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Unusual but not weird pretty girl names PLEASE!

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Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 12:52:59

Help me! Totally stuck on a name for our baby (we know she's a girl).

I'd like something unusual but not odd. Love pretty names for girls ending with a 'y' sound. If Lily or Millie were unusual names that's the kind of thing we'd go for.

We also have greek relatives so could use a Greek name but also no ideas here. Love flower names as well but can't find any unusual ones.

Can't have a 'r' sound though - i can say my 'rs' but never comfortable with them. So e.g. 'raphaela' would be out or 'primose' (not that I like primrose anyway but YKWIM).

If you're not already fed up of my list of requirements, can you please please give me some ideas?! Xxxxxxx

DawnOfTheDee Tue 24-Jul-12 12:53:44


wishingonadream Tue 24-Jul-12 12:54:48

I know it doesn't end in a y sound, but I love Thea. Not met many of them and I think it is Greek

AThingInYourLife Tue 24-Jul-12 12:54:49



wishingonadream Tue 24-Jul-12 12:55:10

I know it doesn't end in a y sound, but I love Thea. Not met many of them and I think it is Greek

reddaisy Tue 24-Jul-12 12:57:00

Jennifer (Jenny)

But I love Orla at the moment.

jaggythistle Tue 24-Jul-12 12:59:32


not especially meeting your criteria, but i like them. blush

Twotumsellie Tue 24-Jul-12 13:10:34

we are having a girl too and she is going to be called Libby.

Its not very common either from what i can see x

shimmy0 Tue 24-Jul-12 13:14:58

Not y but similar sounding

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 24-Jul-12 13:16:43

Liberty? (Libby for short)

Tilly? (Matilda for long)





Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 13:18:37

Wow thanks for the quick replies and all your suggestions. Thea is the closest I think to what I'm after as is unusual and pretty so is my current fav.

Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 13:19:25

Ooh Liberty is a good one too. Right that's 2 possibles!

Thisistheway Tue 24-Jul-12 13:21:06

I like Tilly and Maisie too but getting more popular I think?

Can't believe I like so many already, am pleased!!

CrazyRandomHappenstance Tue 24-Jul-12 13:21:34

Hebe? i loved this when i was pregnant but DH wasn't sure.

Mspontipine Tue 24-Jul-12 13:23:45

I love Aster too. DS could have been an Aster. smile

5madthings Tue 24-Jul-12 13:23:52

Thea is a lovely name that we would have used for a girl, but ds1 is Theo and by the time we had a girl (no5) we then couldnt use it as having a theo and thea would have been odd, we also like thalia smile

befrazzled Tue 24-Jul-12 13:24:03


Mintyy Tue 24-Jul-12 13:24:55


OBface Tue 24-Jul-12 13:25:21

We have an Ophelia which is Greek.

Or maybe Aurelia?

Mspontipine Tue 24-Jul-12 13:25:32

Hedy? as in Single White Female?

ibbydibby Tue 24-Jul-12 13:27:19



Nellie (does it need to end "y" or just sound like it so could end "ie"?


redrubyshoes Tue 24-Jul-12 13:29:17


Cassandra is Greek and often shortened to Cassie.

NarcolepsyQueen Tue 24-Jul-12 13:30:24


OBface Tue 24-Jul-12 13:30:34

Cecily is on my list should I have dd2. Also like Romilly

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