Please help me name DD2 (criteria)

(48 Posts)
NotYoMomma Thu 05-Sep-13 20:52:16

I would love some help coming up with a name for DD2 please!
Our surname starts with H and is one syllable.

our criteria is:

No names starting with S or H
2 or 3 syllables
does not end in an ee sound (like Sophie, Mary, Katie)

the middle name will be Gill or Gillian for family reasons (hands tied on this one)

Our two favourite names atm are Imogen (which I've gone off recently)
Georgia (which dh has gone off since royal baby)
Pippa (until our polish friend laughed at us as surname can sound rude)

any other suggestions are MOST welcome!

Elise
Alicia
Allanah
Denice
Verity
Vanessa
Vivienne
Tamara

ZingWantsCake Thu 05-Sep-13 21:33:56

ok so say your surname is Hunt, so we have

_ Gill/ian Hunt

<puts on thinking cap>

hatebeak Thu 05-Sep-13 21:36:50

Julia
Rosamund
Esther
Clara
Lucy

LoreleisSecret Thu 05-Sep-13 21:37:06

Francesca

hatebeak Thu 05-Sep-13 21:37:27

obviously not Lucy! Sorry. But Lucille is nice, or Lucia...

Lancelottie Thu 05-Sep-13 21:52:14

Frances
Anna
Clara

sleepingbeautiful Thu 05-Sep-13 22:10:27

Madeleine Gillian H-
Rebecca Gillian H-
Claudia Gillian H-
Antonia Gillian H-
Laura Gillian H-
Karina Gillian H-
Thea Gillian H-
Natalie Gillian H-

NotYoMomma Thu 05-Sep-13 22:12:40

see I like these suggestions! particularly Clara and Vivienne!

DH doesnt like them though. sad

finding it very very hard this time trying to find something we both love... heck, something we both even Like!

Saffyz Fri 06-Sep-13 01:22:44

Emma
Louisa
Catherine
Vanessa
Miranda
Anneliese
Isabelle
Olivia
Victoria

ZingWantsCake Fri 06-Sep-13 01:40:09

Rosamund

noodlebum Fri 06-Sep-13 09:53:46

Adrienne
Amber
April
Caitlin
Charlotte
Eleanor
Eliza
Isobel/Isabelle/etc
Genevieve
Jasmine
Jessica
Juno
Leanne
Maria
Megan
Olive
Rachel
Willow
Violet

That'll do for now! Hope you find something you both like smile

Littlecherublegs Fri 06-Sep-13 13:27:57

Abigail
Bethan
Cora / Cara / Carla
Dominique
Freya
Isobel
Juliette / Julia / Julie
Kirsten
Lorna
Lauren
Lydia
Opal
Seren
Anya
Meredith
Ayanna
Merryn
Justine
Laura
Dorothea
Thea

Lancelottie Fri 06-Sep-13 13:37:31

Can you give us some examples of names he does like, by way of guidance?

<bitterly remembers DH's list of possibles: 'Samantha. Errm, or Rosie?'
Both perfectly good names but not in fact the only names in girldom...>

NotYoMomma Fri 06-Sep-13 14:00:07

honestly if it was up to me I would call her Any number of names on this thread

freya
Merryn
esme
Georgia
Clara

are all names I have mentioned to him.

his initial suggestions were Stephanie and Kayleigh and he seems a bit stuck in 1980s sad

he named dd1 though (Sophie) so if he just says no to everything for this one I will bust some balls.

Lancelottie Fri 06-Sep-13 14:04:26

<narrows eyes> Have you in fact kidnapped my DH? Stephanie made it onto his list for DD after much thought as well.

Bet he likes Rebecca, Rachel, Debbie and Karen.

NotYoMomma Fri 06-Sep-13 14:06:33

he does!!!!

he (and mil) are also why Gillian is the middle name. I'm pushing for Gill as it is a bit more bareable. I love mil but not the name haha

Thumbwitch Fri 06-Sep-13 14:09:30

No S or H
2 or 3 syllables
no --ee sound (and yet your DH came up with Stephanie and Kayleigh?)
No U names either, tbh, or her initials will be UGH! Even A (AGH?) could be a bit odd.
And I wouldn't do J either, not with Gill(ian) as a middle name.

Marilla
Charlotte
Primrose
Clarissa
Elena
Eloise
Fiona (although that's been rather ruined by Shrek, hasn't it sad )
Fenella
Margaret

NotYoMomma Fri 06-Sep-13 14:16:39

I know Thumb!

it isn't a lot of criteria and for good reason (avoid same initial as surname as dd1)

avoid same sounding ending as dd1 and... like ALL Of her friends

and he is just beyond useless. I dont want to pick a name he hates, but he now says he hates eyerything!!!

and it is my turn dammit! lol he is rruining it

Theas18 Fri 06-Sep-13 14:19:52

Imogen Gillian is just a mouthful of G sounds I'm afriad..

OutragedFromLeeds Fri 06-Sep-13 14:24:47

Nothing wrong with Rebecca, Rachel or Karen. They fit your criteria, not too current, won't be one of 10 in the class, not try hard. I also like Stephanie (not with Sophie though). I think you should give your DH more credit on the naming front wink.

I love Georgia, but Georgia Gillian is terrible!

Alexandra/Alexis/Alexa
Rowan
Robyn
Jennifer
Isobel/Isabella
Annabelle
Eleanor
Elizabeth
Zara
Natasha
Evangeline

Thumbwitch Fri 06-Sep-13 14:30:10

You could try a bit of psychology on him - go for something that he REALLY hates, push push push for it and then when he's about ready to cry, say "well we could have Clara [or whatever your favourite is] instead then, I suppose" and he'll probably fall on your neck in gratitude.
grin

everlong Fri 06-Sep-13 14:34:00

He named Dd1. Enough said. Now it's your turn,

Kayleigh is terrible. Stephanie not much better.

Lancelottie Fri 06-Sep-13 14:51:57

I agree there's nowt wrong with Karen, Rebecca (though round here you WILL have ten of those in a class) or Rachel. I just think it isn't actually essential to name your daughter after your primary school classmates when there are other names out there.

Try Laura on him. He's probably heard of that, and it goes well with Sophie.

thedreamersmother Fri 06-Sep-13 16:39:10

Polly

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