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More masculine girls names...

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MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:02:57

We have two girls both with short, feminine but strong names- think Thea, Edie etc. If we have another girl I would like to choose something a bit less girly. IYSWIM

I've been thinking...
Frankie- any other long names for this nn other than Frances?
Cameron- nn Cami
Eliette (wild card- pronounced Elliot)
Cleo?! (Cleona)
Charlie (DP does not like Charlotte- I love it, any other long names?)

Not a fan of the Ellie-Mae, Gracie-Lou kind of names (sorry). Do not like Sam, Max or Robyn for a girl


sonlypuppyfat Tue 06-Aug-13 14:06:29

I had a friend call her girl Toni and she regretted it. She said she'd wished she'd givern her a 'full' name and used that as a NN

thegreylady Tue 06-Aug-13 14:07:06

Joss-Josephine or Jocelyn
Cleo [lovely]
Michal [nn Mickie]

Branleuse Tue 06-Aug-13 14:07:44

Frankie - Francesca (although i do love frances)


Rakoshi Tue 06-Aug-13 14:08:11


runningonwillpower Tue 06-Aug-13 14:09:00

Billie - I love it for a girl.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:09:17

I would like to use a long name too, I think when you have names like Will or Dot it's nice to have a longer, proper name too.
I know someone who's just named their baby boy Bob, just Bob!

BikeRunSki Tue 06-Aug-13 14:10:19

I thought Elliot was unisex anyway ?

devonsmummy Tue 06-Aug-13 14:11:20


Branleuse Tue 06-Aug-13 14:12:11

why do we never have lindsays and leslies anymore?







MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:14:22

LOVE Billie- Hadn't thought of it - Thank you! Has it got a long name Wilhemina (Sp) I suppose.
George is lovely too, would depend on the girl but it's nice to have Georgia, which is very feminine.
Francesca- I knew there was another apart from Frances!

Does anyone think Cleo is a pet name? DP said it's a name for a pet not a baby

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:16:28

Oh Ashley- gone with the wind!
Unfortunately, Eastenders has ruined Ronnie for me, like Romy (pronounced Roamy)

runningonwillpower Tue 06-Aug-13 14:19:52

Not sure about a longer version for Billie.

I've just googled Billie Whitelaw and she seems to be just 'Billie'.

Happy name hunting!

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:20:51

Thankyou running!

Whogivesashit Tue 06-Aug-13 14:24:53

Rae for a girl is nice also.

Charleymouse Tue 06-Aug-13 14:26:38

Harry short for Harriet
I have a Bob short for Annabel, dont ask sigh.

Had a cat called Cleo.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:33:47

Harry or Hal are nice nn for Harriet and if she turns out to be girly whirly then she could be Hattie, Hetty... Hmmmm....
<runs off to re-write list of potential names>

Boys are sorted by the way as DP has a family name that runs down the boys, a little normal, Daniel Jack Smith sort of thing but I'll call him Junior anyway...

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:34:44

read a book with a character Hedda which I kind of liked but football connotations too much for me...

soontobeslendergirl Tue 06-Aug-13 14:36:59


are all names I have heard used for both boys and girls

RightsaidFreud Tue 06-Aug-13 14:37:24


LazyMonkeyButler Tue 06-Aug-13 14:39:16

There are lots of lovely suggestions already here, my only word of caution would be - if you have 2 DDs with feminine names & then give DD3 a masculine name, will people be forever asking her if her parents wanted a boy?

It crossed my mind as it happened with a friend of mine (she's called Jordan & is older than "the" Jordan BTW).

OrangeLily Tue 06-Aug-13 14:47:42

I love Petra after one of the girls in the book Ballet Shoes but DH doesn't!

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 14:49:52

You're right Lazy, I would hate for people to think that DD was unwanted (if she even is dd).
I'd like to have a feminine longer name that can shorten to something less girly for that reason. For all I know she could be the pinkest, fluffiest, floaty thing going which is why I wouldn't choose a name like Scout.

Liking Billie a lot now it's been mentioned and although quite boyish has a cute girly feel too, Frankie's still up there...

I didn't focus on a name for DD1 as I was so scarred that the pregnancy wasn't real or wouldn't last (had a friend who tragically lost newborn on day of birth) DSD was already named when I came along! DD1 was nameless for 2 weeks...
I'm really enjoying looking at names this time round and discussing them on here with people, I never did any of this last time around....

chattychattyboomba Tue 06-Aug-13 15:01:04

My little sister's name is Billie-Jade. After my dad (William)... Totally just outed myself!
I like the name Billie but I think the Jade part was indicative of the 80's... I wouldn't do the hyphenated thing now days.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 06-Aug-13 15:21:45

I can imagine DP's face when I tell him that I'm considering Billie for a girl "No daughter of mine's going to be named Billy..."

He's more in the girly names for girls camp- he wanted to call DD1 Petal (sorry, but no way) I think it was a skunk from Bambi with that name....
Googling now..

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