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Help with girls' names... moon on a stick needed!

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MamaSchmama Sun 26-Mar-17 18:39:35

I am pregnant with my second child and know it is going to be a girl. I already used my all-time favourite girl's name on DD1, though! (She's Maya Grace).

I don't really have my heart set on anything, but everything I do like, DP dislikes. And I don't really like anything he suggests, either. The first name needs to:

- go well with a last name that starts with a vowel
- be ok in Hebrew
- be ok in English (obviously! but worth stating because there are some lovely Hebrew names that I just don't think translate well. And I'm a non-Hebrew-speaker so nothing I can't pronounce!)
- it would be fantastic if it was also Sanskrit in origin, but I realise this is unlikely along with other constraints
- a little bit bohemian or unusual is good

I quite like Joy as a middle name, but if we end up choosing a non-Hebrew name for the first name then would be happy with a Hebrew middle name.

FrenchLavender Sun 26-Mar-17 18:43:45

What are the names you like that your DP dislikes? And vice versa?

Pencilvester Sun 26-Mar-17 18:45:14

Dalia?

ChequeredPasta Sun 26-Mar-17 18:46:33

Talia?

Talia Joy Surname

MamaLazarou Sun 26-Mar-17 18:46:38

Ruth or Rachel

Thatextrainch Sun 26-Mar-17 18:48:44

Jordanna
Asha

RedMetamorphosis Sun 26-Mar-17 18:50:25

About to say Asha.

I have a friend Sela and her sister is Ilana. Both work well in English too.

MamaSchmama Sun 26-Mar-17 18:58:13

I liked Iris (my favourite), Leila or Layla, Radha, Asya, Marianne, Irene, Beatrice, Lea/Leia, Ruth, Calista. I do also like Joy but have that in mind as a middle name. Of those, DP could live with Ruth or Marianne (he didn't sound very enthusiastic about either).

DP liked Noa, Dawn, Zenith, Ariel, Orli, Tal, Shani. Then (perhaps in desperation) he suggested Antigone, Cassandra, Artemis, Boudica, Diana, Eos and Freyja/Freya. I could possibly live with Noa, Ariel or Zenith, but I'm not that keen.

My DD1 suggests Peppa grin

MamaSchmama Sun 26-Mar-17 18:58:53

Oh, and he vetoed Talia when I suggested it rather than Tal. Sigh.

MamaSchmama Sun 26-Mar-17 18:59:51

Thank you, Asha and Dalia are both really nice.

00100001 Sun 26-Mar-17 19:00:31

Freya Joy

SwedishEdith Sun 26-Mar-17 19:02:08

Oh, I like Ariel and Calista. So, I'd stick with Shakespeare for inspiration. Miranda, Portia, Nerissa?

crapfatbanana Sun 26-Mar-17 19:05:21

Luna

Bombaybunty Sun 26-Mar-17 19:07:09

I love Noa and Ariel.

53rdAndBird Sun 26-Mar-17 19:07:19

Hadassah?

WankersHacksandThieves Sun 26-Mar-17 19:10:48

Amarys/Amaris - one of it's meanings is Child of the Moon so that fits with your OP and I think it's old testament so would fit the Hebrew criteria?

or

Eden?

MackerelOfFact Sun 26-Mar-17 19:21:37

Lila works in Hebrew, Sanskrit and English - Lila Joy is lovely IMO!

WankersHacksandThieves Sun 26-Mar-17 19:22:22

Carmen
Josie
Galina
Kezia
Gabrielle
Lilith

WankersHacksandThieves Sun 26-Mar-17 19:23:29

Zara

RedMetamorphosis Sun 26-Mar-17 19:27:37

What about Talitha nn Tal?

Or is he adamant it must be the name and not nn?

Sophronia Sun 26-Mar-17 19:43:29

Maya and...

Aphra
Adara
Adina
Aviva
Ayla
Ayala
Eden
Eliana
Eliora
Galia
Lia
Liora
Nava
Noa
Rina
Shani
Shifra
Talia
Tova
Zahara
Ziva
Shira
Tamar
Rivka
Noya
Ilana
Livna
Libi
Lila
Lina
Roni
Sara

Sunshineandlaughter Sun 26-Mar-17 20:24:25

Abigail
Arwen
Elsie
Naomi
Nora
Bethany

SE13Mummy Sun 26-Mar-17 20:35:03

Aria
Bethia
Dinah
Eliora
Eliza
Jemima
Judith
Keziah
Leah
Mary
Miriam
Nancy
Naomi
Rachel
Rebekah
Susannah
Talitha
Zara

BikeRunSki Sun 26-Mar-17 20:37:03

Anna

Sunshineandlaughter Sun 26-Mar-17 20:37:32

Kaela
Carmen
Orianna (ori nn)

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