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Cluelessmamma Sun 18-Dec-16 13:53:04

Hi, this is my first MN post fsmile
I would love some advice/ ideas for name of dd2 due next year. Hubby has basically removed himself from the equation as we could literally not agree on one name for our first daughter which caused so much stress that he has now said whatever I want he will go along with (hence I need someone else to bounce ideas off!). I love vintage/old lady names and especially ones that have been in my family.. so this is my list.. and our first daughter is called Beatrice (Bea) so I would obvs like it to 'go' together..

Stella Violet (which would give her same initials as me)
Iris Cecily
Mable Florence
Violet Hope
Cecily Hope
Cosima Iris

Any other ideas? thoughts?
Thanks smile

twinjocks Sun 18-Dec-16 13:56:06

Very pretty names (although I would spell it Mabel, not Mable) - but I think I like Stella Violet best.

Bluntness100 Sun 18-Dec-16 13:58:47

I'd take Mable off, my husband had an aunt Mable, who was lovely, but it's too old ladyish for me. Iris is a nice name from that list.

PossumInAPearTree Sun 18-Dec-16 14:08:55


smEGGnogg Sun 18-Dec-16 14:13:17

Cecily is the one I like best from your list.

Mabel doesn't go very well with Beatrice imo. I don't think its pretty enough for them to 'go' together.

Blythe is one of my most favourite vintage names. I also like Clementine and Henrietta.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 18-Dec-16 14:15:44

I like Mabel and would consider using it (Granny's middle name) Cosima is also very pretty, they feel like quite different names to me.

calzone Sun 18-Dec-16 14:16:31

I like Dulcie, Edie, Iris and Eva.....

All your names are lovely.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 18-Dec-16 14:19:31


Manumission Sun 18-Dec-16 14:22:31

Mabel is lovely and goes well with Beatrice IMO.

Staranise123 Sun 18-Dec-16 14:55:27

Cosima and Cecily are lovely.

Staranise123 Sun 18-Dec-16 14:55:44

I don't like Mable

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sun 18-Dec-16 15:02:00

You have great taste!

I like Iris and Beatrice together.

Stella Violet is beautiful too.

I'm assuming it's Mabel? I like Mabel too.

Bea and Mabel would be adorable.

I'm no help. Ignore me.

Glitterous Sun 18-Dec-16 15:05:09

Another for Stella Violet. Violet is my dds md and Stella was a name I liked for dd but was vetoed so am completely biased l. I also like Estella.

Elizabeth (Betty)

RachelRosie Sun 18-Dec-16 15:12:33

Iris and Mabel are on my list I love them. I think Mabel is my favourite. Unfortunately, they are on my husbands no list sad

BayaGoji Sun 18-Dec-16 15:13:45

I LOVE Cosima

Mombie2016 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:14:15


1horatio Sun 18-Dec-16 15:15:13

My favourite is Cosima, I seriously love that name.
Iris is also beautiful.
I praonally am not a fan of Cecily (but I do love Celia/Cecilia). Do you like Celeste?

I agree with the person suggesting Beatrix.

Cosima Beatrix is gorgeous.
I also really like Hope as a middle name. But then again, I also like Patience, Verity, Prudence, Clemence, Honor, especially as middle names.

1horatio Sun 18-Dec-16 15:16:05

*Personally 😉

TheTartOfAsgard Sun 18-Dec-16 15:16:38

I love violet and Cecily.

On my list I have


dannydyerismydad Sun 18-Dec-16 15:18:12

I think Daphne is a lovely and very underused name.

Pixilicious Sun 18-Dec-16 15:20:28

I love Stella, I wish I had another DD as I'd definitely name her Stella.

Cluelessmamma Sun 18-Dec-16 15:20:55

Thank you so much everyone! Oops, yes I spelt Mabel wrong (dyslexic!). I'm glad there are some Stella fans as I worried if people would associate it with the lager, but I just love that it means star and it was my great aunts name.
Thanks for all the great ideas.. Nancy is really growing on me.
Thanks all!

SingaSong12 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:21:00

My favourite names in yours are Iris and Florence. I've not come across Cosima. Not keen on Violet (I don't know anyone with the name and it just reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Of PP suggestions I like Victoria traditional?

imsorryiasked Sun 18-Dec-16 15:22:10


MamaMotherMummy Sun 18-Dec-16 15:28:38


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