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Marcheline's baby name shortlist

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Marcheline Tue 27-Nov-12 14:04:57

Help! This is a sister for Aurelia.

No idea why it is so important to me to find the right name, as she's not due until Feb, but for some reason I NEED to have the right name sorted (I think it's that I imagine that I will 'bond' more with the baby if I know her name; please don't flame me, I'm hormonal!)


Would be grateful for thoughts or other suggestions. Thanks all

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Tue 27-Nov-12 19:29:09

grin I think it must be your pg brain

I like Claudia and Amber. Really don't like Allegra and Camilla.

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Tue 27-Nov-12 19:36:29

Francesca, Natalia or Sophia are my faves.

madmayday Tue 27-Nov-12 19:45:08

What about these ones?

Aurelia & Mirabelle
Aurelia & Elodie
Aurelia & Juliette
Aurelia & Imogen
Aurelia & Rosalie

I soooooooo jacked these from another site! wink grin

Marcheline Tue 27-Nov-12 20:48:39

Thanks mayday smile

Rosalie is alliterative and practically rhymes with our surname, I love Mirabel, Juliette and Imogen, but we can't have Juliette and SH doesn't like the other two.

It's crazy how difficult I'm finding it, and yet how bloody important it is to me! Is there something wrong with me?!

amck5700 Tue 27-Nov-12 22:05:08

Francesca could be Frances

or what about:


FeuDeSnowyRussie Tue 27-Nov-12 22:46:21

Ooh I love Sophia Allegra - Allegra def works well as a 2nd name IMO.

Love Juliette and Imogen too.

FeuDeSnowyRussie Tue 27-Nov-12 22:48:29

What about Iris or Rosamund?

Teapot13 Tue 27-Nov-12 23:18:11

Allegra - sounds like a pharmaceutical brand
Amber - not a pretty, feminine sound
Camilla - don't like at all, and Parker-Bowles doesn't help
Claudia - like, but not stunning
Francesca - like a lot, but I agree about the nickname issue
Natalia - I like it
Sophia - I love this name, but SO popular

I second the Valentina suggestion above.

ditzydrawers Wed 28-Nov-12 20:57:24

How about Marianne as an alternative to Marcheline?

TheSecondComing Wed 28-Nov-12 20:59:11

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baskingseals Wed 28-Nov-12 21:10:57

also agree with Valentina, think it is special enough to go with Aurelia.

another one that i love love love is

Tatiana - i know it sounds very Russian, but it is a beautiful name, and again sounds lovely with Aurelia.

also thought of






EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 28-Nov-12 21:12:23

I love Valentina.
What about Seraphina?

SoftSheen Wed 28-Nov-12 21:16:26

If you like the nn Tally, what about Talitha? A lovely and very underused name.

wigglesrock Wed 28-Nov-12 21:21:41

4 of your names were on my shortlist for dd1 grin We went with Sofia - she gets Fia as a nickname. My husband absolutely loves Claudia - we almost had a fight to the death -well some serious huffing when we didn't go with it for dd3.

Meringue33 Wed 28-Nov-12 21:29:39


Milla is nice, for Camilla

DorisIsWaiting Wed 28-Nov-12 21:30:46

Taliyah with nn Tally?

It has a lovely meaning too.

DorisIsWaiting Wed 28-Nov-12 21:32:34

I wouldn't re-use a name from dd1 for dd2 it's not really fair that she doesn't get a name in her own right iyswim.

Inclusionist Wed 28-Nov-12 21:34:16

I really think you need another Latin/ Roman name to go with Aurelia (which I love).

I really like Claudia on that basis but apparently it means disabled?


My favorite on this thread would be Valentina though. Beautiful and matches really well. The only downside for me would be that I wouldn't like the nn Tina.

chocolateistheenemy Wed 28-Nov-12 21:37:07

Guendalina? Taught one in Rome. She was lovely...

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 28-Nov-12 21:38:39

I think Elisabetta is pretty cute too.

AndWhenYouGetThere Wed 28-Nov-12 22:32:23

If Aurelia missed out on Emily as a middle, how about Emmeline?

MolotovCocktail Thu 29-Nov-12 11:18:06

Hi Marcheline, I think I remember you posting about your unborn daughter's name before - Mirabel is gorgeous; it's a shame your DH is unconvinced!

I, like others, am not keen on Camilla, but I love Camille - is that a suitable alternative?

Meanwhile, here is a list from Nameberry that gives middle names for Airelia from the Edwardian era - hopefully, it'll help.

MolotovCocktail Thu 29-Nov-12 11:19:03

Type-o there, sorry! blush

Marcheline Fri 30-Nov-12 15:05:29

Hi Molotov, thank you for link! There are some lovely names on there, I particularly like Viola, Althea and Decima (but I know DH will dislike all of them sad)

I was right about Camille, friends of friends have a little boy with that name, I knew I hadn't just made it up! <Enjoying something unrelated to baby brain, as I found the house phone in the fridge the other day and have totally misplaced my Christmas card list and address book and I know I'll find them somewhere really odd, like the shed (but that's another thread)>

I love Talitha, how is that pronounced? Emphasis on the 'i'?

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