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HandragsNGladbags Thu 30-Jan-14 20:58:27

We have 2 DD's, Amelia and Claudia. I didn't notice they both ended with -ia until I was about 6 weeks post partum!

We need another name but many of the ones we agree on have already been taken by friends and family for example


I like Philippa (Pippa), Josephine (Josie), Phoebe, Verity and Madeleine

DH likes Eleanor. That's it.

We don't want something that ends -ia as it will sound matchy I think? But I am running out of ideas for DH who keeps saying we have ages.

We do, I'm only 27 weeks, but he does seem rather relaxed smile

Any ideas on names I haven't thought of?

PartyConfused Thu 30-Jan-14 21:05:52

My favourite is Eleanor. But i like all of your suggestions, especially Madeleine.


HandragsNGladbags Thu 30-Jan-14 21:25:16

DH wont go for Madeleine because he says he can only associate it with Madeleine McCann. Which I think is bonkers.

I wanted Alice for DD1 but DH wouldn't be persuaded.
We have a Charlotte in the family but thank you.

I shan't tell him I have a vote for Eleanor just yet wink

NowPlayingZone Thu 30-Jan-14 21:28:59

Meredith, Ramona, romilly, Cecile, juliette

NowPlayingZone Thu 30-Jan-14 21:29:37

P.s love josephine

fuckwittery Thu 30-Jan-14 21:34:02

Love Phillippa/ Pippa if you're going to stick with the "a" sound at the end. Two of my DDs also have a similiar sounding name which also took me weeks to notice!

fuckwittery Thu 30-Jan-14 21:34:57

Oooh sorry you don't want matchy. Well Pippa is not "ia" but it goes nicely. I like matchy.

Vijac Thu 30-Jan-14 21:37:13

I like Madeline best of those ones but do understand the association. How about Gabriella, Heidi, Orla, Anya, Catherine, Sophie or Natasha?

HandragsNGladbags Thu 30-Jan-14 21:44:38

DH doesn't like Meredith (which I love).

I had forgotten I had Catherine on my list too thank you!

What about Cecily?

bridgetsmum Thu 30-Jan-14 21:46:58


MamaPingu Thu 30-Jan-14 21:53:43

Eleanor or Hannah smile
Lovely names! And not used that often smile

Noggie Thu 30-Jan-14 22:13:05

Cecily lovely smile I have a Martha.... How about Rowan?

BettyMacdonald Fri 31-Jan-14 07:09:16


Good luck! My DH was exactly the same, drove me wild grin

Dilidali Fri 31-Jan-14 07:17:11

Cecilia? She's the patron saint of musicians. Works well with your other DDs' names smile

Dilidali Fri 31-Jan-14 07:18:08

I'm not religious, btw, I just happen to know.

ApplesAndStares Fri 31-Jan-14 08:55:24


YummyMummybee Fri 31-Jan-14 09:39:17


ToffeeJungle Fri 31-Jan-14 09:52:48

I like Madeleine and Eleanor is ok (though think Ellie is quite popular).

Rosa / Rosalie / Rosie / Rosamund / Rosalind
Coraline / Caroline / Carolyn
Juliette / Julia
Polly / Molly / Dolly
Arabella / Anabelle
Georgina / Georgia / Georgiana
Bethan / Bethany / Beth

HandragsNGladbags Fri 31-Jan-14 15:13:35

That's interesting about Cecelia, DH is a muso.

Really like Rachel, Violet, Leonora. We know a Matilada and a Martha so couldn't use them.

ToffeeJungle you have managed to list virtually every name me and DH have discussed for the last two DC. Were you there?! grin

CarlaVeloso Fri 31-Jan-14 15:20:15

Love your girls names btw, they work beautifully together.

HandragsNGladbags Fri 31-Jan-14 15:41:02

Thank you Carla that's a lovely thing to say smile

MoonHare Fri 31-Jan-14 16:34:13

I love Eleanor. Strong and elegant - you don't have to shorten it to Ellie.

Of your other names I like Verity best.

Pippa is OK but I had a childhood friend who's rabbit was called Pippa and I can't disassociate the name from that funny twitchy-nose way that rabbits breathe...but obviously that's just me!

Phoebe is OK as is Josie but Jospehine and Madeline are too longwinded and frilly imo.

Ursula, Thea, Anita, Lucy, Libby, Eliza, Esmé, Imogen, Erin, Lillian, Elsa???

HandragsNGladbags Sat 01-Feb-14 08:31:59

Ursula is lovely! I'll put that on the list thank you

rallytog1 Sat 01-Feb-14 20:11:42

Rebekah - ie a twist on a classic

Slavetominidictator Sat 01-Feb-14 20:15:54

Hearing those two names together reminded me of hearing them together before....... Afraid it was Grant Bovey's daughters - the third one is called Lily. Any good? All lovely names though. Good luck.

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