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I just can't name this baby girl! It's impossible.

(52 Posts)
MilkyWayHeyHey Tue 14-Mar-17 21:00:55

If she was a boy, I have 2 names sorted (4 - 2 first and 2 middle!)

I'm very happy though, but just can't name her. I hate names that I used to like and I just don't know what to call her. I'm just bored of the ones I loved.

I'm very keen on Dorothy! I don't even know why! I do prefer it for a middle name though. Madeleine Dorothy? Eh, I'm just not keen. Really like Maddie though. Just don't know really. sadsad

I hate this.

Oysterbabe Tue 14-Mar-17 21:04:47

Maddie is boring, call her Dorothy. Lovely baby Dottie smile

RJnomore1 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:07:10

What about Veronica

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 14-Mar-17 21:08:28

Or Dorothea, nick name Thea.

MrsLettuce Tue 14-Mar-17 21:12:32

Dorothy is great.Loads of grate nicknames too, Dorrie, Dottie, Thea, Rea. Tonnes of em.

What were you boys name options?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 14-Mar-17 21:13:21

DS2 went to school with a girl named Elizabeth Dorothy. Lizzie for short.

MilkyWayHeyHey Tue 14-Mar-17 21:13:35

I do really like Dottie (Dorothy on BC) but don't feel brave enough. Veronica is nice but this probably sounds really stupid but the Nica bit reminds me of underwear!? Dorothea is also nice but seems fussy sad

GeekGoddess Tue 14-Mar-17 21:14:35


But go for Dorothy of you love it. It's lovely and has nn options if you like.

Congratulations! flowers

MilkyWayHeyHey Tue 14-Mar-17 21:14:48

Boy names were Isaac Matthew and Nathaniel James.

AtAmber Tue 14-Mar-17 21:16:29

What about Martha? Ds3 was going to be Martha if he was a girl.

elQuintoConyo Tue 14-Mar-17 21:17:13

Dorothy is lovely! Wizard of Oz, Golden Girls.

Dorothea is the main character in Middlemarch (fab story - tv series starred a young hot Rufus Sewell).

Both names lovely.

RJnomore1 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:20:11

The nica sounds totally different in my accent 😬

I'm trying to think of similar names


All good names which have good nicknames

I have a couple of lovely friends called Dot though

elQuintoConyo Tue 14-Mar-17 21:20:18

My favourite girls names are:

Maribel (emphasis on 1st syllable, short 'i' like 'live')
Evadne grin
Elvira ('i' like in 'hi')
Neus (Catalan for 'snow', pronounces neh-oos)

I am rather odd!

HainaultViaNewburyPark Tue 14-Mar-17 21:20:55

Go for Dorothy - it's a great name.

My DS is Isaac. If he'd been a girl he would have been called Hazel Cecelia.

MrsLettuce Tue 14-Mar-17 21:21:55


MrsLettuce Tue 14-Mar-17 21:22:55

Marjorie! Love that.

EatSpamAmandaLamb Tue 14-Mar-17 21:23:53

Dorothy Hazel would be lovely.

BadToTheBone Tue 14-Mar-17 21:24:03

I love Dorothy and don't think it needs bravery to use.

How about Constance or Connie?

SunshineOutdoors Tue 14-Mar-17 21:24:24



RebelRogue Tue 14-Mar-17 21:24:27


PonderLand Tue 14-Mar-17 21:25:28

Dorothy is a lovely name

SauvignonPlonk Tue 14-Mar-17 21:29:22

Dorothy is cute. Prefer Dorothea though grin.

Love Isaac and Nathaniel SO much, so we are probably on the same wavelength? <hopeful?

Maddie is dull - no!

MadisonAvenue Tue 14-Mar-17 21:31:40

Dottie is lovely, and a name which would grow with her.

Vivienne n/n Vivi

ToastVacuum Tue 14-Mar-17 21:33:26


HeteronormativeHaybales Tue 14-Mar-17 21:39:17

Very struck, in a good way, by Eleanor Dorothy, as per a pp. Constance Dorothy (Connie) is great too.

I also really do like Dorothea, with Thea for short.

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