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Adeline? Fable? Xanthe? Any other name in the world? We are stuck!

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jennyjenny11 Fri 24-Jul-15 09:19:25

36 weeks with DC2, a girl. And we are totally stuck on a name. We have a long short list but none of them seem quite right.
Criteria are that is fairly unusual (DS's name is in the top 400 I think), definitely nothing in the top 100, has options for nicknames and works well with a two syllable surname beginning with P (think Palmer but not quite!). We had wanted to avoid R names as this is what DS's name starts with but to be honest, that isn't the be all and end all! This is our current agreed maybe list, go wild with your thoughts on each name, I can take it!

Adeline
Juno
Aderyn
Xanthe
Fable
Zosia
Dora
Bridget
Esmeralda
Delilah
Penny (although I think the initials PP may not be great!)

Names I love that DH isn't sure about (to give you an idea of things I like for consideration):

Cressida
Serafina
Isadora
Aurora
Marigold
Zelda

We also like the shortenings Tippi, Addie, Fin, Toby, Tovey, Sephy and Dorrie but obviously we wouldn't pick a name we hated just to get to these!

Any other suggestions welcome and positively encouraged!

helentheheron Fri 24-Jul-15 09:32:22

I haven't seen Zosia suggested on her before but recognise it as I need of the actors from Girls I think? Its a great name, anyhow. Really like it.

Not keen on Fable at all, and Bridget sounds a bit dull with your surname.

No strong opinions on the rest!

helentheheron Fri 24-Jul-15 09:33:01

Her = here, of course

PomPomPingPong Fri 24-Jul-15 09:36:48

Anusia

honeysucklejasmine Fri 24-Jul-15 09:39:42

Zosia is Polish for Sophie I think. From your list, I like Delilah and Bridget.

Would also suggest Belinda.

Dontloookbackinanger Fri 24-Jul-15 09:47:19

Serena
Xania
Adelaide
Josephine

polkadotdelight Fri 24-Jul-15 09:48:12

I love Fable but I used to read a blog called Girlsgonechild. She has Archer, Fable, Boheme and Reverie. I loved all her name choices.

Flingingmelon Fri 24-Jul-15 09:57:26

Love Xanthe. My DS's initial is X and it makes me grin whenever I write X xxx on a card. But I am a child myself smile

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 24-Jul-15 10:18:13

Love Xanthe and Zosia. Like Bridget too. And yours is the only list (besides mine) that I have ever seen with Aderyn! You have lots of good choices already, but if you want a few more:

Arianwen
Isolde
Odette
Larissa
Miranda
Naomi
Joanna
Guinevere
Nikita
Anita
Genevieve
Annalise

motherofallhangovers Fri 24-Jul-15 10:22:14

Is Zosia pronounced Zosh-a?

Just asking as I met an Eastern European girl called Sophia with the NN Zosha, although I have no idea how she spelled it.

Lovely sounding name anyway smile

motherofallhangovers Fri 24-Jul-15 10:22:50

Ramona

Laquila Fri 24-Jul-15 10:26:11

Persephone? Aveling?

From your list I think my favourite is Adeline.

FiftyShadesOfSporn Fri 24-Jul-15 10:33:31

Allegra

Illaria

Lalage (La-la-gee)

Laquila Fri 24-Jul-15 10:34:53

Illaria is lovely

ShadowFire Fri 24-Jul-15 10:37:49

Fable doesn't feel like a name to me. It makes me think of myths and legends and Aesop's Fables, rather than people.
Not keen on Delilah because of the Samson and Delilah connection.
I don't know how you'd pronounce Zosia.
Adeline is pretty.

jennyjenny11 Fri 24-Jul-15 11:11:24

Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions!

Fable is a funny one, I love the sound and the meaning and the fact that it could shorten to Fay (or even Belle I suppose) should she wish but something maybe isn't quite right!

Zosia is indeed pronounced Zosha. I love the sounds and the meaning (wisdom) and, if she hates it then she could always shorten to Zoe which is perfectly nice. We don't have any Polish links, does that matter do you think?

How do you pronounce Illaria? Is it just as it is written, Ill-ar-ia?

I do like Adeline but I worry it is going to become more popular and a bit faddy perhaps? It is quite popular in the States now.

Oh how I wish babies were born with name badges!

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 24-Jul-15 11:18:10

Diamantina

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 11:50:49

I like Juno

And Fable is actually nice too - I love the abbreviation Fay/e

With your taste in mind, I suggest:

Serena
Elodie
Celeste
Julia
Christina
Bianca (sod Eastenders, I love it!)

louiseb1242 Fri 24-Jul-15 11:57:41

Love Juno and Xanthe

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 12:01:21

OP

Check out another thread on Baby Names entitled 'Unusual Names you love but would not use'

Some of these might be ones you would use.

lentilpot Fri 24-Jul-15 12:03:10

Calliope?

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 12:03:21

Lyra (I put that on the other thread)

FiftyShadesOfSporn Fri 24-Jul-15 12:14:23

Illaria - yes, as written

waxweasel Fri 24-Jul-15 15:12:08

Ilaria is spelt with one 'l'. It's an Italian name - Italian version of Hilary.

PallasCat Fri 24-Jul-15 18:39:17

Coraline
Zouina
Thespie
Jacinta
Callista
Ariadne
Antigone
Thessaly
Ilayda
Demeter
Elika
Leandra
Athena
Sorcha
Olwen

Apologies for any repeats! Congratulations and good luck choosing smile

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