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anotherBadAvatar Fri 07-Apr-17 12:14:59

We have a difficult surname (4 syllables, italian), so finding a name to go with it is proving a bit tricky! Names like amy/ellie/sophie are out due to the "ee" sound at the end of the name clashing with the surname.

So far we have;

Harriet
Imogen
Isabel/Isabella
Emma
Abigail

Any ideas, and any middle names to go with them? We quite like Abigail Emma or Harriet Emma, but getting stuck on the same few names!

GirlcalledJames Fri 07-Apr-17 12:24:08

I love (and can't use):
Livia
Lydia
Ismay (is 'ay' too close to 'ee'?)
Vivian
Naia
Thalia
Elinor
Celeste
Elise

Sophronia Fri 07-Apr-17 12:24:18

Anna
Alice
Annabel
Beatrice
Clara
Caroline
Charlotte
Ellen
Eleanor
Esther
Eva
Eliza
Francesca
Flora
Florence
Georgia
Hannah
Iris
Isadora
Louisa
Lucia
Lara
Matilda
Martha
Marina
Maria
Olivia
Rosa
Rebecca
Sophia
Susanna
Sarah
Violet
Zara

anotherBadAvatar Fri 07-Apr-17 12:54:25

Some good names on those lists! So many have been used by close friends lately, so unlikely to use Alice, Elise, Eva, Olivia, Sophia, Florence. Good ideas for some of these as middle names though.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 07-Apr-17 12:56:44

I think I'd personally avoid any long names such as Harriet which could become Hattie or Abigail which could become Abbie. If you don't want an EE ending sound.
MN suggestions for your names.
Harriet Isobella
Imogen Faith
Isabella Mary
Emma Rose
Abigail Clara.
Other suggestions.
Eliza Grace
Laura Kate
Hannah Mae
Keira Louise
Clara Frances

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 07-Apr-17 13:03:39

Harriet Matilda
Louisa/Luiza
Anna
Gabrielle/a
Claudia
Lucia
Lyra
Tessa
Chloe
Miranda
Layla

anotherBadAvatar Fri 07-Apr-17 13:14:25

Totally get your point babyspider, we have thought of that. DH wants to shorten Harriet to "Harry" which I have pointed out to him also ends in the "ee" sound, but saying that I do like Harriet Matilda.

Harriet Matilda/Emma
Catherine Alice
Isabel Alice/Emma
Eleanor Kate
Abigail Emma

Need to play around a bit more with mixtures of these names...

Logolphin Fri 07-Apr-17 13:19:15

Emmeline
Adaline
Eloise
Louisa

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Apr-17 13:37:34

Corinna
Meredith
Thea(dora) or Dorothea
Juliet
Rachel

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Apr-17 13:41:33

Lois
Anna
Hope
Tegan
Martha
Beatrice
Niamh/Nieve
Sylvia
Ellen
Bethan
Constance
Sarah
Aurelia
Juno

averythinline Fri 07-Apr-17 13:48:32

Celeste is my current favourite girls name, but Alice
Meredith
Martha
Matilda

Hundreds of Isobel's and Eleanor's or variants of have put me off them

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 07-Apr-17 13:52:06

Miriam
Cora
Yvette
Anita
Bridget
Josephine
Justine
Nina
Melissa
Margaret

Mrsknackered Fri 07-Apr-17 16:26:08

Raya
Ishbel
Clementine
Clara
Lara

porterwine Fri 07-Apr-17 19:51:49

I love Emma and Isabella

Would you possibly go down the Italian route is is the connection not strong enough? I think a lot of Italian names are beautiful.

Alessia (and Alicia)
Elisa
Emilia
Giulietta (Julietta)
Valentina
Siena
Marina
Adreana/Adriana
Arianna

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