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I'm really struggling with names

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TurtlesAreAwesome Wed 24-Aug-16 17:44:27

Hi, I'm pregnant with a little girl and I would like a name for her, before she's born. I've thought of a few, but nothing seems quite right. blush

Can anyone offer some name advice?

user703749 Wed 24-Aug-16 17:52:15

I'm also looking for girl names, a few of my favs are:
Amelia
Lily
Willow
if you like girly names
Charlotte (nn lottie?)
Lilianna/Lilian
Alicia
for longer names
hope they help smile

TurtlesAreAwesome Wed 24-Aug-16 18:00:11

Thanks for your suggestions. I do like unusual names. I don't like Charlotte, but I do like Charlie and Lottie. Haha.

Lily will be her middle name.

The ones on my shortlist are:

Atheni
Eleni
Helena
Louisa

RiverTam Wed 24-Aug-16 18:01:24

Eleni is lovely.

My favourite girls name is Marianne.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 24-Aug-16 18:02:11

I think names like Miriam and Anna are due a comeback.

Pamela is another one.

LotsOfDots Wed 24-Aug-16 18:02:58

There's a whole baby names section OP, which will probably generate more replies. If you report your thread to MNHQ they'll move it for you! Congratulations btw.

user703749 Wed 24-Aug-16 19:17:20

some really pretty unusual names I like are
Isla
marnie
gwen
leia

TurtlesAreAwesome Wed 24-Aug-16 19:31:22

@ lotsofdots Thank you. I've reported to ask them to move it. I'm sorry, I'm new to these sorts of places! blushblush

I don't mind Anna and it was originally on my list, but my partner's late sister is called that and I just don't feel quite right using it.

I do like Leia, too. I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to use it though.

LotsOfDots Wed 24-Aug-16 22:17:32

No need to apologise! The baby name topic is s busy one so you should get plenty of ideas there.

Dogsmom Wed 24-Aug-16 23:11:39

When you're trying out names say them aloud with the middle name, quite a few of the ones you like don't work well with Lily.

TurtlesAreAwesome Wed 24-Aug-16 23:24:23

None of them actually sound too good with Lily. sad

wobblywonderwoman Wed 24-Aug-16 23:32:11

I bought a book and crossed out definite no names then worked my way through. Of you could print off a list online

Suggestions

Penelope
Eloise
Olivia

Tutuloves Thu 25-Aug-16 09:44:09

I love Scarlett Lily or Orla Lily.

strawberrypenguin Thu 25-Aug-16 09:50:39

I've got boys so never used any of our shortlisted girl names but I like
Phoebe
Amber
Cordelia

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Aug-16 13:35:47

We're just going to move this over to baby names.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 25-Aug-16 13:55:12

Sophia Lily
Georgia Lily
Teresa Lily
Sara Lily
Zara Lily
Freesia Lily
Jessica Lily

TownMouseCuntMouse Thu 25-Aug-16 15:09:04

OP, if you like Eleni, what about Eleri? It's a Welsh girl's name pronounced ell-AIR-ee (stress on second syllable). I'm Welsh but dislike most Welsh names - Eleri was one of the few I considered for my DDs.

TurtlesAreAwesome Thu 25-Aug-16 17:30:59

It's funny you should suggest Eleri, actually, as a friend has a little girl called that. You can guess that she likes Eleni as a choice too! I really like Eleni, but I'm not sure if it's too 'out there'.

I like Freesia, that's quite nice. But I could see people getting the pronunciation wrong, what do you think? I couldn't use Sophia.

I do like Phoebe and was considering it for my list, but I'm really indecisive. Amber was on the list with my first, but I went off it big time after I met a nasty person with the name.

user1471501988 Thu 25-Aug-16 17:42:34

If you like Phoebe and Amber, do you like Hebe, rather unusual, and Ebony.
Also Elspeth, Maisie, Lyra or maybe, Eden.

chocoLit Thu 25-Aug-16 17:43:36

What about Arianna if you like Anna but don't feel right using it?
or Sylvanna nn Sylvie

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Aug-16 17:46:52

I really like selenium, but it's a bit of a mouthful in combination with Lily.

TurtlesAreAwesome Thu 25-Aug-16 18:35:17

Hebe, I'm not actually sure about that one. It does look quite cool, but not sure if my little girl will pull it off. I do like Maisie, but not sure if it's too common.

Sorry, choco, neither of those are my style.

It's hard work naming babies. confused

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 25-Aug-16 18:46:46

Amarys/Amaris
Loni
Melody
Liberty

user1471501988 Thu 25-Aug-16 19:44:21

Maybe, Heidi, Tess, Clover, Rena, Caroline, Josie or Rosalie.

TurtlesAreAwesome Fri 26-Aug-16 09:53:18

Sorry to the last 2 posters, none of those suggestions are really my cup of tea. I like something with quite a soft sound, but a serious name.

I've added Freesia and Phoebe to my list smile

What do people think of Athena? Everyone I've suggested it to seems to hate it, so I ended up just putting my original idea (Atheni) on the list.

If I was going to choose a 1st middle name for a name with an 'ee' sound at the end, what would you suggest? smile

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