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Help me find a name like Alice

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HollyHx Sun 30-Nov-14 15:31:39

I love the name Alice – its classic, works for any age group and (I don’t think) too popular. DH on the other hand can’t get over the fact he knew an Alice at university who he, and most of his friends all had a fling with…

So, we have been trying to think of other girls names. On the shortlist are the following, but none of them are quite as good as Alice for me.

Abigail
Bridget
Emma
Imogen
Natasha
Eva

What do you think of the shortlist and can you think of any others?

I’m not keen on names ending in ‘y’.

Middle names are sorted and will be family names.

If it helps, our boy name shortlist is Matthew or Joseph.

summerlovingliz Sun 30-Nov-14 15:33:04

How about Heidi?

summerlovingliz Sun 30-Nov-14 15:33:37

Not keen on Bridget

summerlovingliz Sun 30-Nov-14 15:34:29

Like Eva best smile

AnnieEdison Sun 30-Nov-14 15:34:55

Your list is very similar to ours - DH loved Alice but I wasn't so sure (similar reason to your DH's)

We also liked Elizabeth, Emma, Catherine, Rebecca

Clobbered Sun 30-Nov-14 15:36:11

Elissa
Alicia
Alison
Lucinda
Linda

AnnieEdison Sun 30-Nov-14 15:36:12

Or Adelaide (I LOVED this) - Alice comes from Adelaide

Bobby1234 Sun 30-Nov-14 15:36:28

Ingrid
Evelyn
Hannah
Adele

MoonHare Sun 30-Nov-14 15:39:44

Imogen is nicest from your alternatives to Alice list imo. How about:
Esther
Harriet
Anna
Lydia
Juliet

Olivo Sun 30-Nov-14 15:40:49

Alex?

I like Imogen from the ones listed here.

manicinsomniac Sun 30-Nov-14 17:07:24

Abigail - love it. Would have considered it but my sister and a cousin's child are both called it.
Bridget - it's ok. I've never met one.
Emma - nice enough but I can't get excited about it
Imogen - lovely
Natasha - love it. Would have considered it but a cousin's child is called it.
Eva - really like it.

I think I'd choose Natasha from your list.

Children I know with these names and Alice have sisters called:
Rebecca
Hannah
Chloe
Alyssa
Laura
Jennifer
Madeleine
Matilda
Isabella
Anna
Isla
Zia
Emily
Felicity

MummyBeerest Sun 30-Nov-14 17:09:40

Abigail is lovely.
Emily
Iris

BeginnerSAHM Sun 30-Nov-14 17:17:14

Love Alice. It's dd's middle name - and a family name. Shame you can't persuade DH but i understand!!

Other names that go well with it (but may be a bit more controversial) are:

Violet (but maybe too girly/not strong enough);
Eve (prefer the English 'Eve' to 'Eva', with more continental origins although still nice!)
Edith/Edie
Beatrice/Bea
Connie/Constance

As I said, probably rather marmite names - quite a few people won't like them!

BeginnerSAHM Sun 30-Nov-14 17:17:50

Oh - and I love Iris by the way. Iris Murdoch is a very cool namesake...

ACardiganForCat Sun 30-Nov-14 17:21:54

Miriam?
Martha?

thelmasmonkey Sun 30-Nov-14 18:19:05

Would Alys change association for dh?

moxon Sun 30-Nov-14 18:44:48

I like the suggestion of Heidi as being similar to Alice. Possibly connecting them because it was Heidi from Adelheid?

DancingSeagulls Sun 30-Nov-14 18:49:21

How about Celia? (An anagram of Alice!)

MrsEricBana Sun 30-Nov-14 18:54:26

I love Clara.

capercaillie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:00:58

Ellen

DD is Alice - but she was nearly Ellen

Hannah also feels like a similar name.

PetaPipa Sun 30-Nov-14 19:02:43

Alix
Elisa
Lisa
Elise
Elea
Alison
Alexi/Alexis/Alexa/

Sophronia Sun 30-Nov-14 20:09:16

Aleydis
Alix
Adela
Alina
Aleida
Ada
Anna
Clara
Cecily
Catherine
Claire
Eliza
Elise
Esther
Elisa
Florence
Flora
Fleur
Grace
Harriet
Helena
Isabelle
Josephine
Jane
Lucy
Lydia
Louisa
Mary
Marie
Noelle
Olive
Penelope
Philippa
Rosalind
Rose
Sophie
Susannah
Violet
Willa

bluebeanie Sun 30-Nov-14 22:44:25

Elise? Iola? Alisa? Ellis? Last one could be a boy name though

306235388 Sun 30-Nov-14 22:45:59

Ailish

Pelicangiraffe Sun 30-Nov-14 22:46:58

Martha
Tess tessa

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