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Stigaloid Wed 16-Sep-09 16:06:17

Any ideas welcome. We are due in December. DH likes traditional names (Sarah, Laura, Rachel, Kirstie) i like a little more romantic (flouncy?) names (Penelope, Phillippa, Felicity)

Am open to all suggestions except the following:

Jennifer (my mum's name but also name of my PIL's first stillborn so not appropriate)
Rachel (all my female cousins are called this)
Isla - I know 4
Freya - I know 4
Scarlett - I know 3
Isabelle/a - i know 6

That's it really - all other suggestions welcome.

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Sep-09 16:56:14

Well, here are some that I like. I think they'll fall more into your camp than your DH's:

Rhiannon
Rosanne/a
Tamsin
Corinna
Meredith
Meryl

gladders Wed 16-Sep-09 17:04:16

Harriet
Alice/Alicia
Celia/Cecily
Jemima

V hard to please both camps really - are there any that you both sort of like?

pippel Wed 16-Sep-09 17:28:32

Elizabeth
Victoria

I love Philippa

MrsVik Wed 16-Sep-09 17:31:35

Iona
Jasmine
Evelyn
Cosima

thirtysomething Wed 16-Sep-09 17:37:33

Another vote for Elisabeth.

Other suggestions:
Sophie/Sophia
Elena/Ella
Beatrice
Florence
Amelia/Amalie
Catherine/Kitty
Esther
Anna (beautiful and underused!)
Catriona
Hannah
Polly

mrswoolf Wed 16-Sep-09 17:48:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bellissima Wed 16-Sep-09 18:00:52

Like lots of the suggestions on here.

Susanna(h)
Imogen
Lucinda (though I must say i prefer plain Lucy myself)
Cordelia
Melissa

lolster Wed 16-Sep-09 18:03:40

Luisa

bellissima Wed 16-Sep-09 18:05:17

Oh - ps - Lydia, and Juliet.

Stigaloid Thu 17-Sep-09 09:07:27

Thanks ladies

I love Beatrice and Eleanor

We both like Harriet

DH lkes Tamsin, Melissa, Elizabeth and Imogen.

I really like Milicent but he won't go for it.

Any more suggestions? We really can't seem to get a short list together so am seeking names from others as ideas as we keep just getting stuck into the the top 10 popular names and our son (unwittingly) has a very popular name (whenever we go to teh playground there about 6 boys with his name!) so am hoping for a little more variety on the girl front!

Thanks again x

gladders Thu 17-Sep-09 09:46:58

millicent.... perhaps he'd go for milly?

eleanor - ella/elsa/helena also nice (and less likely to get shortened to ellie?)?

knew a tamsin... her sister was leonie. quite unusual?

think tara is a beautiful name - couldn't bring myself to use it as was bullied by one once.... but still - like the name!

florence?
amelia?
caroline?

Stigaloid Thu 17-Sep-09 10:03:18

Yes we both like Milly, but only as a nick name. We both agree that we would like a "gronw up" sounding name that can have a nice nickname to it, so when she is older if she introduces herself in to other she can eitehr say 'hi i am Camilla' or 'hi i am Milly' There are so many wonderful names that suit little girls that i like but don't necessarily think would suit a 35 year old woman in a board room etc.

I love Florence and Tara is lovely too.

We like Caroline but think we have ruled out Amelia.

We both like Charlotte but good friends have just given birth and called their daughter Charlotte. I know we can have the same name but we would rather something different (probably just pregnancy hormones speaking there)

gladders Thu 17-Sep-09 13:26:36

know an emily who is called milly as a nn? (not v keen on millicent myself...) - could also work with Emilia?

if i had another daughter, pretty sure she wd be florence!

Stigaloid Thu 17-Sep-09 16:20:45

oooh just stumbled across Margot - quite like that.

bunjies Thu 17-Sep-09 16:31:54

Alexandra called Sasha for short. I am biased though as my dd is a Sasha.

Camille with Millie for short.

BlueChampagne Fri 18-Sep-09 12:42:35

How about Francesca?

Scorps Fri 18-Sep-09 13:42:02

Romilly, nn Millie.

My dd is 'just' Millie, nn Mimi. Others you could have for nn Millie

Camille/a
Emilia
Amelie
Amelia
Emily (maybe even Emmeline?)

ilovepeppapig Sat 19-Sep-09 07:42:20

Rebecca
Lucy
Olivia
Megan
May
Martha
Emma
Erin
Faye
Laura

dizzydixies Sat 19-Sep-09 12:02:11

Celeste
Camille

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