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Helena- anything similar?

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Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:31:16

Anyone got any sibling names for Helena?

What do people think of Helena and can anyone suggest any alternatives? I like it, but not sure I love it.

Other names I like (but don't love) are:

Clara
Philippa
Bridget
Louisa
Claudia

ceeveebee Wed 27-May-15 15:32:41

I like Philippa and Claudia

Eliza?

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:37:27

Eliza reminds me too much of Eliza Doolittle.

I like fairly strong names that will carry well into adulthood, not too old fashioned, classic but not too popular.

madwomanbackintheattic Wed 27-May-15 15:37:35

Abigail
Imogen

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:38:06

My DH hates Philippa so that will get scrubbed off the list. He says it's too "horsey".

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:39:12

Sorry madcat, don't like either of those. I think because they were reasonably popular when I was younger so I know quite a few my own age.

Just to add- I'm a teacher and so I am very particular as names remind me of children I have taught!

MehsMum Wed 27-May-15 15:43:32

you DH is right about Philippa grin

How about Julia?

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:44:46

I knew a spiteful Julia growing up so that's off the list.

tormentil Wed 27-May-15 15:49:18

Felicity
Madeleine

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:50:23

DH had a close friend called Felicity
Madeleine makes me think Mcann.

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 15:51:06

Could Helena become Nell? I like the idea of having potential nicknames but don't like cutesy ones.

heylilbunny Wed 27-May-15 15:51:33

Catherine
Caroline
Alexandra
Francesca

passthewineplz Wed 27-May-15 16:02:16

Eleanor - Ellie.
Ellen.
Beatrice - Bee.

I'm a Helen, I've never been called Nell.

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

Miranda
Marianne
Juliet
Lucia
Livia

silveracorn Wed 27-May-15 16:12:06

Viola
Beatrice
Sophia
Madeleine

From your list I love Clara and like Claudia.

passthewineplz Wed 27-May-15 16:14:15

Annie
Elizabeth - Beth
Emily - Em
Nellie - Nell
Frances - Fran
Hannah
Harriet
Millicent - Millie

mrspremise Wed 27-May-15 17:47:42

Susanne goes nicely with Helena

Snowberry86 Wed 27-May-15 17:51:03

My Great grandma was called Nellie and whilst I would love the idea of using a family name, I can't get Nellie the Elephant out of my head.

Other suggestions all nice but nothing I love yet.

Rivercam Wed 27-May-15 17:57:40

Love Louisa

Clara
Juliette
Victoria
Claudia
Patricia
Sybil
Jennifer
Gwendoline
Georgina
Daniella

Springtimemama Wed 27-May-15 18:07:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mumslife Wed 27-May-15 22:37:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sophronia Wed 27-May-15 22:49:42

Louisa
Susanna

Quasilulu Thu 28-May-15 01:49:25

Meredith Melissa Jocelyn

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 28-May-15 01:54:17

Nell is good and strong on its own (but then I have a Meg, so clearly one of those the MNers hate who dont have a full name on the BC grin )

What about Stella?

Petra
Kate
Olive
Rose

AnnagrammaHawkins Thu 28-May-15 07:21:06

Antonia
Allegra

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