elegant girls names

(51 Posts)
DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:31:29

My SIL has just found out she is having a girl but is really stuck for names. They want something elegant that will suit dd at all ages and something that isn't overly popular/trendy. Some names she likes but can't use are...

Madeleine
Caroline
Susannah
Francesca
Charlotte
Annabelle

Any suggestions for her? Thanks. smile

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:56:07

Forgot Georgina - still "love" Georgina!

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:20:09

Elegant names are classic names so

Anastasia
Alexandra
Caroline
Catherine
Cecilia
Claudia
Cosima
Elizabeth
Francesca
Frederica
Helena
Josephine
Margaret
Theodora
Vivienne

WhereMyMilk Sun 27-Jan-13 21:07:08

Eleanor Rose
Hermionie Grace
Rosalind Alice

racingheart Sun 27-Jan-13 21:02:05

Serena?

Love Gabriella.

AyeOopMoose Sun 27-Jan-13 20:11:16

Cordelia
Miranda
Hermione

(These were my favourites if it hadn't been for our ridiculously long surname!)

Really like Josephine too.

DieWilde13 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:09:56

Camilla
Victoria
Florence
Helena
Philippa
Josephine
Ellen
Florentine
Mara/Lara

bodiddly Sun 27-Jan-13 20:06:26

Clementine
Antonia
Giselle
Valentina

DanceYourselfDizzyBaby Sun 27-Jan-13 20:05:54

Ginevra. I used to have a friend called Ginevra who was terribly elegant and beautiful.

Gabriella is my fave gild name, and Kitty but Kitty not very elegant IMO

CountBapula Sun 27-Jan-13 20:04:56

Daphne
Penelope
Sophia
Lara

lostinindia Sun 27-Jan-13 20:02:23

Audrey.

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:48:13

Sorry, posted too early! Also on the list...
Gabriella
Carys
Rebecca(not sure on this one.)

More thoughts in these and new suggestions welcome. Thank you oh wise mumsnetters! grin

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:43:56

Thanks everyone! Current list...
Josephine (good work mrshuxtable!)
Camille/camilla (she's a bit worried about the parker-Bowles connection though)

DisappointedHorse Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:30

Hilary. I love this and am a little sad that I'll never get to use it!

Viviennemary Sun 27-Jan-13 19:25:12

Camilla
Rosamund
Georgiana
Clarissa
Vanessa
Venetia
Marguerite

Are all quite elegant I think.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Jan-13 19:21:41

i love claudia and francesca

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Jan-13 19:20:19

How about Coraline if Caroline is not allowed?

I'm currently loving Marjolaine.

MrsHuxtable Sun 27-Jan-13 14:42:25

Also JOSEPHINE!

Sadly I can't use it either as a close friend named her DD it.

Lovely, elegant name!

TheWave Sun 27-Jan-13 13:49:46

Celia
Phoebe

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 03:16:02

some fantastic suggestions, I will pass them all on. I've just thought of Joanna...do you think it fits the bill?

Susannah is brilliant.

amck5700 Sat 26-Jan-13 22:58:20

Lillian Ruth
Harriet Anne
Henrietta Anne
Persephone Anne

jkklpu Sat 26-Jan-13 22:21:43

Margaux
Vivien
Odile
Marianne
Verity

racingheart Sat 26-Jan-13 22:20:51

Go for names from Shakespeare?

Beatrice
Rosalind
Hero
Helena
Miranda
Jessica
Portia
Olivia
Cressida
Juliet
Cordelia
Luciana
Adriana
Octavia
Constance
Marina
Hermione

etc

MrsHuxtable Sat 26-Jan-13 22:18:46

Oh sorry, just saw she can't use it.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now