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Girls names to go with unpronounceable surname?

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LittleConnie Wed 30-Jul-08 11:38:49

Please help! My surname is long and Italian/Greek sounding, begins with 'ch' sound and ends with 'is'. If we have a girl then the middle name will be Rachel, but we're really struggling with first name suggestions. So I reckon we should restrict to 1 or 2 syllables, not too unusual and definitely easy to spell. So far the only ones dh and I can vaguely agree on are:

Eva
Leah
Anna... any thoughts or other suggestions?

Thank you!

artichokes Wed 30-Jul-08 11:40:19

Anna is a lovely name and as it is used in many countries it "fits" with a foreign sounding surname.

Ledodgy Wed 30-Jul-08 11:40:51

Eve

tiggerlovestobounce Wed 30-Jul-08 11:41:50

Rachel? Grace?
I like Eva

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 11:44:40

Rose

FabioThatFirggingCat Wed 30-Jul-08 11:45:52

For the purposes of this thread, I'm pretending your surname is Chipolatasitis.

Your names are good - agree you need one or two syllables. Avoid 'ch' 'k' and 's' in first name too. Names starting with vowels might sound best.

DrNortherner Wed 30-Jul-08 11:46:52

Sara
Clare
May
Faye
Eve
Lucy

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 11:47:28

Emma

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 11:47:55

Alice

MrsBadger Wed 30-Jul-08 11:50:25

Jane (lovely and much underused - would have used ourselves but our surname is too short)

Anna is excllent

Laura?

VictorianSqualor Wed 30-Jul-08 11:50:29

Jane

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 11:50:46

Ella
Elle

VictorianSqualor Wed 30-Jul-08 11:50:50

x post MrsBgrin

Hecate Wed 30-Jul-08 11:55:04

Julia?

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 12:00:26

Mia

belgo Wed 30-Jul-08 12:24:48

Amy
Kate

BlueChampagne Wed 30-Jul-08 13:49:59

Something simple so she doesn't have to spell out both names all the time.

Helen
Paula
Frances
Bridget
Olga

Are you sorted for boys names?

LittleConnie Wed 30-Jul-08 14:36:16

Thanks there's some great suggestions there... particularly liking Lucy and Sara. Mia's lovely too but already taken by a cousin, as is Alice but don't think it goes well with the 'is' sound at the end of the surname.

For a boy we're going for Jacob Leonard (both middle names are after grandparents)

Fimbo Wed 30-Jul-08 14:39:16

Susannah
Juliette
Vivienne

SofiaAmes Wed 30-Jul-08 14:54:26

You must absolutely give her a name that there is only one way to spell. Mia is good. Sara(h) is not. Also, bear in mind that often if there is a complicated last name, then people shorten it to the first letter. So she might be called Mia C. Just make sure that it rolls off the tongue. I have a name that is super short, first and last, but there are two common ways to spell my name. In the USA everyone spells the first name wrong and in England everyone spelled the last name wrong. It was nice to not have to worry about both names, at least.

motherinferior Wed 30-Jul-08 14:57:03

I'd call her whatever you like.

Inferiorettes have a monstrously long and unpronounceable two-part surname.

FranSanDisco Wed 30-Jul-08 14:58:59

I really love the name Leah. I also like Lyra alot.

piratecat Wed 30-Jul-08 15:01:14

Daisy

Jennifer ( 3 sylables i know but nice sound)

Doozie Wed 30-Jul-08 16:17:02

I like your choices. We have a similar problem, so I'm thinking short & sweet for the first name. An 'a' ending goes best for us. So far I've come up with..

Anna
Thea
Tessa
Lara
Ava
Eva
Ella
Tora
Lucia

Rachmumoftwo Wed 30-Jul-08 16:22:46

Anna is a perfect name for long unpronouncable surnames. I also like Anya.

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