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Long frilly girls name to go with lysander

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Dixy30 Sun 01-Dec-13 19:57:20

I am new so please be nice!
If you don't like long or fancy names stop reading now!!

My daughter has an unusual frilly girls name like Arabella (don't want this to be google able)and my son is called Lysander.

Pregnant with a girl. Always loved Cassandra - wanted similarly classic/ faux arisocratic/ Shakespearian/ Greek themed name. Then realised the 'sand' sound is exactly like Lysander. Also love Ariadne but too close to daughters name.

Husband likes Genevieve but the 'Jen' nickname isn't very exciting.

Any ideas? Also like perdita but don't love it enough.

Thanks ! grin

telsa Mon 02-Dec-13 15:08:16

I think Priscilla is the frilliest name there is. Or Felicity. But if you are talking poshwise, my faves are Hepzibah and Cosima.

diplodocus Mon 02-Dec-13 15:10:39


kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 02-Dec-13 15:17:06

Aurelia or Alethea are pretty.

CuntyBunty Mon 02-Dec-13 18:07:26

Cordelia, Yes to Felicity or I do like Verity too.

Thanks OP, I never had a girl and am living vicariously through you choosing virtual girls names.

ClaraBarton Mon 02-Dec-13 18:37:49


brokenhearted55a Mon 02-Dec-13 20:25:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dixy30 Mon 02-Dec-13 22:04:19

Wow so many replies and lots of wonderful choices, thank you!

PatriciaHolm Mon 02-Dec-13 22:12:09

Melisande, tzipora?

TheRaniOfYawn Mon 02-Dec-13 22:37:39

If DS had been a girl, he would have been Ginevera, shortened to Juno, which would probably work for Genevieve, too.

Other names I liked were Persis, Persephone, Beatrice, Allegra, Magdalene and Isobel.

JimmieBimmie Tue 03-Dec-13 09:11:01


Beastofburden Tue 03-Dec-13 09:17:26

You might just want to check out the name for the associations. A lot of the frilliest names are from classical myth and the original owners may have had rather sad or gruesome stories.

Be aware that any child called Persephone will get called Percy at school...

Alexandra would be my pick.

AbiRoad Tue 03-Dec-13 09:18:10

I bizarrely know a number of Genevieves. None of the parents wanted the Gen/Jenny nicknames, so they have the following nicknames (all concidentally different) which seem to be sticking at school (although the middle 2 are just as often called by their full name)
Genie (which "looks" like an appropriate nn written down but obviously sounds completely different from the first syllable of the name, although still sweet).

DuPanettoneDuVinDuFromage Tue 03-Dec-13 09:40:19

I love almost all of these names!

There's another one I really like - Felicia

Spaghettinetti Tue 03-Dec-13 10:07:34

Tzipora is an alcoholic beverage..

PatriciaHolm Tue 03-Dec-13 10:17:25

Do you mean Tsipouro, Spag?

Tzipora is a biblical name (can also be spelt Zipporah, which us how it's pronounced)

17leftfeet Tue 03-Dec-13 10:35:12

I love Persephone

Couldn't persuade exdp though as we have a long surname

Littlemisstax Tue 03-Dec-13 17:06:17

I love Hermia, but possibly a bit too Midsummer Night's Dream as you've got a Lysander

CuntyBunty Tue 03-Dec-13 18:35:57


Lebkuchenlover Tue 03-Dec-13 18:41:45

Love Lysander!


everythinghippie29 Tue 03-Dec-13 18:48:46

Love Lysander!

Think the only two Shakespeare related names not mentioned yet are Desdemona (Dessie, Dee or Mona for short) or Portia, but it might be a bit 'car' like...

Might have missed it being mentioned already - but Hermione?

girliefriend Tue 03-Dec-13 20:56:56







looki Thu 05-Dec-13 09:29:26

I adore Allegra but wouldn't consider it a frilly name. Same with Theodora and many of the others listed.

I think a frilly name has go have an unnecessary long spelling such as Isabelle rather than Isabel/Isobel but that is just my own take on it.

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