Talk

Advanced search

Alternatives to Meredith

(48 Posts)
TinoTheArtisticMouse Fri 15-Dec-17 09:43:28

I LOVE the name Meredith; DP likes it but isn't completely convinced.
The only suggestion he has made is Isabel, which is nice enough (if a little dull) but I don't want to settle for 'nice enough'.
I like classic, but not overused names. Another I like is Juliet but I don't like Julie or Jules, which people will inevitably shorten it to, even though we would use the full version (and before anyone says that people won't shorten it if we use the full name, I have a common shortening, which I hate, and people regularly take it upon themselves to call me by it, even though I introduce myself by my actual name).
Can you suggest some alternatives to Meredith please?

Valerrie Fri 15-Dec-17 09:47:35

Meriel

MikeUniformMike Fri 15-Dec-17 09:55:26

Mererid. Welsh for Margaret. Stress is on the 2nd syllable.
Merr-ERR-id ( the I sounds like the I in the English word BIG ).

MikeUniformMike Fri 15-Dec-17 09:56:04

Marina, Mariella?

IVflytrap Fri 15-Dec-17 09:58:29

Merryn
Meryl
Mary
Mira
Edith
Judith
Erica
Astrid
Marissa
Marianne
Eleanor
Jennifer
Juniper
Catherine
Caroline
Elowen
Martina

AnonEvent Fri 15-Dec-17 09:59:16

How about Harriet?

Intercom Fri 15-Dec-17 10:04:03

Melissa
Clementine
Victoria
Rowena
Elspeth
Theodora
Xanthe
Alyssa
Bethany

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 15-Dec-17 10:05:55

Mellissa
Rowena
Amaris
Maris
Maura
Louisa
Marith
Isadora
Ailish
Ailsa
Leonora

Joinourclub Fri 15-Dec-17 10:06:31

Millicent
Camilla
Harriet
Gwendoline
Josephine
Penelope

TinoTheArtisticMouse Fri 15-Dec-17 10:07:46

Ooh Juniper is pretty - can't imagine DP going for it though.

Whatslovegottodo Fri 15-Dec-17 10:10:42

Love Merryn such a happy name.

MrsMarigold Fri 15-Dec-17 10:16:33

Marielle, a bit like Isabel and meredith.

Aquitania Fri 15-Dec-17 10:24:06

Cecelia

Miranda

Robin

NotAgainYoda Fri 15-Dec-17 10:41:27

Genevieve
Marianne
Miriam
Christina
Joy
Serena
Elise
Claudine
Constance/Connie
Robyn
Romy

PsychoPumpkin Fri 15-Dec-17 10:42:54

Oh I LOVE Meredith! Convince your husband to stick with it! (Sorry, i’m No help whatsoever!)

anothernetter Fri 15-Dec-17 10:50:31

Love love love Meredith. We almost named DD Meredith. Also like Marielle (as someone else has already suggested) although I think she would end up being called Muriel and people might get the spelling wrong. Marieanne is also very pretty and could be shortened to Annie which is lovely.

un1c0rn Fri 15-Dec-17 11:05:58

Merdita
Merrryn
Myrtle
Maria

FizzyGreenWater Fri 15-Dec-17 11:11:58

Merryn

Menna

Manon

Melissa

NotAgainYoda Fri 15-Dec-17 11:15:43

Fizzy

Oooh I love Manon

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 15-Dec-17 11:20:35

I love Meredith (may be a little biased though!)

Another name I considered was Emmeline, also Maggie, but Meredith was definitely my front runner and we'd decided on her name shortly after the 20 week scan (but told nobody!)

FlowerPotMum Fri 15-Dec-17 11:58:45

Merryn is a lovely name.

AntiHop Fri 15-Dec-17 12:00:27

Marianne

marywasneeavirgin Fri 15-Dec-17 12:17:35

Judith
Edith
Sandra
Jemima
Ariadne
Nina

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 15-Dec-17 13:06:17

Mariel/la
Mabel
Marlene
Madeline
Marilyn
Miriam
Adalaide
Stephanie
Aurora
Merrial
Melissa
Melanie
Rosabelle
Dorothy
Florianne
Matilda
Evangeline
Miranda
Christina
Vivienne
Claudia
Florence
Victoria
Alexandra
Catherine
Samantha
Elizabeth
Siobhan
Arabella
Anastasia
Arianna
Adrienne
Felicity
Francesca
Abigail
Adele
Josephine

Thesqueezermustghost Fri 15-Dec-17 13:12:31

Gilda, Mabel, Edith, Mareille, Mariella

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now