Help! Frustrated, can't find anything...

I can’t seem to find anything that I really [name]LOVE[/name]! I’ve got the sort of style I like down, but haven’t had any luck searching for names that are similar, am getting quite dispirited now because I’ve been looking for a while.

Short list;

[name]Cordelia[/name]: not too fond of the nicknames/frilly ending
[name]Clementine[/name]: [i] I like its playful/quirky feel. But most people seem to think it too silly.
[name]Penelope[/name]: [i] Worried it will be dated to 2011 bec. of upswing in usage.

Er, that’s it. I also like these, but they’re too short/associations are too strong;

[name]Harriet[/name] (sounds like hairy-ett in States accent)

Ultimately I am looking for: a name that is 3 syllables, doesn’t end in -a. BUT I’d be willing to overlook these requirements, if I fall in love with it, but that hasn’t happened yet! I’m 19, changing my name, looking for something that is similar in style to these, and hopefully will work well on a young lady/adult. The berries on here are so helpful and supportive and I am so glad to have found a place that has namers like this! I’m honestly at the end of my naming rope. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

(Although I’m starting to think this is a problem only [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] can solve!)

  • [name]Emily[/name]


  • [name]Magdalene[/name]
  • [name]Rosalind[/name]
  • [name]Rosalie[/name]
  • [name]Rosamund[/name]
  • [name]Seraphine[/name]
  • [name]Emmeline[/name]
  • [name]Emilie[/name]
  • [name]Genevieve[/name]
  • [name]Marianne[/name]
  • [name]Josephine[/name]
  • [name]Eleni[/name]
  • [name]Annabel[/name]
  • [name]Leonore[/name]
  • [name]Marjorie[/name]
  • [name]Rosemary[/name]
  • [name]Mirabel[/name]
  • [name]Imogen[/name]
  • [name]Cecily[/name]
  • [name]Aurelie[/name]
  • [name]Adelaide[/name]
  • [name]Ophelie[/name]
  • [name]Beatrice[/name]
  • [name]Romilly[/name]
  • [name]Bellamy[/name]
  • [name]Amelie[/name]
  • [name]Anais[/name]

Hmm. Maybe [name]Meredith[/name]?


These appeal;

[name]Seraphine[/name] (although sounds a bit like a [name]Sarah[/name]+ine smoosh)

Much thanks! :slight_smile:

I love both [name]Clementine[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name].

[name]Florence[/name] (nn [name]Flora[/name]?)
Gerrianne (nn [name]Gemma[/name]? Similar to [name]Jemima[/name] without the maple syrup problems)

I love [name]Clementine[/name] and [name]Cordelia[/name]. I would go with [name]Cordelia[/name] with no nick name.

I don’t think your concerns with [name]Clementine[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] are an issue although I’ll admit I dislike [name]Cordelia[/name]. first reactions…


and what about [name]Emilia[/name]? A Shakespearean version of your name, for a unique quality and Britishness?



Here are some more ideas.

I like [name]Imogen[/name] vivienne and [name]Evangeline[/name] and evangelique

[name]Love[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]. She can have the nickname of [name]Emmy[/name] too. Very classic and quirky all at the same time.

Oooh yay a supporter of [name]Clementine[/name]! :slight_smile: I’ve been leaning toward it, but my mom made A Face and started humming the song. But since I’m considering taking [name]Jemima[/name] into consideration…

([name]Rowena[/name] and [name]Esme[/name] have recently caught my attention; I’m not Latino so I don’t feel comfortable using [name]Esmerelda[/name], beautiful as it is).

Not to resurrect an old, unsolved debate but I’m planning on a career as a creative director/author so I feel like I can get away with [name]Clementine[/name], for example, but I’d like some backup/reassurance if it is merited on this point!

My two cents on “backup/reassurance”: I think [name]Clementine[/name] is perfectly professional! Especially in a field where having a name that is a bit memorable would only help you. It’s classic enough that it can be as polished or as creative as you make it.

While the song is there, I think there are enough other Clementines that it’s not a one-note association (My first thought is [name]Eternal[/name] [name]Sunshine[/name] of the Spotless Mind, then the song, then the child on Lost, then [name]Winston[/name] [name]Churchill[/name]'s wife, lots of range there, haha)

Excellent! [name]Eternal[/name] [name]Sunshine[/name] is one of my favorite movies, almost like a more cerebral Inception…if that is even possible.

I like all your suggested names-- [name]Clementine[/name] first, followed by [name]Cordelia[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name].

[name]Margot[/name] comes to mind right away, but that’s because a name community I belong to has a member with the
name [name]Margot[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name] selected for her soon to be daughter. I’m not suggesting using the exact combo. But I
do think that [name]Margot[/name] could be a good solution for you. It’s classy, doesnt end in the usual girl name sound and
you can set the tone of the name with the middle name.