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Need serious help re girl's name!!! HEEEEELLLLLPPPP!!!

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babyblabber Wed 10-Dec-14 11:55:14

So we weren't going to find out the gender but at a 4D scan i was 90% sure i saw boy parts. the last few days the 10% uncertainty was really annoying me and i had a feeling it was a girl so found out today and it is a girl! am shocked and as we had agreed boys' names but cannot agree on a girl name, panicked! Worst part is DH won't let me tell him gender so can't discuss it too much or he'll know! only 7 weeks left!

We have Noah and Sophia already, neither of which were popular when named (in ireland, Noah now very popular). I ADORE their names and want another i love as much. Want something girly, recognisable, easy to spell but not in top 10/20. A boy would have been Luca or Leo.

DH likes:
Ella - i vetoed coz don't like it and it's number 5
Rebecca - lovely name but feel it's been "done", nothing exciting about it
Chloe - same as rebecca although it is a name i've always loved. just think maybe it's a bit boring now.

I like:
Penelope - DH says too long and if it became Penny (we wouldn't use Penny but obviously others might when she's older) would be Penny Brennan, too many "N's?
Clara - but there are two ways to pronounce it and i only like the one which seems less popular so would annoy me correcting people
Elodie - but hate elle/ellie so ruling it out
Lola, Willow, Pearl, Phoebe, Alannah, Annabel, Olivia, Hannah, Calliope, Posie, Poppy, Nicole, Layla - all vetoed by DH

We both like but don't love:
Amaya - spanish name but i worry with so many Mias/Mayas it's not original enough
Mila - i like it but maybe a bit too unusual for me

Love but can't use: Rosa and Elena

Is there anything like Penelope in vibe? as in girly, pretty, unusual but recognisable etc that we're missing?

just thought of Farrah, thoughts?

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Wed 10-Dec-14 12:02:20

I like farrah it's on my list of we get dc2 and it's a girl of course

Leona?
Leonie?
Lucia?
I will also add
Celesta
And Zara

schopenhauer Wed 10-Dec-14 12:35:54

Penelope is on our list too. How about:
Annabel
Eloise (bit like elodie)
Zara (sounds like Farrah but less like a surname)
Or if you like Greek names like Penelope, perhaps Hermione? We are also considering that but just a bit unsure post Harry Potter, though also in Shakespeare of course!

EeekNumber4 Wed 10-Dec-14 12:38:28

I think Chloe is still a lovely name and very good with Sophia.

If you really like Elodie, could you introduce a different nickname, like Dee or DeeDee?

Amaya is lovely but I think you are right about there being so many Maya's and Mia's. How about Amabel?

Josephine?

MonstrousRatbag Wed 10-Dec-14 12:44:18

Felice
Clarissa or Larissa
Madeline
Selina
Lydia
Roxanna
Catrin or Catrina
Celia
Cecily

Belazu84 Wed 10-Dec-14 13:12:57

Rose
Martha
Emily
Xanthe
Zoe
Viola/Violet
Cassia

bluewisteria Wed 10-Dec-14 13:27:23

I think Madeleine, Celeste and Josephine go very well with Noah and Sophia.
But both Noah and Sophia end in 'uh' sound, so maybe:
Farrah
Matilda
Celesta (as another poster above, great twist of Celeste)
Rosetta
Cordelia
Aurora
Celia
Anna

moxon Wed 10-Dec-14 13:36:28

Mathilda/Matilda?

shellbyville Wed 10-Dec-14 22:14:34

Felicity?

AwfulBeryl Wed 10-Dec-14 22:26:56

Zoe ?
I am really broody at the moment and have ben fantasising about my imaginary babies names [weirdo]
I love Faye, Claudia, Daisy, Matilda, Esme, Seren and India.
I love Phoebe, Willow, Posie and Layla off your list. what doesn't your dp like about them ?

SurfsUp1 Thu 11-Dec-14 09:02:42

Lucinda
Charlotte
Alice
Freya
Francesca
Poppy as a nn for Penelope?
Eliza
Emmeline
Adelaide
Cosima
Camilla
Rosanna

Jessbags001 Thu 11-Dec-14 09:11:14

Ria
Lilah
Maria
Amabel
Mabel
Serina
Maisie

Pengyquin Thu 11-Dec-14 09:17:19

We have a Phoebe Willow..what's not to love!

What about...Ottilie, Marnie, Mary, Vivienne, Mollie, Lola?

I'm envisaging a no 3 and would love another girl smile

burgatroyd Thu 11-Dec-14 09:50:30

If you like Elena and Elodie how about Eleni?

Hermione
Veronica
Cassandra
Melody
Clarissa
Clarice
Christabel
Verity
Ayanna
Yolanda

manicinsomniac Thu 11-Dec-14 10:00:15

Noah, Sophia and:

Amber, Alexis, Alexandra, Angelica, Anika, Aurora, Bianca, Bryony, Carlotta, Cassidy, Calista, Clarissa, Erica, Elowen, Fionnhuala, Freya, Fenella, Fabia, Gabriella, Giovanna, Genevieve, Harriet, Isabel, Imogen, Jessica, Joanna, Jocelyn, Lorelai, Laura, Miranda, Miriam, Natasha, Philippa, Rhiannon, Rosalie, Saskia, Vanessa, Xanthe, Yvette.

flowerbum Thu 11-Dec-14 10:31:31

I have a friend who's daughter is called amaya but they call her ami which is sweet. I love penelope, think penny sounds more a pet name though.

babyblabber Thu 11-Dec-14 17:52:45

Thsnks girls. Good suggestions but nothing jumping out at me. Don't know why I think I'll find something new, have been looking for 7 months reading every forum & list I can find!

Think the front runners are Chloe & Penelope if I can convince DH, or maybe Amaya. He thinks some of my suggestions are so crazy it must be the hormones(!).

I do love the name Chloe but just feel it's boring now after being popular for so long.

LaceyLee Thu 11-Dec-14 18:29:47

Chloe is nice, how about Cleo or Zoe as an alternative? Also Anya or Ariana as an alternative to Amaya, or even Anna - good luck deciding

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 11-Dec-14 18:52:35

Amaris/Amarys?
Allanah
Estelle
Ciara

Riverland Thu 11-Dec-14 18:57:39

Chloe is so popular though. What about araminta? Minty or Ari for short?

Riverland Thu 11-Dec-14 19:00:09

I like Willow best, out of your list. Rebecca is completely past its sell by date, like Chloe.

Elana or Eliana might appeal to you.

bridgetsmummy Thu 11-Dec-14 19:00:23

We won't be having any more, but if we did we love

Penelope
Meredith
Catherine
Bridget
Maria
Jennifer
grin

brokenhearted55a Thu 11-Dec-14 19:52:58

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brokenhearted55a Thu 11-Dec-14 19:55:03

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babyblabber Thu 11-Dec-14 20:01:48

Need plenty of help coz I've been searching for 7 months already and beginning to worry we won't agree before she arrives!

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