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Names without an 'a' sound at the end

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ShiftyEyes Tue 25-Feb-14 15:42:26

Middle name is decided - Veronica.
Surname begins with B and is two syllables
We are struggling with the first name. I like Anna, Clara and Georgia etc but the 'a' sound at the end doesn't go.
I also love the name Eleanor with Nell as nn but I know far too many Ellas and there are two Ellas in the immediate family

manicinsomniac Tue 25-Feb-14 16:22:58

Annie, Alice, Amy, Abbie, Amber, Autumn, April, Arwen, Astrid, Agnes, Audrey, Aubrey, Adele, Avril.

Carys, Cerys, Casey, Carmen, Camryn, Camille, Celeste, Celine, Celyn, Charlotte, Caitlyn, Chloe

Gracie, Georgie, Giselle

Bethan, Elsie, Edith, Erin, Elizabeth, Faith, Florence, Hope, Harriet, Isabel, Iris, Ivy, Imogen, Juliet, Jasmine, Katie, Lucy, Lily, Lauren, Meredith, Madeleine, Maisie, Nicole, Natalie, Phoebe, Ruth, Ruby, Rachel, Sophie, Sadie, Violet, Willow, Xanthe, Yasmin, Zoe.

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Tue 25-Feb-14 16:55:30

Frances? Harriet? Amy? Lauren? Dorothy?

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 25-Feb-14 16:56:23

Ellen

wigglesrock Tue 25-Feb-14 18:45:20

You can have Penelope with a Nell nickname.

Tess
Eve
Niamh
Meabh/ Meave
Margaret/Maggie/Meg
Josephine
Vivienne
Genevieve
Jean
Ruby
Elizabeth
Helen

SilkStalkings Tue 25-Feb-14 21:13:21

Look up French names.

MyNameIsKenAdams Tue 25-Feb-14 21:15:10

Megan
Marie
Wren
Willow
Penny
Phoebe

ShiftyEyes Tue 25-Feb-14 21:51:00

Some lovely suggestions, thankyou. Some are ruled out as too strong family connections, others we don't like as one of us vaguely knew someone at school/work with that name who was a bitch. hmm

Struggling finding one that 'clicks' and that we both agree on.
Shortlist so far
Violet, but not sure on the double V?
Juliet, but don't like Julie
Amelie we both love, but we aren't French so seems a bit try hard
Clarice, watched silence of the lambs too much :/
Beth but don't like Bethany

Sorry if the above rambling offends anyone with that name or child with that name. All suggestions greatly received

ilovevenice Wed 26-Feb-14 00:35:47

Beth is short for Elizabeth - I've never heard of it being short for Bethany though each to their own. I like Juliet as long as the emphasis is on the first syllable not the last. Otherwise there is Juliette! Agree that Clarice definitely still says Silence of the Lambs at least to me...

manicinsomniac Wed 26-Feb-14 02:15:26

You've never heard of Beth short for Bethany?! Every Bethany I've ever known has gone by Beth.

ViviDeBeauvoir Wed 26-Feb-14 03:58:34

Violet veronica is lovely - nickname Vivi wink

Sorry, not very helpful I know!

BlueChampagne Wed 26-Feb-14 12:43:18

Tamsin
Judith
Vashti
Jennifer
Meredith
Rhiannon

The Juliet I know never abbreviates!

AGoodPirate Wed 26-Feb-14 13:01:53

Etta can be short for Juliet. Or Ettie, or Lettie?

fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 13:06:40

Heloise
Clemence

(still too french?)

Bethan if you don't like Bethany??

ToffeeJungle Wed 26-Feb-14 16:02:52

Lauren
Megan
Bethan
Imogen
Ruth
Rachel
Carolyn
Wren
Willow
Isobel
Seren
Frances
Verity
Felicity
Kirsten
Louise
Nicole

TheBigBumTheory Wed 26-Feb-14 16:10:29

Xanthe

BlueBirdy Wed 26-Feb-14 19:18:42

Taryn smile

Amelie is lovely and wouldn't have thought it was 'too' french to use here. I know of an 'Amily' but I prefer the traditional spelling.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Wed 26-Feb-14 19:32:08

Why is the 'a' at hte end a problem?

Anna Veronica B_ sound brilliant to me!

Is it because of something we don't know about the surname? If it's just because Veronica also ends with an 'a' - no, that isn't a problem, it sounds brilliant in fact.

Bowlersarm Wed 26-Feb-14 19:37:08

OP - why doesn't the 'a' at the end not go?

If it's because Veronica does, I wouldn't worry. First and second names aren't very often used together. I would much rather chose a first name I loved as it is much more important.

Bowlersarm Wed 26-Feb-14 19:39:01

(Oh sorry, it took me a long time to type and cross posted with Bruno, not copying her idea, honest!)

momb Wed 26-Feb-14 19:42:50

If you like Beth then go for Elizabeth and use Beth as the diminutive.

ShiftyEyes Thu 27-Feb-14 08:06:29

Elizabeth is a lovely name, my cousin has that name (nn Lizzy) and although I love her I don't want to give DD the same name.

I just thought the 'a' was a bit of a mouthful
Anna Veronica B___
Clara Veronica B___
Georgia Veronica B___

Surname is a 'normal' surname nothing to clash with any name that I have found so far.

Perhaps I'm overthinking this? The middle name will indeed rarely be used. Perhaps when DD is in trouble, well that's how it worked when I was growing up - full name including the Sunday version of my first name when I had done something wrong!

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