10.02.2009


...Right now I have insomnia, trying to think of lovely names for a baby girl. Any ideas?

107 comments:

ANGIE MILLAR said...

Matilda
Lulu
Pearl
Annie
Freya

xxx

amelia said...

Claire
Emily
Elsie
Francesca
Diana

Inoureyes said...

How about Melissa? ;-P

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Amelia
Michaela
Isobelle

Linda said...

A vote for my daughters name Camilla. :D We shorten to Milla sometimes.

Bloom at Home and Sea said...

Annie
Lucy
Isabel
Rosie
Mollie

Lini said...

Aurelia
Alene (this is French)
Marlies
Lillian (Lili for short)
Elise

Em said...

Alice
Sabra
Anya
Maya

sweet limes said...

Michel (Mi-kel), that's always been a favorite of mine, even if people don't know how to say it right off the bat.

Anonymous said...

Adelyn (our daughter's name)
Haven
Ruth
Rosemary
Opal

sarah said...

Jessamyn

Jessica said...

love....
ruby,
callie,
kate,
jane,
addie.

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Freckled Hen said...

We are always talking about names in this house.
Today I like:
Winnie
McKenna
Daisy
and my daughters:
Hadley
Maggie
Molly

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Grosgrain Kathleen said...
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Grosgrain Kathleen said...

We were thinking of naming our daughter Eloise and nicknaming her 'Ella'.

melissa said...

Oh insomnia...I know all about that at my house. I had it last night. I guess it didn't help that the baby was teething and crying a fair bit.
Names I like:

Lila
Nina
Flora
Elisabeth
Margaret

Rachel said...

This is a huge list, but I keep a list of names that I add to all the time. Copy and Paste. Hope it helps spark some ideas.

Abigail, Adelaide, Allison, Anna, Bailey, Charlotte, Deidre, Eleanor (Ellie, Nelly, Nora), Eloise, Esther, Fiona, Flor, Georgia,Gretta , Ingrid, Jane, Laurel, Leah, Liesle, Lily, Mabel, Madeleine, Madison, Maggie, Mary, Maura, Meridith, Milly, Morgan, Nedra, Noelle, Robin, Ruby, Sarah, Simone, Winifred (Winnie)

lynne said...

Oh, these are ALL just my type of names!! Thanks, ladies, keep them coming! (This morning my 8 year old son sweetly suggested "Tiffany" :))

mrs boo radley said...

Not sure what your girl(s)/nieces' names are to begin with, so please excuse any suggestions for a rerun. ;)

Talia
Wren
Cornelia
Amedea
Esther

marymary said...

Here, I'll lend you my daughters' names. :-)

Jane
Susanna (one traditional nickname I LOVE for this is Sukey, but our Susanna's nickname is Zuzu)
Ellen

One thing I love about these names is that they're beautiful, familiar and classic but not used much. None of them is anywhere near the top 300 most used baby names: http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

marymary said...

Oh, also I love Esme. And I love the story that introduced me to the name when I was young: For Esme, With Love and Squalor, by J.D. Salinger.

Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, yes! Ivy? Poppy? We're huge fans of Charlotte and Violet here in the Crowe house...maybe I need to have another baby... ;-)

alexandra said...

claire. that is what mine will be named when she ever arrives.

mama turtle said...

Lola, Audrey, Marin were my favs, but I have all boys...

Eva said...

Georgianna (Gigi)
Gretl
Valora
Iris


These are all names I love but my husband has vetoed.

Lindsay said...

Our daughters' names are Greta and Ginger...we love these. I have a secret "crush" on the names Irene, Eileen, and Maeve these days though.

Marianne & Clayton said...

Clementine. Carmen. Eloise. Louisa. Ainsley. Ramona. Gretel. Hazel.

Mona Montraix said...

Oh my gosh... all these pretty names make me want to have another daughter :)
When we were thinking of names for ours, these were in contention: Izumi, Akiko, and Camille. We decided on Colette Noémi

Jackie Kersh said...

you;ve got a good list going. here are a few more: cora, opal, lily, gabriella, simone, violet, edie. have fun!

hillary said...

Names I love but can't use for one reason or another:

Ellen
Linnea
Rosemary
June

Missy Ann said...

Dorothy
Lorraine
Choltilde

But my real advice, go check the SS Index of top 100 names. Don't pick anything in the top 25. Then ignore 25-50. 51-100, there's where you pick from. Anything past 100 eh...probably not. And use the most common spelling. ALWAYS. Uncommon spellings do make the name "special". It makes the kid look like they have parents that don't know how to spell. Oh, and name your child for the woman she will become, not the baby she is.

