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Girl's names with strong connotations

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Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 11:35:48

I've just found out that we're expecting a girl (was convinced it was a boy) and realise that we haven't given any serious thought to girl's names! She started life as a twin and survived, despite her sibling not making it, so we are looking for a name which implies strength, bravery and courage. I love Scarlet but it has been vetoed. Any suggestions? Thank you!

matchingmoll Fri 17-Jul-15 11:43:55

Matilda
Athena
Artemis

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 13:09:24

Thanks! Matilda is nice. I've been looking for courageous women in history with nice names - Rosa is a good one, but DP isn't sold. The search continues...

Sophronia Fri 17-Jul-15 13:14:51

Matilda (means 'strength in battle')
Millicent (means 'work strong')
Iphigenia (means 'strong born')
Romilda (means 'famous battle')
Zoe (means 'life')
Asha (means 'life')
Enid (means 'soul' or 'life')
Eve (means 'life') also Eva, Evie etc.
Zosima (means 'likely to survive')

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 13:15:28

Wow, I love Asha!!!

Sophronia Fri 17-Jul-15 13:25:02

Other suggestions...

Amelia
Helen
Grace
Harriet
Florence
Eleanor
Emmeline
Valentina
Marie
Elizabeth
Joan
Clara
Jane
Aphra
Catherine
Indira
Victoria
Alexandra
Freya
Adela
Gaia
Hera
Juno
Iris

Sophronia Fri 17-Jul-15 13:25:35

Asha is very pretty smile

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 13:25:50

Also just come across Maya (Angelou) which I think is beautiful

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 13:26:24

YES to Freya!! These are fab, thank you!

fattymcfatfat Fri 17-Jul-15 13:26:55

Bernadette. It means brave bear

fattymcfatfat Fri 17-Jul-15 13:27:46

And Louise means warrior

YAsoNBU Fri 17-Jul-15 13:31:47

Leona means lioness

andyourlittledogtoo Fri 17-Jul-15 13:33:25

Alexandria

andyourlittledogtoo Fri 17-Jul-15 13:34:25

Helena

andyourlittledogtoo Fri 17-Jul-15 13:35:44

Brunhilde wink

MonstrousRatbag Fri 17-Jul-15 13:47:49

Diana (goddess of the hunt)
Sunna (means 'the Sun' in Old High German)
Astraea (goddess of justice)
Iris (goddess of rainbows)
Rhea (goddess of nature)
Selene (goddess of the moon)
Dinah (judged, vindicated: in the Bible Dinah is the daughter of Jacob, she is raped and then avenged and freed by her brothers, so not the most inspiring story. But a lovely name)

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 14:13:37

Leona and Selene are now also in the hat! Thank you!

villainousbroodmare Fri 17-Jul-15 16:00:35

Eleanor
Esther
Helen

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 17-Jul-15 17:00:53

I'm not sure of meanings, but these are some names that sound 'strong' to me:
Miriam
Astrid
Ingrid
Ursula
Martha
Miranda
Ruth
Yasmin
Margaret
Bridget
Naomi

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 17:14:32

Love Astrid and Naomi!!! Thank you!

MamaLazarou Fri 17-Jul-15 17:26:27

Alberta
Ruth
Alexandra

I'm sorry for your loss flowers

Ahemily Fri 17-Jul-15 17:32:13

Thank you mama. Thanks for the fab suggestions too - Ruth has come up twice in conversation recently, I really like it smile

JakeyBurd Fri 17-Jul-15 18:35:25

Boudicca?

teddygirlonce Fri 17-Jul-15 19:05:09

Kate (see Alfred Lord Tennyson's fab poem) feisty and strong

froggyjump Fri 17-Jul-15 22:17:56

cakerattleandroll that is almost exactly my dream girls name list! (have 3 DS's) I wouldn't have had Miranda, but would have had Ramona, Zoe and Kate on the list as well as all of yours.

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