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Names like Leonora, Florence

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Swishyswashy Wed 27-May-15 15:26:23

OH hates Leonora, I love it. Also love Florence, which he prefers, but not keen on how popular it is. I know this doesn't matter to lots of people, but it does to me. I like slightly old fashioned or traditional names and nothing too, too feminine. Really not keen on Evie, Sophia, Lily type names. Any ideas welcome, but please don't slate the two above too much, don't want to get too put off them! Thanks

Swishyswashy Wed 27-May-15 15:28:52

To add a few more, also like Frances, Elizabeth (but as it is, not shortened), Hester, Meriel. Our daughter has a really unusual name, but probably won't go so unusual this time.

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:40:38

Edith
Enid
Iris
Ivy

emmalineavocado Wed 27-May-15 16:15:40

Araminta

Georgina

Theodora

I love both of your names too.

Artandco Wed 27-May-15 16:17:48

Nora
Eleanora / Eleanor
Thalia

KraggleLego Wed 27-May-15 16:26:08

I hope I don't sound horrible, but unless you have an incredibly posh accent I wouldn't go for Florence, A neighbour has a DD with this name and to be honest it sounds awful in her broad Yorkshire accent.

Allthatnonsense Wed 27-May-15 16:46:38

We are torn between Emmeline and Cordelia.

I also like...
Esther
Miriam
Annis
Jemima
Lydia

MsCoconut Wed 27-May-15 16:57:04

Constance
Louisa

SnotQueen Wed 27-May-15 16:58:41

Allegra
Celia
Ottilie

Bonsoir Wed 27-May-15 17:01:56

Flora
Constance
Beatrice

goodnessgraciousgouda Wed 27-May-15 17:03:30

Penelope

Grace

Cordelia is an absolutely beautiful name imo

Ruth (I only knew one Ruth, back when I was at school and she was SO COOL. Probably why I like the name, lol)

Ethel

LastOneDancing Wed 27-May-15 17:30:10

I love those names and also

Constance
Beatrice
Patience
Charlotte (Not so much now)
Ellis

tonsattingforbjudes Wed 27-May-15 17:34:47

Celeste

mrspremise Wed 27-May-15 17:41:58

Liberty
Cordelia
Olympia (nn Pia)

holmessweetholmes Wed 27-May-15 18:06:52

Leonie?

Swishyswashy Wed 27-May-15 18:14:16

Love Constance, Flora, Edith, Esther. I know an awful lot of small Beatrices so might avoid that, although it's nice. There are 3 on our road!

Lunastarfish Wed 27-May-15 19:41:15

Cressida
Viola
Verity
Marianne

susurration Wed 27-May-15 21:29:35

I really like Audrey, Martha, Evelina and Evangeline/Evangelina.

DoristheCamel Wed 27-May-15 21:36:30

Casmira

Idontseeanydragons Wed 27-May-15 21:36:35

Adding to the post up there ^^ about your accent. We almost called DD Florence but being in the NW with extremely broad Lancashire accents we decided against it because I sounded like Gracie Fields when I said it. Plus the short of Flo or Flora sounded even worse!
It's such a pretty name though.
Hester is lovely.

ConfusedInBath Wed 27-May-15 21:44:25

I love Leonora.
What about Henrietta? Love that too.

sleepylittlebunnies Wed 27-May-15 21:58:38

Mine all have quite short names but I love
Evangeline
Gabriella
Natalia
Adelaide
Martha
Floralie

DampAndRotten Thu 28-May-15 03:47:20

Isadora
Elspeth
Christabel
Rosabel
Mariam
Merryn
Meredith

LimeFizz Thu 28-May-15 04:05:42

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Billynoname Thu 28-May-15 06:23:28

Juliet, Felicity, Annabel, Beatrice, Verity, Constance, Helene ( Hel-ay-nee pronunciation), Elisabeth, Alice all on our list

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