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Dd2 on the way- help!

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eddiesgl1 Tue 18-Nov-14 09:29:56

I'm imminently due my second daughter but my OH & I are struggling to stick on a name we love this time. We had Harriet for DD1 and decided on this fairly early. This time, it seems we can't agree and nothing jumping out! What do you think of our shortlist so far and any other suggestions welcome (please!) We have a short F surname and I like classic names that I could see on a 'cool indie chick' that aren't too popular

Iris - top choice at the mo, not heard of where we live
Hannah- like this but since we added to list have heard a lot
Edie- do like but would prefer as a nn (OH doesn't like Edith)
Beatrice - OH doesn't love (too royal!) but I love Bea (though maybe too short with our surname)

Thanks lovely mnet-ers. Love the suggestions you come up with on other boards, hoping with my specifics above you can help me too! smile

loislines Tue 18-Nov-14 09:40:06

Iris and Beatrice are lovely. Not sure about Hannah with Harriet, but if the H H doesn't bother you then it does go well. I don't really like Edie on its own.

loislines Tue 18-Nov-14 09:41:33

Martha
Rachel
Juliet
Faye
Anna
Alice

eddiesgl1 Tue 18-Nov-14 10:23:16

Alice is lovely from your suggestions Loislines. Faye would be too alliterative with our surname though...

loislines Tue 18-Nov-14 10:29:57

Ah yes, should have read your post properly!

carbolicsoaprocked Tue 18-Nov-14 11:59:08

Eden, could be shortened to Edie if you wanted.
Isla
Iona
Skye
Pheobe
Ruth
Aleta (pronounced Aleeta)
Nyla
Astrid

Legionofboom Tue 18-Nov-14 12:40:43

I know two Harriets with sisters called Imogen.

charlyn Tue 18-Nov-14 12:49:31

Really love Iris with Harriet. Other ideas..

Beth
Clara
Hazel
Ivy
Lydia
Estella
Adele
Rose
Maggie
Nancy
Pippa

eddiesgl1 Tue 18-Nov-14 12:53:58

Carbolicksoaprocked I liked Phoebe early on but hubby says all he thinks of is phoebe on Friends doing her silly run! He is being uber picky confused I think Astrid is a cool name,like that. legionofboom - Imogen also one I like & it does go well with Harriet but not sure I have that immediate love. Nn Gen maybe?

loislines Tue 18-Nov-14 12:57:03

Oooo, Hazel is lovely. I wanted that this time round for a girl but it's too similar to DD1's name. Hazel and Harriet gets my vote.

eddiesgl1 Tue 18-Nov-14 12:58:03

Charlyn -Clara is lovely. Nancy lovely too but one of my bffs has used this already& would rather go for a unique name in my circle. Have a family member with a boss called Adele-lets just day it doesn't conjure the happiest images in my house!

DeeBee19 Tue 18-Nov-14 13:03:13

Iris - lovely
Hannah - bit dull
Edie - lovely
Beatrice - nice but quite royal!

If you like Bea have you read the other thread running on this? Lots of suggestions of other 'Bea' names without Beatice as the full name...

baskingseals Tue 18-Nov-14 14:55:32

You could have Eden as the full name for Edie. I love Edie.

daholster Tue 18-Nov-14 15:03:37

I love Eden (would love it for a boy but dh says no sulk) and Iris is cool. Astrid is cool too! Stella is a pretty name too, meaning "star".

I think Edie will be quite popular soon. Personally don't like Hannah but is my own opinion and probably influenced by past social experiences! Funnily enough I like Beatrice but not Bea.

Might be way out of turn but I think Lorelei is very cool and would go with a short surname.

I like Sylvie a lot but vetoed by dh!

Friends called their dd Daphne. 2 yrs later I'm still not sure? But could be the sort of name you mean?

Well, there's all my thoughts splurged on the paper!!!

daholster Tue 18-Nov-14 15:05:23

Oh and by the way Edwina can be Edie. Think Ab Fab! Or maybe don't...!

Sophronia Tue 18-Nov-14 15:21:16

Cecily
Lila
Ramona
Greta
Mattea
Romy
Frances
Alix
Martha
Vivien
Rosa
Tamsin

Sophronia Tue 18-Nov-14 15:22:11

Iris is my favourite from your shortlist, it's lovely.

eae123 Tue 18-Nov-14 18:57:28

My name is Harriet and my sisters name is Alice, people always commented on how our names matched together! smile

ashesandfire Tue 18-Nov-14 19:10:03

From your list I really like Iris with Harriet.
From other suggestions I think Alice, Imogen and Martha are also great fits. Or Eliza?
You could use Meredith with nn Edie?

DrElizabethPlimpton Tue 18-Nov-14 19:18:24

Astrid is a very pretty name.

burgatroyd Tue 18-Nov-14 19:20:42

Della, Athena, Saskia, India, Clarice, Tamar, Roisin, Tabitha, Noemi, Laney, Vera

burgatroyd Tue 18-Nov-14 19:22:13

Iris and Beatrice my faces from your list

Really like Edie and far prefer it to Edith. Love Harriet.

Adele / Adela
Naomi
Maeve
Hermione
Clover

SnoringNorma Wed 19-Nov-14 02:04:13

Iris is my favourite girls name at the moment. Lovely

TsukuruTazaki Wed 19-Nov-14 02:13:20

Like iris best from your list but all nice.

More ideas:

Cora
Annika
Daria
Meredith
Merran
Zara
Nina
Vivienne
Willow
Ellen or Eleanor
Lucy
June
Alexandra
Louisa

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