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Ideas needed for girls names please!

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1morecupofcoffee Sat 22-Nov-14 08:02:23

Hi there

I am only 22 weeks pregnant so not getting too desperate yet, but we are having trouble finding any girls' names we agree on.

My choices so far, all vetoed by DP, are:
Mairi
Rosa or Rosalie
Beth
Billie
Frankie

DP's choices, which I like but have various reasons for objecting to, are:
Eva (this is my boss's daughter's name)
Bella (too much to live up to)
Emma (nice but a bit boring)

The baby's big sister is Jessie, middle name will (if I get my choice!) be Morag, and surname begins with F.

Any suggestions welcome

Aimielea Sat 22-Nov-14 09:13:51

Emily
Marnie
Adele
Evelyn
Isabelle
Annabelle
Alice
Edie- as an alternative to Evie
Mollie

moxon Sat 22-Nov-14 10:14:47

I think you need a three or four syllable name to precede Morag. So Rosalie Morag sounds better than Rosa Morag. Instead of Emma, how about Emily?

florascotia Sat 22-Nov-14 10:36:26

Morna or Muirenn or Marsaili rather than Mairi?
Rosalind or Rosamund or Roseanna rather than Rosa/Rosalie?
Elspeth rather than Beth?
Frances or Francesca rather than Frankie (nicknames will develop naturally)

Ishbel or Christabel or Mirabel rather than Bella?
Emmeline rather than Emma?

Helena?
I know Alison is not fashionable but I rather like it
Christina (Chrissie, Kirsty ... or Gaelic spellings)
I hesitate to suggest it, but Flora?

1morecupofcoffee Sat 22-Nov-14 11:22:15

Thanks very much for the suggestions smile

Of the ones suggested so far, I like Isabelle/Ishbel - would probably prefer Isabella to either though - and Helena. I agree that three syllables (and probably also not starting with M) would sound a lot better if Morag is the middle name - unfortunately DP is much keener on shorter names, but hopefully with a great name I could convince him. Wish I could convince him on Rosalie but he is very opposed!!

We've been doing a bit more thinking, and have come up with a few more (pretty tentative) ideas:

Ones I like are:
Susannah
Coralie
Elise

Ones that he likes are:
Maia
Amber

Ones we both like:
Celeste
Serena

I think a not-too-over-the-top three syllable name with a good one/two syllable nickname might be what we need

AriaBanjo Sat 22-Nov-14 11:24:14

Mairi is my favourite from your list, but I also really like Emma.

avocadotoast Sat 22-Nov-14 11:36:54

I love Rosa/Rosalie, shame you can't talk him round!

I agree with Isabella as a suggestion though - still pretty, and not as much to live up to as Bella smile

1morecupofcoffee Sat 22-Nov-14 11:44:12

Thanks Aria and avocado - yes Mairi was my absolute first choice (even though it would have ruled out Morag as middle name), with Rosalie a strong second, still a bit gutted about those! ah well...

florascotia Sat 22-Nov-14 11:44:38

I really like your suggestion of Serena. Selina is also nice.
Could you have Rosa or Rosalie as an extra middle name, perhaps? For eg, Serena Rosalie Morag....

manicinsomniac Sun 23-Nov-14 12:06:40

3 syllables with Nickname potential:

Annabel (Annie)
Adelaide (Ada)
Alana (Lana)
Abigail (Abbie)
Alyssa (Ali)
Alexis (Alex/Lexi)
Amanda (Mandy)
Bethany (Beth/Bethan)
Beatrice (Bea)
Caroline (Caz/Carrie)
Catriona (Cat)
Cassandra (Cassie)
Clarissa (Callie)
Danielle (Danni)
Eleanor (Ellie/Nell)
Evelyn (Eve/Evie)
Eliza (Liza/Ellie)
Francesca (Frankie/Kessa)
Georgina (Georgie/Gina)
Gabrielle (Gabbi)
Genevieve (Genna)
Harriet (Hattie)
Imogen (Immy/Imo)
India (Indie)
Josephine (Josie)
Jacqueline (Jackie)
Jocelyn (Joss)
Katherine (Katie/Kitty)
Lillian (Lily)
Lucinda (Lucy)
Lydia (Lyddie)
Nicola (Nikki)
Natalie (Nat/Tally)
Natasha (Nat/Tash/Tasha)
Philippa (Pippa)
Rebecca (Becca/Becky/Rivkah)
Rhiannon (Ria)
Samantha (Sam)
Stephanie (Steph/Seffy)
Savannah (Vannah)
Sabrina (Rina)
Tabitha (Tabby)
Teresa (Tessa)
Vanessa (Ness/Nessie)

JakeyBurd Sun 23-Nov-14 15:44:00

Rosabel? Then you have Rosie or Bella as short options. Have to say U love the sound of Elspeth Morag!

SkyHighWhy Sun 23-Nov-14 21:02:44

How about:

Alison Morag (Ally)
Alicia Morag (Ally)
Catriona Morag (Cat)
Catherine Morag (Cath)
Elizabeth Morag (Liz/Beth/ Libby)
Fiona Morag (Fee / Fifi)
Jemima Morag (Jem/Jemmy/Mima)
Jessica Morag (Jess / Jez)
Laura Morag
Lorna Morag
Rosalind Morag (Roz)
Shona Morag

BlueChampagne Mon 24-Nov-14 22:35:18

Ailsa or Iona?

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