Pixie said...

Olive
Hazel
Esther
Isla (do you know how to say that?)
Alice
ohh and some others have already said...Pearl, Elsie,
blogers have great ideas!

invisiblegremlin said...

Juniper
Violet
Rachelle
Estelle
Marguerite
Maeve
Willow
Imogen
Augustine

Yes, I do like plants. And french. :)
So many lovely names! My sister's name is Eloise, and she is and has always been a character. Watch out for that one. ;D

itzibitzispider said...

My daughter is named :
Madita (in Germany one heroin of Astrid Lindgren)

I also always liked
Linnea
Amy
Lily
Hannah
Greta
Lana

warm Greetings from Luxembour
Simone

Did u by chance have a look for the pattern ;) ??

Anonymous said...

What about Iris? It is my very special daughter's name. And who does not love the writings of iris Murdoch?

twirling betty said...

I wanted to call my first daughter Olive but couldn't convince my husband and she got Sophia instead. Don't get me wrong, I love the name Sophia too but my love for Olive just simply wouldn't fade. 3 years later I had worn him down sufficiently that he relented and we welcomed Olive Coco. Hooray!

Tonya said...

Wow, you've gotten some GREAT names here - makes me want to adopt something so I can name it. Here are a couple that I didn't see, but maybe missed: Tallulah, which I love, but couldn't sell my husband on, and Clover, which I did sell him on. And she's perfect, so I know its a good name.

Marianne & Clayton said...

Someone asked how to pronounce Isla. It is pronounced eye-la. Isn't it beautiful?

Kimmi said...

Astrid (a friend's beautiful daughters name)
Elizabeth (Bess) why does no one use Bess anymore, so sweet!
Jemima (a perfectly good name ruined here in America by auntie, Lol!)

Jen said...

We have a Carrington and an Ellie. If our third was a girl she would have been Temple (It was a boy, so we have a Finn and now a Deacon). All these names make me want something I can name :)

Catherine said...

There are some fantastic names here - actually some that belong to my own daughters who are:

Amélie Charlotte
Imogen Elizabeth
Audrey Clementine

If we had another daughter (which I would LOVE) she will be Esmé.

Other names I love but for various reasons could use:

Ruby
Jemima
Matilda
Lola
Poppy

All the best!

Prue said...

Forget name suggestions! I love the background to the bed!!

Anonymous said...

how about Tess? She's my sweet, who just turned 8.

Meg said...

Some favorites include-
Clara
Nora
Lacy
Elaine
Cora
Sistine
:)
this must be so exciting for you!!!!

anie said...

hello~
The lovely Jora over at Domestic Reflections is a bit further along in the expecting baby game, you might hop over and ask her for some thoughts!
http://domesticreflections.blogspot.com/
all the best during those restless nights~
anie

Megan said...

Beatrice, Luella, Frances (Frannie), Willa, Athena, Minerva

By the way, my friend's daughter's middle name is Estelle, and it sounds great when she calls her by her full name when she is scolding her.

craftymama said...

my 2 y.o is Maxine, but she was almost Miriam. i also love Camille, Rose, Freda, and Aviva.

Anonymous said...

Amalia
Annalise
Elspeth
Gwen
Ingrid
Irene
Nia
Nissa
Siri
Tamsin
Ursula
Yarrow

(my own are Olivia and Audrey)

Julie said...

Ellie Mae (my little princess)
Charlotte
Tiffany
Matilda
Rose

I had a list a mile long, knew I was having a girl for months and still took two days to decide what to call her after she was born. Good luck!

susan said...

Umm, how about Susan? :)

Here is my more serious list:

Killer
Haydon goes to school with a girl named Niue (pronounced Nee-way). I looked it up and it means, Behold the coconut! :)
Savannah
Marlice (knew a French woman once with this name. She was so nice.)
Clarice (you know Rudolph's friend)
Mikah
Millie
Astrid (was to be Haydon's name if he was a girl) (we would have called her Addie)

That's all for now. Hope you and your family are doing well. Tell everyone hello for us. xo

Susannah @ art nest said...

Amelie
Margot
Frances
Isabella
Madeline

susan said...

Oh yes, another one. We go to church with a family that named their little one Gemma. Isn't that adorable? These little girls are such "gems", I thought it was so fitting. She and her husband served a mission Russia, I think that is where she first laid ears on it. :)

Jessica said...

My daughters names are Charlotte and Georgia. Georgia is named after my father George, and I think it is an especially lovely name.

Other names:
Amelia
Madeline
Annie
Pearl

Jessica said...

