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Spring names for girls?

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aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 14:40:41

Trying a different tack as still stuck with names! Our DD will born in April, so I thought maybe a Spring-related name. Some we've considered:

Persephone - but we have a friend called that already.
Olwen - (Welsh goddess of flowers and springtime) - I like but DP not keen.
Freya - (Nordic fertility Goddess linked with spring growth and flowers) DP loves but I'm not keen as very popular not so long ago
Maia - (Spring goddess) - lovely name but very Maya is popular and a friend's DC called this already

Generally we like Celtic and more unusual names (we have Welsh and Scottish heritage) - not so keen on popular names like Lily, Rose, Iris, April etc.

I'd be grateful fro any help, I'm sure her name is out there somewhere but atm I'm stumped!
TIA smile

Takver Mon 11-Feb-13 14:49:09

Eirlys (Snowdrop) - I love this and think it would work fine anywhere

Trickier for pronounciation but still pretty
Llinos (Linnet)
Enfys (Rainbow)

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 14:55:41

Thanks for the suggestions smile

The English - well, and Scottish DP come to that - would struggle with the Ll sound, which is a shame as Llinos is lovely.

Eirlys is nice, but April's a but late for snowdrops isn't it? Maybe if she's very fair ... (my Dsis's middle name means "snowy" in Welsh incidentally).

Enfys, will mull that one, thanks smile

gindrinker Mon 11-Feb-13 15:04:01

How about willow? Rose? Fleur? Fearne?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 11-Feb-13 16:09:31

How exciting!

I would have suggested Olwen but as that's out...

Antheia was a Greek goddess of spring.
Ayida was Haitian gooddess of rainbows.

Bit 'out there' but once knew someone called Jonquil. A small pretty fragrant yellow flower that blooms in March/April.

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 16:12:25

I quite like Willow, it's a lovely name, but it's not "the one!"

Rhubarbgarden Mon 11-Feb-13 16:13:12

How about Avril? French for April and very pretty.

dubai71 Mon 11-Feb-13 16:17:53

Rhubarb beat me to it- 2nd vote for Avril here smile Whilst French in origin, lots of Scottish Avrils (but NOT common- only 3 registered in Scotland in 2011 (not in top 100 for England or Wales that year)).

MERLYPUSS Mon 11-Feb-13 16:29:25

Maia was Bhuddah's mum I was told when expecting DTs. Dunno if that's the same spelling though.

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 18:33:23

Some lovely suggestions here, but still not "the one"!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 11-Feb-13 19:11:18

I guess Easter or Ester (Persian meaning 'star') is out of the question?

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 19:16:12

[Grin] Donkey, you assume right. Although I did consider Ostara briefly!

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 19:16:27

or grin even!

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 19:18:01

Oh, I didn't notice you said Ester too. I really like it but have an adult friend Ester so it would seem weird.

You've reminded me actually, I did have a dream early on in the pregnancy where I dreamt we called her a star name (she was called both Estelle and Star in my dream).

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 11-Feb-13 19:25:54

No problem aufaniae!

Btw someone on another Baby Name thread is contemplating Stella.

Shybairns Mon 11-Feb-13 19:26:14

I love Persephone! Does it get shortened to Perci?

I love Freya too.

How about Flora?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 11-Feb-13 19:41:02

Intrigued now and dipping into the Internet, not necessarily Spring themes but unusual:
Seren (meaning star)
Adara (meaning beautiful)

dubai71 Mon 11-Feb-13 20:25:39

I like Seren. On the star theme, Altair? I knew a lovely girl with that name.

Ham69 Mon 11-Feb-13 20:31:37


ThePieSmuggler Mon 11-Feb-13 20:31:57

Primrose? Or is that a bit cutesy? I can't decide grin

CheeseStrawWars Mon 11-Feb-13 20:40:23

Chloe means "green shoot", but may not be 'unusual' enough for your tastes
Florentina means "blossoming"
Yvonne means "yew"... they flower in spring
Danica means "morning star"
Cassiopeia is a girls name as well as a star

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 20:46:02

Donkey thanks smile you're on the right track, I love Seren but already know a baby Seren.

Can't possibly use Stella though! Pre-motherhood, I used to like a drink or seven two. When I started putting on weight I called my new fat belly my baby Stella, for quite some time!

Gimmeechocolate Mon 11-Feb-13 21:10:48

Pascale? (Meaning born at Easter)

amck5700 Mon 11-Feb-13 21:15:49

Stretching the brief a bit with some of these grin

Aibrean/Aibreann? - gaelic for April
Dymphna - Young Deer
Finscoth - Wine Blossom
Meriel - Bright as the Sea
Sorcha - Brightness/Light
Ula - Little Bear

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 21:31:28

I love Persephone too, but it's out as we know an adult one.

Dymphna would be following a theme - DS's name means little deer smile

Meriel's nice, will mull that one ...

Primrose is a bit cutesy, and Chloe's a bit mainstream, sorry grin

Quite like Pascal but she probably won't be born at Easter itself - unless she's early.

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