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We love Hazel and Elsie but need a lovely name with different first letter.

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Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 10-Jul-09 17:24:53

dd1's name starts with 'E' - dd2's name starts with 'H'. We have a family middle name so if we chose either Hazel or Elsie for dd3 then 2 dd's would have exactly the same initials. Can you think of another pretty name like the above? Preferably something that won't be shortened, perhaps a bit old-fashioned. Thanks.

silverfrog Fri 10-Jul-09 17:26:42

Beatrice
Imogen
Cecily

all a bit traditional, and can be shortened but wouldn't necessarily be

Caroline extremely underused imo

Lancelottie Fri 10-Jul-09 17:27:01

Maisie
Alice
Polly

differentID Fri 10-Jul-09 17:27:10

Iris is lovely, as is Maisie

Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 10-Jul-09 17:32:25

too many Maisies around here for some reason. Caroline is lovely , also Cecily but have a feeling dh would come up with the usual 'but I can't spell it' hmm. Good suggestions, thanks.

curlyredhead Fri 10-Jul-09 17:33:53

April
Shona
Ellen
Isla

Northernlurker Fri 10-Jul-09 17:36:10

Ada

Primrose

Amelia

Felicity

NorkilyChallenged Fri 10-Jul-09 17:37:20

Ivy
Polly
Sophie (though v popular in various forms)
Lucy (same)
Clara

Also love Iris

differentID Fri 10-Jul-09 17:37:33

Susan
Alice
Lois
Joyce

NorkilyChallenged Fri 10-Jul-09 17:39:54

Mmmmm, Lois is good too.

I knew a girl whose parents chose names that couldn't be shortened: she was Joy and her sister was Ruth.

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 10-Jul-09 17:44:03

Greta
Molly
Faye/Faith
Joan
Josie
Sadie

curlyredhead Fri 10-Jul-09 18:10:30

btw - brilliant screen name HBofB!

changenameruk Fri 10-Jul-09 18:12:46

May
Sarah
Laura

nomorecake Fri 10-Jul-09 18:27:13

ivy
violet
joanie
faye
elle
morwena
nancy

moaningminnie2020 Fri 10-Jul-09 18:29:27

Mabel
Ava

nomorecake Fri 10-Jul-09 18:43:58

audrey
lindsay
sylvia

herbietea Fri 10-Jul-09 19:11:30

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sleepsforwimps Fri 10-Jul-09 19:12:41

Florence
Phyllis
Connie
Mary
Keziah
Ida
Ena
Edna

KleineMaus Fri 10-Jul-09 20:36:32

I know what you mean about the initials. We have an Elliot, and are quite keen on another E name for DC2, if it's a boy. DH doesn't think it's a problem, both he and his brother have G names, but I'm not convinced.

How about Laurel?

loobylu3 Fri 10-Jul-09 21:10:07

Elsie is lovely and Hazel nice too. I think all the names I was going to suggest have already been mentioned!
I love Cecily (have one myself), also Ivy, Violet, Iris, Florence, Beatrice, Audrey, Polly.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Sat 11-Jul-09 22:07:36

thank you, some great suggestions but still stuck on Hazel wink. I also quite like Lillian but best friends little girl is Lily and I think the names are too close.

NanaJo Sun 12-Jul-09 04:28:14

Margaret
Rosamund

MissGreatBritain Sun 12-Jul-09 19:27:13

Hester
Miriam
Velda
Myrtle

VeryAnnieGertie Mon 13-Jul-09 15:31:39

Sorrel
Ruth
Celia
Cora

MaggieBeeBeau Mon 13-Jul-09 16:05:21

Lois - I was going to suggest this, seems in the same style as Hazel and Elsie and somebdoy has beaten me to it.

Joy
Mabel
Dulcie
Zelda
Margot

I like Myrtle, but in the US, it rhymes with Fertile, the way they say fertile. I think it's considered unusable there. I think it's very urban chic.

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