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Our daughter is nameless - should we just go for Noah?

(43 Posts)
ScarletMoonlight Sat 19-Nov-16 13:27:43

We didn't know her sex, but if she had been a boy, she would have been Noah.

We like Madeleine/Maddie, but disagree on pronunciation. We had almost decided on Ivy, but we don't like the way it looks sad

Any ideas? She's really cute grin

Pyrrha Sat 19-Nov-16 13:28:54

Norah? Or I think Noa is a girls name.

GlacindaTheTroll Sat 19-Nov-16 13:29:04

isn't it usually spelled Noa for a girl?

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sat 19-Nov-16 13:29:07


liquidrevolution Sat 19-Nov-16 13:29:19


Many congrats grin

YouWereAlwaysPerfect Sat 19-Nov-16 13:29:53

I wouldn't go for Noah because that is a boys name.

Which other girls names do you like?

Pyrrha Sat 19-Nov-16 13:30:55

Mia,Leah, Cora have similar sounds to Noah. Hmm, if you like Madeleine, maybe Adeline, Coralie, something like that?

ScarletMoonlight Sat 19-Nov-16 13:31:20

We did look at Noa, but does it look incomplete?

Pyrrha Sat 19-Nov-16 13:31:30


Pancakeflipper Sat 19-Nov-16 13:32:36

Noa ?

I know a young girl called that and she really owns that name! She's totally lovely.

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 19-Nov-16 13:33:03

I'd go for Noa or maybe something similar sounding. How about Nora, Nuala (noola) or Naomi?

PointlessUsername Sat 19-Nov-16 13:33:46

Dd has a Noah in her class and it is spelt as that.

ScarletMoonlight Sat 19-Nov-16 13:36:48

We're not sure about the other N names... Thank you though smile

Leah is nice, but if we had a boy, could we have Leah and Noah?

QueenOfTheNaps Sat 19-Nov-16 13:37:36

Noa was the name of a lovely perfume many years ago... go for it! I think it's lovely for a little girl.
And congrats smile

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 19-Nov-16 13:41:15

Leah and Noah are lovely together! Yes, hang on to Noah for a boy if that she your preference. Leah is lovely too.

GlacindaTheTroll Sat 19-Nov-16 13:41:55

OK, if you hope to have more DC, then best to have something that goes with Noah (if you have a DS) or Noa (if your last DC is another DD in a string of girls).

How about other OT names, such as Esther, Ruth, Naomi, Jemima, Rachel?

onedayimightforget Sat 19-Nov-16 13:42:10

How about Leona?

KoalaDownUnder Sat 19-Nov-16 13:43:03

Noah is odd for a girl.

I love Nola.

margaritasbythesea Sat 19-Nov-16 13:43:13


Garthmarenghi Sat 19-Nov-16 13:43:29


Zaya71 Sat 19-Nov-16 13:51:02

I have a friend named Naomi, but she goes by Noa. It is lovely for a girl.

Myu5ername Sat 19-Nov-16 14:04:12

We nearly called our Wee one Noa, it's a gorgeous name and legitimate female name. It doesn't look incomplete.
Noah - the male equivalent should actually be pronounced with a 'ch' sound at the end that's why people can't get their head round Noa being a girls name.

raviolidreaming Sat 19-Nov-16 14:08:06

Noa smile

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 19-Nov-16 14:12:12

I think I love the suggestion of Esther which someone suggested upthread. Noah and Esther is a lovely sibling set! (If you ever have a boy.)

XianLiax Sat 19-Nov-16 14:13:32

Noé is the girls version I've seen (French kid. Also very cute!)

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