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Longlist for girls (boys are easy!)

(37 Posts)
DappledThings Sun 08-Oct-17 21:21:10

DC2 due at Xmas. Both times we've found a boy's name and both liked it early on but struggled with girls. If DS had been a girl he'd have been Penelope but we're both quite off it now for some reason.

This is the longlist. I hate alliteration so anything beginning with M (DS) or H (surname) is out. Middle name will be Jean after two great-grandmother's, one on each side.

Zoe - current favourite
Eloise
Esther
Dorothea - I really need to take this off as DH hates it and I don't think I'm getting anywhere!
Cassandra - like this and Cassie for short. Keep hearing in Rodney Trotter's voice though!
Claudia - but CJ in The West Wing was Claudia Jean, is that weird?
Constance - Connie for short

Thoughts? Other suggestions?

AdaColeman Sun 08-Oct-17 21:25:40

Constance is my favourite, with Cassandra in second place.

Zoe and Esther are my least favourite.

Petalflowers Sun 08-Oct-17 21:33:05

Loved Cassandra and Dorothea

Alternatives-
Victoria
Georgina
Alexandrina (Queen Victoria’s original name before becoming queen)
Harriet
Henrietta
Christina
Rebecca

C0untDucku1a Sun 08-Oct-17 21:35:11

constance and Esther.

Tangoandcreditcards Sun 08-Oct-17 21:35:58

Love love love Zoe

chocdog Sun 08-Oct-17 21:37:33

Jean. Love it and Jeannie too.
If she has light brown hair that will be a bonus.

Chaffinch4 Sun 08-Oct-17 21:39:53

Claudia Jean would get my vote purely for CJ in the west wing who would be an amazing namesake! I actually really like Claudia and very few people will know or use her middle name.

Elmo303 Sun 08-Oct-17 21:40:22

I really love Zoe and it's meaning: Life. I think it's a strong sounding name as well as pretty, but there aren't likely to be loads in one class or even a school. Great name

Chaffinch4 Sun 08-Oct-17 21:40:26

Esther and Eloise are lovely too.

WaxOnFeckOff Sun 08-Oct-17 21:44:33

I like Zoe or Eloise best with Esther not far behind.

Also love Jean as a first name.

Other suggestions:

Carla
Clara
Amarys
Cassia
Hannah

WaxOnFeckOff Sun 08-Oct-17 21:45:08

oops remove Hannah, forgot no "H".

DappledThings Sun 08-Oct-17 21:45:20

Lots of differing opinion! I think Zoe remains favourite but Claudia and Constance are coming up fast.

Almost wish we had found out now so I know whether we needed a girl's name or not!

DappledThings Sun 08-Oct-17 21:46:19

Waxon I forgot Clara, also on list already

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 08-Oct-17 21:47:38

Would have said Dorothea. Quite like Claudia and Cassie.
Constance is awful. Yet its an, (although not very popular) a very liked name none the less.
With her being due at Christmas would you not consider a Christmas name.
Natalie. Gabrielle. Nicole. Holly. Ivy
Belle.

Smoliver Sun 08-Oct-17 22:40:30

Zoe is beautiful and a classic name. I like Esther too because the name means "star" which is kind of appropriate for Christmas time. Her nickname could be Essie or Ettie.

I think my favourites from your list are Constance and Cassandra, especially with the nicknames Connie and Cassie.

Sophronia Sun 08-Oct-17 22:41:36

I like Esther, Claudia and Constance.

RoboticSealpup Sun 08-Oct-17 22:45:31

I only like Esther.

bridgetreilly Sun 08-Oct-17 23:01:50

In order, I like:
Dorothea
Claudia
Clara
Constance
Zoe
Esther
Eloise
Cassandra

Other suggestions:
Phoebe
Lois
Rosalind
Juliet
Annabel
Elinor
Felicity

Liadain Sun 08-Oct-17 23:10:06

Zoe - lovely name
Eloise - nope
Esther - nope, very hissy sounding name to me
Dorothea - your dh is right, it's awful!
Cassandra - gorgeous and Cassie is lovely too
Claudia - never liked it personally
Constance - nothing really wrong with it but no from me. I've known a few Connie's and they were always meek and wet types so that colours my view of it!
Clara is a nice name.

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 08-Oct-17 23:43:07

My favourites are Zoe, Esther and Cassandra.
Suggestions:
Elspeth
Celeste
Larissa

SuperBeagle Mon 09-Oct-17 00:17:10

I like Zoe and Eloise best.

Not keen at all on Esther, Dorothea, Claudia or Constance.

Cassandra is okay, but I prefer just Cassie by a million miles.

Pemba Mon 09-Oct-17 07:52:53

Zoe is lovely, simple to spell and has a lovely meaning. It's not ubiquitous at the moment either. Good choice!

I also like Eloise, and all of your names really, except maybe Constance.

ChocolateCrunch Mon 09-Oct-17 08:01:42

Not sure about your original list, how about

Jennifer
Caitlyn
Sabrina
Felicity
Georgia
Eliza

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 09-Oct-17 08:12:56

Constance and Dorothea are my favourite but if DH hates it then it's not really a contender.

I also like Zoe and Esther

Really dislike Cassandra, though like Cassie, and Claudia

Jooni Mon 09-Oct-17 08:22:40

Esther is beautiful. Zoe lovely too.

Calla
Willa
Florence
Cecily
Lydia
Kezia
Beatrice
Evelyn
Meredith
Alice
Blythe
Eleanor
Leonora
Catrin

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