Oh and we call Georgia "Gigi" sometimes. She loves the nickname!

Robyn said...

I like old fashioned names.

Eden Elisabeth
Clara Noel
Jeanette Ruth
Elanor Margaret

are my four girls but if I were blessed enough to have another I like Lotte (I think its short for Charlotte?) and Harriet. But I think I might be alone on this.

Emily said...

Ooo, I love names!
Some goodies:
Ruby
Iris
Evie
Poppy
Samantha
Elsa
My cousin named her daughter Lydia Sue, which I think is darling. I love Sue as a middle name.
My dad has suggested Flossie, which I would definitely consider.
Annabel is our daughter and Daisy is at the top of our list if we have another gal someday.

Carolyn said...

http://www.whatalovelyname.com/

I love this link to baby generated names...so fun!

la maman de Loulou said...

Balladine was our second choice for our doughter's name (after the mother of painter BALTHUS) but it was too long, we wanted a shorter one.
Then there was :
Violette
Jinane
Hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

vivienne elise
sophie elizabeth
tessa
genevieve
helen marguerite

best wishes!

melissa said...

Lynne:

I saw that someone suggested Willa. Yes, I really like this name!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Here is my list:

Savannah
Audrey
Juliette
Leila
Rose
Lily
Cassidy
Scarlet
Violet
Olivia
Averie
Clara
Marlowe
Harper
Quinn
Emerson
Wren

The last 3 are my FAVES!

lillypaige said...

My daughter goes by her first and middle name....... Ann leslie .. I thought I would throw it in.........

lillypaige said...

My daughters name is
Ann Leslie

Love it!!!

Courtney said...

wow, that's a LOT of names. so fun to read them. A few more--

Orla
Virginia
and of course Lucie (the reason we spell Lucie's name with an -ie is because it was my great-grandmother's name).

Eliza Coleman said...

Just discovered your blog and loving it! I was just in London and heard the names Jemima, Jems for short, and Octavia, and I thought they were so cute.

Joslyn said...

here were a few on our list before we settled on Amelia

Lucy
Lola
Tabitha
Fiona
Eliza
Blythe

Pamela said...

Caeli (CHAY-lee)
Chloe'
Annalise (or Annalisa)

Anonymous said...

Elsa
Rose
Noelle

monica said...

Francesca

Katie said...

Eleanor.

Anonymous said...

My little ones are Piper Murphy and Nuala Brady (pronounced "newla"). I love Dagmar but it was too germanic for my Irish husband.

Tana said...

I have a Lorelei (Laura-lie)
and a Gretchen (we sometimes call her Gigi)

Anonymous said...

cornelia.
(from that you can get all kinds of shortened versions: neely, nell, nellie, lia, lee lee, ni ni, corey)

claire.

lucille.

Cate said...

Wow! this is great... I found out today that I'm having my 4th girl, so this has been really helpful. Today from this list I have chosen Lottie. My other girls are Maya Lily, Molly Jess and Mieke (Meekah) Pip (after Pippi Longstocking). Obviously I'm pretty keen on those!

Clare said...

My daughters are
Antonia Paige
and
Genevieve Freya

they get shortened (sometimes) to Tonia/Toni and Evie.X

sk said...

Violet, Elly, Lumin, Francis, Collette, Josie, Luna, Atherton, Callie, Honor, Cedarose, Aurelia

I love girls names! Good luck with your quest....

Myshell said...
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liz said...

i vote:

clara

heidi

jane

Melinda said...

I can really only suggest my daughters name, Amelia Eve (Milly for short). Beautiful, classic, timeless.

Janika said...

A third vote for Willa. Love Willa Cather's books. Also, I once met the most graceful French woman named Ghislaine. I've always loved that name, though it never quite worked for our situation. I also loved the name Kajsa (Swedish), but alas, have gone with more traditional American names for my own kids. Goodluck!

Sabine said...

My daughter's name is Juliette Sabine.

Good luck! Ann

Rach said...

What great suggestions! Here are some more;

Stella Rose (our very own 'Minnie')
Alice
Matilda Ruby (my fav neice)
Florence
Flora
Freya
Edie
Millie
Genevieve
Elsa
Frederika

I love "F" names but we have a really diffcult F (German) surname so they just can't work for us.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I've always liked growing up as a Tobi.
;)

Anonymous said...

a friend's grandmother's name is interestingly named "novella lilly" (southerner).

"allegra"

i know someone named "pleasants" (lovely person, fits her name beautifully, another southerner)

Anonymous said...

