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Winter names for a girl ?

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skybluedaze Fri 01-Nov-13 23:33:37

Any ideas for a winter inspired name for a girl ? It can't be related to flowers or leaves so Holly and Ivy are sadly not options....

Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 12:35:52

Viola (from Twelfth Night)

CordeliaRose Sat 02-Nov-13 12:57:34

I was going to suggest Stella - but you beat me to it Yika
Also Seren, which is Welsh for star, and Eirlys (snowdrop).

babybellsmum Sat 02-Nov-13 13:10:05

Hester - Gaelic for star
Clara - from the nutcracker apparently
Robyn - our lg 's name. It really suits her and wouldn't change it but did find as a little baby we'd have to say 'with a y' so people didn't think she was a boy!

skybluedaze Sat 02-Nov-13 18:23:52

Oooh thank you...I adore Stella but have been put off by friends who instantly say lager. Hester also very appealing and I think Yuki is beautiful but perhaps wouldn't stand up to English playgrounds. Christmas - certainly not now ( see above ) although I laughed a lot... Neve is gorgeous, particularly with our surname.... Does it mean snow or am I getting confused with neige ???!

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:37:25

Eirlys is welsh for snowdrop. Endzela is Georgian for same. I'd have used one of these if Jan DS1 was a girl. Lumi is nice too - don't think I'd use it, as I don't like Luna either and they're similar. It is Finnish for snow. Lumikello is snow drop in Finnish I think.

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:40:29

Neve is Italian I think. While Neige would be French.

buttercrumble Sat 02-Nov-13 21:04:44


Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 22:31:38

I think Neve is actually a variant of Niamh - which doesn't have a winter meaning - apparently 'bright' or 'beautiful' - but the spelling is the same as the Spanish word for snow.
Pretty tenuous connection but I'm trying to think laterally, and I think it's a pretty name. smile

Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 22:33:15

Sorry, Italian, onlyentropy is right.

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 00:02:36

Freya/Frigga is the Norse Yule goddess
Rhiannon/Rhianydd (Ree-ann-ith) goddess of winter solstice
Demeter/Persephone- linked to the changing of the seasons

steppemum Sun 03-Nov-13 00:05:30

I thought Thalia meant blossom, so not winter?

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 03-Nov-13 00:13:46

Eira - Snow (welsh)

Eirwen - Snow white

Seren - star

Neve - snow (italian)

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 00:42:26

Oooh thought of some more...

Paloma-means dove

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 03-Nov-13 00:50:03

Clearly you can't call the baby Frigga.

bunnybing Sun 03-Nov-13 00:57:54

Oh I think Frigga would be a lovely name!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 03-Nov-13 00:59:44

To frig means to erm, masturbate.
As in the rugby song 'frigging in the rigging'
Please don't. Freya is lovely though.

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 01:07:23

I named Frigga more as a reference point because Freya is a lesser known name of that Goddess. I agree, don't call her Frigga

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 03-Nov-13 01:18:09

I know, I linked to Norse and winter goddess site up thread with Freya/Frigga. It's a shame it now means what it does in UK slang! But noooo....

hashtagwhatever Sun 03-Nov-13 01:30:28

eve (as in Christmas)
avery (Christmas elf)

skybluedaze Sun 03-Nov-13 08:55:36

Don't worry Trucks.... Baby Frigga definitely not an option. Thanks for some great ideas - I love Gabriella and am still very keen on Neve ( to rhyme with Eve - even if it's misspelling the Irish name and the wrong pronunciation of the Italian ...)

myron Sun 03-Nov-13 09:03:30

Carol or variations derived from that

comewinewithmoi Sun 03-Nov-13 09:09:31


BumpAndGrind Sun 03-Nov-13 17:48:48

My 10 day old DD is Celyn, she was due Dec 23rd but came 9 weeks early!

It is indeed Welsh for Holly.

OddFrog Sun 03-Nov-13 17:56:50

How about Sylvia? It fits with the 'sylvester' period, I like the connotations of the silvery sound as it makes me think of frost on the trees and of course fits with the 'forest' meaning. Our DD is Sylvia Neve since it snowed while she was being born and we liked Niamh, but preferred a phonetic spelling, so although the pronunciation is different for the snow meaning, we've adjusted it to suit ourselves!

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 03-Nov-13 18:54:14


Nothin' wrong with Frigga.


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