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Snowhite12 Wed 06-Dec-17 08:35:07

Looking for classic but not overused names. We already have an Elizabeth, which I loved because it is traditional but not that popular these days. Happy to go a little less traditional this time.

I like Rosie, Evie and Millie. Evie is my favourite but worried it’s a bit popular. Any other ideas along those lines?

Thanks!

thethoughtfox Wed 06-Dec-17 08:41:52

Camilla or Millicent are lovely with Millie as a nickname. Please give her the option of a proper grown up name for her adult life.

UrsulaPandress Wed 06-Dec-17 08:42:28

Juliet.

thethoughtfox Wed 06-Dec-17 08:43:57

Evies / Avas and Evas are EVERYWHERE. I don't know a lot of people with children and I know at least 8. I wanted a Georgiana ( Mr Darcy's little sister) but was vetoed.

Snowhite12 Wed 06-Dec-17 08:47:58

I tend to agree on the proper adult name point (hence Elizabeth) but not sure I like the adult name versions of Millie, Evie etc. Maybe Eve.

I do like Juliet too (was on shortlist for DD1), but it really doesn’t work with our surname.

Blahblahblahzeeblah Wed 06-Dec-17 08:49:02

I was also vetoed on Georgiana.

How aboit Eloise, Penelope,

GreatDuckCookery Wed 06-Dec-17 08:52:50

I love Elizabeth.

Eleanor
Charlotte
Alice
Rebecca
Juliet
Anna
Florence
Harriet
Lucy

Yika Wed 06-Dec-17 08:53:05

Catherine
Caroline
Maria
Ellen
Hope
Frances

Abetes Wed 06-Dec-17 08:55:19

I agree about that Eve/Evie/Ava/Eva is everywhere. If you want something which is not overused, then I would steer clear of these. What about Beatrice, Julia, Eleanor, Annabelle?

JaneWonder Wed 06-Dec-17 08:57:20

Elizabeth is so much more substantial and classic than Millie or Evie. Those names are a bit fashionable and may date. I’d go for something more like Elizabeth:
Jessica
Amelia (nn Millie!)
Georgia
Catherine (nn Kitty)
Alexandra
Annabelle
Felicity
Susannah

PhuntSox Wed 06-Dec-17 09:26:45

Henrietta
Euphemia
Eloise
Emmeline
Annalise

nameshelpplease Wed 06-Dec-17 09:31:48

Clara

ShotsFired Wed 06-Dec-17 09:32:17

Rose (Rosalind, Rosamund, Rosemary) is quite nice.

Emily is also a classic. Rebecca (although the one I know is a complete drip so that has ruined it for me a bit)

I will push Blythe one more time too grin

SottoVoc3 Wed 06-Dec-17 09:32:43

Clarissa

Blahblahblahzeeblah Wed 06-Dec-17 09:34:56

Jennifer

Happinezz Wed 06-Dec-17 09:44:50

I like traditional names which can be shortened- such as
Charlotte (Lottie)
and, oddly enough, I quite like the feminine versions of male names -
Philippa (Pippa)
Josephine (Effie)
Alexandra (Alex)
and Georgina
or this- which is very traditional, but I've not seen used - Thomasina or Thomasin (such as the name of Grace Darling's mother)

Happinezz Wed 06-Dec-17 09:45:58

Also- Roberta (Bobbie)! - love this name!

Snowhite12 Wed 06-Dec-17 10:21:57

Thanks for all the suggestions.

DD1 has Catherine as a middle name so that’s out.

I do like Georgina and Alexandra. I especially like the nickname Lexi.
Then we would have a Lizzie and a Lexi. Does that sound a bit silly?!

PandaCat Wed 06-Dec-17 10:22:02

I don't actually know any kids called Eve/Evie. I know of many Ava/Eva's though. I really like Evie/Eve/Evelyn, really dislike Ava/Eva though haha.

Rosie is lovely too. I love Rosalie!

MikeUniformMike Wed 06-Dec-17 10:50:45

Variants on Thomasina could be Tamsin or Tammy.
I like Thomasina but not Tommi.

MikeUniformMike Wed 06-Dec-17 10:51:21

I don't like Lexi.

GreatDuckCookery Wed 06-Dec-17 11:28:25

I’m not keen on Lexi. Not very classic wink

kaytee87 Wed 06-Dec-17 11:34:11

I was going to say Katharine..

Charlotte
Rosaline nn Rosa
Jane
Emma
Mary
Victoria
Anna
Florence

I really dislike lexi sorry.

Uumellmahaye Wed 06-Dec-17 11:35:30

Dulcie
Penelope
Clemency
Felicity

PoncyCanapes Wed 06-Dec-17 11:40:00

Claudia
Rebecca
Victoria
Eleanor
Emmeline

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