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Baby Girl Naming Conundrum

(8 Posts)
4TheLoveOfBob Sat 23-Feb-13 11:18:26

Uma is great.


wiltingfast Fri 22-Feb-13 23:35:13

Oh one more


Might be a bit long though if your surname is hard.

wiltingfast Fri 22-Feb-13 23:33:22

I love Uma, really like Una too. Not keen on Rae, too like that fish and it's a bit unisex maybe? Mir is nce but will people think its nn for Miriam? Really dislike Shona but that's just a personal reaction.

Other suggestions...


SnowLeopard27 Fri 22-Feb-13 20:19:05

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BlueChampagne Fri 22-Feb-13 15:08:10


Gwennan Fri 22-Feb-13 13:23:21

Other short girls' names to consider: Adela, Ailsa, Anna, Aria, Calla, Cara, Carla, Celia, Clara, Cleo, Dora, Eden, Eliza, Elsa, Esme, Gaia, Greta, Gwen, Heidi, Honor, Iona, Ismay, Ivy, Jane, Luna, Lana, Lara, Lucy, Lyra, Pia, Nia, Nora, Rowan, Tessa, Zara, Zoe

amck5700 Fri 22-Feb-13 13:04:29

What about


Really like Shona by the way - simple and uncommon - but it does start wth an S.

Kittykatmacbill Fri 22-Feb-13 11:57:18

Hello, I hope you can help with our naming conundrum! My DH and I can’t agree the slightest bit on a girl’s name…

We have a really hard to spell and pronounce surname (beginning with an S), so we would like a name that is easy to spell and pronounce so the poor thing doesn’t spend its life spelling its name to people. I would also like to avoid names beginning with S where possible and also T and K as they are our initials, and also ideally an A as our DS (should we ever have one) name starts with A. (Just for the record it took us about a week to come up with a boy’s name we agreed on!) Neither of us like nicknames as real names so Effie, Millie etc are out.

If it was entirely down to me I would probably go for a name like Daphne, Francis, Maggie, May, Edith or Agnes – okay that one doesn’t work!

He seems only to suggest over popular top ten names – Eve, Evelyn, Eva, Evie. Ava etc but (a) they are very similar to multigenerational family names on my side (which is okay but seems a little self centred to name a child after your middle name) and (b) having grown up in the early 80s with a dreaded Kat… name I really don’t want make my daughter grow up where there will always be 5 of them in every class. I did try compromise on Vivienne but he wasn’t having any of it!

I thought we getting there with both liking slightly left field names like Uma, Rae or Mir (are these too left field?) or Scottish names Shona, Una… but we aren’t sure…

Any brilliant suggestions? I feel like we are missing something obvious…

PS – middle name will be a family name probably Eve/a or maybe Audrey, Elizabeth, Agnes or Claire.

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