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It's actually a girl, unusual girl names please
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Girlsnamesarealsohard · 21/09/2022 07:47

Hi,
I posted on here a while back because I'd done nub theory and had all the symptoms of a boy pregnancy. Someone ended up suggesting a lovely name, Tristan, which I really liked and managed to convince husband of.

Turns out I was wrong and it's a girl.

Seeing as I managed to have success with suggestions last time I thought I'd try and set the impossible task again, so...

I need a girl's name that:

Is not top 200 and more unusual to go with my son's name.
Is Celtic or Roman (possibly Greek)
Has a longer and shorter version.
Is a bit more modern sounding than old fashioned.
Is less common so I am unlikely to have taught or met one (long in the tooth teacher so meet a lot of children)

My husband has suggested a few names that I like but have taught before, so I feel they belong to that child if that makes sense. Husband thinks once you use a name it becomes yours and you forget prior associations, but I'm not so sure. It's not about negative or positive associations, taught some lovely children with lovely names, but after knowing them really well for a year I can't help but associate that name with them.

Has anyone else had similar and used a familiar name that became their own?

Thanks again!

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Toottooot · 21/09/2022 07:50

Rayann.

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Thefriendlymoth · 21/09/2022 07:55

I knew a girl called Teagan, similar vibes to Tristen. Honestly though, I think Tristen is vaguely unisex to the ear, Tris sounds really sweet for a girl.

I also like Hebe for more unusual names, haven’t met

I also work in education so I get it 😂

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Girlsnamesarealsohard · 21/09/2022 08:03

Haha unfortunately I have taught a Teagan!

This is hard!

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halfsiesonapotnoodle · 21/09/2022 08:05

Cassia.

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properdoughnut · 21/09/2022 08:05

Natasha
Tamsyn

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Pyjamagame · 21/09/2022 08:05

There is the girl's name Tristann

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Cornishmumofone · 21/09/2022 08:06

Tristana
Morven
Morwenna
Lowenna
Dimitra
Calliope
Arianna
Juno
Anastasia
Calista
Melpomene
Electra
Jocasta
Flavia
Sabina
Aurora
Calpurnia
Apollonia
Hilaria
Silva a
Trethanna
Morveth
Morgelyn
Anwen
Steren

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Girlsnamesarealsohard · 21/09/2022 08:07

I'm not sure on Tristann for a girl, mainly because when I thought she was a boy that's what I called her in my head. Now I know she's a girl she feels like a different name.
I know that seems odd!

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ThatsNotMyMuffin · 21/09/2022 08:07

I have taught a girl before called Tristan so you could still use it?

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Pyjamagame · 21/09/2022 08:08

It's pronounced Trist Ann, so has a slightly different feel.

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GodSaveTheKing · 21/09/2022 08:08

Cassiopeia / Cassie

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plinkypots · 21/09/2022 08:09

Isolde?

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Girlsnamesarealsohard · 21/09/2022 08:09

Thanks @Cornishmumofone some nice options there.
I do like Arianna and Arianne but not sure if they will get too popular due to Ariana Grande.
I like Ari as a shortening too.

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suprisebitch · 21/09/2022 08:13

Raya
Blake
Brooke
Indy
Alaia
Marcie

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MrsZinnia · 21/09/2022 08:21

Thalia, shorten to Tally.

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EducatingArti · 21/09/2022 08:25

Boudicca ( can be shortened to Bou)
Ethelflaeda/Ethelflaed
Hilda
Junia
Rhoda
Tabitha
Paula/Paulina

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numberthirtytwowindsorgardens · 21/09/2022 08:33

Isolde!

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WaveyHair · 21/09/2022 08:35

Fritha- old Norse name

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Dogstar78 · 21/09/2022 08:38

Phaedra, it's greek. When thinking of names my brain goes to super lovely people I know. Helps you in no way whatsoever, but am just throwing it in the ring.

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OrangePumpkinLobelia · 21/09/2022 08:38

Christianne ? I recently met a lovely Christianne and really liked the name. (Pronounced Kristy-arne)

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EnidSpyton · 21/09/2022 08:38

Some Greek and Roman names:

Antonia
Aurelia
Cecilia
Camilla
Ianthe
Livia
Marina
Persephone
Theodora
Vita
Xanthe

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MotherOfDragon20 · 21/09/2022 08:40

Adrienne

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Normandy144 · 21/09/2022 08:43

Claudia is a good Roman name and ranked well outside the top 200. I have one and haven't heard of another.

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Girlsnamesarealsohard · 21/09/2022 08:45

Dogstar78 · 21/09/2022 08:38

Phaedra, it's greek. When thinking of names my brain goes to super lovely people I know. Helps you in no way whatsoever, but am just throwing it in the ring.

I think that's part of the problem though, I think of these super lovely children I've taught and then I associate all their good qualities with the name.
Whereas my daughter will have her own unique qualities. Just unsure as to whether the name would lose older associations fairly quickly if I picked one I was already familiar with.
Some lovely names on this list but I have taught most of the ones I like! Dilemma!

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7Worfs · 21/09/2022 08:46

Rodanthe
Penelope

Winifred
Gwendolyn
Henrietta
Rosamund
Orianna
Seraphine/Seraphina
Delphine/Delphina
Eleanor/Eleanora
Augusta
Philippa
Geraldine

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