Help need a classic, not dull or not too popular girls name for DD2

(123 Posts)
orangeone Thu 24-Jan-13 09:23:38

That's it really.

Found out we are having a 2nd girl yesterday. Our 1st DD is Anna Isabelle, both classic not too popular and family related names.

However really struggling with DD2 name. Like Rose/Rosa and Sophia but too popular. (I had a popular name in the 70s and hated being known with my surname). DH has suggested Doris (which is NOT happening!!!).

Any ideas oh wise MNnetters????

Thanks

prettypolly1 Thu 24-Jan-13 09:28:36

Eleanor?

NotInMyDay Thu 24-Jan-13 09:30:43

Megan
Leah

Ladyflip Thu 24-Jan-13 09:31:08

Ha, read the thread title and was going to suggest Anna!

How about Katherine, Phoebe, Martha, Natasha, Emily, Grace, Elizabeth, Georgina, or Philippa?

(My DD is Anna and I love it)

ISingSoprano Thu 24-Jan-13 09:36:03

Imogen, Lucy?

Pinkflipflop Thu 24-Jan-13 09:37:28

Thea Grace?

Rooble Thu 24-Jan-13 09:44:25

Mary? Hannah? Katherine? Sarah? Naomi? Victoria? Susannah?

HelpOneAnother Thu 24-Jan-13 09:56:42

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TwinTum Thu 24-Jan-13 10:01:55

Where I live Isabelle is (when you take into accoutn variant spellings) a much more popular name than Sophia, so I am a bit surprised that you regard Sophia as too popular when you are ok with Isabelle. I think Rose/Rosa Sophia is lovely. Rose is popular as a middle name, but i dont think either Rose/Rosa is overly popular as a first name (similar to Anna I would say) and I think Sophia is no more popular than Isabelle (and dont see why popularity shoudl really matter for a middle name which is rarely used).

Admittedly, my kids and children I come across are a bit older so it may be that my views on what names are popular is a bit out of date.

MrsBungleBear Thu 24-Jan-13 10:04:25

Harriet?

MrsBungleBear Thu 24-Jan-13 10:04:45

Charlotte?

LadyMud Thu 24-Jan-13 10:14:19

Are you looking for names to "match" DD1's names - short and then long? Such as Isla Annabelle? Not actually suggesting those, but just trying to clarify what you're looking for . . .

(Congratulations btw )

greenpostit Thu 24-Jan-13 10:22:26

Caitlin
Olivia
Nina
Catherine
Emily
Louise

Lollybrolly Thu 24-Jan-13 10:32:42

Elizabeth
Alice
Frances
Charlotte
Alexandra
Alexandria
Susanna
Louisa
Victoria
Florence
Margaret
Mabel
Harriet
Violet
Sara
Sarah
Mary
Nancy
Dorothy
Clara

wigglesrock Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:26

Josephine? I have an Anna and her elder sister is one of the name you mentioned in your OP but spelt differently (clear as mud grin) Just to say the two names are lovely together when you write them in a card, shout them in the street, playground, up the stairs grin. My other daughters name (I have 3) is on greenpostit list and it goes lovely as well.

wigglesrock Thu 24-Jan-13 11:46:01

Oh what about Juliet or Claudia (this was my husbands choice for our dd3)

strandednomore Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:35

Emma

EuphemiaLennox Thu 24-Jan-13 11:54:06

Claudia

Helena

Susannah

EuphemiaLennox Thu 24-Jan-13 11:54:34

Penelope

Lydia

EuphemiaLennox Thu 24-Jan-13 11:56:25

Dilys - we considered using this bit had boys, I've mentioned it lots of times to people with encouragement but no takers, I think it sounds lovely and has been overlooked in the old name revival.

tomatoplantproject Thu 24-Jan-13 11:56:55

Beatrice? Phoebe? Naomi?

SunbathingintheRain Thu 24-Jan-13 13:06:53

Francesca
Miriam
Louisa
Antonia
Violet
Iris
Rebecca
Miranda
Meredith
Selina

Also agree with pp that Rose/Rosa no that popular (but on the rise I think)

Roseformeplease Thu 24-Jan-13 13:09:24

Martha?

Iggly Thu 24-Jan-13 13:11:29

Emma?

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