The joy of dreaming a name for a promised new little person!!!

My favourite is Willa - meaning desired, or longed for

Also love
Elsbeth
Sadie
Louisa
Clementine
Adelaide

and Madeaux (mah'doh) french nickname for Madeleine

heather said...

Georgianna and Lizzie. My two favorite names from Jane Austen's works. And I'm sure whatever name you decide upon will be perfect for your wee one.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is Penelope. I like the story of Penelope from the Odyssey....too long to write it here, but basically she's known for being clever as well as for her faithfulness. And it happens to fit our daughter perfectly. Good luck.

second floor dweller said...

Partial to my girls' names

Morgan
Elisabeth "Ella"
Margaret
Frances

Ash said...

Georgie or
Georgianna (pronounced geor-jane-uh)

like in the movie The Dutchess! Our Daughers name is Georgie, we call her Gigi or G and I fall more in love with it every day. For a moment I wished I'd named her Georgianna (after watching The Dutchess) but Georgie is a family name. Happy searching!

Anonymous said...

Mae

Wonder and Spark said...

Natalie
Audrey
Alice

Anonymous said...

I love the names Esmé, Wren, Camille, Luna, Seraphina and Penelope.

I have to second Missy Anns comment about naming your child for them woman she will become, not the baby she is, after all, you do hope that she will one day grow up to become a strong, independant woman (or any other qualities you'd like her to have, these were my preferences).

I would bevare of the name Michel that someone suggested, it's a traditional mans name in big parts of the world. I also dislike naming girls names that end in "-son", maybe because my mother tongue is Swedish, but Mason means "Marks son" and I don't really see it fitting for a girl or a woman, the same goes for Adams son (Addison) and Anders/Andrews son (Anderson). Anyway, I think You are going to choose a lovely and fitting name for your little girl (which she will be even 50 years from now), these tree objections are just something that keeps bugging me every time I see names being discussed on the Internet, and I had to let it out :-)

Asha said...

My daughter's name is Isla May (we just started calling her May May and she loves it.

Lauren said...

Hi Lynne. Wow 95 comments.

Abby has 2 friends with adorable names in her class Ivy and Lola. Lola might compete with Lily a little though.

I love that Ethan came up with the name Tiffany:)

Sweetpeas1024@yahoo.com said...

Hi there! I discovered your blog from your Black Apple doll template, which I am planning to make for my little one, her name is very special to me, she was named when I was 10 years old, and I had her when I was 25. I loved Anne of Greene Gables, which is where I got it. Her name is Avonlea Patricia. Avy for short, her first name is pronounced a-von-lee. Not like Avon, but with a short a. Other names we were considering were Willa, which seems to be getting pretty popular, Paisley, Gemma Sue, Greer, Paige, and Ila or Isla. My little sisters are Brantley Claire, Aubrey Kai, and Presley Grace (after, you guessed it, Elvis). I also love Stella. Congrats on your little girl! There is something so amazing about a mom and her girl! Good Luck.

Amanda said...

You don't need more help.

Nonetheless:

Mary (my daughter, who is often May)
Louisa
Eve

Congratulations to you.

The Freestyle Mom said...

Eloise! My current crush.

julie machen said...

Neve

Htown Jenny said...

Sally.

alovelyday said...

Just found your lovely blog, read through all 100 posts and saw none of my girl's name

Lauren

It is a great name and not very common here. Much luck and congrats!

Kris said...

I have Jessica, Sophie, Rose, Molly and Lily. Only managed two flower names. If I was the only one choosing they would have been, Violet, Poppy, Rose, Daisy and Lily. There are so many lovely girls names. I love Clover and Matilda as well.

jennie w. said...

I just found your blog through . . . I have no idea. I've been all over blogland tonight! Anyway, I hope I'm not too late to jump in with baby name suggestions. I have three daughters (and three sons too, but that's not what you're interested in). I get tons of compliments on their names:

India Jane
Arabella Claire
Adelaide Amelia

(Adelaide was named Clementine for one week, but we got so much crap for that name. Everybody made fun of it. Everybody! So we officially changed it and usually call her Ada for short. Addie is getting to be very common.)

Elisabet said...

Don't know if your still looking for names, but my daghter who is 6 months old is called Tekla, it was quite common for girls in Sweden about 100 years ago to be named Tekla, not so common anymore. It's a grecian name, meaning "divine fame".
Rut Agnes Tekla is her full name.

Anonymous said...

well, what about Haley? or maybe Christine? I have a neighbor whose pregnant with a baby girl as well, and they're planning on the name Avery. Hope this helps! Congratulations :)

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