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#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.


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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:


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


Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

The only name I love from your list is:


Some suggestions:


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:

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


#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.


#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:


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.

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