Strong girls name - please no Ava, Eva, Edie, Isla, Bella, Milly, Lilly, Molly arrgh!

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Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 15:22:53

Don´t know if DC3 is a boy or girl yet. 2 ds are called Louis & Oscar, so if its a girl, I want a strong, cool name.
Not keen at all on overly girly names Bella, Billy, Milly, Zilly, Bella, Mella, Molly, Lilly, Mia, Maya...you know what I mean! Beautiful for some, just not for me...
So far I like Mimi (family reasons), Clara (my husband is Spanish) and Indie.
Any other clever MN suggestions?

HappyAsEyeAm Tue 11-Jun-13 15:27:43

Straong names for girls for me are Elizabeth, Frances, C/Katherine, Louisa.

argylesocks Tue 11-Jun-13 15:29:54

What about Marisol or Miriam and you could call her Mimi? I love those names.

Wallison Tue 11-Jun-13 15:31:43

Agnes
Viola
Rumer
Kady

monsterchild Tue 11-Jun-13 15:32:39

Harriett, she can be Harry for short and fit right in with the boys!

getmeoutofthismadhouse Tue 11-Jun-13 15:33:37

Georgia
Charlotte
Tamsin
Scarlett
Danielle
Anna
Jemima
Rebecca

telsa Tue 11-Jun-13 15:35:50

Hecate
Astrid
Victoria
Marsha
Helen
Storm
Zelda
Ursula
Mignon

keely79 Tue 11-Jun-13 15:40:10

We chose Sophia for our girl - means wisdom. I apply the "high court judge" test - i.e. could you see a judge called by that name. Counts out the more "cutesy" ones. If we'd had another girl, we had chosen Isobel as the next name. I also like Alannah (there's a series of childrens books called "Song of the Lionness" where the female protagonist is called Alannah that I really liked as a child), Hypatia (female librarian and philosopher in ancient Alexandria) or Portia (strong female character in the Shakespeare play "Merchant of Venice").

JoyMachine Tue 11-Jun-13 15:42:04

Beatrix
Nina
Ines/Inez

DesertOrchid Tue 11-Jun-13 15:47:04

Miriam is quite strong, and then Mimi would work as a nickname.

Ingrid, Astrid, Francesca...

PestoSwimissimos Tue 11-Jun-13 15:48:22

Elspeth

VinegarDrinker Tue 11-Jun-13 15:49:47

I agree with the classic suggestions: Elizabeth, Catherine, Alexandra etc.

<tangent> my Grandma is Molly and about the fiercest woman imaginable so I always pmsl at it being cutesy/soft! <tangent>

Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 15:57:12

I do think Agnes is nice, and Ines. OK, am cringeing at sounding sad but would like some "cool" factor to the name that you don´t really get with Elizabeth, Francesca etc - Like someone saying, "I know this family who called their daughter a really cool name..." <goes and crawls under the bed>
I quite like Roxy??

VinegarDrinker Tue 11-Jun-13 15:58:51

Are you a jazz fan btw?

Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 15:58:56

PS Mumsnet is great isn´t it? I am currently on bed rest for low placenta and bleeding so this is a brilliant way to pass the time!

DebsMorgan Tue 11-Jun-13 16:07:18

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IsThisAGoodIdea Tue 11-Jun-13 16:09:57

I've always loved Ramona.

driftwoodsands Tue 11-Jun-13 16:10:07

Love Clara. Could consider:
Hesther
Miriam
Nancy
Agatha
Penelope
Eliza
Ramona
Cecily
Paloma

I'm sort of lol-ing at not wanting girly names but then liking Mimi.

Anyway, if I could pick and DH wasn't his usual arse of a self I'd go with Ramona.

Lintilla Tue 11-Jun-13 16:12:54

Persephone

Vashti
Morven
Rhiannon
Meredith
Athena

iseenodust Tue 11-Jun-13 16:14:01

Madelaine
Rosemary
Indra

recently met a baby named Edith

thistlelicker Tue 11-Jun-13 16:15:41

Emmy is lovely

DogsAreEasierThanChildren Tue 11-Jun-13 16:19:25

Judith

Rachel

Ruth

I agree Elizabeth is good.

orangepudding Tue 11-Jun-13 16:21:44

Mimi, Indie and Roxy aren't what I consider to be cool names.

Hester, Violet, Ingrid, Astrid have an edge to them at the moment.

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