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Long girl's names that start with a vowel, like 'Isabella' and 'Alexandra'

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CoteDAzur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:11:45

We need a girl's name that is a bit long but can hopefully be shortened well, starting with a vowel. It will follow a family name that ends with a consonant and we feel names will flow well together if the second starts with a vowel. Rather more important than a middle name, though, as she will be called by this name. (long story)

Any suggestions? All I can think of is Alexandra, Isabella, and Arabella.

frisbyrat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:14:18

Elizabeth?
Alabama!

RubySlippers Wed 24-Sep-08 15:15:05

Ariella

Anoushka

Annabelle

S1ur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:16:08

Annabel
Eleanor
Isodora
Olivia
Ursula

S1ur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:17:36

Amelia
Amelie
Andrea
Anatasia

midnightexpress Wed 24-Sep-08 15:20:24

GOsh, people really think about this stuff don't they? grin I never realised naming was so complicated.

Anyhoo:

Funnily enough I was just thinking about the name Alexandra in the car (listening to lovely lovely 'Alexandra Leaving'by Leonard Cohen). I like it.

Eleanora
Ophelia
Ariane
Amanda
Alicia
Emmeline

Does it also need to end with a vowel?

frisbyrat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:20:50

Augusta, Asterope, Atalanta

frisbyrat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:21:12

Ariadne

midnightexpress Wed 24-Sep-08 15:21:46

Asterope? Blimey.

mrsruffallo Wed 24-Sep-08 15:22:10

Amelia
Elizabeth
Isolde
Oriel
Uglina

midnightexpress Wed 24-Sep-08 15:23:12

nononononono. Uglina????

Anna8888 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:23:30

Artemisia
Emmanuelle
Octavia

mrsruffallo Wed 24-Sep-08 15:23:54

It's dd1's name. Do you have a problem with that?
angry

S1ur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:24:08

Emmanline
Emmanuelle
Elanor/Elana
Elsie

Anna8888 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:24:55

Ophelia
Eliana

soph28 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:25:20

Antonina
Annette
Eugenie
Estephanie
Ekaterina
Olympia
Orangina (only joking)
Amandine

midnightexpress Wed 24-Sep-08 15:26:07

Well each to their own MrsR, but I think it's fair to say that a girl with that name in this country might have a few problems at school. That's all. Apologies if I've offended you.

Anna8888 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:26:21

There's an adorable little girl in my DD's class called Annabella...

mrsruffallo Wed 24-Sep-08 15:27:20

We live in Surrey angry

soph28 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:27:48

MrsR- is that really your dd's name? (just curious)

CoteDAzur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:29:22

So many suggestions so fast! Thank you smile

I forgot to say we live in France so it has to be something the French can pronounce (no 'th' sounds, for example)

Amelia would be on my list, as it is not only beautiful but Portuguese (like DH) but SIL took that name for her DD.

Anastasia is pretty (although perhaps a bit too Russian and/or cartoonish). What would it be shortened to?

Anna8888 Wed 24-Sep-08 15:30:35

I know a French Nastasia...

PuppyMonkey Wed 24-Sep-08 15:33:20

Arabella
Indiana (arf, but actually I like it)

CoteDAzur Wed 24-Sep-08 15:36:19

mrsruffalo - With all due respect, I don't think 'Uglina' will get far with DH.

I wanted the name 'Ege' (Turkish name, meaning 'Agean' Sea) if DD had been a boy and he refused it, saying no child of his would be called 'Eggie' or 'Egghead' in school hmm

mrsruffallo Wed 24-Sep-08 15:37:18

What do you mean? I don't think a nickname could be derived from Uglina could it?

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