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Struggling for girl names!
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Jnl90 · 29/07/2020 22:11

Hi,

We are expecting a girl in november and we already have a little boy with a unique name (dont know anyone else called it).

We like names that are different and not going to be lots of them in their class but at the same time dont want a name that just sounds silly.

We currently have the following on our shortlist but no 100% on any:

Orla
Marcie
Elvie

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks!

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KitKatastrophe · 29/07/2020 22:14

Mila
Signe
Portia
Tristan
Jovi
Effie
Florine

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Aquamarine1029 · 29/07/2020 22:15

I immediately thought of Exie. I knew a woman with this name and she was lovely, and it was her given name.

Also...

Etta
Reva (pronounced ree-vah)
Ella
Elsie

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PMTRex · 29/07/2020 22:26

Nyree
Calla
Cassia
Tansy
Lorelei
Lilac
Liesel

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Tillygetsit · 29/07/2020 22:30

I like Marcie.
My suggestions are
Zadie
Zinnia
Dinah

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micc · 29/07/2020 23:03

Opal
Cherry
Nova

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whatausername · 29/07/2020 23:13

I toyed with the name Marcie for a while!

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SauvignonBlanketyBlank · 29/07/2020 23:20

I really like Vada (vay-da) only heard of it when watched My Girl years ago,never heard it since.

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AuntieStella · 29/07/2020 23:37

Elfrieda (nn Elfie)
Irma
Minette
Lois
Dulcie
Fleur
Giselle

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RiverWest · 30/07/2020 02:07

Hi, my little girl is called Eloise, but I also love the name Isabel :-)

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EmmaGrundyForPM · 30/07/2020 02:28

@SauvignonBlanketyBlank

I really like Vada (vay-da) only heard of it when watched My Girl years ago,never heard it since.

She would run the risk of being called Darth!

How about going for a name that has fallen out of fashion?
Deborah
Gladys
Carina
Vera

or a Biblical name that isnt well known? eg Vashti or Hepzibah?

Or from mythology?
Ariadne, Hera, Leda, .Persephone, Calliope?
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Ricekrispie22 · 30/07/2020 06:27

Colette
Merle
Saskia
Fern
Hazel
Heather
Letitia
Posey
Connie
Ada
Everly
Aster
Saffron
Hallie
Lexi
Lena
Lilia

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BeMorePacific · 30/07/2020 08:17

Elvie is a brand of breast pump in my mind x

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JacquelineLadyBugg · 30/07/2020 08:43

I love Orla. Not so keen on the others, but they are definitely more unusual.

How about:

Merryn
Isadora
Juniper
Gwendolyn
Aurora
Maple
Emme

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pinkpinecone · 30/07/2020 08:51

Orla is lovely

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Talcott2007 · 30/07/2020 09:17

Short girls names starting with vowels and/or ending in 'ee' or 'ah' sounds are very popular right so they all sort of blend into one for me alot are lovely sounding - but I'd honestly say that that 50% of the under 5's I know of are Ivy's, Isabelle/Izzy, Ava's, Alba's Eva's, Ella's, Evie's, Emmy's and Grace/Gracie's - I say this a DM to DD4 with a two syllable 'E' name - that although not actually popular in itself at all often gets misread/pronounced as another increasingly popular 'E' name so if you are wanting something a bit more stand out I'd consider longer names 'harder' sounding consonants that have softer nickname options.

What about:

Astrid
Bianca
Joselyn
Gwendoline
Miranda
Meredith
Veronica
Vivienne

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EmmaGrundyForPM · 30/07/2020 09:28

Orla is lovely but quite popular, at least where I live.

Meryl
Coraline
Saskia
Petra
Estelle
Gala
Merlin
Pansy
Linnet

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SweatyAndyFromWoking · 30/07/2020 16:31

Orla is top 100 now in England & Wales.

Elvie is a breastpump.

Elfie
Fleur
Alba
Marla

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17caterpillars1mouse · 30/07/2020 16:35

Keturah

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Enko · 31/07/2020 08:50

elvie is also a pelvic floor strengthner..

Tansy
Tiare
Rowena
Ramona
Naimi
Ea
Seraphina
Raine
Amabel (I love this but they will be saying Amabel with an M for life)
ILona
Eloisa
Ebba

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Spied · 31/07/2020 08:53

Carla or Carmen.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider · 31/07/2020 09:09

Keira.
Saskia.
Nova.
Delaney
Arlena
Juliette
Nyree.
Nyla.
Amity
Shay.
Cedar.
Clea.
Cleo.
Farrah.
Fallon.
Avery.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider · 31/07/2020 09:12

I also second Tansy.
Cassie.
Calicia.
Tiana.
Lilia

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BatleyTownswomensGuild · 31/07/2020 09:15

Sylvie and Marla were the first 2 that came to mind. Not not taste tbh but fit with the ones you've suggested.

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Runforwine · 31/07/2020 13:58

Don't go for Orla lovely name but there are 4 in my daughters class! I love the name Harriet, I think it's a really strong under used name. Also viola, Vivien, Ellis but Harriet is my fav.

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user1493494961 · 02/08/2020 18:34

Just make one up.

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