else posted a few months back with the exact same surname as you who was also having a girl. There were lots of good suggestions there.

HoratiaWinwood Fri 23-Nov-12 22:02:46

Bea B-ll is another word for basketball. No.

Lily is ubiquitous, which means she would be very likely to use her surname lots. If you're sensitive about this, use something less usual.

In fact I'd avoid anything descriptive. Zoe B-ll did ok and nobody notices her surname!


Something timeless and elegant but not frilly, I reckon.

And for the love of God, not Isadora...wink

SkivingAgain Fri 23-Nov-12 21:58:08


Sorry, I don't think that this is such a tricky surname and it goes with most things

AlexanderS Fri 23-Nov-12 21:52:47

Lilian *all sounds good.

greenants Fri 23-Nov-12 21:48:56

DHs surname is a tricky *all - (begins with B!) and we have quickly found that there are loads of names we cannot use as they end up making a word or phrase with our surname or just sound silly.

The names I like so far are - Beatrice, Lily, Lilian, Erin,

We could double barrell but DH really does want to pass on his surname so using my maiden name on it's own is not really an option.

I would be grateful for some opinions as we're (I'm!) starting to not know what works and what doesn't! What do you think of the above names - I really Beatrice and it sounds ok in full but Bea *all! Is Lily *all too many L sounds?

Please can you make any other suggestions that work with our surname - we have come to a complete halt!

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