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  1. #1
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    11 weeks to go - need suggestions!

    We have only one girl's name that we can agree on: Eleni (middle name in progress). However, everyone I know that has recently had a baby has ended up thinking the name they picked didn't work and had to come up with something new. Could be the hormones, but the idea of not having a name for our baby for the first week is really stressing me out. I need a backup name (or two)!
    Criteria: It can't start with A and must be longer than one syllable.
    A few we've contemplated to give you a style idea: Juniper/Wren (nature), Eleni/Athena (Greek), Georgia/Theodora (Traditional), Tenley/Noa (modern)
    We've looked at so many names now, they're all looking the same. I welcome your most outrageous and creative suggestions!

  2. #3
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    Oh, Eleni is very sweet. I know an Eleni whose family calls her Elenimou (my little Eleni).

    A few that come to mind...
    Ariadne
    Cassiane / Kassiani (Cass-ee-ahn-ee)
    Thea / Althea / Anthea - oh hey, you like Athena, do you like Anthea?
    Irene
    Anna (like Ahna or Anna; the first syllable rhymes with on, not man)
    Adele
    Ada
    Beatrice
    Cordelia
    Corinne
    Mariel

  3. #5
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  4. #7
    Just to reassure you, we went to the hospital with one name and we used it and love it just as much as we ever did.
    That said, a backup shortlist seems like a reasonable idea.

    Why did you reject the others you mentioned?

    What about...
    Eudora
    Zarah
    Tulia
    Annabel
    Mabel
    Lenore/Lenora
    Gwendolen
    Imogen
    Claudia

    I like Imogen and Claudia the best!
    Mama to little Ramona Mae 3/2011 and Sylvie Joy born 11/2013

  5. #9
    Join Date
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    I love Eleni -- great choice!

    Others you might like:
    Romilly
    Eliora
    Laurel
    Linnea
    Sarai
    Not expecting, just planning and building lists!

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