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Verity79 Tue 02-Jun-09 21:47:45

I've just found out today we're having our third girl! I think we've got her name but just not sure (I was kind of hoping for a boy this time around).

DD1 is Lilith Louise (1st feminist/my middle name)
DD2 is Alethea Ivy (Greek version of my name/DH Grandma) Thea for short.

My DH has one stipulation no repeated initials so J, V, L and A are out. He and his mum share the same initial so lead to much confusion when letters were addressed to J XXXXXX.

Our current choice is Callia Ianthe (Beautiful/purple flower) but I'm just not sure. I've used up all my crush names on my previous --baby naming opportunities-- children.

Any suggestions? We like odd, unusual names with either a strong history/sweet meaning/family significance.

horsemadgal Tue 02-Jun-09 21:50:49

I think your current choice is lovely and goes very well with the others.

tummytickler Tue 02-Jun-09 21:57:51

I love Alethea!!!

How about

Ianthe (as a first name!)

Hmmmm- will have to have a think!

I love your dd's names (recognise you from another forum i think - so outstanding are your name choices smile).
I am not sure I like Callia though, it is OK, but doesnt grab me in the way that Alethea and Lilith do.
Ianthe as a first name is lovely though!

MaggieBee Tue 02-Jun-09 21:59:03

Lovely names.

Lilith, Alethea and Christabel would sound good.

tummytickler Tue 02-Jun-09 22:05:44

OOOOOHHH, Zuleika?

Lilith, Alethea and Zuleika sounds fab!

WinkyWinkola Tue 02-Jun-09 22:09:24

Isolde Pearl

barnsleybelle Tue 02-Jun-09 22:09:49

I love your name choices. callia is gorgeous so i would just go with that.

bigstripeytiger Tue 02-Jun-09 22:13:19

Your choice is lovely. What about Xanthe? It is a bit like Ianthe.

differentID Tue 02-Jun-09 22:15:12

Not sure about Callia, but love Calliope.

spiderlight Tue 02-Jun-09 22:18:46

I love Callia!

cece Tue 02-Jun-09 22:24:26


serin Tue 02-Jun-09 22:38:39

Eleni smile

lockets Tue 02-Jun-09 22:41:04

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LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 22:59:17

Before I read all your post I was thinking of Ianthe - its lovely beautiful!!


Verity79 Tue 02-Jun-09 23:15:05

Thank you ladies for all the suggestions. I like Ottilie as I secretly like Odette too (written not spoken). I also love Xanthe.

Is Eleni pronounced Eh-len-ee or Eh-lane-ee or?? Is it Welsh? If so that would be a fab name as am half Welsh.

My only problem with Ianthe as a 1st name is people pronouncing it Ian-the (i.e. boys name Ian and the word The).

The teasing potential where I live is horrendous, it's a shall I say it with out coming across as a flaming snob....erm....rough??....sacastic?? me...wink. So unfortunaltely that has to factor in too.

I think I'm just conflicted because the boy's name has been set in stone since 2005 - Eric Steven (both family names) - and I'd got it into my head this one was a boy.

LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 23:19:06

Well, Eric would be very unusual for a girl grin

Northernlurker Tue 02-Jun-09 23:23:42




lockets Tue 02-Jun-09 23:24:44

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Northernlurker Tue 02-Jun-09 23:29:49

Allegra? Too much like Alethea?

Verity79 Tue 02-Jun-09 23:32:47

Sorry Lockets but Erica just seems 'wrong' with the others....I can't imagine shouting, Lilith, Thea, Erica.....did I say shouting I meant calling melodifously. Ahem.

I'm weird I know wink.

Northernlurker Tue 02-Jun-09 23:34:52

I agree with you Verity - 'Erica' is sort of spiky and not at all round cornered is it?

<<NL reveals that she is really weird>>

controlfreakythecontrolfreak Tue 02-Jun-09 23:38:33


ianthe is fab

have to say think callia is ok... but not fab like the other dd's names.

lockets Tue 02-Jun-09 23:39:14

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