Not loving Lily
Hi berries, thank you for your continued support and help! I'm starting to not love Lily, the feel is throwing me off. I used to love the charm when it was less popular but now it's lost it's spark to me. I want something vintagey sweet. I love the name Edith and mentioned it to a good friend over tea this morning and she laughed! I was so disappointed. I think Edith is so strong and love the slightly more approachable Edie. We also love Miriam and Marion. Any suggestions? Is Edith that bad? Middle name will be Corinne. We are looking for vintage names, bonus if they have a sweet nickname. Thank you, Shannon Xx
I'm not keen on the name Edith myself, I personally see it as an elderly womans name but the nn. Edie is lovely. I think Lily Corinne is a lovely name, some others you might like are:
I love all those names more than Lily! Edith, Marian (I prefer this spelling; I believe Marion was the original boys' spelling, just as Francis is the boy version of Frances), and Vera are among my faves! People think Edith and Edie sound old and stuffy, but they're just behind. Vera Corinne is my favorite of your ideas, though it doesn't have a standout nickname (maybe Evie?).
Laurel (nn Laure, Ellie, Ella)
Eliza (Ellie, Liza)
Ellen or Helen (Ellie, Lena, Nell)
Margaret (Daisy or Mamie)
Emmeline (Emme, Lina)
Adelaide (Addy, Lida)
Mariel (Mare, Ella)
Dorothy (Dolly, Dot, Thea)
Susan/Susannah/Suzanne (Annie, Sanne, Sukey)
I like Edith and Vera.( Im not so keen on Edie though.) What about Elsie or Violet??
I LOVE Edith! I don't find it frumpy or too "old" sounding the way I see a lot of people describe it. I think it's light and feminine.
Nothing wrong with Edith :) Edie is lovely. I was chuffed when I found out that my great granny was nicknamed Edie :)
Edith and Vera are nice. I also like Vera as a nn for Veronica.
What about Esther, Lilian(a), Beatrice(biased here:)), Lydia, Phoebe?
Or Cordelia, Matilda, Clementine, Sophie, Alice, Diane, Victoria, Helen, Imogen, Ruth?
What do you think of Dahlia? It feels vintage to me, Dahlia Corinne still flows well, and you still get the flower connection. You could call her Lia or Lili (lee-lee).