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Short and sweet classic girls names

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RuthB4 Fri 17-Feb-17 22:27:49

My second baby is due in May. We're not sure if it's a girl or boy but already have a boy's name picked.

Names we like (and agree on!) but aren't set on yet are:

May (too little girly?)
Maive (Ithink its beautiful but it rhymes with my husband's name, Dave; plus not so keen on the mythology behind it)
Esther (Love this!)

.....and then we get stuck!

Can anyone suggest some classic, short and sweet girl's names that we might like. I like older names and 'proper' names if that makes sense. Something that would do well for her into adulthood. But that is classicly beautiful - and not done to death!

I think I might be very fussy!!

Big sister is Beth.

fabulousfun Fri 17-Feb-17 22:33:25

Emma
Jo (Josephine)
Lily
Thea
Clara
Olive

mymatemarmite Fri 17-Feb-17 22:35:00

Anna

fabulousfun Fri 17-Feb-17 22:35:56

Greta
Violet
Amber
Amy
Harriet
Charlotte (Lottie or Charlie)

mymatemarmite Fri 17-Feb-17 22:36:15

Although I do have an Emma myself which I do like! (and she is almost 23!)

stripeyreds0cks Fri 17-Feb-17 22:37:26

Cara
Emily
Kerry

Crumbs1 Fri 17-Feb-17 22:37:28

Rose
Mary
Sarah
Lily
Ruth
Martha
Anne/Anna
Lucy

Rhubarbara Fri 17-Feb-17 22:37:30

Love Greta.

Also - Alice, Margot, Stella, Audrey

Brandnewstart Fri 17-Feb-17 22:39:04

Rose is what came to my mind too.

Lovelilies Fri 17-Feb-17 22:39:15

Lily
Emma
Anna
Annie
May
Jane
Chloe
Fern
Rose

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 17-Feb-17 22:40:53

Ethel
Mabel
Carmen
Susan
Ruth
Mary
Diana
Sarah

junebirthdaygirl Fri 17-Feb-17 22:43:18

My first suggestion on seeing your heading was Beth so good choice there!
Tess
Lucy
Meg
Anne
Cara
Polly

jojoapojano Fri 17-Feb-17 22:44:25

I have an Iris. Hardly any baby Irises now but I get nothing but compliments on her name smile

dementedma Fri 17-Feb-17 22:45:48

Love Anna
Stella
Margot
Esther
Ruth
Ivy
Bridget

Moresaltedcaramel Fri 17-Feb-17 22:46:10

Alice, Anne, Katherine (Kate), Ellen, Phoebe, Sarah

NapQueen Fri 17-Feb-17 22:46:40

Alice
Meg
Penny
Rose

FirstSeemItThenBeIt Fri 17-Feb-17 22:50:11

Stella
Kate
Astrid
Nina
Lara
Fay
Faith
Amy

Doowappydoo Fri 17-Feb-17 22:51:49

Zoe

Penhacked Fri 17-Feb-17 22:53:14

Eve
Nell
Alice

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 17-Feb-17 22:53:52

Hester nn Hetty

Buscake Fri 17-Feb-17 22:55:19

Briony

garlicandsapphire Fri 17-Feb-17 22:59:30

Edie
Esme
Billie
Lily
Ruby
Bella
Alice
Viola
Millie
Freya

Catherinebee85 Fri 17-Feb-17 23:00:22

Catherine (I love my name)
Elsie
Lois
Elise
Eloise
Bethan/Bethany
Ivy

PovertyJetset Fri 17-Feb-17 23:01:58

Mary
Jean
Joan
Eliza
Cora

RuthB4 Fri 17-Feb-17 23:02:03

Oooh thanks for the quick replies!!

I LOVE Emma, but my name is Gemma! So that's out!
Also can't have Alice.

I did have Sarah on my list originally but I keep changing my mind about it! I grew up with so many Sarahs so keep wondering if it's boring, but I don't think it's so popular today. Not sure if I love it enough. Plus it bugs me that you can't shorten it, even though i know it doesn't need shortening!

Rose is pretty but there are soooo many of them!

Not such a fan of Lily. A student came to my work and she was called Lily. It is a very pretty name but just seemed so odd on a twenty year old!!! I know that's silly because my the time my daughter gets to 2 she'll be surrounded by Lilys, Daisys, Willows etc etc!

Here's a list that I just found on my phone, of names that I originally loved but have been vetoed by DH..... (some of them don't technically fit into the 'short' category I've realised!)

Caroline
Hazel
Leah
Mabel
Cora
Dinah
Maeve
May
Miriam
Audrey
Norah
Sarah
Sylvie
Tessa
Niamh
Esther

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