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Help need a classic, not dull or not too popular girls name for DD2

(123 Posts)
orangeone Thu 24-Jan-13 09:23:38

That's it really.

Found out we are having a 2nd girl yesterday. Our 1st DD is Anna Isabelle, both classic not too popular and family related names.

However really struggling with DD2 name. Like Rose/Rosa and Sophia but too popular. (I had a popular name in the 70s and hated being known with my surname). DH has suggested Doris (which is NOT happening!!!).

Any ideas oh wise MNnetters????


CarriMarie Sat 25-May-13 22:55:59

What about Eleanor Alice ?

WhiteHairReally Sun 26-May-13 12:41:40

Julia Alice

KittenofDoom Sun 26-May-13 13:48:13

Yes, I was going to say Julia. Beautiful, simple, classical, timeless and not much used atm.

sandiy Sun 26-May-13 14:02:50

Alice spelt alais the French way Ilove it if I had another daughter that would be her name.

sweetkitty Sun 26-May-13 14:50:50

I was thinking Beth too

I like Kate (obviously getting more popular) but have always liked it.

I know siblings called Anna and Alice

VioletStar Sun 26-May-13 15:04:32

yy to poster above about Grace (Grace Rose?)

GRW Sun 26-May-13 18:14:41

What about Elise- short for Elizabeth and nicer than Elsa or Elsie IMO

bridgetsmum Sun 26-May-13 18:17:51


Wishfulmakeupping Sun 26-May-13 18:21:50


Moxiegirl Sun 26-May-13 18:22:05

Eloise or Catherine

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 26-May-13 18:35:37

Meant to add Frances

leobear Sun 26-May-13 21:37:16


HoneyandRum Sun 26-May-13 23:45:22

What about Elise? (El-eese) a beautiful name and I heard it used by a friend of my DD who must be about 12 now. You don't hear it very often but is lovely. Is very pretty contrast to Anna. They are so many girls names ending in "a" (I have two!) I think it's nice to have a contrast.

We have a niece called Julia who is three. Another wonderful classic name.

Asparagui Mon 27-May-13 18:39:13

Elsa sounds like ulcer to me so I would opt for Elsie. I do think Alice and Mary are nicer though, as was Eliza.

Other names we considered alongside Anna & Rosa which were on our lists were:


miffybun73 Tue 28-May-13 12:10:32

I love Julia too, beautiful, classic and underused.

bubbatime Tue 28-May-13 12:20:37

Can't wait to hear what you have gone for Orange...grin

samuelwhiskers Tue 28-May-13 12:21:20

Florence, Rosie, Matilda, Eliza, Beatrice, Grace, Alice, Sophie, Elsie, Isla

Turniptwirl Tue 28-May-13 19:27:08

Amy (only if you like matching initials)

MadBusLady Tue 28-May-13 20:41:45

I'm quite annoyed with your DH. grin Elsa/Elsie Alice just doesn't really work IMO and Eliza is lovely (as is Elspeth).

looseleaf Tue 28-May-13 20:48:56

I have an Eliza Alice and love it (not helpful if your DH still off the name !!)

I love Flora and Imogen too, and quite like Georgia

looseleaf Tue 28-May-13 20:50:11

Or Iona?

jamtoast12 Wed 29-May-13 17:47:33

Elsie and elsa are very popular near me and get grouped with all the other ell... Names.

I'd go for anna and Alice..much better than any others and two As is nice together

outforlunch Thu 30-May-13 09:17:50

I have an Anna, middle name Beth, and my short list for other girl's names includes:
Connie (current fave)

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