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Eledamorena Fri 23-Jun-17 17:52:06

Hello all

I'm not due til September so a little early to start panicking but we are REALLY struggling for ideas for names if we have a girl. We already have a daughter, Thea. Surname is 1 syllable, not too common but is v 'normal' as a first name so easy to spell, pronounce etc.

For a boy we will easily agree on something quite traditional.

For a girl we are at a total loss. We would like to avoid anything super popular, which excludes some lovely names eg Amelia, Matilda, Isabelle/a - they might give you an idea of the kind of names I like. I also want something not overly traditional eg Elizabeth, Sophie/Sophia (I like these names too but they are either too popular/traditional for me!)

Any thoughts...? Ideas that have vaguely floated around so far include Iris, Penelope (Penny), Violet, Livia...

All ideas welcome!

Moonshine86 Fri 23-Jun-17 17:55:11

Pearl x

Amee1992x Fri 23-Jun-17 17:56:23

Alice, Nora, Iris, Vivenne.

Love Penelope x

moobeana Fri 23-Jun-17 17:57:01

Erin, iris, holly, Hannah, Cara, Zoe

Yika Fri 23-Jun-17 18:00:05

Absolutely love Livia.

Some pretty names which are less usual:
Melinda
Callista
Georgia
Flavia
Norah
Oriana
Leona

emsyj37 Fri 23-Jun-17 18:02:10

Hazel?
We also liked Astrid, Claudia, Cressida.

Yika Fri 23-Jun-17 18:06:47

Jenny
Jenna
Sidonie
Lydia
Liane
Rosemarie

Eledamorena Fri 23-Jun-17 18:10:15

Loving lots of these, thanks! A few I have floated but DH doesn't like eg Cara.

I like Callie as a nickname but kept coming back to Calliope as the 'real' version and felt it was a bit much, so Callista is a good alternative.

Hadn't thought of Hazel - like it.

Love Claudia, is on my list already as a maybe.

Love how many of the suggestions are Classical Greek/Roman!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 23-Jun-17 18:14:08

Catherine.
Alicia
Joanna
Erin
Layla
Megan
Linnet
Alexandra
Helena

MoonHare Fri 23-Jun-17 18:35:23

Imogen
Martha
Tabitha
Ramona
Libby
Esther
Lydia
Esmé

tinhead Fri 23-Jun-17 18:38:05

Zara

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 23-Jun-17 18:42:02

Thea and Calla
Thea and Hebe
Thea and Rosa

missyB1 Fri 23-Jun-17 18:45:38

Thea and Fleur
Thea and Faye
Thea and Laura
Thea and Heather
Thea and Nancy

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 24-Jun-17 14:43:47

Viola? Slightly more uncommon that Violet
Rosa
Alice
Heidi
Rachel
Lara
Imogen
Emmeline
Willa
Edith

NavyandWhite Sat 24-Jun-17 16:14:27

I know two Thea's one has a sister called Esme and the other sister is Eleanor.

Cassia
Harriet
Lyra
Posy
Arabella
Florence
Martha
Jess

Thatextrainch Sat 24-Jun-17 16:30:12

You could use Calantha with Callie as the shortening.

I think Ottilie Goes well with Thea.

Eledamorena Sat 24-Jun-17 18:49:35

Thanks all, some lovely ideas here including some I had thought of and others that are totally new. Definitely lots to discuss!

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