Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

Girl's name suggestions please

(14 Posts)
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


I like Elizabeth/Libby too.

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


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


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

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

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!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: