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mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 13:29:23

what do you think? and does it go ok with riley?

Fimbo Tue 16-Sep-08 13:32:49

No, sorry I don't think it does.

I think its because the surname Riley always makes me think of Mavis, therefore it should be an old fashioned sort of name, like Edith, etc.

mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 13:34:53

i thought astrid was an old fashioned name?

Lauriefairycake Tue 16-Sep-08 13:35:03

There's a brand of toilet cleaner called that unfortunately.

Also it's very close to Asteroid. It's a nice name but it doesn't seem to 'go'.

How about an 'R' name - Rebecca Riley, Rhianna Riley?

Fimbo Tue 16-Sep-08 13:36:46

Astrid is Danish.

Have you any other names in mind?

mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 13:39:51

the only other i rather like is Agatha (Aggie) but i think that goes less well and dh isn't too keen

NewModelArmy Tue 16-Sep-08 13:40:23

It's is scandinavian.
Means Divine Beauty or Beautiful Goddess.
There are several mners with DDs named Astrid.

Fimbo Tue 16-Sep-08 13:42:38

Agatha Riley works better.

Annabel Riley
Abigail Riley
Anna Riley
Anthea Riley

hanaflower Tue 16-Sep-08 13:45:16

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wehaveallbeenthere Tue 16-Sep-08 13:47:55

mamakim, I don't know the rules for names in your family. We just looked to family names (grandparents) because we pretty much had to.
I think Astrid is a beautiful name though. Are you set on something with an A? Or are you pretty much open to suggestions?
I always like Josephine, or Brianna. There are always variations you can do too.
Astrid is an old Norweigian name. At the time (almost 23 years ago) we considered it but then ended up with a boy instead.

NewModelArmy Tue 16-Sep-08 13:56:13

This was a recent thread on the name Astrid.

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 16-Sep-08 14:14:30

I don't think it 'goes' with Riley. Unfortunately. Sorry sad
But she might get married [clutching at straws]

nooka Tue 16-Sep-08 14:24:20

I don't think it would be a disaster, but the "rid" of Astrid is very like the "ri" of Riley, so I don't think it trips of the tongue perfectly. It's a nice name though. I think Aggie Riley is much worse, although Agatha is fine. Can the two of you really not come up with a few more names?

onceinalifetime Tue 16-Sep-08 14:26:44

Love Astrid, not 100% sure with the surname but it's a lovely name.

mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 14:26:57

Lol you'd think! We're really struggling!

EachPeachPearMum Tue 16-Sep-08 15:52:45

I would suggest Samantha, but that is just because I knew a Samantha Riley when I was young! She was v funny smile

There is <ahem> an Astrid on my profile wink

mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 17:30:08

eppm she is beautiful!

Pegdoll Tue 16-Sep-08 17:45:12

I love the name Astrid, it is fresh, pretty and unusual.

How about Athena, if you were to consider similar alternatives? It's similar in class and tone IYKWIM. Is pretty and unusual, like Astrid. It also has the three syllables which leads nicely into Riley, like Agatha (please not Agatha!! Its just too "little old lady" and doesn't even have the country freshness of similar Martha.

Agnes is also (tres chic!)

Pegdoll Tue 16-Sep-08 17:46:51

Also, if you like Agatha, how about Tabitha?

mamakim Tue 16-Sep-08 17:52:17

I like Athena actually, hadn't thought of that one. Will ask dh this eve. We both like Agnes but think that will become v popular because of Agynes Deyn.

LuLuBai Tue 16-Sep-08 17:53:41

Ooh Agnes Riley works very well. I do like Astrid, but there is something awkward about Astrid Riley (it's OK, but doesn't trip off the tongue).

I knew an Abigail Riley when I was a child so that sounds right to me, but think Pegdoll is right about Agnes.

Pegdoll Tue 16-Sep-08 18:08:45

Yes, I agree about Agnes possibly becoming more popular due to Agynes (real name Laura!!!) although it would quickly get shortened to Aggie - which is cute but a little lacking in the feminine/sexy/powerful departments (IMHO)... it is also very very ageing. A teen queen called Aggie? They would only start growing into it in their 40's. Same with Agatha.

Whereas Athena is gorgeous on little girls, teenagers and beyond.

nooka Tue 16-Sep-08 18:19:50

I now a girl called Agnes (grown up now), and I'm afraid I think it is a very ugly name, and Aggie an even uglier one. It sounds quite more like a grunt/babble than a name to me. Much prefer Laura - and why couldn't she spell Agnes right anyway (grumble grumble).

I am sure there are some lovely Agnes/Aggies out there though.

PeppermintPatty Tue 16-Sep-08 18:25:00

I like Astrid. I don't think it matters too much if it 'goes' with your surname as long as it doesn't sound really silly.

Not sure about Agatha or Agnes, not sure why as I usually love old names.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 16-Sep-08 18:28:11

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