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happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:09:51

Hi all,

DH and I are expecting (grin) and we have a boys name picked out, but we're struggling for girls. DH is quite easygoing but I'm quite picky. So far we like the following:

- Verity
- Eden
- Sylvie
- Xanthe
- Margot (DH's fav)
- Aurelie/Aurelia (my fav)

Which do you like best?? Any other suggestions to throw in the mix? Any middle name suggestions...?

Floral names are ruled out as our surname is Rose.

JollyGiraffe Sun 03-Dec-17 21:12:40

Only ones I'm not keen on from your list are Sylvie and Xanthe.

Verity is my favourite girl's name!

Verity Rose is a great name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 03-Dec-17 21:13:14

I like ;
Xanthe Margot Rose
Aurelia Eden Rose

Insomnibrat Sun 03-Dec-17 21:14:11

I like Verity too.

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:18:52

Verity is one of my favourites but DH thinks it's a bit "hard" sounding for a little girl? (I think he's on glue grin) so is that a resounding no to his opinion? I thought that was one of the best ones we liked to suit from baby to adult but DH has put doubts in my mind.

Is Aurelia better than Aurelie? Would we have a complete nightmare explaining how pronounce it/spell it to our families?

JollyGiraffe Sun 03-Dec-17 21:23:22

Not at all hard sounding! I do think it is a strong name though (nothing wrong with that for a little girl), and I agree it transitions well from baby/child to adult. So yes your DH is wrong grin

Verity also goes well with your surname so that the whole name isn't so 'pretty', which I think Aurelia or Aurelie could be. I think I probably prefer Aurelie as it's a bit less frilly, especially with surname.

Mrsknackered Sun 03-Dec-17 21:26:46

I love Sylvie and second Margot.

Really dislike Verity, the others are nice.

Maybe others you might like:


Your surname is really lovely by the way, I know a Saffron and Roman Rose, which I think works well.

missyB1 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:29:11

From your list I likeSylvie and Margot. I suggest


pilates Sun 03-Dec-17 21:30:42

Sylvie and Eden

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:31:19

@JollyGiraffe I prefer Aurelie out of that and Aurelia too. I hadn't thought of it being a bit frilly with our surname but I see what you mean.

This whole naming a child thing is much harder than I'd ever anticipated! I know I shouldn't but I feel so conscious of our family and friends' opinions when we do eventually name him/her.

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:35:13

@Mrsknackered Thank you smile I do feel quite lucky to have married into a pretty surname, it sounds much nicer with baby names than my maiden name grin

From your list I love the sound of Clementine but can't get past the fruit connotation!

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:36:43

@missyB1 I quite like Laurel but one of my best friends is called Lauren!

loobybear Sun 03-Dec-17 21:38:05

I like Verity and Margot. sorry but I think Aurelia and Aurelie are a bit try-hard (for lack of a better description).

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 21:44:20

@loobybear try hard as in a bit poncey or like they're made up? Genuinely curious as this is why I wanted to do this thread, to gauge opinions from lots of people with different tastes.

I think I'm quite drawn to frilly (perhaps try hard) names. Before we got married and even thought of having a baby I liked Aurora, but Aurora Rose is far too many Rs blush

JollyGiraffe Sun 03-Dec-17 21:52:00

happy I was going to suggest Aurora as also one of my favourites! But not sure if ever use it as it is definitely frilly and a bit too fairytale maybe.

I also like Camilla and Violet. But unfortunately last one is floral!

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 22:08:42

@JollyGiraffe Violet is another one I love but can't use!

DM likes Autumn for a girl but Autumn Rose sounds like an air freshener grin

Numbandspicy Sun 03-Dec-17 22:15:08

Sylvie is the one for me, especially with your surname.
I like Xanthe and Margot in their own right but not so much with the surname Rose. Sylvie Rose is sweet (but not too sweet) whereas I see Xanthe and Margot as having a more dramatic quality that, coupled with Rose, could sound almost like stage names.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sun 03-Dec-17 22:16:24

Margot is my favourite followed by Aurelie.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sun 03-Dec-17 22:17:46

Just read your surname Aurelie Rose is one of the most fantastic names I've ever heard!

MadameJosephine Sun 03-Dec-17 22:18:15

Verity is a beautiful name. I also really like Felicity

I know it’s really popular on mn but I really can’t ever imagine naming a child Margot

How about Miranda, Antigone or Emmeline?

BabloHoney Sun 03-Dec-17 22:19:58

Eden is nice but Eden Rose is a type of climbing plant! Margot is lovely smile

manicinsomniac Sun 03-Dec-17 22:25:07

My youngest is a Xanthe - I love it; haven't met any others and think it's both sweet but fairly sophisticated at the same time.

I agree that Xanthe Rose sounds like a stage name but, unlike a PP, I see that as a good thing! grin

Also really love Verity and Eden. Not keen on the others.

I think Xanthe Verity Rose or Verity Eden Rose would both be gorgeous.

Other possibilities:
Astrid, Ariadne, Anastasia, Bronte, Cressida, Calista, Danika, Delphi, Evadne, Effie, Fenella, Georgina, Isadora, Juniper, Jocasta, Jessamy, Keziah, Lorelai, Larissa, Leonie, Mila, Meredith, Natasha, Nyah, Octavia, Romilly, Safiya, Tamara, Vanessa, Xenia

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 22:26:05

@WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Aww see Aurelie Rose just looks so pretty when I see it written down! Thank you 

@MadameJosephine I like how Antigone looks but I'm never sure how to pronounce it  is it An-tig-oh-nee? Excuse my ignorance!

@BabloHoney Haha! Can you tell I'm not much use in the garden grin

happylantern Sun 03-Dec-17 22:30:40

@manicinsomniac I don't mind it sounding like a stage name either grin my name is very plain and if I have a DD I'd like her to have a name that stands out.

Now I may need to run off and suggest Ariadne and Calista to DH - thank you!

greendale17 Sun 03-Dec-17 22:31:24

Eden and Slyvie are nice.

Don’t like Verity- sounds cold and hard

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