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Gustavo1 Sat 19-Oct-19 13:55:10

My Dd is due in 6 weeks and DH and I cannot settle on a name for her.

I want something that isn’t top 10 and ideally is a one or two syllable name as we have quite a long surname.

Any ideas?

Have liked but discounted
Rosie
Lily
Daisy
Grace
Mae
Eve
Alice

All too popular I think.

I grew up with a top 10 name. One of 2-3 in each primary class and one of 6 in secondary school year group. I’m Brno looking for “yoonique” just not quite so popular as my name was.

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babylemonade12 Tue 22-Oct-19 09:55:59

Mia
Rose
Jill

Becxs Tue 22-Oct-19 09:45:17

Izzy
Isla
Ava
Rosa
Esme

CoffeeChocolateWine Sun 20-Oct-19 20:28:23

My gorgeous baby girl is called Iris and she, like her name, is very short and pretty smile

I love short and pretty names but must have a bit of strength to them too. Others I love are...
Erin
Tess
Eva
Megan
Tegan
Delphi
Marnie
Cara
Sylvie.

Good luck choosing. Some lovely suggestions here.

slinkysaluki Sun 20-Oct-19 19:23:52

Laurel is pretty
Tia
Emmy
Betty
Kitty
Lottie

Poppins2016 Sun 20-Oct-19 11:27:00

Esme
Maeve
Mia
Robin
Winter
Clara
Hazel

Moondancer73 Sun 20-Oct-19 11:26:42

Lyra
Mae/May
Ava
Wren
Ivy

whitebowls Sun 20-Oct-19 11:09:21

Anya
Faye
Kitty
Alys
Elise

Leopardprintboots Sun 20-Oct-19 11:08:53

I’m the same as you @Gustavo1 - I have top 10 name always 1 of 3 in my class

What I would say is that the top 10 nowadays is very different to the top 10 when we were at school. Back then 1 in 4 babies was given a top 10 name. Now it’s 1 in 8/9. So even with “Olivia” being the top girls’ name, there isn’t one olivia at any of my sons baby groups or nursery! I’ve been on a mission for the last year to try and find an Olivia!! Not that I’m suggesting you pick a top 10 name- I avoided the top 10 with my DC too. But just something to put your mind at rest a bit x

Leopardprintboots Sun 20-Oct-19 11:05:12

April

I love the classic simplicity of Anne or Anna
Neither are v popular or overused

Leopardprintboots Sun 20-Oct-19 11:03:48

I love the suggestions for Holly
If you like Anya how about Aria

Willa?
Emmy/Emmie

Pcosmama Sun 20-Oct-19 10:40:15

Annie
Iris
Clara
Holly
Celie
Nellie
Anna
Alma
Pippa
Nora
Enya
Millie
Ellen

BlouseAndSkirt Sun 20-Oct-19 09:02:24

Hettie

sycamore54321 Sun 20-Oct-19 08:07:21

Five pages and loads of gorgeous suggestions but unless by Ive skipped it, I don’t think anyone has mentioned just Ann (Anne). The ultimate in short and pretty I would think!

If you’re willing to venture into two syllables, Mary also springs to mind.

Dontknowwhyidoit Sun 20-Oct-19 07:57:08

Belle
Sasha
Tate
Kealey
Laney
Esther
Pearl
Zoe
Jasmin
Rhian
Carys
Ceri

girlintheglass Sun 20-Oct-19 06:59:17

Etta

Mumof21989 Sun 20-Oct-19 06:52:27

Eve
Chlo
Ivy
Ella
Elle
Thea
Aria
Ava
Eva

joystir59 Sun 20-Oct-19 06:06:38

Joy
Iris
Mae/May
Val
Anna
Anya
Elise

MrsBertBibby Sun 20-Oct-19 06:03:43

Sian.

Misskg1982 Sun 20-Oct-19 05:23:49

I work wirh children and had the same feeling of not wanting a popular name so picked a name I'd never had in a class before. We went with Iris, everyone who hears it loves it and I'm still yet to have an Iris in my class.

commanderdalgliesh Sun 20-Oct-19 05:19:45

Ellen, bit more unusual than Ella

ElevenOhFive Sun 20-Oct-19 05:12:57

Odette
Rosa
Sylvie

Theoldwoman Sun 20-Oct-19 05:00:31

Names become popular for a reason. Beautiful, classical, timeless.

Alice is a fantastic name.

My current favourites are:

Ella
Lillian
Clare
Alice
Emily
Zara
Olive
Laura
Bridget
Juliet
Julia
Felicity
Rosa

Gustavo1 Sun 20-Oct-19 04:27:13

I like Anya and Ayda too. Thanks for all the great suggestions

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Jellycat00 Sun 20-Oct-19 02:57:50

Jeni
Tara
Olive
Dinah
Faye
Frieda

Shadow1234 Sun 20-Oct-19 01:59:26

Heidi
Elouise
Anya
Lucia
Darcey
Lori

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