Struggling for girl names!

(30 Posts)
Jnl90 Wed 29-Jul-20 22:11:16

Hi,

We are expecting a girl in november and we already have a little boy with a unique name (dont know anyone else called it).

We like names that are different and not going to be lots of them in their class but at the same time dont want a name that just sounds silly.

We currently have the following on our shortlist but no 100% on any:

Orla
Marcie
Elvie

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks!

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KitKatastrophe Wed 29-Jul-20 22:14:32

Mila
Signe
Portia
Tristan
Jovi
Effie
Florine

Aquamarine1029 Wed 29-Jul-20 22:15:20

I immediately thought of Exie. I knew a woman with this name and she was lovely, and it was her given name.

Also...

Etta
Reva (pronounced ree-vah)
Ella
Elsie

PMTRex Wed 29-Jul-20 22:26:33

Nyree
Calla
Cassia
Tansy
Lorelei
Lilac
Liesel

Tillygetsit Wed 29-Jul-20 22:30:58

I like Marcie.
My suggestions are
Zadie
Zinnia
Dinah

micc Wed 29-Jul-20 23:03:07

Opal
Cherry
Nova

whatausername Wed 29-Jul-20 23:13:24

I toyed with the name Marcie for a while!

SauvignonBlanketyBlank Wed 29-Jul-20 23:20:43

I really like Vada (vay-da) only heard of it when watched My Girl years ago,never heard it since.

AuntieStella Wed 29-Jul-20 23:37:23

Elfrieda (nn Elfie)
Irma
Minette
Lois
Dulcie
Fleur
Giselle

RiverWest Thu 30-Jul-20 02:07:10

Hi, my little girl is called Eloise, but I also love the name Isabel :-)

EmmaGrundyForPM Thu 30-Jul-20 02:28:41

SauvignonBlanketyBlank

I really like Vada (vay-da) only heard of it when watched My Girl years ago,never heard it since.

She would run the risk of being called Darth!

How about going for a name that has fallen out of fashion?
Deborah
Gladys
Carina
Vera

or a Biblical name that isnt well known? eg Vashti or Hepzibah?

Or from mythology?
Ariadne, Hera, Leda, .Persephone, Calliope?

Ricekrispie22 Thu 30-Jul-20 06:27:20

Colette
Merle
Saskia
Fern
Hazel
Heather
Letitia
Posey
Connie
Ada
Everly
Aster
Saffron
Hallie
Lexi
Lena
Lilia

BeMorePacific Thu 30-Jul-20 08:17:56

Elvie is a brand of breast pump in my mind x

JacquelineLadyBugg Thu 30-Jul-20 08:43:04

I love Orla. Not so keen on the others, but they are definitely more unusual.

How about:

Merryn
Isadora
Juniper
Gwendolyn
Aurora
Maple
Emme

pinkpinecone Thu 30-Jul-20 08:51:10

Orla is lovely

Talcott2007 Thu 30-Jul-20 09:17:13

Short girls names starting with vowels and/or ending in 'ee' or 'ah' sounds are very popular right so they all sort of blend into one for me alot are lovely sounding - but I'd honestly say that that 50% of the under 5's I know of are Ivy's, Isabelle/Izzy, Ava's, Alba's Eva's, Ella's, Evie's, Emmy's and Grace/Gracie's - I say this a DM to DD4 with a two syllable 'E' name - that although not actually popular in itself at all often gets misread/pronounced as another increasingly popular 'E' name so if you are wanting something a bit more stand out I'd consider longer names 'harder' sounding consonants that have softer nickname options.

What about:

Astrid
Bianca
Joselyn
Gwendoline
Miranda
Meredith
Veronica
Vivienne

EmmaGrundyForPM Thu 30-Jul-20 09:28:28

Orla is lovely but quite popular, at least where I live.

Meryl
Coraline
Saskia
Petra
Estelle
Gala
Merlin
Pansy
Linnet

SweatyAndyFromWoking Thu 30-Jul-20 16:31:38

Orla is top 100 now in England & Wales.

Elvie is a breastpump.

Elfie
Fleur
Alba
Marla

17caterpillars1mouse Thu 30-Jul-20 16:35:31

Keturah

Enko Fri 31-Jul-20 08:50:53

elvie is also a pelvic floor strengthner..

Tansy
Tiare
Rowena
Ramona
Naimi
Ea
Seraphina
Raine
Amabel (I love this but they will be saying Amabel with an M for life)
ILona
Eloisa
Ebba

Spied Fri 31-Jul-20 08:53:20

Carla or Carmen.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 31-Jul-20 09:09:40

Keira.
Saskia.
Nova.
Delaney
Arlena
Juliette
Nyree.
Nyla.
Amity
Shay.
Cedar.
Clea.
Cleo.
Farrah.
Fallon.
Avery.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 31-Jul-20 09:12:03

I also second Tansy.
Cassie.
Calicia.
Tiana.
Lilia

BatleyTownswomensGuild Fri 31-Jul-20 09:15:05

Sylvie and Marla were the first 2 that came to mind. Not not taste tbh but fit with the ones you've suggested.

Runforwine Fri 31-Jul-20 13:58:17

Don't go for Orla lovely name but there are 4 in my daughters class! I love the name Harriet, I think it's a really strong under used name. Also viola, Vivien, Ellis but Harriet is my fav.

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