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#1 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:19 AM

So we are having our third girl! Yay, but really short on names lol.

Not going to mention their names, but they are long unusual names, associated with mythology and literature. They are fairly strong and not overly frilly names.

Some we are considering:

Top picks:
Augusta (this is my pick)
Wilhelmina
Despina
Henrietta
Rowena (hubby does not like this though)
Minerva
Araminta


Ones we are somewhat considering:
Delphine
Juniper - his favourite, but I think it's far too frilly/modern to fit
Edwina
Lucienne

Love some opinions, I know they are not everyone's cup of tea, but constructive comments would be nice :)

#2 Datrys

Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:39 AM

I don't see Juniper as frilly, or even really as modern.

Of your list I would probably choose Delphine.

Some other suggestions in a similar vein:

Anysia
Paloma
Apolline

#3 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:41 AM

Bernadette is a nice name that fits.

I like all your options.

#4 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:58 AM

View PostDatrys, on 11 May 2020 - 08:39 AM, said:

I don't see Juniper as frilly, or even really as modern.


I think because Juniper is popping up more and more it's sorta seeming a bit more trendy to me and because it's a nature name.

#5 Astrocyte

Posted 11 May 2020 - 09:52 AM

I really like Juniper and Edwina.

Morrigan
Juno
Florence or Flora
Scout
Tabitha
Winnie

#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:28 AM

I like Rowena, Araminta and Delphine.
I think juniper is getting popular

Others Rosalie, Coralie, Lucinda

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 11 May 2020 - 10:30 AM.


#7 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:28 PM

Amatiz
Lavinia
Alethea
Arabella
Clara
Florentina
Delphina
Dorothea
Dinah
Phoebe

ETA: Dorothea isn't very common. I know a Dorothea (now in her 80s). People usually call her Dotty or Thea, but her sister always called her by her full name (her sister was Olivia).

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 11 May 2020 - 01:19 PM.


#8 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:45 PM

View Postkerilyntaryn, on 11 May 2020 - 10:28 AM, said:

I like Rowena, Araminta and Delphine.
I think juniper is getting popular

Others Rosalie, Coralie, Lucinda

I love Lucinda, but don't like Lucy (hence why Lucienne is on the maybe list) and don't know how popular Lucinda is as well.

Thanks

#9 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:47 PM

View PostYodaTheWrinkledOne, on 11 May 2020 - 12:28 PM, said:

Amatiz
Lavinia
Alethea
Arabella
Clara
Florintina
Delphina
Dorothea
Dinah
Phoebe

ETA: Dorothea isn't very common. I know a Dorothea (now in her 80s). People usually call her Dotty or Thea, but her sister always called her by her full name (her sister was Olivia).

I like:
Alethea - also tossing up Anthea
Arabella - bit too popular though
Clara - likely for MN position
Florentina - is quite interesting. Not sure how I feel about it.. but it's interesting

Thanks :)
I'm super picky with girls names which is why naming this baby is going to be tricky.. our girls also have more than one middle name each lol.. didn't think i'd have 3 girls!

#10 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 11 May 2020 - 01:18 PM

View Post3babygirls, on 11 May 2020 - 12:47 PM, said:

I like:
Alethea - also tossing up Anthea
Arabella - bit too popular though
Clara - likely for MN position
Florentina - is quite interesting. Not sure how I feel about it.. but it's interesting

Thanks Posted Image
I'm super picky with girls names which is why naming this baby is going to be tricky.. our girls also have more than one middle name each lol.. didn't think i'd have 3 girls!
I actually like Anthea more than Alethea, but Anthea is a little more contemporary than Alethea. Agree that Arabella is not uncommon these days, although still a lovely name.

I also like Alexis.

And Octavia.

There's also Leticia. And Eliza.

And Temperance.

#11 Hands Up

Posted 11 May 2020 - 01:20 PM

From the suggestions above I really like Eliza, Tabitha, Lucienne, Araminta.

