What do you think of these names (warning: some may be considered 'far out')? And suggestions for others welcome.

(91 Posts)
DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 13:12:02

Ok...here is my list. DH has already poo-poo'd a few of them but I thought I'd post the whole list to give you a 'flavour' of the kind of names I like.

Cherry
Clementine
Calista
Luna
Misty
Persephone
Ramona
Aisling
Allegra
Claudia
Stella
Reina

Not even got round to thinking of middle names yet but suggestions welcome for first &/or middle names very very welcome. smile

tammytoby Fri 27-Sep-13 13:13:31

Love Clementine, Calista, Luna, Persephone, Allegra and Stella!! Lovely, feminine underused classics!!

But YOU need to love them, not us, a random collection of interetters smile.

AmandaPandtheNightmareMonsters Fri 27-Sep-13 13:16:28

Cherry - Not keen. Always sounds a bit made up to my ear. Like Apple.

Clementine - Again, not a fan of the fruit theme, but prefer it to Cherry.

Calista - I like this.

Luna - the link with Lunatic puts me off.

Misty - Not a fan I'm afraid.

Persephone - I think this is fab. Love the nickname Effie too

Ramona - Great

Aisling - Good if you/she can cope with all the people who won't know how to say or spell it.

Allegra
Claudia
Stella - All nice but not outstanding.

Reina - Not keen. Think it's the link with all the royal words.

My favourite would be Persephone, plus Calista and Romona.

Sorry, are some of those too harsh. I love some of them!

Clementine I love.
Aisling and Claudia lovely too. The others, not keen.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 13:18:22

I do love them! I just need help whittling down the list.

In a weird way if i ask what people think of a name and get a few 'meh, don't like it' but I'm still thinking I would use it then it reaffirms how much I do like it. Probably didn't explain that too well but in short I just like bouncing ideas round.

I'm 23wks pg with DD 2 and was talking about showing my list to the mn jury last night with DH. Am genuinely interested in people's views. I promise I won't get upset grin

DontmindifIdo Fri 27-Sep-13 13:19:07

I love Clementine and Persephone. I think both would need a short middle name, what about Ruth? I found DH was more accepting of a "posh" or complex girls name when presented with a cute and more mainstream nickname. (as it is, he picked the most ordinary name on my list!)

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 13:25:05

Agree about the shorter middle name.

I have no worries about persuading DH if I really loved one of them. Before we found out we were having another girl I managed to convince him that Elmo was an uber-cool name and no-one watches/remembers Sesame Street anymore so it would be totally ok to use....wink

SmokedMackerel Fri 27-Sep-13 13:30:10

I really don't like Cherry or Misty. They sound like a pet's name rather than a person's.

The others are all rather nice, I think, not all necessarily what I would choose, but I wouldn't laugh/be transfixed with horror if I heard someone else use them. I especially love Clementine, which I would consider using myself.

AlisonClare Fri 27-Sep-13 13:34:40

Calista is my favourite, closely followed by Allegra.

Have you considered Talitha?

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 13:37:49

Is it pronoucned Talitha with the stress on the first syllable? Haven't heard it before and I think i quite like it.

magicstars Fri 27-Sep-13 13:40:25

I like cherry & clementine best.

cece Fri 27-Sep-13 13:42:40

Cherry - not for me
Clementine - nor this one, reminds of a cow name
Calista - pretty
Luna - potential for fun making
Misty - porn star?
Persephone - love this but would never be brave enough to go for it
Ramona - no
Aisling - only if you're Irish
Allegra - pretty
Claudia - good
Stella - would make me think of the lager
Reina - renal? no

oscarwilde Fri 27-Sep-13 13:45:25

Used to work with someone who pronounced it Tal eee tha. Corrected anyone who mispronounced it. Puts me right off. Tabitha is nicer Sabrina ?
Aisling can also be spelt Ashling which works better in the UK

What is DD1 called ? It is nice if the names work together I think

EldritchCleavage Fri 27-Sep-13 13:48:20

(Pepe) Reina was the Liverpool goalkeeper until very recently (strapping fellow) so be prepared for jokes on that one.

I like Calista and Stella.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 13:58:25

Haha - ta for the heads up on Reina!

DD1 is Melody smile

Dylemma Fri 27-Sep-13 14:49:19

Love Ramona and Claudia. Only think puts me off Ramona a tad is the Moaner nn.

MerryMarigold Fri 27-Sep-13 14:52:56

Claudia and Stella - cool.

WheresTheHoneyMummy Fri 27-Sep-13 14:54:30

Love Melody. I like Claudia, Stella and Calista. Have you thought about Lucasta? Have only ever come across it once!

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 15:02:00

Oooh I like Lucasta. I did like Jocasta but obviously wasn't esp keen on the Oedipal connotations!

I really do like 3 syllable names though...think they flow well with our surname.

EldritchCleavage Fri 27-Sep-13 15:03:45

Jacinta
(C)Larissa
Fenella
Coralie
Caroline

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 15:06:46

I prefer Coraline to Caroline (am a big Neil Gaiman fan!)

Not keen on Fenella or Clarissa but I do like Jacinta. Will add that to the list!

UriGeller Fri 27-Sep-13 15:07:53

Love Ramona

Love Calista but only if its pronounced CA-lista not ca-LIST-a.

Met a baby girl named Marcella recently. I love it.

Thumbwitch Fri 27-Sep-13 15:08:24

Cherry - not really
Clementine - nn Cleo? s'ok.
Calista - Callista by preference.
Luna - the risks of her being called Loony outweigh the Harry Potter connection, IMO, although in fact both could be bad.
Misty - great comic I used to have when I was young. I quite like this name too though
Persephone - yes, lovely classical Greek name, nn Penny
Ramona - s'ok
Aisling - very nice, but could have issues with pronunciation
Allegra - Very slow and awful Austin car. And defo not with Melody.
Claudia - s'ok
Stella - s'ok
Reina - not heard of this before but having seen the bit about the footballer I'd probably steer clear.

The only Lucasta I've come across is a rather unpleasant character in a Georgette Heyer novel. Other names in the same novel include (funnily!) Cherry, short for Charity; Oenone, Sophronia, and a couple I can't even remember they're so off the wall. grin

DawnOfTheDee Fri 27-Sep-13 15:09:14

Considered Marcella but it immediately makes me think of Marcellas Wallace in Pulp Fiction. I can do without that kind of association which is unfortunate as otherwise it's a nice name.

curlew Fri 27-Sep-13 15:14:04

How about Clemency, rather than Clementine? Fends off the -tyne or -teen debate, and any possible orange jokes? And I think it's nicer anyway....

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