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overagain Sun 11-Nov-18 20:48:56

DS is named after old English kings and sci fi characters - he has 2 middle names and all 3 names are kings and sci fi characters.

We are now expecting DD. And after a conversation today want to name her after badass feminist women (DHs suggestion).

We've come up with Ada Florence Marie but wondered if anyone has any other suggestions? Not Emmeline as bfs daughter is called that.

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Darkautumn Sun 11-Nov-18 21:56:40


ArchbishopOfBanterbury Sun 11-Nov-18 22:02:56

How about Lara? :-)

FairyFantastic Sun 11-Nov-18 22:12:14

I'm named after a sci-fi character and my middle name matches a superhero so I get what you mean!

I second Lara! Love that name
Amelia? (Earhart)
Nancy (Wake - read her story she's pretty badass)
Diana (Roman name of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt)

I'm pretty sure there are books out (little people big something, dreams or something?) that are after women who changed the world. We have a couple. Could check those names? Also theres another kids book like 'women who changed the world' you could look at for ideas (whilst getting historical context!)
Also look online at 'Rejected Princesses' I think it's called. Some interesting women & names there!

MickHucknallspinkpancakes Sun 11-Nov-18 22:13:05


GreenMeerkat Sun 11-Nov-18 22:16:32

Amelia (Earhart)
Emmeline (Pankhurst)

GreenMeerkat Sun 11-Nov-18 22:17:41

DOH just seen the bottom part of your post.

Arya (Stark)... although that's quite popular now

AssassinatedBeauty Sun 11-Nov-18 22:31:20

Was reading about Flora Sandes who fought in WW1, which I guess would meet your requirements of badass.

AliCanTea Sun 11-Nov-18 23:48:18

Was going to suggest Flora (Sandes)!

Choccywoccyhooha Sun 11-Nov-18 23:59:44

The magician Penn Jillette's daughter is called Moxie Crimefighter -that is badass.

Otherwise for badass i like Blaise (though traditionally a boy's name), Hilda (means battle), Thora (means thunder goddess), Scout or Jean-Louise after the character in To Kill a Mockingbird, or even Attica after her father, Atticus.
It's not for everyone, but we considered Io (pronounced simply i-o) for our daughter.

AutoFillUsername Mon 12-Nov-18 00:07:35

Aphra (Behn)
Frieda (Kahlo)
Maya (Angelou)
Dorothea (character from Middlemarch)
Nancy (Astor)
Malala (Youseffi)
Rosa (Parkes)
Ruth (Bader Ginsburg)
Norma (Jean)

Lucked Mon 12-Nov-18 00:08:14

Ripley ( or Ellen if you want to be more subtle)
Valentina after the first woman in space.

Cosmoa Mon 12-Nov-18 00:18:13

Ezri (star trek character)

jjemimapuddleduck Mon 12-Nov-18 00:20:11

I knew of a Wednesday once. That's pretty cool.

Rachelover40 Mon 12-Nov-18 00:25:09

Lady GaGa
Angela (from Angela Davies)
Rosa (Rosa Parkes)
Jody (Dr Who)

Thetigerwhocameto Mon 12-Nov-18 00:38:05

We have the book ‘bedtime stories for rebel girls’ number 1 I suggest buying it for your daughter anyway it is a fab boon, number 2 you may find some inspiration in there for names!

PinkAvocado Mon 12-Nov-18 07:32:07

Lyra (from Pullman’s Dark Materials)
Rey (Star Wars)
Trinity (Matrix)
Dorothy (Lawrence - journalist on the frontline in WW1 posing as a man)
Constance (Lytton - kick ass suffragette)
Valentina (first woman in space)
Rosalind (Franklin-scientist)

QuaterMiss Mon 12-Nov-18 07:48:00

Sojourner (Truth)
Marghanita (Laski)
Harriet (Tubman)
Louise Bourgeois
Octavia (E. Butler)
Karen (Lord)
Simone (de Beauvoir)
Toni (Morrison)
Timberlake (Wertenbaker)

spreadingchestnuttree Mon 12-Nov-18 07:52:52

Xena (warrior princess) or a Greek goddess name like Athena or Hera?

blueskiesandforests Mon 12-Nov-18 07:56:43

If you want the equivalent of your son's name then surely you want

Elizabeth Catherine Lara

Or similar (2 queen's and a sci-fi character)

bridgetreilly Mon 12-Nov-18 09:44:43

Aethelflaed was about as badass as you can imagine.

Flamingosnbears Mon 12-Nov-18 10:09:25

Joan of ark

Hermagsjesty Mon 12-Nov-18 10:18:18

Josephine (Baker)
Ada (Lovelace)
Betty (Boothroyd)
Sylvia (Pankhurst but also Plath)
Frieda (Kahlo)
Mary (Shelley and Wollstonecraft)
Caitlin (Moran but also Stark)

BlueChampagne Mon 12-Nov-18 13:10:19

Olympias (Alexander the Great's mother)
Elizabeth (the first, or Garrett Anderson)

Check out some Roman empresses as well.

mathanxiety Wed 14-Nov-18 07:44:33

Maeve (queen of Irish saga; very badass).
Araminta (original name of Harriet Tubman).
Christabel (Pankhurst).
Eleanor (Roosevelt - the original badass).
Grier (after Germaine; Grier is a bona fide name).
Juliana (of Norwich, aka Julian of Norwich; medieval badass, patroness of cats).

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