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#1 parismama

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

My husband and I are expecting baby 2 soon and we are already settled on a boys name but are still undecided on a girls name.

We want to use these two middle names, so will need a first name that is not too long and sounds nice with these... Adelaide Matilda.

My short list so far to give you an idea of my style is...

Ivy Adelaide Matilda
Beatrice Adelaide Matilda
Maeve Adelaide Matilda

My husband doesn't like any of these so they probably won't get used.

We would like a name that compliments our daughter's - Fleur.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing everyone's suggestions! Xo

Edited by parismama, 13 January 2013 - 12:07 PM.

#2 Magenta_

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Hi there,

Fleur is a little unusual but pretty so the first name that came to mind is Paisley.

Paisley Adelaide Matilda

Good luck finding something you love!

#3 parismama

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (Magenta_ @ 13/01/2013, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fleur is a little unusual but pretty

Yes I should have added that we don't really want anything too popular. We both have names that were in the top 10/20 for most of the 70's, 80's so are scarred for life when it comes to going to school/work and turning around every time you hear your name!

#4 caitiri

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

,When I was little I knes some twins named Fleur and Yvette so to me those two always go well together.

I also like Cecily

#5 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

I like Camille or Celeste with Fleur.

#6 eskimoo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

I know of sisters Fleur and Ailish.  Not sure how well that goes with your middle names though original.gif

#7 tibs

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (parismama @ 13/01/2013, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes I should have added that we don't really want anything too popular. We both have names that were in the top 10/20 for most of the 70's, 80's so are scarred for life when it comes to going to school/work and turning around every time you hear your name!

It's funny isn't it, DH and I have unusual names and were always the only one with our names, had to spell them etc so we've given out kids top 20 names on purpose biggrin.gif

#8 ubermum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:42 PM


The list of pretty girls names that match are endless. I was looking at French names as they go with Fleur.

#9 Amber Spyglass

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

I love PP's suggestion of Camille.

What about Aster, Calla, Luna, Neve, Stella, Isolde, Sabra...

#10 PixieVee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Celeste for sure!

#11 Gudrun

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:55 PM


#12 Elemenopee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:58 PM


#13 Elemenopee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Love Gudrun's suggestion of Blythe

#14 parismama

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

I love Camille too. It was top of my list until DH said no! Same with Celeste, I think that's a fabulous name!

We were in Europe for a few weeks recently. It's funny to frequently hear names we don't think are popular in Australia. We heard Camille quite a lot, it sounds very pretty. One night we were at a restaurant and there were 3 Fleur's including our daughter. Yet we've not heard it here!

Simone is nice, uncommon these days but not unheard of.

Edited by parismama, 13 January 2013 - 01:11 PM.

#15 kylielouise

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Estelle immediately came to mind
Celeste I adore as well...

#16 Mille-Mille

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

My DD is Camille and I haven't came across another one here yet, so I vote you go with Camille original.gif
It's a beautiful name, we always get compliments on it.

Edit:  Talk you DH into liking it original.gif

Edited by Mille-Mille, 13 January 2013 - 01:34 PM.

#17 parismama

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (Mille-Mille @ 13/01/2013, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My DD is Camille and I haven't came across another one here yet, so I vote you go with Camille original.gif
It's a beautiful name, we always get compliments on it.

Edit:  Talk you DH into liking it original.gif

Haha! I wish I could!

My husbands biggest concern was pronunciation. In your experience do people struggle with it?
We have heard it pronounced as Kah-mill and Kah-mee.

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:43 PM


with these... Adelaide Matilda.

Ivy Adelaide Matilda - is ok
Beatrice Adelaide Matilda -ok
Maeve Adelaide Matilda - sounds nice

#19 Super Cat

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Before I even opened the page I immediately thought 'Maeve' and as its also one of your own suggestions and a totally stunning name, I'm not going to suggest anything else Tounge1.gif

Maeve original.gif

#20 parismama

Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

QUOTE (Super Cat @ 13/01/2013, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Before I even opened the page I immediately thought 'Maeve' and as its also one of your own suggestions and a totally stunning name, I'm not going to suggest anything else Tounge1.gif

Oh thanks so much! I like it and probably the one that DH likes best too.

So I think I will definitely put these ones back to him and see what he says...

Maeve Adelaide Matilda
Camille Adelaide Matilda
Celeste Adelaide Matilda

At this rate we had better hope its a boy - as we've got a boys name all sorted! Haha!

#21 Jamelex

Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (parismama @ 13/01/2013, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maeve Adelaide Matilda
Camille Adelaide Matilda
Celeste Adelaide Matilda

Love these names!

#22 *~lotusflower~*

Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Evelyn ? original.gif

#23 Plaxy

Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Edith Adelaide Matilda
Mary Adelaide Matilda
Tess Adelaide Matilda
Elspeth Adelaide Matilda
Olwen Adelaide Matilda
Maryse Adelaide Matilda
Cleo Adelaide Matilda
Georgette Adelaide Matilda
Ruth Adelaide Matilda
Jane Adelaide Matilda
Rosie Adelaide Matilda
Sybil Adelaide Matilda


Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Fleur and:

Neeve Adelaide Matilda
Naomi Adelaide Matilda
Zara Adelaide Matilda
Celeste Adelaide Matilda
Ruby Adelaide Matilda
Bethany Adelaide Matilda
Kate Adelaide Matilda
Juliet Adelaide Matilda
Jilena Adelaide Matilda
Rhiannon Adelaide Matilda
Tegan Adelaide Matilda

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 13 January 2013 - 06:16 PM.


Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Freya was my first thought too, but wouldn't put it with Fleur.

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