Sister for Lorelai..

(35 Posts)
SmashleyHop Fri 16-Oct-15 16:11:17

So we are having our 4th DC (and last!) and we are struggling to find a name for this little girl.

Other DC are:
Erich, Liam and Lorelai

I would like a non top 50 name that is feminine and quirky. DH isn't really bothered to try and come up with anything but certainly will veto the ones he doesn't like (so he's very unhelpful). I am originally from the US as well so hoping to find something that could work for both countries.

So far DH hasn't hated:
Annalise /Annalyse (not sold on spelling yet)
River
Antigone
Willow (actually DH says this makes him think of Warwick Davis but I'm hoping to swing him round)

Would love opinions on these names or suggestions on others we might not have thought of yet.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Fri 16-Oct-15 16:15:21

Ciara ?

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Fri 16-Oct-15 16:16:13

Nemesis. You'd have to be pretty brave though grin

Lunastarfish Fri 16-Oct-15 16:19:39

Tahnee
Saffron
Jacinta

(I prefer Annalise spelling and I have come across a few Willows at baby groups)

AnnaMarlowe Fri 16-Oct-15 16:27:39

Please don't call your DD Antigone.

There are various versions of her story in Classical literature but none of them end well for poor Antigone.

Anastasie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:31:47

Analyse would be another spelling smile

don't do it

Annalise is nice, or Annelise nicer

River is quite nice

Anastasie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:32:16

Or there's Quklowii (from another thread)

pronounced Chloe

SmashleyHop Fri 16-Oct-15 16:35:58

Aw I know. poor Antigone... grin

TBF though- we did name DD after a mythical siren that destroyed ships on a German river. Ultimately she ended up throwing herself into the water and dying depending on the version. Bit tragic too.

BatmanLovesMenInEyeliner Fri 16-Oct-15 16:41:53

Ariel grin
Rhea
Hero

AnnaMarlowe Fri 16-Oct-15 16:44:53

Smashy grin

HeighHoghItsBacktoWorkIGo Fri 16-Oct-15 16:47:17

Lorelai is a German water nymph. So how about Daphne, a Greek water nymph?

QforCucumber Fri 16-Oct-15 16:48:11

I know an Annelise in real life - same pronunciation, I like this and Ariana but my dp said no to both sad

capsium Fri 16-Oct-15 16:49:14

Hazel?

Marisaurus Fri 16-Oct-15 16:50:12

Heidi?

Genevieve?

Madeleine?

Analiese - as another spelling option?

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Fri 16-Oct-15 16:53:19

Ariadne is on our short list if baby is a girl.

SmashleyHop Fri 16-Oct-15 17:56:39

I've pitched a few of these to DH already and he's not been receptive. However there's a few new ones I quite like and will see what he thinks.

This whole naming malarky is hard. smile

celtictoast Fri 16-Oct-15 19:54:06

Cassia
Evelina
Natalie
Melissa
Coralie
Seren
Violet
Pearl
Francesca
Marianne
Juliet
Gaia
Estella
Celeste
Olivia

profbadbride Fri 16-Oct-15 20:35:54

Calypso. Seduced a sailor, owned her own private island grin

MadameJosephine Fri 16-Oct-15 20:48:48

Aurelia
Calliope
Persephone

thehen Fri 16-Oct-15 21:01:06

Love the name lorelai.
How about Persephone, Loveday, Josephine

williaminajetfighter Fri 16-Oct-15 21:37:00

Medea. More Greek tragedy but a beautiful name.

Honor?
Persephone?

SmashleyHop Fri 16-Oct-15 21:57:40

Thanks thehen

I've loved the name for a while so trying to find another we love equally is tough. Feels wrong to have a Lorelai and then name a new daughter something more mainstream like Jane or Molly. Although I do like classic names.. it just doesn't seem to fit with Lorelai.

I've seen Calliope before but am ashamed to admit I have no idea how to pronounce it. It was like the first time I saw Siobhan.. my little Yankee brain exploded when I tried to say it and I actually called DH a liar when he told me the correct way to pronounce it. blush

AnnaMarlowe Fri 16-Oct-15 21:59:30

Penelope?

SunshineAndShadows Fri 16-Oct-15 22:03:59

Calliope
Ka-LIE-oh-pee

Like the greys anatomy character
Beatiful

Also Cosima is nice
Koh-see-ma

SmashleyHop Fri 16-Oct-15 22:08:38

Aw thanks sunshine I'll consider myself educated.

I love Penelope. DD has amazing copper colored hair and I kinda wish I had thought of Penelope for her. Called her Penny for short. My little copper Penny. grin

Fingers crossed we get another ginger... although that comes with it's own set of fiery problems.

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