I need new ideas

As you might can tell from my signature, girls’ names and I are just not getting along very well as of late. We never have, really. My issue seems to be that I just don’t [name]LOVE[/name] many girls’ names. They aren’t as fun as boys’ names (something that isn’t said on Nameberry often). Hopefully someone will have some new ideas for me? My favorites include [name]Helena[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Edith[/name], and [name]Martha[/name]. So while the great-grandma names make me happy, I’m open to anything at this point.

I often feel the same way…I can never commit to a girls’ name! There are many I like, but none I love.

Here is a bunch of names that remind me of the ones you’ve listed (I’m just throwing these out there as they occur to me…maybe this will spark something for you):
[name]Helena[/name] - [name]Helen[/name] (obviously), [name]Elena[/name], [name]Ellen[/name]
[name]Cora[/name] - [name]Cara[/name], [name]Coral[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Annie[/name] - [name]Bethany[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Anna[/name], [name]Anne[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] - (my favourite from your list) [name]June[/name], [name]Jean[/name]/[name]Jeanne[/name], [name]Jania[/name]
[name]Edith[/name] - [name]Meredith[/name], [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Martha[/name] - [name]Nancy[/name] (I don’t know why…I see [name]Martha[/name], I think [name]Nancy[/name]), [name]Mara[/name], [name]Marta[/name], [name]Maren[/name]

Other ideas for you:
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Ada[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
Louisa
[name]Selma[/name]
[name]Willa[/name]
[name]Vera[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Celia[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]

Good luck! I hope you find something you love!

I feel the same way, we could name boys all day long, girls are so much harder! We named our first daughter [name]Frances[/name] [name]Cecily[/name], we are now struggling to come up with a second girl’s name in case or February baby is a girl. We seem to like some of teh same names, so I’ll share our list:

[name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Elise[/name]
[name]Anthea[/name]/[name]Thea[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name]
[name]Helen[/name]

[name]Eleanora[/name], perhaps?

Your signature summarizes my feelings on boys vs girls names PERFECTLY. Here are a few (okay, a lot) you might like.

[name]Thora[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Judith[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Geneva[/name]
[name]Millie[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]June[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Minerva[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Polly[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Greta[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Bess[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Viola[/name]
[name]Marion[/name]
[name]Virginia[/name]
[name]Irene[/name]
[name]Lucinda[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Florence[/name]
[name]Briony[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name]/[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Vera[/name]
[name]Ginevra[/name]
[name]Ada[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]
[name]Bette[/name]
[name]Olive[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name]
[name]Effie[/name]
[name]Sally[/name]
[name]Wendy[/name]
[name]Susan[/name]/[name]Susanna[/name]
[name]Elva[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Mavis[/name]
[name]Louise[/name]/[name]Louisa[/name]/[name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Nella[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Ursula[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name] ([name]Hattie[/name]?)
[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Trudy[/name]
[name]Henriette[/name]
[name]Maud[/name]
[name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Inez[/name]
[name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Maisie[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name]
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Agatha[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Mamie[/name]
[name]Ramona[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Flora[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Hester[/name]/[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]/[name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Meredith[/name]
[name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Opal[/name]
[name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Margot[/name]
[name]Libby[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]

Drawing inspiration from your listed favorites, some are derived directly from them, others from associations or imagery picked up fro brainstorming:

[name]Helena[/name] - [name]Helen[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], [name]Elena[/name], [name]Hera[/name], [name]Harriet[/name], [name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Cora[/name] - [name]Coretta[/name], [name]Coral[/name], [name]Coraline[/name], [name]Colleen[/name], [name]Cara[/name]/[name]Kara[/name], [name]Carla[/name]/[name]Karla[/name]
[name]Annie[/name] - [name]Annette[/name], [name]Anna[/name], [name]Ann/name, [name]Ann[/name], [name]Diane[/name], [name]Diana[/name], [name]Annaliese[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] - [name]Janet[/name], [name]Janelle[/name], [name]Jeanne[/name]/[name]Jeannie[/name], [name]Janine[/name]
[name]Edith[/name] - [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Esther[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Edna[/name]
[name]Martha[/name] - [name]Marta[/name], [name]Maris[/name], [name]Marin[/name], [name]Marcia[/name]

