Really struggling with girls names, thoughts and suggestions appreciated

(31 Posts)
roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 11:10:38

I'm 38 weeks and haven't a clue what to call it if its a girl. Hoping its a boy because I have that name sorted. I want a strong female name.

I quite like Frances - but don't like the nickname frankie and DH not massively keen.

DH likes Delphine & Cecille but I'm not keen on the nicknames and not sure if strong enough IYKWIM.

Names I had last time were Frida & Olive but I've gone off these for some reason.

Any suggestions massively appreciated as time is running out! (DS came at 38+2)

AurorasShoes Wed 25-Sep-13 12:04:30

All the names you mention are on my long list so you may like Alexandra, Stella or Astrid

Corinna
Tamsin
Meredith
Meryl
Vashti

Can you tell us your DS's name? It might help.

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 12:37:46

My DS is called Ernest

Tavv Wed 25-Sep-13 13:05:10

Melissa
Beatrice
Olivia
Ruby
Seren
Juliet
Elodie
Vanessa
Natalie
Anna
Ivy
Coralie
Jessica
Adele
Georgina
Sophia
Harriet
Rowena
Viola

manicinsomniac Wed 25-Sep-13 13:13:43

Astrid, Ann, Agnes, Beatrice, Bridget, Christine, Carys, Celeste, Diane, Ellen, Evelyn, Erin, Esther, Florence, Fiona, Faith, Grace, Genesis, Heather, Harper, Harriet, Hope, Imogen, Isabel, Juliet, Josephine, Jocelyn, Jacqueline, Kate, Kathryn, Karen, Lillian, Louise, Margaret, Miriam, Megan, Morgan, Nicole, Nadine, Pearl, Paige, Peyton, Quinn, Ruth, Rose, Robyn, Rhiann, Seren, Susan, Simone, Shannon, Sorrell, Tess, Vivian.

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 17:42:00

Alexis
Anna
Bridget
Esme
Faith
Georgia
Greer
Leah
Leonie
Madeleine
Marianne
Rachel
Tess
Xanthe

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 18:34:45

Linden
Meredith
love baby name threads! grin

Also love Tamsin, suggested up-thread. got a bit of a girl crush on Tamsin Greig

learnasyougo Wed 25-Sep-13 19:12:05

Eleanor
Imogen
Harriet
Jessica
Mathilda
Iris
Victoria
Charlotte
Philippa

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 19:35:48

Thanks folks - still struggling I'm afraid.

If you were to pick out of Frances, delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 19:38:39

Ps I also like Ivy but think it is too popular. Like Esther but know someone who is very annoying with that name! Iris is likely to be a middle name. Also like Brigitte, Josephine, margot but DH has veto'd

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 19:39:28

Avoid Delphine because that's the donkey in Peppa Pig.

Fran is a nickname for Frances (not Frankie), but I really wouldn't choose a name for a nickname. Nicknames are formed with time, by others usually.

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 19:41:00

From your list I'd pick Frances.

Spottybra Wed 25-Sep-13 19:43:59

Eleanor after Eleanor of Aquitaine
Rose (beautiful flower but it has thorns too).

RalphtheTimid Wed 25-Sep-13 19:47:40

Francine

mrsdowneyjnr Wed 25-Sep-13 19:58:18

Ernest and Lydia
Ernest and Florence

I like Francis but watching game if cards and just see Kevin spacey

CPtart Wed 25-Sep-13 20:00:11

Natalie
Erin
Erica
Louisa
Alicia
Georgina

Would choose Frances from yours if pushed.

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 20:02:05

If you were to pick out of Frances, delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

Frances

cherrytomato40 Wed 25-Sep-13 20:08:18

I actually love Frances. The only reason I didn't use it is that I am a northerner living down south and the thought of everyone pronouncing the name differently to me, i.e Frarnces, put me off!

AurorasShoes Wed 25-Sep-13 23:22:22

If you were to pick out of Frances, Delphine, Cecille, Frida or Olive? Which one would it be?

Cecile (although, just to be difficult, I would have Cecily)

In order of preference:
Cecille
Delphine
Frances
Frida
Olive

Mumblyboo Wed 25-Sep-13 23:26:16

Olive

kiwik Thu 26-Sep-13 03:30:15

Frances from your list.

I also love Beatrix (but not Beatrice), Cecily, Ingrid, and Leonora.

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:35:52

I met a Vivien the other day and keep thinking what a beautiful name it is smile I have a Frances and love both this form and the shortened Frankie. We also considered:
Bonnie
Estella
Aurora
Clara
Eliza

Good luck!

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:38:18

Oh and Olive I loves to but OH vetoed it sad

Hardrockhallelujah Thu 26-Sep-13 04:38:32

Loved

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