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Looking for unusual (but not weird!) girls names!

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Naetha Wed 21-Oct-09 22:00:23

Currently 36 weeks with a 90% certain girl...

DS is called Benjamin, although we only ever call him Ben.

We wouldn't mind going a little bit more off-piste with DD's name though.

So far the only name we both really like is Keira / Kyra, but we feel we'd like to explore the full availability of what's out there!

Definitely don't want a Grace / Evie / Lily / Madison type name, and not at all keen on the retro olde-worlde names like Margaret / Esme / Bridget.

I'd love to be cheeky enough to take names from fantasy books I like, but not sure I could get away with it... Names like Danyal (would always end up being called Daniel though...) Arya, Raven, etc, but it needs to be a really good one!

Any ideas?

lockets Wed 21-Oct-09 22:04:23

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ilovepiccolina Wed 21-Oct-09 22:05:39

Raven is OK, but the others are too.... out there, for my taste.

What about Anya? (Although it's a potato variety!)

MaggieEsLaMejorBruja Wed 21-Oct-09 22:05:42

Juliet

Belinda

Vivien

Zelda

ilovepiccolina Wed 21-Oct-09 22:06:06

I love Saskia!

Ondine Wed 21-Oct-09 22:11:30

What about Ione, Lara, Coralie, Juno or Helena.

Or if you like Irish name Orla or Aoibheann (pronounced Eve-een).

FlyMeToDunoon Wed 21-Oct-09 22:16:46

Meredith
Lois

KembleTwinsMwahahaha Wed 21-Oct-09 22:17:42

Galadriel?

theagedparent Wed 21-Oct-09 22:24:33

Kiah?

lockets Wed 21-Oct-09 22:26:34

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slowreadingprogress Wed 21-Oct-09 22:34:01

on the Tolkein theme, how about Eowyn? It's less 'fantasy' than Galadriel (though that is a gorgeous name) and the character was feisty and brave smile

thedolly Wed 21-Oct-09 22:45:05

Talitha

Jevony

hormonstersnomore Wed 21-Oct-09 22:48:57

Ottalie

Arwen

rasputin Wed 21-Oct-09 22:52:28

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choosyfloosy Wed 21-Oct-09 22:56:31

Hero

Fabienne

You can go too far, of course.

exexpat Wed 21-Oct-09 23:03:02

If you like Keira, but don't want all the Knightley associations, how about Kyria? Pronounced like the country Syria, comes from the Greek, means 'lady'.

I also have a soft spot for Kezia - lovely old-fashioned name. I know one or two nice ones.

DuelingFANGo Wed 21-Oct-09 23:04:49

Zaila

Ivykaty44 Wed 21-Oct-09 23:09:28

Jane
Emma

pookabelle Wed 21-Oct-09 23:10:25

Willow
Astrid
Eluned

Parsleypants Wed 21-Oct-09 23:14:13

I love Romilly. My fantasy girl's name. But DP's surname begins with a R, so prob too much!

Parsleypants Wed 21-Oct-09 23:16:01

I have taught a lovely Lois. What about Honor or Ava?

dizzydixies Wed 21-Oct-09 23:58:19

Arwyn
Anouk
Celeste
Cosima
Sylvanna
Constance

TanyaBranning Thu 22-Oct-09 00:04:44

Xia /Xara
Zora (love this name)
Seren
Amara
Valentina
Lyra
Reba
Gaia
Soraya
Hermione
Penelope
Cora
Eden
Demelza

dizzydixies Thu 22-Oct-09 00:07:18

Serephina
Delphine

stillfrazzled Thu 22-Oct-09 09:02:29

Romilly's gorgeous.

How about Rowan?

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