Jump to content

My name short list
Any suggestions?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 ♥Penny♥

Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:36 PM

I have a bit of a shortlist going but still feel like I haven't found the perfect name. I am keen to add to this list as well as ask your opinion on these names, although I have previously posted several months ago about some of the names listed below.

What other names do you think are similar to these ones? Any suggestions would be most welcomed. I am leaning more towards Arabella but wondered if it is a little bit too ordinary.

Arabella
Estelle
Estella
Willow
Farrah

Thanks original.gif

Edited by ♥Penny♥, 02 October 2012 - 11:36 PM.


#2 ~buzz~

Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:45 PM

I love Arabella had it on my list but DP said no

Willow would be my next choice the rest are nms

#3 Gudrun

Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

Arabella is easily my pick of your list.  Names that I think have a similar resonance:

Amalia
Annetta
Alirra
Alessandra
Anahita
Arlette
Arletta
Annemieke
Atalanta
Amaranthe
Anielke
Ariana
Ariane
Adelita
Adelina
Aviana
Adriana
Araminta
Amabel
Miriana
Mirabel
Maribel

Edited by Gudrun, 03 October 2012 - 08:54 PM.


#4 Ragdoll*Lover

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

Arabella and then Willow.

Annabel is nice also.

#5 Amber Spyglass

Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

From your list, Arabella is my pick. Several of the names Gudrun has added are equally lovely, and I will second the suggested Araminta and Adelita.

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

I love Araminta. With the Belle/Bella names being so popular, Araminta is like a nice, unexpected surprise.

Good luck! Lucky you (I loved having the opportunity to think about baby names & pick combos for my kids). original.gif

#7 riwybo

Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Arabella.... it's a gorgeous name

#8 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

The only name I love from your list is:

Estelle

Some suggestions:

Celeste
Genevieve
Freya
Harriet
Emmaline
Antoinette
Katya
Catriona
Lillian
Amity

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 03 October 2012 - 04:11 PM.


#9 webhenry

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

I have some sweet collection of name of children those are:
mark
Casper
roman
kim
lucy
suri
Eamon
Eamon
Elias
Hamish
Winnie
Hamish
Theodore
Theo
Sebatian
Maximus

Edited by webhenry, 03 October 2012 - 10:14 PM.


#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

Arabella - nice
Estelle - pretty
Estella - nice
Willow - very popular,  dont like
Farrah - ok

Celeste
Phaedra
Phoebe
Esther
Samara
Tamara
Zara
Amira
Keturah
Kezia
Tirzah
Tahirah

#11 Bel Rowley

Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

I think Arabella is lovely and not at all ordinary. Estella would be my other pick from your list.

My #1 suggestion would be Aurelia.

#12 tres-chic

Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

Arabella and Estelle or Estella for me too.

Eleanor?

#13 B.feral3

Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 03/10/2012, 04:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only name I love from your list is:

Estelle


Me too. The rest I don't like. I really dislike Arabella.

Some PP suggestions are nice.


#14 la di dah

Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

I like Arabella best.

BMJ's suggestion of Araminta is really nice too.

I like Annabel but its comparatively popular (I'm just a Poe fangirl I guess). Aurora, Amaryllis, Aviva, Amarantha... all very appealing.

Other -bel names I like that aren't over-popular are Rosabel and Mirabel. Other -ella names could be Raphaela and Ariella? There's Belphoebe which is a guilty pleasure for me but it's a bit out-there.

I do like Willow - along with Willa and Wilhelmina.

I prefer Esther to Estelle/Estella. Of course I also like Esmeralda but I admit that's more odd.

#15 ♥Penny♥

Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments, it's really useful to know as I'm still really uncertain! I wish I could just find a name that I really loved 100% and could rest about it biggrin.gif

What do you think of the name Easton for a girl?

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

sorry dont like it for a girl at all

#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I'd go Estelle, Farrah then Willow.

Edited by Sunnycat, 11 January 2013 - 08:17 PM.


#18 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

My top two picks would be Arabella and Estelle, both are gorgeous. I don't think Arabella is at all 'too ordinary', and have actually never met one IRL, even though I think it is a stunning name original.gif

Also love LDD's suggestions of Raphaela, it's one of my favorites.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Abbott's childcare changes will 'reduce access and add complexity'

The government's childcare assistance package threatens to confuse and intimidate many parents, experts say.

Be careful what you wish for

Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?

William Tyrrell's parents plead for information as anniversary looms

As the one-year anniversary of William Tyrrell's disappearance draws near, the missing four-year-old's parents have again pleaded with the public for information that could help bring their son home.

Family sleepovers: a tribute to my 1970s childhood

My memories of those nights in my childhood are all about fun: sleepover excitement, staying up late, watching movies we probably weren't supposed to watch ... freedom.

43 minutes of terror: family's agonising wait for ambulance for toddler

It was terrifying. As the minutes ticked by little Cooper Harrison's parents felt more and more frantic.

What not to say to a new mum

Some phrases just pop out before you really think about them, but there are some things you should try to not say to a new mum.

Mummydesking: the new hotdesking

It is a paradise that only working parents of small children can understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions while someone looks after the kids.

Charlize Theron adopts baby girl

A few months after splitting from Sean Penn, the actress Charlize Theron has adopted a baby girl.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares painful truth behind wife's pregnancy

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has shared a brutally honest truth about pregnancy in the hope it will help others through dark periods.  

Sugary drinks blamed for removal of toddlers' rotten teeth

Children as young as 18 months are having multiple rotten teeth pulled out as parents feed toddlers soft drinks through sipper bottles, and chocolate biscuits and Milo as bedtime treats.

Mum accidentally fake tans baby

Many of us have fallen foul of a bad fake tan or two, but this little guy's started a bit earlier than most.

Does this three-month-old say 'I love you'?

YouTube user Ted Moskalenko was filmed by his wife, Michelle, as his baby son, Ben, engaged in some baby chat.

Kids break out of daycare centre, cross busy highway

Two children broke out of an early childhood centre and wandered across a four-lane road.

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".

Newborn found in toilet at German airport

A newborn baby found abandoned and extremely ill in a bathroom in the Munich airport is doing well.

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

How you talk to your baby now can impact social skills later

People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Scientists predict when you should start a family

Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream. 

Differently abled child

When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

When toddlers have strange obsessions

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?

When Mama Bear strikes

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children and keep them safe from harm is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear protecting her cubs.  

Immunity boosters for kids

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid the dreaded winter illnesses completely, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Mum shares portrait of her proudly breastfeeding three-year-old

Jade Beall usually chooses to breastfeed her son, now 3, in private. This week, however, she shared portraits of her breastfeeding her preschooler.

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.