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Names are hard =/ Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
9th Feb '13

Anyone want to throw out some girl names that fit this criteria?



*Properly spelled
*Not made up
*Used on the correct sex
*Uncommon (preferably nothing inside the top 500 for popularity)
*But not so uncommon that no one has ever heard it
*Doesn't start with a P or an F
*Fits with middle name Ann or Clara Ann



My older daughter is named Clementine May. I love vintage-y, old lady names. I need 3 to take to the hospital and I'm iffy about the third on my list, so I want to see if anything stands out to replace it with. Thanks.

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1055 posts
9th Feb '13

I love Alice.

I AM TRON 17 kids; Illinois 1482 posts
9th Feb '13

Delores Ann
Charlotte Ann
Edith Ann
Hazel Ann
Constance Ann
Cora Ann
Marcella Ann
Eloise Ann

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
9th Feb '13

Margaret
Moira
Beatrice
Daphne
Josephine
Eleanor
Violet
Eloise
Gwendolyn
Judith
Leona
Pearl
Georgia
Phoebe
Dorothea
Estelle
Stella
Rosemary
Virginia
Cordelia



Like any of these?

E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts
9th Feb '13

Maxine :) Sounds very old fashioned

I AM TRON 17 kids; Illinois 1482 posts
9th Feb '13

Fannie Ann. Just kidding. :twisted:

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1799 posts
9th Feb '13

Why not just Clara Ann???

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1799 posts
9th Feb '13

Or Gloria Ann
Stella Ann
Violet Ann
Charlotte Ann

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
9th Feb '13

I'm seeing a lot of names from my long list :D
ETA: Eloise (which has been mentioned twice) is actually the third name on my list and the one I'm iffy about and trying to decide if I want to replace. I'm worried about its popularity.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" Margaret Moira Beatrice Daphne Josephine Eleanor Violet Eloise Gwendolyn Judith Leona Pearl Georgia Phoebe Dorothea Estelle Stella Rosemary Virginia Cordelia Like any of these?"


One of them is actually my top pick ;-)

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting B-Baby:" Why not just Clara Ann??? "


It's way way too popular for my tastes. Plus middle names are family names and I can see using it as a first name causing family drama =/

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
9th Feb '13

Hmmm....



Most of them don't sound great with the middle name(s), but they meet the other criteria.
Winifred
Ophelia
Cordelia
Leona
Matilda
Magnolia
Louise or Louisa
Lucille (it's just barely in the too 500, though)
Dorothea
Blanche



Try searching the top names on social security baby list for the years 1900, 1910, 1920, etc. Lots of great "old lady" names.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Household 6:" I'm seeing a lot of names from my long list :D ETA: Eloise (which has been mentioned twice) is actually ... [snip!] ... third name on my list and the one I'm iffy about and trying to decide if I want to replace. I'm worried about its popularity."


I love Eloise! So pretty.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting ♥Rach♥:" Hmmm.... Most of them don't sound great with the middle name(s), but they meet the other criteria. Winifred ... [snip!] ... Try searching the top names on social security baby list for the years 1900, 1910, 1920, etc. Lots of great "old lady" names."


The second name on my list is in there! I'm keeping tight lipped on what they are, but I guess it's easy to guess what I like lol!

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
9th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Household 6:</b>" The second name on my list is in there! I'm keeping tight lipped on what they are, but I guess it's easy to guess what I like lol!"</blockquote>




:D. Hahaha. It's good to stay tight lipped sometimes. We didn't tell our friends/family the name until after dd was born (we didn't decide for 100% sure until a few hours before we left the hospital). I was sure we'd get a ton of "that's an old lady name comments" but no one did once it was attached to a cute little baby.



I like your name taste, by the way!