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Girls Names need help

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Elizalou01 Tue 01-Dec-15 20:11:55

We seem to agree on boys names but are struggling with girls names as we just can't choose. I would like something that is a bit different but still classy.

It is a tradition in my family to use the middle name Newling for girls (Don't ask) DH surname is one syllable and quite a common one

Cordelia - this seems to be quite popular on here at the mo
Orlanda - love it but don't know if its too pretentious
Isadora - quite like she could have Izzy or Dora as nn
Marguerite - family name
Dulcie - just like it DH suggestion
Kezia (Kizzy)
Xanthe - love but not sure as surname begins with W and it would be XW not sure why I think that's an issue

LaceyLee Tue 01-Dec-15 20:32:30

Kezia and xanthe are my favourites. Don't think the xw initials are a problem. Don't like dulcie as it begins with 'dull'! And while isadora is nice, it's v similar to Isabel which is mega popular so she would be one of many Issies potentially

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 01-Dec-15 20:37:08

I like Dulcie and Kezia/Kizzy.

I love love love Dora.

Suggestions: Constance, Lucia, Margot, Cosima.

SleepyRoo Tue 01-Dec-15 20:58:58

Dulcie is cool

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 01-Dec-15 21:30:36

I only like Vivienne.
Vivienne Newling ........ Has got a lovely ring to it.

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 02-Dec-15 10:51:58

Love Vivienne and Xanthe - both were on my long list.
Also love Isolde if you are going for an "Is" name.
Like Kezia, but prefer Kerenza/Kerensa.
Wondering why you have Thea rather than Theodora - that would also give nn Dora.

megletthesecond Wed 02-Dec-15 10:54:39

Vivienne. Lovely name but with an edge (thinking Westwood).

StDogolphin Wed 02-Dec-15 18:52:39

Love Kezia and Karenza, quite like Vivienne and Vita.

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 03-Dec-15 14:29:23

I have a Xanthe so obviously I think it's fab! However, beware that people seem to struggle to grasp it (otherwise I mumble, but I'm sure I don't). I can almost guarantee when people ask her name and I say 'Zanth-Ee' I will hear repeated back to me 'Zante/Nancy'. I have to repeat her name at least 3 times and it is wearing thin. One lady at the baby group I go to still thinks my dd is called Nancy(!)

I always loved Dulcie growing up and it was a real contender for Dd but annoyingly an acquaintance named her dd Dulcie when I was pregnant so I chose not to use it as our paths will cross.

Orlanda is lovely but I think you'll find you'll have the same problem with Xanthe and have to repeat the name. I expect some people will find it is pretentious but I wouldn't worry. I know some friends/family rolled their eyes at Xanthe - I don't care!!

I'm not a fan of Isadora just because I remember my siblings watching Wizadora growing up so I hear the theme tune whenever I hear that name plus Dora is the explorer.

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