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If I like Barnaby for a boy....

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SpaceDinosaur Sat 08-Oct-16 00:37:58

Can you suggest a girl's name please?

We don't know what we're having, we suspect a boy but until baby's born it's a surprise!!!
Both DH and I love Barnaby.
Also Sebastian

I like Ace too but that got veto'd grin

We both dislike "floral" names for girls or overtly "girly"
We would like for our daughter to be able to have an "easy" abbreviation for her name. I love unisex names. Jaimie is nice but not quite right. (Short surname)

Also, first name can't begin with an H or she'll sound like a superhero's alter ego!!!

So... any ideas?!!

wiltingfast Sat 08-Oct-16 00:45:19

Darcy?

SpaceDinosaur Sat 08-Oct-16 00:47:58

I can't get past "Mr Darcy" confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 08-Oct-16 02:34:22

Jemima
Tabitha
Louisa
Francesca
Emily
Felicity
Briony

Mylittlelights Sat 08-Oct-16 02:44:07

Charlie

Joinourclub Sat 08-Oct-16 03:40:42

Lulu
Lola
Maisie
Matilda
Piper
Sadie
Tess
Ruby

Stilldreamingofsun Sat 08-Oct-16 07:41:48

Matilda!

buckyou Sat 08-Oct-16 07:43:50

Elizabeth

buckyou Sat 08-Oct-16 07:44:19

Or Charlotte then you could have Charlie?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Oct-16 08:13:56

Frances (Fran/Frankie).

Diddlydokey Sat 08-Oct-16 08:15:51

Jemima is a Barnaby's sister that we know.

Taylor
Alex
Georgia
Charlie

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 08-Oct-16 08:16:50

Bernadette? I know a Bernadette and she has a short surname and it flows really well.

Scribblegirl Sat 08-Oct-16 08:18:50

Roxanne nn Roxy? I know it's a bit more 'edgy' but it's not terribly girly and I really like it so there grin

Sukitakeitoff Sat 08-Oct-16 08:20:30

Martha? Juno? They don't quite meet your criteria but I think they go well and aren't too girly.

wiltingfast Sat 08-Oct-16 08:43:53

Well you said you didn't want girlie! grin girl in ds class called Darcy, it works smile

How about

Lois
Jane
Ruth
Tess
Hazel (at least it's not a flower!)

PikachuSayBoo Sat 08-Oct-16 08:45:00

Zelda

DeputyPecksBentBeak Sat 08-Oct-16 08:45:15

All I can think of is Riley

wiltingfast Sat 08-Oct-16 08:45:23

Feck forgot about the H

Not sure I get that though?

Rowan is another round here used for both boys and girls.

SpaceDinosaur Sat 08-Oct-16 09:19:25

Thank you!

I hadn't thought of Bernadette. I quite like that. I also really like Jemima but DH just says "puddle duck" when I suggest it!

Some of them are too "usual" for our taste. I know far too many Tabithas. DH isn't keen on Matilda.
I'd LOVE a Harriet but were agreed that having matching initials will make our baby sound like baby a super hero which is disappointing!!!

Please keep suggesting. This is a million times better than books and websites!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Oct-16 10:06:41

Kimberley (Kim).
Danielle (Dani).
Georgina (Georgie).
Eartha
Zoe
Alanna
Raphaella (Raffy).

ButtonLoon Sat 08-Oct-16 10:16:24

Beatrix (Bea, Trixie)
Genevieve (Genny)
Jennifer (Jenny)
Georgina (George)
Samantha (Sam)
Imogen (Imi)

Pigeonpost Sat 08-Oct-16 10:23:56

We have a Barnaby. If he and his brothers were girls they would have been Nancy, Polly and Flora.

Pigeonpost Sat 08-Oct-16 10:24:48

PS Don't dismiss Harriet just because your surname starts with an H. Harriet Harman doesn't sound like a superhero does she? Harriet is a lovely name.

Pigeonpost Sat 08-Oct-16 10:26:16

Oh it might have been Heidi instead of Flora. But that leaves you with the same H issue.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Oct-16 10:53:04

Vivienne (Vivi).
Josephine (Jo).
Harriet (Harri).

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