Last ditch desperate attempt to name my 2 week old daughter. Please help...

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stillunwritten Thu 21-Mar-13 15:37:48

I cannot decide my daughters name, and you would not believe the pressure this is putting me under! Nothing seems to fit her and I am scared I'm going to have to just go with something I'm not entirely happy with just for the sake of choosing. I seem to find fault in every name I come up with- too popular, too bland, not good with surname, a friend has already used it etc.

To give some examples of the types of names I like:
Ellis- doesn't really suit her
Ruby- pretty popular, bit bland?
Ava- v v popular, don't want her to be one of five in get class
Honor- is this cool or frumpy?? Is it an attractive name or hard to live up to?
Reese?

I also like a name my friends daughter is called but am afraid it will piss her off if I use it and it feels like her name if you see what I mean.

I don't want too cute and girly but I do want cool, attractive and maybe a wee bit different.

Any suggestions??

bassingtonffrench Thu 21-Mar-13 15:49:55

you sound really stressed! there is no legal requirement for you to name your baby just yet.

If you are stressy about it you might want to go for some more conventional/classic names than you currently are suggesting.

Ellis and Reese both sound masculine, which is fine if you are strong enough to cope with any comments about that, but I'm not sure you sound like you are!

I love Honor, gorgeous.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:03

Honor is beautiful!

My 14 week old would have been Bo if he were a she.

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:23

What is your dd like?

What is your fav girls name?

Is there a women that is/was important to you? Could you that name?

Names I like are:
Wren
Scarlett
Eliza
Elena
Isobel
Tamer
Damson
Robyn
Fern
Thea/Theadora
Maria
Marle
Raine
Gail
Sadie
Alanna
Hope
Brynn
Kacey
Tamsin/Tamsyn

Sallster Thu 21-Mar-13 15:50:50

Sally!!

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:51:34

No bias there at all then Sallster? grin

FriggFRIGG Thu 21-Mar-13 15:51:49

Okay,here goes,bit of a mixed bag and apologies for doubles;

Isabeau

Luna

Ophelia

Azalea

Bonnie

Ezma

Scout

Beatrice

Margo

Nancy

Elsie

Sylvie

Ottilie

Ottoline

Coralie

Sadie

Farrah

Myrtle

Mildred

Fern

Clara

Clementine

Lavinia

Phyllis

Emmeline

Vita

Betsy

Nell

Mara

Eliza

Hera

Etta

Sukie

Odette

Nancy

Tabitha

Juniper

Mabel

Merryn

Elvira

Agatha

Norah

Tanith

Doris

Nancy

Esther

Audrey

Enid

Agnes

Mildred

Thora

Maud

Ariadne

Artemis

Romilly

Hebe

Mabel

Beatrice

Elsa/Elsie

Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse)

Mavie

Fionnuala

Delphi

Audra

Aldith

Meriel

Blythe

Celeste

Clytie/Klytie (nymph in love with sun god,means lovely one)

Idonea

Osanna

Elfreida

Affery

Alma

Floggingmolly Thu 21-Mar-13 15:52:25

Is Damson a name or a fruit?

FriedSprout Thu 21-Mar-13 15:53:16

I Like Honor from your list

Or how about: Martha
Abigail (Abbie)
Constance (Connie)
Eileen
Celeste

Congratulations by w way smile

OwnedByACockerSpaniel Thu 21-Mar-13 15:53:28

Roxanne I always feel is an awsome name, Roxy for short and Anne can also be used in later life. Yes it's attached to being a prostitute, but I always found women named Roxy have a great and powerful personality, fun loving but a statement name I feel.

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Mar-13 15:55:05

Frigg I LOVE your list.

whatsleep Thu 21-Mar-13 15:55:48

If you like Ava but find it to be too popular how about Eva instead. Or make it a double barrelled name I.e Ava-marie?

FaresPlease Thu 21-Mar-13 15:56:37

Honor is gorgeous - quite unusual, but it will become her own. We have a Madeleine, and while people found it unusual to start with, it soon just became 'her' (still get all manner of strange spellings though! - but I'm not all precious about it and it doesn't bother me).

Also love Connie and Maggie from among the suggestions above. Elliot is lovely but I think she'd just get called Ellie.

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:56:38

Nia
Rhowanne/Rowann
Trudy/Tru
Bliss
Blossom
Wade

SilverSnake Thu 21-Mar-13 15:59:07

Iona

FaresPlease Thu 21-Mar-13 15:59:52

Oooh, loving Clementine too. You'd need to be brave to pick it, but it's so pretty!

flossy101 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:00:19

Love Honor and don't know anyone with this name.

What's your friends dds name?
How often do you see her?
Unless it was a close friend I.e see weekly I wouldn't be put off

InkleWinkle Thu 21-Mar-13 16:02:21

Alexa?

enormouse Thu 21-Mar-13 16:03:07

If DS had been a girl we shortlisted, Evelyn, Ava, Esther and Renee. Esther and Renee are family names on DPs side. I think Honor and Ava off your list are lovely, op.

ksrwr Thu 21-Mar-13 16:06:44

you can have my spare girls name
beth

but i also like
nancy

good luck, and dont worry, give her a couple of middle names and you can call her those if the main first name doesn't work out ;-)

Magdala
Margot
Margeruite
Megan
Melinda

NowPlayingZone Thu 21-Mar-13 16:17:00

Love ruby.

Strong yet feminine names IMO :
Ramona
Claudia
Clara
Juliette
Estelle
Anya
Antonia
Harriet
Joanna
Helena
Sasha
Violet
Sylvie
Serena

Hope you find the perfect name soon x

Exhaustipated Thu 21-Mar-13 16:23:22

Love Honor!

Other ideas:

Constance
Iris
Hazel
Pearl
Viola
Xanthe
Orla
Lois
Anna
Nina
Selina
Rosa

chocoflump Thu 21-Mar-13 16:28:44

I have a little baby Ruby!! Love the name, we sometimes call her Ruby Roo or Rubilina Ballerina! gringrin

I love Honor on your list, very pretty

ZolaBuddleia Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:42

Bess?
Avery if you like Ellis?

Love Honor too. On my list for mythical future DD.

ATouchOfStuffing Thu 21-Mar-13 16:30:30

Annabelle
Emily
Clara
Sophie
Frances
Alexandra

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