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Hebe...Lilias...Laurel. HELP

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CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 11:31:45

I am pg, not due for what feels like a million years (next Aprilish), but I really would like some thoughts on girls names - just to pass the time as I throw up for the second time today really. Boys names I have down, but I haven't found something I love for a girl yet.
My current list:
Lilias (Scottish form of Lilian)
Clover (vetoed by dp, but I could work on him...)

I do love a plant/nature name

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 11:32:33

Oh, dp likes Elfie. Really not sure about that one

Nearlyalmost50 Wed 11-Sep-19 11:34:17

The only one I really like is Laurel. Hebe- nope, Tess- ok but nope, Iris- overused and I don't like it really, I wouldn't fight for Clover, Lilias is pretty.

Didiusfalco Wed 11-Sep-19 11:37:29

For gods sake not Hebe, why would you want to call your child after a really mundane bush? The others are nice. What about Fern?

lumpy76 Wed 11-Sep-19 11:46:13

@Didiusfalco I have a 9yr old Hebe - Hebe is also the Goddess of youth (sister of Perseus) in Greek mythology. In Greek it is pronounced "Evie" although we use the English pronunciation. We used it due to its Greek origins (I am of Greek heritage).

Didiusfalco Wed 11-Sep-19 11:49:50

@lumpy76 thank you, that’s really interesting.

DarlingNikita Wed 11-Sep-19 11:50:07

I hadn't heard of Lilias before but I think it's beautiful.

I love Hebe (and Didiusfalco, Hebe is 'mundane' but you suggest 'Fern'? grin

I love Iris.

Not bothered about Laurel and I think Clover sounds more like an animal's name, sorry.

TheMessyCleaner Wed 11-Sep-19 11:51:37

I love Laurel!

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 12:07:10

I know Clover is a bit bovine.
I have loved Lilias for a long time, but now I'm actually having a baby it feels different...will people constantly mispronounce it? Strong no to Fern.

Dp isn't taking Laurel seriously, becaue of that stupid 'Laurel/Manny' (?) internet thing a while ago

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 12:09:55

I think Iris is probably overused too - but it's nice, and we both like it. I want something I love, like my boys names though!
@46lumpy76 nice to hear about your 9 year old Hebe smile
We have Scottish and German backgrounds. Dp likes Alois for a

elliex1 Wed 11-Sep-19 12:16:03

Oh yes Laurel and Yanny grin

Lilias is just lovely. How do you pronounce it? Just as it is spelt? Sorry I’m probably being stupid.
Not really keen on your other names, Iris is okay but it’s v trendy atm.

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 12:37:20

Oh yes, it was Yanny!
Not stupid, Lilias is an uncommon name! Yes I guess just as it's spelt - like Lilian, but with an 'as' (pronounced more like 'iss') at the end. Lilly-iss

joystir59 Wed 11-Sep-19 12:46:39

I love Iris. With May or Mae as a middle name

minipie Wed 11-Sep-19 12:53:42


DarlingOscar Wed 11-Sep-19 13:10:48

met a little girl called Aelf (short for Aelfwen) - pronounced Elf - might work?

love Tess and Iris from your list.

daisypond Wed 11-Sep-19 13:12:59

I really like Lilias. It’s lovely. I know an adult one.

Peachbubble Wed 11-Sep-19 13:26:16

I like Hebe (and I think it's quite a pretty plant!). Do you like Hazel, Amber, Rowan?

user1493494961 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:57:21

Not Elfie, don't like Laurel. Tess is nice.

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 14:03:12

I do like Rowan, but jace always been confused re. pronunciation; I say Row-, as in fight, -an. Is that wrong...I also think of it more as a boys name.
Quite like Hazel. You have a good list smile

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 14:04:10

Robin is one of my 2 fave boy names - don't want to reveal the other one 🙈

CassandrasCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 14:05:42

Dp also likes Ottilie

AverageMummy Wed 11-Sep-19 14:13:55

I dislike all of them except Laurel which I think is lovely

DarlingNikita Wed 11-Sep-19 15:28:27

Ottilie's pretty.

AudacityOfHope Wed 11-Sep-19 15:42:47

Is Hebe pronounced Heebee? If so, definite no.

It sounds like you're naming a fairy or a woodland sprite. Clover and Lilias are not good.

And Elfie? Come on.

DarlingNikita Wed 11-Sep-19 16:00:45

Is Hebe pronounced Heebee?


If so, definite no. hmm What's so terrible? It's just like Phoebe.

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