Girl's names......what else would I like?

(33 Posts)
ZiggyZigZag Wed 24-Feb-16 01:45:27

I'm stuck......I like somewhat 'older' names but not top twenty names though top 20+ are fine. I just don't really 'love' any names though. DD1 (age 4) is Charlotte (family nn Lottie).

To give an idea of the type of names I like - so far on the list are:
Harriet - DH is unsure about this and even more unsure about Hattie. Plus Lottie and Hattie sound ridiculous.
Imogen - waver between liking it and thinking its viewed as a bit aspirational
Isobel - very safe like DD1
Iriis - but I am starting to go off this name)
India - this is a very recent favourite so I'm on the fence about it).

DH has put forward the names
Tamsin - I waver between loving it and wondering if its a bit hippyish?
Constance. I don't like the thought of having two girls sharing the first initial so I have ruled this one out.

Please feel free to slate the list. As I said I like the names but I don't love them.

PruneCat Wed 24-Feb-16 01:54:58

We have similar taste, Imogen and Iris are also on my shortlist so I'll throw a few others I'm considering on the table for you:

Adelaide
Bernadette
Mabel
Alice
Agnes
Georgia
Sylvia

torthecatlady Wed 24-Feb-16 02:06:15

I think Charlotte and Isobel go nicely together smile

KoalaDownUnder Wed 24-Feb-16 02:10:14

Lila
Lydia
Maeve
Elena
Jessamine
Mara
Nell
Rosie
Sadie
Tessa

thebiscuitindustry Wed 24-Feb-16 02:36:10

Isobel Constance would be a lovely name and would go well with Charlotte. Nicknames could be Lottie and Bella.

Emily
Felicity
Olivia
Jessica
Louisa
Victoria
Seren
Jemima

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 24-Feb-16 09:12:42

I like Isobel, India and pp suggestion of Lydia.

My DP loves Imogen but I'm not a fan as I don't like the shortenings of it.

Phoebe
Daisy
Maria
Erin
Kiera

LotsofDots Wed 24-Feb-16 11:24:34

The Charlottes we know have sisters called
Emily
Molly
Jessica
Zara
Dorothy

Kim82 Wed 24-Feb-16 11:29:15

I have a Charlotte and her sisters are called Leah and Megan.

Isobel
Erin
Emma
Anna

KoalaDownUnder Wed 24-Feb-16 12:33:12

Charlotte and Anna would be lovely.

StDogolphin Wed 24-Feb-16 13:04:31

Henrietta (Hettie)

longestlurkerever Wed 24-Feb-16 13:06:07

I think I have similar taste to you. I like elegant grown up names but not too posh sounding. I have an Anna and a Beth. I also love Catherine and all its derivatives (Katie particularly), Eleanor, Eilidh, Louisa, Jenna,

StDogolphin Wed 24-Feb-16 17:40:03

Antonia
Alexandra
Emmeline
Emmelina
Aveline
Avelina
Dorothea
Caroline
Virginia

ZiggyZigZag Wed 24-Feb-16 20:54:56

Thanks everyone, I'm so glad I posted. Some great names and some food for thought there.

There is an Anna in the family already. Sylvia (nn Sylvie) was the main contender for DD1's name.

Elizabeth (Beth) is very lovely.

DH has agreed Constance wouldn't be the best with Charlotte but is still quite taken with Tamsin.

So now on the list -

Imogen
Beth
Tamsin

What is the general opinion on these?

Myredcardigan Wed 24-Feb-16 21:04:52

I have, in 20yrs, taught 2 Tamsins. Both lovely girls, but, for some reason lots of other children struggle to get their tongues around it and both were regularly called, Tasmin instead of Tamsin. One didn't seem to bother but the other hated it especially as she was still being called Tasmin in Y6.

WineCheeseSleep Wed 24-Feb-16 21:59:20

I think your taste is similar to mine so here is my long list and at the moment the top choice is Charlotte nn Lottie!

Clara
Bronwyn
Bryony
Charlotte
Daisy
Elizabeth - Lizzie
April
Felicity
Freya
Abigail
Anna
Gwen
Harriet
Imogen
Isobel
Lydia
Phoebe
Tabitha
Violet

Of your shortlist Imogen is my favourite.

thebiscuitindustry Wed 24-Feb-16 23:37:41

I like Imogen best of those three.

Potcallingkettle Thu 25-Feb-16 00:09:25

Freya, Verity, Philippa (nn Pippa), Georgina, Mollie, Romilly, Frances, Felicity (nn Fliss), Beatrice, Matilda, Victoria, Elinor.

ZiggyZigZag Thu 25-Feb-16 00:27:17

DH likes Verity but its not one of my favourites.

We both really like Matilda but not any of the nicknames so ruled it out. I mentioned it to somebody and they immediately said 'Tilly'. I know we can use the name Matilda ourselves but we can't control what other people say or what she would like herself as a teen <and I knew a Tilly before and it has unwelcome associations>.

It looks like Imogen is the favourite then?

Beth and Tamsin are looking very unpopular. I like both of them. Oh dear maybe my taste is just all a bit safe and meh.

FrancisdeSales Thu 25-Feb-16 00:39:45

I love Tamsin and I was also going to suggest Georgina which someone mentioned upthread.

Laetitia
Lydia
Phoebe
Sabina
Thea
Antonia
Daphnne
Bridget
Amana
Penelope

FrancisdeSales Thu 25-Feb-16 00:40:18

That was supposed to be Amanda

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 25-Feb-16 07:43:08

Tamsin is my favourite of the three on your new shortlist, although I quite like all of them. I would never consider Tamsin as 'hippyish'.

longestlurkerever Thu 25-Feb-16 09:30:38

Ha well I vote Beth! But mine is a Bethan really, rather than an Elizabeth, mostly because I definitely wanted her to be Beth, rather than Elizabeth or Libby or Liz. I do like Imogen. Tamsin is OK. They both sound a teensy bit too upper middle class to my ear, but nothing wrong with that, really if you're happy in your skin.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 25-Feb-16 09:42:42

Hannah
Elizabeth
Lucy
Alice
Edith or Edie
Ruth

Bellasima20 Thu 25-Feb-16 09:47:22

Ziggy completely get what you mean about seeing Imogen as a bit "aspirational" to me thats more polite than my instant reaction- of twee, rather plain but trying to sound grander than you really are. Much prettier suggestions on this thread than that, and don't think Imogen has come up that often as peoples favourite?

ZiggyZigZag Thu 25-Feb-16 15:48:18

Ummm....Beth is really pretty.

Tamsin upper middle class really? I didn't think that. I think I thought it might be hippyish due to the My Summer of Love film.

Imogen on the other hand, I waver between thinking its plain or its aspirational. Neither of which really want....but I think it is a nice name.

I haven't heard the name Amanda for a very long time, it isn't really my taste but I don't think its not a nice name either. There are too many Lucys where I am. I'm bored of it but Lucinda was on the shortlist for DD1 as well. I really like Daphne as well but can't break it from the Frasier connection smile.

So all of you replying have a very good idea of what I like!

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