Yep, Astrid here. I once met a lovely girl called Astrid, who was able to tell me, that at that point in time, she was the only person born in Northern Ireland to have been registered with that name! Made me like it even more!
Zola, I like Stella and Honor too, but don't feel it's my place to come up with more suggestions to confuse matters further ( I did make a mental list just in case they asked me!) . The baby has actually been born so its make their up time.
It's not my baby, it's my niece ( I have three boys!) DB was asking my opinion as being a man he has never wasted time thinking about baby names and now he and his DP are having trouble finding a name they both like. DB was of the opinion that Astrid was a bit "out there" but I have seen it mentioned here a few times recently and know a five year old year old Astrid so I have reassured him a bit. There are a lot of retro names like Iris than work in North London but don't sound so good in a Glaswegian accent!
Love both, for me the growing popularity of Iris might tip me towards Astrid. Are you in Scotland? Is there a likelihood of it being shortened to Ass? Can I tempt you with my other faves: Stella, Honor, Miriam, Pearl, Bess?