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Uhohmummy Mon 29-Jan-18 10:34:02

ELCS for my baby girl is scheduled for 6 February - which is the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.
Any nice Suffragette names out there we could use? So far I have:
Emmeline (I love but DH not keen)
Christabel (quite like but again DH doesn’t)
Sylvia (not sure about)

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 10:40:05

Sylvia is horrible. Silvia is ok if you are Italian.
Not keen on Emmeline - is it pronounced Em-muh-lyn or Emmuh-line?
Christabel is nice.

ladystarkers Mon 29-Jan-18 10:41:48

Emmeline too like Emma which I dislike
Christabel nice
Prefer Sylvie

Wollstonecraft1 Mon 29-Jan-18 10:44:42

Millicent for Millicent Fawcett? Millie for short?

senua Mon 29-Jan-18 10:45:57

Eleanor (Rathbone)

ShoeJunkie Mon 29-Jan-18 10:46:22

Millicent? After Millicent Fawcett - a suffragist rather than a suffragette.

Wollstonecraft1 Mon 29-Jan-18 10:47:03

PS. The statue of her will be unveiled in Parliament Square on February 6 too so that ties in nicely.

jennymount Mon 29-Jan-18 10:47:03

Hanna (Sheehy Skeffington)
Constance (Markievicz)

Thiswayorthatway Mon 29-Jan-18 10:47:47

Millicent (Fawcett)
Emily (Wilding Davison)
Flora (Drummond)

Loads here

senua Mon 29-Jan-18 10:50:10

Emily is a nice name but you wouldn't want to call your DD after Emily Davison.

Smoliver Mon 29-Jan-18 11:33:38

I love the name Emmeline. Some other suffragette names I've found:

Millicent (Fawcett)
Evelina (Haverfield)
Esther (Roper)
Lydia (Becker)
Josephine (Butler)
Cicely (Hamilton)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 29-Jan-18 11:44:48

Love Emmeline, Christabel and Josephine.

Uhohmummy Mon 29-Jan-18 12:01:29

Thanks for the link Thisway
I like Flora. Millicent doesn’t go very well with our last name.

ArcheryAnnie Mon 29-Jan-18 12:03:47


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manicinsomniac Tue 30-Jan-18 00:11:42

I love Christabel. And have only ever known one.

wowfudge Tue 30-Jan-18 21:36:28

Cristabel as an alternative spelling. I really don't get the pp saying Sylvia is horrible and Silvia is okay - it's a pretty name. Not Edith - awful.

RavenWings Tue 30-Jan-18 21:43:08

Emmeline - like this, but if dh isn't into it I reckon it has to go.
Christabel - I'd go for Cristabel personally. I'm not mad on it but it's a nice name.
Sylvia - I agree that Silvia is a lot nicer. Just visually much more appealing.
Flora is nice, bit margarine-y I suppose but still nice.
Millicent is dreadful!

LoveInTokyo Tue 30-Jan-18 21:43:42

I love Josephine (but I live in France where the pronunciation is a bit prettier).

MikeUniformMike Tue 30-Jan-18 21:46:27

Sylvia is awful to me sorry. I think it looks ugly. I don't like Edith but Edie is ok but blends into all the Evies and Eves and Evelyn... all ok but so many.
Silvia in Italian seems ok as it sounds different, as does a French Edith.

SugarMilk Tue 30-Jan-18 22:01:42

Not suffragette but Florence (Nightingale) in a similar spirit.

CrustyCob Tue 30-Jan-18 22:16:20

Sophia ( Duleep Singh)

Bostin Tue 30-Jan-18 22:19:09

I love Sylvia.


Thiswayorthatway Wed 31-Jan-18 11:29:24

Not suffragetes but strong women

Marie Curie
Elizabeth Fry
Mary Wollstonecroft
Ada Lovelace
Frances Buss
Octavia Hill

MikeUniformMike Wed 31-Jan-18 12:06:34

Some of the women mentioned on here were suffragists not suffragettes.

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