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Need help with name for 1 week old girl

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mom2littlegirl Mon 26-Aug-13 07:25:50

Our little girl is one week old now and I feel a bit stressed because we can't decide on a name. The husband is very supportive and open for suggestions, I'm the one who feels that no name is "perfect enough". The names we're considering are:

Cordelia - Afraid it will be confused with Cornelia
Adrienne - Unusual, feminine
Lillian - will probably be called Lilly anyway

Names we've decided not to use:
Amelia/Emilia - too common
Lilly - too common
Josephine - I just didn't like it as much as my husband
Philippa - very close relative just named their daughter this
Henriette/Henrietta - Husband said no

We want a feminine name and nothing too out there but not a top 100 name. I thought I'd "know" once I saw her what she'd be called but no... Now I just want to get it over with. So please, any thoughts, suggestions?

exoticfruits Mon 26-Aug-13 07:31:07

Louisa
Susannah
Caroline

num3onway Mon 26-Aug-13 07:38:56

Elodie
Lila

CaptainSweatPants Mon 26-Aug-13 07:39:59

Charlotte
Emily
Anne
Jane
Victoria
Rose

fanjodisfunction Mon 26-Aug-13 07:53:22

I like Cordelia and don't think it will get mixed up.

On a similar vein how about

Camilia?

Longtalljosie Mon 26-Aug-13 08:04:27

Not a top 100 name? I can understand you not wanting a very common name - but really? Are you sure you aren't limiting yourself? Besides, you can choose a very uncommon name and find the next minute a famous book / film character has been given it...

CaptainSweatPants Mon 26-Aug-13 08:05:49

Hermione

FoxyRevenger Mon 26-Aug-13 08:06:32

I think Cordelia is lovely.

I know an Arianna, that's lovely too.

Exhaustipated Mon 26-Aug-13 08:15:19

Agree I don't think Cordelia will get confused with Cornelia. It's lovely! Other ideas:

Serena
Selina
Ariadne
Lydia (poss top 100?)
Beatrice (as above)
Viola
Francesca
Elouise
Antonia
Jemima
Rosanna
Romilly
Greta
Marianne
Mabel
Winnifred

Caip Mon 26-Aug-13 08:16:18

Cordelia is cute and I don't think would get mixed up. I also like Adrienne

Footle Mon 26-Aug-13 08:18:25

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TSSDNCOP Mon 26-Aug-13 08:23:29

Adrienne reminds me of Rocky, but I'm old.

Love Cordelia.

JumpingJackSprat Mon 26-Aug-13 08:24:42

What about claudia? Hard to get that mixed up with anything

HighJinx Mon 26-Aug-13 08:26:43

I also don't think people would confuse Cordelia with Cornelia.

I would think that Adrienne might be mispronounced if that would bother you. I have heard both Add-rienne or and Aid-rienne.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 26-Aug-13 08:28:03

I like adrienne.
Other ideas...Frances, Camille, Georgiana, Arabella
Shame you don't like Josephine its lovely and Josie so sweet

schmee Mon 26-Aug-13 08:28:53

Cordelia is lovely. Claudia also beautiful. Agree with the comments about Adrienne which I don't think has the connotations you are looking for. How about Audrey or Margot? Or is Eleanor too popular?

I love the nn Posy for Josephine, but not sure if that is a bit too twee for you.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 26-Aug-13 08:29:26

Cordelia is lovely, no confusing it with Cornelia! Agree Adrienne liable to mispronounciation. Congrats on your new baby!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Aug-13 08:29:34

Adriana
Ariadne
Hermoine
Clara
Geraldine
Lilias
Cristabel

Of your list cordelia is the best IMO. And I don't think it would get confused with Corneilia. Although I am of the Buffy/Angel generation so know cordelia more than Corneilia.

MortifiedAdams Mon 26-Aug-13 08:30:31

Lilian is my favourite from your list, but I would.use Lil.

Adding -

Florence / Flora
Dorothy
Harriet
Aurelia
Delphine

CreatureRetorts Mon 26-Aug-13 08:30:43

To be honest I wouldn't worry about whether a name is popular or not. Put that aside for a minute and pick a name you like!

orangepudding Mon 26-Aug-13 08:31:04

Francesca
Violet
Penelope
Elizabeth

LoopyLupo Mon 26-Aug-13 08:48:02

Tessa (Tess)

Bearandcub Mon 26-Aug-13 08:50:17

Harriet
Martha
Meredith

BikeRunSki Mon 26-Aug-13 08:52:49

Eleanor
Rosita
Lorelei ( sp?)

chickydoo Mon 26-Aug-13 08:55:28

Antonia
Lizette
Tomasin
Elfreida

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