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Short(ish) girl's name to go with Isla

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Juniper4004 Mon 28-Dec-15 20:55:42

DC2 due in a matter of weeks (although I suspect it'll come earlier). We don't know the gender but still have boys' names from last time.

We already have an Isla; she had no name for 4 days as we're blatantly a bit rubbish at this whole 'naming a kid' thing.

Surname is a mouthful- 19 letters and lots of Rs and Fs. Both surnames are English so not unusual or tricky; just long together. Consequently, first name has to be short but can be a bit more unusual.

So far, our shortlist is:

Rosa (I really like it, but first surname starts with R and there are 4 in the surname altogether!)
Emily (nice, but a bit plain)
Lily (very popular dawn sauf)
Freya (two Fs in surname, and second surname starts with F)
Imogen (too similar to Isla?)
Ella (too similar to Isla?)

Help please!

TaliZorah Mon 28-Dec-15 21:01:02

I like Rosa. Don't see the problem with two Rs.

I think Emily and Lily are overused.

Don't really like Freya or Imogen.

Ella is okay.

What about Esme, Etta, Ruby?

DionChappie Mon 28-Dec-15 21:05:13

My girls names were Roan (the missing girl from the Wicker Man). I also loved Isla. And Lilah was my other girls name.

PurpleThermalsNowItsWinter Mon 28-Dec-15 21:06:16

Etain
Bess
Sorcha
Eilidh

MommyVan Mon 28-Dec-15 21:09:03

Abby
Sara
Iona
Emma

I also know of pairings with Isla being Rachel, Jessica and Hannah. Not sure they help you!

Artandco Mon 28-Dec-15 21:09:24

Greta
Nell
Cora
Lois
Pearl
Erin
Margot
Olive

I do like Rosa though

PennyHasNoSurname Mon 28-Dec-15 21:09:50

Kate
Beth
Meg
Lara

Fadingmemory Mon 28-Dec-15 21:13:45

May, Fay, Mary, Susie, Winnie

MrsRedFly Mon 28-Dec-15 22:16:05

How about Niamh/Neve/Neave?

However you want to spell it?

ifigoup Mon 28-Dec-15 22:21:26

Nia
Kate
Maeve
Greer
Mhairi
Cora
Shona

manicinsomniac Mon 28-Dec-15 23:00:47

I like Rosa, Imogen and Ella from your list.

Anna, Amy, Aria, Anya, April, Amber, Annie, Asha, Aphra, Astrid, Agnes, Ada, Ava, Bonnie, Betsy, Bethan, Claire, Cara, Clara, Carla, Ciara, Chloe, Connie, Cassie, Callie, Daisy, Darcey, Dana, Daphne, Eva, Edith, Elsa, Esther, Eden, Effie, Enya, Etta, Farrah, Flora, Faith, Fallon, Grace, Giselle, Hannah, Holly, Hazel, Heidi, Hope, Hebe, Halle, Honor, Jasmine, Juno, Katie, Kayla, Kiki, Lana, Lena, Laura, Lacey, Maya, Megan, Morgan, Mala, Mika, Martha, Maisy, Molly, Millie, Nyah, Nicole, Nina, Nora, Nancy, Poppy, Pippa, Polly, Phoebe, Quinn, Ruby, Rosie, Rose, Rhiann, Raina, Rowan, Romy, Ruth, Rachel, Sophie, Sadie, Stella, Summer, Scarlet, Tara, Tessa, Thea, Tegan, Tansy, Taryn, Willow, Xanthe, Yasmin, Yvette, Zara, Zia, Zoe

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 28-Dec-15 23:35:28

Orla

Sophronia Tue 29-Dec-15 00:14:48

I like Rosa best from your list.

Alice, Alix, Ava, Belle, Bella, Cora, Cleo, Elsie, Eve, Flora, Greta, Gracie, Hannah, Lucy, Lara, Leah, Mara, Maisie, Noelle, Nina, Olive, Zoe, Mia, Evelyn, Molly, Erin, Martha, Brooke, Heidi, Lottie, Nancy, Robyn, Annie, Edith, Ada, Mary, Pearl, Hazel, Esme, Nia, Milly, Ellen, Zara, Nell,

CherryPits Tue 29-Dec-15 00:18:05

Having a sense of your last name is helpful, though I am pretending its something like

Rastafarian-Fellas

I like Rosa. Also Olive. Poppy is a good one and I love Caro, not sure anyone has suggested that yet.

mamaduckbone Tue 29-Dec-15 00:20:27

Ruth
Niamh?

Esme

pilates Tue 29-Dec-15 12:53:18

Another one for Esme.

YouBastardSockBalls Tue 29-Dec-15 12:56:34

Cassie

dotdotdotmustdash Tue 29-Dec-15 13:04:47

Leah or Hannah

StDogolphin Tue 29-Dec-15 13:15:28

Anna
Nina
Erica

Coral2094 Wed 30-Dec-15 10:39:41

Ha CherryPits!

Anna
Thea
Ruby
Katie

Juniper4004 Thu 31-Dec-15 21:53:19

Dammit, CherryPits- spot on! How did you know?!

Both DP and I like Naimh but poor kid will have to spell its surname out to all and sundry (although, like I said, each name is fairly normal) so to give it a complicated first name too seems mean. And I'd rather do the 'proper' spelling rather than Neve etc.

Clueing4looks Thu 31-Dec-15 21:58:17

Asha, Iris, Connie, Sian, Joanie.

BikeRunSki Thu 31-Dec-15 22:02:00

Alice ?

Cinnamon2013 Fri 01-Jan-16 13:38:44

Rosa is my favourite. I'd definitely avoid Lily, it's crazily popular around here although might I suppose be regional.

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