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Timeless elegant names help!

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Donkeydoodles Sun 22-Apr-18 21:34:09

DD2 will be here in 10 days and I’m completely freaking out about names.

We have an Elizabeth (nn Lizzie) which I think is timeless and classic with lots of cute nickname possibilities. Can’t seem to find another name that’s in the same league.

Thought we had decided on Georgina/ Georgia but now having real doubts, plus DH wants Georgia and I prefer Georgina.

Other names I’m considering:
Katherine - love Kitty but would rather not use Katherine as I have lots of close friends with the name.
Emily - love but too popular
Emilia - too much like Amelia, which is too popular
Annabel - not convinced by Anna, Annie or Bella
Jemima - worried it’s a bit ‘out there’, not in love with Jem or Mimi either.
Rose/ Rosalind (nn Rosie) - love Rosie but our surname starts with R and DH thinks it sounds like a stripper name!
Francesca - DH has vetoed
Matilda - DH isn’t keen
Alice - seems a bit ‘plain’ somehow.

Not keen on Victoria or Beatrice and Juliet doesn’t work with our surname
I like Margaret, Charlotte and Alexandra but can’t use because family members have taken them.

Any thoughts on the above?

SimonNeilshair Sun 22-Apr-18 21:38:59

How about Helena, Miriam, Evangeline, Clara, Ruth, Louisa ?

Carolwithane Sun 22-Apr-18 21:47:06

Clara or Anna?

user1498549192 Sun 22-Apr-18 21:49:22

I love most of the named on your list! Would you consider Alicia if you think Alice is a little plain?

Other suggestions:

Lydia
Harriet
Florence
Cecily
Clementine
Emma
Anna
Cora
Genevieve

madeyemoodysmum Sun 22-Apr-18 21:49:54

Natalia
Laurissa
Lydia
Lyndis
Mary
Rebecca
Josephine
Daphne
Clara
Katrina (kitty)
Madeline
Caroline
Viola ( Shakespeare)
Jane
Suzanna
Hermione
Stephanie

Greenyogagirl Sun 22-Apr-18 21:50:31

Felicity, Stephanie, Charlotte, Natalie, Melissa

madeyemoodysmum Sun 22-Apr-18 21:50:51

I love clementine at the moment

IVflytrap Sun 22-Apr-18 21:51:57

Meredith
Abigail
Alicia
Sophia
Maria
Frances

RickOShay Sun 22-Apr-18 21:52:39

Love Elizabeth.
What about
Marianne

Honor

Miranda

Octavia

Penelope

Clementine

Beatrice

Christobel

Marguerite

Ikeameatballs Sun 22-Apr-18 21:57:10

Beatrice
Florence
Harriet
Norah
Adelaide
Serena
Millicent
Helena
Lucinda

EllenLydia Sun 22-Apr-18 21:58:28

Jennifer

Crimbles Sun 22-Apr-18 22:00:57

I think we have similiar tastes in names. Elizabeth was on our list but we named DD Annabel. She mostly gets called Annabel and very occasionally Bel.

Other names on our list were:
Emma
Clara
Penelope
Alice
Jessica
Chloe
Florence
Sarah

Marv1nGay3 Sun 22-Apr-18 22:03:00

Briony,
Elspeth,
Mabel,
Martha,
Margot,
Penelope

felicitythemangyfox Sun 22-Apr-18 22:03:20

Helena
Eleonor
Leonora
Lucy
Kathryn/Catherine/Katharine
Catriona/Katrina

RickOShay Sun 22-Apr-18 22:06:34

Sorry just spotted you are not so keen on Beatrice grin

HerculesM Sun 22-Apr-18 22:08:09

Louisa, Mary

RaindropsAndSparkles Sun 22-Apr-18 22:10:42

Penelope
Helena
Felicity
Madeleine
Susannah
Verity
Harriet
Marina

Ruthshaw1980 Sun 22-Apr-18 22:20:04

If you like Emily, how about Emmeline? Emmie as a nn is also very cute

Dogsrbarking Sun 22-Apr-18 22:20:34

Philippa /Pippa

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 22-Apr-18 22:21:55

Christina
Jessica.
Florence
Martha
Vivienne
Dorothy
Sarah
Penelope
Cecelia
Rebecca
Jennifer
Josephine
Miriam
Francesca

KeepCalm Sun 22-Apr-18 22:30:17

Susannah
Cordelia

Joinourclub Sun 22-Apr-18 22:31:49

Susannah
Josephine

RedDwarves Sun 22-Apr-18 22:33:18

We have decided on Tabitha for DD, which fits the criteria. Timeles, classic, but not overly popular.

RedDwarves Sun 22-Apr-18 22:34:06

Although I guess Tabitha and Elizabeth have similar ith/eth sounds, but it’s not too noticeable.

RoundaboutSnail Sun 22-Apr-18 22:34:07

Cassia or Cassandra
Felicity
Hermione
Carlotta
Seraphina
Angelica
Dorothea
Louisa
Emmeline
Violetta
Madeleine
Henrietta
Cordelia
Natalia

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