Wow, it’s hard! I feel like all of your names have such simplicity and self-contained strength. They are pretty without trying. I don’t know if anything is as epic as [name]Helena[/name] or [name]Jane[/name], but here goes:
[name]Laura[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Jenny[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Florence[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Joan[/name]
[name]Ida[/name]
[name]Belle[/name]
[name]Darla[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]/[name]Elisabeth[/name]

[name]Helena[/name]= [name]Eleanor[/name] ([name]Elinor[/name]), [name]Helga[/name], [name]Elaine[/name], [name]Lena[/name], [name]Elena[/name]
[name]Cora[/name]= [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], [name]Coraline[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Constance[/name]
[name]Annie[/name]= [name]Anastasia[/name], [name]Angela[/name]/[name]Angelina[/name], [name]Annette[/name], [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]= [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Johanna[/name], [name]Jacqueline[/name]
[name]Edith[/name]= [name]Edna[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Meredith[/name],
[name]Martha[/name]= [name]Maren[/name], [name]Maureen[/name], [name]Moira[/name], [name]Marilyn[/name], [name]Margaret[/name],

Floral= [name]Zinnia[/name], [name]Juniper[/name], [name]Primrose[/name], [name]Daisy[/name], [name]Lily[/name] (or [name]Lilac[/name], [name]Liliana[/name]), [name]Lavender[/name], [name]Petunia[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Fleur[/name] (or [name]Flora[/name]), [name]Iris[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name]
Literary= [name]Wendy[/name] ([name]Peter[/name] [name]Pan[/name]), [name]Cordelia[/name] ([name]King[/name] Lear), [name]Zelda[/name] (Great [name]Gatsby[/name]), [name]Lucy[/name] ([name]Narnia[/name]), [name]Juliet[/name] ([name]Romeo[/name]), [name]Scarlett[/name] (Gone with the Wind), [name]Ophelia[/name] ([name]Hamlet[/name])
Cities= [name]Florence[/name], [name]Vienna[/name], [name]London[/name], [name]Paris[/name], [name]Geneva[/name], [name]Odessa[/name], [name]Milana[/name], [name]Avalon[/name], [name]Catalina[/name], [name]Alexandria[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Victoria[/name]
Country=[name]Ireland[/name], [name]India[/name], [name]China[/name]

We seem to have a similar style, I’ll share my girls list:
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Violet[/name]
[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Emma[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Freya[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Adeline[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Edith[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]

You might also like:
[name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Maude[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Leah[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Greta[/name]
[name]Junia[/name]

I’m not going to suggest anything, because of all the suggestions above (My first thoughts were [name]Judith[/name], [name]Marion[/name] and [name]Louise[/name]). I’ll wait to see which ones you like… [name]Just[/name] wanted to say, I feel the exact same way about girl names as you do. They’re so hard!!! I hope you’ll find something you love.

I definitely agree about girls names. I could name ten boys but feel like if my [name]March[/name] due baby is a girl, she’ll be unnamed. There’s just nothing I love. But here are some of my names, though I note the style will/may be different to yours. I don’t even stick to one style!!!

[name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Constance[/name]
[name]Thea[/name]
[name]Greer[/name]
[name]Eden[/name]
[name]Holland[/name]
[name]Marlow[/name]
[name]Florence[/name]
[name]Noa[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Carolina[/name]

[name]How[/name] do you feel about feminized boys names?
I love [name]Henrietta[/name], [name]Phillipa[/name] and [name]Roberta[/name]. Maybe with you affinity for boys names they’d be more to your liking.

Good call Lexiem.
[name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Willa[/name]
[name]Justine[/name]

and
[name]Mercy[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Patience[/name]
[name]Temperance[/name]
[name]Constance[/name]
[name]Tess[/name]

what about helena variations: [name]Milena[/name], [name]Marlena[/name]

Mine are [name]Natalia[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name] and also [name]Harley[/name] sometimes.
I have the same problem as you, girl names are just less interesting than guy names!

Thank you for the suggestions, everyone! You’ve all been immensely helpful. I’m going to close this thread now and sift through the responses…