#12 Threelittleducks

Posted 11 May 2020 - 01:22 PM

Clementine
Adelaide/Adeline
Theodora
Beatrice/ Beatrix
Tallulah
Luciana


I quite like Juniper, Henrietta and Lucinda from your lists. I know several boys named August, but don't mind Augusta as a girl's name, but think August is becoming more popular. I don't know any Junipers, but note Jasper is in the top 10 lists this year.

Best wishes

#13 rowd

Posted 11 May 2020 - 01:42 PM

I love Juniper, and really like your other  names, except Despina which makes me see despicable.

Seraphine/a
Luella
Emmeline/a
Estella

#14 Hellbent

Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:04 PM

From your list I prefer Augusta, followed by Lucienne

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:10 PM

I don't think Lucinda is that popular, I think Lucienne could have the same Lucy NN issue

#16 Gudrun

Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:12 PM

My picks would be: Augusta, Wilhelmina, Minerva, Edwina.

And now I sense a flood coming:

Ambrosia/Ambrosine
Zelda
Lilith
Dymphna
Desdemona
Hortensia//Ortensia/Hortense
Artemisia
Aphrodite
Clorinda
Epiphany
Leopoldine
Euphemia
Atalanta
Philomela
Eulalie/Eulalia
Dulcinea
Apollonia
Drusilla
Ariadne
Cressida
Winsome
Lysandra
Alphonsine
Heloïse
Theodosia
Andromeda
Agrippina
Esperanza
Dionysia/Dionisia
Horatia
Oenone
Honor
Persivale
Clemency
Amaranthe
Philadelphia
Arcadia
Christabel
Ludivine

#17 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 06:13 PM

View PostThreelittleducks, on 11 May 2020 - 01:22 PM, said:

Clementine
Adelaide/Adeline
Theodora
Beatrice/ Beatrix
Tallulah
Luciana


I quite like Juniper, Henrietta and Lucinda from your lists. I know several boys named August, but don't mind Augusta as a girl's name, but think August is becoming more popular. I don't know any Junipers, but note Jasper is in the top 10 lists this year.

Best wishes

I love Adelaide, Beatrice and Tallulah, but don't really think they work too well with my other girls names. Beatrice is definitely on the list for a middle name.

View Postrowd, on 11 May 2020 - 01:42 PM, said:

I love Juniper, and really like your other  names, except Despina which makes me see despicable.

Seraphine/a
Luella
Emmeline/a
Estella

Husband loves Seraphine but I really dislike that it could get shortened to Sera. We had a whole host of issues with our eldests name getting shortened, so i'm being super careful this time!

#18 3babygirls

Posted 11 May 2020 - 06:16 PM

Ooh thanks for the suggestions, I like

Ambrosia/Ambrosine
Zelda
Winsome
Andromeda - this keeps popping in and out of our lists
Ludivine - quite interesting

#19 Percival

Posted 11 May 2020 - 06:45 PM

I like lots of your names. My favourites are Henrietta, Delphine and Juniper.
Other suggestions Demeter (NN Demi), Athena, Persephone (NN Percy or Sephy),

#20 EmmaFY

Posted 11 May 2020 - 07:04 PM

Isadora, Millicent, Callisto, Willoughby, Musetta, Cerelia, Atherton, Colette, Elowen, Aphrodite, Leontine, Sonnet, Olympia, Celeste, Ambrosia, Phillipa, Persephone, Eulalie, Constance, Guinevere, Winifred, Philomena.

Edited by EmmaFY, 11 May 2020 - 07:09 PM.


