Really struggling with girls names, thoughts and suggestions appreciated

(31 Posts)
roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 11:10:38

I'm 38 weeks and haven't a clue what to call it if its a girl. Hoping its a boy because I have that name sorted. I want a strong female name.

I quite like Frances - but don't like the nickname frankie and DH not massively keen.

DH likes Delphine & Cecille but I'm not keen on the nicknames and not sure if strong enough IYKWIM.

Names I had last time were Frida & Olive but I've gone off these for some reason.

Any suggestions massively appreciated as time is running out! (DS came at 38+2)

AurorasShoes Wed 25-Sep-13 12:04:30

All the names you mention are on my long list so you may like Alexandra, Stella or Astrid

BlueChampagne Wed 25-Sep-13 12:08:47

Corinna
Tamsin
Meredith
Meryl
Vashti

Can you tell us your DS's name? It might help.

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 12:37:46

My DS is called Ernest

Tavv Wed 25-Sep-13 13:05:10

Melissa
Beatrice
Olivia
Ruby
Seren
Juliet
Elodie
Vanessa
Natalie
Anna
Ivy
Coralie
Jessica
Adele
Georgina
Sophia
Harriet
Rowena
Viola

manicinsomniac Wed 25-Sep-13 13:13:43

Astrid, Ann, Agnes, Beatrice, Bridget, Christine, Carys, Celeste, Diane, Ellen, Evelyn, Erin, Esther, Florence, Fiona, Faith, Grace, Genesis, Heather, Harper, Harriet, Hope, Imogen, Isabel, Juliet, Josephine, Jocelyn, Jacqueline, Kate, Kathryn, Karen, Lillian, Louise, Margaret, Miriam, Megan, Morgan, Nicole, Nadine, Pearl, Paige, Peyton, Quinn, Ruth, Rose, Robyn, Rhiann, Seren, Susan, Simone, Shannon, Sorrell, Tess, Vivian.

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 17:42:00

Alexis
Anna
Bridget
Esme
Faith
Georgia
Greer
Leah
Leonie
Madeleine
Marianne
Rachel
Tess
Xanthe

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 18:34:45

Linden
Meredith
love baby name threads! grin

Also love Tamsin, suggested up-thread. got a bit of a girl crush on Tamsin Greig

learnasyougo Wed 25-Sep-13 19:12:05

Eleanor
Imogen
Harriet
Jessica
Mathilda
Iris
Victoria
Charlotte
Philippa

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 19:35:48

Thanks folks - still struggling I'm afraid.

If you were to pick out of Frances, delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 19:38:39

Ps I also like Ivy but think it is too popular. Like Esther but know someone who is very annoying with that name! Iris is likely to be a middle name. Also like Brigitte, Josephine, margot but DH has veto'd

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 19:39:28

Avoid Delphine because that's the donkey in Peppa Pig.

Fran is a nickname for Frances (not Frankie), but I really wouldn't choose a name for a nickname. Nicknames are formed with time, by others usually.

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 19:41:00

From your list I'd pick Frances.

Spottybra Wed 25-Sep-13 19:43:59

Eleanor after Eleanor of Aquitaine
Rose (beautiful flower but it has thorns too).

RalphtheTimid Wed 25-Sep-13 19:47:40

Francine

mrsdowneyjnr Wed 25-Sep-13 19:58:18

Ernest and Lydia
Ernest and Florence

I like Francis but watching game if cards and just see Kevin spacey

CPtart Wed 25-Sep-13 20:00:11

Natalie
Erin
Erica
Louisa
Alicia
Georgina

Would choose Frances from yours if pushed.

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 20:02:05

If you were to pick out of Frances, delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

Frances

cherrytomato40 Wed 25-Sep-13 20:08:18

I actually love Frances. The only reason I didn't use it is that I am a northerner living down south and the thought of everyone pronouncing the name differently to me, i.e Frarnces, put me off!

AurorasShoes Wed 25-Sep-13 23:22:22

If you were to pick out of Frances, Delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

Cecile (although, just to be difficult, I would have Cecily)

In order of preference:
Cecille
Delphine
Frances
Frida
Olive

Mumblyboo Wed 25-Sep-13 23:26:16

Olive

kiwik Thu 26-Sep-13 03:30:15

Frances from your list.

I also love Beatrix (but not Beatrice), Cecily, Ingrid, and Leonora.

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:35:52

I met a Vivien the other day and keep thinking what a beautiful name it is smile I have a Frances and love both this form and the shortened Frankie. We also considered:
Bonnie
Estella
Aurora
Clara
Eliza

Good luck!

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:38:18

Oh and Olive I loves to but OH vetoed it sad

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:38:32

Loved

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