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#1 The Feral Plum

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

Hi, my DH & I are having lots of trouble deciding on a name for our DD who is due in March. We generally like more traditional names but don't want anything that has become really popular - and it has to flow with a very unusual surname that sounds Latin/Greek. We have a DS named Karl - for those who are skilled at making sure we avoid a 'Sam and Ella' situation.

So far we have:

Alexandra
Sophie (probably more as a middle name since it is so popular now)
Claudia
Charlotte


I need more! I haven't been sleeping well and don't want to trust my sleep deprived state. Only a few days ago I actually said "Jelly is a nice name... if it didn't mean jelly..." while staring into space.

Please help, so my daughter doesn't end up being named after a dessert.

#2 MGB

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

I really like the names you have on your list.

My fave girl names are:

Lucy Charlotte
Alice
Evie
Holly
Zoe

#3 HeartMyBoys

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Charlotte Sophie sounds nice



#4 Plaxy

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Some nice names there.

Charlotte and Karl are variants of same name, so I'd take that one off the list. (Charlotte also is probably too popular for you, as is Sophie).

I love Alexandra : Alexandra Charlotte or Alexandra Sophie are good.

Claudia is ok but maybe a bit clunky with Karl?

other ideas:

Lydia
Julia
Juliet
Diana
Christina
Helena
Penelope
Celia
Thea
Phoebe
Mary
Tessa


#5 threetimesblessed

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Eva
Gabrielle/a
Anneliese
Olivia
Victoria
Josephine
Zara



#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

DD's name is Claudia so of course I love that! Claudia Sophie flows really well.

Charlotte is probably matching Sophie in popularity - it's been top ten for years - but it's also lovely. In saying that though, I don't think Karl and charlotte make a nice sibset given that they have basically the same few sounds at the start of the names.

I also love Alexandra - you can't go wrong with any of the names.

#7 Hip Hop

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

I have a DD named Lucia, and i think Lucia Sophia sounds beautiful....



#8 Harmonica

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

From your list I like Charlotte - however it has become quite popular!

Top three other names that I sprang to mind for me were:

Karl and Hannah
Karl and Alyssa
Karl and Lauren

#9 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I love all the names on your list and that doesn't happen very often.

Other favourites are:

Laura
Felicity
Juliet
Estelle
Celeste
Emily
Zara
Bridget
Alice




#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Alexandra - ok
Sophie - love it,  I don't know of any Sophie/Sophia's
Claudia - is ok,  but I don't like the meaning  what about Clara
Charlotte - nice but very popular

others

Amy
Charlene
Emma
Claire
Gabriel
Abigail
Hannah
Natalie
Chloe
Isabella
Ingrid
Heidi
Amelia
Elena
Alice
Andrea
Anastasia
Calista
Cassandra
Juliette
Laura
Miranda
Monika
Phoebe
Odette
Selena
Stella

#11 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Alessandra
Celeste
Alethea
Greta
Samantha
Margaret
Lucinda
Adele
Vivian
Eliza


#12 Gudrun

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

I would pick Claudia from your list.   I second the suggestions of Adele, Monika, Celia, Helena, Josephine, Thea and Lydia.   And adding:

Freda
Frederika
Angelika
Saskia
Ursula
Stephanie
Yvonne
Sylvia
Antonia
Brigid
Miriam
Nadia
Nina
Cecilia
Elke
Erika
Flora
Liselotte
Manuela
Johanna
Leah
Louisa
Marianne
Martina
Petra
Sybilla


#13 4kidlets

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

I think Claudia is the best fit - I agree with PP that Claudia Sophie makes a good combo.

#14 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

You've got a beautiful list. Sophie is obviously my favourite but if you're worried about popular names I would avoid Charlotte as a first name just as much, if not more so.

I think Alexandra would be the best choice with Karl.


A few suggestions...
Karl and Emma
Karl and Freya
Karl and Eloise
Karl and Genevieve
Karl and Alice
Karl and Eve/Eva
Karl and Erica
Karl and Fiona
Karl and Elise
Karl and Lillian
Karl and Stephanie
Karl and Amy
Karl and Jemima
Karl and Miranda
Karl and Lydia
Karl and Georgia

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 27 January 2013 - 11:18 AM.


#15 The Feral Plum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks so much for all the replies, DH has now nixed Charlotte because he doesn't like spiders (you can see why this process is driving me bonkers) but at least now I have some new ideas to think about.






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