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Girls names - thoughts / alternatives?

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M1st Sat 27-May-17 05:43:29

Hi!

Struggling to choose a name for dc3 (dd). We already have a Hattie (Harriet) and an Angus.

List (in alphabetical order) is: (favourites with *)
Clara*
Eleanor (not Ellie)*
Elizabeth (Eliza? Lily? Beth?)*
Genevieve (Ginny)*
Jocelyn (Joss)
Meredith

I -love- Cecily best of all but DH vetoed. We both love Charlotte but DH vetoed as too popular currently.

Any thoughts on these or suggestions of others which might work? Thanks.

228agreenend Sat 27-May-17 06:08:34

Love Genevieve and Meredith.

I think there's a high chance that Eleanor will be shortened to Elle or Ellie.

Other names
Anabel
Rosamund
Rosalind
Rosemary
Vivienne
Kitty
Clementine
Emelia
Juliette

MollyHuaCha Sat 27-May-17 06:27:32

I like all from your list apart from Jocelyn. But Eleanor will definitely be shortened by others to Ellie.

Jooni Sat 27-May-17 06:52:49

I love Genevieve and Ginny! Cecily would have been lovely, shame your DH doesn't like it.

I think Clara and Meredith go especially nicely with your other children's names.

How about Beatrice, Evelyn, Juliet, Josephine, Verity...?

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 27-May-17 07:03:10

Clara!

Hattie, Angus and Clara sound so lovely together

I also really like Meredith and Jocelyn

I don't think you could avoid Ellie with Eleanor. I love Ginny but I always think Genevieve sounds stuck up

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 27-May-17 08:54:38

Love Meredith.
Rosalie
Juliet
Victoria
Susannah
Zoe
Zara
Laura

Argeles Sat 27-May-17 08:59:59

Genevieve - gorgeous!

SuperBeagle Sat 27-May-17 09:02:34

I love Clara and Genevieve.

Not a fan of Eleanor (I'm in the minority on that though), Jocelyn or Meredith.

Word of caution re Elizabeth. Don't use it if you hate Liz/Lizzy, because she will get called that at some point. It's the default nickname. I think people would look at me like hmm if I tried to use Lily because most don't know it's a diminutive of Elizabeth and it's such a common standalone name; and Eliza has never been attempted by anyone, presumably because the sound is completely different.

LorLorr2 Sat 27-May-17 09:05:57

Aw Cecily is such a unique nice name, would your husband maybe like Cecilia instead?

daisypond Sat 27-May-17 09:17:55

I prefer Elizabeth. How about Libby as the short form? Or Lisbeth?

BertrandRussell Sat 27-May-17 09:20:47

Eleanor shortened to Nell.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 27-May-17 12:34:12

Elizabeth (Eliza) is by far the prettiest.
Not thrilled about the other names.
If you don't like Ellie. Stay away from
Eleanor

mynotsoperfectlife Sat 27-May-17 12:35:55

I love Eleanor and I like Clara. I'm not keen on Genevieve - not sure why.

29Palms Sat 27-May-17 15:21:35

Shame to rule out Charlotte if you both love it. It may be popular, but it's not "faddy" which makes a big difference IMO. It's a classic name which has never been out of favour.

RuthB4 Sat 27-May-17 15:37:55

I have a Beth ❤ And I love it more as she grows up. We contemplated Elizabeth but decided on just Beth.
Meredith and Genevieve were also on my list but vetoed by DH.

I'm not keen on Eleanor or Jocelyn I'm afraid.

What about. ..
Maeve
Leah
Lydia
Blythe
Nell
Dinah
Josephine (Josie)
Sara

harderandharder2breathe Sat 27-May-17 18:08:59

Love Elizabeth nn Libby I think that's my favourite

I would say avoid Eleanor if you don't like Ellie

Georgina
Felicity
Nora
Lydia

Binglesplodge Sat 27-May-17 18:47:27

AMAZING name choices: we already have an Angus and had he been a girl he'd have been a Harriet! No real suggestions to offer but watching with interest as I'm pregnant with DC2 and clearly you have great taste in names...

I love Meredith and we've been keen on Martha lately too.

M1st Sat 27-May-17 20:33:15

Thanks everyone! Some good other suggestions thank you.

Binglesplodge - haha! Clearly you have great taste in names too 😉😍

Amanduh Sat 27-May-17 20:37:18

I love love love Clara! It's so pretty and timeless too without ever seeming old fashioned. I'd have it for a DD in a heartbeat but DH's ex gf had the name and for some reason that makes his no list 😂

auntym Sat 27-May-17 20:48:04

Clara is the clear winner from your list for me.

sidonie1 Sat 27-May-17 21:27:56

Clara my favourite too! Sounds like it's meant to be with your other children's names. Beautiful!

buttercup54321 Sat 27-May-17 21:33:38

love Elizabeth and Charlotte

Georgina
Rosemary Ann
Jennifer
Eadie
Elaine
Vanessa
Verity
Deborah
Felicity
Joanna

Sophronia Sat 27-May-17 22:13:18

Love Genevieve

Susanna(h)
Louisa
Beatrice
Caroline
Claudia
Dorothy
Emmeline
Esther
Florence
Georgina
Josephine
Jemima
Julia
Katherine
Lydia
Marianne
Matilda
Margot
Miriam
Martha
Philippa
Rosalind
Rosamund
Rowena
Stella
Tabitha
Theodora
Vivienne

coffeecoffeecoffeee Sun 28-May-17 10:43:34

I love Eleanor (but I'm Eleanor so I'm very biased). I do get called Elle though by everyone so if you don't want shortened names then Eleanor might be one to stay away from.

I love Elizabeth too. I also love Lily and beth.

Sierra259 Sun 28-May-17 10:48:36

I wanted Genevieve for DC2 but DH said no angry. I also like Eleanor from your list but agree it will definitely get shortened to Ellie.
Other suggestions
Francesca
Helena
Gwendoline
Bethany
Verity
Juliette

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