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Please talk to me about pretty, classic girls names

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GhoulsAreLoud Thu 22-Oct-09 18:37:26

Am ok for a boys name, but need a girls name in case we have another DD.

Some names I like but can't use for this baby for various reasons are:

- Isabelle

- Madeleine

- Amelia

- Elizabeth

Can anyone think of any similar names? I would quite like something that would give the nn Ellie but have been here before and couldn't find anything I liked.

MrsHappy Thu 22-Oct-09 18:46:19

What about...

Eleanor
Charlotte
Victoria
Josephine/Joseline
Emily/Emilia
Eloise

They're all pretty obvious so you've probably thought of them and rejected them, but I do think they are pretty. If you want something a bit less mainstream to give the nn Ellie, how about Mirabel?

GhoulsAreLoud Thu 22-Oct-09 18:49:10

Thanks MrsHappy, they are nice.

I love Eloise, but DH doesn't. I like Elinor too, but not so sure about Eleanor.

Love Emily and Emilia but too close to DDs name.

Josephine, well Joseph is our boys name. You know me very well!

I wonder if I can work on DH re Eloise.

mathanxiety Thu 22-Oct-09 18:51:12

Helena? Annabel?

Milliways Thu 22-Oct-09 18:52:31

Elaine
Eleanora / Leonora
Elisa
Evangeline?
Melissa
Michelle
Danielle

??

alittlebitshy Thu 22-Oct-09 18:53:45

Rachel
Emiliana
Georgina/Georgiana
Susannah
Sophie
Lucy/Lucia/Lucinda
Hannah
Abigail
Annabel /Annabel/Amabel

hmmmm....

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 22-Oct-09 18:55:20

Elodie
Eliza

Wolfgirl Thu 22-Oct-09 18:57:13

Alice
Jayne
Claire
Sonia
Tanya
Deborah
Catherine

GhoulsAreLoud Thu 22-Oct-09 19:57:03

Thanks all,

I liek Rachel and Catherine, although prefer the Katherine spelling.

Toying with Matilda but worried it's a bit twee....

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 22-Oct-09 20:14:42

I love Matilda (obviously smile) and don't think its twee. I think its quite similar to Madeleine - those were our top 2 names for dd

skyward Fri 23-Oct-09 08:13:28

Verity is lovely and classic too

GhoulsAreLoud Fri 23-Oct-09 09:47:36

Thanks all.

I like Lucinda with nn Lucy. Wonder if it's a bit poncey though.

LeonieBooCreepy Fri 23-Oct-09 10:09:29

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Egg Fri 23-Oct-09 10:21:12

My DD is Rebecca Catherine.

My sis is Lucinda but hated it all her childhood and has been Lucy since teenage years. Think it depends though on which circles you mix with as to whether child will love it or hate it, IYSWIM?!?!?

Jux Fri 23-Oct-09 10:23:47

Camilla
Eleanor
Emily

TanyaBranning Fri 23-Oct-09 12:58:16

Helena
Charlotte
Tess/a
Eliza
Elspeth
Catherine
Laura
Rosanna
Victoria
Lydia

Cakesandale Fri 23-Oct-09 13:11:50

What about Elena as an alternative spelling that would give Ellie?

Also I like Miranda (but have said so before on a diff thread so sorry to be repetitive.) But I DO!!

ShowOfHands Fri 23-Oct-09 13:16:35

Meredith
Clara
Xanthe
Alice
Beatrice

Mathilda is a bloody brilliant name in my unbiased opinion.

Ivykaty44 Fri 23-Oct-09 13:19:52

Caroline
Emma
Jane
Mary-Ann
Eliza
Elizabeth
Sophia
Hannah
Suzhanna

Cies Fri 23-Oct-09 13:22:29

Serena
Verity
Alexandra
Clementine
Clemency

Jojay Fri 23-Oct-09 13:25:44

Mary
Alice
Laura
Anna
Katherine

ilovepeppapig Fri 23-Oct-09 18:44:54

Sarah
Leah
Harriet
Hope
Olivia
Victoria

cloelia Tue 27-Oct-09 20:11:53

How about Christabel which would give you Ellie if you wanted? or Melanie? not v common nowadays.

YoureTerribleMuriel Tue 27-Oct-09 20:18:18

I love Alice
Claire
Nicola
Susannah
Antonia
Martha
Mary
Beatrice
Diana

CinderellaRach Tue 27-Oct-09 21:39:19

My name is Rachel so that's nice that you like that!Also I think we share a similar taste in names as I love:
Olivia
Mia
Belle

My son is called Ellis and if he was a girl he would have been Elle.Nell is also cute as is Ella Rose x

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