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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

aufaniae Mon 18-Feb-13 15:56:00

DP said the other day he was keen on the name Fallon.

I couldn't get over the picture of a woman with 80s big hair which invaded my brain every time I heard the name. I googled it and sure enough, there was a Fallon in Dynasty and the Colby's. I didn't even watch them! Funny what your brain picks up / remembers without you even really being aware of it!

vitaminC Mon 18-Feb-13 15:59:42

How about Aviva? That's the Hebrew word for Spring (and my daughter's Hebrew name smile)

amck5700 Mon 18-Feb-13 16:17:14

I know a Fallon - she doesn't look like that smile

PipkinsPal Mon 18-Feb-13 16:34:59

Fern, Fleur, Roisin, Heather, Violet, Melissa (honey bee).

mumzy Mon 18-Feb-13 21:01:38

Jonquil is my favourite spring flower name. It's a form of daffodil/ narcissus

flowers123 Tue 19-Feb-13 11:05:41

how about Heather but I am a little biast as its my daughters name x

Insecure24 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:36:15

Aurelia smile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 19-Feb-13 18:51:44

How about Aufaniae wink

Btw you mentioned Pascal earlier, I'd probably spell it Pascale for a girl, it's different and sounds just a bit foreign and interesting.

armagh Tue 19-Feb-13 19:16:02

Realta (pronounced rayltha) is star in irish. With a fada(line) over the e.
Is Etoile star in french?
Aurelie is a lovely gentle name.
Jolie( pretty in french ) is lovely

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 00:02:07

"I know you may not want to share the surname but I find that helpful as some names go with some surnames better than others"

Surname begins Mc (Scottish obviously!)

DD will have Scottish, Welsh and English heritage - going back to her GPs' generation, and Irish and Estonian also going one generation further back. (Totally outing myself there to anyone who knows me! grin)

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 00:04:45

grin DonkeysDontRideBicycles.

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 00:18:21

Loving the star suggestions, thanks smile

DP really likes Roisin but I'm not as keen.

Heather's lovely, but still not "the one".

Not easy this baby naming lark is it?!

Lollybrolly Wed 20-Feb-13 01:07:30


aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 01:20:08

Ooh I love Briallen. Reckon the English would struggle with the double L though! Probably not really fair as we live in England atm!

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 01:39:47

Ooh, we have a contender (or two!).

We both like Enfys, it's going on the list, along with Cerys.

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 01:58:39

Definitely still up for suggestions though, not 100% sure on either, and got about 8 weeks to go!

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 10:02:06

Having second thoughts about Enfys! The NN would be Envy wouldn't it?!

Keep coming back to Cerys. I wonder if the letters are a bit hard-sounding though?

I think I'd like a softer sound. I really like the sound of names like Roisin, Eira, Estelle, Nia but have reasons not to use each of them.

vitaminC Wed 20-Feb-13 10:13:33

How about Anaïs (pronounced an-eye-eece)? It's my dd 2's middle name.
Not a star or Spring name, but it's soft and gentle sounding without being frilly IYSWIM.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 20-Feb-13 10:29:28

Mellissa means 'bumblebee' :-)

amck5700 Wed 20-Feb-13 10:33:04

what about Carys instead of Cerys - sounds a lot softer. or just Cara.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 20-Feb-13 10:49:36

Mellissa means 'Bumble bee' :-)

steppemum Wed 20-Feb-13 11:21:12

Has anyone mentioned Talia? It means blossom

aufaniae Wed 20-Feb-13 15:21:39

Melissa = bumblebee is a lovely image smile

But I'm afraid it's too popular. DS has a pretty unusual name (well unusual in England anyway - Irish people know it). A very common name wouldn't sound like a sibling pair IMO.

FWIW the thing that makes me hesitate most about Cerys is its popularity. It even made the top 100 within the last decade.

I think there were something like 7 children with DS's name in the year he was born!

amck5700 Wed 20-Feb-13 16:11:41

If you move away from the spring link, then Cerenza /Kerenza is pretty and not very common.

Insecure24 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:33:01


Not spring-like though!

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