#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:38 PM

Margaux, Loredana, Juliana, Idalia, Guinevere, Eveline, Geraldine, Dorothy, Dorinda, Edelmira, Daenerys, Agatha, Portia, Tahirah, Ornelle, Tanith, Anthea, Ariadne, Athena, Calliope, Lavinia, Lilith, Zuleika, Hermione, Evadne, Danae, Cassandra, Finnuala, Morrigan, Beatrix, Astrid, Xanthe, Coraline, Meredua, Andromeda, Valkyrie, Melusine, Larunda, Jocasta, Kamala, Philomela, Thalia, Persophone, Phaedra, Phaenna, Melesina, Verdandi, Meredith
Zenobia, Ginevra, Evangline, Domenica, Arabella, Amaryllis, Catriona, Clarissa, Cordelia, Cosette, Isadora, Jessamy, Verena, Lalita, Tamsin,  Narcissa, Nerissa, Rosalind, Rosamund, Serafina, Rhiannon,

#22 3babygirls

Posted 12 May 2020 - 07:02 AM

View PostEmmaFY, on 11 May 2020 - 07:04 PM, said:

Isadora, Millicent, Callisto, Willoughby, Musetta, Cerelia, Atherton, Colette, Elowen, Aphrodite, Leontine, Sonnet, Olympia, Celeste, Ambrosia, Phillipa, Persephone, Eulalie, Constance, Guinevere, Winifred, Philomena.

I like:
Isadora (but can't use)
Willoughby - but only for a boy
Elowen - MN possibility
Olympia - but can't use it
Constance - MN possibility
Winifred - but can't use

Thanks

#23 3babygirls

Posted 12 May 2020 - 07:04 AM

View Postkerilyntaryn, on 11 May 2020 - 08:38 PM, said:

Margaux, Loredana, Juliana, Idalia, Guinevere, Eveline, Geraldine, Dorothy, Dorinda, Edelmira, Daenerys, Agatha, Portia, Tahirah, Ornelle, Tanith, Anthea, Ariadne, Athena, Calliope, Lavinia, Lilith, Zuleika, Hermione, Evadne, Danae, Cassandra, Finnuala, Morrigan, Beatrix, Astrid, Xanthe, Coraline, Meredua, Andromeda, Valkyrie, Melusine, Larunda, Jocasta, Kamala, Philomela, Thalia, Persophone, Phaedra, Phaenna, Melesina, Verdandi, Meredith
Zenobia, Ginevra, Evangline, Domenica, Arabella, Amaryllis, Catriona, Clarissa, Cordelia, Cosette, Isadora, Jessamy, Verena, Lalita, Tamsin,  Narcissa, Nerissa, Rosalind, Rosamund, Serafina, Rhiannon,

Thanks! I like:

Anthea
Athena
Zuleika - ooh! I'd forgotten about this one!!
Hermione - but can't use
Beatrix - MN maybe
Andromeda
Isadora - can't use
Serafina - we are considering Seraphine

#24 FreyjaCatherine22

Posted 12 May 2020 - 05:05 PM

Congrats on a 3rd girl!

Brainstorming:

Araminta Juniper Claire
Wilhelmina Clara Beatrice
Andromeda Seraphine Zelda
Augusta Emmeline Florence
Henrietta Minerva Delphine

#25 3babygirls

Posted 12 May 2020 - 08:02 PM

View PostFreyjaCatherine22, on 12 May 2020 - 05:05 PM, said:

Congrats on a 3rd girl!

Brainstorming:

Araminta Juniper Claire
Wilhelmina Clara Beatrice
Andromeda Seraphine Zelda
Augusta Emmeline Florence
Henrietta Minerva Delphine

Ooh very cool!

We have a second middle name picked already, which is a boys name/surname which is of family value. We always wanted to use it for a boy, but we won't ever have one so I thought why not! Our other two girls have family names as second middle names, but after female members.

Araminta Juniper is amazing. I love it.
Wilhelmina Beatrice is what i'd use, also amazing
Andromeda Seraphine Zelda sounds so cool, very spacey
Henrietta Minerva is so gorgeous, definitely keeping that one in mind, not sure about the repetitive -a sound at the ends with our surname.

Thank you so much! :)




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