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Name needed for baby girl with health problems

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SouthDownsSunshine Mon 25-Jul-16 21:01:43

We're expecting dd2. Dd1 is called Sophie.

Top of our list had been Eloise, but our baby has major heart problems and almost certainly downs syndrome as well. And Eloise means 'healthy', so it feels a bit wrong to give her that name.

Any other suggestions?

We like names that are classic, and work well in other European languages, particularly French. More than happy to go with a french name. I would love a name that meant something like 'blessing' or 'miracle' etc.

LuluJakey1 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:03:03

Amelie - don't know what it means but it is very pretty

HappyHeart87 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:05:46

Mirielle is French and means 'miracle'.

PaintedDrivesAndPolishedGrass Mon 25-Jul-16 21:05:57


gasbird Mon 25-Jul-16 21:06:41


3boys3dogshelp Mon 25-Jul-16 21:07:23


228agreenend Mon 25-Jul-16 21:07:43

Mirielle is lovely.

Littlefish Mon 25-Jul-16 21:07:48

Grace means "blessing".

insertimaginativeusername Mon 25-Jul-16 21:08:05


Buggers Mon 25-Jul-16 21:08:33

Emily -not sure what name means.
Fleur - means flower.
Charlotte - I think it means pretty not 100% sure.

Hope everything goes well, how far along are you?flowers

HappyHeart87 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:08:37

Mirai is Basque and means miracle as well.

Dorothy / Dorothea have Greek roots I think and mean gift / gift from God.

BeenThereTooSEL Mon 25-Jul-16 21:09:09

Beatrice- bringer of joy

Happypeas Mon 25-Jul-16 21:09:14

What about Ellen? Or Ellena. It means bright light

user7755 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:09:16

Amelie is lovely. This might sound patronising and I don't mean it to, this is a stressful time for you I imagine, but your love for your daughter shines through your post. We have a son with complex needs and he and his brother are fabulous - the best things ever.

AliceInHinterland Mon 25-Jul-16 21:09:26

Another vote for Mirielle

Buggers Mon 25-Jul-16 21:09:27

P.s Charlotte and Sophie sound lovely togethergrin.

airforsharon Mon 25-Jul-16 21:10:01

I know a baby Arianne, which afaik is a traditionally French name. I'd not heard it before and thought it's a lovely name.

Portobelly Mon 25-Jul-16 21:10:34

Venetia ? Jensine? gwen? Beata? Benecia? Benedetta? Armonie? Dorothy?

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 25-Jul-16 21:11:10

Audrey- strength
Allegra- joyous
Felicia/Felicity- happy

Good luck star

Batteriesallgone Mon 25-Jul-16 21:11:48


SouthDownsSunshine Mon 25-Jul-16 21:14:09

Some great names here smile

Love Mirielle but I'd be worried about pronunciation.

We have Charlotte on our long list! Dd1 was very nearly called it!

Love Grace, but we went with it as a middle name for Dd1.

I do like flower names as well smile

jclm Mon 25-Jul-16 21:14:41


SouthDownsSunshine Mon 25-Jul-16 21:16:25

Lots of names to go on my long list.

With Dd1 I had to collect a long list, then sit dh down in a pub and go through them... it took many goes!

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Mon 25-Jul-16 21:16:47

My DD1 is called Georgia, which means farmer
My friend's DD is called Leah, which means cow (I think)
If you feel really particularly uncomfortable about the meaning of Eloise, then I would go for Elodie, but Eloise is a beautiful name and if you love it, I would go for it and sod the meaning. Good luck flowers

Liz09 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:16:58

Lucy means "light" or "bright". I think that's lovely. smile

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