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Idoitforthelove Sat 26-Mar-16 12:24:12

Yes, I'm looking for the Holy Grail of girls names.
I don't want anything popular, nor do I want a frilly, girly unusual name (Seraphina, Elodie, Primrose...) or a way out there OTT name (Honeysuckle, Temperance, Jacintha...)
It has to be classic and strong, but still a name that a little girl would be proud of.
Does it exist?
So far, I'm going along the lines of Miranda, Juliet, Helena...but I don't really love any of them. Any ideas mumsnetters?

Suddenlylastsummer Sat 26-Mar-16 12:33:14

Alice would have been my choice for a girl.

Dumdiddlydum Sat 26-Mar-16 12:35:49

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 26-Mar-16 12:48:41

Nancy
Sadie
Julia
Tessa
Araminta
Francesca
Jemima
Tabitha

Imps9 Sat 26-Mar-16 12:51:35

What about:

Miriam
Jennifer
Hannah
Heather
Rebecca
Katharine
Rachel

?

nellyflora Sat 26-Mar-16 13:05:16

Catherine
Elizabeth
Alexandra
Margaret
Anne/ Anna
Mary
Sarah
Helen
Jane
Claire

Rebecca
Tabither
Jemima
Imogen
Hannah
Matilda

You need to look at Royal names and biblical to get the true classics I think most of the above fit those rules.

KitKat1985 Sat 26-Mar-16 13:27:01

There are some good suggestions here. Francesca and Elizabeth would be fave out of these. x

ashesandfire Sat 26-Mar-16 13:41:58

Rosalind
Adelaide
Cecily
Meredith
Imogen
Eliza
Romilly
Violet

Tryingtodecideboy3name Sat 26-Mar-16 14:00:48

Hester, Tabitha, Romilly

TempsPerdu Sat 26-Mar-16 14:02:23

Honor
Greta
Rosa
Meredith
Clio
Tessa
Vita
Iris
Esther

HairySubject Sat 26-Mar-16 14:05:52

Charlotte
Elizabeth
Francesca
Harriet
Alice
Alexandra

thatstoast Sat 26-Mar-16 14:07:05

Cordelia
Ramona
Edith
Margaret

thereareworsethingsicoulddo Sat 26-Mar-16 14:09:08

I second Margaret. Maggie is sweet for a baby but still strong and classic.

Only1scoop Sat 26-Mar-16 14:15:27

Enid

Claudia

Tabitha

Only1scoop Sat 26-Mar-16 14:16:43

Celestial

Cosimasmile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 26-Mar-16 14:16:47

How can a girls name, be poncey.confused. But I think. I know what you mean something classical.
Elizabeth
Charlotte
Georgina
Jennifer
Mary
C/Katherine
Helena
Louise
Megan
Ana
Rosa

Only1scoop Sat 26-Mar-16 14:17:16

Sorry 'Celestia'

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 26-Mar-16 14:18:51

Julia
Josephine
Hannah
Marie
Francesca
Samantha

BertrandRussell Sat 26-Mar-16 14:19:58

Harriet
Helen (shortened to Nell)
Jane
Miriam
Ruth

iseenodust Sat 26-Mar-16 14:21:05

I like Alexandra too.
Rosemary
Dorothy nn Dottie

evenoldergregg Sat 26-Mar-16 14:23:14

Muriel,
Meryl,
Dorothy,
Agatha,
Sylvia,
June,
Vanessa,
Frieda,
Josephine,
Ines.

madmotherof2 Sat 26-Mar-16 14:29:02

Josephine
Theodora
Jemima
Esme
Juliet

Summ3r Sat 26-Mar-16 14:35:53

Freya
Nora
Laura
Charlotte
Emily

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 26-Mar-16 14:37:21

Elizabeth
Catherine
Francesca
Laura
Jane
Victoria
Anne/anna

WhiteHairReally Sat 26-Mar-16 15:17:09

Celia
Frances
Ursula
Maud

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