Talk

Advanced search

Can't settle on a name

(29 Posts)
toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Tue 27-Dec-16 16:38:59

Hi ladies! Have only just found this board, spent a long time reading through threads, love it!

Don't want to discuss name choices IRL because last time I changed my mind after I saw my DD so am trying to keep choices to myself this time!

We are a mixed Mexican- British family living in a Spanish speaking country. Its important to us that our children's names are easily pronounced in both languages so neither sets of grandparents have to struggle!

We currently have a DD2.5: Amalia. Works well on our criteria and suits her.

Now pregnant with Number 2 and I keep finding names I love then going off them a week later!

Boys name is pretty solid bet for Cristian, but can I have girls suggestions please?

At the moment I have fluctuated between:

Sophia (my favourite and not popular where we live but DD likes the princess show so may be confusing?)
Selena
Elena
Gabriella

Help?

1horatio Tue 27-Dec-16 17:26:55

I love Selena.

Gabriella and Elena are really cute smile

Name suggestions?

It seems like you like 'a-names'. So...

Seraphina
Serena
Giuliani/Julia
Francesca
Annalisa
Miranda
Helena
Valentina
Antonia
Delilah
Theodora
Thaddea
Aurora
India
Flora
Aquilina
Leontina/Leontine

1horatio Tue 27-Dec-16 17:28:33

*Giulia

Not Giuliani...

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 27-Dec-16 18:33:49

It's got to be my all time favourite Rosita !
When I was a little girl, I used to tell people that this was my name.
I still love it, years later. 😄

1horatio Tue 27-Dec-16 18:36:09

sugar

I used to say my name was Vera... 😅

CocoLoco87 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:40:47

Love Sophia! And Gabriella!!

Olivia
Francesca
Lavinia
Mia

TheNewMrsGerardButler Tue 27-Dec-16 18:55:39

Lovely list of names. Please go with Elena though; it's beautiful smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 27-Dec-16 20:15:27

Maria
Alisa
Ana

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 27-Dec-16 22:37:49

Horatio, Vera ! 😂😂😂

Biscuitsneeded Tue 27-Dec-16 22:45:36

Agree with Elena. Beautiful.

1horatio Tue 27-Dec-16 22:56:14

sugar
blush
I should maybe add that I'm a woman (Horatio is DH's middle name). It's not like there was this little boy telling people to please call him Vera...

icy121 Tue 27-Dec-16 22:58:35

Elena looks unfinished to me. Selena or Helena flow better when handwritten.

Raines100 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:59:46

Elena is stunning.

BikeRunSki Wed 28-Dec-16 09:02:31

The Anglo-Spanish girls I was at school with were
Anna
Esther
Gemma
Elena

SorenaJ Wed 28-Dec-16 09:28:33

Emma
Elsa
Ariana

BeaveredBadgered Wed 28-Dec-16 09:30:05

Eva

BertrandRussell Wed 28-Dec-16 09:31:05

My Spanish/British niece is Miranda.

Do you mean, Cristian, OP - or is that a typo?

daisydalrymple Wed 28-Dec-16 09:35:26

I love all of your choices so I wouldn't worry too much about narrowing down and see which one suits if baby is a girl.

Elena is my favourite if I had to choose.

The only other name I would suggest would be Rosina.

Footle Wed 28-Dec-16 09:47:55

Only trouble with Gabriela / Gabriella is the spelling, in a two culture family.

Abecedario Wed 28-Dec-16 11:16:09

I love love love Alba and Blanca
Also really love Celia
Cristina?

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Wed 28-Dec-16 13:56:15

Wow thanks for all the replies! There are some great suggestions there! My husband's top choice is Elena aswell so will try it out in my mind for a bit see how it feels smile Can I ask if anyone can say what their pronunciation would be? With our daughter the pronunciation is Am_a_lia but we do get quite a bit of AmAHHHlia from English family hehe.

Thing with lots of the nicer names on the list is that they are associated to other people in our lives! I love Alba but thats our childminders name, Esther is grannies name etc.

Also my DD has my mums name for her middle (Lorraine), so would like something French-ish perhaps to keep the trend? How does Elena Marie sound? My MIL is lovely but has a name I can't stand (and neither can she!) but it is a variation on Maria, so could be a nod to her?

I may be overthinking...

Thank you all for your input! Love this board!

1horatio Wed 28-Dec-16 14:10:05

I personally love Elena Marielle.

de.forvo.com/word/elena/

I'd pronounce it like the Italian or the American woman. Depends on what language I'm speaking, I think.

But Elena is a name with various pronunciations. For me personally that wouldn't be an issue... but some people get really upset about things like this, so, idk.

mamabeak Wed 28-Dec-16 14:22:01

Alba
Anastasia (nn Ani)
Barbara
Beata
Beatrix (as opposed to Beatriz/Beatrice)
Carmen
Carolina (cah ro lee na)
Daria
Emma (only double mm in Spanish)
Evelina
Genoveva
Isabel
Lidia (but it might not work with bull fighting semantics)
Lilias (an old Scots form of Lily)
Luisa
Marina
Nadia
Naomi
Petra
Rosa
Roxanne
Roxana
Ruth (though it is root in Spanish, of course)
Sara (sah rah
Susan(n)a
Tamara
T(h)eadora/Dorot(h)ea
Ursula
Valentina
Viviana
Viveca
Yolanda

mamabeak Wed 28-Dec-16 14:23:11

Also Veronica.

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Wed 28-Dec-16 15:13:12

No, not bothered on the pronunciation, as long as it isn't hard for anyone smile although people calling DD Amelia consistently for almost 3 years gets a tad frustrating haha.

thanks for the suggestions! Some great ones there xx

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now