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OK, Let's start from scratch. Baby Girls Name (it's a long post)

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pinsanon Tue 23-Dec-08 20:18:38

Baby daughter just over 2 weeks old and still no progress on names. Both the wife and I had names we liked, but we can't agree.

I seem to like names derived from boys names like Charlotte and Harriet plus one that has significant meaning to me, Violet (a coincidence they all end with an 'et' sound?). Bizarrely before the birth I thought I liked Americanised names like Brooke and Logan (yeah, I know!).

The wife's list reads like the current top 10 wink. She likes Emily, Ella, Emma, Amy, Rosie, Imogen and the such.

So, ladies (and gentlemen), this is your mission...

We're not looking for thoughts on our existing ideas, but use them as a base to try and find us some new suggestions. Also try not to use variations of names we've suggested as we would have considered these.... Because, somewhere out there, there must be a name we've missed/overlooked that'll be perfect for our DD (there, I've finally used an acronym and then undone all the good by having a long sentence in brackets straight after!).

So to try and please us both the name would need to be a known name, maybe something old school and 'classic' but acceptable today and not too fuddy duddy, nothing that's too fashionable or of the moment. Something a little different but not bizarre. A name that people might know but not have met 5 others on the way down the garden path. The wife likes "eeee" sounds at the end of names - I'm not a fan, but would consider a shorter version of the actual name (which is why I thought the Charlotte/Lottie type thing could work). The wife would like a girlie/pretty name.

Sure there's criteria I've forgotten too!

Middle name will be Suzanne after the MIL (dec'd).

Apologies for the long post - but it's kinda important! Maybe I'll offer a cash reward

Cheers

thisisyesterday Tue 23-Dec-08 20:22:37

Elizabeth/Elisabeth

Victoria

Beatrice

Frances

thisisyesterday Tue 23-Dec-08 20:23:19

Daisy

Thea

Georgina

Henrietta

thisisyesterday Tue 23-Dec-08 20:24:29

Claudia

Willow

Amelia

Iwanttobeamillionaire Tue 23-Dec-08 20:24:42

Megan?
Grace....Gracie?
Lilly (Lilly Suzanne has a nice ring to it!)

My firstborn was know as Liam for 24hrs and when the midwife called in to ask "How is baby Liam this morning?" I frowned and said "Well, thats not his name anymore!"

It took us a while too......which is why you have 6 weeks to register the birth lol!

Let me know!

LaDiDaDi Tue 23-Dec-08 20:25:47

Sarah

Catherine

Helena

Penelope

Louisa

Nina

Cora

Juliet

Sadie

KateF Tue 23-Dec-08 20:26:53

Well I'll put my dds up for you - Isabella (Izzy or Bella), Susannah (Suzy) and Philippa (Pip). Others I like are Felicity, Henrietta (Hatty or Hetty for short?), India, Louisa, Verity.

BucketsofReindeerPoo Tue 23-Dec-08 20:27:41

Marguerite (Maggie)
Heidi
Nancy
Phoebe

KateF Tue 23-Dec-08 20:27:54

Oh sorry, missed the middle name-of course you can't have Susannah!

onepieceofbrusselssprout Tue 23-Dec-08 20:28:55

Victoria

Elizabeth (shortened form could be Libby)

Juliette/Juliet

Rose/Rosa/Rosie

LiffeyanFiaRua Tue 23-Dec-08 20:30:36

Brainstorming...ok from Charlotte/Harriet/Violet Juliet Colette

Brooke and Logan Bailey Delaney

he wife's list reads like the current top 10 . She likes

Emily Polly
Ella Stella
Emma, Gemma Jemma
Amy,
Rosie, posey (short for Josephine)
Imogen Isolde Ismene Iseult

Is your wife reading these posts btw?

eandh Tue 23-Dec-08 20:31:11

Lillian (could be Lily)
Phillipa (could be Pippa)
Georgia
Rose
Iris (thinking along violet theme!!)
Alice
Elsa/Elsie
Ava

janeite Tue 23-Dec-08 20:31:25

I like: Daisy, Isobel, Alice, Naomi, Harriet, Posy, Lily, Felicity, Marianne, Elinor, Esme, Esther or Hester, Olivia, Tess, Poppy, Verity, Miranda - don't know if any of those could inspire you!

LiffeyanFiaRua Tue 23-Dec-08 20:32:01

oooh nice list buckets of reindeer poo. Pick one from that list!

eandh Tue 23-Dec-08 20:33:10

Megan
Millie
Molly
Francesca
Madeliene

pooka Tue 23-Dec-08 20:34:40

Lucy, Helena, Juliet (good recommendation earlier), Marietta, Mariella, Lydia, Beatrice (Bea), Caroline (carrie).

BucketsofReindeerPoo Tue 23-Dec-08 20:35:35

<<bows elegantly>>
Josephine is surely due a revival too I think. Classy and lots of nickname options.

QueenEagle Tue 23-Dec-08 20:35:56

When choosing a name for dd (17 years ago) we wanted to use a derivative of Susan/Suzanne as it too was after a deceased relative.

We settled on Suzannah and dd shortens it to Zannah which is unusual but not too way out and quite unique to her. She loves it, it suits her perfectly.

How about this for your dd as a first name? grin

LaDiDaDi Tue 23-Dec-08 20:38:07

Miranda is good.

Gabrielle

Iona

Francesca

Faith

Cordelia

aidansyummymummy Tue 23-Dec-08 20:38:50

Megan
Tania
Natasha
Clementine
Amelia

pooka Tue 23-Dec-08 20:39:01

Susanna is another spelling (I think the hebrew spelling) and can be shortened to Susie.

Is a good name. Prefer it without the Z personally.

Means lily.

ScoobyDoo Tue 23-Dec-08 20:39:21

Sophie/Sophia
Scarlett

LaDiDaDi Tue 23-Dec-08 20:40:02

Cicely

Ivy

Darcey

pooka Tue 23-Dec-08 20:40:15

But should say, in case of offending QE that the reason I like Susanna spelt that way is because... well it's my name.

So you can't get better than someone liking their own name!

LaDiDaDi Tue 23-Dec-08 20:41:58

Feedback needed please OP and his DW!

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