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Girls names for #2
that dont end in a vowel sound...

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#1 vixxistar

Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

Hey everyone,

Wondering if you could help me think of some names for girls that dont end in a vowel sound...like Charlie, Ava, Ella, Mia, Leila etc (altho I have nothing against them, our surname doesnt co-operate 100%!)

So far i havent been able to think of very many I like. Im not into traditional old school names like Margaret, however I am a fan of some older style names that are making a come back, so we're after something a little different but not too wierd. Thus far all i have is Fern and Celeste...

Also, i have no idea if bubs #2 is even a girl but since we are having so much trouble picking something it would be Murphy's law right!? wink.gif

Anything you can think of would be greatly appreciated! tthumbs.gif


Edited by vixxistar, 09 April 2012 - 04:11 PM.

#2 JuniorGandR

Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Gillian / Jillian

Edited by JuniorGandR, 09 April 2012 - 04:19 PM.

#3 la di dah

Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Ooh, lots of my favourites work! I do like the ones you already have but these do too:

Beatriz/Beatrix (I say go zeeee!)

Silent vowel endings:
Coraline and the -line names generally

#4 Kikki-B

Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Just a few that came to mind are
VioletErinSummerAbigailCaitlinImogenScarlettLaurenReissElle (I know it ends in a vowel but its silent!)SkyKristenMadisonIsabelClair
Ps I LOVE Celeste!

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:45 PM


#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

Celeste is gorgeous!

Others I like include:


Edited by Dabri, 09 April 2012 - 06:52 PM.

#7 seaside_feral

Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

Clare / Claire
Megan / Meaghan

Celeste is very pretty!  Not keen on Fern though.

#8 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

I love Celeste


#9 genyuser

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:43 AM


I hope this is what you meant?

#10 vixxistar

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wow thank you everyone! you are clearly way better at this than i am!! rolleyes.gif

Really liking Morgan, Grace (possible MN) Violet, Claire - Adore Edith might need to work on DH to get that one tho! Pearl is my super cute puppy dog so thats taken already! tongue.gif

I have been in love with Willow forever but i have "Will" in my surname so it would be too "willy" if you know what i mean! lol.
Is Reiss pronounced Reece? or have i missed that one completely?

Also how popular do you think Niamh is - and do you think is a big no no to spell it Neve?

Thanks again! tthumbs.gif

#11 la di dah

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

I think Niamh is known but not popular. I really like it.

Maybe this is just me, I wouldn't be sure if I read Neve whether it was said like Niamh or the way Neve Campbell says it.

#12 vixxistar

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

That was the exact thought that i had! I do think its a gorgeous name but wonder if all the Niamh's out there get tired of having to correct people? just a thought tho! original.gif

Edited by vixxistar, 10 April 2012 - 02:00 PM.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:17 PM


Edited by kerilyntaryn, 10 April 2012 - 04:30 PM.

#14 la di dah

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE (vixxistar @ 10/04/2012, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the exact thought that i had! I do think its a gorgeous name but wonder if all the Niamh's out there get tired of having to correct people? just a thought tho! original.gif

I have to correct people about my name all the time and it's okay. I think people are becoming more familiar with Gaelic names if that's any comfort.

Personally, I think Niamh is really, really pretty. My husband is Irish-descended Australian, and he loves it. My family, however, isn't Irish at all or very familiar with Gaelic and my dad's reaction to "Niamh" and "Aoife" was pretty funny when he first read them. He thinks Niamh should be spelt Ziamh, that way "it's at least consistent that none of the letters in it written are in how it's said. Having that one N there is just confusing. Turn it sideways."  laugh.gif

#15 vixxistar

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 10/04/2012, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Niamh should be spelt Ziamh, that way "it's at least consistent that none of the letters in it written are in how it's said. Having that one N there is just confusing. Turn it sideways."  laugh.gif

laughing2.gif ahahah! classic! i guess thats exactly what would worry me about using it, perhaps I will consider it as a middle name - as i agree that its a beautiful name! wub.gif

#16 la di dah

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (vixxistar @ 10/04/2012, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
laughing2.gif ahahah! classic! i guess thats exactly what would worry me about using it, perhaps I will consider it as a middle name - as i agree that its a beautiful name! wub.gif

I love it as a middle name. I tend to like one-syllable middle names anyway and I just find it a refreshing alternative to Rose/Grace (a default that was in previous generations Ann/Lynn judging by my family...).

I also like Maeve for that but I think Maeve is also a more user-friendly first name.

#17 AmberSpark

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

What about May or Beth

#18 vixxistar

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 10/04/2012, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(a default that was in previous generations Ann/Lynn judging by my family...).

Ann is my MN and i know 2 others who have the same first name and MN as me so i know exactly what you mean.
Thanks for your help original.gif

#19 vixxistar

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (Mish*J @ 10/04/2012, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about May or Beth

Adore Beth! wub.gif May is not bad, but this one will be born in May - not sure that i like the idea....

Edited by vixxistar, 10 April 2012 - 07:40 PM.

#20 AmberSpark

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Me too, I always said if I had a little girl it would be Beth but I ended up marrying a guy whose mother is called Beth, so I can't now.

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

what about


#22 mama2carysbaileigh

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:00 PM


#23 vixxistar

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Thanks Kerilyntaryn, but I kind of prefer Beth stand alone...particularly if you plan on calling them the short version anyways - but you have come up with some names i had never heard of, so thank you!

Is Carys and Cerys pronounced the same? - im really not very good at this! original.gif

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

you;re welcome

Carys - is Kah riss
Cerys is Keh riss

#25 vixxistar

Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Thank you everyone who has posted! I really appreciate it!

So far nothing has grabbed me as 'The' name, but there are some that i like, so lets hope in the next couple of weeks something does grab me before bubba #2 comes along! bbabyflip.gif

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