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help help need girls name have difficult restrictions !

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girlsallaround Mon 18-Aug-08 20:49:32

haven't found one name that we like for dd3 (due nov)

1. it has to sound the same in about 3 different languages (family and places we live) (kate and jane or charlotte don't work for example)

2. not looking for anything too cute like polly, millie, maisie etc

3. would like something that is not overly popular, but not like talulah or niamh

brimfull Mon 18-Aug-08 20:50:56

helen
helena

what 3 languages?

Imnotok Mon 18-Aug-08 20:51:09

What about Ella or Lucy would they work?

Congratulations BTW .

KateF Mon 18-Aug-08 20:51:43

Maria
Alicia
Anna
Elaine/Elena/Eliana

thisisyesterday Mon 18-Aug-08 20:54:31

which languages?

girlsallaround Mon 18-Aug-08 20:54:53

thanks

helena - i like it and my dd1's name is a version of helena (therefore eliana/elena etc also cant work)

ella - also like it but dd2 is Emma

i do like Alicia but husband does not

Anna - in my husband's native tongue it means 'where?'

and one more restriction i have - can't have a religious name (like maria or natalia)

brimfull Mon 18-Aug-08 20:55:58

Petra

collision Mon 18-Aug-08 20:56:18

Isabella

Annabel

Sophia

Beatrice

MrsMattie Mon 18-Aug-08 20:57:33

Elizabeth/Eliza/Lizbet/Liza

Alexandra / Alexia / Alexa / Alexis

derelicte Mon 18-Aug-08 20:59:18

Rita

hellebores Mon 18-Aug-08 20:59:20

where is your dh from - is there a name in his language which you like?

CaptainFabioHiltsTheCoolerCat Mon 18-Aug-08 21:00:54

I think you need one syllable names - fewer syllables to mispronounce.

elle
bea
kate
ann
tess
rose
eve
claire?

KateF Mon 18-Aug-08 21:01:01

How about one of the many versions of Catherine.g. Katarina,Katya,Kazia,Katrin

dairymoo Mon 18-Aug-08 21:01:22

Juliette?

brimfull Mon 18-Aug-08 21:02:01

claire is a lovely name

call her claire

bikerunski Mon 18-Aug-08 21:02:22

Anne?

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 18-Aug-08 21:05:10

Felicity?

girlsallaround Mon 18-Aug-08 21:12:32

i like the versions of alexandra, my dh likes 'alex' which is the version i don't particularly fancy

my dh is from israel and i don't like a single name from there! except maya, which is my name wink

claire doesn't really work in israel or French

Romy7 Mon 18-Aug-08 21:15:53

Anya/ Anja

Freya/ Freja

Sonya/ Sonja

etc etc ad infinitum

MrsMattie Mon 18-Aug-08 21:17:33

Hebrew names rock!

Heated Mon 18-Aug-08 21:18:47

Dalia
Yasmin
Aleah
Hannah
Leora

KateF Mon 18-Aug-08 21:25:35

Had a quick google for Israeli names-thought Ariella, Tamar, Eva and Yasmin were nice

CaptainFabioHiltsTheCoolerCat Mon 18-Aug-08 21:29:30

Claudine
Claudia
Claudette?

WipingAssAndTakingNames Mon 18-Aug-08 22:04:14

Aviva is a lovely Hebrew name - dh and I considered it for dd1. Still love it.
Noa is another, and I think that would 'translate' well into French and English pronunciations - you could adapt it a little as well. I have an Israeli friend named Carmel, also appropriate for French/English. What about Eva or Ava or variations like Evelyn and Avaline?

If you both like Alexandra, you can use it and then make a mutual decision not to abbreviate it to Alex.

Sarimillie Mon 18-Aug-08 22:20:43

Amy?

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