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Slightly unusual Girls names

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RedRhino Mon 06-Nov-17 09:37:21

Surname will be Darlington, so difficult to not seem OTT or precocious.


Suggestions? Votes? Opinions?

AnaWinter Mon 06-Nov-17 09:38:28

Penelope or Katrina are my favourite

Chaffinch4 Mon 06-Nov-17 09:52:09

Katrina is lovely. Dorothy with nn Dolly?

Mugshotzforlunch Mon 06-Nov-17 09:55:02

I like Katrina the best from your list.
How about Francesca?

Smoliver Mon 06-Nov-17 10:24:43

I like Valentina, Delilah and Katrina the best. Penelope is nice too but I think it's become a lot more popular recently.

KingMortificadosMistress Mon 06-Nov-17 11:20:53

Please don't call your child Wednesday Darlington.

It sounds like a northern salesman's calling point.

Wednesday Darlington
Thursday Stockton
Friday Middlesborough

What about classical Greek (or Roman) names like Cassiopeia or Cassandra? Not those particularly but there is a whole trove of unusual names in that genre.

AnyaMoondial Mon 06-Nov-17 12:35:10

I was just about to say that Wednesday is brilliant but I've just seen kings post and I've changed my mind!

Love Katrina.

Lemonnaise Wed 08-Nov-17 14:08:13

Dana is beautiful.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 08-Nov-17 14:12:09

Valentina or Penelope sound good. They all sound nice though apart from Wednesday, although I'm not against that as a name per se. But if she is born on a Sunday, it would seem a little eccentric, and with Darlington as a surname I think I agree with pp about salesmen sad

PricillaQueenOfTheDesert Wed 08-Nov-17 14:20:26

Wednesday is only an option if your surname is Addams surely. I’m not keen on any of those names, I’m more traditional. elizabeth, Charlotte, Amy, Victoria, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca type of names.

Bobbi with an i is dreadful, Penelope screams “were desperate to be upper class” Dolly says Crazy old cat woman.

Sorry if that’s not what you wan to hear, but you did ask for opinions, I’ve not said anything with the intention or being spiteful.

For real old school names I do like Violet, Mable, Henrietta, Lydia, etc, on other people’s children.

Hastalapasta Wed 08-Nov-17 14:29:14


I like Penelope, Valentina is Italian, Can’t see it working with Darlington tbh.
Bobby, Belinda, Daniela.
Just be aware that the initials DD will be interpreted as a bra size....

WillowySnicket Wed 08-Nov-17 14:38:49

I love Dana Darlington! Destined for fame as a 1920's starlet.

SnarkyGorgon Wed 08-Nov-17 14:44:29

I really like the alliteration of Dana Darlington, how about Daphne? Or maybe a single syllable name, like Faye?

MamaDuckling Wed 08-Nov-17 15:04:03

Dolores no Dolly?

MamaDuckling Wed 08-Nov-17 15:04:14


daisypond Wed 08-Nov-17 15:34:06

Penelope or Valentina. I'm not keen on the others. I don't like the alliteration with any of the ones beginning with D. Katrina makes me think of the hurricane. Bobbi and Wednesday aren't real names to my thinking. But Roberta with a nn of Bobbi is nice.

BenLui Wed 08-Nov-17 15:39:02

Valentina or Katrina are both lovely.

I quite like unusual names but Wednesday Darlington sounds like a business or a placename I’m afraid.

Silverthorn Wed 08-Nov-17 15:42:34

Daniella Darlington? Can then be shortened in various ways Dani/(Ella.

Tigersteeth Wed 08-Nov-17 15:45:49

I love day names! But think it should only be used if she''s born on the day...
Or how about Delphine Darlington? Delilah''s got too many l''s, I think. Dora?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 08-Nov-17 17:00:46

Katrina Darlington is beautiful. Love Kat as a nick name.

holidayqueriwifi Wed 08-Nov-17 17:11:52

Kitty Darlington

Cassia Darlington

Karina Darlington

holidayqueriwifi Wed 08-Nov-17 17:12:05

Or Carina

Guardsman18 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:29:37

Faye Darlington - sounds like a film star! I love it

TheVoiceOfTreason Wed 08-Nov-17 20:44:29

Dana Darlington sounds like a superhero. Which I think is awesome, you might not though. It is a very American sounding first name too I'd say.

Of your list, I really love Valentina and Penelope! Depends if you are happy with Val, Tina or Penny (as applicable) as the go-to nicknames...

FASDLRL Thu 09-Nov-17 10:35:49

I Love Dana, Bobbi and Katrina.

Wednesday Darlington sounds very posh - but if you are why not go for it.
Love all the names just depends on whether you want an OTT name or if you could shorten them to a nickname.

Penelope - Penny
Delilah - Lila
Katrina - Kat or Katie

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