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strong short girls names?

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mrstothemr Sat 20-Jun-15 19:52:06

We like Eva and Ada, and also names that are slightly longer like Morgan. It should be recognisable as a girls name, with no need for spelling every time, but hopefully not so of the moment that we end up knowing five of them in a couple of years.

Anyone got any ideas? Can have an American bent but not be too outlandish for my English family's ears

patienceisvirtuous Sat 20-Jun-15 19:53:06

Bo
Murphy
Emme
Jean

mrstothemr Sat 20-Jun-15 19:55:33

I quite like emme, thanks, but our surname is quite vowel heavy so it doesn't really flow

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 20-Jun-15 19:58:05

Rose
Meg
Kate
Nell
Stella

CatsAreLikeChocolates Sat 20-Jun-15 19:58:20

Kate
Tess
Beth
Mia
Emma
Maddison
Eve

ashesandfire Sat 20-Jun-15 20:00:59

Anna, Beth, Violet, Juno, Megan, Scarlett, Iris, Alexis, Zara, Cleo, Erin

WaferInMyCoffee Sat 20-Jun-15 20:05:04

What about Beth? I think it is a lovely name and it is short and strong in my opinion. You could have a longer version Bethan or Bethany or evenElizabeth but I think it works beautifully on its own.

Other short girls names I like: Mary, Anna, Kay, Elle, Grace, Kate.

mrstothemr Sat 20-Jun-15 20:10:05

Rose was vetoed by dh, and Mia we both love but seems to be massively popular right now?

mrstothemr Sat 20-Jun-15 20:10:45

We know a Bethany, it's very pretty, but ella might be lovely

Gumnast2014 Sat 20-Jun-15 20:11:56

Thea

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Jun-15 20:14:46

Kim (I have only ever met 1 male one)
Kate
Emma
Libby

outtolunchagain Sat 20-Jun-15 20:16:01

Meredith
Judith
Lois( know a feisty 4 year old called this)

quesadillas Sat 20-Jun-15 20:18:16

Astrid
Carla

Leaflitter Sat 20-Jun-15 20:18:21

Ann
Alix
Meg
Vera
Hebe
Eve
Jane
Betty

CatsAreLikeChocolates Sat 20-Jun-15 20:40:05

ONS baby names

I think Mia is actually less popular than Eva. I know lots of preschool kids and only one Mia and she's a Mia Flora = My Flower. If you both love it, go for it!

DirectorOfBetter Sat 20-Jun-15 20:46:18

Kate
Nell
Thea
And if you're feeling very brave...Doris. You wouldn't ever have messed with any of the Dorises I knew.

wonderpants Sat 20-Jun-15 20:52:17

Ruth- I love this, feels solid and dependable!

drinkscabinet Sat 20-Jun-15 20:54:12

I'm of the opinion that names that end in 'y' or 'ie' are never strong and names that end in 'a' rarely are (although I love names ending in 'a', DD1 has three of them!)

How about:
Jean
Anne
Bridget
Eleanor
Short forms of Catherine are good Kate/Cat etc
Ditto short forms of Elizabeth, agree about Beth especially

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 20-Jun-15 20:56:33

Olive

Fettuccinecarbonara Sat 20-Jun-15 20:56:36

Adele - would have been dd2's name but we had DS grin

Clueing4looks Sat 20-Jun-15 21:01:07

Enya,
Cleo,
Celeste,
Maeve,
Noelle,
Asha.

Peacheykeen Sat 20-Jun-15 21:01:24

Isla

3isthemajicnumber Sat 20-Jun-15 21:04:22

Heard someone in the park today talking to an Una. I thought what a good name.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 20-Jun-15 21:06:57

Ingrid
Nadia

Ikeameatballs Sat 20-Jun-15 21:10:52

Ruth
Harriet
Susannah
Wilma
Cora
Nina
Seren
Inez

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