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Sibling for Marianne

(22 Posts)
ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 20:16:04

I'm looking for inspiration for DC2. We already have a little Marianne.

Names we love are:

Rafferty/ Rafe

Any other suggestions?


Alisvolatpropiis Thu 12-Feb-15 20:25:31


Really like Penelope and Rafe (though not Rafferty) from your lists.

ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 20:43:40

Thanks. I like Felicity.
Rafferty is a bit Marmite isn't it? I love it but I don't think it's as classic as Marianne.
Girls are so much easier than boys to name!

NameChange30 Thu 12-Feb-15 21:00:27


GoooRooo Thu 12-Feb-15 21:03:43

I love all your girl names and all your boy names except Jude (which always makes me think of the Beatles, which I know is irrational!)

schopenhauer Thu 12-Feb-15 21:07:53

Marianne is lovely. I would chose Verity and Rafferty.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 12-Feb-15 21:10:43

I don't think Rafferty is a bad name, I just prefer Rafe as a standalone.

Boys are harder to name, I agree!

Sophronia Thu 12-Feb-15 21:19:27

I like Jemima and Nathaniel.

ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 21:36:00

Think Elinor could be a touch too Austen!
I don't mind the Beatles link to Jude but we've met quite a few little Judes at playgroups. I would like something unusual (but not weird) like Marianne.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Thu 12-Feb-15 21:49:32

We have a Jemima and have Marianne and Felicity on the shortlist for dc2 due in June smile

ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 21:54:53

I can recommend Marianne! Does your Jemima have a nickname? Mimi is too close to DD's nickname so we'd call Jemima 'Jem'. I like good nickname potential.

Mintyy Thu 12-Feb-15 21:57:17

Before I read your op I was coming on to this thread to say Jude for a boy!

Florence for a girl.

Mintyy Thu 12-Feb-15 21:58:47

I detest the name Rafferty, and I never say that. It makes me gip a little bit.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 12-Feb-15 22:03:30

Nathaniel or Zachery go beautifully. Sebastian would also go.

Manon, Elise, Aurelie for girls

ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 22:15:01

Rafferty is definitely Marmite! I like Florence. Unfortunately we probably can't use Nathaniel, even though we love it, as it's close to a family member's name. Which is so annoying as I love, love love the shortening Nate.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Thu 12-Feb-15 22:24:27

We tend to call our Jemima "Mimy". We'd thought we'd use Mima, but by the time DH got back to the hosp the morning after she was born I'd naturally gone with Mimy... And it's stuck. She believes her name to be Mimy-Puddoduck grin

I don't see why Jem wouldn't work as a nn for Jemima, especially as you wouldn't naturally go to call her a nn that you already use.

I love Miriam too, but have the problem of similar nns.

ginzillas Thu 12-Feb-15 22:30:06

Mimy is cute and I love the Puddleduck connection! This is going to sound really pretentious but you can get baby picture book versions of classic novels so I got Dd Sense and Sensibility and she loves that there's a Marianne in there!

Purpletoes Thu 12-Feb-15 22:44:14

We are due DD next week and a few from your list are on ours.

Along with
And some Irish names too.

It's so difficult to decide. smilesmile

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Thu 12-Feb-15 22:48:21

I like the Puddleduck link, but she isn't the best role model! Then again, Marianne in S&S probably isn't either but i still love her smile

Salmotrutta Thu 12-Feb-15 22:50:01

If you like traditional names how about :-



By the way, my Grandmother was a Jemima (born in the early 1900s) and she hated it... grin

GingerLDN Thu 12-Feb-15 22:56:25

Evelyn is nice

Juno321 Fri 13-Feb-15 20:29:16



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