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Old fashioned but unusual girls names, help!

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durhamgirl Tue 28-Jul-15 00:15:34

DD due in a few weeks and really struggling to find a name! Looking for something old, not common and not weird! Does such a name exist?!

My son has a name from the chronicles of narnia, a horse and his boy book and my daughter has an old English name that has been used more in the US in recent years.

LineRunner Tue 28-Jul-15 00:18:55

Elinore
Magdelene
Hilda

Selks Tue 28-Jul-15 00:19:26

Esme
Harriet
Claudia
Esther
Bethan

badtime Tue 28-Jul-15 00:48:38

What do you mean by old?
Do you mean Erminburga and Berengaria or Cecily and Leonora?

LondonRocks Tue 28-Jul-15 00:51:45

Ruth
Jane
Joy
Elspeth
Gwendoline
Juliet

YellowTangerine Tue 28-Jul-15 00:53:05

I love the name Mildred.

reuset Tue 28-Jul-15 00:53:19

Adelheid
Claramund
Euphemia
Clemency
Angelica
Dulcie
Frieda
Meredith

reuset Tue 28-Jul-15 00:57:21

I've gone for mid to late middle ages used names for most of my suggestions grin

Cecily is super trendy where I live and on the rise.

reuset Tue 28-Jul-15 00:58:16

Though I've altered a spelling or so to my own preference grin

ancientbuchanan Tue 28-Jul-15 00:59:13

Mildred
Millicent
Ethel/dreda
Frideswide
Mechtilde/Matilda/Maude/maud
Imogen
Isolde/Iseult
Ghislaine

Old fashioned, not old
Janet
Jean/Jeanie
Florence
Parthenope
Danae
Lettice\Letitia
Grizel/griselda
Sybil/Sybilla


What was the star's daughter called in the voyage of the dawn tread er? Might be worth looking that up...

Aravis

barbecue Tue 28-Jul-15 01:20:51

Aurora
Jennifer
Diana
Seren
Hermione
Isadora
Victoria
Beatrice
Talia
Rachel
Penelope
Xanthe
Zoe
Clara
Emmeline
Miranda
Georgiana
Rebecca

MamaMotherMummy Tue 28-Jul-15 01:37:12

Pearl
Ida
Mabel
Cora
Maude
Lillian
Edna
Edith
Myrtle
Hattie
Frances
Ada
Josephine
Agnes
Agatha
Blanche
Elsie
Stella
Betsy
Effie
Ellen
Nettie
Alma
Flora
Etta
Viola
Hazel
Jane
Virginia
Mildred
Beulah
Eliza
Belle
Theresa
Henrietta
Marion
Anne
Dorothy
Evelyn
Delia
Betty
Gladys
Winifred
Hilda
Marguerite
Eunice
Genevieve
Loretta
Jean
Lois
Lucinda
Helena
Freda
Regina
Norma
Cynthia
Louella
Cordelia
Mandy
Bonnie
Priscilla
Bridget
Veronica

FatSwan Tue 28-Jul-15 01:42:19

I have an Abigail, I think that name sounds like your criteria but I'm biased in loving it wink

I also liked Ada, Iris, Anne and Hannah.

SueGeneris Tue 28-Jul-15 01:56:51

Alethea
Zuleika

Baffledmumtoday Tue 28-Jul-15 02:29:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Tue 28-Jul-15 02:55:39

Sadie
Bridget
Bridey
Alkelda

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Tue 28-Jul-15 03:03:49

Angharad
Kay
Violet
Veronica
Constance
Louisa
Hope
Yolande

Turquoiseblue Tue 28-Jul-15 03:24:36

Sadie
Maude
Hilda
Gladys
Gwynneth
Judith
Eleanor/ Elsie
Elise/ Elisa
Betty
Maggie
Matilda
Tillie
Theodora
Mary
Michaela
Lucy
Lucinda
Fiona
Paula
Rachel
Rhona
Yvonne
Nora
Nelly
Polly
Vivienne
Harriet/ Hattie
Marie/a
Megan
Doris
Dorothy
Ethna
Gabrielle/a
Bree/anna
Julie
Julia
Juliette
Joy
Joyce
Joan
Jody
Joanne/a
Ciara
Martha
Laura
Lynne
Andrea
Brenda
Lisa
Claire
Lilly
Peggy
Cherry
Cheryl
Claudine
Daphne
Delilah
Amelia
Amber
Imogen
Zita
Sarah
Freya
Felicity
Flora
Ginny
Gwendoline
Jemima
Beatrice
Caroline
Ruth
Edna
Edie
Annette
Antoinette
Martina
Mavis
Michaela
Molly
Dorothy
Tammy

nagynolonger Tue 28-Jul-15 04:40:36

Bertha, Nelly, Queenie, Polly, Rosina, Betty, Doris .......Some from my family tree research.

Sophronia Tue 28-Jul-15 11:41:56

Susannah
Louisa
Rosina
Winifred
Marjorie
Agnes
Maude
Gwendoline
Marion
Julia
Lavinia
Marianne
Vera
Christabel
Miriam
Alma
Clarice
Jocosa
Maria
Rosamund
Anthea
Clarinda
Emmeline
Selina
Genevieve
Enid
Magda
Gloria
Rosalind
Mary
Tessa
Vivien
Theodora
Willa
Susan
Adela

PallasCat Tue 28-Jul-15 12:34:40

Old-fashioned is quite a broad spectrum, so you've loads of choice! I've gone for a mix of Early 20th C, Victoriana and Middle Ages...

Adelaide
Adeline
Hildegard/Hilda
Euphemia
Rosamund
Cressida/Criseyde
Albertine
Ursula
Gwen
Winifred/Winnie
Jessamy
Martha
Rebekah
Edith
Ethel
Josephine
Jean
Joan
Esther
Hester
Ephigenia
Leonora
Cornelia
Eleanor
Matilda
Estella
Katherine
Nancy

TiedUpWithString Tue 28-Jul-15 15:33:07

Irene
Mary
Judith
Susan
Lilian
Leonora
Nancy
Dorothy
Patricia
Grace
Margaret
Marguerite
Matilda
Clementine
Alexandra
Victoria
Anne
Bridget

PomPomPingPong Tue 28-Jul-15 21:09:38

Phyllida

lemonade30 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:30:24

Delilah
Leah
Sylvie
Mabel
Guinevere
Agnes
Jacinta
Martina

lemonade30 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:33:51

Cecelia
Coral
Araminta
Audrey

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