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If someone gave you 7 seconds to name...

(104 Posts)
Cate29 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:06:48

...a confident, successful young woman, what would you name her?
I have completely pinched this idea from an earlier thread about naming a baby girl who was handed to you - but it's easy to think of cute baby girl names!

NorksAreMessy Tue 02-Apr-13 16:40:08

missymoo you clearly have excellent and considered taste.
My very own confident and successful young woman shares your view smile

Trazzletoes Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:07


Startail Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:22

Emma, Claire, Rachel, Hannah, Sarah, Catherine, Carol (I hope beyond hope), Debbie, Joanna. That's what my grown up brownies and the at university and beyond oldest siblings I can think of are called.

In the future successful confident young women will be called Alice, Charlotte, Lily, Daisy, Molly, Megan, Emily, Amelia, Isabelle, Libby, Esme and Briony.

skratta Tue 02-Apr-13 16:45:57


Startail Tue 02-Apr-13 16:46:53

It's not the name that matters, it's coming from homes that value education and making the most of what life offered that maters.

TwllBach Tue 02-Apr-13 16:47:39



CurrerBell Tue 02-Apr-13 16:48:14

Charlotte, Eleanor, Elizabeth

curryeater Tue 02-Apr-13 16:52:14

Great idea. Lots of people said when we named dd1 "what a great name! She could do anything." As opposed to all the Ellies and Rosies I suppose (ducks and runs for cover from all the mothers of Ellies and Rosies)

drinkyourmilk Tue 02-Apr-13 16:53:11


Brices Tue 02-Apr-13 16:54:18


GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Tue 02-Apr-13 16:55:48


JohnSnowsTie Tue 02-Apr-13 16:56:00


MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Tue 02-Apr-13 16:56:43

grin norks

Its funny really, I have a Hannah, a Katy and an Abbie but I wouldn't consider them grown up names, or those of confident successful women.

To me they are little girl names suited to kids who like dancing and singing and digging and climbing. I can't imagine a time when I will ever accept them as 'grown up' names.

To me Helen seems like such a grown up name (again I don't know why, I only had 7 seconds to think) but to people who have little 'Helens' they probably feel the same way as I do.

ExcuseTypos Tue 02-Apr-13 16:59:43

Abigail, Hannah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 17:00:25

Petra, Saoirse (sp?)

I'm wanting to go for a G but not sure what it is... not Greta or Geraldine or Genevieve...

Anna, Catherine, Honor, Elizabeth

Really, a 20-something is probably Emily, Zoe, Jessica or Sophie, from recent experience!

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 17:03:40

Giselle or Estelle perhaps?

NorksAreMessy Tue 02-Apr-13 17:42:21

Nobody has EVER met a nasty Helen {biased}
When she was little she liked reading and writing and thinking
Now she is bigger, she is just the same smile

StellaNova Tue 02-Apr-13 17:48:39

Marianne for some reason. Not a name I ever considered, although I ended up with sons anyway, but was first I thought of.

jellybeans Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:49


seeker Tue 02-Apr-13 17:58:36

Margaret (Maggie)
Constance( Connie)
Helen ( Nell)
Catherine (Kate)

cuillereasoupe Tue 02-Apr-13 17:59:29


InkleWinkle Tue 02-Apr-13 18:07:25


TheYamiOfYolk Tue 02-Apr-13 18:09:54


orderinformation Tue 02-Apr-13 18:14:38


OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 18:15:36


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