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#1 daisybelle22

Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:39 AM

I'm not sure if I'm just being crazy, but it seems that every girls name I like clashes with our surname. Sounds like Healy for those playing along...

Our front runner is Daphne, is this a mouthful?

Other names we (well, me, DH just says no to everything):

We're looking for something that isn't too out there (doesn't raise any eyebrows!), a name people have heard of but may only know one, and something with meaning.

Any suggestions?

#2 eponee

Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:14 AM

The two 'eee' endings might be a bit of a mouthful, but that may not worry you

I love Eloise.  Bridget will go well and isnt a name that people hear too often

Edited by eponee, 29 January 2020 - 11:15 AM.

#3 alias grace

Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:15 AM

I feel you OP, DH has a long surname ending with a hard 'ee' sound and it felt like every girl's name we liked clashed with it!

My DD's name is on your list and others we considered were:

Lucinda (although would likely get shortened to Lucy)
Alice (probably a bit too popular)

Personally, I think Daphne Healy sounds a bit too rhymey but wouldn't rule it out if you really like it.

Oh yes, PP, Bridget is a great name and was on my list also but DH vetoed.

Edited by alias grace, 29 January 2020 - 11:22 AM.

#4 Kreme

Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:20 AM

I wouldn’t choose anything ending in an ee sound with that surname. I think Eloise sounds perfect and it’s my favourite from your list.

#5 daisybelle22

Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:28 AM

View Postalias grace, on 29 January 2020 - 11:15 AM, said:

I feel you OP, DH has a long surname ending with a hard 'ee' sound and it felt like every girl's name we liked clashed with it!

My DD's name is on your list and others we considered were:

Lucinda (although would likely get shortened to Lucy)
Alice (probably a bit too popular)

Personally, I think Daphne Healy sounds a bit too rhymey but wouldn't rule it out if you really like it.

Oh yes, PP, Bridget is a great name and was on my list also but DH vetoed.

Thank you! We seem to have the same taste in names. I love June, Odette & Alice but are all vetoed for different reasons. My first name ends in an 'ee' sound and it's not the best (I still use my maiden name a lot)

#6 got my tinsel on

Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:01 PM

I love Daphne but wouldn't do it with the double 'ee' sounds.

What about:




If your surname has two syllables like Healy, perhaps a three syllable first name?





#7 Sarzie

Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:12 PM

Delphine maybe

#8 FreyjaCatherine22

Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:29 PM

Daphne is a little awkward. Eloise is nice. Some other suggestions (nicknames could end in 'ee' though):

Carissa or Clarissa

#9 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:15 PM

My pick from that list is Daphne.  Depends on the actual surname but there are no other shared sounds apart from the final one with the example you give and to me it works.  You know, like Buddy Holly etc.

The other options are all trippy because of the 'L' sounds.

So without driving yourself crazy over this I would ask myself with each option, "Is the combo difficult to say?".

If no leave it in, if yes take it out.


Edited by Gudrun, 29 January 2020 - 02:21 PM.

#10 zenkitty

Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:25 PM

I think it’s the double ‘ee’ in the surname that makes it tricky. Daphne Really is harder to say than Daphne Rolly. It’s not a dealbreaker (and I love the name Daphne) but I would consider names without the ‘ee sound and see if something feels like it fits. I like Eloise too.

Winifred (Winnie)
Philippa (Pip/Pippa)

#11 caitiri

Posted 29 January 2020 - 03:10 PM

What about
Priscilla or just Cilla

#12 Islander

Posted 29 January 2020 - 03:14 PM


#13 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 29 January 2020 - 04:01 PM

I like Daphne. It's my aunt's name and I have always loved it.

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#14 rowd

Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:25 PM

I think it sounds totally fine. I feel like we sometimes get a little hung up on first name last name flow. For my current pregnancy we chose our favourite name, which didn't flow as well as our other front runners, but we love it. When it comes down it, whether you love the first name is more important than how it sounds with the last name.

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:42 PM

I think it is fine

I love Eloise.  Lorna is ok,  Laurel is ok,  Lauren or Laura would be lovely too

I dont like Cecilia,  nor its meaning

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#16 daisybelle22

Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:15 AM

Thanks everyone!

Primrose and Delphine were also on my extended list (I just don't think DH would ever go for them). And Margot is a lovely suggestion.

Will keep thinking about it. Daphne is pretty much the only name we are agreeing on. I should mention our surname starts with a hard sound, so Daphne Really was a good comparison.

Thanks again!

#17 Apageintime

Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:41 AM

I think if you can find something without the ee sound at the end.


I love love Daphne so much so if it's all you're agreeing on it'll be fine though. I know 2 Daphne and they go by Daph anyway

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:40 AM

Anyone updates on your shortlist?

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