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Help! Girls names!

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Montsti Fri 24-Mar-17 16:18:03

I currently have a boy & 2 girls and I've just found out I'm having another girl!

I've had my boys name including middle names set for 5 years but have always struggled with girls names...

I like classic (aka fairly boring names - think top 20-50) names that can be shortened.

My other 2 girls are Annabel & Charlotte. My son has a popular, classic name.

I do like Alice but don't want the name to begin with the same letter as one of her sisters...

The 2 names that I would consider at the moment are:

Beatrice/Beatrix nn. Bea
Emiliana (I can't have Emilia/Amelia) nn. Emmy

I like Jemima and Alice too but won't use them...

I know Emiliana is seen as frilly and a bit pretentious but is it really that bad?

Any other suggestions?? I don't like Catherine, Francesca, Elizabeth...which all would fit but just not that keen.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 24-Mar-17 16:25:37

Harriet
Tabitha
Isabel
Mariella

Not keen on Emiliana, haven't heard it before but don't like it if I'm honest.

Montsti Fri 24-Mar-17 16:31:47

Thanks for coming back to me.

Unfortunately I can't have Isabel or Harriet as they are already very similar names to children in my immediate family..

Gosh it would've been so much easier having a boy!!

Montsti Fri 24-Mar-17 16:33:32

Not that keen on the other 2...I do really like the nn. Emmy but not keen on Emma on its own or Emmeline (-een or -line pronunciations)...

WyfOfBathe Fri 24-Mar-17 16:35:17

I like Beatrice or Beatrix.

I really don't like Emiliana, it's just too much of a mouthful for me. I do like Emmy though. What about Emmeline?

Other names:
Madeleine (Maddie)
Eleanor/Elenora (Ellie)
Rebecca (Becca/Becky)
Henrietta/Harriet (Hettie/Hattie)
Liliana (Lily)

I can think of other names but they all start with C like Charlotte: Caroline, Cassandra, Clementine

WyfOfBathe Fri 24-Mar-17 16:35:58

Sorry, x-post about Emmeline & Harriet

angelinheaven Fri 24-Mar-17 16:36:35

My dsis is an Emily and everyone calls her Emmy, I love Matilda but whole family hate it !!!

Muddlingalongalone Fri 24-Mar-17 16:40:17

Victoria
Louisa

Belle1102 Fri 24-Mar-17 16:51:10

Georgia, Isla, Megan, Evie, Ella, Evelyn, Iona, Rosie/rose/rosa, Olivia, sophie, Hannah, Kirsten, Kate, siobhan, verity, darcey, Helena, Bethany, Julia, rebecca, rachel, Alicia, Genevieve, Lucy, holly, Eleanor, Jocelyn, Sarah, Jessica, Phillipa, phoebe, Sadie, Rowena, Rosanna

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 24-Mar-17 16:55:58

Susanna
Rosalie
Bethany
Florence
Juliette
Evangeline
Madeline
Dorothea
Georgia
Hermon
Isabella
Lillian

Could you have Emily and shorten to Emmy?

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 24-Mar-17 16:56:55

* Hermione !!

Bellaposy Fri 24-Mar-17 17:00:01

Love your girls names! We have a Helena nn Nell/Nellie but also considered Edith, Alexandra/ria, Philippa/Pippa.

From your list Beatrice is lovely but I Emiliana a mouthful and she'll be spelling it forever (one 'L' or two, one 'N' or two).

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 24-Mar-17 17:03:59

Bethany
Francesca
Vivienne
Heather
Georgina
Susannah
Elizabeth
Matilda
Harriet
Josephine
Sarah
Penelope
Louisa
Miriam
Margaret
Helena

MollyHuaCha Fri 24-Mar-17 17:13:00

Beatrice is a beautiful name. I also like:
Julia
Sarah
Jennifer
Bryony
Fenella
Gabriella
Helena
Imogen
Katherine
Penelope
Tabitha
Victoria

Montsti Fri 24-Mar-17 18:17:26

Thanks for all the suggestions!

I do like Emily & Liliana but think I prefer Beatrice/Beatrix at this stage but Emily a close second...anything else with nn. Emmy that isn't made up??

Sophronia Sat 25-Mar-17 00:00:52

Emmeline instead of Emiliana?

Florence
Francesca
Georgina
Genevieve
Harriet
Imogen
Julia
Jessamine
Josephine
Jemima
Juliana
Louisa
Lavinia
Lucinda
Matilda
Margot
Penelope
Philippa
Rowena
Rosalind
Tabitha
Vivienne
Victoria

ScarletSienna Sat 25-Mar-17 00:04:02

I love Beatrice.

Georgiana or Emmeline... Evangeline maybe?

SuperBeagle Sat 25-Mar-17 00:05:58

I don't like Emiliana at all. I have an Emilia nn Emmy and even Emilia is a bit of a mouthful to get out quickly (4 syllables).

How about Lillian? Or Lilian, if you like that spelling more? Nickname Lily.

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 00:06:40

Emma

Simple and can be called Emmy

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 00:12:29

Emerald?

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 00:14:36

Just seen that you weren't keen on Emma!

Aquamarine1029 Sat 25-Mar-17 01:48:11

What about Jessica's? I love the nn's of Jesse or Jessie.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 25-Mar-17 01:48:43

Sorry, I meant Jessica.

HelsinkiLights Sat 25-Mar-17 02:47:41

Beatrix is lovely.

Any of the following names:
Bianca/Blanca
Belle/Belinda
Eugenie
Georgina
Helena
Isadora
Julia/Juliet
Katharine
Louisa
Maria/Mariella
Miranda
Natalia
Olga
Rebecca/Rebekah
Serena
Sophia
Tatiana
Victoria
Viveca
Xanthe
Zara

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Mar-17 03:06:33

Louisa or Eloise - Lulu
Also not keen on Emiliana, for the reasons given

Esme?

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