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Having baby today- no name if a girl

(119 Posts)
Scarydinosaurs Thu 09-Feb-17 03:17:54

I have two DDs already, one flower name, one Irish name. Both have family names.

Names I like but can't use: Iris, Clover, Joni, Orla, Roisin, Ann/Annie, Nancy, Alannah, Cecilia, Ivy, Violet, Olivia, Ella, Rose...

I would like an Irish name (have Irish surname) but at this point we don't even have a short list of names.

Please help! I am a desperate non-sleeping pregnant lady.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 09-Feb-17 03:20:15

Best wishes!

Probably stating the obvious, but Maeve?

Scarydinosaurs Thu 09-Feb-17 03:25:58

Not a fan of Maeve- have a Mabel in the family...I can't see DH going for that, though I quite like it.

Thank you! I'm so excited to meet the new baby, but feel dreadful that if it is a girl she will be nameless!

Also- middle name must be Jane. Maeve Jane? Mabel Jane? Does it work?

OuchBollocks Thu 09-Feb-17 03:30:17

Aine, Clodagh, Poppy, Katherine nn Katie, Lucy?

OuchBollocks Thu 09-Feb-17 03:30:53

Also - today?? Eeek good luck!

Scarydinosaurs Thu 09-Feb-17 03:48:14

Clodagh is a possibility. DH agreed to it, I like Clo...thank you for the suggestion- I'd forgotten this one.

Aine is lovely but too similar to my own name!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 09-Feb-17 03:59:03

Grianne (Grawn Ya)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 09-Feb-17 04:02:50


LiquoriceWheel Thu 09-Feb-17 04:05:59

Congratulations and good luck OP!

Madigan? It means little dog and is Irish in origin. It's jolly, familiar because of 'Maddie' and easy for the layman to pronounce. Sort of connects to nature like your flower named dd. Did I mention it's cuuuuute smile

LiquoriceWheel Thu 09-Feb-17 04:07:13

Madigan Jane!

Scarydinosaurs Thu 09-Feb-17 04:26:45

I don't know if I could call a daughter little dog grin though I will concede, it is super cute.

aww you mean Grainne right? All those poor Grainnes out there who never have their names spelt correctly 😆.

I love your list- Aoife is a possibility. It's a very pretty name and hasn't been used by my (extensive) Irish family in recent years...

When DH eventually awakes I will ask him.

Thanks so much! I feel like Clodagh, Mabel or Aoife could be 'the ones'. Aoife Jane I think is particularly nice.

BorisJohnsonsHair Thu 09-Feb-17 05:13:38

When my English friend had her baby girl, I phoned to speak to he and her rather elderly Irish father in law answered the phone. I asked what they'd called the baby and he said, I can't remember, but I know it wasn't a proper name like Kathleen or Maureen ... So I'm guessing they're both old Irish names? I think Kathleen is nice.

She called her little girl Niamh by the way smile

MessyBun247 Thu 09-Feb-17 05:19:28

Siofra (Sheef-ra), Bronagh, Kate, Erin, Maria, Caoimhe,

SkyeCoo Thu 09-Feb-17 05:25:16

I love Una. If DS had been a girl that would have been his name.
Good Luck with birth and baby, hope all goes well flowers

CocoLoco87 Thu 09-Feb-17 05:28:04

Aoife Jane sounds lovely!

SuperBeagle Thu 09-Feb-17 07:25:45

I've always liked Niamh. I also feel it's a name that travels well. It's one that wouldn't get butchered here in Australia, for example, as it's widely enough used. It's very pretty, and sounds almost fairylike. I get the same vibe from Freya, FWIW.

SuperBeagle Thu 09-Feb-17 07:25:59

Oh, and good luck and congrats! flowers

BigGreenOlives Thu 09-Feb-17 07:27:46


KlingybunFistelvase Thu 09-Feb-17 07:32:46

Good luck op!

How about Ailis / Ailish?

Artandco Thu 09-Feb-17 07:33:44

Not sure if Irish names, but if you want another flower name


Raines100 Thu 09-Feb-17 07:34:44

Of the 3, I vote Aoife.

Also like Saoirse, Aisling, and Eilis.

Best of luck, OP!

SuperFlyHigh Thu 09-Feb-17 07:37:27

Saoirse, Ailis, Shannon, Cara or Ciara, Sorcha - I've known a Shannon. Also Tara I love as a name!

KlingybunFistelvase Thu 09-Feb-17 07:38:37

I also really like Mabel Jane though.

wobblywonderwoman Thu 09-Feb-17 07:52:43


Good luck op!!!!

BingThing Thu 09-Feb-17 07:55:50

Good luck today! I love Erin, Bridie and Fiadh x

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