Girls names help

(23 Posts)
Bruce2 Thu 18-Feb-21 21:46:57

Due in 6 weeks and we're really struggling with a name for a girl

We like classic, elegant, feminine names, think...

Juliet
Annabel
Elizabeth
Violet
Harriet
Vivienne
Cecilia

Love all the nicknames attached

Can't use any of the above as they're family/friends names. Want something of our own

Hubby suggested Penelope but I'm not sold on it.

What's your thoughts on Penelope?

And does anyone have any suggestions that are similar to above

Thanks xx

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Whatsyourflava Thu 18-Feb-21 21:56:07

Love Penelope

How about

Felicity
Verity
Pearl
Margaret Maggie
Ottillie
Clementine
Audrey
Delilah
Edith Edie

petitdonkey Thu 18-Feb-21 21:59:12

Love your list. Love Penelope but realistically she’s most likely be Penny which you’d have to also love.

Camilla
Rebecca
Eloise
Claudia
Anna / Annabel
Henrietta

Bluesername Thu 18-Feb-21 22:06:05

Emily
Frances
Louisa
Sophia
Marissa
Eleanor
Diana
Julia
Elspeth
Vanessa
Constance
Felicity
Cordelia

uytp Thu 18-Feb-21 22:06:34

Josephine
Florence
Isobel
Veronica

Synchrony Thu 18-Feb-21 22:07:16

Vanessa
Jemima
Delia
Genevieve
Josephine
Philippa
Veronica
Victoria

snackmammy Thu 18-Feb-21 22:10:07

I love Polly ahh if my last DC would have been a girl I would definitely of had a little Polly

PurBal Thu 18-Feb-21 22:11:16

Beatrice, Eleanor

Diamondella Thu 18-Feb-21 22:13:46

Juliet is beautiful- just don’t shorten it.
Harriet also beautiful and I like “Harry” too
Annabell - love this too and again like the shortening of Anna. I would say Juliet is the most unique , I’ve hardly come across it at my children’s schools which is good.

partyatthepalace Thu 18-Feb-21 22:38:34

So many nice names have been stolen from you! However -

Cassia, Miranda, Marianne, Diana, Julia, Frances, Lois, Margaret, Honor, Genevieve, Ines, Iris, Leonora, Serena, Philippa, Caroline, Georgina, Cordelia, Rosaria, Iona, Helena

I don’t mind Penelope, but I really don’t like Penny. Nell is quite nice.

Bruce2 Thu 18-Feb-21 22:52:19

Thank you everyone

Yes and a few you've mentioned also taken from close family & friends!
We seem to produce a lot of girls our side so not much left to chose from

Loving Josephine, Philippa & Margaret

I'm glad I have some challengers for Penelope as I just can't warm to it at all for some reason unfortunately

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Bruce2 Thu 18-Feb-21 22:52:50

Beatrice too!

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NoSquirrels Thu 18-Feb-21 23:02:26

Not keen on Penelope. I know it’s classic, but unfortunately to me it sounds less-than-classic.

I love Juliet & Josephine too. Also (already mentioned) Beatrice, Eleanor and Clementine.

How about

Constance
Rosalind
Esther

WoodpileHouse Thu 18-Feb-21 23:19:30

Olive
Isolde
Enela

BatleyTownswomensGuild Fri 19-Feb-21 08:48:12

Madeleine
Charlotte
Louisa
Sophie
Tabitha
Francesca
Alexandra
Matilda
Chloe
Amelie
Lucy

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 19-Feb-21 09:45:08

Valerie
Felicity
Verity
Veronica
Zara
Talitha
Imogen
Julianne
Petra
Perdita
Laurel
Bethan
Emmeline
Rosanne
Wilhelmina
Claudia
Clara
Jennifer
Alice
Abigail

capercaillie Fri 19-Feb-21 09:50:46

Susannah is lovely and along the lines of the names you like.

FeedMeSantiago Fri 19-Feb-21 10:46:10

Louisa
Caroline
Christina
Katharine
Alexandra
Victoria
Rosalind
Verity
Evangeline
Emmeline

35andThriving Fri 19-Feb-21 21:47:42

I have read, on here, that Penelope has the Spanish word for penis in it. That really put me off. Also, if you like Philippa, I know a lot of people use the shortening Pippa. Pippa is a name that doesn't travel well either, as it's rude in several languages. Just thought I'd warn you.

Edenember Sat 20-Feb-21 16:58:29

I’m not keen on Penelope personally, more to do with length. Phoebe is another p name with a similar vibe which I much prefer.

Edenember Sat 20-Feb-21 17:05:53

Other suggestions - Alice, Anna(bel), Beatrice, Cecily, Charlotte, Clara, Cordelia, Edwina, Eleanor/Eleonora, Eliza, Elois(a/e), Erica, Florence, Francesca, Freya, Greta, Hannah, Honor, Imogen, Isabeau, Jessica, Louisa, Lucinda, Marianne, Rowena, Sarah, Susannah, Tabitha, Thomasin.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 21-Feb-21 00:36:52

Classic, elegant and feminine names imo.

Julia, Charlotte or Louisa instead of Juliet
Anna, Antonia, Isabel or Christabel instead of Annabel
Eleanor, Emmeline, or Laura/Lara instead of Elizabeth
Helena, Alexandra or Caroline instead of Harriet
Viola, Verity, Jessamine or Rosamund/Rosalind instead of Violet
Lilian, Genevieve or Evelina instead of Vivienne
Celia, Cordelia or Claudia instead of Cecilia

VenusClapTrap Sun 21-Feb-21 09:32:57

I don’t really like Penelope. How about Artemis or Minerva?

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