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Help me on my treacherous journey to naming DD?

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Blueisthecolour9 Thu 16-Feb-17 23:41:19

We're having a baby girl!

I have always wanted Lydia but all this ''Lydia Chlamydia" has put me right off.

Love Diana but have been put off recently but the nn Di.

I love Otillie... Dislike Lottie and Tilly so won't be using it.

Like Helen, it's my mum's name, but have been put off by countless novels representing every Helen as a push over/the naive one. Dislike Helena.

Like Athena... Only name DP really agrees on that I'll have.

Like Odette, DH says no way.

Love Posey but understand it is very flowery and unsuitable for a woman.

DH adores Alice but it reminds me of "a lice"

Any suggestions? I like unusual names but nothing tacky/cheap!

Thank you, you lovely lot grin

calzone Thu 16-Feb-17 23:43:31

Eliza would be my current number one choice.

Alicia is pretty.

Beatrice
Thea
Annabel are all pretty.

F1GI Thu 16-Feb-17 23:47:13

Nina
Erin
Violet

Blueisthecolour9 Thu 16-Feb-17 23:48:02

Really not a fan of Eliza but love Theodora (Dora as nn). DH won't have it sad

Also like Frances but dislike Fanny and DH isn't keen anyway

Also like Alicia but it sounds like someone with a lisp is saying it

RedSauce Thu 16-Feb-17 23:48:39

all this ''Lydia Chlamydia"

All this what?? I think Lydia is an awesome name.

Blueisthecolour9 Thu 16-Feb-17 23:50:01

Red I know, such a pain. Love Lydia but so so many people keep saying Lydia chlamydia to me and its becoming more of a connection... Never use to be

notagiraffe Thu 16-Feb-17 23:50:31

Sylvia Helen
Olivia Helen
Vivianne Helen
Xanthe Helen
Katja Helen
Elodie

RedSauce Thu 16-Feb-17 23:51:03

I have never heard that in my life. Wouldn't stop me!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 16-Feb-17 23:51:47

Why not use Athena. If you both like it.
Other suggestions.
Olivia
Isla
Anya
Anita
Ameira
Erin
Erica
Ellie
Emelia
Eloise
Amelia
Amy

grimmm Thu 16-Feb-17 23:52:29

Elena?

NannyR Thu 16-Feb-17 23:52:54

I've never heard anyone rhyme Lydia with chlamydia. It's a great name, timeless and suits all ages.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 17-Feb-17 00:01:05

Lilia
Dana
Maria
Darcie

Waterfeature Fri 17-Feb-17 00:01:14

Turn Theodora round and get Dorothea... or Dorothy
Ursula
Monica
Lily
Honor
Delia

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 17-Feb-17 00:04:03

Rosabelle
Lilibelle
Keira
Adele
Ana
Rosa
Poppy
Pria

junebirthdaygirl Fri 17-Feb-17 00:06:37

Constance
Beatrice
Honor
Martha
All my favourites at the moment.

AGBforever Fri 17-Feb-17 01:05:47

Athena is a lovely name. We also liked Valentina, Perdita and Alexandra. We eventually compromised on a name that we both liked but neither of us loved completely...

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Feb-17 01:25:47

I knew a Lydia who got Lydia Chlamydia... so it's been a thing for while!

I agree with Dorothea, but if you like Dora, why not just go with that?

Jeanne51 Fri 17-Feb-17 01:33:35

Carlotta.

Jeanne51 Fri 17-Feb-17 01:35:19

Georgiana
Claire
Sara

Sistafromanuthamista Fri 17-Feb-17 07:50:52

Lydia and Athena are beautiful. All names rhyme with something.

Estella
Francesca
Delphine
Arabella
Saskia
Gretchen

Jenbob13 Fri 17-Feb-17 07:58:10

Oooo i'm following for ideas, my baby girl is due on 24th Feb and she is nowhere closer to a name than the day we found out. If it wasn't for the DP she would have been named already. Such inconvenient men!
To be fair to him I did go through a phase
Of wanting to call her "Suki Rose". Pronounced sooki, not sucky (which he turned it into).

Bit carried away I guess. But he wont let me have Lily!!!

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 17-Feb-17 07:59:40

Alyssa
Celeste
Cora
Cynthia
Genevieve
Josephine
Larissa
Marissa
Miranda
Miriam
Vanessa
Yvette

TobleroneBoo Fri 17-Feb-17 08:01:49

I think your reasoning for not using Helen is a bit silly!

happystory Fri 17-Feb-17 08:17:50

I think it's highly unlikely a Diana would get called Di these days. Athena stands out as the obvious choice. It's lovely.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 17-Feb-17 08:22:43

Look no further than Athena if you both like it.

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