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Thread: My girl's list is boring!
August 17th, 2013 06:35 PM #6Emilia Isabel Claire•Nahla Anjali Rose
Liliana Tallulah Grace•Ivy Emilia Pearl
Elijah Leon Delaine•Micah Isaac James
Delaine Legrande Wilder•Silas John Paul
August 17th, 2013 06:49 PM #8Senior Member
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- May 2013
your existing list isn't boring... it's *classic* (just reframing). To complement your likely middles:
Antonella (nn Nell)
Astrid (nn Triddy)
Magnolia (nn Maggie, Nola)
Paget (nn Page)
August 17th, 2013 07:00 PM #10
I bolded the ones I really like but I figured why not try updating your list by using your current list as a jumping off point? I looked at behindthename.com and found variations that I think sound fresh but could still honor the names your hubby likes. Maybe he'd be amenable to exploring alternatives if you start small. (Also using a variant that honors your or his heritage could be cool).
Lily - Lileas (Scottish), Lillia (diminutive of Lilian),
Grace - maybe different virtue name like Hope, Honor, Temperance would work well too. (They are equally traditional just not as common).
Mary - Miriam/Mirjam (Arabic/Germanic), Polly, Molly, Moira (Irish), Maja (Swedish), Mairwen (Welsh).
Alice - Alise, Adelaide, Alida (German), Ada (Polish - super popular right now),
Clara - Kiara, Clarisse (French),
Vivian - you could argue against this by pointing out it was traditionally a boys name. (If he's traditional). How about Viola or Violetta
Hazel - maybe other color or nature names would work. Ruby, Wren, Rowen, Poppy, Hyacinth (virtually any flower).
Eliza - oh choose any Elisabeth derived name... some of my favorites are Elisabetta (nn Lilibet which is sort of Lily and Eliza), Bettie, Buffy, Ella, Elise, Liesel (German)
Jane - Johanna (Biblical), Janneke (Dutch), Janina (German), Gianna (Italian), Siana (Welsh)
Vera - there aren't a lot of varients on this one. How about Vesper?
Gwendolyn (DH is tentative on this one) -
Helena - Helen, Eleni, Eleanora, Elena, Illena.
Greta - Margaret nn Greta would work. Meta (Swedish), Maisie (Scottish)
Matilda - Maude,
Beatrice (tentative on this one, as well) - wonderful name not a lot of variants on this on either. (I have nothing up my sleeve as I think this might be the one non-nn B name I like)
Ellen - See Helena but also Olena (Ukranian), Elin (Welsh), Elaine (Welsh Mythology)
Frances - Francesca (Italian), Sissy (which is an English diminutive)
Susan - Susanna, Savannah, Zula (Polish)
Hope that helps some.proud of our little Lorelei (may 2016)
August 17th, 2013 07:36 PM #12
Okay I'm looking at more distinct/exotic names that won't scare your traditional Southern Family
Liliana or Liliosa - in consideration of Lily
Francesca - I like this name more than Frances
Eloise - Fresher version of Helena or Ellen or Eliza
Beatrix or Bellatrix - instead of Beatrice
Genevieve - instead of Gwendolyn
Maybe even go in the route of less common Shakespeare name like:
I was even thinking of Perla which is the Spanish version of Pearl so it is a typical southern name with a bit of a flair to it
Adelaide which is becoming more common now was also the name of an old queen so you have history on your side with that one
August 17th, 2013 08:21 PM #14