Actually, most of these names aren't really old-ladyish to me.
Ooh, I forgot about Maude. I don't think I could ever name a child this (although a serious faced little Maude would be the cutest), but if I ever get a cat that'll be what I name it!
I love Maude, I think it's beautiful, but my husband won't entertain the idea :-(
I also love Hesper, but I think given my older two girls have somewhat more recognisable names, it might be a stretch too far when most people have never heard of it!
I really love Myrtle and don't think it's ugly at all.
Gertrude, Beatrice and Harriet would be refreshing and cute on a baby.
Adelaide, Clementine, Mabel, Matilda, Olive, and Tabitha all strike me as a bit ugly-cute, but more on the cute side, in my opinion. I don't tend to find truly hideous names that cute!
Ursula is definitely that for me- it does have an ugly vibe but it means little bear which is adorable!
Lots of repeats, but....
Mavis (I knew a little girl named Mavis and I love this name now)
Harriet (see Mavis - they were sisters :))
Of course a few of these even the cutest of little girls could not make me love....
Ditto all of these except Enid... replace that with Edith and you're good to go! Also Agatha, Mabel, Avis, and Maude. A lot of the names on this thread are on my short list for girls ;)
Originally Posted by emsky
I met a pre-schooler named Doris a few days ago and it changed the way I see the name entirely!
Originally Posted by novaberry
From these I like Greta, Mabel, Angie (as a nickname for Angelica, Angeline or Angelina), Myrtle, and Ingrid.
Others I like:
There's probably loads more probably but they are the choices at the top of my head not that there really ugly