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Trying to choose a girls name with restrictions!

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babynumber3eek Tue 26-Jan-16 18:14:50

We are desperately trying to find a girls name that we love but due to the size of our (blended) family we are struggling somewhat! We have a rather long 'short list' but nothing is really screaming at us - unlike when we chose our son's name 18 months ago (Hugo).

Names we like include Beatrice (but can't really have a B name as 2 of the children/step children start with B. We also like Hebe, Harriet and Hester but 'Hugo and H...' sounds a little naff to me! Clara is a front runner but our surname starts with a CL (bangs head on desk! ).

Other names we like are Tuppence, Persephone, Florence (might be a little popular for my liking) and Flora.

Can anyone help?!

ScarlettDarling Tue 26-Jan-16 18:17:15

Tuppence?!? No, surely not?!

Clara is pretty and if your surname is Clarke, for example, I think Clara Clarke is beautiful.

IoraRua Tue 26-Jan-16 18:21:08

Tuppence grin grin grin

What about Esther? Not a million miles from Hester.
Ramona, Liliana, Margot...

BettyBi0 Tue 26-Jan-16 18:24:03

I don't think having lots of siblings with the same first initial is an issue unless the names were super matchy matchy. Beatrice is lovely

Showgirl109 Tue 26-Jan-16 18:24:04

Clara is top of my list for a girl! Isabella is my other choice, also love love Flora. I also think Clara Clarke is a beautiful name!

meditrina Tue 26-Jan-16 18:28:54

Other names from the Greek myths?

Artemis, Thalia, Aglaia, Lyssa, Khione?

iciclewinter Tue 26-Jan-16 18:29:23

Florence is a lovely name.


counttotenandbreathe Tue 26-Jan-16 18:35:47

Please not Tuppence!! Clara is lovely

breezeharbour Tue 26-Jan-16 18:39:55

Tuppence is a cute nickname but am I the only one who has heard it used as a nickname for vulva?

FWIW I think Hugo and Harriet sound adorable, like a pair of detectives.

BikeRunSki Tue 26-Jan-16 18:45:15

Tuppence = Fanjo!


babynumber3eek Tue 26-Jan-16 18:52:40

Margot was also on our shortlist but Margot and Hugo sound a little matchy to my ear. Tuppence = fanjo? 😂 Oh!

Sparklycat Tue 26-Jan-16 19:07:22


GoldPlatedBacon Tue 26-Jan-16 19:11:23

Tuppence isn't a name.


BisherBasherBosher Tue 26-Jan-16 19:12:55

My mum called my vagina tuppence when I was little.

GracieGraives Tue 26-Jan-16 19:15:19

Yep tuppence is a word used to describe lady bits. Don't do it to her!

cecilelliott Tue 26-Jan-16 19:50:27

Lettice/Laetitia rather than Tuppence?

Love Flora, much more than Florence!

TillyTolly Tue 26-Jan-16 19:51:05

I really like all of your options but agree that Florence seems to be climbing the popularity ladder a little too quickly (if that sort of thing bothers you). An alternative to Persephone could be Penelope which could give you the bonus nick name Tuppence? Penelope --> Penny --> Tuppence.

babynumber3eek Tue 26-Jan-16 19:53:47

Lettice was on the original short list but family/friends saw it removed!

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Tue 26-Jan-16 19:56:52

Marguerite? lots of opportunities for a pet name shortening.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Jan-16 20:00:21

Tuppence is the name of that lovely young actress.


RoseDeWittBukater Tue 26-Jan-16 20:01:13

Cora is beautiful and not unlike Clara.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Jan-16 20:03:27

Isadora - could be Izzy or Dora

Scarydinosaurs Tue 26-Jan-16 20:05:04

Cora is nice!

MidnightVelvetthe4th Tue 26-Jan-16 20:07:50


insan1tyscartching Tue 26-Jan-16 20:10:01

Seraphina, Jacinta, Imogen, Eloise?

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