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If we liked Jemima...

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pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:00:52

Dd is Jemima. We are now expecting dc2 and I'm struggling with girls' names. (We struggled last time too but she came out holding a sign!)

We don't have millions of Jemimas in our neck of the woods, and when people ask what dd is called we've always had really positive responses, like it was a name they'd forgotten about but are pleased to be reminded of.

I like Florence but she'd be one of several in her class as far as I can see.

Quite like Felicity. Also Cecily, maybe...

Riverland Mon 17-Nov-14 15:08:31

Claribel.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:11:14

Isn't that one of Thomas's carriages?!

Riverland Mon 17-Nov-14 15:12:36

Well..isn't jemima a duck? grin

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 17-Nov-14 15:14:46

Felicity is lovely, I have a 12 month old one and we have a similar reaction to you have described to Jemima. People always seem pleasantly surprised to hear it! Also like Cecily.

VanGogh Mon 17-Nov-14 15:15:19

Mrs Tiggywinkle?

misses point of thread entirely

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 17-Nov-14 15:16:31

Matilda?

freelancegirl Mon 17-Nov-14 15:23:11

I don't know but am watching as I had jemima as my number one choice for dc1, who turned out to be a boy and is Sebastian. Still love both of these names. Got a boys one lined up but struggling with girls. Still might be jemima though! One of my others on the list is Natalia but I think I like Jemima better. Naming a second child is hard!

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:24:40

Fair point re the Duck. Mine actually believes her surname to be Puddleduck too grin

I do like Matilda/ Tilly as well.

Bowlersarm Mon 17-Nov-14 15:25:48

I was going to suggest Matilda. Or Tabitha or Harriet.

Riverland Mon 17-Nov-14 15:27:05

Harriet is lovely.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:29:33

I like Harriet but one of dd's little NCT friends is this so I feel it's too close a connection.

Bizarrely I like Marianne - bizarre because I was bullied by one at school, I wonder whether it would always be slightly tainted.

Riverland Mon 17-Nov-14 15:31:36

Marianne is fab! Immediately I think of Sense and Sensibility.

Goes very well with Jemima, I think.

IvyMay Mon 17-Nov-14 15:33:23

Rebecca? Rosalind? Alicia?

Felicity is lovely - was on our list for DD.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:33:31

That's why I like it, riverland smile
That said, she's not a great role model....

Neither is the aforesaid Duck

speedbird17 Mon 17-Nov-14 15:41:35

I do love the name Jemima, (think we are both June 12 mums!) and I also think Felicity is fab. It's the nicknames that get me a bit with Felicity, I'm not keen on Flick or Fliss, but it's quite long not to be shortened!

We are also struggling with another girl name if DC2 is a DD!!

speedbird17 Mon 17-Nov-14 15:42:46

Also think Matilda is a lovely sibling for a Jemima!

lentilpot Mon 17-Nov-14 15:46:41

Hermione?

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 17-Nov-14 15:47:34

Rumbled, speedbird wink

Can you tell I'm having a lazy afternoon?!

speedbird17 Mon 17-Nov-14 15:49:47

Don't blame you Pas! Enjoy your lazy day - I would say mulling over names counts as quite a productive afternoon wink

BlueberryWafer Mon 17-Nov-14 16:19:16

Tabitha or Olive

Sophronia Mon 17-Nov-14 16:30:00

Jemima and....

Kezia
Tabitha
Mahalia
Emmeline
Helena
Alice
Lydia
Beatrice
Clementine
Talitha
Clemency
Eliza
Maria
Ophelia
Henrietta
Cordelia
Francesca
Delphine
Winifred
Martha
Evangeline
Rowena
Aphra
Esther
Thalia
Claudia
Harriet
Keturah
Isidora
Phoebe
Miriam
Susannah

Fifibluebell Mon 17-Nov-14 16:34:33

Cecily is lovely!!!!

jimblejambles Mon 17-Nov-14 16:54:12

3 sisters at my dcs school are Cleo, daphne and Jemima

lisej Mon 17-Nov-14 17:24:17

I love Marianne and it goes perfectly with Jemima. Cecily is nice too, and quite unusual.

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