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Argh just can't find 'the' name:

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lchats Tue 05-Nov-13 18:23:42

So if you've seen my previous posts you know that my unusual name for Dd1 plus a picky list of requirements means that I'm struggling to find a name for dd2.

Here's our not so short list rather than whether you like them or not (as I realise I have an acquired taste smile) but if they 'go with' dd1 called Briar?

Nb by 'match' I am looking for a name that is underrated/unique-ish rather than have a nature/floral theme etc...

Elizabeth (Effie)
Helena (Nell/Leni)
Cassidy (Cassidy)
Julia (Jules)
Hester (Hettie)
Margaret (maggie)

Sorry I know it's long but I am lost and confused and 38 weeks!!!

EerieCompadre Sun 10-Nov-13 08:19:29

When I read the OP I was really hoping that Eira would be on the list as it was the immediate name that jumped out at me as a lovely name to go with Briar. However, it's not there, so in that case I'd definitely say Elis/Eris are another lovely combination.

And I love nina too! You have great taste!

lchats Sat 09-Nov-13 19:16:41

Thx all! How do we feel about Nina?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 08-Nov-13 17:23:14

I'm not keen on the name Effie but think Hester or Ellis would go well with Briar.

Love the name Nancy.

How about Morgan? Or Sydney?

Brodicea Fri 08-Nov-13 14:25:35

I love Hester, but Margot is also nice.

As for Hadley, it happens to be a pretty crappy bit of my old home town so I have bad associations - if you're not from the midlands though, go for it!

BelleOfTheBorstal Fri 08-Nov-13 13:31:02

And on that note, what about Sydney?

BelleOfTheBorstal Fri 08-Nov-13 13:30:13

How about Erin? Goes very well with Briar.
And also maybe Siddalee? She is the principal character in The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Wednesbury Fri 08-Nov-13 13:02:03

I also like Xanthe because the X makes it rather prickly ... just like Briar?!

Wednesbury Fri 08-Nov-13 12:59:40

I think you are talking about a poetic sort of 'match' for Briar? I think that is the reason the more traditional names don't go well, as lovely as some of them are. It is a short name with strong structure and not a traditional 'pretty' name. I think the names like Tanith, Eris and Talitha go for this reason, and also because they don't have lots of different letters, if you see what I mean, which the 'pretty' names have but the 'strong' names don't. I like Talitha because it uses the 'i' and 'a' vowels, and has a repeated consonant 't' in that same way that Briar has the repeated 'r', so that gives it a match (to my mind!). I also like Cassia mentioned above.

Other suggestions: Aster, Seren (two star names there!), or Nina (poss sounds too similar to Briar)?

brackengirl Fri 08-Nov-13 12:41:23

What about:
Elise or

From your list I think
Ellis, Xanthe and Talitha go well, I love Talitha and wish we had considered it longer for DD2. We crossed it off because we thought people might pronounce it like Tabitha rather than Tal-leetha but it is a beautiful name

jobwoes Fri 08-Nov-13 10:39:26

P.S. Have you heard of Emmott Syddall? If not google her - beautiful but sad story.

jobwoes Fri 08-Nov-13 09:39:27

Or Carlisle - nicknames could be Carly or Isla.

jobwoes Fri 08-Nov-13 09:38:29


Gervaise (pronounced 'jur-vace' with the emphasis on 'vace')

jobwoes Fri 08-Nov-13 09:23:40

What about:

Finley (love this for a girl)
Aubrey (still used for boys more than girls here but a top 20 girls name in America)

CuntWagon Thu 07-Nov-13 22:18:43

I like Briar and Xanthe.

lchats Thu 07-Nov-13 22:10:21

Love that idea laregina although this is our 'pickings' no joke.... Pauline, Doris, Geraldine, Susan, Eunice, Cynthia, Hilda.... : /

devonsmummy Thu 07-Nov-13 20:22:58

Harri (Harriet)
Berti (Alberta)

LaRegina Thu 07-Nov-13 19:39:50

My sister had the same problem when she was expecting her DD. She ended up using our Great Grandma's middle name (Della). Not saying you should use that name grin but it might be worth finding out what names go back in your family because you may love one of them and it will also have a lovely meaning for you smile

nevergoogle Thu 07-Nov-13 18:32:38

we like similar names. eris, hester, celia and hadley are on our list.

also iris, adelaide, polly, and amy i that helps.

lchats Thu 07-Nov-13 18:21:03

I LOVE Hadley! ... Unfortunately I know one, my cousin's ds

The only issue of waiting to register to the name is my dd1 I worry no name then suddenly a name will confuse her! : /

Retroformica Thu 07-Nov-13 18:00:01

Nancy is lovely.

Book the registry office for 6 weeks after the birth and in the mean time tell everyone the baby is nameless and try out different names

jobwoes Thu 07-Nov-13 17:24:32

In that case what about Hadley?

lchats Thu 07-Nov-13 16:59:20

No you're prob right Laregina that's my big fear, and I'm due on the 17th confused But nothing else is sitting well either, I'm hoping for a miracle!

LaRegina Thu 07-Nov-13 14:40:34

Completely unhelpful I know, but if none of those names are jumping off the list at you, I would say none of them are 'the' name.

MrsT2007 Thu 07-Nov-13 14:36:09

I have a Lois, it's feminine without being girly. I really struggled with girls names!

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 07-Nov-13 14:09:20

Briar and Felicity
Briar and Helena (Nell/Leni)
Briar and Xanthe
Briar and Carrie
Briar and Stephanie
Briar and Nancy
Briar and Eloise
Briar and Meredith
Briar and Georgina
Briar and Leigh
Briar and Talitha

These are my favourite combinations from your list.

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