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Girls name suggestions please! DP and I can't agree

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ploddingalong2 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:58:07

Our baby is due in January. We've got a boys name that we both love but can't settle on a girls name.

Lily is currently the front runner but no idea on the middle name.

DP loves Lily and I like it too but worried its a little too popular. The name I really love is Anna but its already in the family so we can't use it. Other names I quite like are Alice, Cara, Holly. DP would quite like a flower name (Daisy and Poppy are also in the close family so can't use those either!).

Any suggestions?! I feel like we haven't found 'the name' yet

Bobbiepin Mon 09-Oct-17 23:59:07

What about Iris for a flower name? Less used than Lily or Rose

ploddingalong2 Tue 10-Oct-17 00:02:05

Thanks Bobbiepin. I'd suggested Iris but DP thinks its too close to Isis grin

Caulkheadupnorf Tue 10-Oct-17 00:13:39

Freya? Lola, Megan, Nancy, Jasmine

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 10-Oct-17 00:14:53

MN suggestions for Lily
Lily Belle
Lily Grace
Lily Isabella
Lily Amber
Lily Beth
Lily Sophia
Lily Aurora

Alternative names to Lily
Poppy
Violet
Lavender
Jasmine
Blossom
Bluebell
Fern
Willow
Rose
Azalea

SuperBeagle Tue 10-Oct-17 01:30:49

Other floral names:
- Dahlia
- Daphne
- Lavender
- Violet
- Marigold
- Aster
- Ivy
- Orchid (I knew someone with this as a middle name, and I always thought it was cool)

Dustbunny1900 Tue 10-Oct-17 03:21:05

Juniper.
Flora.
Bryony.
Rowen
Soren

I quite like cara/Kara or Cora. They mean sweet heart right?

PressPaws Tue 10-Oct-17 05:15:14

Liliana? It's a proper name, so not just a combination of the ones you like. And not as popular as Lily.

HeteronormativeHaybales Tue 10-Oct-17 05:25:58

Lilian. Not sure why it's not more popular - it's pure granny chic.

Another vote for Rowan. My favourite unisex name.

Jasmine? Or how about Marguerite?

BikeRunSki Tue 10-Oct-17 05:29:07

Unusual flower names

Hebe
Jacinth
Azalea

nooka Tue 10-Oct-17 05:30:24

I was going to suggest Liliana too. Liliana Rose / Fern / Ivy ?

Calla
Violet
Dahlia
Tansy
Laurel
Heather

All flower names that I'd consider underused

ChocolateCrunch Tue 10-Oct-17 07:39:04

Ivy or Holly, as you are having a winter baby?

I know loads of Lilys, but you could go for Liliana as pps have suggested.

Alice and Cara from your list are lovely. I only know one of each. I like Jasmine and Flora too, if you go for a flower name.

Chaffinch4 Tue 10-Oct-17 08:22:03

Fleur? Primrose? Or just Rose? Posy?

ploddingalong2 Tue 10-Oct-17 08:49:11

Thanks everyone! I think we'll have to drop the flower names as I really don't like any other than Lily. We'd like to keep it a short simple name as she'll have a very long and hard to pronounce surname.

I have a well known but unusual (for my generation) name and I hated it so I don't want to stray too far from the top 100 names. I wish there was something as classic and simple as Anna that I could think of!!

BewareOfTheToddler Tue 10-Oct-17 08:55:59

Lilia would be a more unusual variant of Lily...

ladybirdsaredotty Tue 10-Oct-17 08:56:54

I think Lily is beautiful. The only ones at my DD's school are older than her (she's Y1). Every time I hear it is think how lovely it is. If it's your (combined) favourite I wouldn't let popularity put me off, especially if you can't find other options.

Also, are you SURE Anna is unusable for you? I guess so as you've mentioned it but I think it depends on how often you see family members, etc.

Good luck choosing!

BewareOfTheToddler Tue 10-Oct-17 08:57:15

But if you love Lily, don't let popularity deter you - it's a pretty name and instantly recognisable, which is no bad thing! I only know one (5).

tocas Tue 10-Oct-17 08:59:14

Ruby?

igotyoubabe Tue 10-Oct-17 10:00:04

Emma? Classic, not overused!

IfeellikeaJoan Tue 10-Oct-17 10:05:45

Hazel is my favourite name. How about Helen or Sarah for simple and classic?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 10-Oct-17 10:06:17

Lily is a lovely name, it matters not a jot, that it's popular, if you like it.
Jasmine is very pretty, as is Rose.
Could you use Anna as a middle name ? Lily Anna.

ploddingalong2 Tue 10-Oct-17 10:33:19

Hazel is lovely! Not keen on Emma for some reason. I do like Lily Anna but think it sounds too much like a whole name- Lilliana

Smoliver Tue 10-Oct-17 10:59:34

I like Lily. Maybe you could use an alternative version of Lily like Lilia or Liliana.

I also love classic names, maybe you could use one as the middle name. I think Lily Alice would be a lovely name. Or maybe you could suggest Lily as a middle name instead of a first?

Some other classic names you could use for first/middle name:
Clara
Lucy
Ivy
Hannah
Emma
Ella
Molly
Ruby
Grace

Jooni Tue 10-Oct-17 11:05:00

How about Alba? Alma? Ailsa? Iona?

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