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Unusual girls' names - opinions please.

(66 Posts)
MaElsie Sun 10-May-15 19:38:08

We don't know if we're have a girl or boy, but we do like unusual names. What are your opinions / favourites from this list?
Some are more odd than others and some id probably only have the guts to use for a middle name. But it would be good to see what you think. Thank you!

LouisaB1990 Sun 10-May-15 19:41:38

Hi I have always loved aurora I love the nickname Rory it's so cute but very pretty as a full name

SnotQueen Sun 10-May-15 19:44:28

I love Inez.
And Lorena.
Prefer Marisol to Marigold.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-May-15 19:45:50

Marigold is horrible. A 1960's bland housewife.

The others are ok, Tabitha and Inez my favourites.

TheImprobableGirl Sun 10-May-15 19:46:38

I think mercy sounds like a gospel singer name smile

SkodaLabia Sun 10-May-15 19:48:44

Is Inez INN-ez or EYE-nez?

ShadowFire Sun 10-May-15 19:52:22

I like Mercy best, then Aurora.

I really don't like Honeysuckle at all as a girl's name. And Marigold reminds me of doing the washing up.

ConcreteElephant Sun 10-May-15 19:54:24

I'm not sure Tabitha is all that unusual, at least not where we are (Home Counties). DD has a really common name (in terms of ranking) but I only know her with her name and rather more Tabithas. It's a lovely name though. I also like Inez and Marigold from your list.

Sophronia Sun 10-May-15 20:01:01

I like Inez, Tabitha, Marigold and Mercy, and Lorena and Aurora are ok. I love Honeysuckle the plant but I don't think it really works as a name.

IvoryMadonna Sun 10-May-15 20:03:00

Mercy is lovely, can't understand why it isn't more popular.

RandomHouseRules Sun 10-May-15 20:04:40

I love Inez, but be aware that there are quite a few around (London - so partly expats living here, may not apply in other parts of the country).

MaElsie Sun 10-May-15 20:05:45

Inez is pronounced an-yeyz. It's a European variant of agnes meaning pure.

Laquila Sun 10-May-15 20:06:22

I LOVE Inez (or Ines) and Aurora. Ta it'sa is nice but I agree it might be getting more popular now. Prefer Laurel to Lorena.

Laquila Sun 10-May-15 20:07:11

N.B. I would pronounce Inez/Ines as INN-es.

Lunastarfish Sun 10-May-15 20:08:07

Lorena - pretty but a bit stripperish/glamour model type of name
Mercy - lovely and livable
Inez - lovely and livable
Aurora - Beautiful but I don't like Rory as a nn
Tabitha - pretty normal for Surrey/SW London
Honeysuckle - I love it but not brave enough to use as a first name. Have considered as a middle name
Marigold - sounds like a spinster character from a 1970's comedy show

MamaLazarou Sun 10-May-15 20:08:24

Lorena is definitely my favourite from your list.

ByeByeButterfly Sun 10-May-15 20:14:40

Aurora Marigold sounds lovely!

I also like Lorena and Mercy.

Matilda is OK.

Honeysuckle and Inez not to my taste but would be OK as a middle name?

SoftSheen Sun 10-May-15 20:14:56

I rather like Marigold, perhaps due to the little girl on Downton Abbey.

Dislike Mercy and Lorena, and Honeysuckle is a step too far I fear.

Inez and Tabitha are nice. Aurora is OK. but a bit Disney

SoftSheen Sun 10-May-15 20:16:42

Have you considered Primrose?

CrispyFern Sun 10-May-15 20:30:01

I like them all except Honeysuckle, because it's sickly, and Mercy, because it sounds a bit too pious.

CrispyFern Sun 10-May-15 20:31:29

I do like Merry as a nickname for Mercy though.

But you could use that for Marigold instead!

MaElsie Sun 10-May-15 20:33:44

We used primrose last time - good suggestion. We clearly have similar tastes

Ionone Sun 10-May-15 23:03:12

Lorena - lovely, trad Italian, I know lots of grown up Lorenas whose families are Italian
Mercy - like it
Inez - will be a pronunciation problem in the UK
Aurora - sleeping beauty, no thanks, wishy washy
Tabitha - love this
Honeysuckle - porn star
Marigold - quite like

sweetpeame Sun 10-May-15 23:09:26

Lorena - quite nice
Mercy - awful, sounds like a nun's name. In fact it was the name of the school I went to which was run by nuns...
Inez - nice enough, assume you have some Spanish roots
Aurora - I really like this
Tabitha - really dislike although it gets lots of love on mumsnet! Sounds like a cats name
Honeysuckle - dreadful, it's not a name
Marigold - awful, isn't it a brand of rubber glove?

TragicallyUnbeyachted Sun 10-May-15 23:14:39

Lorena Bobbitt (still the first association I have with the name). Aurora is a bit Disney Princess. I know quite a few small Tabithas. And Marigold is rubber gloves.

I like Mercy and Inez. Honeysuckle is a bit too much as a first name IMO unless you are Very Posh (like Honeysuckle Weeks).

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