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bakingtins Tue 11-Feb-14 12:50:47

24 weeks pregnant with pink bump after 3 miscarriages smile Original suggestions that she be called Clexane (after the meds I was on) will really not do!
I have 2 boys with top 50 fairly traditional biblical names, we are Christians so whilst it doesn't have to be biblical we have good associations with those names.

I like Miriam and Elizabeth (Libby) at the moment. DH likes Bryony. Our boys have a middle name after great grandparents, but for girls that gives us Margaret, Nellie, Christine and Helen, and none of them have lived long enough to be a feature in our lives, never mind the great-grandchildren.
I like Iris as a middle name - it means 'rainbow' but would not use it as a first name as we have a small acquaintance called Iris.
Surname begins with R so probably discount R names, DH would never let me have Reuben for a boy in case the poor child had a lisp!

Suggestions or comments, please?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 11-Feb-14 13:24:40

Talitha
Susanna
Naomi
Martha

I like Elizabeth/Libby too.

BlueChampagne Tue 11-Feb-14 13:27:22

Esther
Vashti
Mary/Marie

LizLemongrass Tue 11-Feb-14 13:32:55

Miriam jemima susanna naomi -lovely
Bryony - hmm. I know it's welsh and quite posh but godit's fugly.

winterhat Tue 11-Feb-14 13:49:17

Abigail
Phoebe
Sarah
Susannah
Victoria
Holly
Catherine
Zoe
Stella
Anna
Rebecca
Sophia
Eve
Ruby
Bethany
Hannah
Julia

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 11-Feb-14 13:51:02

Catherine
Georgia
Harriet
Rachel
Eleanor nn Nell

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 11-Feb-14 13:51:41

Out of im your suggestions I like Elizabeth nn Libby best I know one and she's adorable smile

bakingtins Tue 11-Feb-14 17:57:52

Thank you everyone. We have Katharine and Hannah in the family. DH's other suggestion is Anna, which I like but is too similar to Hannah. He has suggested Bryony for every pregnancy, can't see the attraction myself.
Ruby, Rebecca and Rachel are out due to surname.
I like Naomi and Abigail so they are possibles, also like Bethany but that is a friend's DD.

NightCircus Tue 11-Feb-14 22:58:28

Miriam Iris is really nice

Dinah
Eve
Grace
Julia
Leah
Lydia
Phoebe
Susie (Susannah)

cece Tue 11-Feb-14 23:05:02

Biblical names with Bible reference

Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 25:3 - the father's joy.

Angela (Greek) - Gen. 16:7 - Angelic.

Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives.

Bethany (Hebrew) - Matt. 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction.

Chloe (Greek) - 1 Cor. 1:11 - green herb.

Claudia (Latin) - 2 Tim. 4:21 - lame.

Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee.

Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.

Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God.

Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden.

Eva (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.

Eve (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.

Faith (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:13 - loyalty; belief.

Grace (Latin) - Prov. 3:34 - favor; blessing.

Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief.

Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - handsome as the day.

Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord.

Joy (Old French, Latin) - Heb. 1:9 - happiness.

Judith (Hebrew) - Gen. 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession.

Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair.

Leah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:16 - weary; tired.

Lois (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - better.

Lydia (Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool.

Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking.

Mary (Hebrew) - Matt. 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness.

Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted.

Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.

Naomi (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:2 - beautiful; agreeable.

Phoebe (Greek) - Rom. 16:1 - shining; pure.

Rachel (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:6 - sheep.

Rebecca (Hebrew) - Gen. 22:23 - fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased.

Rose (Latin) - Song of Sol. 2:1 - a rose.

Ruby (English) - Exodus 28:17 - the red gemstone.

Ruth (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:4 - drunk; satisfied.

Sarah (Hebrew) - Gen. 17:15 - lady; princess; princess of the multitude.

Susanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - lily; rose; joy.

Susannah (Hebrew) - Luke - lily; rose; joy.

Tabitha (Aramaic)- Acts 9:36 - clear-sighted; a roe-deer.

Tamara (Hebrew) - Gen. 38:6 - palm or date palm; palm-tree.

Victoria (Latin) - Deut. 20:4 - victory.

Zina (Greek) - 1 Chron. 23:10 - shining; going back.

NinjaCow Wed 12-Feb-14 00:30:24

I like Susannah smile and Samia.

natandmat Wed 12-Feb-14 07:14:23

I love Phoebe, and Phoebe Iris sounds gorgeous!

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 12-Feb-14 09:40:47

I vote Phoebe Iris too, shining rainbow smile

bakingtins Wed 12-Feb-14 12:18:42

Phoebe Iris is indeed gorgeous, we do have a friend with a Phoebe though...will suggest it to DH.
Thanks to cece for the very comprehensive list!
I do worry a bit about the meanings of Miriam, but having looked into it, Miriam in the bible was named as she was born into a time of bitterness, and the 'rebellion' but was her standing up against her oppressors, so not a bad thing at all. It can also mean "longed for child" which seems very appropriate in the circumstances.
Joanna is one I hadn't considered, DH would probably like that since he likes Hannah and Anna. Too close to our niece Hana? I guess would be shortened to Jo or Joey.
I think DH would be more persuadable on Libby though..

Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions or comments, keep them coming!

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