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A sister for Helena?

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TeelaBrown Sun 02-Feb-14 20:42:21

Need to find a sister name for Helena/Nell, i.e. goes with both names or has a nickname that goes with Nell. These are my faves but not sure any of them are 'the one'. Can you suggest anything? THanks

Helena and Bryony
Helena and Claudia
Helena and Florence
Helena and Frances
Helena and Iris
Helena and Johanna
Helena and Julia
Helena and Louisa
Helena and Meredith

Lemon1234 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:22:20

Helena and Tessa. Nell and Tess
Helena and Evelyn. Nell and Evie

Leeds2 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:33:10

Helena and Elizabeth.

Helena and Niamh.

From your list, OP, I prefer Helena and Iris, or Helena and Meredith. I love Iris!

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sun 02-Feb-14 21:34:36

I read Helena and the first name that came into my head was Annabelle

Helena and Hermione if you don't mind alliterative (it's bother me tbh)
Helena and Penelope
Helena and Cassandra
Helena and Catherine
Helena and Georgiana

Helena and Louisa = sweet; also Helena and Florence.

hatebeak Sun 02-Feb-14 22:54:01

Love all your list except Florence and Louisa. You don't see Bryony often, it's nice. Julia, Meredith and Iris my other favourites. How about Susannah? Nell and Susie? Helena and Susannah? Or Rosamund?

soontobeslendergirl Sun 02-Feb-14 22:55:54


TeelaBrown Mon 03-Feb-14 10:28:43

Thanks all.

Yes, I also like:
Cassandra/Cassie, although the story of her namesake bothers me a bit! I have considered Cassia as an alternative, just not sure if people would mispronounce it. No-one said they like Claudia then!

Rosalind/Ros, but not sure about Rosie, which I guess it will get shortened to.

I like Susannah, but not sure if it's a bit dated? Same with Johanna and Louisa really...

Love Beatrice, but I've already used that as a middle name!

Also really like Julia, but it's the name of a living relative so I'm not sure.

Monkeyandanimal Mon 03-Feb-14 10:29:34

i love claudia!

soontobeslendergirl Mon 03-Feb-14 10:34:23


BlackberryandNettle Mon 03-Feb-14 10:36:24

Helena and Sophia?
Helena and Livia?
Helena and Athena?
Helena and Scarlet?
Helena and Iona?
Helena and Josephine?
Helena and Jocasta/Cassia?

I like Florence, Louisa and Claudia from your list.

BlueChampagne Mon 03-Feb-14 12:10:23


Do love Meredith.

KatoPotato Mon 03-Feb-14 12:13:09


BlueChampagne Mon 03-Feb-14 12:13:39


Susannah is lovely.

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 03-Feb-14 22:27:31

I love Helena and Louisa, and Helena and Josephine.

How about
Helena and Katrina
Helena and Madeleine
Helena and Isobel
Helena and Jasmine

WhiteHairReally Mon 03-Feb-14 22:53:55

Love Helena. DS was to be Helena. His now v elderly sister (in MN terms) is Grace, which of course is now way too mainstream.

Love Meredith - nn Merry - 'Merry and Nell'

Love Frances - although 'Fanny and Nell' doesn't have quite the ring for these modern times!

Helena and Maud - bear with me, 'Nell and Maudie', just lovely.

Helena and Miriam -Nell and Mim.

or there's the Shakespearean line to follow, as Helena is a heroine of his. I'll miss out Hermia, as she and Helena are sidekicks. You've got Rosalind already - lovely name, but it will be nicknamed to Ros. And you've used Beatrice. Some are perhaps too mainstream- Olivia, Imogen, Isabella...

But there's Viola, Portia, Hermione, Juliet, Cordelia, Cressida (reservations, just a horrid play!), Miranda (too 'flowery' perhaps, looking at your other names?) and what about Celia? Very much in the Helena area,namewise.

WhiteHairReally Mon 03-Feb-14 22:56:57


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baskingseals Tue 04-Feb-14 07:01:24

Love Helena.
What about






TeelaBrown Tue 04-Feb-14 15:22:27

WhiteHair - funnily enough I did look at Shakespearean names... I didn't intentionally give DD1 them, but once I realised I figured it was a good theme! Maybe I'll look at all those names again. I love Celia and considered it for DD but our surname is very sibilant, so not sure we can use it! I like Clara too but a good friend has used it. It's so tough!

NadiaWadia Tue 04-Feb-14 16:16:23

I like Julia best from your list, and it just seems to go well with Helena.

kasbah72 Tue 04-Feb-14 16:33:00

Helena and Iris sound great together.
What about
Helena and Margot
Helena and Marisa
Helena and Phoebe
Helena and Sarah
Helena and Amy
Helena and Amelia
Helena and Rebecca
Helena and Rachel
Helena and Francesca
Helena and Thea
Helena and Willow
Helena and Natasha
Helena and Harriet
Helena and Vivien
Helena and Charlotte

traininthedistance Thu 06-Feb-14 00:16:38

Helena and Lucy
Helena and Francesca
Helena and Isobel
Helena and Juliet
Helena and Charlotte
Helena and Laura
Helena and Camilla
Helena and Christabel

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