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Please Help! Have 72h post birth to register name

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DoctoraNova Sun 20-Dec-15 22:25:54

Please help! Don't know the sex. Have a boys name sorted, just need ideas for a girls name. We live in Spain so it has to be compatible with English and Spanish pronunciations.

I'm 39+5.
Argh.
Open-minded, nothing too traditional. Nothing religious (the majority of Spanish names hmm). Possibly a unisex name?

Come on, throw 'em at me!

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 20-Dec-15 22:55:34

No idea on Spanish pronunciations but how about:

Piper
Avery
Paris
Harper
Devon
Skylar
Meredith
Melody
Kerry
Scout
Regan
Alex
Ellory
Carmen
Jude
Kendal
Logan

What name have you chosen for a boy?

alltouchedout Sun 20-Dec-15 23:06:28

Hmm, I love Sofia and Isabella which would work but are probably not what you're after. Lola?

Essexgirlupnorth Sun 20-Dec-15 23:12:49

A friend has a Nuria which is a Spanish name though she lives in Wales

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 20-Dec-15 23:14:48

I like Pilar

Pandora97 Sun 20-Dec-15 23:17:48

Paloma or Rosa?

Snappingcrayons Sun 20-Dec-15 23:28:46

Alina, pronounced the same in both languages.

Pandora97 Sun 20-Dec-15 23:37:27

Just come up with a few more ideas:

Clara
Adriana
Gabriela
Noelia
Ramona (although I've heard it's a bit dated in Spain)
Laura
Carolina
Emilia

NewLife4Me Sun 20-Dec-15 23:38:42

Holly, Carol, Mary, Beth (Bethlehem)

Just kidding, but you could go for a Christmassy name.

GossamerApronStrings Sun 20-Dec-15 23:45:34

Isabella/Isabel
Regina
Mia
Maria
Paloma
Daniela
Gabriela
Natalia
Lucia
Sofia
Elena
Arianna
Luna
Anna
Miranda
Bianca
Dora
Juliana
Caterina
Ava
Eva

CraigRevelHorwoodsPetCat Sun 20-Dec-15 23:50:28

Elena. Olalla. Luna smile

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 20-Dec-15 23:54:13

Lara
An(n)a

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 21-Dec-15 00:05:13

Elin
Ellen
Betsy
Grace
Rose
Spanish word for rose!
Daisy
Lily
Amanda
Claire
Cara
Kate/Katie

Morgan
Logan
Bailey
Ashley

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 21-Dec-15 00:08:26

Avoid anything with a j...

Hoo-liette?
Hoolia?

And I think I is a longer ee sound ?

Caro-leeeeee-na?

DoctoraNova Mon 21-Dec-15 01:01:34

Wow, thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

I love Piper, Harper and Scout. Also LOVE Lola, but has been vetoed (grrrr!). I adore Ava, but here would be pronounced Aba, which is a) a type of bean and b) that fanous Swedish export.
At the moment leaning towards Juno, which in this area of Spain would be pronounced as in English because they say "j" the same as we do (Catalunya).
Belen is Bethlehem in Spanish, I just found out today. That would be Christmassy, but know a couple of Belens and the name doesn't inspire me.
Mia, I really like, but in Spanish means "mine", which is a bit odd.

At the moment have my heart set on Boí for a boy. Yes, it's pronounced "boy" and yes, it is actually a real name here. The Catalan minister for health is called Boí and it's the name of a really beautiful place in the Pyrenees.
Our other pair have mad names. Might name change tomorrow and share them (on phone, in bed, can't sleep, thanks bump).

Also like Zola, Suki, Cassia...

Any more ideas? Or comments? Please, smile

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 21-Dec-15 01:03:46

Carla/Carlotta?

DoctoraNova Mon 21-Dec-15 01:04:04

I think Ramona is cool, and actually had my heart set on Ramon for our first but she's a girl, and back then hadn't heard of Ramona or maybe she would be a Ramona now! But have asked a few friends and they have all very strongly said "no way" to Ramona. In Ireland or England I think it would be super cool though.

DoctoraNova Mon 21-Dec-15 01:04:44

Oh, I like Carlotta! Will add that to the list.

DoctoraNova Mon 21-Dec-15 01:06:42

Have a niece called Isabella. I think it's really beautiful, but I probably wouldn't choose it for my own, iykwim.

GossamerApronStrings Mon 21-Dec-15 01:37:28

Susana
Monica
Raquel
Yolanda
Marta
Leticia
Francesca
Louisa
Zoe
Melanie
Mariana
Alfreda
Freda
Amara
Carina
Daria
Eleanora
Esme
Galena
Honoria
Iliana
Lara
Lea
Liana
Noemi
Rosalind
Serena
Ula
Stella
Yesenia

tuilamum Mon 21-Dec-15 12:25:00

If Mia is out due to translation how about Maia/Maya?
I like Carlotta
Also Rosalina would be nice in Spanish no?

MrsBalustradeLanyard Mon 21-Dec-15 12:28:19

Alba. Lovely Spanish name.

JennyOnAPlate Mon 21-Dec-15 12:32:54

I know a few Spanish women and they are named Maria, Cristina, Karla and gabriela.

I actually really like Karla...love the r sound in the Spanish accent!

Plantpot83 Mon 21-Dec-15 15:47:21

How about Nina

Sameshitdiffname Mon 21-Dec-15 15:48:44

Oh I really like Avery - I have no suggestions sorry but that's nice

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