If I love Ivy and Iris but can't use them....

(68 Posts)
DorotheaHomeAlone Mon 18-Apr-16 04:57:46

Baby is due in a week and we're all set for boys names but still not in love with a girls option.

My name is short, punchy, easy to spell and pronounce and classic but relatively rare. I never meet name buddies in real life but name gets a lot of mn love! I want something similar for possible dd2!

I love the name Ivy as it's classic but simple and not overused. But it just won't work with DH surname. Our dd1 is Iris which I adored throughout last pregnancy.

What else should I be considering? I like Seren but just not convinced like I was with Iris.

LucyMouse Mon 18-Apr-16 05:45:17

Ada?

oleoleoleole Mon 18-Apr-16 06:00:31

Sylvie
Olive
Margot
Winnie
Bertha
Ruth
Inca
Orla
Judy

annandale Mon 18-Apr-16 06:00:38

Hero
Maxine
Tess

I personally think Karen, Tracy and Sharon are beautiful strong names but I'm too old to know whether they have 'recovered' yet.

Heavenscent86 Mon 18-Apr-16 06:32:19

Lydia.

IdaShaggim Mon 18-Apr-16 06:35:31

Hazel
Margot
Violet

Notthecarwashagain Mon 18-Apr-16 06:47:44

Amy

Cremo Mon 18-Apr-16 06:56:31

Clover
Primrose
Rowan
Ida
Edie
Isolde

AutumnRose1988 Mon 18-Apr-16 06:56:39

Betsy
Vivienne
Cordelia

TheUltimate Mon 18-Apr-16 06:59:00

Isla?

Justputyourshoesonnow Mon 18-Apr-16 06:59:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VocationalGoat Mon 18-Apr-16 07:00:26

Irena
Isla
Ida

I really love Seren.

VocationalGoat Mon 18-Apr-16 07:01:18

Oh Ines was suggested...such a wonderful name.

DropYourSword Mon 18-Apr-16 07:04:17

If you really love Ivy are you absolutely sure it wouldn't work with your surname??

Bellyrub1980 Mon 18-Apr-16 07:07:55

I think Hazel, and it's a botanical name like Iris and Ivy. Works well for a baby and an adult woman.

HippyPottyMouth Mon 18-Apr-16 07:09:59

I love Hazel, for the reasons PP gave, plus everyone's heard it and knows how to spell it but it's not mega-popular. We've had nothing but compliments on our Hazel's name.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 18-Apr-16 07:10:33

Ada, Ida, Betsy, Betty, Dotty, Elsie

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 18-Apr-16 07:11:35

Botanical- short and punchy- Hebe?
Fab nane

Thewolfsjustapuppy Mon 18-Apr-16 07:16:15

Rose
Poppy
Daisy
Polly
Belle
Edith
Hazel

EffieIsATrinket Mon 18-Apr-16 07:23:56

Myrtle

katienana Mon 18-Apr-16 07:25:16

Edie
Norah
Elsie

Spottyladybird Mon 18-Apr-16 07:26:20

Olive
Pearl
Seren
Edie

Dontrocktheboat Mon 18-Apr-16 07:29:33

Iona
Esther
Alba
Stella
Nina

Sophronia Mon 18-Apr-16 07:30:18

Cora
Ada
Iona
Nancy
Ida
Mabel
Kitty
Vera
Inez
Alma
Dinah
Clara
Adela
Viola
Jemima
Clarice
Marian
Rosa
Delilah
Frida
Dorothy
Lila
Flora
Greta
Esther
Irene
Gloria
Keziah
Mary
Norah
Ruth
Theda
Susannah
Tess
Vivien
Willa
Audra
Louisa
Edith
Stella
Daphne
Annie

RoseDeGambrinus Mon 18-Apr-16 07:33:04

Rose
Holly
Rowan
Ada

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