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Rainatnight Mon 05-Dec-16 20:45:42

I'd love to ask for your thoughts on strong girls' names. I'm not madly keen on the Poppy/Millie/Esme girly names that are popular at the moment, and would like something strong and elegant.

(Not much to ask!)

We are adopting and never thought that we'd have the chance to name a child ourselves, but it's looking like we're about to be matched with a young baby whose name the social workers will advise us to change for security reasons (if we are lucky enough for the match to go ahead smile)

Many thanks!

mummarichardson Mon 05-Dec-16 20:48:17

For some reason I always think Z names sound strong like Zoe, Zara and Zareena. Also think Sadie, but that's because I know one who is particularly strong!

SausageSoda Mon 05-Dec-16 20:50:26

Merryn sounds a strong name to me plus it means Joyful which is nice

DollyPlastic Mon 05-Dec-16 20:53:01

Alexandra, Hope, Georgina, Victoria.

Cynara Mon 05-Dec-16 20:53:46

Caroline
Elizabeth
Anna
Helen/Helena
Victoria

Scarydinosaurs Mon 05-Dec-16 20:56:18

Francesca
Monica
Odette

SophieofShepherdsBush Mon 05-Dec-16 20:56:37

Petra

HerRoyalFattyness Mon 05-Dec-16 20:59:31

Bernadette. It means brave bear.

10Betty10 Mon 05-Dec-16 21:00:05

Juno.

SoftBlocks Mon 05-Dec-16 21:02:27

Alexandra
Joan / Jane
Claudia

WallisFrizz Mon 05-Dec-16 21:04:04

Anna

Twinkletowedelephant Mon 05-Dec-16 21:05:29

Emma is have known a few young and old and they all have something about them.

There is not a single Emma at my children's school either

MuppetsChristmasCarol Mon 05-Dec-16 21:05:47

Good luck with everything. I hope it works out for you. flowers

Rachel, Ruth, Hazel, Frances or Faye?

What sort of names do you like? I like solid girls names (nothing that ends in ie, y, belle). Is that the sort of strong names you're after?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 05-Dec-16 21:06:19

Yara

Sansa

Osha

ifigoup Mon 05-Dec-16 21:08:01

Anya
Ursula
Gretchen
Joan
Gwen
Lauren
Nicola

MrPoppersPenguins Mon 05-Dec-16 21:08:09

I'm exactly the same... want a strong name. Our shortlist so far includes:
Cora
Niamh
Georgina (shortened to George)
Charlotte (shortened to Charlie)
Nell

Watching thread with interest!

Pluto30 Mon 05-Dec-16 21:10:20

My name's Elizabeth and I've had a few people tell me that it's a strong name.

gettingtherequickly Mon 05-Dec-16 21:12:13

Victoria
Elizabeth
Alexandra

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 05-Dec-16 21:12:45

If you are choosing a new name for security reasons, might it be wise to pick something from the popular end of the spectrum to help that. Find the 100 most popular girl's name list for last year on the INS site.

Spindelina Mon 05-Dec-16 21:13:05

Harriet. Says no nonsense to me.

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 05-Dec-16 21:13:35

ONS you darned US English autocorrect

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 05-Dec-16 21:15:31

Victoria
Helen
Hester
Rowan
Judith
Ingrid
Margaret
Cecily
Clemency

orangepudding Mon 05-Dec-16 21:16:10

Francesca
Elizabeth
Alexandra/Alexandria
Gerogia
Helena

All feminine but strong names.

bluechameleon Mon 05-Dec-16 21:16:47

Kate, Ruth, Matilda, Gretchen, Clara, Margaret, Alexandra, Genevieve

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 05-Dec-16 21:17:40

Jennifer
Anna
Helena
Kate
Catherine
Stephanie
Georgia
Megan
Charlotte
Theresa
Vivienne
Laura
Julia
Rachel
Alexandra
Frances

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