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HazeyJaney Sun 17-Nov-19 19:23:45

Help please! We chose a very unusual name for our first daughter (Plum Elizabeth) and now we’re stuck on what to name her sister. Our current list feels a bit pedestrian in comparison, does it matter?

We like:

Iris (actually, I’ve always loved Isis, but it’s obviously unusable now)

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 17-Nov-19 20:31:00

I don’t like the sound of Beatrix but I love the vibe of it. I picture a little girl with blond curly hair. Her mum dresses her in frilly dresses etc, but She’s a tomboy at heart who is always getting into mischief.
I also love Cecily. To me it has the same vibe as Beatrix.
I adore Iris. I don’t know why you say it’s unusual. Not that it is a risky name, but
No disrespect if you have used a plum you can’t be that concerned about risky names.

Other ideas
Clover.. Zofia. Albany. Saturn. Bracken. Sunny. Harbour. Tyra. Trudy. Tansy. Farrah.
Star. Nova. Alphina. Apollonia. Rainbow. Fallon. Suki.

Peachbubble Sun 17-Nov-19 20:38:30


Sexnotgender Sun 17-Nov-19 20:40:01

What about Wren? I met a lovely little Wren at baby group.

hopelesssuitcase Sun 17-Nov-19 20:43:21

You need to give your next child a similarly weird name so that the sibling rivalry doesn't go stratospheric. You might as well have called her pudding.

Bowerbird5 Sun 17-Nov-19 20:44:57

I know a little girl called Beatrix. The girls all wear lovely long Laura Ashley type dresses and have long hair and alice bands. Beatrix's hair is slightly wavy too. They are such a lovely family. They have moved so we rarely see them now.

Have you seen the story Little Plum? I had it as a child and loved that book. My sisters had it so I don't know where it is now. If you don't have it do try and get a copy for her.

Sorrel sounds good. Willow? Eilidh, Freya, Kenzie?

elliejjtiny Sun 17-Nov-19 20:46:47

I remember reading a book about 2 sisters called Nancy and Plum (I think plum was short for pamela).

FizzyGreenWater Sun 17-Nov-19 20:46:51

Who was the person who was desperate to name her DD Persimmon but the DH said no?

RickOShay Sun 17-Nov-19 20:48:09

Meriel is lovely I think.

HaveIgoneMad Sun 17-Nov-19 21:07:29

My eldest daughter has a very common but very lovely name, my youngest has a very, very unusual but equally lovely in my opinion name. I don't think it matters too much and the names still flow pretty well when said together.

HaveIgoneMad Sun 17-Nov-19 21:10:29

I do like the name sorrel thoughsmile

PollyShelby Sun 17-Nov-19 21:14:12

Tuppence or Constance

KnickerBockerAndrew Sun 17-Nov-19 21:15:10

Agree with PP who says you have to give your next child an equally unusual name- My parents gave one of us a weird name and the other a normal name and it is kind of indicative of the way they felt about/treated us. I still think about it now...

Tinty Sun 17-Nov-19 21:16:57

Quintina or

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 17-Nov-19 21:17:34

I really like Gaia, it looks beautiful but simplistic and is a gorgeous unusual but heard of name. It really is lovely and I've never met one

SonEtLumiere Sun 17-Nov-19 21:18:19

Sorrel is inspired.

I used with a woman who is ethnically Chinese. Her name was Jade Plum ( in Chinese, she had a different western name too for us philistines) so Jade!

Ostanovka Sun 17-Nov-19 21:20:29

I second Posy! Plum and Posy sounds great.

MrsSiriusBlack1 Sun 17-Nov-19 21:20:57

Plum? hmm

ElvenMoonwings Sun 17-Nov-19 21:22:18

Sorrel really does have the same kind of vibe.

Star? Pomona, Hero, Ambrosia, Calypso?

user1498572889 Sun 17-Nov-19 21:22:19

Apple blossom.

ElvenMoonwings Sun 17-Nov-19 21:22:59

Queen Annes Lace?

SoftBlocks Sun 17-Nov-19 21:25:29

Sorrel is lovely.

Debbiecurtbag Sun 17-Nov-19 21:25:42


TatianaLarina Sun 17-Nov-19 21:33:21


Of your list I like Iris. Prefer Cecilia and Beatrice to Cecily and Beatrix.

IceCreamConewithaflake Sun 17-Nov-19 21:33:45


HotSince82 Sun 17-Nov-19 21:34:25

Perdita, NN Perdy.

Plum and Perdy smile

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